New Tui Na Massage Sessions - FREE - Thursday 6th August
Time: 6pm - 8.30pm
Location: Training area in main Works
Practitioner: Andrew Jones
Length of Session: 15mins
No need to book, just turn up on the evening and speak to Andrew about reserving a spot.
Below is Andrew's words on what he practices:
"Tui Na (pronounced Twee Nar) is a massage style used in Chinese hospitals primarily to treat musculo-skeletal pain and injury. It has a wide range of techniques to knead the muscles and tissues, making it very versatile. Guided by the principles of Chinese medicine, and used alone or in combination with acupuncture, exercise recommendations and lifestyle advice, it has the potential to both heal injury and to improve sports performance.
Treating injury or pain, I find the areas that have become tight or where circulation is restricted as a result of over or under-use (more likely over-use for climbers!) and balance the circulation in that area out. I have found that injury heals much more quickly when the person undergoing treatment is engaged in some regular moderate use of the area affected; the determination to be fit and healthy is powerful in itself. Treatments to improve general sports performance will focus more on balancing circulation throughout the musculature, primarily the back, neck, shoulders and limbs, unless a particular area is highlighted.
Chinese medicine is holistic, that is every aspect of physiology is integrated into your personal picture. Outside of purely treating sports injuries, Imbalances anywhere in the body can also be taken into account, diagnosed and helped.
I came to Chinese medicine from tai chi and still practice tai chi, qi gong and meditation. These practices all inform each other, and aspects of tai chi training can be used to improve looseness and flexibility in any discipline. I use elements of tai chi to help patients opening up areas affected by pain or injury. Come and try Tui Na out for yourself on Monday! I look forward to showing how Tui Na can help you."
The Climbing Works in conjunction with Thornbridge Outdoors and The BMC we will be running InsideOut bouldering experiences for our regular indoor climbers and kids club members. On Wednesday 19th August we will be running 2 half day experiences; in the morning we are inviting climbing families to take part on an introduction course and in the afternoon we are inviting members of our current Climbing and Youth clubs.
If you have already participated in the InsideOut introduction course we are running a development course on Thursday 20th August, more information can be found here;
Family Outdoor Climbing Experience
Come and join us out in the Peak District this summer for a half day bouldering experience. The course is aimed at families who climb regularly indoors and is an introduction to outdoor bouldering. You will get to grips with using guidebooks and placing bouldering pads safely, as well as outdoor bouldering etiquette and get to test your indoor climbing skills out on the Peak Gritstone. The course will take place at the Burbage South Boulders near the FoxHouse on Hathersage Road.
Date: Wednesday 19th August
Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Minimum Age: 7 years
Cost: £20 per adult / £15 per child
(All children must be accompanied by a paying adult – max 2 children per adult)
9 - 16 years Introduction to Bouldering Outside
For our regular Climbing Club and Youth Club Members. The InsideOut course will focus on climbers make the transition from climbing within an indoor environment to an outdoor one. You will learn about outdoor bouldering etiquette and get to test your indoor climbing skills out on the Peak Gritstone. The course will take place at the Burbage South Boulders near the FoxHouse on Hathersage Road.
Date: Wednesday 19th August
Time: 1.00pm – 4.00pm
Minimum Age: 9 years
Developing Outdoor Climbing Skills Course
The Climbing Works in conjunction with Thornbridge Outdoors and The BMC we will be running InsideOut bouldering experiences for our club members who have already taken part on one of our InsideOut introduction courses. Climbers will continue to put into practice and develop skills learned from their weekly climbing classes and from the InsideOut introduction course.
The half day and full day course will take part at Stanage Plantation.
Date: Thursday 20th August
Full Day: 10.00pm – 4.00pm
½ Day: (am) 10.00am - 1.00pm or (pm) 1.00pm – 4.00pm
½ Day / Full Day Cost: £22 / £42
If you would like to take part on one of our InsideOut introduction courses we are running these on Wednesday 19th August. Details can be found here
Each year at the end of the summer holidays The Climbing Works hosts the Young Climbers Festival; a fun and friendly bouldering competition packed full of games and climbing challenges suitable for all abilities.
The festival is open to all climbers aged 5 – 15 years who use The Climbing Works, this includes those who participate on our regular clubs or summer holiday courses and those who are supervised by parents or guardians.
The aim of the event is to bring together young climbers and to have as much fun as possible. If you think your child would be interested please call reception on 0114 250 9990. Please ensure you have your child’s t-shirt size as each participant will receive a free YCF 2015 tee. All entries need to be made by the 13th August.
Thursday 27th August @ 9.00am – 11.30pm (for all 5 - 8 years and 9 – 13 beginners)
and @ 12.30pm – 3.30pm (for 9 – 15 experienced climbers)
£20 per competitor (£15 entrance to those who sign up to our 3 or more holiday sessions)
You can find out about our summer holiday courses here