Explore your inner wilderness...
Professionally Guided Hiking Adventure Retreats
Join Adventurer and Personal Trainer Adam Werdenschlag and Retreat Coach Ilysse Rimalovski for a series of guided hiking retreats in the South Mountain Reservation and beyond.
Week by week, challenge yourself as your learn to stretch your limits. Strengthen your connection to your body, your voice and your environment while stepping outside of your everyday places.
Learn to navigate hidden woodland paths. Discover waterfalls and streams and abundant wildlife. Understand how the natural rhythms of the seasons resonate in your own life. Set and reach new goals.
The upcoming Hiking Retreat Series Schedule is as follows. The Registration deadline is September 7th.
|Date & Time*||Location||Duration|
|Sept 11, 9:30 AM||South Mountain Reservation||1 hour|
|Sept 18, 9:30 AM||South Mountain Reservation||1 hour|
|Sept 25, 9:30 AM||South Mountain Reservation||1 hour|
|Oct. 2, 9:30 AM||South Mountain Reservation||1 hour|
|Oct. 6, 9:30 AM||Jockey Hollow, Morristown||3 hours|
|Oct. 9, 9:30 AM||South Mountain Reservation||2 hours|
|Oct. 16, 9:30 AM||South Mountain Reservation||2 hours|
|Oct 28, 8:00 AM||The Gunks, New Paltz NY||6 hours|
As one of 12 motivated participants, you must:
* Be able to sustain moderate walking for 3 hours for a total of 5 miles.
* Have proper gear as listed below
* Commit to the complete Retreat Series. (Minimum attendance means 3 out of 4 of the first South Mountain hikes, Jockey Hollow, 1 out of 2 of the later South Mountain hikes, and the Gunks hike.)
* Complete a brief questionnaire and waiver.
Fee: $350, includes new map of the South Mountain Reservation and other essentials. Meeting places to be announced. *Rain or shine.
To register and for more information about this program, please contact Ilysse Rimalovski at 973.220.8103 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you on the trail!
We suggest that you shop for your gear at a reputable outfitter. The best local shop is Blue Ridge Mountain Sports in Madison. On Route 17 there are several gear shops, perhaps the most well known is Campmor. The Sports Authority has a good selection as well.
Owner of Adapt Fitness, Adam returns to Maplewood, NJ after an 11-month global adventure with his wife. His 12 years of expertise in Biomechanics and personal training include: Strength & Conditioning; Power; Agility; Skill Development; Movement Analysis; Program Design; and Outdoor Fitness. His athletic background spans: Traditional Rock Climbing; Mountain Running; Snowboarding; Marathoning; Whitewater Kayaking, Elite Mountain Bike Racing; and Lacrosse.
Creating a relaxed, fun, non-competitive atmosphere, Adam believes that the key to physical success is setting realistic personal goals while doing what you most enjoy.
Owner of ThriveWell Coaching, Ilysse leads coaching retreats in blissful locations that encourage participants to reconnect with themselves, with nature and with others. Her ideal clients are educated, motivated people who seek to redefine and celebrate their own power and purpose.
Ilysse is certified by the International Coaching Federation, the Retreat Coaches Network and the Life Blueprint Institute. She is also a founding member of the Health and Wellness Professional Network.
Ilysse resides in Maplewood with her husband, two daughters and dog Buddy.