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STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE… TRAIN…COMPETE…CREATE MEMORIES

BIRKIE TRAINING – become the best version of yourself.

STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE… TRAIN…COMPETE…CREATE MEMORIES

BIRKIE TRAINING – become the best version of yourself.

SAVE THESE DAYS!
TRAINING – October 10, 2022 to February 21, 2023
KORTELOPET (29K) – February 24, 2023
BIRKIE (55K) – February 25, 2023

 

The American Birkebeiner (or Birkie) is the largest cross-country skiing race in North America, and the 3rd largest in the world.

It all began in 1973 and today, the Birkie provides year-round, healthy, active lifestyle events for thousands of adventurous spirits of all ages and abilities. Are you looking forward to Birkie 2023?

Skiers will start at the American Birkebeiner Trailhead in Cable, WI, ski their way through the forest on the Birkie Trail, glide across Lake Hayward, cross over the American Birkebeiner International Bridge, and head toward the finish line on Hayward’s snow-covered Main Street.

Once you ski a Birkie you’re forever changed and return to experience this amazing event year after year.

What would it mean to you if you could cross the finish line and see the pride in the eyes of your family and friends.

Make it an adventure and memories you share with your friends…train together, compete together, share memories together.

FINISH STRONG!

You’re an avid skier

You’re passionate about the sport

You’re in good physical shape

But make no mistake…Completing the Kortie (29K) or Birkie (55K) is no small feat.
It takes a solid vision, a firm commitment, determination, resilience, and healthy competitive drive to make this goal a reality. Training with MGayle Outdoor Adventures will give you a firm foundation… a big step up over the competition.

The stage will be set for a remarkable Birkebeiner experience…you’ll embrace each hill on race day instead of dreading them. The MGayle Outdoor Adventures training program will leave you feeling confident, prepared & excited to engage in the biggest North American XC ski competition.

 

Feel empowered… train hard… cross the finish line!

HOW WILL WE TRAIN TOGETHER

Base Strength & Conditioning: Pre-Ski

October 10 – November 30, 2022

  • Increase endurance, speed, strength, power, balance, and proprioception to significantly enhance your performance    once you put on your XC skis.
  • Meeting Place: Lake Rebecca Park Reserve and/or Theo Wirth Park.

Base Strength & Conditioning: Pre-Ski

October 10 – November 30, 2022

  • Increase endurance, speed, strength, power, balance, and proprioception to significantly enhance your performance  once you put on your XC skis.
  • Meeting Place: Lake Rebecca Park Reserve and/or Theo Wirth Park.

WHEN WE TRAIN

Monday, Tuesday, Friday 6AM – 7AM
No training on Friday November 25

Half & Full Birkie Race Training: Ski

December – February 21, 2023

  • Technique drills, individual race pace, small group XC ski coaching, endurance training, speed training, motivation, and accountability.
  • Meeting Place: Elm Creek Park, Theo Wirth & Hyland
  • Note: ski start date may change depending on XC course openings.

Half & Full Birkie Race Training: Ski

December – February 21, 2023

  • Technique drills, individual race pace, small group XC ski coaching, endurance training, speed training, motivation, and accountability.
  • Meeting Place: Elm Creek Park, Theo Wirth & Hyland
  • Note: ski start date may change depending on XC course openings.

WHEN WE TRAIN

December 1 – December 31, 2022
Monday, Tuesday, Friday 5:30 AM – 7AM
No training December 26 – 30, 2022

January 1 – February 21, 2023
Monday, Tuesday, 5:00 AM – 7AM
Friday 5:30 AM – 7AM
February 20 & 21 will be 90 min sessions only

INVEST IN YOURSELF

Sign up alone, with a friend, or as a group

ONE TRAINEE:        $80 hr. each for 78.5 hrs                         $ 6,280 per person

      Pre-ski training only                                 $1,848 per person

      Ski training only                                        $4,746 per person

 

TWO TRAINEES:     $60 hr. each for 78.5 hrs                         $4,710 per person

      Pre-ski training only                                 $1,386 per person

      Ski training only                                        $3,560 per person

 

THREE TRAINEES:  $50 hr. each for 78.5 hrs                         $ 3,925 per person

      Pre-ski training only                                 $1,155 per person

      Ski training only                                        $2,966 per person

 

FOUR TRAINEES:    $40 hr. each for 78.5 hrs                        $ 3,140 per person

      Pre-ski training only                                    $924 per person

      Ski training only                                        $2,373 per person

PAYMENT METHOD: Cash, Venmo or check payable to MGayle Outdoor Adventures
50% due on or before October 7, 2022 | Balance due before or on November 14, 2022

                               ONE TRAINEE:

