Fitness FAQs

How fit do I need to be?
Each Inspired Adventure is rated based on the level of difficulty: Introductory, Moderate, Challenging. Please refer to the specific trip for the physical rating.

Our adventures are designed for all ages between 12-years to 70-years providing the required level of training is achieved.  A fitness and training guide is provided in the registration pack.

We can not think of a better goal for getting fit and remember that you don't have to be in top shape when you register, part of your charity challenge is creating and sticking to a basic fitness program. Medical forms included in the registration pack need to be returned at least 70 days before departure, allowing you the time to prepare and get fitter.

If you have any questions about fitness and your ability to do one of our adventures please contact us.

What sort of exercise should I do to train for my Inspired Adventure?
We recommend at least 1 hour of exercise 3-4 times a week. At least 3-months prior to departure we recommend longer training sessions at the weekend of at least 3 to 6-hours.  The best type of exercise for your adventure is exercise that replicates what you will be doing on your challenge. 

For example, if you are going on a cycle challenge the best exercise to do is riding your cycle outdoors getting used to your gears, the road and building up your endurance.  A 45-minute spin class is not going to prepare you for the roads of Vietnam.

If you are going trekking in Peru we recommend long bush-walks wearing a day-pack and carrying a couple of litres of water with you.  This type of exercise will prepare you well for your trek on undulating terrains.

Do I need to join a gym or get a personal trainer?
By joining a gym you can attend fitness classes which will help to push you further than you may go if exercising by yourself.  A personal trainer can be great because they can support you to achieve your fitness goal.

Attending a gym can help you develop your muscle tone by weight-training and your core strength and stability. This type of exercise can really enhance your experience of your challenge - for all our adventures having good muscle tone and core strength really helps.

As mentioned before however, training in a gym will not prepare you as well as getting outdoors and replicating the type of activity you will undertake on your adventure.  A gym, or personal trainer are great in addition to your other training.

What happens if I canít cycle/trek the full distance each day?
On our cycle adventures we will have a support vehicle traveling with our team.  It is not unusual for participants to sometimes have a rest and ride in the vehicle. 

On our treks we take things slowly and steadily, managing the various fitness levels and abilities of our groups. We have guides or tour escorts walking at the back of the trekking group providing support and making sure that everyone feels comfortable. 

We are not fitness experts and we recommend talking to your GP if you have any concerns about your fitness ability. For more information contact our team today 1300 905 188.