The end of the school year is approaching. Many of us are anticipating those late evenings writing final essays, studying for finals, or finishing projects. This is the time where stress levels sky-rocket; and while some of us utilize the adrenaline to his or her benefit, some of us (myself included) buckle underneath the pressure.
Just recently, I went rock climbing for the first time with the Cooper Union Rock Climbing Club; it was wonderful. I highly recommend checking out if your school has a Rock Climbing Club; usually the admission is free, if not discounted.
There’s nothing quite like reaching the top of the wall after using all of your physical strength left. Like many exercises, rock climbing synchronizes mental endurance and physical endurance. My favorite part about indoor rock climbing is releasing your grip at the top of the wall, falling back, and trusting that the belay will catch your weight.
With this coupon, you can save a few dollars on your summer membership to Crunch Fitness on 59th street; this Crunch, in particular, has a rock climbing wall. I also recommend checking out Brooklyn Boulders in Clinton Hill. Brooklyn Boulders has a variety of walls, levels of difficulty, a slack line, and endless belays. Be sure to go with a friend for foot and hand placing tips. Remember, the key is strategy!
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