PLANET GRANITE BLOG

It’s the New Year and with that comes a time to look at the possibilities that 2018 presents. Whether your New Year’s resolution includes trying something new, getting in shape, or improving on your hobby, a Planet Granite membership can help!  Through January 31st, you can get a Planet Granite Membership while paying $0 Initiation!

Don’t wait! On February 1st, initiation returns to $45!

My goal is to try something new!

Awesome! Trying something new is a great way to challenge yourself in various ways – mentally, physically, emotionally. Climbing can be intimidating but there is a reason so many people love it – it can be an exhilarating experience for people of any age! Once you have a membership, you can come in whenever we are open and boulder or rope climb! Plus, with a membership, you can sign up for 2 free Belay Lessons per day – one for you and one for a friend or bring two friends in if you already know how to belay!

Already climbing? Try out our group classes – we offer Yoga and Fitness classes daily that are included in your membership!

I want to take my climbing to the next level!

One of the great things about climbing is that there is always another challenge – a new grade, a new type of climbing, a new technique – that you can do. With our climbing classes, you can work on beginner skills in our Fundamentals or Beginner Rock Climbing courses or learn drills and techniques in Balance and Technique. Want to try a different type of climbing? Lead climbing and Crack climbing can open up a lot more terrain to climbers looking to challenge themselves! While these classes available for everyone*, as a member, you receive a discount our regular classes and clinics!

I want to improve my overall fitness but don’t know where to start!

A difficult place to start any journey is figuring out where to start. There are so many opportunities available for fitness that it can be overwhelming and everyone is slightly different, different needs, different goals, etc. Having someone to help guide you through finding the best routine for you is a great place to start and each of our gyms offers personal trainers who would love to help you!** While your personal trainer helps set goals and routines for you, your membership grants you access to the gym’s strength and cardio equipment!

I want to meet new people during the new year – the more people I know, the more people I can climb with! 

Our gym communities are amazing and that is why we hold so many community events where you can meet other climbers, yogis, or fitness enthusiasts! We offer monthly events like Singles and Swingers, where you can meet new partners to climb with, Women’s Community Nights, Member Appreciation Nights, where members can climb after hours, Member Guest Nights, where you can bring a friend without having to use a guest pass along with events like Friction Series, Portland Pulldown, Bloc Party, Battle for Bolts, Bouldering League! Most of these events are open to all our members and guests but some are open to our members only!

What else does my Planet Granite Member get me? 

  • Access to all four Planet Granite locations plus access to all Earth Treks locations***
  • Unlimited climbing
  • Use of fitness and weights
  • Unlimited Yoga and Fitness classes*
  • 10% discount on all purchases in the PG Gear Shop
  • Discounted rates on Planet Granite climbing classes and workshops
  • Guest pass program (FAQ link is here for guest pass details)
  • Discounts with local vendors (can vary with each season; subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates)

 

See you around the gym!

 

Starting January 15th, customer pays a prorated amount for January Memberships and all of February Memberships at sign up.

* Classes are available to members and non-members. Spots must be reserved in advanced. Some day of spots may be available but are not guaranteed. 
**Personal training sessions are not included in memberships. Access to the gym is included in memberships. Day passes are required for non-members who are attending personal training sessions. 
***Not all perks of Planet Granite memberships (e.g. unlimited fitness or yoga classes) are included at EArth Treks locations. Check with Earth Treks locations for additional information.