September 16th, 9AM – 3PM

Gorge Trail & South Cabin at Robert Treman Park, Ithaca, NY

Motivation Fades. Inspiration Dissipates. But what if you could tap into something deeper? What if you could unlock your potential and alter your DNA for a life of unlimited possibilities? Welcome to the Risk It Adventure & Retreat—an immersive experience designed to ignite your aspirations and transform your life.

Prepare to embark on a journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and adventure! At the Risk It Adventure & Retreat we believe that true growth comes from stepping out of your comfort zone and gaining the courage to take risks. This transformative event combines powerful insights, outdoor exploration, and valuable resources to help you unleash your potential.


Speaker Guest Host Frank McKinney!

Yes, Frank is making the trek to the Gorge Trail in Ithaca! Frank McKinney is a modern-day Renaissance man: Real Estate Artist, 8x International Bestselling Author in 6 genres, Philanthro-Capitalist, Risk-Taker, Ultramarathoner, Actor and Aspirational Speaker. Many of you were part of our recent book club for Frank’s new book; Adversitology: Overcoming Adversity When You’re Hanging on by a Thread. The Risk It Adventure & Retreat was born from that book club and the two Overcomers podcasts Frank appeared on! Don’t miss out on spending time with this unique individual! Only 50 spots available!

Hosts Travis and Cyndy Barnes

Our names are Travis and Cyndy Barnes.  We’re married and we have overcome a ton of adversity together.

We started Journey Fitness in April of 2013 while living in a FEMA trailer on an unemployment check.  We were living in the FEMA trailer because our home had been flooded to the second floor.  We had recently purchased this home after Travis came home from spending almost a decade in prison.

Throughout the years we have had to overcome addiction, our own weight loss issues, health problems, most recently a pandemic and having our business shutdown.

We are just a couple of Overcomers interviewing Overcomers about Overcoming the adversities of life.  We do this because we love to help people Overcome adversity.  We do this through our podcast, our speaking engagements, coaching conversations at the gym and now retreats like this one.  We look forward to helping you Overcome Adversity and Live Your Dreams.


Get Your Mind Right

We all carry stress.  Our world exists inside of us more than around us. It’s not the answers that we get from outside ourselves but from within that matter the most. If you have been looking to redirect or reignite your passions and reinvigorate your life, then the Risk It Adventure & Retreat is for you!

Explore the Great Outdoors

God is nature. Nature is God. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Robert Treman Park. Nestled in Ithaca, NY, this natural oasis provides the perfect backdrop for the Risk It Adventure & Retreat. Enjoy our guided hike along Gorge Trail, connect with nature, and experience moments of tranquility and aspiration.

Unleash Your Potential

Discover the power within you to transcend limits. At the Risk It Adventure & Retreat, we’ll guide you on a journey of self-discovery and help you unlock your true potential. With renowned speakers, an interactive workshop, and immersive experiences, you’ll gain the tools and mindset to overcome challenges and achieve your aspirations.


Don’t miss out on this life-changing opportunity! There are ONLY 50 spots, so secure yours at this DNA Altering Retreat. Join us on September 16th in Ithaca, NY, and embark on a journey of self-discovery and transformation.

Are you ready to Risk It at our Adventure & Retreat to unlock your true potential?

$97 ONLY

(Lunch included)


Autographed copies of the books: Adversitology & Aspire

“Risk It Adventure & Retreat” Hoodie

“Risk It Adventure & Retreat” Journal

50 spots available. Reserve your spot now!

$97 ONLY

(Lunch included)

Additional “Risk It Adventure & Retreat” Details

Starting Place

Robert Treman Main Office

All Risk It Adventure & Retreat guests meet here at 8:30am.


Ithaca Tompkins International Airport

Click here for directions.

50 spots available. Reserve your spot now!

$97 ONLY

(Lunch included)


We’re here to answer any questions or provide additional information about the Risk It Adventure & Retreat. Feel free to reach out to us using the contact information below. Our dedicated team is ready to assist you on your journey of transformation.

Take the first step towards an extraordinary experience. Contact us today!