Mountain Trek Nominated for SpaFinder’s 2016 Wellness Travel Awards



Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat and Health Spa is honored to be a finalist in the Spafinder Wellness 365 2016 Wellness Travel Awards in the following categories:

  • Best for Mind & Spirit
  • Best for Outdoor Adventure & Activities
  • Best for Nutrition & Healthy Cuisine
  • Best Weight Loss Program
  • Best for Fitness
  • Best for Going Solo

The Awards honor hotels, destination spas, and retreats offering the best wellness travel, vacations, and experiences worldwide, and starting today you can vote now for Mountain Trek and be entered for a chance to win a $1000 Spafinder Wellness 365 Gift Card. The more you vote, the more chances you have to win!

It means a lot to us here at Mountain Trek that we were nominated along with other world-class destination spas. And we thank you in advance for voting for us. Here’s a quick guide on how to go through the easy, 2-minute process of voting:

  • Go to the Wellness Travel Awards page
  • Enter your name and email
  • Click on “Best For Fitness” and in the dropdown menu choose Mountain Trek
  • Do the same for “Best Weight Loss Program,” “Best for Nutrition & Healthy Cuisine”, Best for Outdoor Adventure & Activities,” Best for Going Solo” and “Best for Mind & Spirit”
  • Click Vote Now and you’re done!

Your vote will contribute to the results, which will be revealed by Spafinder Wellness 365 in the November 2016. Please note that all survey entries must be received by September 16, 2016.

Thank you again so much for your support!

Mountain Trek Is The Perfect Bachelorette Destination Say 2 Writers


Mountain Trek has been featured in two articles recently that describe our health program as the perfect fitness-focused destination for brides-to-be. In her recent article, Jamie Gaul writes that you’ll leave your bachelorette party at Mountain Trek “feeling like a new woman” and Alison Lewis writes in her article that Mountain Trek is “the perfect retreat just before the big day!” Both place a spotlight on the hiking and how brides and their bachelorette parties can get fit before the big day, rather than derail all their hard work.

In her article Gaul writes, “Every time I get a wedding invite, I know a bachelorette party is in store and that means too much wine, too much food and a week-long hangover. Bachelorette parties don’t have to derail all the hard work you’ve done to get your wedding day bod. These locations are fun, relaxing and have your wellness in mind. So long, Vegas!”

Gaul then goes on to describe Mountain Trek saying, “A true backcountry experience, Mountain Trek offers the bride-to-be and her bridal party a dynamic ‘boot camp’ vacation. Yes, I know bootcamp and vakay aren’t exactly synonymous but trust me, you’ll emerge from this bachelorette party feeling like a new woman. Set in spectacular natural landscapes, guests spend time hiking, practicing yoga, indulging massage therapy and have access to a variety of fitness, detox and nutrition classes Average weight loss for a one week program ranges from 4.5 – 6.5 lbs per week for women. You may even need your wedding dress taken in after this trip!”

In her article entitled “Health Inspired Bachelorette Destinations” Alison Lewis writes, “Set in the most spectacular natural landscapes, (Mountain Trek) guests are treated to an ultra personalized program and spend time focusing on activities including hiking, yoga, massage therapty, detox treatments and a variety of fitness and nutrition classes.”

Mountain Trek has hosted many groups of women throughout the years and we even wrote our own article about “Why Mountain Trek is the Perfect Girls Getaway.” Here are just a few of the reasons why a healthy bachelorette party at Mountain Trek is such a good idea:

  • Spend some much-needed time with your friends away from all the distractions of your daily lives
  • Enjoy the world-famous hotsprings five minutes from our lodge
  • Lose weight before putting on that wedding dress and look beautiful on your big day
  • Learn healthy habits that will stay with you long after you leave our luxurious lodge
  • Have a guaranteed support network when you get home

To see Jamie’s story in its entirety, please click this link: Bachelorette Destinations Inspired by Health, Not Hangovers. And to see Alison’s story, please click here: Health Inspired Bachelorette Destinations.


