GET FIT & HEALTHY IN 2015 WITH PEPPOD AND A SPOT MEMBERSHIP!

PepPod

We’ve been psyched to partner with PepPod over the last year here at The Spot. Our staff team has appreciated the energy and nutrition they get from PepPods when embarking on a long climbing, setting or work day. And our customers seem to like them too, they’re a top seller here. Have YOU tried PepPod yet?

PepPod was imagined by an avid backpacker exploring the far corners of the world, and was born through years of research. They found the best possible ingredients sourced right here in the USA and combined them into in a portable, effervescent tablet with a delicious flavor. PepPod is a growing company supported by passionate, driven, diverse and eclectic people. They have two things in common: daily use of a product they believe in and a steadfast dedication to helping people be at their best for what they love. Envisioned abroad, created in Colorado, sourced and produced in the USA!

Our March promotion with PepPod means that right now new monthly EFT or annual PIF members get:

  • A 10-pack of PepPods!
  • A chance to win a box of 30 PepPods! One winner will be drawn each week in March!

Just drop by The Spot to get your PepPods!

TRAIN LIKE A NINJA – 3RD STAGE TRAINING EVERY WEDNESDAY IN APRIL

Train like a Ninja Warrior!

IT WENT GREAT! STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT DATE!

3rd Stage Training with ninja warrior Brian Arnold
Every Wednesday in April at 7pm

Stage 3 has not yet been completed by anyone on American Ninja Warrior. But in 2013 Brian Arnold got further than anyone had before or has since. He’s now training with the Wolf Pack for Season 7, and Spot members can sample their 3rd Stage Training workout every Wednesday in April at 7pm.

Signup begins at the front desk at 6pm, there are 10 slots, and it’s FREE and exclusively for Spot members.

Brian Arnold

MEET HELEN SINCLAIR

1/15/2015 | New Stuff, Staff News
Helen Sinclair

Hometown: Auckland or Christchurch NZ
Hobbies: Baking and decorating cakes (see helensinclair.com/beta-cakes.html)
Music: Supports NZ music; Kora, Lord, Fat Freddys Drop
Vacation: Opito Bay in Coromandel NZ, family, sun, sand and surfing.
Movie: Valley Uprising
Book: Currently Alex and I are crazy about the Gimme Kraft book …..
Quote: “There’s no such thing as I can’t reach” or/and “Its not about having the ‘balls’ to do it, it’s about not having them!”
Climbing since: briefly in 1996-break-2004

Helen has been an invaluable member of our coaching team since she joined us at the beginning of our bouldering season. Not only is she passionate about helping people improve their own climbing, the is a pretty awe-inspiring climber who leads by example.

She’s an experienced comp climber who won a National Championship in her native New Zealand.

She’s climbed The Nose of El Cap in under 24 hours.

And she’s projecting the The Great Red Roof outside of Vegas (watch this video of her).

Helen brings amazing energy to her coaching work, with great balance between technique and fitness. She’s very driven to train, and you’ll often find her at The Spot working out upstairs or projecting problems on the floor. She also is an EMT and works Ski Patrol at Eldora. Check out her blog www.helensinclair.com.

We caught up with her and got her feelings on a few things:

Why did you join the team at The Spot?

I was introduced to the Spot (and Alex Stiger) about 5 years ago when I visited my then future husband in Boulder. It didn’t take long before I realized Boulder and Josh and The Spot were the perfect combination for me. I trained at The Spot and became part of the furniture, so it wasn’t long before I became integrated (or should I say infiltrated?) The Spot team as a Coach.

What do you love about working at The Spot so far?

When I was growing up my coach was one of my most important mentors. I feel that now after climbing for so many years it’s time to give something back to the sport. More than anything, our coaching team at The Spot is interested in the development of our athletes, we are all on the same page with that goal. When they win we win with them, when they fall we are there to help them up, we all have that same mentality – it’s about seeing our athletes be the absolute best they can be.

Why do you climb?

Because I love it and I can’t stop – even if I wanted to.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years?

Hmmmm… 5 years seems to go pretty fast as I get older, so I would imagine still in Boulder, and still training at The Spot, but there will have been a few trips along the way…

Anything else you’d like to tell folks?

Try your best at everything, even if its just warming up, or even resting, practice well, train hard, and performance will follow. If you are in need of a motivation injection come see me at The Spot – I have plenty to share.

