Central Rock Gym

Watertown is a super-active community, which is one reason why we’re always on the lookout for different ways to keep you all moving. Last month for something new and different we ventured to a trampoline park – this time around, we thought we’d check out Acton Street’s indoor climbing and fitness destination, the Central Rock Gym

First, we were way impressed with the climbing options – namely, 30,000 s/f of climbing space where visitors can scale, belay, and boulder to their heart’s content. Newer and less-experienced visitors are encouraged to take a staff-led belaying class to learn the ropes (bad pun alert) without the need to take an instructional class themselves. Those who are ready to climb on their own sign up for a beginner belay class that takes about 90 minutes, and gives a thorough take on the belay process, the various knots you use, and all necessary safety procedures. And for those who aren’t into rope climbing or don’t have time to train, there’s bouldering – the option to climb up a low wall (10-16 feet) with protective floor mats instead of a belay system.

But there’s way more to CRG Watertown than just climbing; they also offer a 2,000 s/f studio space that hosts an impressive array of fitness and restorative programs. Members choose from several kinds of yoga disciplines, spin classes, core strengthening sessions, upper body and ab intensives, Tabata interval training, and foam roller release. And their hours are great for all schedules – they’re open most days from 10-11 PM, and they open at 6 AM Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

We were impressed with their membership package, too, mostly because it allows unlimited access to all six locations – that’s not always the case for fitness chains. Members also get free climbing gear for 30 days, one guest pass per month, 20% off all parties and events at the gym, 10-20% off retail, and Member Appreciation Days. 

Interested in checking it out? Get all the info you need on their website, or give them a call at (617) 744-0081!