How to Start Hiking: And Feel Amazing From Your First Hike
What you'll learn
- my 5-point secret method for choosing the perfect hike that you'll love - even if you're not in the best shape
- how to avoid the top 3 mistakes when hiking with friends - so that you're never left behind again
- how to find the best hikes near you - so that you'll not only enjoy your hike, but you'll be looking forward to the next one
- how to find a hiking buddy - so that you meet new people that may become lifelong friends
- what to eat and when while you're hiking - so that you'll feel energized and great all day long!
- how to make your hike easier when you're gasping for breath - so that you'll enjoy your hike
- how keeping a hiking logbook is a great way to track your progress and celebrate how far you've come
- how to reduce muscle soreness - learn my simple method so that your legs don't feel like jelly the next day
- No prior experience needed. Perfect if you've never hiked before or are relatively new to hiking
How often have you said to yourself: I'd like to hike but I'm too out of shape, or I can't keep up with my friends.
And When You Do (Very) Occasionally Hike You Find Yourself:
Thinking I'll start hiking once I get in better shape.
Being left behind - and when you finally do catch up, the rest of your group takes off while you're gasping for air.
Being embarrassed by how out of shape you are.
Thinking "But this was supposed to be an easy hike".
Questioning the sanity of people who actually think this is fun.
Coming up with creative excuses to so you can quit without feeling like a failure.
Wondering what the secret is to finding time to hike. You're busy.
I get it. Because that was me when I first started hiking, and then me again after I got COVID last year. And I own a hiking company to add to the humiliation.
Hiking should be enjoyable and fun. That's why I created this course - because I want you to enjoy hiking too. Not next year, or when you're in better shape, but today!
In How to Start Hiking and Feel Amazing From Your First Hike You'll Discover How to Actually Enjoy Hiking (even if you're not fit) and Learn How To:
Prepare For Your Hike
my 5-point secret method for choosing the perfect hike that you'll love - even if you're not in the best shape
how to avoid the top 3 mistakes when hiking with friends - so that you're never left behind again and that it becomes a joy to hike with friends
how to find the best hikes near you - so that you'll not only enjoy your hike, but you'll be looking forward to the next one
how to find a hiking buddy - so that you meet new people that may become lifelong friends
and much more
Know What To Do During Your Hike
what to eat and when while you're hiking - so that you'll feel energized and great all day long!
how to make your hike easier when you're gasping for breath - so that you'll enjoy your hike
what to do if you run into a bear - gain the confidence that you know the right thing to do to keep you safe
Know What Actions to Take After Your Hike
how keeping a hiking logbook is a great way to track your progress and celebrate how far you've come
how to reduce muscle soreness - learn my simple method so that your legs don't feel like jelly the next day
Who this course is for:
- People who want to hike but think they're too out of shape or can't keep up with their friends
Hi, I'm Laurel, the founder of Monkeys and Mountains Adventure Travel. You may have seen my work in BCC Travel, National Geographic, The Telegraph, Conde Nast Traveller, The Guardian, Forbes or BBC Earth, or you may have seen me speak at a travel event like the World Travel Market in London or Dubai, or ITB Berlin.
I love hiking and am passionate about getting more people out hitting the trails. But I also know how confusing it is when you're starting out and how so many women don't think they can take the time for themselves to go on a hike. I'm in my 40s and swear that hiking is the best beauty secret out there!
That's why I compiled my 25+ years of hiking experience into this online hiking for beginners course. Hiking has changed my life and I want you to experience how life-changing it can be for yourself.
Growing up in the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains I had hiking at my doorstep. I’ve lived in Munich, Germany and hiked in the Alps every weekend for 11 years and now live in Bansko, Bulgaria, steps from the Pirin Mountains. . I've probably done close to a 1000 hikes.
In addition to weekly hikes - yes every week despite running a company, I also do long-distance treks and hike when I travel which has led me to hike in Italy, France, Switzerland, Spain, Ireland, Scotland, Nepal, Jordan, Albania U.S. Kyrgyzstan, Kazakstan, Bulgaria, South Africa, Rwanda, Madagascar and many other destinations.
I don't tell you this to brag, but to show my experience in doing different types of hikes.
Hiking has had a profound impact on my life. I get all my best ideas when hiking, some of which have had incredible impacts on my business and income. I jokingly (but not really) say that hiking is my therapy.
The combination of being in nature, movement, and surrounded by beauty while challenging myself has helped me heal from a divorce and multiple miscarriages, but has also led to my success, and plays a big role in my happiness. If this side of hiking is of interest to you contact me for more details as I've some exciting stuff around this topic coming soon.
All of this is to say, that you're in good hands and I can't wait to help you get started or continue on your hiking journey, so let's get started!