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What is Passport to Fitness? Basically, take fitness and yoga classes and win prizes. It is as simple as that. Well - maybe not that simple; there are some things you should know:

Why Passport to Fitness?

Similar to a travel passport, Passport to Fitness has a goal of giving you new experiences. Find a class or discipline that you love so you can find your long-term motivation and continue to live an active and healthy lifestyle. 

What do I do?

Starting Feb. 1st grab a Passport to Fitness Postcard from your gym's front desk staff. Pick classes from the card that you would like to try or that you already know you love and go participate! Get your instructor to sign off on the class you took and then pick the next class you want to try! Don't worry if you start late - classes are offered at least once a week so even if you get started a bit later, you still have plenty of time to get raffle tickets! 

What do I get?

For each row that you completely fill out (take all three classes on that row), you will get one raffle ticket; two rows = two raffle tickets (one for each row), etc. Get a bonus if you go to 12 classes and fill out the card completely! For a fully filled out card, you get double the chances of winning awesome prizes! So to break it down: 

  • 1 row = 1 ticket 
  • 2 rows = 2 tickets
  • 3 rows = 3 tickets
  • 4 rows = 4 tickets + 4 ticket bonus = 8 tickets total

How do I win the raffle?

Turn in your card with your name and email (we need your email to notify you if you win) clearly legible by closing on Mar. 6th. Once we have everyone's card, we will draw for winners on Mar. 10th. Check PG social media or your email on the 10th to see if you won! Once your name has been announced, head to the gym where your name was announced and pick up your prize! 

What do I get if I win?

Bay Area: In the Bay, we have none other than prAna sponsoring this event. They have generously donated tops, bottoms (including Mojo shorts!), yoga mats, and accessories for our winners! Each gym has their own prizes so there are plenty of chances to win!

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Portland: Portland is being sponsored by North Lake Physical Therapy. All participants in Portland's Passport to Fitness are eligible for a free musculoskeletal examination (more information below). For the PDX raffle, you can win PG swag, a session with a personal trainer, or gift cards!

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To redeem your free PDX musculoskeletal exam: Meet with North Lakes’ Vince Blaney, MSPT when he is in the gym every Monday after our 5:30pm F10 class. If you miss him, you can schedule an appointment for later, just be sure to bring in your passport card! If you’re unable to receive your evaluation during the month of February, you’ll receive a voucher for one free musculoskeletal evaluation when you turn your Passport to Fitness card in at the end of the month!

North Lake Physical Therapy
1622 NW 15th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
Phone: (503) 222-4640

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If you follow the American Alpine Club on Instagram (@americanalpine), you might get a weird sensation that you recognize the pictures that you see next week. There is a reason for that – if you have ever bouldered at PG Sunnyvale, you are probably familiar with where they were taken!

About a year ago, PG Sunnyvale was approached by member Andrea Laue about doing a series on our youth climbing team and we were more than happy to help out! Since then, Andrea has been collaborating with the coaches and climbers to learn more about these amazing athletes. Our teams are so passionate; we are stoked that people get a peek into how much work they put into it.

Starting January 8, Andrea (on Instagram as @andrealaue) will be taking over the American Alpine Club’s Instagram and showcasing her series on Youth Climbers, many of whom she worked with at PG Sunnyvale. The series will build a narrative around individual climbers and what it is like to be a competitive youth climber. 

We asked Andrea a few questions about the project leading up to the takeover:

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Can you give a little bit of background on yourself and this series?
I'm a documentary photographer by vocation and a climber, backpacker, snowshoer, and general outdoor enthusiast by avocation. Except for a brief stint in Seattle, I've lived in the SF Bay Area for 10+ years, and the Eastern Sierra feels like home to me. My husband Brian and I climb moderate alpine trad routes and backpack as much as possible. The Hulk is our big goal for 2017!

For this series: Put most simply, I wondered what it was like to be on a climbing team as a youth. Last year, I photographed several "open" comps at Bay Area gyms. The youth competitors impressed me most at those events. I was very active in youth team sports, and that experience had a big influence on me. Last winter, I approached Planet Granite’s Team about doing a documentary project about a season as a youth climber and the gym, athletes, and parents welcomed me into the community.

What are you hoping to show in your takeover for AAC?
There's so much more to the comps than the climbs themselves. Athletes spend minutes to hours in isolation before they climb. Between climbs they are led around the gym with their backs to the walls and faces to the crowd. They sit, waiting their turn, while the spectators cheer and gasp in reaction to other performances. All the while, the clock runs, timing their efforts and their breaks. Then they are called. They turn toward the wall, and they climb on command.

