Do you have friends who invite you to do something with them, like say, take a bike ride? You’d love to go, but you decline. You say no, because you KNOW these friends. You know that a bike ride with them might mean going 10 miles, or more! And you’re not sure you can do it. You really do want to go, but the thought of quitting halfway through, or struggling mightily to keep up with them, scares the wits out of you!
Getting over your fears
If you have something you’d like to do, but fear gets in the way, Fearless Chix is the perfect organization for you! We’re everyday people. We are a team of knowledgeable adventurers that like to help others conquer their fears. We love showing people what they CAN do. And we do it responsibly. We tell you what you can do to prepare. We have phone calls to ask how things are going. We organize training events to keep you on schedule. And we support your efforts. And it’s not just about your physical training. We answer questions for you. What to expect. . . What to wear. . . What to bring.
How does it work?
We begin at the beginning. We take you through the process. And everything we do is in a controlled environment. So you CAN get over your fears. You can feel accomplished. And you can start doing things that you’ve thought about but lacked confidence.
Here’s an example
Fearless Chix is not about rafting the Amazon River, or training for a marathon. It’s about trying to do things that you may be a bit afraid of.
Recently we had a client who wanted to do a hike that included a rock scramble. We found the perfect location, and it was one we had walked before. We chose Savage Mill, Maryland.
Prior to this hike adventure, we had completed several hikes and taken an indoor rock-climbing class. Like we do with all our adventures, we came prepared and were dressed in our outdoor gear.
Our adventures require us to track the weather. Though it had rained the night before, the day of the adventure was warm and sunny.
We scooted over the rocks without too much difficulty. And, we walked over some as well. We laughed, talked and challenged ourselves. Nothing too strenuous. But when you have a fear, it’s sometimes hard to try something outside of your comfort zone.
We had fun but were ready to go by the end of the adventure. As we were leaving, we looked up and realized our safest route led us straight up a hill to the pathed trail. Low to the ground, we crawled up the hill. With every inch upward however, we found ourselves sliding down two steps. No, make that three or four steps down. Two weeks of rain made the ground soggy. We weren’t going anywhere! It was a scenario where people could get easily frustrated. It happens. You may even say a cuss word or two. But our indoor rock-climbing class prepared us. Using the tree trunks, we were able to get solid footing and pull ourselves up the hill.
Afterwards, covered in dirt, we laughed – and celebrated. It was the greatest feeling! We had managed our anxieties, got our lovely new hiking gear filthy but we also applied what we learned to reach our goal. We left that day feeling like we could accomplish anything!
Back at the car, smiles broad and “high-fives” all-around, we congratulated everyone on a very successful adventure, and another learned capability!
What’s your fear?
We can help you overcome the fear and succeed. We’ll provide classes. We start at the beginning. You gradually gain knowledge and confidence. Everything we do involves research and certified guides with several years of experience.
Want to try stand up paddle board? How about an overnight hiking trip? What’s your greatest fear? Give us a call or contact us. Let’s discuss the next adventure!