I’ve never been someone who just loves to exercise and can’t live without it. If I were given the choice between laying in bed or going for a run, I would choose laying in bed every single time without fail. I always wanted to be one of those people who is naturally, internally motivated to get out and move, but I’m just not! So I look for opportunities to exercise in fun, creative ways with friends. I like it best when I am distracted and forget that I’m exercising all together! So when two of my friends here suggested I join them at the rock climbing gym, I knew that was a form of exercise I could get into. I’ve been three or four times this summer, and I can definitely see improvement every time. My fingers ache and my legs are sore afterwards, but I feel like I accomplished something and worked out in the process. Below are a few photos if you’d like to see:^It’s true, I do love Frankfurt. And aren’t these climbing shoes just so stylish…?^This gym is free climbing, without ropes. But don’t worry mom, the floor is really padded :p Every color rock is a different course with varied difficulties.^Chalk really helps with grip!^Rejoicing that I made it to the top without killing myself!^They also have slack lines to improve balance and focus.^After about an hour or so all your energy is completely gone and you can’t help but lie on the floor like a corpse!What do you think– would you try rock climbing? I am definitely going to look for a climbing gym when I get home to California. Have a good one friends.