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Erin Leider-Pariser: From Celebrity Trainer to Global Adventure Leader - Insights and Principles from Her New Book, "Get Lost: Seven Principles for Trekking Life with Grace and Other Life Lessons from

Renata Chlumska  - Adventure athlete who became the first Swedish and Czech woman to climb Mount Everest and in 2005 did a circumnavigate of the lower 48 States of the United States by her own power.

Erin Leider-Pariser is a trailblazer in the realm of wellness and adventure travel. Beginning her career as a fitness instructor in Los Angeles and later becoming a trainer to the stars in New York City, Erin's journey has been defined by a passion for adventure and a commitment to empowering women.

After earning a master’s degree in exercise physiology at Columbia University, Erin founded Sports Travel Adventure Therapy (STAT), leading women on transformative journeys around the world for over 30 years. In 2023, she authored "Get Lost," a memoir and manifesto articulating her Seven Principles for Trekking Life with Grace.

Growing up in Miami as the "tomboy" of the family, Erin's adventurous spirit led her to explore the world, spending time abroad in London and hitchhiking 45 years ago. Her experiences have shaped her belief in the transformative power of nature and the importance of embracing life's journey.

Join us as we delve into Erin's remarkable story, reflect on her insights shared in "Get Lost," and discover why it's not where you are, but where you've been that truly matters.


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Show notes

  • Who is Erin

  • Being based in NYC and Aspen, Colorado

  • Writing her book: Get Lost: Seven Principles for Trekking Life with Grace and Other Life Lessons from Kick-Ass Women’s Adventure Travel

  • Travelling and adventuring for over 30 years

  • Growing up in Miami and being very active

  • Being the 3rd girl in the family and growing up as the ‘tomboy’

  • Playing all the sports 

  • Spending time in London and doing a semester abroad

  • Hitching 45 years ago

  • STATs - Sports Travel Adventure Therapy 

  • Making her way to NYC and working as a personal trainer

  • Teaching fitness - the Jane Fonda Method

  • Going back to get her Masters

  • Getting married and having kids

  • Being forced to reevaluate her career and needing to make some changes

  • Looking for purpose in her own life

  • Why it’s about the journey and not the destination

  • The talking stick ceremony 

  • The transformation power of nature

  • The power of vulnerability 

  • Dealing with a challenging moment and group dynamics

  • Honouring and obeying your intuition 

  • Getting lost and feeling lost in her own life

  • Walking with integrity 

  • No judgement 

  • Asking for grace

  • Starting her morning with a mantra

  • Love, honour and obey your intuition 

  • How the book came about

  • Breaking her leg January 2020

  • The power of embracing your community

  • Getting travelling again after covid

  • Planning a hiking trip/trek to Nepal

  • Travel burnout ?

  • Getting the balance right with travelling 

  • Travelling in Colombia and dealing with a flash flood while on the Lost City Trail

  • Planning a future trip to Azores in November (the Hawaii of Europe)

  • The Overland Track in Tasmania

  • Dual Pilgrim Status. Hiking in Japan and Spain

  • How to connect with Erin

  • Advice from Erin for women who want to do more adventure travel

  • Why it’s not where you are, buy where you’ve been 


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