Hike n Tone is a fun way to get fit with like-minded people.  We take advantage of a wide variety of trails all over the valley. We follow the rivers, go around the lakes, cross the creeks and climb the mountains. You will sleep well on hike night : )

When is Hike 'n' Tone ?

Thursdays: 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (we often go past 7:30pm)
April 13 –  September 21, 2017

April 12 - September 13, 2018

What is Hike 'n' Tone?

  • A different hiking experience every week
  • Hike amazing trails using the natural landscape as your outdoor gym. Push ups, sit ups and lunges…oh my! 🙂
  • Meet like-minded people. Exercising with friends increases the likelihood you will stick to your fitness program.
  • Build muscle. The uneven ground—with roots, pebbles, and obstacles to manoever— challenges our muscles, including the core, making this a much beneficial workout than a treadmill.
  • Burn body fat. Varied levels of incline and cardio and strength intervals make this workout a metabolic party!
  • Improve agility.
  • Spend time outdoors. Fresh air, plants and other outdoor elements have a profound, positive effect on both our physical and mental well-being, including a dose of vitamin D to prevent osteoporosis and some forms of cancer and heart disease (Mackarey 2010).

Who should attend Hike 'n' Tone?

Men and women of All ages, looking to challenge their body with a cross training activity. There is a lot of room to modify this workout to accommodate many levels of fitness. However, the pace of the group makes this a moderate to intense cardio workout. Ask me about an introductory hiking group!

Where is Hike 'n Tone ?

A variety of amazing trails all over the Cowichan Valley.
Starting the season with moderate hikes and building the intensity each week with more challenging inclines and speeds.

What do I need for Hike 'n' Tone?

  • Forms on this website under fitness/classes; health and member information 
  • Water
  • Backpack/bum pack
  • Small snack
  • Cellphone (if you have one)
  • Whistle
  • Workout gloves for hands on wet/uncomfortable ground

There is some evidence to suggest that we may be in areas that have ticks. For this reason we take some precautions. Here are some suggestions.

  • Spray yourself with an essential oil blend; click here for the recipe
  • Walk on cleared trails wherever possible when walking in tall grass or woods.
  • Wear light coloured clothing
  • Tuck your top into your pants and tuck your pants into your boots or socks.
  • Put insect repellent on all uncovered skin. Reapply frequently 
  • Check clothing and scalp (covered or not) when leaving an area where ticks may live.
  • Check the whole body! Don’t stop when you find one tick. There may be more.
  • Have someone help you check hard-to-see areas. Check in folds of skin.
  • When a tick is located, remove it immediately.  Make sure the lighting is good so that you will not miss seeing the ticks.
  • Check pets for ticks too.

Safety Protocol

International Whistle Codes;

Three blasts of the whistle is an international distress call, which is loosely translated to "Help me!"

Two blasts of the whistle is a call-back signal which means "Come here."

One blast can mean "Where are you?" or it can be a call-back signal if you hear anything that sounds like a code. I will use one blast from the front of the line to check in with the back of the line just to make sure you are safe and to see how far behind you are. If you are at the tail end, you can do the same. Just give us one blast to say " where abouts are you? Two that says "Come here or wait" and 3 to say "HELP".  Each whistle blast should last 3 seconds. Hope this helps keep us safe and happy : )