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Socially Distanced Fitness for the Trail and for Life!

Socially Distanced Fitness for the Trail and for Life!

April 17, 2021
Six key elements determine physical fitness. This interactive session will help you learn to create a healthy exercise routine.

Six key elements determine your ability to maintain physical fitness. This interactive session helps you progressively create a more structurally-solid foundation. Individualized movements help address YOUR issues and focus on improving joint and spine health, balance, posture, endurance, flexibility and strength.

This is a combination lecture and participation which will give you tools for establishing a healthy exercise routine. Because movements are catered to each individual, exertion level will be what each participant is comfortable with. That’s called modification and almost every movement/exercise can be made easier or harder. Learning how to do this is part of taking care of our bodies and preventing injury.


• We start with establishing your unique baseline.

• Then you will assess your level in each of the 6 categories.

• Then we prioritize.

• We discuss, learn and practice exercises in each of the 6 categories.

• We discuss the benefits of each movement; understanding the benefits accelerates fitness and compliance.

• Each category has many options. The goal is to find ways to improve your physical health, wellbeing, and longevity by selecting just one or two movements in each category that resonate, feel achievable and are fun.

• Finally, we put it together so that you can practice and improve – that’s called progression.

• We will cover the difference between maintenance (and, yes, it takes work just to maintain where you are today) and progression. Everyone can progress. But preventing injury is part of incremental progression and learning how to do this can be game changing.

• By the end of class you will have a better understanding of how to weave fitness into your daily life so that you can more completely enjoy your outdoor adventures.

This session is an excellent companion experience to Learning to Learning How to Use Poles for Hiking and Exercise.

All Levels WELCOME!

Jayah Faye Paley is an ACE certified Trainer and Mobility Coach and the creator of an award-winning training on how to use POLES for Hiking, Walking and Mobility. Since 1998, Jayah has taught seminars helping and inspiring people of diverse abilities to achieve their fitness goals and more fully enjoy the outdoors using poles.


-We will be meeting at the Red Barn Classroom in Bear Valley. This class will be held outdoors.

– Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in

– Refunds available for all classes 7 days in advance of the start date, after 7 days and before 2 days, participants can credit their class for a future date. All requests before 48 hours in advance will be declined. For COVID cancellation policy, see below.

– Please follow the parking instructions for the facility used that day

– Please provide an email you check regularly for updates and reminders about your class

– Registration is required online prior to the event in order to maintain class sizes

– Sales end 48 hours before the start date.

– Waitlists are available when the class sells out

What to Bring:

Yoga mat, exercise mat, or old sheet

Day Pack

Lunch Bag

Warm Variable Weather Clothing

Hiking Shoes

Water Bottle

Notebook and Pen/Field Journal

Eventbrite Confirmation Email

Binoculars (Optional)

Camera (Optional)

About the PRNSA Field Institute:

The PRNSA Field Institute offers hands-on environmental education classes throughout the year that foster enjoyment of Point Reyes National Seashore. Our classes are led by expert instructors, who take you out of your everyday life and into the natural world. We host a variety of classes about the arts and sciences and have something for everyone. You can reach the Field Institute at (415) 663-1200 x304 or by email at

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COVID-19 Field Institute Guidelines

In accordance with Marin County guidelines for public health and safety, we will require all participants to respect the following COVID-19 procedures:

Perform a health self-check before coming to class using the CDC Symptoms of Coronavirus as a guide

Do not attend class if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, suspect you have been exposed to the virus, or are suffering from any other flu-like or respiratory illness.

Participants exhibiting signs of respiratory illness may be asked to leave class

NOTE: Refund policy exceptions will be made for participants cancelling last minute due to COVID-19 infection or symptoms. Please contact us in this case.

During class all participants will be required to do the following

Wear a protective face covering

Maintain a 6 foot physical distance from other participants not belonging to your household

Bring your own food and water

Current group sizes are limited, there will be no physical contact or sharing of food and drink, and no shared physical equipment or materials unless they are sanitized before and after use, and used by only one person for the duration of class

Thank you for your cooperation in following these guidelines to help keep everyone safe.