Lincoln Park (Chicago), Illinois
Specs: The 43,000-square-foot new big-city Brooklyn Boulders gym features “best in class bouldering and adventurous fitness programming,” according to the gym’s website. For climbing, this includes freestanding boulders, a symmetrical traverse wall, a campus training wall, and several auto-belays. Other offerings include yoga, HIIT, Bootcamp, and additional group fitness classes, weightlifting and cardio equipment, youth programming, and co-working spaces.
A press release for the facility’s opening states, “Staying true to the company’s mission of creating a strong sense of community, Brooklyn Boulders’ new gym will bring together Chicago residents of all ages and help them to achieve their fitness goals on and off the wall.” Early-bird membership rates for the gym run through October 15th and, for a limited time, will also include three-month access to the nearby BKB West Loop facility.
Walls and Flooring: Vertical Solutions
CRM Software: Mindbody
In Their Words: “We’re excited to be the first climbing gym to open in Lincoln Park and give Chicagoans more boulders to climb, spaces to train and ways to recover. We understand the challenges that come with finding the right gym, but Brooklyn Boulders believes people shouldn’t have to compromise their standards. We provide members both a comprehensive, industry-leading climbing and fitness experience coupled with an aesthetically appealing, cleaning environment. These elements, along with fostering a loyal community, is at the foundation of our company. We provide members with an unmatched experience they won’t find anywhere else and, since opening Brooklyn Boulders in the city’s West Loop in 2014, Chicago has been home to one of our most vibrant communities.”
—Claire Bao, General Manager, Brooklyn Boulders Lincoln Park.
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