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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!

Fall Season 2020: September 8 - December 17

 

Updates to Phase 2 of Washington State's Covid-19 Plan for Outdoor Group Fitness:

The updated Phase 2 plan, now allows up to 8-12 clients at each outdoor training session as long as 6 feet of distance can be maintained between each client. The number chosen for each session will depend on the park and how easy or difficult it is to socially distance. For example, Yost Park & St Edward's State Park will require a smaller group due to their more narrow trails, whereas, I can work with a slightly larger group at Lower Woodland Park, thanks to its wider trail options and variety of open spaces. To ensure enough sessions for all, I have added an extra session at Yost Park of Edmonds (Tuesday mornings - shown below) and I have added a new trainer to help with overflow on the popular training days. The new trainer and I will follow all COVID-19 rules for outdoor trainers. Transformational Trekking also has its own trek specific rules to keep you and those around you safe. Prior to joining the group, you will be asked to sign a COVID-19 rules and waiver form. The rules on this form will be reviewed prior to each session and followed throughout the session. We thank you for your understanding around these additional rules at this time. Your safety, health and well being will always come first! For more information on how each session and hike will be run during this COVID-19 time, click on the two links below.

Weekly 90 - Minute Trek Training Sessions 

Tuesday: 8:00AM - 9:30AM  Yost Park of Seattle 

Tuesday: 10:30AM - 12:00PM  Lower Woodland Park of Seattle 

Thursday: 8AM - 9:30AM  Lower Woodland Park of Seattle 

Thursday: 10:30AM - 12PM  St. Edward's State Park of Kenmore

Weekly 2 - Hour Hikes:

Wednesday: 10AM - 12PM  Alternating Seattle area parks

Monthly 3-4 - Hour Hikes + Trek Challenge!

Friday hikes: 8AM

Sept 25, Oct 16, Dec 4

Saturday & Sunday hikes: 8AM

Sept 13, Oct 4, Nov 1, Nov 21

Three Day Trek Challenge - December 11, 12, 13 - Mark your Calendars, more information coming in September!

Descriptions of each of the sessions

Tuesday/Thursday 90 - minute training sessions:

Tues_Thurs 90 min training sessions photo

The weekly 90-minute 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 anytime during the session, if an exercise is taught that you do not feel comfortable doing or you know that you should not do, than Sheri will help you find an exercise that suits your comfort level or your needs, or you can opt to rest as well.

Wednesday 2 - Hour Hikes:

Wednesday mornings will find us rotating parks. After stick rolling and some dynamic stretches for a proper injury prevention warm-up, we will start our 2- hour hike in the park of the week. These mornings will be more about improving our muscular endurance through walking more miles than we do on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. At the end of our session we will cool down via static stretching and stick rolling.

Bi-Monthly 3-4 - Hour Hikes:

3-Hour Group hikes

Theses hikes will be about 3-hours in length on various trails near Seattle. Most trails we go to will be off of the I-90 corridor. Sometimes these hikes do go over the 3-hour time frame, all depends on the group and the condition of the trail. When there is too much snow or ice on the trails we stay closer to home and do our training hikes at local parks such as Saint Edwards State Park, Discovery Park or Carkeek Park- all great for longer hikes.

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!

Investment

  • New to the Program? Your first session is FREE! After you try out your first session you will be able to choose from single sessions, the 10-session package or the unlimited package.
  • One 90-Minute Session: $40
  • One 2 - Hour Hike: $55
  • One 3-Hour Hike: $70
  • Ten Session Package: $290 - Each of the ten sessions can be used for any of the weekly 90-minute training sessions.
  • Ten "Any" Session Package: $330 - Each of the ten sessions can be used for any of the weekly 90-minute training sessions, 2-hour hikes and 3-4 - hour hikes.
  • COVID-19 Unlimited Package ($440 minus above previously paid cost): Due to limited available spots this season, this package can only be purchased after you have finished your first 10 sessions. If there is enough space in the season's remaining sessions for you to purchase the unlimited program you will be allowed, but not guaranteed 10 more sessions. If you are able to complete 20 total sessions and the season is still going you will be allowed to sign-up for more sessions on the last day of sign ups each week. The cost for this program will not exceed a total payment of $440, including your first purchased program. Normally this package would allow you to come to as many sessions as you want each week and throughout the season, plus the hikes. However, due to the ongoing pandemic we have had to make changes to accommodate participants and still adhere to Washington state's guidelines on safe business practices.
  • *Sessions purchased for this fall 2020 season must be used during this fall 2020 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.  Sheri will not be able to extend this season like she did for the winter/spring season.

After signing up you will receive the "Member Page" code. Once on this page you will find all the details needed for this fall season.

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

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 are a women in your 40's to 70's
  • 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

Okay, so now you are ready! 🙂  Sign-up here:

After signing up you will receive the "Member Page" code. Once on this page you will find all the details needed for this fall season.

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