PLANET GRANITE BLOG

Roads around Planet Granite SF may be impacted by The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.  They are expecting 1,800 participants with heavy traffic and parking demand early in the day. There will be road closures and detours set up. Please plan accordingly!

When: Sunday, June 11  6:00am – 11:00am

What: IMG Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon

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Join us for a little chat with Caitlin, one of our yoga instructors in SF! We sat down with Caitlin to find out a bit more about her and her classes! 

Who are you? What do you teach? Emphasis on a specific type of yoga?

I’m Caitlin Talbot and I teach Restorative/Yin at Planet Granite on Wednesday nights. I also have taught Foundations.

What benefits can Foundations and Yin/Restorativelead to if done routinely?

Since the members of Planet Granite tend to  already be on the fit and active end of the spectrum, the Yoga Foundations class will help these students to increase a deeper connection to their breath, awareness, moving with ease and flexibility as well as establishing mental focus and a larger sense of well being. The Restorative/Yin class is especially helpful for those who want to increase their range of motion and enter a meditative space of deep physical awareness and letting go. Especially beneficial for those of us who tend to have fast-paced lives and don’t always take the time to slow down and unwind.

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On May 13th, 47 of Planet Granite’s climbing team headed over to Berkeley Ironworks for the Sport and Speed Regional Championships and they did great! Of our 47 climbers, 28 qualified to climb at Divisionals in June! After that, we expect a good number to be going on to Nationals in July! To top it off, Planet Granite won the Sport Team Championship AND the Speed Team Championship! Check out our results on USA Climbing’s website here!

To get some insight on the comp, we talked with Justin Cubbage, Head Coach of Sunnyvale, and Tim, a Sunnyvale coach and competitor who placed first in the Male Junior category!

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Are you a student who’s back at home just for the summer? We know the school year doesn’t start or end at the first and last day of the month so we offer summer students flexible Summer Student Memberships! Start anytime and pay for 1, 2, or 3 months at a time. It’s a great way to get some climbing, yoga or fitness in over the summer months!

Pricing varies by home gym. Keep reading for more details.

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Come join Planet Granite in May to hear Tommy Caldwell speak about his new memoir, The Push. He’ll be talking about the challenges that lead to the first free ascent of El Capitan’s Dawn Wall. While he is here, he will also be answering questions, and signing copies of his book which will be available to buy at the gym!

Planet Granite Sunnyvale

Thursday, May 25
@ Noon
Free Admission

Planet Granite Portland

Wednesday, May 31
@ Noon
Free Admission

If you haven’t been to Planet Granite before or haven’t been in a while, please be sure to fill out a waiver online! Save time the day of the event: http://planetgranite.com/waiver/

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