Training & prep
In our mission to ensure you get the most out of your Adventurous Ewe experience and navigate the paths ahead as safely as possible, we’ll provide you with a bespoke training guide packed with plenty of tips and recommendations when you sign up for a trip.
To give you an idea of the areas to specifically focus on for an adventure, check out the top 5 areas below:
- Aerobic fitness/endurance
- Core strength
- Good ole gritty determination
- Healthy eating
So, preparation is key to ensure that you get the most enjoyment and reward from your adventure. You want to arrive at your at the start of your trip full of excitement and knowing that you’re ready to tackle the route ahead, not be plagued with unnecessary fear and worry. With being outdoors, you’ll also be facing Mother Nature in her rawest and you want to be able to put up a good fight. The human body is an amazing tool and can adapt and endure much more than we often give it credit for – but it will really thank you for giving it a head start before you take the first steps on your adventures.
We’re beyond thrilled to have partnered with the Her Spirit community to help motivate and support more women to become fitter, stronger and healthier. Her Spirit is your friendly coach in a pocket helping women to be more active, understand what to eat and how to master your mind. Now’s a great time to make use of Her Spirit’s free offer and trial the app for 30 days. Whether you’re interested in strength, yoga, swimming, cycling, running sessions or just wish to be part of a friendly and supportive community, the app is a great way to help you prepare for your next adventure. Adventurous Ewe’s very own Sue is also on the app and is there to help support you with any adventure preparations and questions.
Plus there’s plenty of inspiring podcasts to keep you company and motivated whilst training. From every day ladies achieving their personal goals to BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin, BBC Triathlon presenter Annie Emmerson, Adventurer Sophie Radcliffe and many other industry experts.
Peter Lant Training & Philosophy
We’re also thrilled to have teamed up with the hugely enthusiastic Strength & Movement Coach, Peter Lant, to help you build your strength and endurance. Peter has previously completed our Welsh 15 Peaks Challenge, a gruelling 3-day mountain trek conquering the 15 highest peaks in Snowdonia, so he’s very familiar with our adventures and the training needed to ensure you enjoy the experience.
Peter has 3 training packages available for members of the Adventurous Ewe flock together with a fab AE 20% discount offer:
- A subscription based strength & endurance training package
- A 28 day online strength & endurance training challenge
- Bespoke training plans available for your specific goals
All of these come with a free downloadable app to deliver the programs along with a Nutrition app which has been developed by a UK Registered Dietitian and are both super easy to use. No matter where you are on your training journey, from a very beginner through to someone with more experience, these packages can be adapted accordingly.
And here’s some top tip from Pete to get you started….
Together we’re here to help you enjoy your whole adventure journey from the moment you join the flock to the moment you achieve something great and beyond.
Our motto: Train hard, smile harder and enjoy the journey #ewecandoit
Looking after your feet is essential for any type of adventure, whether it’s a one day trek or a multi day journey by boots, bikes or snowshoes. We highly recommend visiting ‘Fixing Your Feet‘ for some great foot care tips for happy healthy feet.
Kit Advice and Exclusive Discount Codes
A full kit list, top tips and packing pointers will be provided when you sign up for an Adventurous Ewe trip. Good kit can make the difference between a fantastic adventure and an uncomfortable one.
We have carefully selected our outdoor kit partners based on their top quality product range, staff expertise, fantastic customer service, prompt delivery and exchange and last but by no means least, their company ethos and environmental support.
To help you get the very best from your trip we will provide you with an exclusive Adventurous Ewe discount code to use in our specialist outdoor retailers both online and in store. They offer a large choice of kit that the staff themselves use whilst climbing, hiking, mountaineering, running, travelling or enjoying expeditions across the globe. The staff pride themselves on sharing their experience and knowledge of equipment so you can choose the right gear to suit you and the adventure you’re about to undertake.
The sheep factor – biodegradable kit from Ashmei
As part of our commitment to sustainable and ethical operations, all our beloved Adventurous Ewe crew are kitted out in merino based AE t-shirts supplied from ashmei.
Merino wool is peerless when it comes to performance: it is anti-bacterial, non-itchy, warm when it is cold and cooling when it is warm and most importantly it is recyclable and sustainable. Synthetic materials are bad for the environment, not only because of the petrochemicals used to manufacture them, but also because of the aggressive chemicals required to clean them and remove the stink factor. They are not easily recycled and usually end up in land fill. Not so for merino wool, the source could not be more natural. There are no requirements for chemicals to keep the nasty smells at bay and after years of use, they can be recycled or they are completely biodegradable. Ashmei only source Merino Wool from happy sheep. They have hundreds of acres of land to explore, encounter no artificial chemicals and are NEVER mulesed. Ashmei consider this to be a very important part of our mission to create high-performance sportswear ethically and sustainably.
We love a happy sheep and a great eco-friendly yarn here at Adventurous Ewe! Go the sheep!