To all our valued members,
As everyone knows, times are different with this pandemic, and we won't be back to what we all knew as the "norm" for quite some time.
When entering the Core we still welcome you with a friendly greeting but now this is followed by a series of rote rules and questions regarding our health and safety practices. Our team also moves around the gym throughout the day, cleaning, helping our members and reminding everyone to use their personal protection towels and wipe down the equipment. Unfortunately, not everyone follows our procedures. With the number of cases increasing and restaurants and gyms being shut down again in Ontario and Quebec, and for the health of our team and members, we are PLEADING with everyone who visits the Core to please follow all our "Best health and safety practices." We don't want to have to close our doors again!!!!
Thanks for your understanding and cooperation!
Whistler Craft Beer Month - October 2020
Beer is part of Whistler’s DNA. We après it, we brew it, and this October, we celebrate it all month long. Whistler rallies around the liquid gold with craft beer-themed experiences suitable for ale enthusiasts and dabblers alike. Build a beer-themed itinerary from below, with Sip and Zip ziplining, beer bingo, brewmaster dinners, Boulder & Beer rock climbing, beer-inspired spa sessions, and many more. Experiences continue to be added so be sure to check back regularly.
You are invited to Boulder & Beer with Whistler Core and Tapley's Pub. Enjoy indoor rock bouldering and one of any Deep Cove pints afterwards.
Resistance Band Training for Climbers
Whether you do free climbing, mountain climbing, or indoor climbing, you need to work all your body muscles. You need to have strong core muscles to help you climb better and powerful leg and arm muscles for endurance. You also need excellent balance to make crossings or to move up rock faces.
Resistance bands are excellent for a full-body workout that goes easy on your joints and improves your flexibility and balance. When you train with resistance bands, you are strengthening not only large muscle groups but the connective tissues around your joints that can protect you from injury.
Here follows a complete resistance band training for climbers.
Note: Make sure to warm up before exercising with 5 to 10 minutes of easy cardio, such as jumping jacks. Complement this training with 2 to 3 weekly cardio sessions, such as swimming or rowing. Cardio sessions will help improve your climbing endurance.
#1 Banded calf raises
For this exercise, you will need a long resistance band, such as a pull-up assist band (like this one https://victoremgear.com/products/pull-up-assist-band).
Calf raises strengthen your calves and help you when you're slab climbing.
#2 Banded knee squats
This exercise will help build power in your thighs, preparing you for when you're on a climb, and you need a lot of strength to stand up.
#3 Banded chest flies
Chest flies work your chest and back muscles, which help you in steeper climbing with compression moves.
#4 Banded side planks with overhead press
This exercise works your triceps, deltoids, and upper trapezoid muscles. These muscles are what will help you pull yourself up during a climb.
Note: You can make this exercise more accessible by bending both knees or crossing your top leg over your lower leg.
Here's what this exercise looks like.
#5 Banded Russian twists
Russian twists work your obliques, your hip flexors, your core, and your spine.
Enjoy your resistance band training for climbers!
Following is a detailed outline of the health and safety practice actions we have taken to comply with Worksafe BC, BC Health Officer, and Best Practices gathered from a variety of Climbing & Fitness professional associations. We are all in this together!
Ventilation and Physical Barriers
Physical DistancingOccupancy Limits - we limit the number of people in the gym and monitoring this with a new Density people-counting sensor. You can contact us anytime and find out how busy the gym is and how much room there is to train.
Have you completed our new registration/waiver form since we re-opened on May 25th? If not, please go to:
The day we closed we started preparing for this day and are excited to welcome you back!
We appreciate your patience during the closure and know that you will return when you are ready. Following is a detailed outline of what changes we have made and actions we have taken to comply with Worksafe BC, BC Health Officer, and Best Practices gathered from a variety of Climbing & Fitness professional associations. We are all in this together!
Ventilation and Physical Barriers
Have you completed our new registration/waiver form since we re-opened on May 25th? To reduce time at our front desk and reduce the amount of public surfaces you have to touch, please go to:
To our valued community,
Our doors have been closed for a week but it feels like a decade. Some of you have left Whistler to be closer to family & friends, while others call Whistler home and remain.
Some of you have inquired about your current membership. All Core term memberships, and 10 & 20 visit memberships continue to be paused and Cancel Anytime Memberships remain suspended to ensure no automatic payments are processed during this temporary closure.
We miss you all and your amazing energy. Whistler Core is a place where you work hard, challenge yourself, hang with friends, and share your stories. Our routines have changed, life has changed but you haven’t. Join us in staying connected and share your stories of how you are staying strong and challenging yourself.
Creativity is a key to staying fit. There are oodles of online at-home workouts. Need help getting started? Here are a few we like and they are free on Youtube. Have your own favourites – share them with us too.
Climbers – power endurance: https://bit.ly/2UDi9WV
General Fitness – right way to start the day: https://bit.ly/3dxMK0L
General Fitness – strength and flexibility: https://bit.ly/2y9OjBP
By creating a new routine in our changing lifestyle, that still includes daily exercise, you can help maintain your physical and mental fitness. Meanwhile, please play your part, keep informed, be calm and stay healthy.
Much love and appreciation to you, our community!
Bob, Corinne and the whole Team at the Whistler Core
To our valued community of members and visitors,
We have made the difficult decision to temporarily close the Whistler Core Climbing and Fitness Gym, as of Monday, March 16, at 6 pm. Our closure is a proactive measure to do our part in slowing down the transmission of COVID-19.
Our priority is always the safety of our team, members, and visitors, and maintaining clear and transparent lines of communication during this uncertain time. As we continue to monitor developments around the world and in Whistler, we will provide you with updates about how the COVID-19 outbreak will affect the Whistler Core.
It is not our intention to close the facility for an extended period. We are closing until March 23 at which time we will decide to remain closed or to reopen. Our decision will be based on the updates and guidance provided by the Public Health Agency of Canada and their assessment of the evolving situation across Canada. We will also rely on the leadership of the health and municipal authorities here in British Columbia. In the meantime, we will continue to monitor this rapidly evolving situation and will provide updates to our member community as they become available.
The decision to close is not one we made quickly or lightly. We felt our proactive measures of educating, extensive cleaning, and screening would keep the gym safe for everyone. Unfortunately, because of recent updates about the spread of the virus, we have decided to hit the pause button. Since you can get coronavirus through community transmission, like touching an infected surface (i.e., a climbing hold, training equipment), people are being advised to avoid public places. Health Canada states: “To mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, everyone has a role to play. It takes more than governments and action from the health sector to protect the health and safety of Canadians. Each of us can help our country be prepared in the event of an emergency by understanding how coronavirus spreads and how to prevent illness.” Read here for more, and do your best to stay home and out of gyms.
All Core term memberships will be put on pause during this temporary closure. All Cancel Anytime Memberships will be suspended to ensure no automatic payments are processed during this temporary closure.
Please play our part, stay informed, stay calm and stay healthy,
Much love and appreciation to you, our community!
Owners and Management Team at the Whistler Core