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CN Traveler Awards Mountain Trek

Conde Nast Travler Magazine

More than 300,000 travelers took part in Condé Nast Traveler’s 29th annual Readers’ Choice Awards survey submitting millions of ratings and over 75,000 comments to create a list of winning favourites – and Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat and Health Spa was one of them. In fact, Mountain Trek made it onto the list of the 15 Best Wellness Retreats in the World! “Whether you’re into hiking or yoga, or just need a nap-inducing Swedish massage, book now to rejuvenate both mind and body” is what the article says and that’s exactly what you can find at Mountain Trek.

Condé Nast Traveler, one of the most popular travel magazine and websites in North America, listed Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat and Health Spa along with 15 of the most exclusive wellness getaways in the world including Six Senses in Portugal, BodyHoliday in St. Lucia and Ananda in India. Mountain Trek was the only Canadian resort listed.

This is what the CN Traveler had to say about Mountain Trek: “You may be on vacation, but there’s no reason you can’t throw some self-improvement in the mix, too. At Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat Resort & Health Spa, way up in the clean, clear air of British Columbia, you won’t lament the week-long cheat day that could’ve been. Instead, embrace the granola life with day-long hikes led by one of the eager local guides, and sunrise yoga classes taught by certified professionals. Everything here is targeted toward achieving optimal health, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be shoving kale down your throat, or scraping bark off the nearest tree to kill the hunger pangs. Quite the contrary: The on-site nutritionist and head chef develop locally sourced, nutrient-rich meals, with lemon ricotta pancakes just one of the many fan favorites.”

“The 15 Best Wellness Retreats in the World” article was recently published on CNTraveler.com and you can read the story in its entirety here: http://www.cntraveler.com/gallery/the-best-wellness-retreats-in-the-world.

Whether you’re interested in improving your own fitness, losing weight, or just want to relax in the fresh mountain air, we recommend you book Mountain Trek and enjoy the amenities that only our all-inclusive resort can offer:

  • complimentary massages
  • delicious boutique spa cuisine
  • natural hot springs
  • infrared sauna, outdoor hot tub and cold plunge pool
  • luxurious lodge in a natural setting far away from urban stressors

You’re also guaranteed to reach your fitness goals with our program that’s tailored to each individual. You can keep to your own pace but we’ll make sure you get results. We hope to see you soon!

 

Mountain Trek Nominated for Travel + Leisure’s 2017 World’s Best Awards

2017 Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards

Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat and Health Spa is honoured to be nominated for Travel & Leisure’s 2017 World’s Best Awards under the category: “Destination Spas – International – Canada.”

If you would like to vote now, you will be entered for a chance to win a $10,000 dream trip, courtesy of Travel + Leisure. Overall the survey and voting only takes five minutes. There are 7 easy multiple choice questions at the start and then you can click on destination spas, for example, and rate the various ones you’ve stayed at either internationally or within the United States. (You can also vote for your favourite airlines, airports, cruise lines, etc.) It means a lot to us here at Mountain Trek that we were nominated along with other world-class destination spas. Below is a video of our program director Kirkland Shave describing the contest and his response to it.

Your vote will contribute to the results, which will be revealed in the August 2017 issue of Travel + Leisure. Please note that all survey entries must be received by March 6, 2017.

Thank you for your support and your opinions are very much appreciated!

Travel + Leisure is a travel magazine based in New York City, New York and is published 12 times a year. According to its media kit it has 4.8 million readers worldwide.

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Better Homes & Gardens Features Mountain Trek

Better Homes & Gardens Features Mountain Trek

One of the most popular magazines in North America has just featured Mountain Trek in its most recent issue. The August 2016 edition of Better Homes & Gardens has a story called "Gear Up" in which Mountain Trek's head guide Cathy Grierson is asked to provide her choices for what will help keep you comfortable and safe on the hiking trail. 

In the article, which appears in the "Better Family Travel" section of the magazine, Cathy (who used to be a park ranger before becoming a fitness guide at Mountain Trek) offers six tips for both those interested in getting into hiking and established trekkers.

#1. Dress in Layers

"The termparature can change drastically depedning on elevation and time of day, so check the weather and be ready with three layers," Cathy offers in the piece. She then goes on to describe the three different layers every hiker needs. 

#2. Travel Light

Aside from explaining the difference between a daypack and a full-on backpack, Cathy explains how to put one on: "Put the pack on so the weight is distributed evenly, loosen all straps, the tighten the waist belt and shoulder straps." 

#3. Wear the Right Shoes and Socks

"For day hikes, lightweight and flexible 'light hiker' shoes are best," Cathy says. She then goes on to describe what type of shoes to look for. To learn about how to properly fit a pair of hiking shoes, read here.

#4. Carry Enough Water

In the story Cathy explains the best way to carry H20: "A water bladder holds more than a bottle (up to 3 litres) and it nestles in your pack so you can hydrate hands-free."

