Beginner Skills

Get Fit for Any Hike

No gyms, no weights–and, with our easy-to-follow plan–no bonking on the trail.


Are you ready to take your trail fitness to the next level? Supertrainer Eric Von Frolich can show you how. The founder of RoadFit, a New York City-based company that specializes in training people outdoors, Frohlich worked with us to develop customized regimens for three different hiking goals: the biggest dayhike of your life, a dream weeklong trek, and your next big peak climb. Below you can find a detailed day-by-day, 8-week training calendar that lays out the cardio plan for each regimen. Even though all three plans utilize the latest thinking in periodization training methods, they’re all easy to follow.

Your Longest Dayhike Ever

Your Next Big Peak

Your Weeklong Dream Trip

Fitness Advice from Outdoor Experts