Why do we love what we do?
We believe adventures in nature make happier humans. Life is busy – we run short adventure trips so you can unleash your wild side, hassle free.
Live Adventure is here to help people like you live life to the full and keep fit. This planet is an amazing place and there’s nothing like getting out in nature – exploring new places and trying new things. We run fitness adventures like hiking in Sydney so you can make adventure part of your routine.
It’s more than just hiking though, we mix it up. We also do kayaking, navigating, mountain biking, use lilos, have campfires, find swimming holes and go camping. Don’t worry, you don’t need lots of gear – there are pre arranged hire options if you need them.
Lisa has been working for years in fitness but has recently combined that experience with her love for (/addiction to) adventure. Most trips are 4hrs fitness adventures on a Sunday afternoon in Sydney, but we sometimes do longer day and overnight trips too.
Why did Live Adventure begin?
I know first hand how easy it is to get busy with ‘life’. Suddenly months could pass and I’d been caught up working and getting through ‘to do lists’ (well, not always getting through – sometimes they get longer faster than I ticked them off!) but it’d be too long since I’d been outdoors experiencing all that life has to offer. When city-itis got too bad I would plan my next adventure trips or escape for a solo weekend hiking in Sydney and the Blue Mountains (possibly why I never got through those to do lists).
After sharing adventure stories over the years, I realised many people crave that freedom. Most of us work to live, not live to work. The problem is, there’s often not much time or energy left after work, and it takes both to plan adventures.
I figured if I could organise regular fitness adventures like hiking in Sydney, and make it easy to just turn up, then more people could feel all the benefits of getting outdoors, keeping fit and living life to the full. So I started Live Adventure. Hopefully it all helps make the world a happier place little by little!
Founder and Adventure Nut
Don’t worry, you’re in safe hands with us! Lisa graduated from Health and Sports Science (Hons 1) at UNSW in Sydney, has a certificate 4 in fitness and has worked in the fitness industry since 2006.
She has heaps of outdoor adventure experience including expedition length adventure races (5, 6, 8 and 10 days non-stop), countless shorter events, and as much adventure travel as she could fit in.
Travel highlights include cycle touring across the Tibetan Plateau and Nepal, many multiday backpacking and bikepacking trips and travelling solo through Eastern Europe cycling and hiking for four months.
She can’t wait to plan and take your next outdoor adventure!
Your ticket to adventure
We stick to small groups so if there’s more than 10, we’ll split the group with the help of our leaders. All are qualified in 1st aid and CPR (minimum of Provide First Aid – formerly senior first aid). Ian Schmidt is one of our instructors. You’ll see his friendly face and hear him cracking jokes from a mile away.
We are all inclusive, supportive and friendly. There’s no judging or big egos – we’re a down to earth bunch. We’re about helping you widen your horizons (wherever they are now) and experiencing life to the full. Most importantly, we want everyone to have a good time!