Classes | Rise Nation
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Rise Nation utilizes basic human movement patterns to deliver a full-body, high-intensity, and low-impact exercise unlike any other. Our 30-minute classes take place entirely on the Versaclimber – an upright climbing machine with variable resistance that engages the entire body in a constant vertical ascent without strain from impact. The combination of this superior and innate movement with our choreography in a high-energy, motivational, and sensorial environment is what sets our workout – and our results – apart.

Base Climb

700 to 2500 Feet Climbed

Get the feel for Rise Nation and the Versaclimber in our Level 1 Base Climb. This class highlights the basics of climbing and our foundational choreography with in-depth instruction. Don’t be fooled, the versatility of the Versaclimber allows these classes to be modified to expert level if desired.

The Ascent

1500 to 3500 Feet Climbed

Build on the foundation of the Base Climb in this choreographed, high tempo session. A pulsing playlist sets the rhythm and tone for this ambitious, signature climb. We recommend taking at least two prior Level 1 classes before jumping into a Level 2.

The Summit

2500 to 7000 Feet Climbed

Experience the ultimate climb in this high-intensity workout designed to maximize calorie burn. Demanding moves and intense elevation gain make this our most difficult class—we do not recommend it for those new to Rise Nation.

Mile High Climb

Goal of 5,280 Feet Climbed

Challenge yourself to climb one vertical mile in this 45-minute class designed to energize and inspire you to reach new heights. We recommend taking at least two prior Level 2 classes before signing up for this experience. .

Specialty Classes

Strength.  Our Strength climb utilizes varying resistance throughout the playlist to build muscular endurance. You’ll notice incredible strides in your climbing and functional strength after these classes!

Power.  Our Power climb emphasizes our most explosive movements to promote increased power generation. Do you love rips, sprints, resistance and increasing your functional power? This class is for you!

Lower Body.  The Ass-cent Lower Body Climb utilizes the middle bar to focus choreography on building calves, hamstrings, quads and gluten. You’re definitely not skipping leg day Wirth this class!


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.

Arrive Early

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.

The Basics

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.

Check In

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.

Rise Together

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.

Climbing 101

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.
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