 

SBSX DYNO MITE WAS SICK! PHOTOS & RESULTS POSTED

SBSX Dyno Mite on Sat Feb 7th

This was the last stop of SBSX … our high-flying Dyno Mite! Come test yourself on all-new comp problems and try to huck the huge monster dynes. Thanks or the  EVOL burritos, Avery beer, a pro finals sponsored by Kingdom & Pusher holds, and all the sponsors who made the enormous $5000+ raffle happen!

unofficial youth and adult results
photos on Facebook

SBSX Season PartnersSchedule

11:00 AM – Doors open for Youth
12:00 PM – Youth start
1:00 PM – Food served
3:00 PM – Youth end
3:00 PM – Youth raffle
4:00 PM – Doors open for Adults
5:00 PM – Adult start
6:30 PM – Food and Avery beer served
8:00 PM – Adult end
8:00 PM – Dyno comp
Finals to follow
Raffle to follow

Note: the gym will be closed to general climbing both the day of the event and the day prior. Members are able to climb for free those days at the Boulder Rock Club (thanks BRC friends!)

And a giant THANKS to our season partners below. Look them over, get to know them, and buy from them when you can. These businesses support what you do, so support them!

TOP PARTNERS
adidas OutdoorAveryEVOL FoodsHungryBuffsLaSportivaPepPodRabRevolution Skoop

PARTNERS
APEX MovementClif BarCrimp ChimpsEaston Training Center –  Max Muscle BoulderNite IzeOlmec ApparelRally Sport Health & FitnessSender FilmsSlackline Industries – Smith Optics – The Balm BombTrainingbeta.comYoga Pod

CLIMBING HOLDS PROVIDED BY
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*FREE* MEMBER WORKOUTS, WORKSHOPS & BODYWORK

FREE workshops

Ready to take your bouldering to the next level?

Join us at The Spot’s FREE member workouts and bodywork sessions, and learn the skills you need to boulder better!

You’ve been asking for workouts and skills classes, and we’ve answered your call! We now host a bunch of great FREE member workouts, workshops, and bodywork sessions every month.

Registration opens at the front desk one hour before each session begins and is first come first served. They are FREE and exclusively for members and there is a max of 10 participants for most workshops, so be there on time to register!

Check out our full calendar of everything happening at The Spot including these FREE member workouts, workshops and bodywork sessions.

MARCH 2015 – STRENGTH WORKOUTS

Alex Stiger CLIMBING CONDITIONING WORKOUT
Get stronger and more fit with a mix of exercises and climbing drills focusing on fingers, hands and arms.
Presented by Spot head coach Alex Stiger
Every Tuesday at 7p
Target: 3 to 5 spot climbers
Eric Chastang CORE CONDITIONING WORKOUT
Get stronger and more fit with a mix of core and antagonistic focused exercises to complement your climbing.
Presented by Eric Chastang, Certified Personal Trainer
Every Thursday at 7p
Target 1 to 5 spot climbers
Brian Arnold 3RD STAGE TRAINING WORKOUT
Sample the Wolf Pack’s training program to defeat the infamous 3rd Stage in ANW next season!
Presented by Brian Arnold, ninja warrior
Wednesday, March 11 at 7p
Target 1 to 5 spot climbers

MARCH 2015 – CLIMBING SKILLS

David Powell SYSTEM BOARD TIPS
A system board training workshop guaranteed to get you pulling harder.
Presented by training guru David Powell
Wednesday March 18
Target: 3 to 5 spot climbers

MARCH 2015 – BODYWORK SESSIONS

Massage DROP-IN MASSAGE
Work on those aches & pains while learning better self-care. Five 15-minute slots.
With Mark Therkelson on Wed 3/18 at 7p
With Ryan Morris on Wed 3/25 at 7p
With Sarah Pancoast on Fri 3/27 at 7p

MARCH 2015 – PARTNER SKILLS

Heather Larsen SLACKLINING
Gain confidence and learn the basics of walking that thin line.
Presented by pro instructors at Slackline Industries.
Mon 3/2 at 7p
Mon 3/23 at 7p
Kickboxing KICKBOXING
Learn hand positions, weight shifting, and effective striking with feet, fists and knees.
Presented by pro instructors at Easton Training Center
HOSTED AT EASTON TRAINING CENTER
Sat 3/21 at 12:30p

SBSX HIGHBALLS & HIGHLINES RESULTS + PHOTOS

SBSX Highballs & Highlines on Sat Dec 13th

SBSX Season PartnersUNOFFICIAL RESULTS FOR YOUTH & ADULTS
PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK

The next epic stop of SBSX is our famous Highlines & Highballs Comp. Come test yourself on all-new comp problems and watch awesome performers from Slackline Industries hang it out on the once-a-year highline between the Font and Hueco boulders while enjoying food from Hungry Buffs, Avery beer, a pro final, and our incredible $5000+ raffle.

