Outer Limits Adventure Fitness

Outer Limits Adventure Fitness was established in Townsville in 2012. Sam combined all his skills and knowledge under one roof and built Outer Limits from the ground up. We now have one of Australia’s biggest trail running series, we have helped hundreds of people ‘reach their Outer Limits’ either through competing or adventuring. We have taught thousands of kids in all forms off outdoor adventure sport and we have built our own Adventure Park in Paluma.

What’s next? We have plans to grow our Paluma Adventure Centre, take more kids on bigger adventures to far away places and do our best to pass on our passion for Outdoor Adventure.

Sam Stedman

Director | Outer Limits Adventure

Sam Stedman is a passionate and committed multi-sport and adventure racer. After enjoying considerable success as a soccer player and coach in regional NSW, and following a sea change to Townsville, Stedman turned his attention to multi sport and endurance events. A dedication to training, zeal for maintaining peak fitness and a detailed knowledge of nutrition and equipment has seen Sam produce consistently solid results in a range of multi sport and endurance events.

He has been racing in many forms of endurance sports for the last 10 years. Marathon, Ultra Marathons, Adventure Racing, including races in China and New Zealand, mountain bike and multi sport events. If there is a start line he likes to be on it. This has helped him become very successful at several major national and local events. He has a love for travel, climbing mountains and always pushing the limits of adventure.

Sam is committed to sharing his passion and knowledge with others in order to motivate them to reach their very own Outer Limits.  His holistic approach to outdoor fitness leads to his firm belief that you are the one to decide your life’s journey.

“In the lead up to an event you need to cover all aspects, physical fitness, mental fitness along with gear and logistics. There is no point training 20 hours per week to only be let down by a silly mistake you could have avoided.”

“Make your result a reflection of your fitness, not of your excuses”

Sam’s House Rules

  • There is no certificate for experience
  • Failing to plan is planning to fail
  • Race smart and hard not stubborn and tough
  • You don’t need to like the training, but you need to love the results
  • Nothing new on race day
  • DNF is not an option
  • Cleaner, leaner, stronger
  • Your body is only as strong as your mind….Train it!
  • Learn to be comfortable being uncomfortable
  • What ever you do, don’t break the rules!

Professional Qualifications

  • Certificate 4 in Outdoor Recreation
  • Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment
  • Certificate 2 in Medical Emergency Services, First Response
  • Remote and Wilderness First Aid
  • Outdoor Recreation Guide- High Ropes Course
  • Certificate 4 in Fitness
  • Blue Card
  • PBTR – Harassment and Discrimination
  • Level 2 Running Coach
  • Bronze Medallion

Race results, Reports & Adventure Tours

Coast to Coast… for years this race has been the pinnacle of multi sport racing world wide

Sam Stedman 2016 |  2015 |  2014 |  2013 | 2012 |  2011

 Aline Herzog

Manager | Outer Limits Adventure

Aline joined Outer Limits Adventure Fitness in September 2015 and has
since expanded her role within Outer Limits from admin to instructing school camp activities and event management.

Her passion is to explore her physical and mental capabilities in a wide range of outdoor sports and adventures. Always seeking out new challenges and learning new skills along the way. Aline discovered yoga as a tool to strengthen her body and mind and completed her Yoga Teacher Training early 2017, so she can share that passion and knowledge with others.

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Business- Sport Events Management; Tourism Management
  • Diploma of Outdoor Recreation
  • Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment
  • Certificate 3 in Outdoor Recreation
  • Outdoor Recreation Guide- High Ropes Course
  • Certificate 2 in Medical Emergency Services, First Response
  • Advanced Remote and Wilderness First Aid
  • Certificate 3 & 4 in Fitness and Personal Training
  • 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Qualification (20hr Restorative Yoga Training)
  • Bronze Medallion
  • Blue Card

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View our Policy Schedule

Outer Limits has $20 000 000 Public Liability and Business Indemnity Insurance with Affinity Insurance. We provide risk assessments for all our activities.


  1. Cape Pallarenda Trail Run

    August 21 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 am
  2. Protected: School Holiday Sailing Camp 2022

  3. Leaders Sailing Camp 2022

    September 26 @ 8:00 am - September 29 @ 5:00 pm
  4. Paluma Village Trail Run

    October 30 @ 6:00 am - 12:00 pm
  5. Castle Hill Trail Run

    February 26, 2023 @ 5:30 am - 10:00 am