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Natural products Sustainable products made in Cayman
Green cleaning How to clean without toxins
Home plants for wellness Interior décor tips
The power of yoga Transform body and mind
Balance Cayman Harmonious lifestyle key to fitness
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Must-have apps Reach your wellness goals
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ON OUR BOOKSHELVES
Books to help you live your best life
Do One Thing Every Day to Make You Happy
The Art of Simple Living
Find day-to-day happiness
journey will help you focus
amidst the clutter of the
daily on something that
modern world with this
makes you happy. Each day
presents an opportunity to
guide to simplifying your life
find delight, whether in your
and finding joy in the little
By Shunmyo Masuno
things. Written by Shunmyo
work, your relationships, your insights, or your actions.
Masuno, a renowned Japanese monk who embodies the
This journal will guide you to look inside and outside
wisdom of Zen, “The Art of Simple Living” features 100
yourself to discover and appreciate what makes you
clear and simple lessons – one a day for 100 days. A
happiest. With prompts and exercises, the wise words
minimalist line drawing appears opposite each lesson
of writers, musicians, philosophers, and leaders, “Do
on an otherwise blank page, giving you an opportunity
One Thing Every Day to Make You Happy” will help you
to reflect on each lesson and relax. With each daily
reflect on what fills you with joy. You’ll measure your
practice, “The Art of Simple Living” is designed to help
happiness at the outset and along the way; after a year’s
you find happiness by making small simple changes,
worth of delight, your smile will be bigger than ever.
offering a renewed sense of peace and calm.
The Power of Now
By Eckhart Tolle
By Elizabeth Gilbert
“The Power of Now: A Guide
Readers of all ages and walks
to Spiritual Enlightment” is
of life have drawn inspiration
a New York Times bestseller.
It has sold more than two
million copies and has been
for years. Now this beloved
translated into more than
author digs deep into her
30 foreign languages. Much
more than simple principles and platitudes, “The Power
to share her wisdom and
of Now” takes you on an inspiring spiritual journey to
unique perspective about creativity. With profound
find your true and deepest self and reach the ultimate
empathy and radiant generosity, she offers potent
in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of
insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration. She
truth and light. Author Eckhart Tolle shares secrets of
asks us to embrace our curiosity and let go of needless
his own self-realisation and his philosophy for living
suffering. She shows us how to tackle what we most
life in the present.
love, and how to face down what we most fear.
Self-Care for The Real World
Eat to Beat Disease
By Nadia Narain and Katia
Forget everything you think
you know about your body
Wellness pioneers Nadia
and food and discover the
Narain and Katia Narain
new science of how the
Phillips have spent years
body heals itself. “Eat to Beat
helping others to feel their
Disease” will help you to
By William W. Li
best, but it took them a bit
identify the strategies and
longer to understand how to look after themselves.
the dosages for using food to transform your resilience
In “Self-Care for The Real World” they share the small
and health. Pioneering physician and scientist, Dr.
achievable steps they have learned, and how you can
William Li, empowers readers by showing them the
apply them to your own life, wherever you are. “Self-
evidence behind more than 200 health-boosting foods
Care for the Real World” is a combination of friendly
that can starve cancer, reduce your risk of dementia, and
advice, personal stories, exercises, and recipes. The
beat dozens of avoidable diseases. “Eat to Beat Disease”
book is a practical guide to self-care for real people
isn’t about what foods to avoid, but rather is a life-
with busy lives, offering small simple suggestions to
changing guide to the hundreds of healing foods to add
help you toward becoming the best version of yourself.
to your meals that support the body’s defence systems.
Everything is F*cked, A Book On Hope
By Mark Manson
From the author of the
By Steven R Gundry
From the author of the
New York Times bestseller
“The Plant Paradox” comes
“The Subtle Art of Not
Giving a F*uck,” comes this
for living a long, healthy,
counterintuitive guide to the
happy life. World-renowned
problems of hope. Author
Mark Manson turns his gaze from the inevitable flaws
Steven Gundry has been treating mature patients for
within each individual self to the endless calamities
most of his career. He knows that everyone thinks
taking place in the world around us. Drawing from the
they want to live forever, until they hit middle age and
pool of psychological research on these topics, as well as
witness the suffering of their parents and even their
the timeless wisdom of philosophers, he dissects religion
peers. So how do we solve the paradox of wanting to
and politics and the uncomfortable ways they have come
live to a ripe old age-but enjoy the benefits of youth?
to resemble one another. He looks at our relationships
This ground-breaking book holds the answer. Working
with money, entertainment and the internet, and how
with thousands of patients, Dr. Gundry has discovered
too much of a good thing can psychologically eat us
that the diseases of aging we most fear are not simply a
alive. He openly defies our definitions of faith, happiness,
function of age; rather, they are a by-product of the way
freedom, and even hope itself.
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Sustainable products made in Cayman
By Judy Isacoff Photos by Janet Jarchow A health and beauty regimen that also helps maintain the ecological integrity of our planet is entirely possible – and easily accessible – with sustainable products made in the Cayman Islands. As awareness of the need to reduce plastics and other major pollutants increases throughout Cayman, Darlene Young and her suppliers are among those developing gentle, natural options. At EatBreatheBeWell in Grand Cayman, Darlene showcases and sells a variety of natural products, ranging from cleansers and moisturisers to teeth whiteners and unscented laundry soap, in addition to the popular shampoo and conditioner bars. “I have always been drawn to organic products and natural foods,” says Darlene, who was sensitive to certain foods at a young age and so began reading labels and looking for new products. “The more you read, watch, and observe how the environment is affecting the health of people, animals, plants, water, air, etc., you have to do something to help. “Every little conscious effort helps,” she adds. “With all the social media, it is great to see the wonderful things people are doing around the world to help the environment and save the plants and animals.”
At EatBreatheBeWell in Grand Cayman, Darlene showcases and sells a variety of natural products, ranging from cleansers and moisturisers to teeth whiteners and unscented laundry soap
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“Start making small changes so you will stick with it, and it becomes a habit.” “The conditioner bars are more complex and do not carry an ‘all natural’ label. You’ll know if you’ve ever tried to do ‘all natural’ hair care, your hair doesn’t always agree with your decision. You really do need conditioning agents to make a true conditioner bar,” she says. Nevertheless, the conditioning bars she sells have far
Developing an all-natural concept For her part, Darlene began hosting gatherings at restaurants and at people’s homes four years ago with her friend Carolyn Jervis to share information about health topics. These gatherings and discussions evolved into the concept for her natural products store. The shampoo and conditioner bars, in particular, she says, are very popular. They are made on island by 33 Alchemy in small, high-quality batches using only the best ingredients available, she says. Darlene points out that 33 Alchemy’s owner, Caymanian Priscilla Jensen, has ties to the northwest of the United States, and so she follows Proposition 65. Proposition 65, enacted in 1986, is a California state law that requires businesses to provide reasonable warning about the use of any chemicals the state has decided could cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. Beyond that, Priscilla adds that she only uses products that are safe. “Research, testing, and honesty are the answers when developing these types of [natural] products,” says Darlene. “The shampoo bars are what most would consider ‘natural’ - they are in fact hair soap,” says Darlene. “But please don’t confuse this with skin soap because the two are formulated very differently. 12
fewer ingredients than traditional, bottled conditioner and – bonus! –since the bars don’t contain water, there is no bottle. In fact, neither the shampoo nor the conditioner bars are packaged – they come au naturel. “Putting these products in wrapped plastic defeats the purpose,” says Darlene. “There is no need to have packaging that will last longer than the product. “I try to use eco-friendly packaging whenever I can,” she says, “using glass with metal lids, and cardboard tubes for things like lip balm. Everyone loves decorative packaging, but really you just throw it away, so I try to use as little as possible.”
Small changes For consumers who want to use healthier products, Darlene recommends a simple approach. “Start making small changes so you will stick with it, and it becomes a habit,” she says. “When you are finished using your commercial product for body or home, replace it with a nontoxic or homemade version. Look for items that aren’t in plastic.” She also recommends the website of nonprofit, nonpartisan ewg.org as a great place to look up ingredients to find out what is toxic. In the long run, she notes, it is both cheaper and healthier for consumers to make their own products.
“Everyone loves decorative packaging, but really you just throw it away, so I try to use as little as possible.”