COMPETITORS & SPECTATORS:
Competitors $30
Spectators $10 (no cost for youth comp spectators)
Raffle tickets $2 each or 3 for $5

Schedule
9:00 AM – Doors open for Youth
10:00 AM – Youth C/D start
12:00 PM – Youth Jr/A/B start
1:00 PM – Food served
1:00 PM – Youth C/D end
3:00 PM – Youth Jr/A/B end
3:00 PM – Youth raffle
4:00 PM – Doors open for Adults
5:00 PM – Adult start
6:30 PM – Food and Avery beer served
8:00 PM – Adult end
8:00 PM – Highline demo from Slackline Industries
9:00 PM – Finals
Raffle to follow

Note: the gym will be closed to general climbing both the day of the event and the day prior. Members are able to climb for free those days at the Boulder Rock Club (thanks BRC friends!)

And a giant THANKS to our season partners below. Look them over, get to know them, and buy from them when you can. These businesses support what you do, so support them!

TOP PARTNERS
adidas OutdoorAveryEVOL FoodsHungryBuffsLaSportivaPepPodRabRevolution Skoop

PARTNERS
APEX MovementClif BarCrimp ChimpsEaston Training Center –  Max Muscle BoulderNite IzeOlmec ApparelRally Sport Health & FitnessSender FilmsSlackline Industries – Smith Optics – The Balm BombTrainingbeta.comYoga Pod

CLIMBING HOLDS PROVIDED BY
ElementENIXGroperzKilterKingdomPURPusherUrban Plastix

MEET OUR NEW HEAD COACH ALEX STIGER

Alex Stiger

Alex began climbing at 16 in Texas, moved to Boulder at 20, and was an integral part of our staff here at The Spot for several years. After leaving to pursue a professional career outside of climbing, she realized that climbing and training are her main passion in life and recommitted herself to climbing not only as an activity but also as her career.

Alex brings years of training, fitness, and competitive experience to her new position. In addition to climbing competitively, she’s been a competitive chess player since the age of 14 and also practices and competes in dancing. She is an avid consumer of all the latest climbing and training literature and has designed our curriculum based on the knowledge she has gleaned from her studies and from fellow coaches and trainers. Alex is extremely excited to bring her knowledge to The Spot team to help climbers of all ages and abilities achieve their potential and have fun doing it.

Hometown: Killeen, Texas
Hobbies: Chess, Breakdancing
Music: Almost everything
Vacation: Anywhere I travel to for climbing, chess, or dancing. My favorite climbing destinations so far are The Red River Gorge, KY and Bishop, CA.
Movie: Spirited Away
Book: Chess Books
Quote: “To give the maximum effort at the precise moment it is needed. This is power.” – Fred Nicole
Climbing since: I first went climbing when I was 15 years old while on a chess cruise to Alaska, one of the “not chess day” options was the climbing wall.

Why did you join the team at The Spot?
When I decided to move to Boulder from Texas in 2009, my goal was to work at the Spot. The Spot has become my family away from home for the 3+ years I have been part of the team.

What do you love about working at The Spot so far?
Being immersed in climbing culture. The Spot represents Bouldering from the inside out.

Why do you climb?
Why I started to climb was because I thought it was a fun way to get super fit, achieve goals and make friends. I am still climbing because somewhere along the way I became a climber and can’t imagine ever doing anything else.

Where do you hope to be in 5 years?
5 years from now, I hope to still be Head Coach at the Spot, have climbed V10, 5.13+, and be a chess master.

SBSX PSYCHEDELIA RESULTS, PHOTOS & VIDEO POSTED!

SBSX Psychedelia on 10/25/14

SBSX Season PartnersUNOFFICIAL RESULTS FOR YOUTH & ADULTS
PHOTOS & VIDEO ON FACEBOOK

This glow-in-the-dark, blacklight event is well-known as one of the biggest and best indoor climbing events around! Hundreds of climbers dress up for our party/bouldering comp filled with wild decor and twisted problems with all manner of special features. We’ve done trampolines, rope swings, slides, hanging toxic waste barrels… who knows what we’ll come up with this year? With fire dancers, tape art from local artists, a huge raffle, beer, food, a legendary costume contest, and much more, this is not your traditional comp!

This year’s Psychedelia is presented by LaSportiva! We will be awarding the best dressed girl, boy, woman and man a FREE pair of LaSportiva shoes!

Still costume planning? Read these great tips and tricks for your Psychedelia costume by our head route setter Jackie Hueftle.

