I spent this past weekend experiencing the virtual retreat firsthand, and I will attest that I emerged on Monday feeling like a butterfly breaking free of its cocoon.
August 25, 2020
August 24, 2020Mountain Trek is Canada’s most-awarded destination spa, with a focus on hiking adventures, life coaching, naturopathy, and spa cuisine to help guests achieve healthy weight loss and restore balance to their lives. Everyone has an individualized experience at Mountain Trek, and can prioritize detox treatments, massage therapy, educational programming, and even goal-setting depending on their personal needs. This backcountry experience offers a place to grow physically and mentally through North America’s only Nordic Fitness Trekking program.
August 24, 2020
August 17, 2020—Jennifer Keirstead, RHN at Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat & Health SpaYou may have noticed that when you’ve indulged a little more than usual in processed foods, it all shows up in your complexion. Sugar is one of the biggest culprits, and tends to have a major effect on skin: it activates inflammation by binding to collagen, which makes the skin appear stiff and more rigid.
August 4, 2020The good news for our readers is that Mountain Trek is (now) offering At-Home Virtual Health Resets. The award-winning hiking-based retreat employs fitness, personalized health and mindfulness programming to allow guests to achieve unique wellness goals has launched their condensed 48-hour version, where guests are expertly guided through yoga, exercise classes and fitness sessions, healthy meal preparation and cooking, and stress-reducing tactics. Using live video, group and direct chat functions, a maximum of 15 guests will work hand-in-hand with the Mountain Trek team to follow the program and reset their health. Guests learn how to relax fully, sleep deeply, manage and reduce stress, and reset their metabolic and hormonal systems. We hope you will be one of the lucky participants to join the Mountain Trek alumni!
August 4, 2020
April 24, 2020
Fitness On The FlyGet ready for a lot of fresh air and spectacular views, and a lot less (ahem, no) caffeine, alcohol, sugar, and screen time. The seven-night Mountain Trek program was developed with doctors and other experts to ensure that you get the physical and emotional reset you need,
April 8, 2020Follow the path of most resistance with these tasty recommendations from some of the world’s top chefs.
April 8, 2020
April 6, 2020
The world’s top chefs share the Michelin star quality, immune-boosting recipes you can make using pantry staplesWe’re a few weeks into our all-important isolation period and if you’re anything like me, you’ll be getting ever so slightly fed up of eating eggs on toast and banana bread. Just because we can’t savour the mouthwatering dishes at our favourite restaurants (miss you, Nobu’s black cod), doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy them at home (sort of). In lieu of being able to travel to some of the world’s top eateries, we’ve enlisted the chefs from their kitchens to help jazz up your mealtimes.
March 30, 2020A few tips to stay healthy during this time include: lower cortisol any way you can as elevated levels suppress our immune system from fighting any germs. You can pet a pet, get a massage treatment, immerse in nature, meditate and spend 20 mins doing something creative.
March 30, 2020
March 15, 2020Experience the week-long, all-inclusive fitness retreat where Mountain Trek will treat you to massages, detox treatments, fitness and nutrition classes, and of course, lots of hikes through British Columbia. You can also ensure your entire trip is carbon neutral by adding on the $45 carbon tax to your Mountain Trek booking which prompts Mountain Trek to plant 40 more trees.
February 5, 2020As the #1 health retreat in the US and Canada, Mountain Trek has been a leader in the wellness space since it first opened its doors in 1991. Mountain Trek is an all-inclusive wellness retreat, nestled in the mountains of British Columbia, where guests can relax, reset and experience the latest in wellness, hiking, yoga, massage therapy, detox treatments, nutrition and more. Guests can experience five wellness trends we’ll be seeing this year at this one location.
February 5, 2020
January 16, 2020If you are looking for a bit more rigour and adventure, The Mountain Trek plan will keep you occupied with rugged hiking for a good portion of the day and then soothe you with a clean meals and mind and body recovery.