Originally from Ontario, Canada, Darlene has been on island since 1997. Like so many others, she came to Cayman for “a year” and ended up staying. She had signed up for a herb course, which she had planned to finish in the U.S. As is often the case, she fell in love with the island and never left. “I still have the books for the course,” she says. “Once I finish my online aromatherapy course, I can finally get to that herb course I wanted to take so many years ago.”
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Healing Stones Gemstones are one of the latest wellness
trends, with celebrities from Victoria Beckham to Katy Perry extolling their benefits.
By Joanna Lewis
Mayans, and Sumerians, who regularly used these
Enthusiasts state that when placed in the home or
sacred stones in their buildings and jewellery.
worn on the body, gemstones help draw out negative
There are hundreds of different gemstones, each
energy, have healing powers, and can help bring a
used for different reasons. To choose a gemstone thatâ€™s
sense of calm in a busy world.
right for you, first identify how you are feeling and
Gemstones have been used across the world for centuries, and evidence of their use has been found throughout ancient cultures, including the Egyptians, 14
what you are missing in your life. From there, just let your intuition choose which oneâ€™s right for you. Here are some of the most popular.
Often referred to as
the love crystal, rose
highly prized for
quartz is commonly
years, especially in
used to attract and keep
China. Known for its
love, helping to forge
trust, respect, and harmony
and healing powers,
in all different kinds of relationships. Rose quartz
jade is also said to bring
is also said to help heal a broken heart, providing
good luck. Jade can come
comfort and calm during times of grief. It can also help
in a wide variety of colours,
encourage love, respect, trust, and self-worth.
properties, however, green jade is amongst the most
popular. Jade is also known as the stone of eternal
Healing and purifying, this
youth, making it a go-to gemstone for facial treatments.
stone can help rid the mind of negative thoughts and
bring about a sense of
Often used to help maintain and
grow wealth, tiger eye is also said
spiritual wisdom. Amethyst
to help keep feelings of stress
is reported to help boost
and anxiety in check. Use this
stone when youâ€™re trying to
cleanse blood, and relieve
make room in your life for
pain and stress. A great
something like a new job
stone for those who like to
or a relationship, or when
over-indulge in a drink or two, as
you need to bring a sense
amongst its many healing powers it is also said to help
of harmony and balance to
promote sobriety and even to help cure hangovers.
your life. Tiger eye is also said to help nurture creativity.
Moonstone A great gemstone to carry with you if you are starting
a new job. Moonstone is known to help with new
Help aid your mental and physical wellbeing with
beginnings, encouraging inner growth and strength,
Celestine. Known for its calming and balancing powers,
while promoting positive thinking. Moonstone is
this gemstone is also said to help bring clarity and peace
said to help soothe feelings of
of mind during times of stress. This beautiful blue-hued
stress and instability, while
stone is also said to help lift
helping to bring success
your mood, bring joy to
and good fortune.
your life, and help ensure a good nightâ€™s sleep.
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Green cleaning tips for a healthy home By Joanna Lewis A simple glance at the labels of many household cleaning products shows a host of harmful chemicals and toxins that could be harming your health. Indeed, a recent report carried out by the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, U.K, pointed to the fact that chemical-laden household cleaning products contribute to indoor air pollution that can cause health problems. One easy way to help create a clean and healthy indoor environment is by turning to Mother Nature and utilising natural cleaning solutions. Store cupboard staples such as vinegar, baking soda, lemons, and olive oil make some of the best cleaning products and, better yet, come at a purse-friendly price point. Here are some simple, chemical-free ways to clean your home.
Clean your oven with baking soda
Washing-up liquid substitute
Conventional oven cleaning products are highly toxic
There’s no need to clean your dishes with toxic-laden
– so much so that you often must use them in a well-
washing up liquid. All-natural Castile soap works just
ventilated room. Baking soda and water can help keep
as well. It’s highly concentrated, so a little goes a long
your oven clean and sparkling, without any of those
way. Use four-parts Castile soap to one-part water in a
chemical nasties. With a damp cloth, or using a spray
dispensing bottle. Castile soap also works wonderfully
bottle filled with water, moisten the inside of the oven,
as a floor cleaner and as a laundry detergent too.
ensuring it is evenly damp. Apply a thick layer of baking soda on the bottom of the oven – around a quarter of
A simple way to clean your microwave
an inch thick – until it resembles a paste. Leave for a
Cleaning your microwave is super easy with two
few hours, and then simply wipe clean.
simple natural store cupboard ingredients; vinegar and lemon. Place a small cup of white vinegar and the
Say goodbye to grubby showerheads
juice of a lemon in the microwave and switch it on
Showerheads can quickly get a build-up of limescale.
for two minutes. Leave the door closed for a further
For an all-natural fix, fill a large plastic zip lock bag with
minute or so to allow it to steam, then open and simply
white vinegar and tie it securely over the showerhead,
wipe down the inside with a damp cloth.
ensuring the showerhead is fully immersed in the vinegar. Leave it overnight and then rinse clean under
All-round kitchen cleaner
For one of the best all-purpose kitchen cleaners all you need is baking soda. In a bowl, or spray bottle, add
Brighten your windows and mirrors
four tablespoons of baking soda to one-quart warm
You don’t need to splurge on a bottle of chemical
water. Pour the mixture on to a clean sponge and get
laden glass cleaner to get your windows and mirrors
cleaning! Great for countertops, stainless steel sinks
to sparkle. All you need is your own spray bottle, some
and taps, and the inside of the refrigerator.
white vinegar, water, and some rubbing alcohol (70 percent concentration). Combine one-part vinegar
Gently polish wood furniture
with two-part waters, then add a dash of rubbing
Shop bought wood polishing products are filled with
alcohol, which helps to ensure a streak-free finish. Mix
a host of nasty chemicals which quickly become
well, spray, then wipe with a paper towel or soft cloth.
air-borne when you spray onto furniture. Instead simply use two-parts olive oil and one-part lemon juice to
Scented all-purpose cleaner
clean and shine up wood furniture. Any inexpensive
For a great all-round cleaner for counter tops and
or unflavoured olive oil will do. Apply the mixture to
floors, simply mix equal parts white vinegar and water.
a soft cloth and rub into the furniture, following the
Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil or
direction of the grain of wood.
infuse the white vinegar with the rind of some lemons, oranges, or limes. To do this, simply add citrus rinds to a jar, cover with vinegar, seal and store in a cupboard for two to four weeks. Don’t use this mixture on marble, stone, or granite surfaces though.
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Essential oils A natural way to fragrance your home. A few drops of essential oil can also add antibacterial and antifungal power to cleaning solutions. Always use pure, undiluted essential oils and store away from sunlight.
Store cupboard staples for a clean and healthy home
Baking soda Great for scrubbing and whitening. Use baking soda and water to help whiten sinks and bathtubs. Adding a box
Lemons Lemons are a natural disinfectant; they also help
of baking soda to the fridge will help eliminate odours.
remove odours and stains. Freshly squeezed lemon juice adds cleaning power to all-purpose cleaning solutions. Rub half a lemon onto a wood chopping board to remove odours.
Castile soap Castile soap is an allnatural olive oil-based soap, with great sudsing power.
soap, floor cleaner, and more. You can even use this nifty product as a shampoo and body wash.
Olive oil A great ingredient to naturally polish wood.
Rubbing alcohol A great disinfectant. Rubbing alcohol is also a fabulous degreaser, quickly dissolving dirt and oil. Great for
White vinegar Use
disinfecting, deodorising, and cleaning. A go-to product for germ-ridden spots such as countertops, door handles, and toilets. 18
appliances, and windows, as leaves a streak-free finish.
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APPS TO HELP YOU REACH YOUR WELLNESS GOALS Achieving optimal wellness may seem like a challenge at time, but thereâ€™s plenty of help to be found along the way. Here are some useful apps for Android and iOS which will help keep you on track with your wellness goals.