#5. Buy Poles if Hiking Regularly

"The give you better balance and footing, reduce stress on your joints, and can help you feel like you're not working so hard," Cathy says. The article then goes on to describe some more benefits of poles including the fact you burn more calories when using them.

#6. Carry a First Aid Kit

Cathy finishes her recommendations with some items to include in your first aid kit on every hike such as moleskin, cloth tape, Band-aids and antibiotic ointment.

To read the Better Homes & Gardens article in its entirety, download the PDF of it here: August 2016_Better Homes & Gardens

Whether you're new to hiking, or have been doing it for years, we recommend you book Mountain Trek and enjoy world-class trails, supportive guides and all the amenities our all-inclusive resort offers:

  • complimentary massages
  • delicious boutique spa cuisine
  • natural hot springs
  • infrared sauna, outdoor hot tub and cold plunge pool
  • luxurious lodge in a natural setting far away from urban stressors

You're also guaranteed to reach your fitness goals with our program that's tailored to each individual. You can keep to your own pace but we'll make sure you get results. We hope to see you soon!

Delta Sky Magazine Features Mountain Trek

Delta Sky Magazine

Delta Airline's popular inflight magazine Sky has featured Mountain Trek in its most recent issue. Called "Getting Back on Track," the article describes writer Susan B Barnes's experience attending a one-week fitness program at Mountain Trek's lodge near beautiful Nelson, British Columbia, and how she got the "reset she needs."

The story appears in the September 2016 issue of the monthly Sky magazine that's published by Delta, which flies into Spokane, the closest US airport to Mountain Trek. (A free airport shuttle is provided for guests arriving by air.) In the article Susan mentions why she decided to enroll in the program in the first place: "After months of indulging much to much while traveling, I had made the decision to get my fitness and eating routines back on track and was confident that the Mountain Trek program – the only mountain-based hiking, fitness and weight loss program in North America–would whip me into shape." 

Most of our time during the weeklong stay was spent on the nearby hiking trails, some of which took us into provincial parks and all of which presented challenges over the three- and four-hour-long daily hikes. The scenery was stunning— secluded forests, creeks carving through rock formations hundreds of feet below, glacial-fed lakes—but the hiking was intense and we didn’t linger to admire the sights. After all, we were there to work—hard. " 

Susan goes on to say that "At the end of my week, I felt stronger and healthier than I had in quite a while. My cardio stamina increased. I was happy, well-rested and invigorated. And, as a bonus, I lost eight pounds."

To read Susan's article in its entirety, download the PDF of it here: Delta-Sky-Mountain-Trek-article

Whether you're a resident of BC or a visitor, we recommend you book Mountain Trek and enjoy the amenities that only our all-inclusive resort can offer:

  • complimentary massages
  • delicious boutique spa cuisine
  • natural hot springs
  • infrared sauna, outdoor hot tub and cold plunge pool
  • luxurious lodge in a natural setting far away from urban stressors

You're also guaranteed to reach your fitness goals with our program that's tailored to each individual. You can keep to your own pace but we'll make sure you get results. We hope to see you soon!

Mountain Trek Nominated for Travel & Leisure’s 2016 World’s Best Awards

Travel + Leisure

Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat and Health Spa is honoured to be nominated for Travel & Leisure’s 2016 World’s Best Awards under the category: “Destination Spas – International – Canada.”

If you would like to vote now, you will be entered for a chance to win a $10,000 dream trip, courtesy of Travel and Leisure. Overall the survey and voting only takes five minutes. There are 7 easy questions at the start and then you can click on destination spas, for example, and rate the various ones you’ve stayed at either internationally or within the United States. (You can also vote for your favourite airlines, airports, cruise lines, etc.) It means a lot to us here at Mountain Trek that we were nominated along with other world-class destination spas. Below is a video of our program director Kirkland Shave describing the contest in further detail and commenting on what it’s like to be nominated.

 

Your vote will contribute to the results, which will be revealed in the August 2016 issue of Travel + Leisure. Please note that all survey entries must be received by February 29,2016.

Thank you for your support and your opinions are very much appreciated!

Travel + Leisure is a travel magazine based in New York City, New York and is published 12 times a year. According to its media kit it has 4.8 million readers worldwide.

