Program Director and Lead Guide
Contact me for: Mountain Trek is an all-inclusive boutique luxury fitness and health spa retreat offering guests a dynamic boot camp vacation program. A true backcountry experience based in two extraordinary locations, British Columbia and Baja California, Mexico, Mountain Trek programs immerse guests in scenery you cannot find near most urban cities.Unlike other boot camp/weight-loss programs that focus entirely on shedding pounds, Mountain Trek focuses on metabolism, providing a holistic approach to every guest, addressing hormonal imbalances and reconnecting the mind, body and spirit, with the end goal of helping guests reclaim overall functional health.
As Program Director and Lead Guide at Mountain Trek, Kirkland Shave’s passion is to help guests rediscover their health and vitality. After hosting thousands of urban professional clientele at Mountain Trek’s two locations, British Columbia and Baja Mexico, Kirkland truly understands the physical effects of stress, inactivity and a rushed diet.He has been an educator for over 30 years, and has over 35 years of experience in the wild as a Park Ranger and Wilderness Skills Instructor. In addition to working as an adult educator specializing in health and wellness for nearly two decades, Kirkland is also a member of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG), a certified life coach, a British Columbia fitness trainer and Iyengar yoga teacher.Kirkland, who earned his Bachelor of Education degree from the University of British Columbia, draws upon his wealth of experience in all areas of his work with clients – from the “classroom” to the trails. Utilizing his knowledge and expertise in the health and wellness industry, he provides educational sessions on topics including stress management; exercise; sleep health; nutrition; detoxification and hormonal balance during each weekly program.Strong, focused, dedicated and nurturing, Kirkland embodies the essence of Mountain Trek, and that simple and effective lifestyle changes can unlock the potential for the transformation to health that lies in each individual.