The Gravity Vault adds thousands of climbable square footage, expands cardio and fitness areas
The Gravity Vault, America’s premier and only indoor climbing gym franchise, has made a significant investment into two of its historic locations in the Northeast, expanding both its Upper Saddle River, NJ, and Chatham, NJ facilities.
In Upper Saddle River, where The Gravity Vault’s first location opened in 2005, total climbable square footage has increased to over 19,000 square feet with the addition of “The Canyon” – a state-of-the-art expansion which places USR as the second-largest facility of its kind in New Jersey. USR is now offering the most terrain and climbable area in the state second only to The Gravity Vault’s flagship location in Hoboken, NJ which boasts a whopping 25,000 sq ft of climbing. The Canyon features modern competition-style slab bouldering angles, vibrant color, a 10M speed wall with timer, and 40+ new bouldering problems. Beyond that, 22 additional rope stations have been added, a new 12’ adjustable LED Kilter board, and an extra 600 square feet of fitness, cardio, and training space.
In Chatham, NJ, The Gravity Vault has focused on adding more flex and training areas. Chatham’s renovation is the largest to date since opening its doors in 2009. This long-awaited expansion offers new energy-efficient LED fixtures in the lobby and a newly furnished lounge area. Jamie Harpster, COO of Gravity Vault Corporate operations shared, “We added powered high-top workstations and increased Wi-Fi speeds to provide work-from-anywhere solutions for our community members while climbing at the gym. These workstations give our members a way to stay connected all while enjoying everything Gravity Vault has to offer.” In addition to the lounge area, The Gravity Vault has added more than 2,700 sq ft of fitness and training space, including a multi-purpose studio to increase its yoga classes and training programs. The training space is filled with cardio and free-weight equipment, complete with a 14′ squat rig with 6 plus pull-up stations, barbells, dumbbells, treadmills, rowers, and more. The space is complemented by two modern system boards. The addition of an LED Ben Moon Board and adjustable LED Kilter board light up the walls for training and fun for intermediate and advanced climbers.
Lucas Kovalcik, owner of The Gravity Vault, shared his excitement in opening these new areas to the public. “Investment into our locations is a top priority as we continue to hold our facilities to the highest standards,” Kovalcik shared, “ through these improvements, we hope to show The Gravity Vault’s dedication to our community, our members, and the future of indoor climbing as a whole.”
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