January 2, 2020“People are expecting more personalized experiences all around, not just with travel — the more personalized an experience or product, the better,” said Alexander Timmons, owner of Mountain Trek, a luxury hiking and spa retreat company in British Columbia, Canada. Mountain Trek makes adjustments to hikes, based on a traveler’s goals, capabilities, and preferences, said Timmons. “The program is incredibly customized — hosting only 16 guests each week certainly helps.”
January 2, 2020
December 20, 2019Vacationing simply to relax or explore a new destination is almost never a bad idea, but many travelers are all about infusing their vacation with a bit—or maybe a lot—of wellness these days. In 2020, wellness travelers will continue to be drawn toward trips that combine fitness and mindfulness, like Mountain Trek’s wellness retreats designed to help you reset and avoid burnout in beautiful British Columbia.
December 10, 2019For most people relaxation means a few more hours in bed, but at this no-nonsense mountainside retreat in the Canadian Rockies it’s more about invigorating exercise than it is about catching more z’s. So expect dawn starts and crisp mountain air as the team attempt to deliver you to optimal health.
December 10, 2019
December 3, 2019
Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat in British Columbia Aims to Change the Way Couples Think About Health and WellnessPeople may get so busy that they don’t take the time to eat well or exercise regularly, but that stress and lack of self-care can exacerbate mental and physical health concerns. Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat & Health Spa strives to help individuals and couples alleviate those problems with a rejuvenating getaway. The lodge is located in the mountains of British Columbia and provides guests with scenic views and hiking trails, while promoting better eating and mindful living. After spending some time at the lodge, couples often have the tools to reset their hectic lives at home.
November 23, 2019
I Tried Nature Bathing in British Columbia for a Week — Here’s How Hiking Through the Mountains Helped Me Find MyselfI can’t pinpoint what it was exactly that made me do it. Was I overwhelmed by work? Burned out from the kids? Were my hormones out of balance, and eating too much processed food to compensate? Probably, yes — all of it. I just remember realizing, “I need a restart button.” I needed a place to get away from my day to day, to rebuild, refocus, and relocate the root of the person I had become.
November 23, 2019
November 5, 2019One- and two-week programs for just 16 guests encourage overall well-being, bringing hormones into balance, lowering stress levels, detoxifying bodily systems, and improving sleep with sunrise yoga, mindfulness lectures, and a healthy menu that’s more gourmet than granola. But it’s not all work. An on-site spa offers everything from infrared saunas and hydrotherapy pools to massages and soaks in natural hot springs.
October 16, 2019Plan a trip to beautiful British Columbia and spend quality time among natural landscapes in Canada. Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat & Health Spa is designed to help you lower stress levels, improve sleep quality, detoxify, strengthen mental health, increase your energy levels and, of course, stay in shape and increase muscle. The rustic lodge is located in the village of Ainsworth Hot Springs, 45 minutes from Nelson, and is also home to an indoor and outdoor spa and large yoga room overlooking the mountains.
October 16, 2019
August 24, 2019Ever wanted to hit pause on your life and program a major reset? If so, consider the all-inclusive regime at Mountain Trek, 45 minutes outside of Nelson, B.C. While hiking appears to be the main focus (you’ll be hitting the trails approximately four hours a day), fitness is but one of the five pillars here. Proper sleep, nutrition, detoxification and stress management round out their program dedicated to habit creation and living as optimally as you can.
August 5, 2019If spending just a few minutes in nature can have restorative effects on mind, body, and soul, what effect might six days of B.C. backcountry immersion have? Perched in the Kootenay Rockies, Mountain Trek fitness and wellness resort is a good place to find out. The daily hikes are spectacular, but the offering goes far beyond scenery and fitness to include an emphasis on nutrition (think world-class chef and holistic nutritionist), detoxification (you’ll be off booze, sugar, and caffeine), sleep, and stress management.
August 5, 2019