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The Benefits of Not Training

Our guest blogger this month is Lauren, an RRCA certified coach and the mastermind behind Health on the Run. Her running and wellness blog has been a favorite among the sneakered set since 2010. Since then, she and her husband have started a new life (and a new family!) in Southern Vermont. Follow her adventures in running in the Green Mountains.   This blog was originally written in July 2013, but the content is timeless.…

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“Green Restaurant in the Green Mountain State”

By Lucyann Murray Stratton Food and Beverage Achieves “Green Restaurant in the Green Mountain State” Designation A number of initiatives have been cooking behind the scenes this winter in Stratton Mountain Food & Beverage. While striving for quality and consistency, an element of sustainability has been incorporated through local sourcing of food, conscious sourcing of non-food products, energy efficient measures, and waste diversion away from landfills, to name a few.…

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Insider’s Guide: A Co-Founder’s Tips for Wanderlust Stratton

By Jeff Krasno, Co-Founder of Wanderlust Festival Our Insider’s Guide series offers new ‘lusters a peek into our festivals and introduces veterans to fresh adventures. In this installment, festival co-founder Jeff Krasno provides his tips & musings for a memorable Wanderlust Stratton. Be sure to check out our first post in this series: 25 Experiences You Don’t Want to Miss (Wanderlust Festival Summer 2014) • • • One of the aspects…

Looking For A Certified Health Coach & Personal Trainer?

By Courtney DiFiore New to Stratton Sports Center is Susan Tondreau, Certified Health Coach and Personal Trainer. In the interest of letting you get to know Tondreau a little more, here’s some of her history. She decided to become a Health Coach and Personal Trainer to fulfill her passion of working with those who are looking to get more out of life and achieve maximum health. She received training at…

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7 Summits Leader Board

By: Courtney DiFiore We’ve passed the halfway benchmark for September meaning there’s just 2 weeks left to complete Stratton’s 7 Summits Challenge. Adam Wanamaker, Manager at The Activity Hub, sent out a nice email detailing the progress of my completion this morning. Without publicizing how pitiful my vertical is in comparison, I’ll just leave you with some final words from Wanamaker. “Sue Foulkes, Sky Foulkes, Bill Nupp, Laura Mullen and…

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Quiet Time in the Mountains

By Diane Whatley Vermont is a special place, like nowhere else I’ve been. All at the same time it is peaceful, exciting, colorful, calming. It’s a place to feel grounded, in touch with nature and myself.  It awakens the senses. It is home.  For me, there is no more special time in this great place than being in the woods, on the trail during fall foliage. I think I’m one…

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7 Summits Challenge

By Courtney DiFiore Am I the only one that refused to believe it’s already September? Where has the summer gone? Leaves are slowly beginning to change, promising a grand show of colors throughout the green mountains. Because of where I live, I can easily observe the changing of seasons from my front door, but nothing can compare to an aerial view. Standing atop a mountain on a brisk fall morning…