After having a back injury and not being able to hike and barely able to walk because of the pain I had decompression therapy which helped and I was ready to start exercising and walking. I had a goal to climb Mauna Loa a mountain on the big island of Hawaii.
I went to a talk Sheri had about the Camino de Santiago trek. I needed some help and signed up for personal training. Sheri was inspiring and supportive. Our weekly workouts were challenging and personalized being careful of my physicality and pushing to improve. Sheri’s wealth of knowledge, expertise and creativity with designing specialized exercises was incredible. Receiving detailed workouts and a schedule assisted me in gaining both core strength and endurance. Sheri’s attention to detail and encouragement helped me improve.
I am back out hiking, thanks to the work we did. Because of the hurricane in Hawaii closing the road part of the time I was in Hawaii, I was not able to trek to the top of Mauna Loa. My primary goal was to hike to the 10,000ft level before I turned 60 this year, which I accomplished. It was a solo hike and incredible. The time on the mountain was reflective and healing. The beauty of the lava and tenacity of plants growing was inspirational. The night sky at 10,000 feet in the middle of the ocean was awesome. I am grateful for Sheri’s help!
Nancy Manring, age 59, Mauna Loa in HawaiiRead Full Testimonial