Forbes says Mountain Trek is Perfect Christmas Gift

One of the most well-read business magazines in America has 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

The best gift you can give is improved health and wellness

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
  • a 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.”

What is Mountain Trek?

Mountain Trek is the health reset you’ve been looking for. Our award-winning health retreat, immersed in the lush nature of British Columbia, will help you detox, unplug, recharge, and roll back years of stress and unhealthy habits. To learn more about the retreat, and how we can help you reset your health, please email us at or reach out below:

How to Transition from Summer to School & Office

With fall just around the corner, no doubt you’re experiencing some anxiety about leaving all those barbecues and dinner parties behind and getting back into work and school mode. It’s only natural to dread the return of schedules and stress as the summer months wane but the good news is there are easy things you can do to ease the transition.

7 Ways to Transition from Summer

Be Realistic

1. Be realistic

You’ve enjoyed three months of pool parties, late-night barbecues, summer camps and and now it’s time to concentrate on getting your family ready for school and getting yourself ready for longer days at the office. Whatever you do, don’t expect to accomplish it all in a single day. Trying to tackle everything at once can leave you overwhelmed and battling cortisol, the stress hormone. The key is to prioritize what really needs to get done right away.

Get organized

2. Get organized

At Mountain Trek we’re big fans of lists – we use them for everything from meal preparation to daily hiking plans. Write down what it is you need to do to prepare your child for school and you for the office. Include things like school supplies, groceries, daily outfits and schedules. If you’ve left work on a summer vacation, plan an early start on your first day back to the office. That way, you’ll be able to start sorting through your overstuffed inbox before co-workers come by asking about your vacation. For more ideas about how to perfectly balance work and home life, read our article about “The Secrets for Perfect Work & Life Balance.

Get back on schedule

3. Ease back into scheduled days

When your kids are used to running around outside until dark each night, shifting to the early morning school bus rush can be a shock. The same goes for you who’ve been staying up late the past few months while the sun shone. To ease the transition, dust off the alarm clock and about a week before the first day of school, start your kid’s bedtime routine about 10 minutes earlier each night and wake them up 10 minutes earlier each morning, every day, until they’re back on track. Don’t forget to readjust your bedtime schedules too!

Ease back into a schedule

4. Manage anxiety

Maintain a positive attitude about the summer ending – after all, if you’re nervous about school starting and all the things you have to do to prepare, no doubt your child is going to pick up on that energy as well. Remember that Labour Day is a great time to say farewell to summer and hello to all the good things coming up in the new school year. If it all seems like too much, take a break, have a bath or a sauna or go for a walk and breathe deeply. You can also enlist the help of a friend.

Connect with Nature

5. Stay connected to nature

Going back to class or the office doesn’t mean you and your kids have to say farewell to outdoor fun. Make a habit of getting outside together after the school day ends, for as long as the warm weather lasts. When the air turns cold, host a “camp-in” weekend evening by setting up floor pillows or sleeping bags, turning off all the electronics, and playing board games.

Get back to healthy eating

6. Get back to healthy eating

No doubt your consumption of potato chips, cookies and soda pop increased over the summer months. The arrival of fall is a perfect time to switch back to healthy eating habits. Start swapping out ice cream with baked fruit sprinkled with cinnamon and be prepared with healthy snacks when things get hectic. (See our list of the Top 5 On-the-Go Snacks.) You can also prepare nutritious meals in advance that can easily be reheated, such as our delicious salmon & halibut chowder. Also, aim to serve meals at around the same times your child will be eating throughout the school year.

Set up a homework area

7. Set Up a Homework Area

Create a quiet, well-lit space for both you and your child and ensure it’s free from distractions. In other words, don’t put it in the middle of the living room beside the big-screen TV and the X-box.

For more ideas and tips for back to school success be sure to download Mountain Trek’s Habits to Health app.

