Cross training and mixing up your fitness routine is important for more than just your climbing skills. Join our enthusiastic, cherry-picked instructors in one of our studios. We switch up the schedule quarterly so check back in often to see if a new class has been added! 

Originally it was a convenient way to get a stretch on after a climb and wind down a bit. The yoga grew on and I started to challenge myself more and more to get some of the harder moves like handstands, etc. I just noticed that my body was feeling great all of the time and that a some of the pains I associated with and assumed were inevitable as I got older were easily avoidable though a regular practice of yoga.

Our yoga classes:

Morning classes are generally more gentle sessions designed to slowly ease the body into the day, while the evening classes range from fast paced Power Flow, to heat-building Vinyasa, to Yoga Lab, which breaks down the importance of yoga for climbers in particular. The teachers are trained to tailor their sequences to the students in attendance, so there should never be a class that is “too advanced” or “too easy” for anyone in the room.

Our barre classes:

A strength training class that uses low resistance/high repetition techniques to target one muscle group at a time for a full body workout. You can also expect lots of stretching to promote flexibility and lean, elongated muscles.

Benefits of our classes:

Improved wrist health, deep shoulder stretching, back flexibility, and core strength are a few physical benefits that will cross over to your climbing and other pursuits. Not to mention the level of mental focus and clarity that comes with a regular practice, and the sense of community that continues from the gym and onto the mat.

The mood at The Pad and Slo Op is so different than studios that only offer yoga; it’s okay to fall down and laugh about it. Climbers aren’t worried about not being able do something; they go for it regardless! I’ve seen many people come into the studio without having a single day on the mat. After a few weeks they see progress in their climbing so they keep coming back. Yoga does magical things for climbing, it’s just a matter of how long it takes people to realize that and come practice!