J&J Official 7 Minute Workout More than three million fitness fanatics have downloaded this innovative app, which offers fast, simple, science-based ways to workout, anywhere, anytime. The appâ€™s focus is on offering workouts which take just seven minutes to complete, however, it also offers a range of workouts up to 32-minutes in length. With 72 customisable exercises and 22 customisable workouts there is something for everyone, at every fitness level. Additionally,without the requirement for cumbersome
1 Giant Mind
weights, the app serves as a reminder of what can be
Training your body is an essential
accomplished without fancy equipment, while workout
step towards enjoying your best
and inactivity reminders help you stay on track.
health, but so is training your
Available on Android and iOS / Free to download
mind. 1 Giant Mind teaches you to meditate in 12 easy steps to
help you start feeling happier, more energised and
The Pocket Yoga app is designed
to guide and encourage you
Users begin with a 12-step course in which each
in the performance of yoga
15-minute step builds upon the knowledge of
wherever you may be, allowing
the previous one, bringing users a comprehensive
you unending access to the
understanding of meditation and the heightened
health and clarity of mind that the practice can bring.
wellbeing it offers.
Pocket Yoga offers access to 27 yoga sessions which
The app is highly user-friendly, and each step in
vary in duration and in difficulty. The app functions
the course includes video and audio instructions as a
without a network connection, meaning you can
guide. A journal and a reminder function help to ensure
practice yoga any time, in any location. Audio and
that you do not forget your practice, while videos can
visual instructions guide you through each pose, while
be streamed or downloaded.
a pose dictionary provides additional help.
After completing the 12-step course, users will then
The app contains other useful features as well, such
unlock a 30-day challenge designed to fix meditation
as an automatic log of all your activity, and the ability to
as a permanent habit.
use music from your library to complement your sessions.
Available on Android and iOS / Free to download
Available on iOS / US$2.99 to download
Tone it Up Designed specifically with women in mind, Tone it Up is a communityfocused app that features a wide variety of workouts devoted to full-body fitness. Daily workout routines are created by professional trainers for incredible results and cover a wide range of workout styles and disciplines, including cardio, high-intensity training, kettlebells, barre, yoga, pregnancy workouts, and workouts designed for
Nike Run Club
specific muscle areas.
Whether you’re ramping up your
One of the features that makes the app so
training regimen for a big race,
outstanding is its extensive and supportive community
or heading out on your first run,
of female users designed to help keep you motivated,
Nike Run Club’s training plans
along with its selection of live classes each led by a top fitness trainer. With virtual classmates and the ability to chat with other users, Tone it Up creates a sense of connectivity. Available on Android and iOS / Free to download
Sleep Cycle Waking up and feeling refreshed is all about timing. Sleep Cycle alarm clock tracks your sleep patterns and wakes you up during light sleep. Waking up during light sleep feels like waking up naturally rested without an alarm clock. Sleep is divided into five stages through which your body continually cycles. Stage 1 lies on the border between sleep and wakefulness, Stage 2 involves light sleep, Stage 3 incorporates longer, slower delta waves, and Stage 4 switches exclusively to longer waves.
give you the guidance you need to become a better athlete. The app comes with a range of features including the ability to store your previous runs, guided runs by professional coaches and athletes, and trophies to celebrate your greatest accomplishments. There are several components of your runs which are tracked by the app including your route (through the use of a GPS), as well as elevation, heart rate, and mile markers. While the app helps you to measure your goals, its personalised coaching can also help you to meet them. The app’s community of users will help encourage your sense of motivation. It offers the ability to share runs with friends, join Nike’s global and monthly distance challenges, and even to create your own challenges which you can share with others. Available on Android and iOS / Free to download
Finally, Stage 5 is the dream state. Awakening from any of the deeper stages often results in tiredness, while waking up from Stages 1 and 2 tends to feel natural. Analysing body movements using sound detection, or its accelerometer, Sleep Cycle will awaken you during a time window of your choice. Available on iOS / Free 30-day trial
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By Natasha Were Yoga is having a moment. A very big moment.
“I often hear people say they can’t do yoga because they are not flexible enough, but the study of yoga
Tens of millions of people swear by its power to
asana (the postures) is not about mastering the poses,
transform bodies and minds. In an age where lifestyles
it’s about using the poses to understand and accept
are increasingly sedentary, stress levels are high, and
ourselves in any given moment,” Claire, who has been
there’s a growing desire to find some deeper meaning,
practicing yoga for almost 20 years, and teaching for
yoga is booming.
the past four, explains.
And that is the key to its popularity: that it addresses not only our physical, but also our spiritual needs.
As well as moving through postures (or asanas) a well-rounded class will also include practicing
Better physical health and a calmer mind are
stillness, breathing exercises and meditation, all of
amongst the most immediate and obvious benefits of
which help focus the mind and to cultivate greater
yoga, but the ancient practice goes deeper.
“Yoga focuses on our awareness and helps us
Numerous scientific studies have found yoga to have
establish a more intimate relationship with ourselves. It
a positive effect on a wide variety of health conditions,
teaches us to be present and to embrace each moment
Claire says. Some of the most well-documented are
as it is without judgement or expectation,” explains
its ability to lower high blood pressure, reduce stress
Claire McGee, founder of Little Island Yoga, a concierge
levels, help with chronic pain and improve insomnia.
yoga school based on Little Cayman that offers a range of private and group yoga classes, wellness-focused retreats, and holistic massage services. For those who practice purely for the physical workout, these added benefits may come about as pleasant side effects, Claire adds. A typical hatha yoga class will include a combination of standing, balancing, and seated and lying poses that stretch out tight muscles and move joints through their range of movement. This leads to greater strength and flexibility, which in turn makes for healthier bodies and helps protect against injury. Where other sports or exercise classes are competitive and goal-driven, yoga is the opposite. It’s not about being the best, it’s about doing your best. It’s therefore something absolutely anyone can practice,
Where other sports or exercise classes are competitive and goal-driven, yoga is the opposite. It’s not about being the best, it’s about doing your best.
regardless of age, gender or fitness levels.
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Little Island Yoga regularly holds retreats amidst the tranquillity of Little Cayman, giving participants the time and space to truly disconnect from everyday pressures and focus on themselves.
Wellness retreats Attending regular classes is great for ‘maintenance’
holistic approach. There is a multitude of different
but many people find that periodically it’s beneficial
styles and paths to choose from. Whatever floats your
to dive deeper into their own mental and physical
boat – there is a class out there for you.”
wellbeing by going on a yoga retreat.
Because Little Island Yoga’s classes and retreats are
“The word retreat comes from the Latin ‘to pull
tailored to the requirements of the group or individual,
back’,” Claire explains. “When you take a retreat you
it’s an ideal option whether you are new to yoga or
literally pull back from the stresses of everyday life
want to deepen your practice, immersed in the beauty
and immerse yourself in ‘me time’.”
of a tropical island.
Retreats are often held in locations far removed from the hustle and bustle of daily life; places of natural beauty and serenity. The absolute tranquillity of Little Cayman makes it a perfect venue for such retreats. Little Island Yoga regularly holds retreats on Little Cayman, giving participants the time and space to truly disconnect from everyday pressures and focus on themselves. Healthy, plant-based food, wholesome activities, fresh air and plenty of relaxation time all add up to a break that nourishes mind, body, and spirit. A typical day includes an early morning yoga practice on the beach before breakfast; time for cycling, kayaking, snorkelling or a massage before lunch; a workshop or discussion in the afternoon, followed by free time. A second yoga practice takes place after dinner, with a guided relaxation or meditation by moonlight or candlelight. “By taking the practice outdoors we can deepen our connection with nature,” Claire says.“ This has been
Top tips to get the most out of your yoga practice • Show up. Yoga must be practiced regularly to be understood. • Set an intention for the practice. Have a clear focus. • Practice without expectation. Enjoy the journey. • Avoid comparisons with others. Do your best – don’t try to be the best. • Listen to your body. If something hurts, stop. Modify where appropriate. • Breathe properly. Use the breath as a tool to steady the mind. • Be present. Observe thoughts but don’t get lost in them. • Cultivate gratitude. Close each class giving thanks for the work you’ve done.
proven to reduce anger, fear and stress and promote feelings of wellbeing. Exposure to nature also reduces blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension and the production of stress hormones such as cortisol.”
