I experienced Mountain Trek at Rancho La Puerta in Mexico. If I could do it over again, I would not have let myself be pushed into the more difficult hiking groups. It just made me feel like I was holding the group back. Also, I would have requested that I receive the same amount of food as the men. I lost 6 pounds of fat but it was not pleasant - I felt brain-dead a bunch of the time and couldn't enjoy some of the classes - and I came home and immediately felt the need to eat and put the weight back on. I would rather have lost less weight and done less yo-yo-ing and been able to appreciate the classes. We would be given these wonderfully valuable classes about eating and lifestyle right before dinner but I for one couldn't appreciate them because I had no fuel left in my brain to retain what he was saying. Then the weight training after dinner just seemed to put everyone into a bad mood. Plus Rancho La Puerta offers classes but I didn't have the energy to take any of them. So to summarize, I would do it again but I would do it on my terms.
- 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