The concept of Outdoor Fitness was pioneered by Tina Vindum in the early 1990s. An expert mountain biker, alpine skier and inline skater, Tina had become frustrated with her inability to train dynamically in an indoor gym’s static environment. She began exploring an alternative "gym" amongst the pine trees and diverse terrain of the Sierra Nevada Mountains she called home.
Tina created a revolutionary workout approach while running slalom through the pine trees, and discovering new ways to develop strength and balance using her natural surroundings. She discovered that it didn’t take a lot of equipment to achieve the kinesthetic awareness, agility, power and strength that are the hallmarks of every great athlete. But her greater revelation was the improved mental focus, emotional strength and sense of well-being that came with fitness training in the outdoors.
In 1995, Tina codified her fitness expertise and passion for the outdoors into Outdoor Action Fitness®. The initial program focus was strength, endurance, agility, balance, flexibility and kinesthetic awareness training. Over the years, the program has evolved to include mental focus and emotional power as cornerstones to total fitness. This more holistic approach reflects Tina's dedication to continual program development and distinction, as well as the input from her clients over the years. In 2002, Outdoor Action Fitness initiated the first Outdoor Action Fitness Specialty Training program for fitness professionals.