The days are getting shorter and the temperature is slowly dropping - It's that time of year again! Plan ahead for Sportrock's holiday hours and be sure to check Facebook and our website for winter weather updates!Read More
Sportrock Climbing Flash Blog
Recently, Sportrock employee and relatively new climber Matt Weaver spent his cold, November weekend assisting a local Boy Scout Troop with their Climbing Merit Badge, as well as ensuring scouts and leaders just had a plain ’ole good day at the crag. Sportrock caught up with Matt to find out how the weekend went, what pushes him to climb, and which comic-book hero he’s pulling for...Read More
Every year, when November arrives, we are reminded to be thankful for all that we have. Maybe we get too busy during the year (this is DC after all!) or maybe November, with all of the holiday celebrations, simply inspires us to give more. Whatever the reason, Sportrock would like to show our appreciation for our amazing family of climbers and say 'thanks' for letting us be a part of this special community.Read More
Yoga @ Sportrock - something for everyone!
Sportrock member Keith was not feeling the bliss after his previous experiences with Yoga, but with a little nudging he took a Sportrock Yoga class and now he's hooked! Read his story here and stop by for one of Holly's classes in Alexandria on Wednesdays at 6:30pm and Saturdays at 10am or checkout one of our other fantastic SR Yoga instructors: http://sportrock.com/programs/yoga
Member Spotlight - Tyrel Johnson
Just a short year and a half ago, Sportrock Member Tyrel Johnson tried bouldering at Sportrock for the first time. He instantly felt a connection to the sport and since then he has taken a variety of Sportrock classes, both indoor and outdoor, to further his knowledge, increase his physicality and develop his technique. Read his story here...
Guest Blogger - Adair Lindsay, MS, RDN, LDN
What do climbers fear more than heights or falls? Injuries. Especially the type that won’t go away. Many climbers wonder what else they can do to expedite the healing process. They try rest and rehabilitation but very few consider diet. However, food plays a powerful role in the healing process. What you consume can either expedite healing or prolong injury.
Member Spotlight - Jonathan Lessin
An adventurer at heart, Jonathan Lessin was the cardiac anesthesiology residency director at MedStar Washington Hospital Center, as well as an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Georgetown University Medical School in Washington, D.C. Jonathan was diagnosed with Parkinson's at age thirty-eight and received his Deep Brain Stimulator (DBS) at age forty-three. He became a cyclist and avid sportsman just to prove he could, despite his diagnosis. In 2012, several years after his diagnosis, he voluntarily stepped into retirement to pursue life fulfillment. Jonathan now finds happiness encouraging his fellow "Parkies" to attempt things they thought they could never do.