Take on your next hike with more confidence and less soreness!

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Does this sound familiar?

  • You’re READY to go on more challenging hikes, but have no idea how to train for them…
  • You live at a low elevation and don’t know how to prepare for higher-elevation hikes at home…
  • You try to train, but you’re always thrown off by the weight of your gear… 

…then keep reading, because I have a plan for you!

I used to train for hiking with a ‘just hike more’ approach.

Then when I started weight lifting, I found that although I performed well in the gym, it wasn’t always translating to my long day hikes and backpacking trips. 

From backpacking the Camino de Santiago in Spain to day hiking Machu Picchu Mountain in Peru to countless hikes in the U.S., I’ve spent a lot of hours on the trail…

One of the things I learned in all those miles is that preparation goes beyond your hiking gear.

Proper physical preparation can make or break a trip and I had no idea what I was missing out on until I met Paul… 

As an athletic trainer, Paul’s focus is on keeping athletes healthy and injury free.

In preparation for his 172-mile thru-hike on the Tahoe Rim Trail, he realized that there was not a lot of information out there on how to train for a hike, so he started using his experience training athletes to create a plan to meet the specific training needs of hikers.

Imagine planning a hiking trip that’s been on your bucket list for years knowing that you have a training plan to guide you in your preparation! 

Introducing the…

HikerFit Training Program

The complete 7-week training program to get you ready for your next big hike by building strength, improving endurance, and increasing stability. 

You’ll Learn:

  • Why a general fitness program or the ‘hike more’ approach isn’t ideal, and what to do instead
  • Evidence-based ways to prevent injuries to the knees, hips, and ankles so you can hike longer and higher than ever before 
  • Ways to prepare for high-elevation hikes, even if you live and train at lower elevation 
  • How to increase flexibility and recover faster 

Drawing on athletic training experience and the knowledge gained from decades on the trail, this program was developed for hikers just like you.

You’ll Get:

  • a 7-week progressive overload program specifically for hikers
  • training videos to guide you through the program so you feel confident in the workouts and how to do them correctly 
  • a personalized ruck schedule based on the specific hike or backpacking trip that you’re training for 
  • exercises to strengthen your hips, knees, and back to prevent injury on the trail 
  • a hike-specific mobility protocol to keep you flexible and recovering fast 
  • breathwork training that’s proven to raise red blood cell count and EPO levels to help you hike at high altitudes 
  • a program that can be reused over and over to prepare for different hikes throughout the years 

Whether you want to go on your first 10-mile day hike, reach the top of Mt. Whitney, or tackle a multi-day backpacking trip, HikerFit will help you feel your best on the trail so you can actually enjoy your hike!

Get Started Today!

Choose the HikerFit plan that’s right for you:

One-Time Payment

  • 7 weeks of hiker-specific programming
  • exclusive video training
  • hike-specific mobility protocol
  • 14-day refund period
Enrollment is currently closed

We know you’re going to love this program,

but if it’s not a good fit for some reason, this program comes with a 14-day money-back guarantee so you can try it out risk-free! 

HikerFit is NOT for you if…

  • you’re not willing to work hard and challenge yourself 
  • you just want an easy casual fitness program 
  • you’re uncomfortable lifting weights

But HikerFit is PERFECT for you if…

  • you have at least a little experience hiking and exercising with weights 
  • you’re excited to follow a challenging but fun workout plan
  • you show up ready to work hard 
  • you have a hike coming up that you want to be prepared for 

Don’t you want to truly enjoy your next hike, not just trudge through it?  

Common Questions

This is a digital course. After you purchase, you’ll be given access to an online platform where you can dive into the course. Within the course, you can watch training videos and download and print relevant PDFs. This course is a one-time purchase. As long as we’re still offering this program, you can access it and repeat the program as many times as you want. In fact, it’s designed to be done over and over as you prepare for different hikes and trips throughout the years. 

We designed this program to be effective while using minimal gym equipment. Here’s what you’ll need: dumbbells at varying weight sets, a barbell and rack, a flat weight bench, a sled (we provide an alternative for this), a box, an ab mat (optional), a yoga mat, and resistance bands. 

This program is great to prepare for day hikes and multi-day backpacking trips. 

There are 3 gym workouts, 2 rucks, and 2 mobility & recovery days for the first six weeks. The seventh week is just rucks and mobility.

The gym workouts are designed to take about 1 hour. The rucks vary depending on the hike goals that you’ll set in the program, but you can expect the two ruck days to take longer, especially in the later weeks of the program. 

We’re confident that you’re going to love this program, but if you are unhappy after purchasing, email us by 11:59pm Eastern U.S. time on the 14th day after your purchase for a full refund.

If you need help accessing the course, you can contact us anytime through our Contact Page. The program itself is self-study. This means that we do not provide one-on-one training sessions. The course comes with training videos to accompany all the workouts so you’ll feel confident with each movement.  

Some movements in this program (such as hang cleans), might be a little complex for someone with no weight-lifting experience. If you’re a beginner, we recommend that in addition to the videos provided, you get additional one on one training so someone can ensure you’re doing movements correctly. This program is scalable up or down depending on what you need.   

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Disclaimer: Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary. Fitness success and results will be based on many variables, including but not limited to, your individual capacity, unique health and genetic profile, starting point, expertise, and level of commitment and motivation.