Thank you to everyone who continues to come out for hikes and plunges, and big thank you to those of you who are members; I appreciate the support. I love guiding the hikes, sharing all things health optimization as we walk, and supporting you as you get in the cold.
These hikes and plunges provide you with a few tools that support healthy living and longevity including movement, nature connection, community connection, early morning sun exposure and an intentional cold immersion. In an hour you gain the benefits of not just one tool to support you but five! That is pretty incredible! And can I say habit stacking for the win!
As with most things in life, consistency is key. Getting in the cold once is great and feels amazing, but it is the consistent practice that gifts you all the amazing benefits. Research shows minimum effective dose is 11 minutes per week. That's it! So, get your calendar out and pencil in your hike and plunges for the month!
Our fall and winter plunging schedule has begun. We are hiking and plunging at Rising Spirit on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at 7am. There is plenty of parking, and you will be able to leave all your things in the car while we hike. Once back from our hike we will head into the yoga studio to change and make our way to the water. We will plunge and then head back inside to change. It is a rocky bottom in the Ganaraska River so you may want some water shoes, both for that and to keep your toes warm as the water temperature drops. As the weather changes I will share more tips as we hike that will support you as you transition into cold immersion in colder outdoor temperatures. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have a question or concern.
Investment (in your health, well-being and longevity):
Pay as You Go - $20 per hike/plunge payable by cash the day of or by etransfer before the hike/plunge to firstname.lastname@example.org
Memberships (paid on the first of each month by cash or etransfer to email@example.com
One hike/plunge per week - $70
Two hike/plunges per week - $120
Unlimited hike/plunges per week - $150
November schedule hosted at Rising Spirit (7167 Carscadden Road Orono)
Tuesday’s 7am – November 7, 14, 21, 28
Thursday’s 7am – November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Saturday’s 7am – November 4, 11, 18, 25
December schedule hosted at Rising Spirit (7167 Carscadden Road Orono)
Tuesday's 7am - December 5, 12, 19 (*no hike and plunge on Tuesday December 26)
Wednesday's 7am - December 27 (*extra plunge day)
Thursday's 7am - December 7, 14, 21, 28
Saturday's 7am - December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Let's continue to make this year one of connection, cold immersion, movement and community, because doing hard things together is so much more fun then doing them alone.