Today I want to share with you one of the founding beliefs of Summit Strength, and something which forms the foundation of everything I do with my training for hiking.
I believe that hikers deserve a specialised training service, not a cookie-cutter program which will fail them halfway up the mountain.
Pre-made, 'cookie-cutter' programs are a plague on the adventure community.
I am sure you have come across many of these online before. And at first glance, they can often look great! They are free, simple and seem to be precisely what you are looking for...
Unfortunately, the majority of these programs are written by hikers themselves and not qualified (or experienced) coaches. This leads to about 99% of them having massive blind spots when it comes to injury prevention, efficient strength development and practicality.
Sure, people can succeed with these programs, but there are SO many hikers who they don't work for. And these programs are doing an incredible disservice to people, who are simply looking for some solution to their problem (i.e. get fit for a hiking adventure or overcome an ache or pain which is troubling them on the trail).
Summit Strength will never sell pre-made programs.
All the programs I sell are 100% personalised and tailored to the individual.
So I can give exercises prescriptions which will work for your needs.
So I can deliver a program which will fit around your life (and not the other way around).
So I can tailor training recommendations based on your experience and your fitness levels.
And while this may cost substantially more than the standard cookie-cutter program, you get what you pay for.
If you wanted to discover just how effective a specialised, individualised and comprehensive preparation program can be for your hiking, now is the time to get involved.
The Online Summit Program is specifically designed for hikers, so you can get strong and pain-free to conqueor every adventure. Every single program is tailored for the individual, around their needs, goals and preferences.
To find out more, you can check it out here:
The Online Summit Program
Yours in adventure,
Rowan is a personal trainer who specialises in training for hiking, trekkers and mountaineers for their bucket list adventures.
Summit Strength is a personal training for hiking service created specifically to help hikers have the best chance of a safe, enjoyable and successful adventure.