Dec 12, 2016
About Jess Simmons
Jess Simmons is a Registered Yoga Teacher (200-RYT) and Personal Trainer (NASM CPT) on a quest to climb harder and healthier. She integrates the physical, mental, and spiritual practices of yoga with modern exercise science for a holistic approach to training for climbing.
While we think of yoga as just this tool to help us be more flexible, Jess talks about why it's way more than that: it gives us the ability to calm ourselves down in an uncomfortable situations, it gives us more strength physically, and helps us have better balance, among other things.
Jess wrote an article called "The Unsung Benefits of Yoga for Climbing" for TrainingBeta that describes some of the yoga poses she suggests in this interview. It contains helpful photos and thorough instructions for how to do the sequences.
In this interview, Jess talks about how yoga does all of these things, and she tells you what she thinks are the 5 most important poses for climbers.
What We Talked About