Not all yoga classes are the same, she notes. “Some focus solely on physical fitness, others take a more
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Why do you believe in living a healthy lifestyle? “There is no doubt in my mind that if you want to look and feel your best, you need to consistently follow some basic lifestyle guidelines to combat things such as premature aging, disease, obesity, and mental challenges, such as depression and anxiety.” Do you recommend specific types of classes for individuals, or are they suitable for all? Tell me about Balance? “My dream was to open both a small gym with private training and limited membership, as well as a Pilates studio all under one roof. Due to space limitations, the concept of Balance came about by combining the two ideas and creating a space that could provide both functional training utilising strength training modalities, as well as providing all the Pilates apparatus. That, in combination with our nutrition/wellness coaching created a place of Balance, where exercise and nutritional needs could be met under one roof. “Over the years we have created a wonderful community of clients and have grown. We now have three amazing coaches, each of them offering their own special talents and expertise, and I couldn’t be more grateful for having them on board! The classes we now offer include various Pilates Mat classes, Les Mills® Body Pump, TRX® Suspension Training, and Barre.” What are some of the most popular services? “Both of our private one-on-one sessions and group class options have become very popular over these last few years. I don’t think that there is one thing that stands out as being the most popular, although I know each of our clients will tell you that they have their own favourite.”
“We definitely recommend specific types of classes as everyone’s needs are unique. We actually have a new service option now for any client that is new to our studio. We offer a reasonably priced 30-minute wellness coaching session in which we start with where that client is on their personal fitness journey, what their goals and needs are, any injuries or dietary concerns, and we go from there. Every client is uniquely different, and we want to ensure that they are taking the classes and receiving the correct advice that will best serve them based on our assessment from the coaching session. Of course, the coaching session is optional, but we do find that those who go with that option before starting classes or private training have the best results.”
What would you say to someone who is struggling to live a
Why do you believe movement, nutrition, and a positive
healthy lifestyle, or perhaps doesn’t know where to start?
mindset all need to work in harmony?
“You can only start from where you are. Choose just
“When one of these key lifestyle components is lacking
one thing, right now, to change. It could be as simple
it throws the others off balance. For example, if a client
as getting more sleep, walking outside for 10 minutes
has a great workout programme but they aren’t eating
per day, or drinking more water. Work on that new habit
well for fuel and recovery, then that workout programme
for a week or two, stick to it, and then choose another
will never have progression due to resulting fatigue, or
small thing to implement into your lifestyle. It’s really
illness. Or maybe a client’s nutrition is on point, but they
true that small changes over time bring big results.
are constantly under stress and angry at the world, then
Steer clear of the quick fixes! If you are still struggling
their hormones become unbalanced and no amount of
to make a change, look to hire a coach to help you find
exercise will take the weight off. Balance and harmony
ways to implement these changes into your lifestyle,
between all lifestyle components are key to achieving
and start living your best life today.”
your overall wellness goals.”
SUE’S TOP TIPS TO LIVING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE While individual needs will vary, these simple lifestyle guidelines will help to keep you feeling your best at any age.
Strength training with any form of resistance will
Aim for seven to nine hours of sleep each night. Go
keep your muscles and bones healthy and strong and
to bed and wake up at the same approximate time
promote optimal hormonal levels, while sustainable
every day. Get adequate rest between strength training
aerobic exercise is good for blood flow and
sessions. These practises will allow for optimal tissue
repair in bones and muscles, restore mental clarity, and help keep hormone levels where they need to be. A
tired body is a stressed body, and it all can go downhill
Our bodies are made up of approximately 70 percent
from there if not addressed.
water. Any imbalance will throw performance off by a few percentage points and will throw off digestion and
Nutrition and digestion
create a platform for disease. Ensure you drink ample
Keep it simple. No highly processed foods. Instead opt
water throughout the day.
for lots of plants, carbohydrates in their most natural state, and sustainable lean protein sources where
possible. Eat when hungry and stop before you are
This word always resonates with me. It is a Japanese
stuffed. Ensure digestion is optimal, and if it’s not, find
term meaning continuous improvement. Kai means
out why and change your eating habits.
“improvement,” and Zen means “to become good.” Kaizen is an attitude and action of continuous improvement to become good, or better. Simply put,
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Derek Haines is no running joke at 70 32
By Ron Shillingford
They climbed Aconcagua in Argentina together in
Photos by Janet Jarchow
2012, the highest mountains outside of the Himalayas.
The average 70-year-old’s fitness regimen may include
Derek’s next event is undecided, but he may run the
brisk walks, gardening and an occasional round of golf, dip
Cayman Islands Marathon in December 2019, to finish
in the pool, or a tennis session. Not for Derek Haines, who
the year for Special Needs. The charity’s goal is to raise
runs 26.2-mile marathons and treks the world’s toughest
$1 million, and Special Needs is close to Derek’s heart
routes, volcanoes, and mountains to stay in shape.
as his brother Roy, 65, has been in special needs care in
At an age when creaky knees and aching backs typically limit activity, Derek is looking for his next challenge and deserving charity to raise funds for. Indeed, Derek’s fitness regimen shows that anyone can stay in shape, no matter their age. In the past decade Derek has raised millions for various good causes in the Cayman Islands, earning the former police chief an MBE in 2015. He famously
the United Kingdom since the age of five.
“Age isn’t the issue. It is state of mind and body.”
ran six marathons to raise $1 million for Cayman HospiceCare in 2014, which probably clinched his
Getting in shape
gong from Her Majesty.
Derek still runs about 30-miles a week and admits
Other large sums for local charities have been
that he is lucky as he has no serious or lasting injuries.
collected by Derek, including Have a Heart Cayman
Warm ups? He just sets off and quickly finds a rhythm.
Islands, Central Caribbean Marine Institute’s Reefs Go
His top tips for anyone wanting to get fit? “Build
Live project, the Good Samaritan Food Bank, Meals on
up slowly and train early morning or evening to avoid
Wheels, Feed Our Future, and various Rotary Club of
the main heat,” he says. “Get good shoes, or other
the Cayman Islands’ projects.
equipment depending on the sport. Folks tend to
Derek’s latest challenge at the end of July 2019, was
rush into things, get injured and then give up. Cheap
the Coast to Coast challenge on the GR10 along the
running shoes, for example, are a short cut to injury.
Pyrenees from the town of Hendaye in France beside
Also keep hydrated. Heat exhaustion is serious.”
the Atlantic Ocean, to Vernet des Bains, beside the
Cayman has an obesity problem, so his advice is
Mediterranean Sea. It took two months and covered
pertinent. His diet and liquid tips for anyone wanting
more than 600-miles involving 157,000-feet of ascent,
to lose weight and get fit is not to do anything too
the equivalent of climbing five and half Everests.
drastic. “Exercising plus eating and drinking sensibly
Derek completed the monumental challenge with his friend Mike “Burco” Burcombe and their two main
will improve fitness. The weight will then start to come off naturally,” Derek explains.
goals were to raise awareness and funds for Special
For someone of his age intending to get fit, he
Needs Foundation Cayman. Burcombe is a semi-retired
suggests starting slowly. “They need to get into it
construction engineer whose friendship with Derek
carefully,” Derek says. “Being a fit corpse is not the goal.
was cemented during the passing of Hurricane Ivan.
Age isn’t the issue. It is state of mind and body.”
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Derek and his hiking partner Vico fly the Cayman flag on the summit of Acotagno, a stratovolcano in Guatemala.
Cayman’s sporting scene As president of the Cayman Rugby Football Union, Derek advocates rugby as ideal for fitness. Even now he plays the occasional game despite the potential for injuries. Cayman Rugby is one of the best organised and promoted local sports. Not surprisingly, Derek advocates youngsters embrace it. “The earlier folks get into it the better,” he says. “We have an excellent youth programme in Cayman. The laws of rugby have also been strengthened to give more protection to players. Yes, it is a hard sport, but fitness and training reduce the chances of serious injury. Helen [his wife] has told me I have played in my last game, the last Boxing Day match when I had already turned 70.”
“Build up slowly and train early morning or evening to avoid the main heat.” Now, Derek feels there are no sporting challenges left for him to achieve. “I started running in 1980 simply
If not rugby, a good activity for a sedentary person is
to lose weight and get fit,” he says. “I’ve enjoyed both
walking briskly or possibly swimming, the father of two
my running and rugby, and all my trekking experiences.
says. “Walking and swimming do not overload the joints
It has also been good to use my fitness to raise funds
and equipment for either will not break the wallet.”
for those in need, so my aims are in that direction.”
