Remember to drink lots of water before, during, and after your
Rise Nation class. Our high-energy sessions will get you sweating, so water will be crucial during your workout.
Don’t come to class hungry—you’ll need the stamina for
a successful climbing routine.
Get In Gear
We require closed-toe tennis shoes and recommend breathable, comfortable athletic wear for your workout.
If it’s your first time at Rise Nation, check in at least 15 minutes
early for a quick tour of our studio and an introduction to your 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 get to Rise Nation, give your name to the front desk staff to check in. They’ll confirm your class and tell you which climber to use.
First-timers at Rise Nation must sign our waiver, which is displayed on our front desk. 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
You’ll climb and dance during your Rise Nation class, but climbing can take some time to feel natural. Be sure to pace yourself and take breaks when you need them.
An open mind and positive attitude ensure a gratifying experience for you and your fellow climbers. Remember that the Rise Nation community extends beyond the studio and rise together!
Learn the Lingo
Classes follow the rhythm, with moves and sequences called out by name. If you’re not familiar yet, don’t sweat it. We’ll be sure to catch you up on new terms as you go.
A Rise Nation team member will show you the ropes during your first visit, but keep these tips in mind:
Foot straps shouldn’t be too tight. Make sure you have one or two fingers of slack to maintain blood flow.
Check that your handlebars are at shoulder-height, or below. Ask a Rise Nation staffer for help if they’re too high.
While you climb, keep your torso and shins parallel with the vertical post of your Versaclimber.
If you begin to feel lightheaded or dizzy, grab the foam handrails and safely step off your climber. Alert a team member should you need medical attention.