Fit By Nature


No matter where you live, you can get fit and healthy in the great outdoors. When most people think of getting in shape, they think of gym memberships-treadmills, StairMaster machines, rooms crammed full of equipment and sweaty people. Wouldn't it be nice to have a workout that was a breath of fresh air instead?

FIT BY NATURE, lays out the adventx flagship 12 week outdoor training program- a regimen that requires nothing more than outdoor space and a little inspiration.

FIT BY NATURE covers fitness basics such as nutrition, injury prevention, goal setting, and gear lists. With weekly charts and day-by-day descriptions, this book will push you to a new fitness level, whether you run up your neighborhood stairs, jump over logs on a nearby trail, swim laps at your local aquatic park, or simply do stretches in your own backyard. 

Featured sections include a compendium of all core exercises, sport specific circuit training, and an AdventX On-Target Fitness Evaluation.

Central to the enormous and ongoing success shared by FIT BY NATURE's devotees, is the adherence to the philosophy of Challenge by Choice. This "puts all the power in your hands to decide how much you want to push yourself on a given day." "The key is to pay attention to what your body tells you on that day. In time, your body will adapt and crave more movement. The bottom line is this: you can always trust your own body."

What a brilliant and novel practice, all laid out for you, step by step, diagram by photo. But don't take our word for it. Read the book; join or start a group; make a commitment to you. It's your turn now. 

  • Detailed 12-week program applicable for all levels of fitness

  • No gym or equipment needed to participate——just access to the outdoors

  • Measurable milestones and easy-to-follow fitness routines to keep you on track

Product details

  • Paperback: 256 pages

  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books; 1 edition (April 1, 2011)

  • Language: English

  • ISBN-10: 1594853533

  • ISBN-13: 978-1594853531

  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 7.1 x 0.7 inches

Mr. Colver has created a bit of a gem in Fit by Nature. I have read this with some enthusiasm, as living in a warm weather city like San Antonio I find it very challenging to go indoors to exercise. Fit by Nature gives practical and efficacious advice on getting your workouts completed in a more austere and natural setting, as well as providing some insight in how to establish community around healthy living and fitness. There is a great deal of wisdom in this book; yet another excellent read from the Mountaineers press. I look forward to more from Mr. Colver in the future.
— Sam West
An extremely well organized set of guidelines for anyone willing take running seriously. Or any workout really. There are diet guidelines in this book with weekly planners. It reads like a personal trainer. I liked how it’s broken down into weeks. What you can expect as well as what to avoid if you are having any pain issues.
— Stacie Miller
After having a baby, a friend and I wanted to start a serious post-natal outdoor fitness group together in North Vancouver. Getting back in shape after pregnancy is a fitness challenge that many women struggle with due to time constraints with work, childcare and travel schedules. We found Fit By Nature to be an excellent resource to look to for fast and effective work-outs, starting with the Daily Dozen. The photos and descriptions of the exercises are very user-friendly when teaching a fitness group for the first time. There are also many advanced exercises which benefit more experienced athletes and the 12 week progression was beneficial for building on our fitness program. Excellent resource.
— A & P