What is Mountain Trek?

Mountain Trek is the health reset you’ve been looking for. Our award-winning health retreat, immersed in the lush nature of British Columbia, will help you detox, unplug, recharge, and roll back years of stress and unhealthy habits. To learn more about the retreat, and how we can help you reset your health, please email us at or reach out below:

What Happens To Your Body One Hour After Drinking A Coke?

Did you know over 1.8 billion (billion!) bottles of Coke are consumed around the world every day? No doubt you’ve had one recently and enjoyed the pleasurable effects of the short-term sugar rush. But did you know that one can of Coke (or Pepsi or any other cola product) has so much sugar in it, the only thing preventing your body from immediately rejecting it by vomiting is the phosphoric acid that’s also evident in it. (Incidentally, phosphoric acid is so acidic, it will dissolve a nail in about four days.)

With concerns of heart disease and diabetes on the rise, people are starting to rethink the types of liquids they consume. And then there are people like Niraj Naik, a pharmacist and UK blogger with the handle The Renegade Pharmacist, who’s recent studies have caused us all to be highly concerned about the negative effects of drinking cola. Naik recently created this infographic detailing the physical effects a Coke has on the body within the first hour of consumption. To say the findings are disturbing is an understatement. Thankfully, there’s always water! In our blog about Soda Versus Water, we talk about all the benefits H20 has on your body and your overall wellness. Cheers!


First 10 Minutes

10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (Which is 100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavour allowing you to keep it down.

20 Minutes

Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat. (There’s plenty of that at this particular moment.)

40 Minutes

Caffeine absorption is complete. Your pupils dilate, your blood pressure rises, and, as a response your liver dumps more sugar into your bloodstream. The adenosine receptors in your brain are now blocked, thus preventing drowsiness.

45 Minutes

Your body ups your dopamine production stimulating the pleasure centers of your brain. This is physically the same way heroin works, by the way.

60 Minutes

The phosphoric acid binds calcium, magnesium and zinc in your lower intestine, providing a further boost in metabolism. This is compounded by high doses of sugar, which increases the urinary excretion of calcium.

After 60 Minutes

The caffeine’s diuretic properties come into play. (It makes you have to pee.) It is now assured that you’ll evacuate the bonded calcium, magnesium and zinc that was headed to your bones as well as sodium, electrolyes and water.

As the rave inside of you dies down you’ll start to have a sugar crash. You may becaome irritable and/or sluggish. You’ve also now, literally, peed away all the water that was in the Coke. But not before infusing it with valuable nutrients your body could have used for things like having the ability to hydrate your system or build strong bones and teeth.

But What About Diet Coke?

And in case you’re thinking Diet Coke is healthier for you, have a look at this other infographic below, also done by UK blogger Niraj Naik. Not only do you suffer the same affects as drinking a Coke, you also have the added negative impact of Aspartame — an artificial sweetener that’s essentially a poison for your entire digestive system.




The Secrets for Perfect Work & Life Balance


How many of us were taught by our parents, peers, or mentors that to enjoy a respectable and happy life we need to follow these steps:

  1. Get good grades in school
  2. Upon graduation enter into a lucrative career
  3. Get married
  4. Take out a mortgage and various loans to pay for the things we “need”
  5. Have children
  6. Work our butts off for 40 years
  7. Retire and reap the rewards of our hard work

The thing is, there’s nothing wrong with that plan but nowhere does it touch on actually enjoying life until we reach retirement! We may enjoy financial security, but this type of driven-to-succeed lifestyle can also create excess stress, spiritual bankruptcy, severe health issues, and profound unhappiness. Essentially, this plan has us living life out of balance. We work hard, but we don’t work smart.

