Get in Shape for Your Dream Trek and Join the Community

Outdoor Group Trek Training for Women

Join the growing trekking community that will help you stay on top of your trail fitness in a fun and inspiring way!

 

Winter/Spring 2024 Season: January 22 - June 14

15-Week Season -

Monday, Wednesday & Friday Sessions are now Full!

 

Special Note: There will be a 1-Month Break from April 10 - May 10.  Sheri will be In Portugal leading a group trek after which she will head to Spain to scout the first ten days of the Northern Coastal Camino for a future group trek!

 

*Tuesday sessions still have a few spots available for new trekkers due to the opening of a second session at 8AM on Tuesday mornings.  If you would like to attend Tuesday sessions, please email Sheri at: (sheri@transformtrekking.com) and let her know you would like one of the last spots.  She will let you know which time is still available.  (8AM or 10AM sessions).  If you would like to be put on the waitlist for the other sessions, email Sheri to let her know.   If you have not yet signed up for this season, please do not purchase sessions until you have talked with Sheri.

Thank you!

Below are the Winter/Spring 2024 weekly schedules, season documents (2), descriptions of each session & costs for individual sessions and packages.

Weekly - 2 hour -Trek Training Sessions - 10AM - 12PM                  (Come to one session each week or all 3)

Monday - Full, waiting list only:  Yost Park in Edmonds

Tuesday: (8AM-9:55AM & 10AM - 12PM)  Lower Woodland Park in Seattle

Friday - Full waiting list only:  Saint Edward's State Park in Kenmore

*Remember there will be a 4-week break, where no sessions will occur from April 10 - May 10.

Every other Week - 2 hour - Local Park Hikes -10AM -12PM,        (a few hikes may go from 10AM - 1PM)

Wednesday Jan 24 - Full:       Big Finn Hill Park in Kirkland

Wednesday Feb 7 - Full:         Carkeek Park of Seattle

Wednesday Feb 21 - Full:       Discovery Park of Seattle ( 2.5-hour hike)

Wednesday Mar 6 - Full:        Golden Gardens of Seattle

Wednesday Mar 20 - Full:      Upper St. Edward's State Park Trails in Kenmore

Wednesday April 3 - Full:       Seattle Cherry Blossom Hike Starting & Ending at Cowen Park (3-hour hike)

Wednesday May 22 - Full:      Arboretum of Seattle (2.5-hour hike)

Wednesday June 5 - Full:       Schmitz Park & Lincoln Park of West Seattle (3-hour hike)

*Remember there will be a 4-week break, where no sessions will occur from April 10 - May 10.

Descriptions of each of the sessions


The weekly 2 hour trek training sessions start out with a hiking specific warm-up that includes stick rolling, a 5-10 minute walk, simple glute strengthening exercises, and dynamic stretches. We then begin the "workout" where we intermix hiking with exercises that specifically train the muscles you will utilize on the trail and will help to improve your mobility, stability, and strength. Another part of our workout includes interval hill training to help increase your cardiovascular endurance for those long climbs on your treks.  This portion is done at your own pace as everyone walks at different speeds. The session ends with a cool down that includes a relaxed 5-10 minute walk back to where we started and static stretches to help improve flexibility and help prevent injuries. Rest assured that at any time during the session, if an exercise is taught that you do not feel comfortable doing or you know that you should not do, then Sheri will help you find an exercise that suits your comfort level or your needs, or you can opt to rest as well. 

Every other week we will head to a different park in the greater Seattle area.  The goal of these 2-hour hikes is to build our hiking endurance.  As we hike for 2 full hours we will get to know each other and the trails of our beautiful local parks.  Pace for these hikes is around 3mph when walking on flatter areas.  As we climb up and down hills, the pace naturally slows down a bit. You will learn proper hiking form walking on flats, up hills and down hills and how to use your hiking poles in the most efficient way.

Investment for the 2024 Winter/Spring Outdoor Trek Training

*Sessions purchased for this 2024 winter/spring season must be used during this 2024 winter/spring season.  In the event that we must close down due to COVID-19, or some other pandemic or natural disaster, you will be given a refund of sessions you have remaining.

  • 1 New to the Program? Your first 2-hour trek training session is FREE! After you try out your first session you will be able to choose from single sessions, the 5-session package, the 10-session package or the unlimited package.
  • 2 One 2-Hour Trek Training Session, or 2-Hour Local Park Hike: $45
  • 3 Five Session Package: $200 - $5 dollar savings per session
  • 4 Ten Session Package: $330 - $12 dollar savings per session - These sessions can be used for the 2-hour training sessions and the 2-hour local park hikes.
  • 5 Unlimited Package - Sold Out: $495 - This package includes all outdoor sessions. The possibility of tons of savings per session! If you know you can make more than one session per week, this would be the package for you!

Any questions?  No problem - call or email me, Sheri Goodwin, at (206) 465-1795 or sheri@transformtrekking.com

Why should I sign up?

The best way to train for an outdoor adventure is in the outdoors!  This way your feet, ankles, knees and hips will gain stability and strength on the uneven surfaces that you will face on the trails. You won't even realize you are working out when you incorporate trek specific strength training as we hike.  These outdoor sessions will help you feel amazing on your next trekking adventure! And when you are well prepared you will help reduce the possibility of an over-use injury that could bring your trek to a quick end.

By joining, you will become part of the growing trekking community and gain new friends meeting people that feel the same calling as you… to explore the world by foot. You may even find your next perfect trekking travel buddy!

This outdoor group trek training program will:

  • Inspire and motivate you to train - rain, shine, sleet or snow!
  • Reacquaint you with your local parks and teach you various ways to train in the great outdoors.
  • Allow you to meet new friends, hiking partners, adventure travel partners and more.
  • Provide that place to come back to after your journey, where people get you, and truly do want to hear about your life changing trekking adventure.
  • Encourage you to maintain fitness levels so you can continue going on your other bucket list trekking adventures!

Not sure if this program is for you? If two or more of the statements below describe you, then you will fit in well!

  • You have a trekking adventure planned and you want to be in prime hiking shape so you thrive on the trails
  • You are new to hiking and long distance treks and are excited to learn more and get started training
  • You enjoy stress free fitness training where you can work out at your own pace
  • You enjoy hiking, but have a hard time finding people to hit the trails with you
  • Working out in the gym atmosphere isn't your cup of tea
  • You want hiking specific training in the great outdoors
  • You have a hard time staying motivated to work out on your own and appreciate the inspiration a group brings
  • You'd like to meet other women who are as adventure-minded as you and learn about other exciting treks that you can add to your bucket list

Still have questions?  No problem - call or email me, Sheri Goodwin, at (206) 465-1795 or sheri@transformtrekking.com