My wife and I went to the Turkey Burner snow shoeing bootcamp over the New Year's holiday. We were looking for a place to give us a kick start to getting back in shape. And boy did we get that kick start. We both lost nine pounds over the ten day stay (I actually lost 11 pounds of fat but put on some muscle and water weight as I was a bit dehydrated when I arrived). Not only that but my blood pressure dropped from 142/88 to 118/70. And we both lost inches off our waists and hips.
The scenery is gorgeous, the food tasty, the program top notch, and the guides wonderful.
I will say that it is definitely a strenuous program. They're not kidding around here. I was huffing and puffing the first few days (and in all honesty, my wife and I even contemplated giving up three days in) but by the end of the stay we felt amazing. I can't even describe the transformation. We went from feeling completely out of shape to feeling athletic again. Just incredible.
What my wife and I really appreciated is that they accommodate all fitness levels. They had four separate groups going out and you could push yourself or drop back depending on how you were feeling.
There is no question in my mind that we would return if we ever needed that "bootcamp in the pants" again.
Best of all, my wife and I have continued to incorporate many of the things we learned during our stay (and there was so much to learn!) I have to say we are probably in the best shape either one of us has been in 20 years. We are eating better, exercising more, and shedding the pounds (I've lost another eight pounds in the month since I've been back).
We can't thank everyone at Mountain Trek enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mountain Trek Health, Fitness & Weight Loss Retreats are high-intensity hiking fitness vacations in beautiful locations with experienced, mature guides. While the focus of many of our guests is to improve management of health issues or achieve weigh loss, we promote transformative "lifestyle" changes through the program. This includes cutting edge lectures in nutrition, sleep and stress management techniques. It's an all inclusive, highly structured boot camp style program but with heart. Included in a 2 week program; 8 massages, transportation to and from the airport, all meals, private room with en-suite, 10 mountain hikes, morning yoga sessions, evening fitness classes, usage of spa & saunas and free access to the hot springs. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mountain Trek Hotel Ainsworth Hot Springs
- Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat & Health Spa Ainsworth Hot Springs, Canada - British Columbia