Civilizations have worshipped rocks for their ability to form grandiose structures, hold down important papers, and consistently keep cocktails cold. Discover more boulder-based conveniences with today's Groupon: for $12, you get two open-climb passes and equipment rental at Courts Plus's climbing wall in Elmhurst (up to a $24 value).
Courts Plus's boulder-scaling staff helps shimmy ascenders of all skill levels up Mount Endeavor's 20-foot-high indoor climbing terrain. The facility prioritizes safety and outfits each summit seeker in a climbing harness, making the partition expedition more comfortable and easy to distinguish the floor from the ceiling. Rock climbing is an excellent workout that can increase upper-body strength to improve one's chances of besting a mountain goat while playing king of the mountain. Check the schedule for open-climb hours, then enlist a friend, significant other, or non-acrophobic imaginary friend to join in the faux-mountain marathon.
Elmhurst Park District's Courts Plus gathers exercisers of all ages to its facility that boasts 60 fitness classes per week, an indoor climbing wall, and experienced personal trainers. From aquatics to martial arts, Courts Plus's troupe of trainers help their members and guests hone lean physiques, and a large gym boasts 70 pieces of cardio equipment, 38 strength-training machines, and impressively accurate mirrors. Youth programs abound as well, including summer camps, junior tennis lessons, and a strength-training program customized for ages 6–15.
186 S West Ave.
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126