Remember to drink plenty of water or electrolyte drink before, during, and after your Rise Nation class. Our high-energy sessions are designed to make you sweat, so staying hydrated will be critical to your performance during your workout and your recovery. Water fountains and bottles of water for purchase are available in all studios.
Get In Gear
Closed-toe athletic shoes are required to climb. Please bring a pair of clean, dry shoes to wear in the studio – we have plenty of storage space for your snow boots, sandals, or other shoes. We also recommend breathable, comfortable athletic wear and a sweat towel for your workout.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to class start time for your first class. This allows our staff to welcome you, give you a tour of our space, and introduce you to the Versaclimber.
We want to ensure you’re comfortable on the Versaclimber before your first climb. Arrive 15 minutes early and let a Rise Nation staffer know it’s your first time. They’ll familiarize you with the equipment before class begins.
When you arrive at Rise Nation, give your name to the front desk staff to check in. They will confirm your class and direct you to your climber.
First time climbers at Rise Nation must sign our waiver, which is displayed at our front desk and available on our app. Please read all sections carefully and review safety procedures before submitting. Any climber under age 18 needs a parent or guardian to sign the waiver to participate.
Easy Does It
Our classes are motivating, challenging, and inspiring and can also take some time to get used to. Be sure to pace yourself, shake out your hands and feet, and take breaks when you need them.
An open mind, positive attitude, and kindness ensure a gratifying experience for you and your fellow climbers. Remember the Rise community extends beyond the studio and #TogetherWeRise!
Learn the Lingo
Classes follow the rhythm of the music with moves and sequences called out by name. If you’re not familiar yet, don’t sweat it. Our instructors will demonstrate and catch you up on new terms as you go.
A Rise Nation team member will introduce you to the climber during your first visit. These tips are helpful for your first (or 5,000th) class:
- Keep the straps of the foot pedals loose. Make sure you have one or two finger widths of slack between the strap and the top of your shoe to help maintain blood flow
- Handgrips should be at shoulder height or below. Climbing with hand grips too high diminishes the full-body effect and efficiency of the workout.
- While climbing, keep your torso and shins parallel to the post of your Versaclimber, engaging your core throughout the entire movement.
- If you begin to feel lightheaded or dizzy, grab the foam handrails and step safely off the Versaclimber.