VOTE NOW

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Forbes says Mountain Trek is Perfect Christmas Gift

One of the most well-read business magazines in America has just listed Mountain Trek as #1 on its "Luxury Wellness Holiday Gift Guide 2015." Forbes, which is famous for its rankings including the Forbes 400 that lists the wealthiest people in America, recently shared 14 gift ideas in an article by Ann Abel that ranged from health and fitness retreats, such as Mountain Trek, to a high-end gym bag and the DreamWave massage chair. In the article Ann suggests Mountain Trek is an excellent gift "For Him" because "the regimen, while challenging, is mountain-man outdoorsy: long hikes through the Canadian Rockies in which you’re expected to be breathing too hard to carry on a conversation. The take-home advice, about everything from sleep to stress, is solid, not woo-woo. No wonder so many of the 16 guests each week are men." Mountain Trek featured on Forbes Mountain Trek has good company in the piece as SHA Wellness Clinic in Spain and Mountaintop Reboot in Aspen are also listed. But unlike the other spas and resorts, Mountain Trek's program guarantees fat loss while also targeting sleep habits, improved fitness levels, stress reduction and detoxification. Ann goes on to say in the article, "who doesn’t want to help their loved ones feel and live better? These wellness gifts are sure to be accepted in the spirit they’re given (and just might benefit the giver as well)." We couldn't agree more. The best gift you can give a loved one is improved health and wellness. If you've noticed that your mother or father are working too hard lately, or your wife or husband can't sleep, or you've just found out your 40-year-old son or daughter is at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes, then give them the gift that will always give back: their health. Book Mountain Trek for you or a loved one for a holiday gift this year and enjoy the amenities that only our all-inclusive resort can offer:

  • complimentary massages
  • delicious boutique spa cuisine
  • natural hot springs
  • infrared sauna, outdoor hot tub and cold plunge pool
  • luxurious lodge in a natural setting far away from urban stressors

To see Ann's story in its entirety, log on to the Forbes website and read, "His and Hers: The Luxury Wellness Holiday Gift Guide 2015." [fbcomments]

Self Magazine Features Mountain Trek

Self Magazine features Mountain TrekOne of North America’s most popular women’s magazines has featured Mountain Trek in an article called “Sporty Spas Everyone Should Visit at Least Once in Their Lives.” Writer Tatiana Boncompagni showcased various retreats around the world but Mountain Trek was the only Canadian resort to make the list thanks to our all-inclusive program that targets fitness, nutrition, detox, sleep health and stress reduction.

In the article Tatiana writes, “Days start at 5:45 a.m. at this intense, week-long alpine retreat set in the beautiful Canadian Rockies. After breakfast and yoga, you’ll hike 5 to 13 miles, depending on your fitness level, before heading back to a 15-room timber-frame lodge for a light lunch and afternoon fitness class. Nightly lectures focus on stress reduction, sleep and nutrition; dinners feature locally sourced fish and veggies.”

Mountain Trek boasts good company in the piece as Hilton Head Health, Rancho La Puerta and BodyHoliday in St. Lucia were also featured but unlike the other spas and resorts, Mountain Trek’s program guarantees fat loss while also targeting other aspects of your health so you leave feeling completely transformed on every level . Not only do you shed fat at Mountain Trek,you also feel healthier overall because you:

  • eat delicious boutique spa cuisine and learn about the nutrition during our evening lectures given by experts, including our staff nutritionist
  • detox in our world-class spa facilities that include infrared sauna, hot tub, cold plunge pool, steam room, complimentary massages and natural hot springs
  • work out during a variety of activities from gentle morning yoga to afternoon hikes through the beautiful mountains to evening strength classes
  • sleep better in our luxurious lodge after active days hiking in the fresh air and learning about ways to beat insomnia
  • relax and reduce stress by digitally detoxing, taking advantage of our free massages, and enjoy an environment free of urban and work pressures.

Self magazine is a health, wellness, beauty, and style magazine for women based out of New York city. It has a readership of approximately 1.5 million.

To see Tatiana’s story in its entirety, log on to the Self magazine’s website and read, “Sporty Spas Everyone Should Visit at Least Once in Their Lives.”

Mountain Trek on xoJane.com

Photo credit: Margarita xoJane.com

Photo credit: Margarita xoJane.com

Mountain Trek was recently featured on xoJane.com – a sassy New York based online publication written for women by women.

Writer and Mountain Trek guest Margarita, shares her personal experience of leaving NYC for the mountain ranges of British Columbia.

“There was an introductory lecture, which included words like “tonic,,” “fat flush” “hydro therapy,” and, everybody’s favorite, “toxins.” We concluded the evening with some goat’s whey and a probiotic. I set off for my room, wondering what I got myself into.”

To read the full article: IT HAPPENED TO ME: I WENT ON A SMOKE-FREE, CAFFEINE-FREE, SUGAR-FREE “WELLNESS” RETREAT DESPITE BEING FULL OF TOXINS click here.

 

Review Magazine Features Mountain Trek

Review Magazine Article_cover-smWriter Leigh Doyle interviewed regular Mountain Trek alumni Jean Aldridge for an article called “Exercise Escape” that appeared in this summer’s issue of Review magazine. The story was all about how Jean visits Mountain Trek to and discussed why she returns every six months: “It’s like adult day camp with planned activities and meals ready for you,” she’s quoted as saying.

The article goes on to say, “A week-long fitness vacation can kick-start motivated individuals into making serious changes by showing them how regular exercise, proper eating and dedicated de-stress time can do the body good.”

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