The Cayman sporting scene for beginners is
Receiving his MBE from Prince William at
incredibly well organised and varied for such a small
Buckingham Palace was a fitting accolade for his
place. “It is excellent,” Derek says. “There are so many
tremendous charity efforts. “That was an honour
sports to choose from at all levels including Olympic
indeed. A special moment that I was able to share with
and world class events.”
Helen and the family.”
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If keeping fit feels like a chore, you’re unlikely to stick with it. But if you find an activity that you love, that you look forward to doing, and that you can progress and improve at, the chances are you’ll have no problem making time to fit it into your life. By Natasha Were There are endless ways to get fit and stay fit in the Cayman Islands, and it doesn’t need to involve pumping iron or pounding the pavement. What if getting fit were first and foremost fun? If it could involve spinning around poles, performing acrobaticlike moves, and hanging upside down from silks? What if getting stronger, fitter, and more flexible – and making new friends - were simply a by-product of doing something you love?
Fun ways to build strength and increase flexibility Quinntessential Movement is a unique studio in Galleria Plaza, Seven Mile Beach, that offers a range of unusual classes focused around pole dance fitness and aerial arts: the former uses the same poles that were once associated with strip club performers, the latter involves long silks and aerial hoops suspended from the ceiling. Quinn also offers aerial fitness classes for kids, private lessons, coaching for wedding dances, as well as fun-filled bachelorette and birthday parties. Although classes follow a standard format, in terms of a warm-up, followed by strength and conditioning, and then stretches to cool down, in these classes you are climbing and spinning around poles, or twisting yourself up in silks, hanging upside down and performing acrobatic moves. 36
The bulk of classes is spent practicing new tricks, moves or routines, and because there is always something new to learn or to work on, classes are never boring. “Students are challenged each class and the sense of accomplishment when they get the moves, or when they notice their strength gains is a beautiful thing,” says Quinn McCrimmon, owner of Quinntessential Movement. The benefits go far beyond strength, flexibility, and coordination. “Classes are an hour or two where students can switch-off from daily stresses. Their minds move to the task on hand - especially if they are inverted - and this allows for a positive shift that ultimately affects the body as a whole,” Quinn explains. Classes are filled with smiles and laughter and students all help each other to master new moves. The Quinntessential studio is a safe and supportive space where bonds and friendships often carry over into daily life. “We are a network of hugely diverse people coming to one place with a common interest,” Quinn says. For those who want to, there is even a chance to perform. Each year the studio holds a showcase, which all students are welcome to participate in. It gives students something to work towards, and for many offers a rare chance to take to the stage and perform in front of an audience.
Getting started According to Quinn, people often assume you need a certain degree of upper body strength to start, but the reality is that most women aren’t naturally strong in their upper bodies, so everyone is starting from a similar position. “The strength necessary to achieve moves in the aerial world comes with practice and by doing,” Quinn says. “The only way you are going to get stronger at
have never tried anything of the kind before, the studio runs introductory courses in pole, silk and aerial hoops to give newbies a solid grounding in technique and to start to build strength. After that, students progress at their own pace to more advanced classes. A variety of complementary classes, including flexibility, conditioning and stretch, mobility and release, and yoga are offered that improve strength and flexibility for pole and aerial practice. The chair dance class is another fun dance-based class using a chair as a prop. Indeed, because the classes are so enjoyable people keep going back. Quinntessential Movement is all about having fun and feeling good - inside and out. “We aren’t just a studio,” Quinn says.“We change lives and bring happiness. We create a safe environment for growth and improve strength and confidence. We are a community and a tribe.”
something is if you do it over and over.” As impressive as the moves and routines look, classes are open to complete beginners. For those who
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Drip-feed your way to health Intravenous infusions are the hottest wellness trend
By Judy Isacoff An emerging trend in the wellness space promises
Among the most commonly requested infusions at
to help people rehydrate, replenish, and recover
the clinic in the Grand Pavilion Commercial Center,
with intravenous infusions of vitamins, minerals, and
according to Sandy, are named the Royal Flush and
nutrients that put a new bounce in their step.
The multibillion-dollar industry has adherents who
They combine vitamins, minerals, antioxidants,
swear by the various types of infusions available to
amino acids and electrolytes with other ingredients
relieve hangovers and jet lag, help with weight loss,
to boost immune function, increase energy, mental
promote wellness, and more.
clarity and overall health and wellbeing, according to
“The intravenous and intramuscular injection
information from REVIV.
process works by providing a dose of vitamins, minerals,
“I had the cold of my life the last few days. I was
antioxidants, amino acids and electrolytes,” according
full-on flu mode … so I decided to try the Royal Flush,
to information provided by Sandy Saad, operations
and wow! I woke up today a new woman,” client Jessica
supervisor at REVIV Cayman. “Infusions and injections
Mauer says in a written testimonial. “I could feel this
bypass the digestive tract, which allows the body to
working so quickly. I can’t believe what this treatment
absorb 100 percent of all nutrients and hydration.”
did for me in less than 24 hours.”
The Royal Flush delivers two litres of fluid and is recommended as the top IV therapy for those suffering from an extreme hangover, food poisoning, colds and flu-like symptoms, allergies and exhaustion. The Megaboost, with its high dose of Vitamin C, is meant to aid recovery from jet lag, detoxify the body and boost the immune system, as well as increase strength and energy. Other infusions are recommended to improve the appearance of hair, skin and nails and for overall detoxifying from free radicals that can cause damage to cells.
Wellness at REVIV REVIV offers five infusions, ranging from those “for the athlete who needs to rehydrate and rebalance their body, or the hard-driving executive who is run down and jet-lagged, to the woman who wants to stop time and look her best, or anyone who has overindulged,” notes Sandy. Booster shots to promote wellness, weight loss and fitness are also available, she says. The REVIV company was started in 2011 by four emergency room physicians with a combined 40 years of clinical experience. Its first location was in Miami’s South Beach, and now it has many locations internationally.
In Grand Cayman, REVIV has been open since 2016. The clinic sees clients returning every four to six weeks, on average, says Sandy. There are also many walk-in clients, she adds. REVIV also provides concierge service - bringing IV infusion services to homes, hotel rooms or even a beach cabana, from South Sound to West Bay. Infusion therapy to improve patient health, almost always in hospital, dates back to the 19th century. These days, IV infusions for health and wellbeing take place in a spa-like atmosphere, typically within about 45 minutes to an hour, including the time to sign in and complete a medical intake form and health screening. “This allows us to decide whether or not the individual is a suitable candidate for our therapies,” says Sandy. “If the client has been approved by our medical director and our registered nurse, we proceed. Together, we decide which treatment is most suitable for their needs. “In some cases,” she says, “our clients will receive only intramuscular injections. The process is incredibly
“Infusions and injections bypass the digestive tract, which allows the body to absorb 1OO percent of all nutrients and hydration.”
fast, and the client is on their way to enjoy the rest of their day.” Those who choose an infusion that may take more time in the private clinic can sit back and relax, taking advantage of the clinic’s free Wi-Fi, or watch a movie or TV show on Netflix. “REVIV will most certainly be a frequent place for me,” says client Jessica, who notes how much better she felt just one day after treatment for her flu-like symptoms. “I think I found a new addiction!” Visit revivme.com/grand-cayman bounce.ky | 39
Spa bliss Relax and unwind with restorative spa treatments at Body Works
By Joanna Lewis Ready to escape the stresses of day-to-day life? Check into Body Works, one of Cayman’s most established spas and wellness spots that has been in operation for some 20 years. Located along the heart of Seven Mile Beach, Body Works offers the ideal spot to soothe mind, body and soul. Not only does the spa offer an extensive menu of services, there is also a dedicated yoga studio offering a wide range of classes, as well as a boutique filled with all-natural skincare products and wellness products, including books, candles, incense, yoga accessories, jade rollers, healing stones, and unique gift items. I was recently invited to check out some of the spa’s most popular therapies, including a hot stone massage and one of the spa’s signature facials offering the ideal antidote to an exceptionally busy few months. Body Works takes a completely natural and holistic approach. All the spa’s products are natural and, where possible, organic – ideal for those looking for gentle skin-loving treatments that not only feel amazing on the skin but are also filled with goodfor-you ingredients too. Indeed, Body Works offers the ideal spot for those not only looking for a bit of pampering but also for those looking to transform their psychological and physiological wellbeing.
