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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!

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Men’s Health Features Mountain Trek

Men's Health Feature's Mountain Trek

Men's Health, one of the most popular men's magazines and fitness websites in North America, recently featured Mountain Trek in an article entitled "The 7 Best Vacations For Your Body." The story describes the "science-based program" and then quotes Brandon Mentore, an ACE-certified personal trainer, saying Mountain Trek offers everything you could want in a health and wellness retreat.

"The 7 Best Vacations For Your Body" article was recently published on MensHealth.com along with six other world-renowed health resorts. And of Mountain Trek, Mentore says, "Mountain Trek has one of the best balances of all the things you would look for in a health and wellness retreat. You’re not left to rough it out by yourself."

The writer of the article, Paige Smith, goes on to say:

"The program manages to feel both like a spa vacation and structured workout camp, but beyond that…the service and support provided by the staff helps you stay on motivated and on track."

To read Paige's article in its entirety, log on to: menshealth.com/health/healthy-vacations

Whether you're a male or a female who's interested in improving your own health, 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!

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Spafinder Names Mountain Trek Best In Canada

Mountain Trek wins SpaFinder Wellness Travel Awards

We're excited to announce Mountain Trek has been named "Best in Canada" in Spafinder's 2016 Global Wellness Travel Awards.

Recently Spafinder announced the results of its 3rd annual WTA awards, which recognize hotels, resorts, destination spas and retreats offering the best wellness vacations and experiences on six continents and in 41 countries. This year, 388 finalists competed for top honors, and consumers cast over 130,000 ballots for their favourite properties, more than twice as many as last year. Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat and Health Spa was recognized as the best health retreat in Canada and was also named #1 in the following categories for Canada:

  • Best for fitness
  • Best for nutrition & healthy cuisine
  • Best for outdoor adventure and activities
  • Best weight-loss program
  • Best for going solo

“This has been a record-setting year for Mountain Trek in terms of the number of awards we've received, which means the benefits of our program and our lodge's incredible setting is truly being recognized," says Program Director Kirkland Shave. “And to be named Best in Canada by Spafinder is such an honour. We pride ourselves that we're a Canadian retreat located in one of the most beautiful areas of the country."

One of the reasons Mountain Trek received the award is because it's a boutique luxury fitness retreat and health spa program that guarantees results for its guests. The dynamic boot-camp-style retreat helps people of all fitness levels literally change their lives while immersed in the breathtaking beauty of British Columbia.

To read the news about the Spafinder awards in its entirety, click here. And to book a stay at Mountain Trek (and enjoy the amenities that only our all-inclusive resort can offer) call Michelle today or visit our "Book Now" page.

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 enrol 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!

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Why Athletes Visit Mountain Trek Too

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Mountain Trek is renowned for helping urbanites and business professionals reboot their vitality and get back on track in terms of their health and wellness. What people may not know, though, is we’re also a vacation destination for athletes – people who exercise regularly but who need to take their fitness or wellness to a new level or who need to train for an upcoming event.

In her recent article entitled “Vitality Found”, Dianna Ducs, the Executive Director of Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism, writes about how her stay at Mountain Trek helped her prepare for an epic, seven-day Stand Up Paddleboard adventure. Dianna, who’s a fit bicyclist, writes in her story: “I can say without a doubt that I was successful in achieving my goals. Even better, all the guests who were with me at Mountain Trek achieved their goals as well! After only one week I now stand and sit much taller and stronger. I gained four pounds of muscle, lost 3 pounds of body fat, and I addressed some dietary needs to improve my metabolism and energy levels.”

To read more about Dianna’s experience at Mountain Trek, log onto her story ““Vitality Found” on the Nelson Kootenay Lake Association website.

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LA Times Features Mountain Trek

la times features mountain trekAmerica’s most popular West Coast newspaper has just featured Mountain Trek in an article about wellness travel. Writer Valli Herman showcased vacations that boost physical and mental well-being, and provided an overview of Mountain Trek’s fitness, nutrition and stress management programming. 

In the article Mountain Trek’s program director Kirkland Shave is quoted as saying, “We help people reboot their metabolism…[We] give them every tool to … adjust into a world of sugar, stress, sleeplessness and solitariness.”

The Los Angeles Times has an online circulation of 24,373,809 unique monthly visitors and a print circulation of 650,718 readers.

To read Herman’s story in its entirety, log on to the LA Times website to view, “Going on Vacation and Returning Healthier? It’s the Wellness Program Plan.”

Mountain Trek featured in Canada’s Largest Newspaper

globeandmail mt imageMountain Trek  was featured on the front cover of the Travel section of The Globe and Mail, Canada’s largest national newspaper, this month:

“7 hours a day of  exercise…Welcome to your vacation.”

The Globe feature was written by Amy Rosen who found “bliss in a boot camp getaway.” She chronicled her experience in a diary-format and spoke of each day and what she ate, experienced, and witnessed from “halibut fish steaks with pineapple mango salsa” to “vibrant green old-growth forests.” This is an excerpt:

“Mountain Trek’s spa and fitness studio have floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the 100-kilometre Kootenay Lake. There are gardens and wildflowers, mountains and blue skies. Meals are local, organic, plated – and mostly delicious, enjoyed by guests around family-style tables. So that’s the good news. Back at my weigh-in, the excuses fly: “I’ve been travelling a lot, no time for exercise. It’s summertime … and those gin and tonics aren’t going to drink themselves!” Until, finally, acceptance: I’ve gained a few on the rump. Let’s. Do. This.”

Click here to read Amy’s entire article, and to experience a similar personal transformation to what she did, contact Mountain Trek and we’ll let you know about what program would best suit your needs.

 

Mountain Trek featured in The Wall Street Journal

Mountain Trek featured in The Wall Street Journal Mountain Trek  was featured in the Adventure & Travel section of The Wall Street Journal.

“Embark on a Milder ‘Wild’… Find Calm in Canada.”

The WSJ feature was inspired by Cheryl Strayed’s book ‘Wild‘,  memoirs of her 1000 mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail. On the tails of her divorce and her mother’s death, she was inspired to take on this trek. Readers empathize with Cheryl’s grief, loss, and quest for sense of self through such a challenge. And while one certainly has the choice of embarking on such an epic journey, one can also choose to find sense of self through hiking, while also relaxing in the lap of luxury. Challenging yourself, while also taking the time out you so deserve.

“Fans of ‘Wild‘ who’d like a quest with some comforts can opt for escapes that come with spa treatments and gourmet picnics.” Alongside other pampering hiking adventures such as Austin Adventures in Utah, Savory Trails of Tuscany in Italy, and Mountain Travels Sobel in Japan our very own Mountain Trek is featured as just one such retreat where you can simultaneously find calm while finding vitality, a “nature infusion, a fitness jump start, or both”.

Click here to read the full story.

 

Mountain Trek: World’s Best Wellness Resort

Mountain Trek on USA TODAYMountain Trek was featured on USA Today as one of the World’s Best Wellness Resorts along side our friends at Rancho La Puerta and ten other world class resorts.

“… these 12 resorts offer unique and rejuvenating experiences for everyone from the dedicated, meditative yogi to the most active of outdoor adventurers.”

For the full story CLICK HERE.