I have always been active but had reached a stage where fitness was a chore, repetitive and there was nothing at the end of it to keep me interested.
Around three and a half years ago I returned from an overseas break which included lots of walking and was keen to continue.
The thing that held me back was I didn’t feel confident or safe walking tracks by myself.
Women’s Fitness Adventures popped up on my Facebook. I hopped online, liked what I saw and booked a morning hike before I could overthink it and change my mind.
Nowadays, my fitness focus centres around what I need to do so that when I do go hiking or get involved in any other activities there is a REASON to be doing it.
When you are prepared for an adventure it, you enjoy it so much more.
I summited Mt Kosciousko 2 years ago with the group. Okay…. not Nepal, but a big deal for me and a great trip. I look back on my photos and marvel that I completed this – in snow!
I’ve met so many women who are chasing the same things as me – such a great thing to be forming new social circles.
My other big achievement is bounding out of bed early in the mornings for a hike.. I hate early rises but the prospect of a hike with the girls will see me up early every time. My husband is amazed!
I realised that if I didn’t make the time, no one would make it for me.
We are all responsible for our own happiness. You don’t want to reach a stage where you think “ If only I had done that years ago”.
When you participate in anything Women’s Fitness Adventures has to offer you’re usually up early – the very best time of the day; no makeup or hairdo required ; the most comfortable boots to wear; shorts and tee shirt – we all look the same; lots of chat; there is No winner and NO loser – we go at our own pace and if you need a push up the hill there is always someone to offer.
At the end of the session I always think- what a great morning; I’m so pleased I did that.
I would say to any woman thinking about getting active in the outdoors – don’t overthink it. Try just one session.
On my first session I was worried I would be at the end of the pack. Turns out there was a girl I had been to school with and we talked the whole way.
To this day I never worry that I may not know anyone – everyone is so friendly.
Joining Women’s Fitness has bought another dimension to my life – being in my 50’s that is a pretty big deal
Linda 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.
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.