It's intense. It's easy to see the strength in the limbs of these kids, but the core of their strength lies in their minds and in their hearts. It's impressive.

What have you enjoyed most about your work in this series?
Getting to know the athletes. At first I was simply amazed by how good they are. Now I'm impressed by the conversations I have with them. I admire how they support one another, regardless of relative skill.

Also, they crack me up!

Check out Andrea’s takeover January 8 – 14. You can see more of her work at @andrealaue on Instagram or at www.andrealaue.com.

Photo Credit: Andrea Laue

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Most climbers have a bit of a gear nerd streak – embarking on quests to find our holy grail of climbing shoes, chalk, rope, carabiners, clothes – basically, anything and everything we use when we climb. Our staff is no different; we might even have some of the largest gear lovers out there! We LOVE to share our knowledge, help out new climbers, and opine about what gear we think is best.

Gear is very personal and there are so many good brands and products on the market that choosing gear can be a long process. Our gym shops are stocked with brands and products that we have tested and that we believe in but even though we have a lot of brands, there is not a one size fits all solution. Test things out, talk to our staff about your needs, and check out our What’s In Your Bag videos where our staff shows you what they use when they climb.

Friday, 09 December 2016 23:49

Seven+ Weeks of Sales - Packs

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seven_weeks_1080x1080.jpgIt is the holiday season and that means the Planet Granite Gear Shops are celebrating Seven+ Weeks of Sales!

Each week, we are offering 20% off different items. Stock up on gifts for your friends and family or buy yourself something!

We are in the second to last week of sales! That means packs are now 20% off*! It is almost always easier to carry your gear if you have the right pack to do it with so come check out our selection, chat with our staff, and see what pack will work best for you and your gear! Packs are on sale from Dec. 12 - Dec. 18; some exclusions apply and sale is limited to supplies on hand.

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We are excited to announce the newest page on planetgranite.com - the Outdoor Climbing Access Page

This is an ongoing effort centered around bringing information about outdoor climbing areas to our community. According to the Access Fund, almost 1 in 5 outdoor climbing areas are threatened by an access issue. These issues range from crags being on private land to areas restricting climbing or not allowing it at all. As a climber, it is sometimes hard to know whether a spot is open or not. Our goal is to help inform our community about issues, rules, and etiquette surrounding their favorite areas. Additionally, we want to ensure that local community efforts that work to keep areas accessible are highlighted as it can take a lot of time, effort, and money to keep these spots open. It is our hope that through education we can help keep outdoor climbing accessible for years to come. 

Have an outdoor climbing area you would like to see included? Visit our page and submit a form

Read on for our official press release. 

Wednesday, 30 November 2016 22:09

$0 Membership Initiation Fee - MEMBERSHIP SALE

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Hey Planet Granite Members and Guests! 

December is here and the New Year is just around the corner! Planet Granite would like to help you celebrate the season and work on your New Year's resolutions so we are offering a Membership Sale! 

From December 1st to December 31st, any new memberships pay a $0 initiation fee - that is a savings of $45! 

Whether you haven't had a chance to become a member yet or you have friends and family who you are hoping to get climbing, now is the perfect time to sign up - PG memberships are a great gift for yourself or others!

Monday, 28 November 2016 01:23

Seven+ Weeks of Sales - Clothing

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seven_weeks_1080x1080.jpgIt is the holiday season and that means the Planet Granite Gear Shops are celebrating Seven+ Weeks of Sales!

Each week, we are offering 20% off different items. Stock up on gifts for your friends and family or buy yourself something!

We are in our fourth week of sales and and that means clothing is now on 20% off*! Check out our stock and outfit yourself head to toe in new pants, tops, hoodies and hats! Sale runs Nov. 28- Dec. 4; some exclusions apply and sale is limited to supplies on hand.

Monday, 21 November 2016 01:10

Seven+ Weeks of Sales - Harnesses & Helmets

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seven_weeks_1080x1080.jpgIt is the holiday season and that means the Planet Granite Gear Shops are celebrating Seven+ Weeks of Sales!

Each week, we are offering 20% off different items. Stock up on gifts for your friends and family or buy yourself something!

We are in the third week of sales and and that means helmets and harnesses are now on 20% off*! If you are new to climbing, looking to get outdoors, or just need to replace some older gear, head on over to one of our PG Gear Shops! Sale runs Nov. 21 - Nov. 27; some exclusions apply and sale is limited to supplies on hand.

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