Related Article: 18 Way to Improve Your Mental Health When Working From Home

Consider this: when was the last time your friend or colleague asked how you were doing and you responded with “busy,” “crazy busy” or “slammed” instead of “I’m really happy,” “I feel great,” or “I’m really relaxed”? Being busy is not a badge of honour! The factors that most affect our overall wellness – exercise, creativity, good nutrition, loving relationships, inspiration, spirituality, play, and rest – are all too often ignored or given very low priority in our work, training and especially in the media. In schools as well, life balance and personal happiness are largely ignored, and rarely explored or recommended as worth pursuing or incorporating into our lives.

The good news is we can easily change the way we live by working smarter and incorporating balance into our lives. To start, we can borrow from common business jargon, it’s all about “goal setting,” being “strategic” and “re-ordering priorities.” Except in this case, we’re not talking about profits, we’re talking about making life more fun.

Mountain Trek’s Tips For Perfect Work & Life Balance


Make Health and Happiness Your Priority

It all starts with you! Realizing that you’re too stressed out, feeling unhealthy and unhappy is the first step. Now make a list of the things that are going to guide you towards health and happiness and make them the priority in your life. Envision the best You possible. Not the perfect You, but the best You. Make a list if that works for you.

say no

Learn to Say No

“No” is the shortest sentence in any language and it’s also the most powerful. However, many of us have a difficult time with it, because we don’t want to disappoint but consider that you’re the most important person in your life and you don’t want to disappoint yourself. So if you’re too busy to take anything more on, just say, “No.” We’re not suggesting you be rude about it, but trust us, the first time politely say “No” to taking on a work project or a social engagement you’re not keen about, we guarantee you’ll feel a rush of excitement and relief.


Be Disciplined – Restrict Your Time

If you’re working 10 to 15 hours a day, 5 or 6 days a week, how good is the work you’re doing? And how much time are you wasting? The more you restrict your time, the more focused and productive you’ll feel, and the less you’ll waste time on low-priority work. If you can only afford to spend one hour on a certain project, then only spend one hour on it— and move on, even if it isn’t perfect. Gradually you’ll see that you’re getting quality work done in less time. This means more time to focus on you – sleeping well, eating right, exercising more and spending time with your loved ones.

 Five Tips on How to Start Meditation

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

There’s a reason the book that shares this title is so popular – it’s true! Stuff happens. To all of us. All the time. Roll with it. You’ve allowed yourself more time and spent less time working, as your priorities, but this week you find yourself slammed with projects again. It’s okay. It’s bound to happen. Things come up, things fall through. Don’t stress. Just keep your eye on your priorities and gradually you’ll get back on track.

Enroll in a yoga class

Form New Habits

The key to forming healthy habits is to do them in baby steps. If you commit to three yoga classes a week, a pottery-making workshop, working two hours less a day, not skipping breakfast, and spending more time with your kids, it’s likely you’ll stress yourself out trying to make these a regular part of your routine. Allow yourself time. Focus on one thing at a time until it becomes a habit, like brushing your teeth before bed. It’s all we need to do, as each lifestyle change takes a lot of will power. After the new lifestyle balance priority becomes a habit, we move down our list. You won’t feel overwhelmed and the habits are more likely to stick.

 Five Tips on How to Start Meditation

Pay Attention to What’s Going on Inside You

The elements in life that require the most balance can be divided into two categories: internal and external. Too often people focus on the external more than the internal. Challenge yourself intellectually. Practice giving and receiving love. Find time to be alone. Meditate. Follow your heart. Be kind to yourself, because life is hard enough.

Make time for yourself!

Spend Time in Nature

In Your Brain On NatureHarvard physician Eva M. Selhub and naturopath Alan C. Logan explore the scientific discoveries related to the way in which nature immersion and deprivation can work for or against us in our pursuit of health and well-being. Simply put, spending time in nature is good for us. Hike, bike, swim, walk, paddle, ski, run – whatever you choose, get out in the great outdoors and play!

What is Mountain Trek?

