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What You'll Get
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Today’s Groupon gets you three full days of rock climbing, slacklining, and yoga at Bridges Rock Gym in El Cerrito (a $45 value), plus equipment rental (an $18 value). When you’re done participating in extremely intense athletic activity, take advantage of Bridge’s sauna, organic cafe, free WiFi, and extremely handsome guy who works there named Rock Bridges.
Bridges Rock’s fully padded 18-foot-high top-out boulders, deep overhanging cave, and bouldering puzzles are for every skill level, plus it’s the first and only gym with a dedicated slacklining area and the second gym to have a second story modeled after MTV’s The Grind. If you’ve seen someone reenacting Man on Wire, then you’ve seen Phillippe Petit walk across a tightrope strung between the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Slacklining is exactly the same, except bouncier and not between two skyscrapers. It will strengthen your core and awaken the tiny, long-neglected stabilizer muscles in your knees and ankles. Snowboarders, surfers, skiers, skateboarders, and anyone who walks upright will get a full-body boost in balance and agility from walking the line. Once you master the basics, try out advanced slacklining techniques conceived by famous slackliner Gary Cooper:
If your muscles need a break from climbing and rope-walking, stretch out in a yoga class or melt in the sauna. And if you develop a taste for tightrope dancing, or you just really want to conquer that last expert boulder, Bridges Rock Gym will waive the $89 initiation fee for all Groupon users who sign up for membership.
Note: Each Groupon can be used by one person only. You may buy as many as you want for yourself or for others. There is a $10 day-pass to Bridges Rock Gym with limited use before 3 p.m.—today’s Groupon allows you more flexibility and you get free equipment rental.
Yelpers give Bridges Rock Gym five stars: > * This place is awesome! I am not a rock climber, but I found it to be way more fun to work out there versus a regular gym. – Daisy A., Yelp > * This place is just incredible…The more you explore, the more fun things you find. – Will T., Yelp
America’s Oldest Enemy: Rocks
Since the dawn of time, Americans have battled one constant enemy: rocks. The mineral-aggregates come in three, equally deadly varieties: Igneous, Metamorphic, and Dragonsbane.
Scientists blame rocks for the 1985 Rock Squashing of Richard Branson, the 1986 Toledo Avalanche that killed native son Jamie Farr, and the declining popularity of the Pledge of Allegiance. Luckily, Bridges Rock Gym uses its own faux-rock climbing walls, so Americans may finally experience the thrill of rock climbing without being flimflammed.
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The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 10, 2010. Amount paid never expires. No purchase limit. Must redeem Groupon for punch card by 10/9/10. Punch card never expires. 3 Visit Pass cannot be shared. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Bridges Rock Gym
Bridges Rock Gym offers a wide variety of activities including:
Climbing - indoor bouldering experience on one of the largest top-out boulders in the country at the height of eighteen feet.
Slackline - private lessons and rigging workshops during which the attendants train balancing their body.
Yoga - combines physical workout, breathing techniques, and meditation performed in the yoga studio under the vigilant eye of talented instructors.
Fitness - In studio classes of Spin, HIIT, TRX, Cross-Training and more.
Additionally, everyone who enjoys visiting the facility on regular basis can become a member of this community. Members enjoy unlimited visits to the facility - getting an easy access to anytime climbing, slackline, and workout. Over 40 yoga and fitness classes are available per week without any additional costs. Members are also entitled to receive discounts on paid clinics, workshops, and competitions. Being a member means also a 10% off discount on all retail purchases in the gym, and a possibility to set up an in-house credit account to purchase those on-the-fly snack and drink goods in a more convenient way.