Getting Fit for the Festival

Waiheke is hillier than you think! The fabulous Sarah Gloyer has put together these nine week training programmes that will have you Festival Fit and enthusiastically putting your hand up for the infamous rope assisted climb to Passage Rock winery - or the ‘double headland doozey’ walk. (Or both)!

About the programmes
Important Information

You should always check with your primary health care practitioner prior to embarking on a new exercise program. These programs are general and for people with no health contraindications. 

 

  • It is recommended for general health you do 30 minutes (or more) of movement everyday, so the programmes include movement everyday.
  • The programme days in italics are optional (Mon, Wed, Fri) – you will still get fitter for the festival if you only do 3-4 walking sessions a week.  During the week the days are interchangeable. 
  •  The walking programs have back to back days on the weekends to build up your endurance and resilience for walking several days in a row. 
  • One of the things that makes Waiheke so special is the varied terrain. You will adapt to the specific challenges you put yourself through so make sure you include walking on tracks with lots of roots underfoot, walking on beaches, walking on roads, and walking up and down hills and stairs. 
  • Include hills at least 2-3 times per week –  if you live somewhere flat do some stair climbing.
  • The bulletproofing exercises will help you enjoy the festival even more and should be completed at least 2-3 times per week – it is ok to perform this on days you also walk. 
  • The bulletproofing program doesn’t require any special equipment – you can use things around the house if you decide to add external loading. 

 

Designed by Sarah Gloyer, registered personal trainer, Lydiard Foundation Endurance Coach, Certified Pilates Instructor and biomechanist / exercise kinesiologist.

Sarah Gloyer, Trail Tribe, Waiheke Island. sarah@trailtribe.nz

 

Have fun and we look forward to seeing you soon on our beautiful island.

The Programmes
Festival "Bulletproofing"

These functional movements will help you prepare well for walking on tracks with tree roots underfoot, walking on beaches, walking on roads, and walking up and down hills and stairs.

Use these in conjunction with one of the programmes below.

This link below will take you to a downloadable, printable PDF. Thanks Sarah!

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Festival fit in nine weeks

Use this programme in conjunction with the “Festival Bulletproofing” (above) as a general fitness guide for the Waiheke Walking Festival – you know we have a few hills here!

This link below will take you to a downloadable, printable PDF of the nine week programme. Thanks Sarah!

Download

Next level up to be fit for the 'Fitness' walks

This programme is a step up, and will ensure you’re festival ready for the longer, faster “Fitness” walks in the programme – like the “Double Headland Doozey” walk with Sarah . Don’t forget to include the “Festival Bulletproofing” too.

This link below will take you to a downloadable, printable PDF of the nine week programme. Thanks Sarah!

Download

Te Ara Hura training programme

If your plan is to walk Te Ara Hura with us over 5 days, this is the training programme you need. Don’t forget to include the “Festival Bulletproofing” too.

This link below will take you to a downloadable, printable PDF of the nine week programme. Thanks Sarah!

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