Mountain Trek is the health reset you’ve been looking for. Our award-winning health retreat, immersed in the lush nature of British Columbia and featuring daily sunrise yoga and night-time restorative yoga, will help you unplug, recharge, and roll back years of stress, anxiety, and unhealthy habits. To learn more about the retreat, and how we can help you reset your health, please email us at or reach out below:

Tricks to Managing Summer Temptation

a glass of water with a cut lemon

It can be very difficult not to overindulge during the summer months when friends are inviting you to barbecues, ice cream treats are prevalent and you’d rather sip a cold beer or Chardonnay on the patio than a cleansing ginger tonic.

The good news is there is a way to enjoy all the deliciousness that the summer has to offer without gaining 15 pounds of excess weight and immeasurable guilt.

Simple, effective tricks to help you avoid overindulging

a green salad on a picnic blanket

Enjoy fruits and salads

There’s nothing quite like the smell of a barbecue on a warm summer’s evening. But what we might forget is that aside from hot dogs and hamburgers on the barbecue, there are innumerable vegetables and fruits in season that are delicious when grilled. Try mixing kale with a bit of balsamic vinegar and oil and putting that on the BBQ – the resultant kale chips are delicious and incredible good for you. Alternatively, try pineapple slices. And there’s nothing more refreshing than a delicious salad using greens fresh from the farm to your plate.

two glasses of lemon water

Watch your alcohol intake

Cold bottles of beer and glasses of wine are ubiquitous during the summer months but remember these beverages are full of sugar (including hard alcohol) contributing to your fat cells and taxing your liver. Alcohol is also depressant and can add to feelings of stress and if you drink too close to bedtime it can interfere with a good night’s sleep. We’re not proposing complete abstinence but remember to drink lots of water and change up your beverage choices with homemade ginger tonic, which is extremely refreshing, or lemonade and iced tea (just avoid putting too much sugar in them).

two people enjoying a bike ride

Keep exercising

The best part about summer is the days are long and the weather is warm, meaning you can easily get out of the gym and enjoy the outdoors. Instead of the treadmill, go for a walk in a local park. Do your morning yoga routine on a balcony or in the backyard. Spend a few weekends out of the city and in nature – studies have proven that being surrounded by a natural environment has positive impacts on your physical and emotional wellbeing.

outdoor patio and barbecue

Stick to your meal times

Although it’s wonderful to have longer days during the summer months, it can also be more tempting to eat later in the evening. This has a negative impact because our bodies tend to store those extra calories as fat especially if we don’t do anything active after consumption. It’s best to stick to your regular meal times but if you do eat later, be sure to exercise afterwards, even if it’s just a brisk walk around the block.

a green grass field during a sunset
Maintain your sleep habits

Again, longer days means nighttime comes later and we’re encouraged to stay up and socialize. Our ancestors also stayed up later working on the farm or hunting and gathering but they also spent more time enjoying a siesta in the heat of the afternoon. Remember, our bodies need a minimum of seven hours sleep to function at an optimal level. If you stay up late and wake up early, consider taking a nap in the afternoon to allow for that lost sleep. At the very least, spend some time meditating in the afternoon so your mind and body can relax and recuperate.

a person laying in the grass on a sunny day

Don’t over-schedule yourself

With the kids out of school, it can be challenging not to get caught up in soccer games, play dates, and barbecues in between our work hours. Be sure to put time aside for yourself, even if it’s just for 20 minutes a day or one weekend a month. It will help you focus on what’s most important: you.

What is Mountain Trek?

