Thomson Safaris

Fitness programs designed for Thomson Safaris

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THOMSON SAFARIS travelers are eligible for a 25% discount

Be sure you're in great shape for your Thomson Safaris trek

Hi, I’m Marcus Shapiro, the owner of Fit For Trips.  I oversee the progress of every client who signs up for one of my fitness packages. I’ll personally craft your training program to start at your current fitness level and meet your specific training goals. I’ll also be coaching you via email and voice chat between now and your departure date.  Your Thomson Safaris trip is guaranteed to be a wonderfully memorable experience, and I’d be honored to work with you so you can enjoy it to the fullest.

Marcus Shapiro

Owner, Fit For Trips

Here's How We Customize Your Fitness Package

All of our training programs are optimized for your trip itinerary and level of fitness and include both a resistance and an endurance training component. Customization for fitness programs are based on these personal factors:

  • Medical history (i.e., injuries, surgeries, etc.)
  • Activity profile (i.e., current and past exercise experience)
  • Available training days and available equipment
  • Itinerary and trip details

Meg B.I experienced no aches, pains or any other physical ailments on the trip. No doubt this was because I was completely physically prepared. I will definitely use Fit For Trips another time. And hopefully soon- as I am now addicted to adventure!

Meg B.

from Massachusetts

Why Use A Fit For Trips Training Plan?

Prior To Your Trip

  • Full support up until the day you depart
  • Diminish chances for injury and overexertion
  • Take guesswork out of preparing for your adventure
  • Maximize your training time
  • Be confident that you’re prepping specifically for your adventure
  • Programs tailored to your level of fitness
  • Improve your health and physique
  • Have more energy for life

During Your Trip

  • Select itineraries or daily options that are more physically demanding
  • Be prepared for the unique demands of your specific itinerary
  • Diminish chances for injury or overexertion
  • Reduce or eliminate soreness from day to day
  • Have more energy for long days of exploring and learning


  • 100% satisfaction guarantee
  • Being fit allows you to maximize your adventure resulting in better stories and memories for a lifetime
  • Programs designed to fit your lifestyle, budget and fitness level
  • Home and gym-based training programs available

Christi W.Let me tell you that your program is excellent. I followed your 3-month program scrupulously and am in the best shape I have been in since I was in High School. It gave me the confidence that I was certain that if I were not affected by the altitude there was no question that I would reach the summit. The altitude was not a problem and I reached the summit easily. I will certainly find other mountains to climb.

William F.

from Massachusetts

Program Overview

Our easy-to-follow video-based fitness programs are crafted to help you maximize the enjoyment of your Thomson Safaris trek. Whether you are just getting started with a fitness routine or regularly train for athletic challenges, Fit For Trips offers itinerary-specific conditioning routines for adventurers of all levels.

All Fit For Trips fitness programs will help build your physical capabilities so you feel more energized, more confident and ultimately increase your chances of enjoying your Kilimanjaro summit trek to its fullest.

With Fit For Trips, you'll enjoy getting ready for your trip almost as much as the trip itself. Every program comes with a money back guarantee if you're not satisfied for any reason.

Sample training plan


Jim M.I am back from Kilimanjaro and I did make it to the summit. I cannot thank you enough for your fitness advice, which totally prepared me for what I needed to do and more. The fact that I live in New York with no hills and no altitude was not an issue because of the regimen you had me doing. Thank you again for all of your support! This was truly new territory for me and preparing for it physically was new. I trained according to the program and felt great all the way to the summit.

Deborah S.

from New York

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Frequently Asked Questions

After I purchase a fitness program what happens next?

The process is straight forward.

  • First, you will receive a confirmation notice about your purchase.
  • Shortly after your confirmation email you will receive an email with username, password and next steps.
  • Then you will log into your account and answer questions about medical history, current and past exercise history, home or gym training, available equipment and trip details.
  • Marcus will review your personal information and customize your program.
  • At a convenient time you will chat with Marcus on the phone to discuss your program in detail.
  • If your program does not require any modifications then it's time for you to start training.
  • We stay in touch for questions, encouragement or further modifications along the way.

My trip is more than 12 weeks away. What should I do?

All our workouts are repeatable. For example, let’s say your trip is 16 weeks away. You can perform an 8-week program twice. Or, you can perform a 12-week program one time through and just repeat the last four weeks. That said, if you’re going to repeat a workout, we recommend your reaching out for a complimentary phone consultation at the end of your first program run-through. That way, we can work together to figure out the best possible plan, which may include a few modifications to the regimen at no additional cost.

Can I repeat the workouts?

Yes.  Whether you’re preparing for another trip or just want to get in better shape for a local adventure, you can repeat the programs as often as you like.  Before repeating programs you are welcome to contact us and discuss whether modifications are recommended. We’re happy to help at no additional cost.

Why do you offer programs ranging from 4 to 12 weeks?

In order to accommodate as many people as possible!

  • You might already be in good shape but just want a short burst of trip-specific training as your adventure nears
  • Or if you’re feeling out of shape, a longer, gentler program would be optimal
  • Or maybe you’re on a tight budget and only want guidance for a short period of time

With a range of package durations to choose from, you can start and end your program as close to your departure date as you like.

Once I place my order, how long does it take to craft my custom fitness program?

Because every trip is completely customized, we ask that you allow up to four business days.

How long will my program be accessible?

We leave your account open, even after your trip ends, so you’ll have continuous access to your program.

Is a Fit For Trips training plan right for you? Schedule your free consultation below.

Get Fit For Your Next Adventure

Get Fit For Your Kilimanjaro Summit


At Fit For Trips, we don't plan your trip. We don't guide your trip. We don't go on your trip. We simply ensure that you arrive at your destination in optimal physical shape. Doing so will provide you the best chance to enjoy the adventure exactly as your tour operator intended it to be.

Created by fitness trainer and adventure enthusiast Marcus Shapiro, Fit For Trips leads the adventure travel-fitness industry with impressive - itinerary specific - resistance and endurance conditioning programs. Past clients will tell you that every trip begins with Fit For Trips...

We've crafted over 1000 programs and founder Marcus Shapiro has logged over 15,000 hours of training people in person.


In 1998, Marcus was reminiscing about past adventures with his wife Pam, when he discerned that their extraordinary travels were not exclusively the result of unique itineraries and knowledgeable guides. They had also benefited from confidence - self assurance achieved by applying specific training principles up to each and every trip-departue. With over twenty years of fitness experience and a passion for adventure travel, Marcus launched Fit For Trips in 2009 so that every adventurer could get fit enough to fulfill their travel bucket list. We ask for the opportunity to pass on our knowledge unto you.

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