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tying in by Cody Sowa

Physical Inclusivity Insights // We’re Hiring // FL Gym Moving // CWA Survey

Don’t miss news from this week: Making Better Gyms: 4 Key Insights on Physical Inclusivity We’re Hiring: Ground-Floor Opportunity At CBJ 170 Gyms Participate in Groundbreaking Survey Popular...
job seeker in climbing gym

We’re Hiring: Ground-Floor Opportunity At CBJ

Climbing Business Journal is growing and currently seeking a talented and motivated marketer with experience in the climbing gym field to join our growing team as Marketing Assistant. This is our first hire and a ground-floor opportunity. In this role, the candidate would help with a wide array of marketing and office tasks including social media management and data research.
CWA Indoor Climber Survey

170 Gyms Participate in Groundbreaking Survey

The Boulder, Colorado-based Climbing Wall Association (CWA) recently launched its 2019 Indoor Climber Survey. The survey seeks to gather data specifically about “indoor climbers,” gyms, and the communities therein.

Popular Florida Gym Closes, But Future Looks Promising

Several weeks ago, it was announced on social media that Aiguille Rock Climbing Center in Longwood, Florida, would be closing its doors. A message...
adaptive climbers by Cody Sowa

Making Better Gyms: 4 Key Insights on Physical Inclusivity

Most climbing gyms already have the raw materials to offer great experiences for patrons with physical disabilities, but a paraclimbing champion shares what is needed to make any gym welcoming to climbers of all physical ability levels.

America’s Oldest Gym Adds Location // Michael Paukner // USAC Hires Experienced VP

Don’t miss news from this week: "America’s Oldest Gym” Adds a New Location Standing Out In a City of Many Gyms: Behind the Desk with Michael Paukner USA Climbing Hires New Marketing VP
Michael Paukner

Standing Out In a City of Many Gyms: Behind the Desk with Michael Paukner

Behind the Desk… is an ongoing series that profiles people influencing and advancing the industry in gyms from coast to coast. For this installment, we travel to the Northeast—to Boston—where climbing is booming in one of the most tightly-packed urban landscapes in the country. We chat with Michael Paukner at Rock Spot about the keys to appealing to a broad customer base, the best ways for a gym to stay unique in a crowded market...and the best music to blare during those hard gym sessions.

USA Climbing Hires New Marketing VP

The chief governing body for competition climbing in the United States, USA Climbing, recently announced Kelly Feilke as its new Vice President of Marketing, Communications, and Development. The role will entail close work with the organization’s Board of Directors, and Feilke will report directly to USA Climbing’s CEO, Marc Norman.

“America’s Oldest Gym” Adds a New Location

Vertical World North Lynnwood, WA Specs: 20,000-square-foot facility includes top ropes and lead walls, a bouldering area, cardio equipment, and ample lounge space to accommodate the...

Optional Pay Pioneer // Bigfoot In NC

Don’t miss the news from this week: Optional Pay: 6 Lessons from a Pioneer “Bigfoot” Arrives in North Carolina Have news to share with CBJ readers? Please reach out and let us know!