Benefits of Yoga for Climbing

Ever wonder why there are always yoga classes in climbing gyms? It’s because the two go together like cake and ice cream. Yoga can elevate your climbing game to the next level. Here are 5 reasons…

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What is Vinyasa?

Vinyasa is a breathing and movement system. For each movement, there is one breath. For example, in the Ashtanga version of Surya Namskara A (Sun Salutation), there are nine vinyasas…

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Just In: Front Apparel by Erica Lyon

Local Ogden artist Erica Lyon has just finished her latest pieces for The Front Climbing Club! Erica has been painting since she could stand, and early on was inspired by childhood books with illustrations…

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Yoga Etiquette

As the weather starts to warm up, so do our bodies, which means a lovely extra cleansing sweat when we practice yoga! Sweat on a clean body is not stinky but if someone hasn’t…

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Netflix & Yoga

There are a couple of new must-see yoga documentaries on Netflix right now. These are both fascinating and beautiful and give insight into the world and traditions of yoga in India. The first is On Yoga: The Architecture of Peace. Based on…

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What is Guide Mode?

Since the development of the ATC (Air Traffic Controller… or at least that’s what I like to call it), climbers have been trying to make belaying safer, especially on multi-pitch routes. The old tried and trusty ATC has a few extra designs built into it…

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Mudra, Yoga in Your Hands

The hands have an intimate connection with the brain, thus, the way we hold our hands can influence the way we hold our minds. Mudras are gestures or bodily positions used to affect the flow of prana in the body. Mudra can be translated as…

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Climbing Up For Air Event Recap

Running Up For Air, a do-good endurance challenge founded by local ultra-athlete Jared Campbell as a personal experiment, has grown over the last several years to become a bonafide fundraising event with hundreds of participants…

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What is Prana?

Prana (प्राण) is a word most of us have heard. Besides being the name of a pretty dope clothing brand that many of us at The Front are familiar with, prana (like the very similar Chinese concept of chi) has many different meanings, according to context…

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Cam A Lot Or A Little?

What really is trad and where did these cams come from? Well, the original camming device was called a “Friend” developed by Ray Jardine in 1978. Eventually, they became a major production for the United Kingdom climbing brand, Wild Country…

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Success Story: Cleaning Sport Anchors

With spring around the corner, The Front is helping prepare climbers who want to take their climbing skills outside. As part of our Confident Climbing Series, we’re offering a Cleaning Sport Anchors class where students learn…

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USAC Bouldering Nationals Recap

Every year, the top boulderers in the country come together for the USA Climbing Bouldering Open National Championships. Over two days of fierce qualifying rounds, the field of more than 100 competitors is whittled down…

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Speaker Series: Climbing Nutrition

Dr. Shannon O’Grady will be at The Front this Thursday, February 15th at 6PM to teach us about fueling for our beloved sport of climbing, but we couldn’t wait to pick her brain! We asked her a few nutrition-related questions…

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Speaker Series: HawkWatch International

Wildlife advocate Eric Chabot is formally inviting you to join him this Thursday for the next edition of our Winter Speaker Series. If Eric looks familiar to you, it’s probably because you’ve seen him recreating…

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A Lifelong Pursuit

The more you learn the more you realize how much more there is to learn. A couple us are in Boulder, Colorado this week studying with Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor in a 5-day yoga intensive…

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A Saving Grace for Tight Hamstrings

A balanced asana practice includes moving the body in a number of ways including stretching lengthwise, forward folding, back bending, twisting, balancing and inverting. Let’s talk about forward folding…

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The Origins of Running Up For Air

We at The Front are super lucky to claim Salt Lake City as our home base. The valley gives us warm summer nights, mild winter temps (especially this year!) and unrivaled access to world-class…

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Chalkaholism, A Serious Condition

Magnesium, fluffy puffy, dry hand, the French blow, do these terms sound familiar? Scientifically, these white powdery substances are known as chalk. People have been drying their hands with chalk…

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Sanskrit, The Language of Yoga

Sanskrit is the language of yoga. Also the language of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism and Sikhism, this amazing and beautiful tongue shares some very old common roots with English. Sanskrit literally means…

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A Deeper Look Into Ashtanga Yoga

Ashtanga Yoga is a method. It’s an 8 limbed system which, when properly used, ultimately helps the individual attain a state of absorption into Samadhi (enlightenment) in which one’s true self joyfully shines…

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New Year, New Yoga Resolutions

Starting fresh is one of the best feelings in the world. We’ve decided to start fresh with a new 2018 yoga schedule at The Front. Come enjoy Mysore Astanga classes with Sarah Jane…

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Instructor Interview: David Farkas

Meet David Farkas. He’s not only a lifelong climber, he’s also The Front’s adult programming lead and our busiest instructor. We sat down with him to learn more about his background…

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December Yoga Shala News

In Yoga Shala News… Enjoy a special Ashtanga Winter Solstice class with Sarah Jane, December 21st from 6:45 – 7:45 pm. We will listen to Hanuman Chalisa, do some extra exploration into our sun salutations…

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Holiday Gift Packages

Give the gift of adventure this holiday season with some fun gift packages for your family, friends and loved ones. In the mood for something Petzl? La Sportiva? Well priced you say? The Front’s gear shop has…

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Get to Know Your Space: Part 2

Oh, the ol’ big blank wall – We see you standing there in our 2nd floor training space. Prominent. Bold. Blank. Unused. Smirking over our climbers doing crunches on the pad at your base. Well, your days of looking…

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Get to Know Your Space: Part 1

Nobody knows this gym better than our head route setter, Mike Bockino. So, we asked him to show us around! Part One of our tour takes us to the 2nd floor training space. This space can seem intimidating, but if…

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