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The New York Times Features Mountain Trek

NY Times Mountain Trek Article

America’s most popular East Coast newspaper has just featured Mountain Trek in an article about wellness and extending youthfulness. In a story that appeared in Saturday’s New York Times, writer Abby Ellin showcased how people over the age of fifty are rediscovering their vitality through exercise clubs and health programs, such as the one offered by Mountain Trek.

In the article Abby writes, “Common wisdom has held that if you have not adopted an exercise or fitness routine in your early years, you probably won’t start in later life. But like so many misconceptions about middle and post-middle age, the idea is slowly fading way. According to the International Health Racquet and Sportsclub Association, people 55 and older are the fastest-growing membership segment for the health club industry. In 1990, 1.9 million health club members were age 33 and above; last year, that figure hit 12 millions, a 532 percent increase.”

The article goes on to discuss how exercise helps people look and feel younger and describes the experiences of various people who decided to embrace wellness later in life.

Then readers are treated to an interview with an amazing alumni of Mountain Trek named John Striker. He says he didn’t want to lose the “joy” in his life, which is why he has visited our lodge in British Columbia for the past nine years. Abby writes, “He hikes from five to 12 miles a day enjoying beautiful scenery, and eats no sugar or processed foods. He believes his money is well spent.” John is then quoted as saying, “As I get older, I need to be reminded of the potential of my body, what it’s capaable of doing if I really take care of it. My body may not be what it was at 25 but it can still respond.”

To read Abby’s story in its entirety, log on to the New York Times website and view, “Hitting the Gym and the Trails, Looking to Extend the Golden Years.”

And to embrace your own wellness, we invite you to book your stay with us at Mountain Trek today.

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