Check out media from past events:
Psychedelia 2013 photos
Psychedelia 2012 photos
Psychedelia 2011 photos and video
Psychedelia 2009 video
Psychedelia 2007 video
Psychedelia 2005 video

UNOFFICIAL RESULTS FOR YOUTH & ADULTS
PHOTOS & VIDEO ON FACEBOOK

Competitors $40
Spectators $20 (no cost for youth comp spectators)
Raffle tickets $2 each or 3 for $5

Schedule
9:00 AM – Doors open for Youth
10:00 AM – Youth C/D start
12:00 PM – Youth Jr/A/B start
1:00 PM – Food served
1:00 PM – Youth C/D end
3:00 PM – Youth Jr/A/B end
3:00 PM – Youth raffle
5:00 PM – Doors open for Adults
6:00 PM – Adult start
7:30 PM – Food and Avery beer served
9:00 PM – Adult end
9:00 PM – Costume contest
10:00 PM – Finals
Raffle to follow

Note for youth competitors & spectators: this event sells out and due to our capacity we are asking each youth competitor to only bring in one spectator each. In addition, we will not be able to admit you to the adult session of Psychedelia. However, we will have a costume contest, fire dancers and huge raffle for the youth session. And at 9:45pm youth competitors (not spectators) will be invited to watch the adult finals AS ABLE, IF SPACE ALLOWS. Thanks in advance for your understanding. If you want to guarantee entrance to the adult Psychedelia please purchase an additional adult spectator pass.

Note: the gym will be closed to general climbing both the day of the event and the two days prior. Members are able to climb for free those days at the Boulder Rock Club (thanks BRC friends!)

And a giant THANKS to our season partners below. Look them over, get to know them, and buy from them when you can. These businesses support what you do, so support them!

TOP PARTNERS
adidas OutdoorAveryEVOL FoodsHungryBuffsLaSportivaPepPodRabRevolution Skoop

PARTNERS
APEX MovementClif BarCrimp ChimpsEaston Training CenterMax Muscle BoulderNite IzeOlmec ApparelRally Sport Health & FitnessSender FilmsSlackline Industries – Smith Optics – The Balm BombTrainingbeta.comYoga Pod

CLIMBING HOLDS PROVIDED BY
ElementENIXGroperzKilterKingdomPURPusherUrban Plastix

SBSX PARKOUR JAM WAS EPIC! RESULTS + PHOTOS + VIDEO POSTED!

SBSX Parkour Jam on Sat 9/27

SBSX Season PartnersYouth Results
Adult Results
Photos
Video

Competition #1 of the 10th season of the Spot Bouldering Series is almost upon us! ABS sanctioned Parkour Jam will feature all your favorite aspects of Spot comps – food (thanks EVOL Foods and Hungrybuffs.com), beer (thanks Avery), lemonade, a huge raffle (thanks partners!!), music, a special event, and 50 new boulder problems plus 2 open finals where you can watch the top 6 men and women battle it out.

Being our 10th season, this year we wanted to start things off with a bang! Or maybe a jump. So we convinced our friends at APEX Movement to send over some of their top pro traceurs to put on a show unlike any we’ve had before! These are among the best parkour practitioners in the world!

Competitors:
$30 (plus $5 if you are not an ABS member) – register online here
Spectators:
$10 (only for adult comp, no charge for youth comp spectators)
Raffle tickets:
$2 each or 3 for $5

Schedule
9:00 doors open for youth
10:00 youth C/D start
12:00 youth A/B/Jr start
12:00 Evol burritos served
1:00 youth C/D end
3:00 youth A/B/Jr end
Youth raffle shortly after end
4:00 doors open for adults
5:00 adult divisions start
6:30 Evol burritos & Avery beer served
8:00 adult divisions end
APEX parkour event shortly after
Finals and then raffle to follow

Note: the gym will be closed to general climbing both the day of the event and the day prior. Members are able to climb for free those days at the Boulder Rock Club (thanks BRC friends!).

COLLEGE OUTSIDE FEST BOULDER IS ON SAT 11/15

College Outside FEST Boulder on Sat Nov 15th

College Outside FEST is coming to The Spot on Saturday November 15th for an epic event! It will be a day filled with hiking trips, trail runs, climbing clinics, slack lining, as well as workshops and chances to win awesome swag from only the coolest brands!! You don’t want to miss out on this day full of shenanigans that ends with an awesome backlight bouldering party complete with free food, drinks, and a screening of Exposure Vol.2!

Tickets are available via the link below! Bring your friends, your roommate, your outing club, or anyone who hasn’t yet had the pportunity to fall in love with the outdoors!!

Ready to register? Want to learn more? Check out the College Outside website for more:
www.collegeoutside.com/events