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Brooklyn Boulders builds urban rock climbing facilities that foster community by merging fitness with art, co-working, and events.

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“Climber or not, Brooklyn Boulders (BKB) is our new go-to spot escape the winter weather.”

Off Metro, March 2019

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“People who work out alone give up the soonest. But a new trend—retro classes that turn fitness into competitive group games—is helping Americans play the pounds away and keep coming back for more.”

Wall Street Journal, January 2018

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“A Boom in Rock Climbing, Minus the Rocks”

New York Times, March 2017

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“On the walls: Harnessed climbers leaping from hold to hold. On the floor: Weight-lifting and yoga-classing exercisers. And mixed through it all: Tables full of laptop-tapping entrepreneurs and freelancers.”

Forbes, February 2017

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“Why Climbing May Be the Mind-Body Workout You’ve Been Looking For: After an hour, with my forearms aching and shaking, I realized it was one of the most fun, rewarding fitness experiences I’d experienced in a long time.”

Well + Good, July 2016

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“Climbing meccas like Brooklyn Boulders—with their cavernous, elegant surroundings, WiFi-enabled cafés and juice bars, and lots (and lots) of beautiful people—aren’t just fun as hell. They’ll get you seriously ripped.”

— Men’s Fitness, 2016

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Watch: “A few months ago, we showed you a video made by Brooklyn Boulders of the gym’s Augmented Reality rock climbing wall. A coder created a program that turned the ordinary wall into a real-life video game, where you could rack up points as you scaled up and across the vertical face…”

Wired, January 2016

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“Some people need music for a workout boost or a personal trainer urging them to work harder. Scott Gilroy finds motivation by pushing his limits with other people, whether it’s with a partner in yoga or a group of 600 people doing sprints.”

Wall Street Journal, May 2015

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“#1 in Cutting-Edge Coworking Spaces: If you’re the type of person who enjoys keeping active during the workday, then Brooklyn Boulders’ second location just outside Boston may be your dream come true.”

Coca-Cola, February 2014

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“Brooklyn Boulders Somerville is redefining the open office concept. Wouldn’t the workday be more fun if it occurred on top of a 22-foot-high climbing wall?”

Fast Company, January 2014

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Watch: “Best Workout in Brooklyn: As far as practice sites go, Brooklyn Boulders—a converted truck garage off Third Avenue in Gowanus—is exactly what you’d want from an out-of-Manhattan fitness experience.”

Vogue, November 2014

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