“Body Works is the first and only combination day spa, yoga studio, and retail store dedicated to natural wellness in the Cayman Islands.”
“Body Works’ environment is low-key, catering to those looking for a personal and customised experience,” Diane Donovan, owner and co-founder of Body Works says. “We concentrate on providing exceptional service, the latest in beauty therapy technology, and source the most sustainable, natural and effective skincare products.” She adds: “Body Works is the first and only combination day spa, yoga studio, and retail store dedicated to natural wellness in the Cayman Islands.”
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My experience As soon as I step into Body Works I feel an instant sense of calm wash over me. While the spa doesn’t have large changing rooms, saunas or steam rooms like some of Cayman’s larger spas, it more than makes up for it in the intimate, private, and calming experience it offers. First up was the therapeutic hot stone massage, designed to relax and soothe tired and tense muscles. Hot stone massage features a traditional Swedish massage while also utilising hot stones. The stones are smooth and flat and are typically made of basalt, a type of volcanic rock that retains heat. The heated stones are placed on key areas of the body, including the spine, stomach, and chest to help relax muscles. The therapist also uses the hot stones in addition to her hands to massage muscles. “Combining hot stone protocols with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience,” Diane explains. “The hot stones also expand blood vessels, which encourages blood flow throughout the body. They also have a sedative effect that can relieve chronic pain, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation.”
“Vitamins are captured in their all-natural fresh base – without any heating or hydrogenating processes – offering dramatic results as actual seeds, pulps and peels begin the regenerative and healing powers that only nature can produce.”
Indeed, post-massage I felt incredibly relaxed and I realised just how tense my muscles were. Next was the spa’s popular Eminence facial. Eminence is a natural and organic skincare line from Hungary. Founded in 1958, Eminence Organic products are free of parabens, animal by-products, sodium lauryl sulfates, harmful colourants, fragrances, mineral oils, and other harsh cosmetic chemicals. All the products are handmade, using handpicked fresh ingredients from the company’s own farm, with many of these ingredients combined with pure waters drawn from a thermal hot spring lake containing minerals and trace elements. Even the manufacturing process of the products is as sustainable as possible, utilising wind and solar generated energy, with a tree planted for every product sold. You could say Eminence offers some of the purest, natural, sustainable products on the market. Oh, and they smell amazing too! Eminence facials are tailored to each skin type and start with a skin analysis. The facial includes numerous steps, incorporating cleansing, toning, exfoliation, extractions, massage, and the application of custom serums and moisturisers. It felt so relaxing it was hard to keep up with all the products that were carefully applied.
“Clients immediately see and feel the difference due to the extremely high fruit content, and therefore, the high level of active ingredients,” Diane explains. “Vitamins are captured in their all-natural fresh base – without any heating or hydrogenating processes – offering dramatic results as actual seeds, pulps and peels begin the regenerative and healing powers that only nature can produce.” Indeed, post-treatment my skin looked and felt amazing and I truly felt ready to face the day. Just before leaving I browsed the boutique and couldn’t help but treat myself to a few Eminence products to continue my spa experience at home.
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which supports the skin’s self-moisturising abilities to
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SPONSORED FEATURE / THE SPA AT KIMPTON
The Spa at Seafire offers a blissful day of indulgence By Joanna Lewis For the ultimate girls’ day out, head to the Spa at Seafire, Cayman’s most sumptuous spa. Spanning
indulgence, this fabulous destination is the ideal place to escape from the stresses of day-to-day life and enjoy time in the company of your best friends. The Spa at Seafire boasts seven decadent treatment rooms, his and hers changing rooms, relaxation lounge, and a luxurious grand open-air soaking tub – the only co-ed Jacuzzi in Grand Cayman. Set in its own airy enclave bathed in natural light, this wonderful space is ideal for friends to gather in. And, of course, it goes without saying that there is an extensive treatment menu to die for. Indeed, this critically acclaimed spa was most recently awarded the winner of the 2019 Spa & Wellness MexiCaribe Spa Awards, making it the ultimate spa destination in the Cayman Islands. 46
Lustworthy treatments The Spa at Seafire offers a full array of soothing services, including massage therapy, body treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures, all using organic and sustainable products. But, with so many treatments on offer, which one do you choose? One of the highlights of The Spa at Kimpton is the Hammam, offering guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in the splendour of an authentic Turkish bath. The authentically decorated steamy domed Turkish Hammam room dazzles with 93,528 aquamarine mosaic tiles, offering an ideal experience
For lovers of facials, the HydraFacial is immensely
for anyone looking for a truly unique spa experience.
popular with spa goers, designed specifically to
“The Purification Hammam Journey is by far our
target sun damaged skin, fine lines, pigmentation, and
most popular and unique treatment,” Ram Chatterjee,
blocked pores in a non-invasive way.
spa director, says. “The two-hour treatment experience
“With such a wide variety of treatments, including a
effortlessly drifts by as guests are steeped in moist warm
hair and nail salon, classic facials and more modern
air while they indulgently experience a smoothing
hydrafacials, wraps and massages there really is
volcanic ash body polish, a Torba soap massage, a full
something for everyone,” Ram says. “The relaxation
body detox mask and finish with a customised body
room is aesthetically beautiful and so spacious – it
massage that completes their Hammam Journey.”
offers the ultimate escape from the everyday. The
The heated quartz sand massage table is another
perfect backdrop for some me-time, couples retreat, or
popular request, fondly known as the Cayman Nap
a girls’ get together.”
it’s the perfect treatment pre-curser or massage
He adds: “Linger a little, enjoy a glass of bubbles, wrap-up
enhancement. The sand filled, heated table, facilitates
in our fluffy robes, dip in and out of the steam room, soak
a deeper sense of relaxation for a truly sensational
in the Jacuzzi and flick through a book or magazine in the
and restorative massage treatment.
relaxation room. Or, if you want to extend your girls’ day
Another favourite is the Tranquility Meditative
to a girls’ night, opt for a blow out, have your make-up
Ritual, the perfect antidote for those seeking a relaxing
applied and a enjoy a manicure and pedicure in our salon.”
experience. The combination of aroma, sound and touch,
After your spa journey is complete, why not round-
aid in balancing the equilibrium and calms the activity
off a great day with a delicious dinner at one of the
in one’s mind. The 90-minute treatment incorporates a
resort’s famed restaurants? The beachfront Coccoloba
sensorial cocooning experience to release tension and
Bar & Grill offers delicious coastal-inspired fare
oxygenate the skin. Guests can opt to upgrade and extend
and handcrafted cocktails in a relaxed and informal
this treatment to include the warm quartz sand table
setting, while Avecita is home to Cayman’s only Chef’s
and incorporate the Beach Break Caymanian Nap – a
Counter, a must if you and your friends are seeking a
45-minute snooze - for the ultimate in a restful experience.
truly extravagant gourmet end to the day.
Another wow treatment is the Cayman Coconut Body Scrub, a nourishing and exfoliating body treatment that incorporates locally sourced coconut flakes and
To book your spa experience visit
oil, perfect to keep your skin looking rejuvenated,
seafireresortandspa.com, call 746-4040,
polished, and beach ready.
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Surgery free fixes for younger looking skin By Joanna Lewis Looking to put your best face forward? Here are some of the best non-surgical anti-aging treatments that are proven to deliver results.
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Mesotherapy For glowing skin, Mesotherapy is just the ticket. This
At the No. 11 Spa three techniques are used to deliver
non-surgical skincare technique involves a series
the serum during a mesotherapy treatment; traditional
of serums filled with vitamins, enzymes, hormones,
injectables, micro needling (a technique which utilises
and plant extracts that are injected directly into the
a series of ultra-small needles), and via an electronic
mesoderm – the middle layer of the skin – where they
device for those who are averse to needles.
can better work their magic.
According to Kelly, a series of at least six treatments
Mesotherapy was originally pioneered in France
is usually recommended for best results, with sessions
by Michel Pistor in the 1950s as a form of pain relief,
taking anywhere between 20 to 75 minutes, depending
however, over the years this technique has evolved to
on the size of the area to be injected.
harness its therapeutic and anti-aging effects.
