Adaptive Climbing 101 Webinar: How to Get Started in Your Gym

Monday, March 25, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)

Webinar Topic:

Interested in supporting the growth of adaptive climbing in your gym/community, but don’t know how to get started? Do you want to foster a more inclusive environment in your gym? In this CWA member webinar, take an inside look at climbing from an Adaptive Climber. Bob Mitchell is an above-knee amputee, rock climber, skills instructor, youth coach, and personal trainer serving the adaptive community. By joining us, you'll get a chance to see your gym from an amputee's perspective. Topics include route setting for adaptive movement, inclusive culture, as well as ADA compliance and what it doesn't address.

Speaker: Bob Mitchell, Owner, Inspirations Fitness

Bob Mitchell is a very active Adaptive Athlete who views "disability" as an adjective that describes only one way of doing physical things. After his amputation in 2021, Bob re-branded his personal training business to work with other amputees as well as his able-bodied clientele. Through fitness training, Bob is helping others redefine what their abilities are and how to get stronger and more independent doing things in a new way. As an avid Rock Climber, Bob has been a local voice for inclusion and introduction of the adaptive community into the sport of climbing as therapy and recreation. Bob holds credentials with the NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), ATA (Adaptive Training Academy), C4HP (Camp for Human Performance), and the USPA (United States Powerlifting Association).

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Quinn Gordon

Membership Coordinator, Climbing Wall Association

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