$80 hr. each for 78.5 hrs        $6,280 per person

 Pre-ski training only               $1,848 per person

 Ski training only                     $4,746 per person

 

                           TWO TRAINEES:

 $60 hr. each for 78.5 hrs        $4,710 per person

Pre-ski training only                $1,386 per person

Ski training only                       $3,560 per person

 

                         THREE TRAINEES:

$50 hr. each for 78.5 hrs         $3,925 per person

Pre-ski training only                $1,155 per person

Ski training only                       $2,966 per person

 

                         FOUR TRAINEES:

$40 hr. each for 78.5 hrs        $ 3,140 per person

Pre-ski training only                   $924 per person

Ski training only                       $2,373 per person

PAYMENT METHOD: Cash, Venmo or check payable to MGayle Outdoor Adventures
50% due on or before October 7, 2022 | Balance due before or on November 14, 2022

MIND     –     BODY     –     SOUL

It’s not just a race… it’s not just the training.

It’s about being prepared physically, mentally, emotionally to cross the finish line… to experience this adventure and to build on your connection and your relationship with the outdoors.

Maybe you’re an avid skier and Birkie has been on your bucket list for a long time. Or maybe you see Birkie as an opportunity to test your skills… or maybe you see this as an opportunity of a new adventure with some of your friends. Whatever your reason… being well prepared is the key.

What if the biggest takeaway was the adventure itself, the feeling of completing the race, reaching your goal, crossing the finish line?

What if this experience was the beginning of your new relationship with the outdoors… a relationship that would change your life as you know it?

MEET YOUR TRAINER

 Michael has a passion for creating wellness through awareness. This passion has translated into more than 25 years of remarkable results for clients ages 8-88. Through his motivation and guidance, you’ll experience life-changing shifts that expand far beyond the physical.

The concept of MGayle Outdoor Adventures was birthed in 2009 Michael’s passions were pushed to the limit as he created, prepared … mentally, physically & emotionally to lead adventures worldwide. More recently, he’s trained & crossed the finish line with two first-time American Birkebeiner 55K XC-ski racers.

In addition to his energy, his first-rate credentials have propelled him to become one of the top personal trainers in Minnesota. Great physical fitness results from a deep emotional commitment to change. And through this commitment, you will fully realize your enormous potential. That is the overarching philosophy guiding how he runs his business and inspires you, his clients and supporters.

What’s Included

    78.5 hours of small-group outdoor personal training, on and off skis.

    Once you sign up, you will receive on-going support, dietary recommendations, warm up and recovery

         tips…and much much more.

  • 78.5 hours of small-group outdoor personal training, on and off skis.
  •  Once you sign up, you will receive on-going support, dietary recommendations, warm up and recovery tips…and much much more.

What’s up to You

    Positive Attitude.

    Mindset to be the best you can be.

    Ski Gear and Wax.

    Transportation to Hayward and Lodging

  • Positive Attitude.
  • Mindset to be the best you can be.
  • Ski Gear and Wax.
  • Transportation to Hayward and Lodging

INVEST IN YOURSELF

Sign up alone, with a friend, or as a group

ONE TRAINEE:        $80 hr. each for 78.5 hrs                         $6280 per person

      Pre-ski training only                                $1,848 per person

      Ski training only                                       $4,746 per person

 

TWO TRAINEES:     $60 hr. each for 78.5 hrs                         $4710 per person

      Pre-ski training only                                $1,386 per person

      Ski training only                                       $3,560 per person

 

THREE TRAINEES:  $50 hr. each for 78.5 hrs                        $3925 per person

      Pre-ski training only                               $1,155 per person

      Ski training only                                      $2,966 per person

 

FOUR TRAINEES:    $40 hr. each for 78.5 hrs                        $3140 per person

      Pre-ski training only                                  $924 per person

      Ski training only                                      $2,373 per person

PAYMENT METHOD: Cash, Venmo or check payable to MGayle Outdoor Adventures
50% due on or before October 7, 2022 | Balance due before or on November 14, 2022

                               ONE TRAINEE:

$80 hr. each for 78.5 hrs        $6,280 per person

 Pre-ski training only               $1,848 per person

 Ski training only                     $4,746 per person

 

                           TWO TRAINEES:

 $60 hr. each for 78.5 hrs        $4,710 per person

Pre-ski training only                $1,386 per person

Ski training only                       $3,560 per person

 

                         THREE TRAINEES:

$50 hr. each for 78.5 hrs         $3,925 per person

Pre-ski training only                $1,155 per person

Ski training only                       $2,966 per person

 

                         FOUR TRAINEES:

$40 hr. each for 78.5 hrs        $ 3,140 per person

Pre-ski training only                   $924 per person

Ski training only                       $2,373 per person

PAYMENT METHOD: Cash, Venmo or check payable to MGayle Outdoor Adventures
50% due on or before October 7, 2022 | Balance due before or on November 14, 2022

This Isn’t for Everyone, and That’s OK!

