Kids Climbing Gym Los Angeles & Santa Ana, CA

Rock climbing is an awesome sport for kids. It's fun, it teaches problem solving and practical skills, and it's also an excellent full-body workout that promotes "real strength" – it develops muscles naturally, the way they were designed to be used within the body. At...

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LAX Competition Team Tryouts: A Retrospective

Words by Jane Chin We were at the Top Out bouldering competition in Santa Clarita when I saw a familiar face. "Andrew! How have you been? Where have you been!" I asked. Not many parents of youth climbers are climbers themselves, so parents like Andrew who climb, make...

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Climb Together, Right Now: Gym Etiquette

words by Lauren Irvine With climbing becoming more mainstream as a fun fitness endeavor by the day, combined with the rush of New Year’s resolutioners determined to try something new (good for you!), we’ve seen a rush of new people coming to pull plastic at Sender...

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Brain Train: Overcoming Mental Blocks on the Wall

Words by Lauren Irvine “It’s all in your head.” Sound familiar? It’s a mantra every climber repeats at some point, and usually not in the most comfortable of positions: death gripping, sweaty palms, scrabbling feet, shaky arms. Unless you’re Alex Honnold, you’ve...

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Up the Weight, Up the Grade: Heavy Lifting for Climbers

Words by Lauren Irvine Weightlifting has a reputation. Stereotypically, the weight room is the domain of the hulks and lunks whose speciality are picking things up and putting them down (although they do rival climbers in their exertion-powered yells). But, barring...

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At Your Fingertips: Training for Injury Prevention

Words by Lauren Irvine If you’re training to climb harder, your hands are feeling the burn just as much as your back and legs. You’re probably more than familiar with the humble hangboard. Now available in dozens of shapes studded with a myriad of crimp-and-slot...

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Perfect Post-Climb LA Eateries

After an intense climbing session at Sender One LAX, there’s nothing that hits the spot more than finding that perfectly satisfying post-climb snack. We’re not talking fast food here.  You need to find something that won’t give you that greasy, heavy feeling, but...

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Sender One Member Spotlight: Silas Chang

This weekend, watch out for flying monkeys--or rather, crazy climbing kids--at the 2017 USA Climbing: Bouldering Youth Divisional Championships happening all around the country. And here at home, Sender One’s own Silas Chang, a member of SNA’s Youth Climbing Team, is...

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Traversing Sender One Los Angeles with Moses Potter

Words by Lauren Irvine and Photos by Crystal Tan When you first walk into Sender One LAX, you don’t see any climbing walls. In the entryway, there’s the front desk, the fitness area, the yoga room--a foyer, a holding area for what awaits you. You check in, chat with...

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Sender Staff Highlight: Jerry Sea

Words by Lauren Irvine Name: Jerry Job: Sender One LAX Fitness Coordinator If you’ve ever seen someone intently traversing their way around SNA’s walls, scampering up and down and all around, chances are they’re probably training under the watchful eye of Jerry Sea,...

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5 Yoga Poses to Battle Turkey Day Bloat

Words by Lauren Irvine Happy, happy Turkey Day! When we prepare for the annual feast of gratitude through indulgence, we often don’t think about what happens after the big meal--except for maybe football and a second slice of pie. Or perhaps some more of those mashed...

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