Association management can often be sitting at a desk and sitting in meetings ... or even if out ... it's driving, sitting in other meetings, sitting at restaurants. A lot of sitting.
In deciding to do a desert walk the parentheses said it was for intermediate to advanced level. Walking the dog and walking across the office to get coffee may not be the right training for an advanced hike. As I looked at each hill ahead it was fairly clear how much time has been spent on fitness. Not to mention the pain afterwards.
1. People really do make time for what they want to make time for. Is it really impossible to get more fit?
2. The hardest things can sometimes be the most rewarding. It might be easy to skip the hard parts, but there could be a reward at the end of it.
3. There's always value in training. Not just fitness, but professional skill building. Don't skip training.