In a perfect world we’d all like to be physically fit before setting off to hike the Inca Trail, raft the Grand Canyon, surf the swells in Maui, or cycle the Sicilian coastline. But, if you’re like me, you don’t let the fact that you’re in less than perfect shape stop you from booking that trip of a lifetime. No siree. Not me. I not only book the dream vacation, but dream up big visions of getting fit beforehand. But, does it happen without help? Nope.

That’s why I invited adventure travel fitness specialist, Marcus Shapiro, to talk about how his company creates comprehensive, easy-to-follow pre-departure fitness programs for those of us who want to be in the optimal physical condition possible so we can make the most of our adventures.  Wish I’d known about Marcus BEFORE my walk with The Wayfarers last month.

After chatting with Marcus on Travel Talk I’ve decided to try his program before setting off this summer to cycle Norway with Ciclismo Classico. I cycled Sicily with Ciclismo a few years back, and boy do I wish I’d been in better shape to fully enjoy it. This time, I plan to be prepared. I’m counting on Fit For Trips to get me looking good in spandex! No small task, that.

Why don’t you try it with me? Fit for Trips is offering travelers a 50% discount when you purchase any Fit for Trips program now through December 31, 2009 (use promo code: barone)

Read on to learn more about the program. If you decide you’d like to join me in getting in shape with Fit for Trips, to receive the half-off price offer, use promo code: barone when booking. There’s nothing in it for me except, hopefully, the chance to motivate one another and share our success stories in a future radio episode.



To ensure that you are in the best possible shape for your vacation Fit for Trips provides fitness programs crafted specifically for your itinerary.

Regardless of your fitness level, and whether you will train at the gym or at home, Fit for Trips’ fitness programs can help you get the most out of your next adventure.

•  Select from 4-15 week training programs

•  Choose home-based or gym-based training

•  Choose the resistance program that fits your level of experience

•  Instruction by audio, video, and personal support

•  Customization available for busy schedules, injuries, etc.

Get started today and be fit for your trip!  For more information visit