Last time we talked about some easier and more accessible activities in the Greenville, NC area that start at the beginner level of fitness and go up. This blog, your Greenville, NC chiropractor is going to discuss some of the more allusive and involved activities that may require a bit more commitment, equipment or even a “chiropractor Greenville, NC” Google search.
One of those particular sports is that is a lot of fun but a bit more challenging is rock climbing. Despite the fact that Greenville, NC does is not home to a commercial indoor rock climbing business, ECU does have an exceptional indoor rock climbing wall that is accessible to the public as well as the students. The Student Recreation Center is home to the 30’ wide and 27’ high climbing wall. You may have to ask around, no offense but most of the student employees may give you a blank stare if you ask them how to get access to the wall. The public does not seem to take advantage of the Adventure Center climbing wall so you’re going to need to ask around about how to get a pass just for the wall. It’s only about $50 a person for the whole semester. I think that even includes being able to “rent” a climbing harness each time your there. I’m not sure as I have my own.
But is does include free lessons and a trained staff member to belay or spot you as you climb. You may have to wade a sea of hormone-laden teens and twenty-somethings but your only other option is in Raleigh and it’s not uncommon to spend $15-$30 just for a DAY plus help belaying (staff) not to mention the harness rental fee. Take advantage of all of those tax dollars supporting the school and get a climb in.
You will also be able to sign up for ECU Adventure Center emails that give you updates on very inexpensive climbing trips they make towards the western part of the North Carolina. Other outdoor trips for kayaking, hiking, etc are available as well. Overall the ECU Adventure Center is a great resource for more than just the students.
Greenville, NC is also home to some pretty decent BMX resources. The most accessible can be found at Jaycee Park. Jaycee Park has numerous ramps and rails for the daring BMX riders and skateboarders alike. For a small town it’s surprising the kind of BMX talent that got their start here and now many of them have put back into the community in the way of organizations like ProTown BMX who offer week-long clinics for most anybody who can ride a bike without training wheels.
For those of you who want to take advantage of the water resources in Greenville, NC sees Knee Deep Adventures. You can rent a number of different sized kayaks and paddleboards to head out and explore the Tar River. You can arrange for Knee Deep Adventures to drop off your kayak rental at Town Commons so you can paddle with the current and end at Port Terminal. Taxis can also be arranged if necessary.
Finally, one of my favorites, you can get involve with Greenville, NC cycling seen. I was president of the Parker College of Chiropractic cycling club before I came to be a chiropractor Greenville, NC. Cycling is a bit of a challenge with the traffic and city layout of Greenville, NC but it can be done. This is evident by the regular and active group rides that start from numerous places and times every week. The best resource for them can be found HERE. If doing 20-55 miles at 15-20mph is a bit above your fitness level you still have the option to utilize the Greenway or even a few limited bike lanes in the downtown area to at least get the wheels turning on your bike instead of your car. The best part about cycling is that you can actually accomplish more than getting exercise while doing it. You can commute to work, save money on gas and get healthy.
So remember that there are a lot more options to be active in Greenville, NC than you may have realized. It just takes planning and finding something you enjoy so that it’s easier to stay active and moving so you can be fit and healthy. And don’t forget to take care of your spine by looking up “chiropractor Greenville, NC” and clicking on Corrective Chiropractic to see if chiropractic can help you get and stay healthy.
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