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  • Are you about to go on a challenging trek such as Kokoda, Kilimanjaro, Everest Base Camp or Machu Picchu and want to make sure you’re fit enough to cope?

  • Would you prefer to get fit for your trek with less time and less effort?

  • Are you looking for a simple and highly effective trekking fitness plan to follow that’s designed by fitness experts who understand exactly what you’re preparing for?

The Essential Guide to Training Smarter for Treks has been designed by Alex Shirley, who is passionate about educating and inspiring you to train smarter for your trek! Alex is the founder of PrimalFit, an outdoor training and wellness coaching service based in Sydney. Alex originally trained and worked as a solicitor but left the world of corporate law to pursue his interest in health and fitness

Alex is a CHEK Exercise and Lifestyle Coach through the Corrective High-Performance Exercise Kinesiology Institute in San Diego. Alex is also registered as a personal trainer with Fitness Australia and has qualifications in endurance training, corrective exercise, swiss ball training, core conditioning, back training, pilates, older adults training, teaching and remedial massage

Alex is also qualified as a bushwalking and kayak guide and has trekked extensively throughout the Himalayas, Australasia, and Europe and he runs regular client trips in Australia, Nepal and New Zealand. Further details can be found at www.primalfit.com.au



“The Trek Fitness Program was extremely useful in preparing for the Kokoda Track. Those intending to take the challenge should not underestimate it – it is tough. The variety and intensity of The Trek Fitness Program equipped me not simply to meet the challenge, but to enjoy every moment of the adventure…” Stephen, Insurance Industry
 
““The Trek Fitness Program had an intense focus on short bouts of high energy movement coupled with stretches and balancing exercises…I thoroughly enjoyed each activity whilst being challenged and strengthened physically and mentally.” Catharina, Yoga Instructor
 
“Even though I had a high level of fitness, The Trek Fitness Program was extremely beneficial and allowed me to complete my trek without any difficulty. I am continuing to use what I learnt in my own training now.” Danny Hasler, Master’s Athlete with state and national track titles over 200m and 400m
 
“Thank you Alex, for the calming reassurance your Trek Fitness Program gave me. Your ideal pre-trip fitness program meant that I was able to actually enjoy the walk, the whole experience of trekking was amazingly wonderful” Margaret, Mother of two
 





Our articles on training for treks have been published in leading fitness and adventure magazines including Wild and UltraFit