Looking for a fun way to get active? Interested in stepping up your game in the kitchen? From rock climbing to olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting, the Wellness360 team has got you covered!

Rock Climbing at Sun Country Sports Center

When we arrived at Sun Country Sports Center and saw the height of the rock wall we were about to climb, our nerves definitely started to settle in. But, we signed our waivers, got harnessed up and traded in our sneakers for rock climbing shoes. Chris Stango, the rock wall manager, gave us a quick but thorough lesson on belaying, and then we were ready to start!

Although most of us started off slowly, we quickly got a hang of climbing. Many of us went up the wall multiple times, taking turns belaying each other and even trying out the auto-belay. A couple of us even tried out the Treadwall, which proved to be a great arm workout!

To say that the some of us were nervous going into our rock climbing adventure would be an understatement. But we were determined to try something new, so we all stuck with it! And now, after giving it a try, we all agree that we would go back again!

In a nutshell: Don’t let the height scare you! Definitely give climbing a shot.

Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Tasting at Saporito Oil, Vinegar, Spice

Family-owned and operated, Saporito Oil, Vinegar, Spice specializes in selling high quality extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars. To start our tasting experience off, owners Keith and Katrine Dunn explained the difference between the Ultra Premium grade olive oils that they sell and those commonly found in the super market. Aside from having a superior flavor, their oils also have a higher smoke point, making them better for cooking, and higher levels of polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants.

After learning about the olive oils and balsamic vinegars, we dived right into the tasting. With over 60 flavors of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, our taste buds were truly tickled. We paired popular oils and vinegars together, and sampled treats that the Dunns had made for us with their oils, including brownies made with chipotle infused olive oil.

Once we had sampled our fill, we each ended up purchasing a bottle to take home. Our favorites included the Tuscan herb olive oil, the blood orange olive oil and the honey ginger balsamic vinegar. We will definitely be back again to stock up our pantries!

In a nutshell: We all noticed the difference between Saporito’s high quality olive oils and the oils we usually buy. We expect to be repeat customers!