Elemental Climbing

Rock Climbing Tips from Blake Maddux

Most climbers would say the three most important keys or tips to successful climbing goes something like this, good technique, strong core, and a consistent training regimen. All of these are true and necessary but I would say there are three more important tips. And the following tips can lead to a long life of climbing with friends and family.

First tip I have is to have fun. I love training hard and pushing myself beyond what I can handle but I will never encourage anyone to throw away fun for the sake of getting stronger. It is not worth it if you are not enjoying what your are doing. 

Second tip I have is to be safe. Climbing can be a dangerous sport/activity and the moment your feet leave the ground you are putting your safety and even life at risk. There are many climbers that enjoy free solo climbing. The most renowned free solo climber is Alex Honnold. Free soloing is a very dangerous form of climbing but Alex is a man that understands his limits which is why he is still alive and able to continue to enjoy climbing. 

Third tip I have is to push yourself. This tip is very important but the two prior tips must be put into effect before this one should happen. I have witnessed many people through my years of climbing push themselves beyond what they thought was possible. Accomplishing more than they thought was physically capable.

By: Blake Maddux of Elemental Climbing

Elemental Climbing is dedicated to growing the sport of rock climbing and supporting the strong community of rock climbers in Louisville, KY.  They set themselves apart by bringing the burgeoning discipline of dedicated routesetting to a mobile climbing wall. Their 26-ft mobile rock climbing wall features 4 climbing stations, each with a dedicated auto belay unit.

Learn more - http://www.climbelemental.com/

BAREfit Grand Opening and Wellness Fair

Mark your calendars for May 23!

Join us for BAREfit's Grand Opening event! We're celebrating our new location on Logan Street! As part of our grand opening we're hosting a wellness fair with a variety of great like-minded local businesses, vendors and non-profits including: homeopathic health by local herbalist Linda Lee, essential oil education by Heather Brandt, The Louisville Vegetarian Initiative, Honest Home, Derby City Rollergirls, 750four Productions, Elemental Climbing and more!

We'll be taking donations that day for Scarlet's Bakery - a new business opening up in Shelby Park through Scarlet Hope, an organization that works to minster to women in Louisville's sex industry.  Representatives from the bakery will be on site during the Grand Opening with some of their baked goods!

Dawn Michelle Waddell, a local massage therapist, will be set up outside doing free massages!

V Grits, Louisville Tube Station and the Weekly Juicery will be there to offer great refreshments. We'll also have live music and beer!


Throughout the day we'll be hosting Earn Your Beer Challenges at 12, 2 and 4; where anyone can attend a free workout with us and then afterwards we drink beer together and get to know one another.

Our building neighbors Falls City Community Bikeworks will have a bicycle parking rack outside so you can ride your bikes over! You can also stop in and see their co-op bike workshop!

BAREfit moved into our Logan Street location in August of 2014 and have been working hard to renovate it into a unique fitness center. This grand opening is your chance to check us out and see all of our hard work!