This training program is for people who are serious about pushing the boundaries and finding the best version of themselves. If you are looking for a trainer who will push you and motivate you… if you’re willing to put in the work while maintaining positive attitude, this training program is for you.

 

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

 

After a month of exercise and training with Michael…

I feel differently, hopeful, and lighter with a heightened sense of posture, and a welcomed reawakening of muscles. Extra energy, expertly cared about, definitely stronger, sleeping sound and up early, and paid attention to, he writes down things I say. Very, very fun, and challenging in ways he knows will make me laugh. Michael keeps me at the center, encourages and motivates with inspirational daily quotes he reads with a “what do you think?”…twinkle in his eyes. He helps me to understand and brings pictures and fitness diagrams and graphs to show me. Michael is an absolute expert in the fitness field, a stand out. He does not settle, nor do I as a result. But most of all, it is the way Michael listens and cares through and through, and how he knows about you. He generously helps me understand by drawing pictures with his explanations and demonstrating what he wants you to do. I feel different. Michael lays a path for me to change.”

R. Rocheford

 

Michael brings to the training a diverse set of skills, which makes for each session being different; challenging in new ways and fun in new ways. His attitude is infectiously enthusiastic. He shows respect and concern when my physical limitations are encountered, though he isn’t deterred from expecting progress, given the right pacing and technique. That’s important when you’re over 60 like me, because I found out from training on my own that I could incur injury from using poor form. Working with an experienced trainer is safer and more effective.

Michael has a special interest in physical activity outdoors. Seeing and experiencing how training effects show up in real-world applications keeps my motivation strong. He’s helped me to do more, do it safely, and maintain a can-do outlook.

Bill Spring

 

Working with Michael Gayle is a multi dimensional experience that has changed my life. Body, mind and spirit are all attended to by this most extraordinary trainer who has also become one of my favourite people in the whole world. In the past year I have been recovering from a car accident and also going through divorce. Michael helps all parts to be integrated and is especially gifted at the psychological part of training, knowing about resistance and working thru these with never any shame or guilt. ”we are a team” is fully employed by Michael and I trust him with my body, mind and spirit.

My world is a much brighter place in the year of working with Michael. I always leave training sessions with a sense of accomplishment, a brighter spirit and 99% of the time I have shared a belly laugh with him. Strong body, strong spirit; I am living proof!

K. Miller

 

What an incredible journey over the course of the last 4 months – mental, physical and emotional. 1st was committing to sign up for a race in October 2021 that would take place at the end of February. 2nd, learning how to XC ski, 3rd Building Endurance – I have never ran over 10 miles. 4th being Birkie Ready for lots of hills.

I can happily say that I completed my 1st Birkie, a 55k xc ski race, the largest race in North America and 3rd largest in the world! Huge thank you to my trainer and friend Michael Gayle from MGayle Outdoor Adventures, who was with
me every kick and glide along the way!

Andrea Coppin

 

What happens when you sign up

Once you sign up you will receive a call from Michael to discuss details, answer any questions you may have, and complete the purchase.

Upon the completion of the purchase transaction, you will receive a welcome package with a detailed schedule and any information you will need prior to starting the training program.

Still not sure this is for You?

GET IN TOUCH AND LET’S TALK

call or text Michael at 651-468-5899

or

email him at michael@mgayleoutdooradventures.com

Add more value for You

Returning clients receive 10% off (loyalty discount)

Refer a friend who signs up for an MGayle Outdoor Adventure group training and receive 10% off.

FAQ

Q: Is this training program for me if I am a novice skier?

A: Although this course is geared for intermediate skiers & above, we’d be happy to accommodate you via private training to meet your individual needs and goals. Contact Michael for more details.

Q: Can I reach out to Michael with questions before the training starts?

A: Although this course is geared for intermediate skiers & above, we’d be happy to accommodate you via private training to meet your individual needs and goals. Contact Michael for more details.

Q: On the off chance that I can’t participate in the training due to injury or illness (after I signed up), do I get a refund?

A: We understand that extenuating circumstances do happen. Therefore, for some unforeseen reason you are not able to start or complete the Birke training, you will be credited toward a subsequent group training and or private personal training with Michael.

Q: Could I do just the first half (conditioning) or the second half (skiing) and how much would that cost?

A: Yes, for those that have the conditioning or skiing dialled in and would like to partake in half of the training we will accommodate you. The total cost would amount to the total training hours plus 5%.

That said, full payment must be made by Monday November 7th to reserve your spot in the ski portion
of the training.

Q: What happens if I want to start later?

A: We’ll prorate the training for you based on your start date.