Mountain Trek is the health reset you’ve been looking for. Our award-winning health retreat, immersed in the lush nature of British Columbia, will help you detox, unplug, recharge, and roll back years of stress and unhealthy habits. To learn more about the retreat, and how we can help you reset your health, please email us at or reach out below:

 Five Tips on How to Start Meditation

To some, meditation may seem like a new-agey, alternative, crystal-ball-gazing style of activity practiced by yogis and hippies. And while those groups do, in fact, partake, the act of meditation has been incorporated into the daily lives of everyone from CEOs, such as Rupert Murdoch, to professional athletes including basketball star LeBron James.
The earliest reference to meditation is in the Hindu Verdas, which was published around 1700 BC. The practice was then adopted by Confucian and Taoist China and Buddhist India, among others between the 6th and 5th centuries BC. Today, meditation has expanded outside of religious circles and the “practice of mindfulness,” as it is also known, exists in every country in the world.
And while the Eastern health community has known of the benefits of meditation for millennia, Western medicine is now starting to document the positive affects of meditation on high blood pressure, depression and anxiety.
The best part about meditation, aside from its health benefits, is that it’s easy to do. Anyone can meditate – even if you only have five minutes a day to dedicate to it. Below are five tips to help you get started practicing mindfulness. Try it for five minutes each day for a week and you’ll be amazed at the results!
Create space to meditate

1. Create a space in your life to practice

This doesn’t mean just creating a physical space – in fact, it’s more important to create the time “space” for it. Anyone can meditate anywhere, whether it’s at your desk, on the airplane or in your living room. But the hardest part about meditation is actually putting aside the time to do it. The good news is that all you need is five minutes a day at the start. (See point #4.)


Find something to hold your concentration

2. Concentrate on something that can hold your attention

Religious individuals use items such as rosary beads or mantras such as repeating “Om” to focus their attention but, really, anything can be used: it can be visual like a candle flame, auditory like the sound of ocean waves, or physical like the sensation of your breath at the tip of your nostrils.


Clear your mind

3. Notice how thoughts “bubble up” and interrupt your focus

Everyone who meditates experiences interruptive thoughts during their practice, and you will too. Don’t despair. This is just a part of the experience. Just recognized that the thoughts are there and then let them go (without judgement). Then you can return to your point of concentration.



4. Start with sessions of only 5 minutes

No one expects you to sit for hours on end at the outset – in fact, for most of us our busy lifestyles would make this impossible. Instead, set aside five minutes a day to clear your mind and just focus on one thing to help hold your attention. Again you can be anywhere from your office (make sure to choose five minutes where you’re not going to be interrupted) to your backyard. Spend those five minutes just breathing, concentrating on one thing and acknowledging and releasing those interrupting thoughts. As your power of concentration increases, you’ll slowly be able to dedicate 20 to 30 minutes to the practice, or even longer! It will all become easier with a little practice.



5. Practice your focus of concentration in other aspects of your life

This is where the practice of meditation gets really interesting – when you apply that mindfulness to other aspects of your life. In fact, this is precisely why professional athletes and business people do meditation; to bring a state of presence into their entire lives. In the case of a pro sports player, for example, it allows them to remain singularly focused on their goal, such as putting the ball in the net. But it’s easiest for all of us to start small: for example, notice the texture and taste of your food while you are chewing, or the quality of your thoughts when you’re stuck in commuting traffic. This can eventually bring a state of mindfulness into all aspects of your life and the beneficial results are an increase of the “feel good” hormones (oxytocin, and serotonin), and the lowering of the stress hormone cortisol. Another result of practicing meditation is the softening and releasing of our wrinkles and worry lines – it’s like creating beauty from the inside out!

What is Mountain Trek?

Mountain Trek is the health reset you’ve been looking for. Our award-winning health retreat, immersed in the lush nature of British Columbia, will help you detox, unplug, recharge, and roll back years of stress and unhealthy habits. To learn more about the retreat, and how we can help you reset your health, please email us at or reach out below:

LA Times Features Mountain Trek

la times features mountain trek

America’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.”

What is Mountain Trek?

Mountain Trek is the health reset you’ve been looking for. Our award-winning health retreat, immersed in the lush nature of British Columbia, will help you detox, unplug, recharge, and roll back years of stress and unhealthy habits. To learn more about the retreat, and how we can help you reset your health, please email us at or reach out below:


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