Most material you’ll see in the media about Father’s Day probably will suggest to you places to take your dad to eat brunch, pretty much similar to the kind of eateries you see all around asking you to bring your mom to for Mother’s Day last month, and offering her, perhaps a flower with a meal.
Instead, for your health’s sake, if you have the type of father who needs to energize rather than sitting for hours waiting for the chance to eat and then sit some more in front of a TV, save the eating for late afternoon and spend the earlier part of the morning or afternoon working out with your dad on indoor climbing terrain, away from sunburn, bug bites, and exposure to stranger’s road rage on this one day devoted to your dad.
Try some indoor bouldering, rock climbing, and grab hold of your family’s upward climb for the day. In fact, the whole family can go rock climbing. Or if you have a single dad, make it a rock climbing date for a group of single dads and their kids on Father’s Day. On the other hand, if you’re a close-knit family, everyone can go bouldering indoors as an act of climbing the ladder of success instead of excess. There’s something for all abilities, even if your dad is a beginner. There’s an activity that can motivate your dad to become fit.
Sacramento Pipeworks has some of the most phenomenal climbing terrain that you will ever grab hold of. The main structure offers routes that start at moderate and range toward incredibly challenging. But not to fear, they have a whole wall designed specifically for beginners as well.
The bouldering area is large and spacious with tons of impressive terrain. The cardio equipment is high quality and there is a fully-equipped weight room to top off your workout. At Pipeworks in Sacramento Yoga classes are fun and low-key, with something for all abilities. Check out the Touchstone Climbing & Fitness site.
Interested in exercising with others for an added bit of motivation or camaraderie? Drop in on one of their many group exercise classes – from yoga to indoor cycling to Pilates mat classes. Pipeworks is the only place in Sacramento where you will find climbing, yoga, Pilates, indoor cycling and more, all under one roof. Pipeworks is truely one of Sacramento’s premier fitness facilities.
Here’s why it’s great for Father’s Day instead of just going to brunch, a movie, and then coming home and sitting in front of the TV for the rest of the evening, or the alternative, sitting in the park or by the river, eating, and being bored by the same sedentary motions or playing the same old volley ball at some beach where you have to drive two hours through heavy traffic just to relax. Here’s the Father’s Day alternative:
You can climb the 40 foot high lead wall at Sacramento Pipeworks, or spread out as a family across their 11,000 square feet of climbing terrain. With 2,000 feet of innovating bouldering, you can climb or work out on more than 70 top and lead ropes.
For dad and any others, friends, family, weight lifting enthusiasts, there’s a complete weight room. Or try the extensive aerobic equipment mom and dad can work out together. Or use the locker rooms with showers and saunas. Or if you want to bring your lap top computer while everyone else is in the sauna, shower, climbing, weight lifting, or using the aerobic equipment, you have free high speed wireless access to surf the Internet endlessly. There’s easy freeway access and plenty of free, secure parking.
Check out the fully Stocked Pro Shop, supervised Programs for Children, and Special Discount Days. So if you want to rock climb indoors for Father’s Day, you’ll probably want to return again for the classes such as performance Indoor cycling, Yoga, Pilates Mat, Abs & Core exercises, and sports conditioning. And you can get a reciprocal Membership with other branches when you’re in the Bay Area, such as Mission Cliffs in San Francisco, G.W.P.C., Berkeley Ironworks, and Touchstone Concord.
Hours are M-F 6am – 10pm, Saturday and Sunday, 9am – 6pm. Location is at 116 N. 16th Street in Sacramento. For directions, check the map page. The phone number is listed on their website. For more information check out other ways to contact Sacramento Pipeworks.
So Where Do You Eat Before or After Bouldering?
If you’re looking for a nutritious meal on Father’ Day before or after the bouldering or indoor rock climbing Sunday, try the vegan bakery, catering company, and cafe, Sugar Plum Vegan Restaurant. Savor the restaurant’s “bottomless brunch,” according to its website.
Sugar Plum Vegan Restaurant is open Sundays from 10:00 to 4:00 pm. Closed Mondays.The address is 2315 K Street, Sacramento in midtown. Phone number is listed on the restaurant’s website.
The restaurant also has free Wi Fi, and sometimes offers music and poetry or local artists showcasing its work. If your dad is the more creative, vegetarian, or vegan personality type, the ambiance there fits in with your dad’s style and is healthfully relaxing. Other hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10 am to 8 pm, and Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 10 pm.
Another nutritional choice for Father’s Day is Noodles & Company at 1186 Roseville Parkway,
Roseville, CA 95678-1385. The restaurant is open on Father’s Day, Sunday from 11 am to 9 pm. Noodles & Company is a collection of more than 235 neighborhood restaurants in 18 states and growing.
Since sometimes phone numbers change over time, always check with the restaurant’s website or your phone book for the most current phone number of any local business. That way, should a private resident receive a specific phone number, that person would not be bothered by ringing phones from articles posted for years. Saves time.
The whole idea for Father’s Day is to present an easygoing, relaxing day to take the stress of dad. So to keep the pace going at dad’s pace, a combination of healthy nutrition and some activity such as indoor climbing might be just what dad needs if that’s what dad wants more than anything else for Father’s Day, that is being with the family, enjoying a meal together, and if dad’s health permits, a workout tailored to just the right pace for the individual.