Fitness For All

You don't need to be an Olympic athlete to go hiking. But a little bit of physical prep will go a long way toward making sure you have a safe, fun, and successful trip. Get ready for your next hike with this easy-to-follow fitness advice from Backpacker.

Dayhike Fitness

Start strong with simple exercises and ideas to get you trail-ready.

Overnight Trip Fitness

Getting ready for a short trip? Supercharge yourself by preparing in advance.

Advanced Backpacking Fitness

Yes, you'll work up a sweat: These exercises will get you ready to make miles.

Long Trail Fitness

The adventure of a lifetime demands the prep of a lifetime.

From 2023