Article Series: What to Expect at a Health & ...

Article Series: What to Expect at a Health & Fitness Retreat

In this series I document my journey to a new and improved “me” by spending a few days in a health & fitness retreat in the Pocono mountains.

We spend so much time indoors, at our desk, behind computer screens or on planes. Even when away from the computer, we are checking our phones. A standing desk cannot save us either. When we can’t see the forest through the trees, I figured it is time to reconnect with nature and go take a hike.

When you stop seeing the forest through the trees, go hike

The first article covers the reasons for taking some quiet time to myself, and how I selected my retreat

Day 1: My Health Retreat

In the second article, I take you with me on my journey as I hike through the first day of the fitness retreat.

Day 2: What is a health retreat really like?

Day two includes enough hikes to cover a total of 14km on the trail. I see some wildlife and waterfalls. Hike with me as I explore nature, and get away from it all. However, similar to my regular life I pack as much as I can into the day, and you can discover with me everything you can get out of a health & fitness retreat yourself.

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Me on the trail

Christine Buske is a former academic who left science at the bench, and now considers herself a woman in tech. She is a frequently invited speaker, and enjoys talking about career transformation (particularly leaving academia for the business world), tech, issues around women in tech, product management, agile, and outreach. She is a proud Canadian resident, and qualifies as a "serial expat".