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Join us for over 20 yoga classes each week at each FA location.

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First Ascent Peoria is now open!

World class climbing, yoga, and fitness has arrived in Peoria's historic warehouse district.

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Five great locations. One membership. Let’s climb, Chicago!

First Ascent Climbing & Fitness is built by climbers, for climbers. We have five world-class climbing gyms: four in some of our favorite Chicago neighborhoods and one in Peoria. Our facilities feature world-class rock climbing terrain, a full schedule of yoga classes, and state-of-the-art fitness equipment. A membership to one facility gives you access to all. Join the FAmily now, and let’s climb!

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From The Blog

My 6x6 Challenge Story: Dan Bartz, FA co-founder October 10, 2019

My 6x6 Challenge Story: Dan Bartz, FA co-founder

First Ascent is launching its second 6x6 Challenge the week of October 14th, and I for [...]

Staff Spotlight: Paula Bui October 8, 2019

Staff Spotlight: Paula Bui

We're shining the staff spotlight on Paula Bui, First Ascent's Yoga Coordinator and AcroYoga extroadinaire. Read [...]



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