Those who can’t eat healthy… climb!


I have always had a problem with eating healthy and exercising. I hate doing both. Sure, I would go to the gym occasionally and I do tend to eat a lot of veggies and fruits, but I still would eat a lot of fast food and the gym thing was never a regular affair. Well… I found something I’m kind of in love with. Climbing!

Climbing is technically called bouldering. You don’t use ropes, you only have your hands and feet to balance on. I typically go to a place called Climb Time in Blue Ash, Ohio. Climb Time, does a great job of challenging anywhere from advanced to beginner climbers. The people who work there are extremely friendly and willing to help. They do offer top rope climbing, but for the most part people choose to use their hands and their trusty mat. Believe me, I definitely need a mat.

This is the only form of exercise I’ve ever liked doing. I enjoy going to Climb Time up to three times a week (I would do more but your hands get raw after awhile). Be aware, this activity is not for those who are afraid of heights or those who want long fingernails and beautiful hands. You will get callouses and you will fall. Also you will get bruises from time to time, but it’s so much fun! It’s like climbing a tree when you’re a kid, except this time you have to be much more method and it’s more socially acceptable.

On the picture to my left you will see black tape lines, I believe this wall is about 10 feet off the ground. The black tape represents an easy course, the red would be a harder and different course, each color tape means something different (This was my first day climbing). So the two lowest black tape lines are where you would put your feet, and the arrow looking black tape that’s underneath the tan looking rock is where you’d put your hands, from there you climb using only the black line rocks for your hands and feet. I know that might sound complicated, but once you start you’ll feel compelled to keep going. If you’re a competitive person (Which I tend to be), it’s easy to push yourself to keep climbing through the pain so you can reach the top (Which is the white rock at the top with black tape lines underneath it).

The picture to the right is an intense bouldering wall. If I would get I would say it’s about 16 feet off the ground? I did the black tape path once, but I believe I might have cheated a bit. It’s scary once you’re up there, but disciplining yourself into only using certain foot and hand holds make the exercise that more critical in your work out and your technique.

What’s a type of exercise do you enjoy doing?


About juliagoolia1920

I'm a twenty something wannabee writer, who is trying to figure out this whole adulthood thing. In my free time, when I'm not writing, I enjoy beer and Netflix. Preferably together. I gravitate towards Cincinnati at night and live in the burbs during the day. On my blog you will find reviews, anecdotes, stories and the occasional rant.

Posted on December 10, 2015, in Past Entries and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. That seems like a lot of fun. There is a climbing place not too far from where I live. They are having a deal on Groupon at the moment so I should finally check it out. I hate every other kind of exercise so maybe this is something I’ll be able to get into.

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