Gearing up to spend some time outdoors and go hiking this summer? Join Dr. Katherine Spencer, Physical Therapist and Orthopedic Certified Specialist, at Dee Physical Therapy in Shelburne for a four week flexibility, balance, strength and conditioning class designed for hikers.

You might be asking yourself, “Don’t you just train for hiking by going for a hike?”.  That’s one way to do it, but if you’re getting back into hiking after taking the winter off or your goal is to hike longer distances and reach higher summits, proper training is very important.

This class is will focus on the benefits of training for hiking with an emphasis on strength, balance, flexibility, and cardiovascular preparation exercises. These exercises will reduce strain on your body while hiking and reduce your risk of injury. Being in shape for the hiking season will also make your time spent outdoors more enjoyable and fun!

Progressions and modifications of exercises will be provided based on your fitness level.

Hikers Class information:

When: Wednesday, May 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th at 5:30 pm

Where: Dee Physical Therapy located in The Shelburne Field House at 166 Athletic Drive, Shelburne, VT 05482

Who: This class is designed hikers and people who are interested in hiking. All levels are welcome!

Cost: $10.00 per person

Advanced registration is requested. For questions and registration, please call Dee Physical Therapy in Shelburne at 802-985-4440 and ask for Katie Spencer, or email her at [email protected]

We live in one of the most beautiful states in the country; let’s enjoy it!