Perhaps the best way to enjoy the wilderness of New England is a day or multi-day backpacking trip. Who needs monotonous StairMasters or elliptical machines when we have challenging mountains with breathtaking views just a short drive away?
To ensure safety and effectiveness in the backcountry, there are many factors to consider.
At Functional Adventure, we teach our hiking/backpacking clients the following:
Planning and preparation
Field communications and emergency response plan (ERP)
Wilderness medicine and environmental exposure mitigation
Preparing for and managing weather extremes
Gear procurement and packing
Time control plans (TCP)
Field navigation with maps and compass
Campsite selection, set up, cooking, water sourcing/treating and other camp-craft skills
Wilderness survival skills
All of our sessions and outings follow Leave No Trace (LNT) wilderness ethic.
Functional Training for Hiking & Backpacking
Don't let a perceived lack of fitness stop you. We provide Functional Training specific to hiking/backpacking and to your fitness level.
Functional Assessment at your home or fitness center
Functional Sessions (actual hiking/backpacking) to establish baselines and gauge improvement
Functional Training, at home or in your gym to improve general and sport-specific fitness