Specs: 14,845-square-foot facility will offer bouldering, top-rope and lead climbing. Some of the climbing walls will also include auto-belays. Youth climbing and Ninja Warrior programming (for adults and children) will also be included in the offerings. In addition, the new gym will foster competition teams and host birthday parties and corporate events. Other accoutrements will include a cafe, lockers and a fitness training area.
The new gym in Whitby will be the second Aspire Climbing facility; the first gym is located in Milton, Ontario, and opened in 2016. “Whether you’re brand new to the sport, or looking to push your climbing and ninja warrior skills, our aim is to provide an enduring customer service experience for all skill levels, and all ages,” states the Aspire Whitby website.
Flooring: Asana (installed by Impact)
CRM Software: Rock Gym Pro
Facebook: Aspire Climbing Whitby
In Their Words: “One year ago we found our building; construction is currently underway and we’re getting ready for a fall open as Aspire Climbing’s first franchise. Whitby will be the perfect location for a large scale climbing and ninja warrior facility—a space that will add to an already active and thriving community. Our goal is to help grow the sport of climbing while fostering a strong climbing community within Durham Region.”
—Sarah Kostadinov, Owner/Marketing Director
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