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Age Adventures: Ultra-light Backpacking 101

Date: April 17, 2021 | Boulder Mail Trail

Connect with yourself again by connecting with nature the ultra-light way. Join us in April for a two-day one-night 15-mile ultra-light backpacking trip on the Boulder Mail Trail in the Escalante Grand Staircase National Monument. While experiencing backpacking the ultra-light way you learn what exactly to bring, (more importantly what not to bring) how to pack a pack, set up shelter, navigate a trail, filter water, what food to bring, and much more in the company of mother nature.  Full backpacking kits can be rented at REI, or you can rent a la carte. This will be a wonderful adventure as you travel over the historic Boulder Mail Trail.

Cost: $195.00

Age Adventures: Ultra-light Backpacking 101

Date: TBD | High Uinta Mountains

Are you in need of an escape from the congestion and confinement of daily life in the city?  Solitude and bliss is right around the bend.  Retreat into the high wilderness in the Uinta National Forest for an ultralight backpacking adventure that is sure to renew the spirit, refresh the mind, and reinvigorate the body.  On this two night, three day 6.5-17 mile backpacking adventure (several optional routes exist), you will travel through a mosaic of forests, subalpine meadows, camp by remote alpine lakes, and traverse scenic rocky ridgelines over 11,000 feet in elevation.  This is all accomplished with ultralight equipment: the least encumbering way to hike.  Spaces are limited on this socially distance trip, so reserve your sopt today.

Route Description:

Trailhead to Queant Lake 4 miles. 

Queant Lake to Fox Pass (viewpoint) 2.89 miles

Fox Pass to Fox Lake: 2.28 miles

Round trip: 16.75 miles

Click the link below for the map.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/kjoyxuf7u2g00kb/Unitas%20Queant%20Lake%20Trail.jpg?dl=0

Cost: $495.00

In just four weeks, my balance and range of motion improved. I now have energy, strength, my joints feel better and I am optimistic about life—I’m even thinking of going back to work.

Anne, Age 81

As a retired professional who led a very active life—squash, basketball, backpacking, and river running—knee injuries and knee replacement began to slow me down. I began a series of exercises at Age Performance and was amazed at how well my body responded. I can now walk with firm, strong steps and handle heavy luggage with ease. All in all, I feel much better.

Sidney, Age 87

I’ve been with Age Performance for five months now, and what a difference! I’m stronger, have more energy, better balance, and wonder of wonders, I’m sleeping better. I’ve never been a big fan of exercise (boring and hard) but with Paul’s custom attention and steady guidance I’ve actually begun looking forward to our sessions. He’s also helped me figure out my home equipment and routine. Age Performance has been a gamechanger for me. I highly recommend them! 

Dave, Age 69

Life changing. That’s how I would describe Age Performance. I began training with Paul twice a week over three years ago for bone strength. Two years in, my bone scan showed a 33% improvement over my previous scan—all without any bone-strengthening medication. I’m the most physically fit I have ever been in my life and feel great.

Kaye, Age 75

During my ten years working with Age Performance, the staff has helped me rehab a broken arm, recover from a triple bypass heart surgery, and address various other health problems. Today, I’m fit, trim, lean and mean. I credit my consistent workouts with Age Performance’s competent, professional staff. Without their combination of weight training, aerobic exercises, stretching, balance, and agility work, I am positive I that I would not be as fit as I am today.

Clark, Age 83

As a busy woman, I find it harder to stay in shape now than I did when I was younger. Age Performance’s approach to fitness is radically different from the technique I had employed for 20 years. Its focus on fast-twitch muscles, balance, flexibility, and core strength has made a dramatic improvement to my overall fitness, sense of balance, and agility that has enabled me to ski harder, hike further, and just generally feel better than I have in years.

Teresa, Age 65

I’ve trained at Age Performance for over twelve years. It literally changed my life. Apart from weight control, mental and physical energy, I have better mental focus and balance. Not only has this prevented trips and falls, but also provided my body with the protection it needed during a motorcycle crash. The doctor said my physical conditioning minimized fractures to my shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle, all while shortening repair and rehabilitation after.

Aden, Age 75

Age Performance has seen me through brain surgery, thumb reconstruction, and a serious motorcycle accident. In addition to support and strength from weekly workouts, the team’s masterful knowledge of human physiology, motivation, and routines required to maintain an aging body have kept me strong, flexible, confident, and determined.

Ric

Exercise and Aging

KUER RadioWest | June 2013

Paul Holbrook of Age Performance and Dr. Joseph Signorile discuss aging and exercise.

Keeping Aging Muscles Fit Is Tied to Better Heart Health Later

Chicago Tribune | February 2020

Muscle mass could indicate future cardiovascular health, suggests a new study.

Age Performance on Utah Business Matters

Utah Business Matters | May 2012

Meet one of Utah’s finest exercise facilities, concentrating on those ages 50 and over.

Combining Aerobics and Weights Key to Avoiding Obesity

The Irish Times | March 2020

Those who undertook resistance exercise were less likely to be overweight, suggests a recent study.

The Dangers of Inactivity

KUER RadioWest | October 2013

Paul Holbrook, Age Performance founder, contributes to the topic of The Dangers of Inactivity.

Move Your Body, Bolster Your Brain

The New York Times | December 2019

Exercise doesn’t just strengthen your muscles, it can also be good for your mind and memory.

Stay Forever Young: How Exercise Helps Fight Aging

The Irish Times | December 2019

A new study suggests long-term exercise may keep muscles as healthy as a 25-year-old’s.

A Decade of Fitness

The New York Times | December 2019

Dogs and high-intensity exercise in. Barefoot running out.

Hip Flexor Stretch

Age Performance | February 2017

Certified professional trainer Paul Holbrook demonstrates how to stretch hip flexor.

6 Point Rock

Age Performance | February 2017

Certified professional trainer Paul Holbrook demonstrates a 6 point rock.

Assisted Squat

Age Performance | February 2017

Certified professional trainer Paul Holbrook demonstrates how to perform and assisted squat.

Quick Stutter Step

Age Performance | February 2017

Certified professional trainer Paul Holbrook demonstrates how to perform a quick stutter step.

Half Knee Lateral Hip Mobility

Age Performance | February 2015

Certified professional trainer Paul Holbrook demonstrates a half knee lateral for improved hip mobility.

Quick Warm Up Before Standing

Age Performance | November 2014

Certified professional trainer Paul Holbrook demonstrates a quick warm up before standing.

Why Keiser for Older Adults

Keiser Fitness | June 2019

Learn why Age Performance is outfitted with Keiser’s revolutionary exercise machines.