Conditioning for Hiking and Backpacking - Level I - Online Classroom


Conditioning for Hiking and Backpacking - Level I - Online Classroom

In this virtual clinic, trekking trainer Sheri Goodwin will share hiking-specific strength training exercises that you can do in a park or in your home, and help you build a personalized strength and fitness training regime to help you get ready for success. on the trail this season!

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

This session will be a zoom online presentation.  We will start promptly at 6:30PM  go until approximately 8:30PM.  Wear workout clothes and create a space near your computer where you can try out the exercises!

At this course you will learn a sport specific training routine for hiking and backpacking.  Teachings include: 

  • Dynamic warm-up for hikers including myofascial release techniques
  • Core exercises
  • Lower body exercises
  • A proper hikers cool down
  • Progression of hiking specific exercises over a one-month period
  • Appropriate build-up of hiking mileage over a one-month period 

Sheri will demonstrate each exercise and encourage you to try them out with her to understand the proper way to do the exercise.  You will also receive a handout that will outline proper progression of sets and repetitions for each exercise taught over a one-month period, and she'll help you build a workout calendar to help keep you on track with your pre-season training program.  All exercises taught in the class can be performed at home or outdoors.  

Instructor Bio:

Sheri Goodwin taught and coached in the Shoreline School district for 13 years before starting her dream business, Transformational Journeys.  She holds a Masters in Education, and a Bachelor’s in Physical Education with an Endorsement in Health from the University of Puget Sound.  Sheri is a Personal Trainer through the National Personal Trainers Institute (NPTI), a Reconnective Healer (RH) and practices Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT).  Sheri’s trekking adventures in Nepal, Patagonia, Peru, up Kilimanjaro, as well as along the Camino de Santiago, Way of St. Frances (Assisi to Rome), Hadrian’s Wall in England and around the Wonderland Trail of Mount Rainier have inspired her to help others experience these life-changing journeys!

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