“Treatment includes a cleansing of the skin and a
“Almost everyone can benefit from mesotherapy,”
light peel before numbing cream is applied to minimise
Kelly Johnson, No.11 Spa’s esthetician and medical
discomfort,” Kelly explains. “The skin is then cleansed
nurse, says.“Mesotherapy is an excellent way to maintain
again before we administer the serum using one of our
young healthy skin or to combat existing signs of aging.”
three mesotherapy techniques. Afterwards, a cool sheet
She adds: “To treat specific skin conditions, like
mask is applied, followed by a custom-prepared lotion
pigmentation or acne scarring, we tailor serum ingredients to target these issues. We even have serums to promote hair growth if thinning hair is an issue, or to reduce excess fat and tighten loose skin to help reduce cellulite.”
using more of the serum from your treatment.” Downtime is minimal, with any minor bruising or redness often easy to cover with makeup. “Coupled with holistic, at-home therapies, like jade rolling and facial cupping, mesotherapy can be used
Mesotherapy is just one of the many anti-aging
as part of any anti-aging routine without drastically
treatments offered at No. 11 Spa. Named after the
changing your face,” Kelly says. “The results are very
number 11 mango – the queen of all mangoes found
subtle, and we’ve seen great outcomes with hair
in Jamaica – No.11 Spa is a slice of Caribbean paradise
rejuvenation, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, and
in George Town’s Cayman Technology Centre. The spa
overall skin conditioning.”
offers clients a cozy retreat to indulge in the benefits of holistic and medical spa remedies, all through eco-chic spa and retail products. 50
Fibroblast plasma lift Fibroblast plasma lift is the latest anti-aging treatment to hit the market, promising dramatic surgical-like results, minus the scalpel, stitches, bandages, and eye-watering cost. This innovative treatment is designed to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, scarring, uneven colouration, sagging skin around the eyes, neck, and tummy, as well as help improve skin imperfections, including sun damage. “The results of a plasma lift are only comparable to plastic surgery, and in most areas, are permanent,”
“The results of a plasma lift are only comparable to plastic surgery, and in most areas, are permanent.”
Shawna Friesen, aesthetician and plasma lift technician at Novo Clinic, a multi-practice medical destination
with non-surgical eye lifts, tummy tightening, neck
located at BritCay House, George Town, says.
tightening, and so much more.”
The treatment involves the use of a handheld
She adds: “Each client will respond differently
device which utilises the voltage in the air between
to a plasma lift treatment, but generally one to two
its tip and the natural gasses emitted by skin to form a
sessions are needed. Clients can expect a continued
plasma charge. This creates a small electrical arc which
improvement in their results over time as their body
instantly shrinks targeted skin, causing the tissues to
responds to the treatment and builds more collagen
retract and tighten, giving a more youthful look.
along with improving elastin production.”
Shawna says the treatment, which works best on
Novo Clinic offers exceptional care and patient
light to medium skin tones, takes under an hour to
education through an experienced team of providers
perform, including a 20-minute period for a numbing
and staff who each aim to exceed patient expectations.
cream to work its magic.
The clinic offers a wide range of beauty treatments,
Results continue to improve over a six to eightweek period, and typically last for up to three years. “The treatment is low risk, has minimal downtime,
including injectables, dermaplaning, and aqua-peels, which Shawna recommends as additional add-on treatments to a plasma lift.
and is more affordable than surgery,” Shawna says. “Fibroblast treatment is known for its success
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teeth whitening Discoloured teeth have long been known to be aging,
Results typically last for up to three years, and at
so it’s no wonder that teeth whitening is one of the
home whitening kits can be used from time-to-time to
most popular anti-aging treatments on the market.
help maintain your new pearly whites.
According to Cheryl Young, operations supervisor at The Dental Centre Cayman, a modern multi-disciplinary clinic located in the Fidelity Financial Centre, teeth whitening can restore a brighter, healthier smile reducing the brown and yellow discolouration that has accumulated over time. Indeed, she claims that whiter teeth can make you look up to 10 years younger. “Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you and whitening your teeth gives plenty of bang for your buck,” Cheryl says. “Teeth whitening is ideal for patients who have healthy, cavity-free teeth, as well as healthy gums. Two of the most popular whitening techniques used to
“Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you and whitening your teeth gives plenty of bang for your buck.”
correct discoloured teeth include bleaching and laser/ light whitening,” she adds. For maximum effects, Cheryl recommends light
Cheryl advises avoiding foods and drinks that stain
activated whitening, which is carried out at the clinic,
teeth, including coffee, tea, red wine, cola, spaghetti
in conjunction with a take home whitening system.
sauces, and dark grape juice. Smoking is also a big
The light activated whitening takes approximately
no-no. She also recommends brushing at least twice
an hour, during which time a bleaching product is
a day with a whitening toothpaste and a toothbrush
applied to teeth and a light or laser is shone on them
with extra-soft bristles, as well as having regular
to activate the whitening process. The take home
professional cleaning treatments with your dentist.
whitening system includes custom trays made from a mould of your teeth which are worn with a whitening gel for around 30 minutes a day for 10 to 14 days. 52
injectables Anti-aging injectables have long been known to wind
She advises using a muscle-relaxing injectable as soon
back the years. Indeed, injectables are popular for treating
as the first resting lines start to creep in to help keep skin
wrinkles and expression lines as well as helping to create
looking smooth and wrinkle free and using fillers when
a more youthful look by adding volume to the face.
you need to add volume to your face, or simply want to
Some of the most popular injectables are dermal
enhance your look, such as plumping up your lips.
fillers such as Juvederm, which are often used to help
She says that not only is finding an experienced
add volume to the lips, cheeks, fill existing expression
injector key, but also someone who is knowledgeable
lines, and even to help re-shape the nose, as well as
on the wide range of injectables on offer.
Botox, a muscle relaxant which amongst its many uses
“The ones that people are familiar with are the
prevents skin from creasing and causing wrinkles in
hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers, such as Juvederm,
the first place.
which plump out the tissues,” Dr. Imogen says. “But
“You would be surprised at how many people could
there are a whole range of other injectable products
benefit from injectable treatments if they are keen to
too, such as Profhilo. This is a pure hyaluronic acid
explore the route of enhancements,” says Dr. Imogen
product which specifically targets skin laxity in a
Bexfield, a specialist in advanced aesthetic procedures
completely natural way. Hyaluronic acid is what makes
at White Swan Aesthetics Cayman.
skin youthful, plump and soft. Profhilo has the highest
“Lots of people are put off because they think they
hyaluronic acid than anything else on the market and
will look unnatural, which is simply not the case. Artistic
that’s how it hydrates and remodels skin, restoring it to
and delicate non-surgical enhancements can be subtle
its former more youthful glory.”
but beautiful. I have some clients who are young and
Depending on the area being treated, fillers can last
simply want higher cheek bones or plumped lips and
for up to four to 18 months, whereas Botox typically
then older clients who are looking to restore things to
last for around three months. Downtime is minimal
how they once were.”
with most people only experiencing minor bruising for
Dr. Imogen offers a range of effective anti-aging aesthetic beauty procedures at her clinic in Camana
anti-wrinkle injections, or a small amount of swelling at the injection site for fillers.
Bay, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, Kybella, PDO thread lifts, as well as medical grade skincare by popular brand Obagi.
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FRESH FROM THE RUNWAY On-trend beauty Fancy giving your makeup look an overhaul? Then turn to the catwalks for some on-trend inspiration. The autumn/ winter 2019 catwalks have shown a return to some of beautyâ€™s most classic looks, including smokey eyes and red lips, alongside some more experimental trends, from neon lashes to a pinch of shimmer and sparkle for discoinspired drama. Owner and beauty consultant at Le Visage, Sharron Eyers, rounds-up some of the latest makeup trends, as well as the products you need to achieve them.
Skin Natural looking, glowing skin was seen on the catwalks, with makeup artists focusing on
creating a dewy complexion, covering
Brows continue to dominate the beauty conversation.
where needed only. Instead
This season they have moved from the wild brushed-
of full-coverage foundations,
up brows of previous years to ones that are a little bit
opt for lightweight formulas,
more groomed for a more polished appearance.
such as tinted moisturisers,
Get the look: The Precision Brow Pencil by Kevyn Aucoin.
