me at yosemite national park in 2012 HIKING AND ROCK CLIMBING This exercise promotes kinesthetic mind/body awareness, and can boost self confidence as well as balance / coordination. Also, rock climbing incorporates the upper and lower body muscles (core) and cardiovascular systems. Excellent outdoor fitness workout. However, I would recommend prior fitness training before embarking on a hiking / rock climbing adventure to prepare and/or strengthen your muscles and body for such an activity in order to avoid injury. Check out the video below for some awesome exercises to get you in shape prior to a hiking / rock climbing adventure . HAPPY TRAILS!!! Please help support Universal Fitness with your generous tip/donation: paypal.me/UniversalFitness Thank you for your continued support!!!