About TrainingBeta

TrainingBeta is a site dedicated to training for climbing. We built this site because we wanted all of the best training resources in one place. We do a daily blog, a weekly podcast, and we have many climbing training programs that are easy to follow so you can just go into the gym and do your thing without thinking too much about it. Happy training!

Meet The Team

Neely Quinn
Neely QuinnOwner and Founder
I’m a climber, a nutritionist, a podcast host, and an entrepreneur. And even though I’ll never be as strong as most 12-year-old climbers these days, I still love training to get stronger. We built this site to provide you (and me) with all the resources we need to climb our hardest. My husband, Seth, and I live in Boulder now after spending a couple years living out of our van and climbing all over the U.S.
Seth Lytton
Seth LyttonCo-Founder, Tech Guy
I’m a climber, a software developer, and I live in Boulder, CO with Neely, my wife. Sometimes I like training and suffering on a hangboard more than I like climbing. I’m the tech guy here, which means I basically make sure TrainingBeta.com doesn’t explode, I do some design work, and I work with Kris Peters on the training programs.

Climbing Trainers

Kris Peters
Kris PetersTraining Program Creator
Climbing Trainer Kris Peters wrote our Bouldering Strength and Power Program, our Route Climbing Training Program, our Finger Training Programs, and our 6-Week Power Endurance Program. Originally from Massachusetts, Kris is one of the top climbing trainers in the U.S. and has worked with pro-level climbers, including Daniel Woods, Sasha DiGiulian, Nina Williams, Emily Harrington, Matt Segal, Matty Hong, and many others.
Mercedes Pollmeier
Mercedes PollmeierOnline Personal Trainer
Mercedes is a Strength and Conditioning Coach based out of Seattle, Washington. She received her Masters in Human Movement and then started working with climbers of all abilities, including elite level/competition climbers. Currently she runs specialized performance programs specifically designed for climbers and alpinists in Seattle. She also trains an array of outdoor athletes online, helping them reach their goals with accountability and efficiency.
Matt Pincus
Matt PincusOnline Personal Trainer
Matt is a 5.14a/V12 climber who has honed his training skills on himself and his clients. He will provide you with a climbing training program from anywhere in the world based on your goals, your abilities, the equipment you have, and any limitations you have with time or injuries. He does online training for climbers of all abilities, creating 4-week custom plans using the FitBot app.

Support Staff

Matt Pincus
Matt PincusContent Manager
Matt is a boulderer and a sport climber living in Jackson, Wyoming, and sometimes in his van on the road. He’s responsible for most of the blog posts and social media posts for TrainingBeta. He’s constantly changing and tweaking the ways he trains as he learns new things. Getting to read all the articles that eventually get posted on the blog and Facebook is his favorite part of working for Training Beta and something that never gets old.
Natalie Hawley
Natalie HawleyPodcast Transcriptionist
Natalie transcribes all of the backlogged podcast episodes for us. She taught middle and high school for over half a decade, but then decided it would be more enjoyable to become a full-time climber than attempt to reform the education system. She runs the campground in the New River Gorge, and she proofreads and edits climbing guidebooks on a freelance basis. Having completed guide training at Hueco Tanks, her plan is to guide there next season.
Marina Inoue
Marina InouePodcast Transcriptionist
Marina is a professional tattooer, recreational climber, and does podcast transcription for the latest TrainingBeta episodes. She lives in a van and travels full time with her boyfriend, Nick. They are currently on the Rifle-New River Gorge-Hueco Tanks circuit, living the dream.
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