Before ropes, rock climbers mitigated the risk of a damaging fall with impressive strength, impeccable balance, and inflatable bouncy castles around the base of every mountain. Combine ancient technique and modern safety with today's Groupon: for $25, you get four one-hour rock-climbing classes at T-3 Health and Fitness in Cooper City (a $100 value). Rock-climbing classes are by appointment, and facilities are open Monday–Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The experienced trainers at T-3 Health and Fitness give humans the chance to live out chameleon dreams on their indoor rock wall. During one-hour rock-climbing lessons, instructors instill a healthy respect for safety in every student through lessons on proper belaying and climbing techniques. Students older than 5 years of age can scale a 24-foot wall studded with color-coded holds that illustrate the challenge level of each route, ascending on a personally tailored mission to improve strength, challenge coordination, and fine-tune mountain-goat impersonations.
A championship wrestler by the age of 10, Xcelerate Training owner Craig Marks developed a commitment to exercise early on, leading to a wrestling scholarship and national ranking as a college wrestler. Though a serious neck injury cut his wrestling career short, Craig has remained loyal to his fitness pursuits for more than 20 years, now helping others achieve their goals by designing personalized workouts based on his workout philosophy that combines muscular training, nervous-system training, cardio, and balanced nutrition.
This philosophy comes to life within Xcelerate Training's facility, where Craig and his staff of trainers steer fitness seekers to healthier bodies during both private and group training sessions. The Xcelerate team's creative style incorporates unique props and workouts that take place on an indoor stairway to help burn calories. A 24-foot rock-climbing wall adds a vertical dimension to workouts, as well as birthday parties and corporate mixers for mountain goats.
12277 SW 55th St.
Cooper City, Florida 33330