This weekend Diablo Rock Gym celebrated their 10th anniversary by having an ultimate fitness morning, a BBQ, and hosting the Reel Rock Tour. With a crowd of over 150 people, the gym helped raise $1500 for the Access Fund and the ASCA. As part of the festivities, the Touchstone blog sat down with DRG's first member.
During the construction of DRG, MycolHolton signed up at the very first member of DRG. "I have loved this gym from day it opened. My favorite part of the gym are the people. I have meet so many great people that have become very good friends of mine."
Born and raised in the foothills of Colorado, Mycol moved to Martinez in 1986. He began climbing at the age of 40 while working as a painting contractor on the construction of DRG. "I had been a member of other gyms in prior years, but none of them compared to DRG."
Mycol talked a bit about the changes he has seen in the past ten years at DRG. "Over the years I have seen the gym grow from just rock climbing and weight room, to a variety of excercise activities that are state of the Art in fitness. DRG keeps me excited with all the different special event that take place there. Who knew that a Grip Comp or a personal fitness challenge could be so much fun. These are just a few examples."
Mycol talked about the importance of the climbing community. "The gym isn't just something I do to stay in shape, it a life style that full fills a part of my life. Many of the staff members who are now young adults were just little kids and teenagers when the gym first opened. It's been great to watching them grow up. It's a personnel touch that is priceless."
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