HIKEFit

Get fitter, feel healthier and be happier as you walk in natures wonderland

If you are interested in preparing for an up and coming TREK or just love getting out in nature, join our HIKEFit Program. Join like-minded adventurers and get fit in the beauty of nature, by completing BUSH HIKES in our wonderful Sydney National Parks, an added benefit is you will improve your mental health at the same time.

I recommend anyone who enjoys being outdoors, who wants to maintain or increase their fitness levels should join our HIKEFit Program. Age is no barrier, infact the average age of the Hikers is 52. It is all about getting you Fit in Nature.

Each Hike is slightly different in terms of KM hiked, ascent or descent, gradients of the hills. Each designed to challenge you and your fitness, however, NOT in a bootcamp sort of way. We walk fast on the flat and at your own pace up hills.

If you are about to go on the Trek of a lifetime, are you physically and mentally prepared? Sonia has climbed and trekked many mountains throughout the world and has the experience to train you correctly for the challenge ahead. These hikes are a great way to begin your training journey.

HIKEFit Sessions are now operating every day. We allow 2-3 hours for each Hike. To find out more about each of our weekly hikes click the Program link below.

HIKEFit is all about getting you Fit in Nature. We walk fast on the flat and at your own pace up hills. This is a two + hour exercise program, which is far more enjoyable than hitting the treadmill at the gym.

All hike leaders are qualified fitness trainers, with wilderness or standard first aid certification, our aim is to help you get fit, be happy and healthy in nature.

It is essential you wear appropriate Walking Gear with stable shoes. Include in your backpack essentials like sunhat, sunblock, sunglasses, wet weather gear, torch, bug spray and bring plenty of water (1.5Litres) and a snack. I encourage members to have breakfast or lunch beforehand, so your body has enough fuel to handle the hike.

If you want to see if you are fit enough to join me on one of my HIKEFit programs, then come for a complimentary beginner’s hike. These are generally held in Willoughby, it should only take one-hour and you can pick-up a coffee at the local cafe afterwards. Following this I can give you an assessment of how you will go on our Hikes in Sydney's National Parks.

We often out a LEVEL on our hikes .. what do levels mean?

All hikes are graded .. level 1-10 (or more !!)
1 being easy, 10 is hard .. sometimes we have level 15+ or super hard !

How we rate the hikes is based on several variants, including track undulation, hills, boulders and distance.

Level 1-5: Standard - 1 level of difficulty per hike
Level 6-8: Moderate - 2 levels of difficulty per hike
Level 9+ : Advanced – 3+ levels of difficulty per hike

Information regarding training and exercise on this site is of a general nature. You should always consult your physician or other healthcare provider before changing your diet or starting an exercise program. Please consult your physician before undertaking any exercise, and or training plans.

If you are pregnant, nursing, diabetic, on medication, have a medical condition, or are beginning a weight control program, consult your physician before starting to exercise/train or making any dietary changes.

If you want to see if you are fit enough to join me on one of my HIKEFit programs, then come for a complimentary beginners hike. These are generally held in Willoughby, it should only take one-hour max and you can pick up a coffee at the local cafe afterwards. Following this I can give you an assessment of how you will go on our Hikes in Sydney's National Parks

Upcoming Hikes

St Ives Hills
St Ives

Wednesday 12th May
7:00pm Moderate

Sphinx Hills
Bobbin Head

Friday 14th May
7:00am Moderate

Davidson Pipeline with City Views
Davidson

Saturday 15th May
6:30am Advanced

Bungaroo Pipeline
St Ives

Sunday 16th May
6:45am
Advanced

Cromer Wildflower
Cromer

Sunday 16th May
2:30pm Standard

Ormonde Steps PLUS
Roseville

Monday 17th May
7:00am Moderate

Cremorne City Vistas
Cremorne

Tuesday 18th May
7:00am Standard

Sirius Steps
Mosman

Wednesday 19th May
7:00pm Moderate

Girakool to Patonga
DAY HIKE

Saturday 24th July
Patoonga
7:15am Advanced

Illawarra Views
DAY HIKE

Saturday 28th August
Austimer
8:30am Advanced

Sassafrass Valley DAY HIKE

Saturday 25th September
Springwood
7:15am Advanced

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Testimonials

I started hiking with Sonia in March this year (2018) and haven’t looked back. I love it. Having 2 small kids and working full time I was struggling to find “me time” and the time to fit in the exercise I desperately needed. I am so grateful to have found Sonia and the hikefit program. I love that it gets me outdoors, it starts early and finishes early so I get to spend the weekend with my family and I have met some really great people. Give it a go. It might just be for you.

Melinda S.

September 2018 | Client