Filed under: FitnessAs many people are, I'm heading out of town for the holiday weekend. Keeping up with my fitness routine while on the road is a concern. Since my weekend is jam-packed, my exercise routine will probably be limited to the treadmill in the hotel's fitness room. But, when looking for other activities in the area, I ran across this article.
Bouldering is a free-form version of rock climbing, uses no ropes or harnesses and sticks to heights less than 7 meters. Not only does this adventurous sport build strength, it's also an exercise in problem-solving. Outdoor enthusiasts require no more equipment than chalk for their hands, climbing shoes for better traction, and a crash pad in case of a fall. Indoor climbing routes are increasing in popularity across the country, too. Most routes are graded with multiple levels of difficulty, so everyone -- even kids -- can enjoy this up and coming sport.
It sounds like a lot of fun, but I typically like to keep my feet planted on the terra firma. But who knows? Maybe I'll feel a bit more daring this weekend. How about you?