How do I get fit?
Fitness is important regardless of the rating your expedition has been given. Getting fit is not just about making the more demanding parts of your itinerary easier. The fitter you are, the more energy you will have and the happier you will be! You’ll be able to give your all not only during treks and other activities but also whilst on project. Travelling is a lot more enjoyable when you’re not struggling to lift your backpack on and off buses.
There is also a hidden benefit with becoming fitter: it will give you greater mental toughness and more confidence in your ability, so when you get home you’ll be unstoppable!
To reach the right level of fitness you need to have a good exercise plan in place before you depart. It’s important you choose exercise that you enjoy; why not join up with other members of your team and run a lunchtime ‘running club’ or enter your expedition team in to a 5 a side football tournament? Training with others will give you support and motivation and there’s nothing like a bit of friendly competition to keep you going!