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Founders Nicole Brown and Chris Shotwell opened LEF Climbing three years ago in Lexington and have since brought their passion for climbing to the Cincinnati area with Mosaic. The gym's slated to open on March 15, 2019. / Image: Phil Armstrong, Cincinnati Refined // Published: 3.11.19
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Check Out Loveland's Impressive New 55-Foot-Tall Rock-Climbing Wall

Mosaic Climbing’s vision and passion is to share joy through movement.

Founders Nicole Brown and Chris Shotwell wanted careers driven by their passion around climbing, so they opened LEF Climbing three years ago in Lexington. Due to their success in the south, they're now bringing their new Cincinnati location, Mosaic Climbing, to Loveland on March 15th.

The fresh, modern climbing gym offers bouldering, top-rope, sport, and speed climbing. There's a booming climbing culture here in the Tri-state, but Chris and Nicole found the local facilities lacked certain amenities climbers craved. Mosaic allows extensive climbing, with walls that scale beyond 50 feet. That's enough space to accommodate beginners and youth programs, as well as experienced climbers alike. People of any skill set will be able to enjoy tackling the walls of Mosaic. Aspiring climbers can purchase a variety of packages that include youth (13 and under), adult, couple, family, and student.

Alongside those staggeringly high walls, Mosaic includes a fully-equipped fitness room, yoga studio, and group fitness room. Similar to the wall, their fitness facilities cater to everyone, from beginners to fitness junkies. For those who don't want to climb, fitness-only memberships are available. $10 drop-in yoga and group fitness classes are also available.

According to Matthew T. Desjardins, M.D. of Sports Medicine with OrthoCincy, trying new exercises, like climbing or yoga, could make a big difference on your overall health. "Go ahead—try Pilates. Try Yoga. ... Try something new and see if you like it."

In conjunction with their opening, Mosaic is hosting a community yoga class on Saturday, March 16th, with all donations going to Access Fund—a not-for-profit rock climbing organization that works to preserve and restore nature's climbing areas.

Lindsey Zinno, Director of Customer Experience, is excited to build strong relationships with the wellness community around Cincinnati. A physical space was critical to forging those relationships. Mosaic’s wide-open spaces and private event rooms allow for just that, and can host any event, from kids’ birthdays and adult parties to corporate team building exercises.

“Our goal is to be greatly engaged in the community, to support local businesses, and welcome current climbers and newbies who are interested in this rewarding sport they can do for a lifetime,” says Zinno.

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Mosaic Climbing is located at 9501 Union Cemetery Road (45140).

As climbers, environmental sustainability is something they strongly prioritize, and they're already planning fun opportunities for Earth Day and the month of April. If you'd like to get involved, contact Lindsey Zinno.

The Mosaic team will also be making an appearance at Fuel+Flex at Northern Kentucky University in April, too.

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