Would you like to get Fit through Hiking?
All our HIKEFit Coaches are qualified Fitness Trainer and with Wilderness First Aid training and certificate. We take people out each week Hiking through Sydney's National Parks , Reserves and Famous locations to keep fit, happy and healthy.
This is about getting FIT in Nature,
Another benefit of exercising in nature, is you are hiking with other like-minded individuals, what a great way to meet you people and learn new things, all while getting fit, there are wonderful mental health benefits as well as the Physical.
Prim & Proper Plus, Cremorne
Tuesday 4th August 7am
Meeting Point: Primrose park tennis courts, (Matora Lane) Carpark Cremorne
HIKEFit Leader : Kelly
Explore beautiful hills and reserves close to the city while enjoying invigorating hike training. You will be surprised how much distance we can find to train on in these lovely parks.
Distance about 8 km. Close to cafés for a cuppa after the session.
Approx 3 hours
Beauty Hats, Balmoral
Wednesday 5th August 7pm
Meeting Point: 5 McLean Cres, Mosman
HIKEFit Coach: Kelly
We will leave from Rosherville Reserve and head to The Spit to find hidden bush tracks and some stunning water views on the way to Quakers Hat and beyond
Allow 2hours, 9km Level 6
Middle Cove Mangroves, Middle Cove
Friday 7th August 9:30am
Meeting Point: 30 North Arm Road, Middle Cove
Hike Coach : Nicola
Today's HIKEFit program explores parts of Castlecove.. although it feels like a flat walk, there are some good ups and downs. You can complete 8km or the full 11km and get around 400m elevation in.
Today we will start at the steps heading into Scotts Creek, after passing the creek, we find a management for about 500metres, then we are back into the bush heading to FigTree Cove, via the North Arm walking track. Don't forget to stop and take in the spectacular water views. This is an out and back track . After we return to the cars, there's always a loop of Harold Reid reserve for that extra 3km.
8 to 11 km. Level 5 / 7
August 8th August 7am
Meeting Point: 11 Joalah Cres, Berowra
HIKEFit will meet close to 11 Joalah Cres, Berowra. I recommend car pooling; I can help with coordinating that. We will start at 6.45am, allowing you time to travel.
Please allow extra time for the 30+min drive each way.
What should you expect.. after starting the hike on Joalah Trail, we shortly meetup with Berkeley Trail, a few hundred metres later the real hike begins as we descend all the way to Crosslands reserve, this is about a 5KM hike with a descent of over 350m. After a well deserved snack break, we head back up the hill. Poles are recommended on this hike.
Today this is a level 12 hike based on the inclines.
Allow around 3.5hours for the Hike and stretching.
Barecreek Hills, St Ives
Sunday 9th August, 7am
Meeting point : Acron Oval, St Ives
HIKEFit Coach : Sonia
HIKEFit will meet at the car park of Acron Oval. We will walk down a steep management trail meandering our way through the National park. After a while we will see the cascades and then we will traverse up and down through different trails, to keep our heart rate and legs working.
I found a new exit when we last did this in Feb, the exit is a fabulous scramble and the "street hillclimb" is a nice way to end.
This 9km Hike should take us 3hours with stretching .
Magical Valley, Forestville
Sunday 9th August, 2pm
Meeting Point: 72 Ferguson St Forestville
HIKEFit Coach : Kelly
Today we descend into Garigal National Park and follow Carrol Creek until we join the Governor Phillip Track. We then tread through lovely open forest on a gently undulating trail until we reach our mountain. Our challenges today are to watch our feet along the river crossings and to ascend the steep hills that bookend todays’ walk. This piece of bush is my personal favourite as I have seen turtles wallabies, various birds including a powerful owl while doing this walk.
Chatswood Charms, Chatswood West
Monday 10th August, 7am
Meeting Point : 4 River Ave, Chatswood west
HIKEFit Leader : Nicola
Who would believe there is a fabulous bush walk in Chatswood? That's why it is called Chatswood charms, a delightful hike in the bushy area of Chatswood West, we find creeks waterfall, fabulous birdlife and lots of steps. it is easy to take a wrong turn. I hear many stories of people losing their way, so ensure you keep up with the leader, or you will need to get an Uber back to the car !