|Monday, 03 November 2008 15:49|
Mountaineering (mountain climbing) and indoor climbing are the fastest growing sports in the world now. In North America there are now more than 600 indoor climbing gyms, and the sport is enjoying incredible growth in Asia. Here are some figures: China: More than 25 gyms and more than 100 artificial walls in universities, shopping centers, and hotels and resorts; the same in Taiwan; Indonesia: More than 12 gyms, Thailand: More than 20 gyms, Philippines: More than 17 gyms, Malaysia: More than 27 gyms, Singapore: More than 12 gyms… in Japan there are more that 130 indoor climbing gyms!
Its fun, safe and suitable for almost all ages. Recreational climbing is suitable for people from as young as 4 years old and up. This is what makes is such a popular sport all over the world. It is a safe, healthy and fun activity for families, groups of friends, companies, schools and universities, even individuals can enjoy climbing. We will offer kids climbing time, birthday parties, teen after school sessions, adult lessons, classes for women, corporate team building events.
Its fantastic exercise. One disturbing trend seen all over the world today is the amount of people, especially children becoming over-weight and unhealthy because they are less active than before. Climbing builds strength, flexibility, balance, and control. A workout for everything from the tips of your fingers to the tips of your toes, climbing gets you in truly great shape!
Learning Through Adventure. Learning through adventure and activity based programs is proven to be one of the most effective ways of building communication, listening, teamwork, and leadership skills. This method of learning greatly increases people’s self-esteem and confidence, as well as decision making skills. Climbing commands a total focus on the task at hand.