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The Healthy Hiker Training Programs help you get healthy, hit the trail, and have more fun! 

You'll feel fit, have less knee pain, be more confident, eat to fuel your goals, and create the consistency needed to live a healthy lifestyle, complete your thru hike, or keep up with the family on vacation.

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Become a Healthy Hiker!
The Healthy Hiker Program is for you if you: 


  • Want to train for a destination hike but don't know where to start.

  • Experience knee or hip pain that limits your hikes. 

  • Are afraid you’ll turn your wobbly ankle and fall on the trail.

  • Worry about a previous injury that flares up when you do too much.

  • Are about to retire and embark on a dream adventure, but aren’t sure ‘you still got it.’

  • Have to take frequent rest breaks on the trail. 

  • Can’t keep up on group hikes.

  • Struggle so much it keeps you from enjoying the trek.

  • Need a day to recover after a hike. 

  • Want to hike further but lack the energy. 

  • Feel stuck and that it's too late to get healthy and fit.

  • Aren't sure about what equipment and food you’ll need on the trail.

  • Dreaming of a thru or section hike but lack multi-day hike experience.

  • Planning a trip to the mountains but live where it’s flat.

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The Healthy Hiker Program teaches you: 


  • How to train effectively in just 30 minutes a day. 

  • Use food as fuel.

  • Manage your mind when you get off track. 

The Healthy Hiker Program prepares you to: 


  • Enjoy hiking without struggling.

  • Climb inclines with more ease.

  • Go downhill with less pain. 

  • Still feel energized at the end of your hike.

  • Stop worrying about keeping up with the group.

  • Keep your balance on tricky trails. 

  • Tackle longer and more challenging trails.

  • Make food choices that support your goals.

  • Feel confident knowing you’re ready for whatever adventure lies ahead. 

Ready to become a Healthy Hiker? 


Schedule a call with Alicia Filley, PT, MS, to answer any last-minute questions and get started with your personalized program! 
Meet The Healthy Hiker
Hi! I'm Alicia Filley, PT, MS


Ever dream of making an epic trek but worry you can't keep up with the group?

Think those achy knees would keep you from seeing the view from the top?

Tired of waiting at the bottom only to see your family's amazing pictures from the summit?


I developed The Healthy Hiker program because I saw people spend time and money preparing for their life's crowning adventure, only to be miserable on the trail or have to quit because they didn't prepare their bodies. 

I knew that with my experience as a physical therapist, I could help prevent hiking injuries, rather than treat them after the fact. 

Because I am an avid hiker myself, I understand the challenges and needs of hikers and backpackers. In The Healthy Hiker program, I teach you how to train for your next big hike, what to eat both on and off the trail, and how to choose the right equipment for your grand adventure. I use my knowledge of human performance, nutrition, coaching, and hiking experience to tailor a program to fit your needs and meet your goals. 


Check off that bucket list experience feeling confident and prepared so you can get the most out of your next trek.

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Alicia knows what she's doing! She listens to my needs, and makes changes/gives advice on what is appropriate for me. She doesn't just give her clients a static program to follow. She tailors individual programs for each individual! She is not afraid to change the program as individual needs change.

Stacey Kassan
Las Vegas, NV

Before I worked with Alicia, I felt frustrated. After working with her, I was able to lose the weight I couldn’t lose, get into a routine of working out, I learned how to track my food, and got great ideas about what to eat on the trail. 

I am excited about the weight loss.  I feel more confident both physically and mentally.  

I'm excited, strong, and ready to plan more hikes!

Before I worked with Alicia , I was unsure if I would be able to do the Grand Canyon hike I’d planned, and disorganized in my training focus. She understood my concerns very well, and she helped revise the way I train for the Grand Canyon, which is something I intend to do again in the future! 

After working together, I did a rim to river and back hike in one day, with no unusual difficulty or pain!

I felt like I could never gain any ground with weight loss and exercise. Everyone has their own ideas and it gets confusing. I’ve never found a program I could stick with and fits in my day and is practical for my schedule. Alicia helped me create some habits I can stick with and gave me nutritional guidance that was not only practical but helpful.  She had many good suggestions on substitutions and ways to work with my special dietary needs.  

M. W. 

Magnolia, TX

Cindy Bevier

West Palm Beach, FL

C. Bukoskey

Tonawanda, NY

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Interested in becoming a Healthy Hiker?

Contact me and receive a free copy of

The Healthy Hiker's Guide to Healthy Knees

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Cliff Hiking

"Verso l'alto" 
~To the heights~

Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati

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