The road less traveled is often the more fulfilling one, especially when it bypasses Robert Frost's tiger pits. Diverge from a rote route with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a three-month membership to Texas Rock Gym (a $225 value).
Texas Rock Gym bestows holiday fitness buffs with unlimited access to its more than 14,000 square feet of scalable surface and enhances health with complimentary fitness-program sessions. Boasting more than 40 top-rope stations with various climbing features, Texas Rock Gym encompasses extended lead arches, a separate bouldering cave, and perches defended by distrustful mother birds. Unlimited yoga, tai chi, climb-fit, parkour, and kung fu courses instruct pupils in numerous modes of self-discipline, whereas discounted Rock Hard Strength and Conditioning classes combine high-intensity movement, gymnastics, and weight lifting into a rigorous regimen that boosts power, flexibility, and coordination. Additionally, two guests can join patrons to ascend the gym’s bountiful walls each month, though rental equipment, safety classes, and yodeling horns are not included.
Texas Rock Gym
Inside Texas Rock Gym, over 14,000 square feet of climbable surface wait to be gripped and clambered over by novice and expert climbers, who navigate routes that are regularly altered to keep things fresh. The gym’s mandatory orientation ensures that each visitor observes proper safety measures during their climb. Following orientation, climbers can strap themselves to a harness at one of more than 40 rope stations and begin top-rope climbing up lofty heights, while more advanced climbers lead trips up over complex courses or the stone faces of former presidents. Climbers can also skip the harnesses altogether and try their hand at bouldering across height-restricted surfaces, or head to one of the gym’s Tai Chi or Yoga classes.
1526 Campbell Road
Houston, Texas 77055