Trail Work Day
We worked with the Washington Climbers Coalition, Mountains to Sound Greenway and the Access Fund to improve the hiking and climbing trails at Exit 32 on the Little Si Trail. We carried rock, smashed rock, dug up dirt, carried dirt, dumped dirt, cut up ferns and trees and carried some trees!
NSM met up at The Garage on Capital Hill to do some bowling and ended the evening at Optimism Brewing company!
Dawn Wall Screening
Womxn from the NSM Training for Climbing Club at Seattle Bouldering Project got together to attend a screening of The Dawn Wall and meet Tommy Caldwell. So freaking cool!
Paint and Sip Night
Who doesn’t like to paint and drink some wine? The womxn of Never Stop Moving do! Ladies got together to paint haystack rock and socialize after a hard week of climbing! We may not be the best painters but we tried!
Queer Training Night
Ever wished you could meet other queer climbers and get stronger AT THE SAME TIME? Never Stop Moving aims to foster a community of inclusivity. No matter who you are…you are welcome.
Never Stop Dancing Night
The NSM crew got together for a night of dinner & dancing in the Capitol Hill neighborhood! We went to dinner at a Mexican place and then went dancing at The Baltic Room.
Never Stop Moving Membership Launch Party
Participants of the NSM Training for Climbing Clubs and more came out to celebrate the launching of NSM’s membership program at Ascent Outdoors Seattle! We had a great time giving out NSM swag, free rock climbing courses and more!
Food Bank Volunteer Day
A Never Stop Moving crew headed to a food bank to volunteer their time packaging food during the Holiday Season!
NSM Team Climb Night
The Team of Never Stop Moving joined forces to climb together at Stone Gardens, Bellevue to create some team bonding and to have some fun!
A Never Stop Moving crew headed to Cafe Mox in Ballard for a night of board games and fun!
Some women from Never Stop Moving headed out to Tieton to do some trail work in collaboration with the Washington Climbers Coalition.
“Stewardship day was great! Really rewarding and nice to get out and meet other climbers” - Claire Grant
The first Social Event held outside of the climbing gym! Thank you to our new Social Event Coordinator, Maria Moran for getting everyone together to hang out at The Peddler Brewery!
The mission of Belaydies Night is to create a positive and supportive environment for women to become exposed to rock climbing in an indoor setting by interacting with and learning about local groups and organizations.
Women's Warrior's Way
Never Stop Moving joined forces with Kaf Adventures and Warrior's Way to bring a women's only Sport Climbing Falling & Commitment Clinic and Traditional Climbing & Mental Clinic in Vantage, WA.
Ladies: How to get into it so you can get after it
An event hosted by She Jumps to bring a variety of women focused organizations into one room to enable women to get to know groups they can be a part of!
Women's Training For Climbing Clinics
The clinics are created and run by Mercedes Pollmeier, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS) and climbing at The Seattle Bouldering Project in Seattle, WA.
Women's Networking Night
Climbing and Networking at Seattle Bouldering Project, Seattle
Women's Beginner Outdoor Leading Clinic
Leading Clinic with Audrey Sniezek at Exit 38 North Bend, WA
Women's Beginner Outdoor Bouldering Clinic
Bouldering Clinic with Mercedes Pollmeier at Leavenworth, WA
Into the Minds of two Badass Climbers
Speaking Event with Mercedes Pollmeier & Audrey Sniezek @ Ascent Outdoors
Never Stop Moving has worked with two amazing climbers, Mercedes Pollmeier and Audrey Sniezek to host a Training Clinic Series at two local gyms; Seattle Bouldering Project (SBP) and Stone Gardens, Bellevue to teach the local community various ways to add training into their climbing to increase performance and reduce the risk of injury.
Mercedes Pollmeier Training Clinics
To move with mastery, you have to learn the basics of movement. We will cover strength, flexibility, and control through a variety of ground movements that include locomotion, joint mobility, and balance exercises. The goal of this class is to transfer this idea of body control on the ground to the climbing wall.
Grip Strength Clinic
This clinic will cover the basics of how to improve your grip strength safely without the use of hangboards or campus boards. Once the basic understandings are there, Mercedes will cover protocols using the hangboards and other climbing specific tools.
System Board Clinic
This clinic will cover why systems training is so important to developing motor control, as well as how to use symmetrical and asymmetrical climbing walls to improve your climbing movement.
Dynamic Movement Clinic
If you find yourself using a ton of muscle in your climbing movement, this clinic if for you. Come learn how to relax and bounce from hold to hold, making your movement more efficient.
Audrey Sniezek Training Clinics
Learning to develop contact and finger strength can be an asset in rock climbing. If you want to learn what hangboard workouts are really about and how and when to structure a hangboard workout for yourself, this clinic is for you. No previous experience necessary. Applicable for all skill levels. You will learn why people train on a hangboard, when is the right time to pick up this type of training, and specific exercises to do.
Harness and improve your ability to do powerful climbing moves. As a sport climber, who represented the US in bouldering World Cups, I had to learn how to develop power. What makes a climber powerful and how can you develop your own power? We will look at specific techniques for a variety of applications in climbing. You will leave with some specific tools that will help you become a more powerful climber.
Power Endurance Clinic
Having trouble pulling hard move after hard move? Is your stamina never quite where you would like it to be? What can you do to link past that one frustrating move on a climb or have more energy to tackle harder climbs? Power endurance is the most useful tool to learn for your climbing arsenal. This clinic is great for everyone at all abilities, best if you have some climbing experience.
Campus Board Clinic
One of the most powerful tools for a climber is the infamous Campus board. We'll talk about why it's helpful, when to make use of it and who should be training on it. You will have the opportunity to try it out and leave understanding how a campus workout will help and when it is right for you to train on one.