Custom Fitness Programs

Fitness Coaching for Hiking, Trekking and Backpacking

I will personalize your training program based on your fitness level, medical history, available equipment, and terrain access.

More Than 5000 Crafted Training Programs


Used for 300+ unique itineraries around the globe like Uganda, Patagonia, England, Italy, Iceland, Ecuador


Helped hundreds of people reach the summit of Kilimanjaro, hike the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim and hike the Inca Trail


Used for trips in over 30 countries, for hiking, backpacking, trekking, and walking

customized fitness programs for your next adventure

How I Customize Your Program

Your training programs are customized to suit your hiking and backpacking itinerary and fitness level. I consider these four variables when crafting your program.

  • Medical History (i.e., injuries, surgeries, etc.)
  • Activity Profile (i.e., current and past exercise experience)
  • Available Training days and Available Equipment
  • Itinerary or Trip Details

Hiking Fitness Program Features

What’s Included in YOUR Hiking and Backpacking Fitness Programs

  • A proprietary strategy called the Fit For Trips Big 5TM weaved into the heart of your program.
  • Weekly goals and a flexible training plan to achieve them the right way, but your way.
  • A chart with a unique formula for each hike based on miles and elevation gain to avoid overtraining and reach peak performance.
  • Video calls, Facebook Group, email; support where and when you need it.
  • Information about gear, hydration and fueling for hikes.
  • I will provide coaching based on my 30 years of experience.

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What People Say About My Custom Training Programs

My Kilimanjaro trek with Thomson Safaris was a once in a life time experience, made even more special by the fact that I was in top physical form and fully prepared… thanks to Fit for Trips! I’ll definitely be recommending their services to future trekkers.
Katie C.
Katie C.
I didn’t realized how incredibly personalized and perfectly matched to me every single day of the program would be. It started at the exactly right level for my fitness, and built perfectly throughout the 10 weeks. During the trek, I saw how every single activity prepared me for my adventure. I had the stamina and strength to make it up and down the long hills from Lukla to Everest Base Camp (at 17,600 feet!) and back again. The program was perfectly targeted to my needs. I was thrilled with absolutely everything.
Christi W.
Christi W.
In his book “Kissing Kilimanjaro”, Daniel Dorr states that to successfully climb Kilimanjaro one needs to have three full buckets: fitness, attitude, and altitude. Thanks, Fit For Trips, for filling my fitness bucket. The program was well suited for one such as me who is not big on working out in the gym. The home version gave me the level of fitness I needed to climb the mountain. I never had to worry if my muscles would work for me…just focused on breathing!
Jane S.
Jane S.

Frequently Asked Questions

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