The six peak approach is an integral development model designed to provide a solid foundation of ground-up fitness for people who are experiencing (or have recently experienced) homelessness and poverty. The six areas represent a balanced and progressive approach to regaining physical health while offering a change of perspective and an introduction to new environments - all while supported by a positive community.
Every participant begins at the place where they are, so the training incorporates a challenge-by-choice approach to foster confidence and emotional security.
Weekly training options consist of:
- Outdoor fitness session
- Twice weekly movement classes
- Daily meditation group
- Downtown running/walking sessions
The Six Peaks are:
- Physical: Healthy activities like walking, running, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, mobility, flexibility and strength training.
- Psychological: Change of environment and perspective. Developing goals, creating a future vision and making plans
- Social: Training together builds a sense of self-esteem and trust among the team.
- Spiritual: Developing a sense of connection with nature along with activities like yoga and meditation.
- Connection: This human need is in short supply for many people who have experienced homelessness and poverty.
- Contribution: Inspiring and leading others to positive change
To provide focus and motivation the Six Peaks Training will also include six adventures during the year:
- Rock Climbing
- Sea Kayaking
- Seattle Half Marathon & 10K
- Ocean hike and camping Olympic National park