Carol shares how she has become mentally and physically stronger

I have been a bush walker most of my life and especially over the past 20 years. About 4 years ago I was on a bush walk at Venmans Bush Reserve with Women’s Fitness Adventures and was very impressed with the concept of doing this on a regular basis with likeminded companions in various places. I joined Women’s Fitness Adventures to expand my avenues of walking and have had countless exciting shared experiences and adventures with many great women. My biggest achievements has been my fitness level. I have also become a stronger person mentally and emotionally. When I started walking I would walk about 45 minutes, about 4 times a week. Now I walk every day for approximately 1 hour 30 mins to 1 hour 45 mins or longer. My increased fitness has allowed me to walk across the top of rocks and along the pebble beach on our Yuraygir Coastal Hike. Carol hiking in New Zealand In the last 12 months I have hiked in many National Parks in Tasmania, Queensland and New Zealand without any problems. I have also enjoyed finding out about my beautiful city of Brisbane on the Women’s Fitness Adventures City walks.

Life has not changed but expanded.

I have never gone to a gym but stay fit by exercising in our natural wonders. I do my Tai chi in my garden and my walks are either around home or in the many National Parks in our beautiful country and New Zealand. Carol out hiking Even though I have been retired for 3 years life is still busy, having 10 grandchildren and an elderly parent to care for.

My walking is factored into my life plan.

I do suffer from anxiety attacks and walking is very much a part of my mental health plan. Friends who have been walking with me privately have joined Women’s Fitness Adventures. I would strongly recommend anyone who wants adventure, fun, fitness, to feel a part of a great community and enjoy the world’s wonders, then Women’s Fitness Adventures is for you. Carol has been an active member since 2017 and has completed many adventures in that time. Women’s Fitness Adventures helps women become stronger and fitter for life through an adventure that combines fitness, travel and a social connection to a like minded community. For more information visit our website, email or call 0412 121 420 Since 2014, Yvonne Shepherd, Founder & CEO has shared her passion of helping women 45 plus get fitter and stronger through outdoor adventures and in turn, lead stronger and fitter lives.

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Yvonne Shepherd, CEO of Women's Fitness Adventures

Yvonne Shepherd is the Founder & CEO of Women’s Fitness Adventures.

Established in 2014, Women’s Fitness Adventures encourages women to become stronger for life through fitness, adventure and social connection. We do this through our online fitness & hike training programs, thriving online community and our in person multi day adventures in Australia and around the world.

Women everywhere are enjoying the support, friendship and inspiration found inside the Women’s Fitness Adventures community as they connect in real time through our online active adventures that can be done in your location, regardless of where you live.  Your area is our area because we cover every corner of Australia and would love you to join us.

Whether you are ready to go on a hiking adventure right now or it is in the planning, our Hike Training Courses, Masterclasses, Adventure Ready resources and Hike Fitness Programs will equip you with the skills and knowledge to guarantee you success and have the best time ever.


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