News : High on fitness: Indoor Ascent gym in Dover offers options for climbers

Feb 7, 2011

By TESS MANDRA

Foster's Daily Democrat

DOVER — Chad Murphy, owner of Indoor Ascent climbing gym, wants to inspire people to explore a new form of exercise this winter. Indoor rock climbing is a fun way to stay fit during the cold months when the hibernation bug sets in, and you might feel like you may need something novel to get you off the couch.

Rock climbing is a great way to stay in shape over the winter, working on all of the core body areas and all the while having a blast.

University of New Hampshire climbing team co-captain Emily Troisi can vouch for indoor climbing as a great winter activity. "If you find a good climbing gym, with a fun atmosphere and challenging climbs, there is no better way to stay in shape."

But don't feel that you have to be an expert climber like Emily to climb at Indoor Ascent. "The cool thing about the Dover climbing gym is that they have routes for everyone, from the experienced climbers on our team to first-time seniors," adds Troisi. To keep reading, visit Foster's Daily Democrat!