After being a personal fitness trainer for several years and always encouraging my fitness clients to explore the outdoors while working out, I created EcoTrek Fitness in 2006.
I took a group of girlfriends and clients on a mini-EcoTrek session near Lake Michigan in Grand Haven, even as many of them claimed they would rather stay home! Not only did they enjoy the outdoor group workout, they admitted that they would be willing to pay me to take them out regularly. I was determined to keep my “peeps” moving into the winter months and we found that if we dressed for the weather, we could workout outside all year long - even in Michigan!
As popularity of the sessions grew and word quickly spread, I began hiring leaders to offer EcoTrek sessions in other areas. There are almost 3,000 people who have experienced an EcoTrek Fitness session and we continue to grow each year.