As part of your membership or day pass, the BLOC offers a first class fitness room filled with state of the art PreCOR fitness equipment. We offer free weights; PreCOR weight training machines including a Smith Machine and a Functional Training System Glide Machine; PreCOR circuit training machines for the whole body; kettle bells; medicine balls; physio-balls; resistance bands; and a variety of PreCOR cardio equipment including C932i Treadmills, EFX Total Body Elliptical Cross-trainers, and the RBK 815 Recumbent Cycle. The BLOC has everything you need for an effective total body workout. Head upstairs to begin increasing strength, endurance, balance, and wellness.
the BLOC climbing+fitness now offers personal training. Our team of personal trainers are professional, dedicated, and motivated to help you reach your personal fitness goals and change your body, your health, and your life. Personal fitness training can increase overall strength and flexibility, identify areas of weakness and strengthen them, reduce back pain, aid in weight loss, change your body composition, teach you about healthy eating options, keep you motivated, safe, and having fun. Look for our affordable package deals. Take advantage of our PreCOR custom designed fitness gym, full of the latest weight and cardio machines.
Ronnie, MS, RD, CSCS
Ronnie has a Masters degree in Nutritional Science with an emphasis on Exercise Physiology from the University of Arizona and completed her Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) in 2004. She has been teaching group and private core training classes since 2008. Ronnie uses a variety of exercise modes in her training and includes aspects of yoga, pilates, metabolic training, resistance band work, bodyweight work, as well as traditional strength training exercises. Her goal is to make it fun, effective, efficient, and functional.
Tuesday 8:30-10:30a, Wednesday 11a-1p, Thursday 5:15p.
"I started climbing in late 2011, and from the first day, I knew it was something I wanted to deeply involve myself in. For the first 2 months of my climbing career I climbed almost every day, sometimes twice a day. It didn't take long for climbing to teach me that too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. I awoke one morning with my hands in tightly clenched fists, it took me quite some time to unclench them and it was very painful to do so. This experience was somewhat shocking to me because it was the first time in my life that I wanted to do something, but I knew that if I kept climbing at the pace I was going I wouldn't be able to do it for very long.
This taught me to become more disciplined in the way I approached climbing. One of the many reasons why I love to climb is because it teaches you life lessons. It’s taught me through experiences like the one I described that if I want to keep climbing and if I want to get stronger I need to become receptive to how my body reacts to the training I go through and to keep an open mind to other people’s opinion on how to train. It’s taught me to become a smarter athlete.
I have a small obsession with figuring out what is effective for becoming a better climber and what isn't. Through this obsession I have found a way of living that not only makes me a happier person, but a physically and emotionally healthier person. I believe that climbing has the ability to teach everyone the lessons that have helped me grow into a confident and healthy person, and I am ecstatic to have to opportunity to guide young climbers in the sport. Children are our future and I am honored to have the opportunity to help them become not only better rock climbers, but also better people."
Cory has spent over a decade involved in climbing-specific fitness and is pursuing an education in personal training to include general fitness principles. He integrates Olympic Lifts, unconventional resistance, varied workout structures, Crossfit principles, and a 'Go Get It!' attitude in his programming. Cory’s sessions typically consist of scalable exercises stacked to make high intensity workouts.
Cory is also knowledgeable on climbing specific training. Climbers looking to improve beyond any grade often require a spark to reinvigorate their training program in order to push themselves to the next level. Climbing specific training with Cory is tailored to help individuals meet their goals through frequent formative evaluation and individualized programming.
Cory is available for private and small group personal training. Additionally, Cory has developed Training For Climbing (held on Tuesday nights), Technique Clinics (held on the first Thursday of each month), and 'Tour de V-' events (held on a quarterly basis).