Lips Kiss goodbye to gloopy glosses, and instead embrace
blemish balms, and colour correcting creams that allow your natural complexion to shine at its very best.
the trend for gorgeous red lips in ultra-matte
Get the look: Skin Love
finishes, a bold beauty classic which is always in
Primer by BECCA; Skin Love
fashion. Alternatively, opt for dewy lips washed with
Foundation by BECCA; and
lightweight moisturising balms in real-skin shades.
Concealer by BY TERRY.
Get the look: Lip Expert Matte in Red Shot by BY TERRY; and Lip Batter in Mi Mi by Lucie & Pompette.
Le Visage Now located in a new spacious boutique along the Paseo at Camana Bay, Le Visage is a mustvisit destination for beauty lovers. Renowned for its expansive selection of exclusive brands, advanced skincare products, and devoted customer service, Le Visage has everything you need to put your best face forward.
Eyes Disco-style drama was seen on eyes, from gold foil adorned to full-on glitter, alongside a return to the classic smoky eye. Replicate this on-trend look with a wash of gold or bronze shimmer across lids. For
Le Visage offers some of the most luxurious makeup and skincare brands on the market, including Stila, Kevyn Aucoin, Becca, Velour Lashes, Beauty Blender, Elemis, Dermalogica Cane + Austin, Coola, Murad, and BY TERRY
added drama, embrace this yearâ€™s wide-eyed look with lashings of mascara on both upper and lower lashes, or opt for falsies â€“ in on-trend neon colours if you dare! for a truly dramatic look. Get the look: After Hours Eye Shadow Palette by Stila; Whisp It Real Good Eyelashes by Velour Lashes; and Lash Expert Twist Brush Mascara by BY TERRY.
To find out more about Le Visage, follow their Facebook and Instagram page, call them on 946-2332, or email sharron@ levisageboutique.com. Opening hours are Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 7pm.
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Drink your way to brilliant skin Collagen drinks are the on-trend way to restore youthful looking skin
By Joanna Lewis
inside out. Indeed, a daily dose of collagen can help
The beauty industry is always looking for new ways to
give skin’s collagen levels a boost, resulting in younger
help skin stay looking youthful for longer and collagen
drinks are the latest beauty buzzword. Packed with
“We tend to see results in the form of increased skin
skin-loving collagen, these drinks promise to benefit
hydration and radiance; reduction in fine lines and
your complexion from the inside out.
wrinkles; increased skin suppleness, healthier looking
Collagen is a critical part of the structure of the skin’s dermis, giving it its plumpness. However, as we age skin loses collagen, resulting in wrinkles, fine lines, dry, blemished, and thinning skin.
hair and nails and less breakouts,” Louise Marchesin, head of marketing at Skinade says. “When we first created the product, we identified a savvier consumer who was no longer satisfied with
Developed by leading scientists in the United
the idea of multivitamins repacked for skin, hair and
Kingdom, Skinade has established itself as one of
nails,” Louise adds. “We wanted to create a results-
the leading collagen drinks currently on the market,
driven professional-grade product that would truly
boasting an enviable list of celebrities and influencers
give people the benefits they were looking for.
who extol its anti-aging benefits.
“We focused our efforts on increasing awareness
According to Skinade we lose collagen at the rate
around the benefits that liquid supplementation can
of 1.5 percent per year from our early 20s. Traditional
have on general skin health. We wanted to make
anti-ageing products only function on the surface of
it clear that we must look beyond classic skincare
the skin, while collagen drinks get to work from the
treatments for the best results.” bounce.ky | 57
Daily dose of collagen So, how does it all work? The various collagen brands work in a similar way, with users enjoying a daily drink packed with skinloving collagen. Skinade is available at White Swan Aesthetics in Cayman where it is sold in courses of 150 millilitre bottles in 30, 60, or 90, as well as handy 15 millilitre travel sachets that you simply dilute in water. With no artificial flavours or colouring, and fewer than 35 calories per drink, Skinade boasts one of the highest amounts of collagen on the market, promising to plump skin and restore a youthful glow. “Cayman clients love a natural non-invasive approach to anti-ageing and Skinade fits that perfectly,” Dr. Imogen Bexfield, of White Swan Aesthetics says. “There are plenty of products which address skin resurfacing, but Skinade is different because it works from the inside out.” She adds: “Skinade has one of the highest bioavailabilities of all the collagen products on the market, meaning a much greater proportion of the product is absorbed. Each drink contains 7,000 milligrams of highgrade hydrolysed collagen which works alongside the other micronutrients in the product, including l-lysine to help with the collagen matrix, vitamin B which helps with the regulation of collagen, and MSM to improve skin elasticity. It’s all these added ingredients which sets Skinade apart from other collagen drinks.”
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A daily dose of collagen can help give skin’s collagen levels a boost, resulting in younger looking skin.
My experience So, could a daily dose of Skinade really help my (almost 40!) skin look more youthful? It’s recommended that you drink one Skinade a day for a minimum of 30 days in order to see results, and then continue to incorporate the product into your daily skincare regimen for maximum effect. I plumped for a 30-day supply of Skinade’s travel sachets and gave it a whirl. I’ve always taken great care of my skin, but like most people, my skincare regimen has taken a more traditional route over the years, including creams, lotions, serums, lots of SPF to protect against Cayman’s tropical sunshine, and the odd indulgent facial. I opted for the travel sachets for convenience. They are less bulky and easy to travel with, which is a must for me. The sachets are incredibly easy to use too; just simply tear off the top and pour the thick bright yellow liquid into a glass, then dilute with cold water. I found it easiest to remember to drink Skinade first thing in the morning, just before my daily cup of tea. It has a refreshing mangosteen taste, a pleasant surprise as supplement drinks aren’t renowned for always having a pleasant taste. Let’s be realistic here, these are nutrients, not a knife, so you can’t expect to miraculously look 10 years younger, but I certainly saw a difference after the 30-day trial. My skin looked clearer and more radiant, demonstrating that a collagen supplement such as Skinade is an excellent way to boost your daily skincare regimen. “I always advise people to review their current topical skincare regimen and simplify it, thereby making space for Skinade,” Louise says. “Protecting your skin from the outside and supporting and nourishing it from the inside. That is the key to great skin.”
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Get the look Makeup artist Stephanie Ford recently collaborated with sister publication The Cayman Book and Caribbean-based brand Isy B. on a photo shoot at Point of View, a high-end waterfront villa managed by Luxury Cayman Villas. Modelling Isy Bâ€™s latest collection was former Miss Cayman Islands Universe Caitlin Tyson. Here, Stephanie shares with Bounce how she achieved Caitlinâ€™s stunning look for the shoot. By Joanna Lewis Photos by Janet Jarchow 60
What was the overall makeup look?
For a stunning radiant complexion Stephanie used
“I pulled my inspiration from the wardrobe and location
Danessa Myricks’ Vision Cream Cover Wand Foundation
of the shoot. I wanted a natural look, with a pop of colour.
in shades N6, N9, and W5, touching up any areas that
Key to achieving a natural look is foundation, you need it
needed extra coverage with Nars’ Radiant Creamy
to cover imperfections, but it needs to be skin-like.”
Concealer in shade caramel. Finally, Stephanie set the products with Givenchy’s Poudre Premiere Mat &
What are your top makeup application tips?
Translucent Finish Loose Powder.
“Spend time prepping the skin, then move on to the brows to allow time for the skin prep products to settle into the skin. Next, move onto the foundation, then finally the eyes. Always add foundation to the skin
in light layers, building coverage where it is needed.
Stephanie opted for a soft wash of colour on Caitlin’s
Finally, invest in some good high-quality beauty tools.
eyes. She used Laura Mercier’s Eye Art Caviar Colour-
The right brushes and sponges can have a huge impact
Inspired Palette, followed by Marc Jacobs’ Highliner
on the overall look.”
Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner Pencil in Blacquer. Finally, she used Diorshow Mascara, by Dior, on Caitlin’s lashes.
Lips To draw attention to Caitlin’s lips and add a pop of colour, Stephanie used Nars’ Precision Lip Liner in Ride It followed by Nars’ Powermatte Lip Pigment in London Calling for a beautiful matte lip.
Brows and cheeks Stephanie opted for a gently defined brow, using Precisly My Brow Pencil by Benefit, followed by a pop of colour on cheeks with Tom Ford’s Cheek Colour in Ravish. Nars, Dior, and Benefit cosmetics are available at Kirk Freeport La Perfumerie, George Town.
Stephanie Ford is a sought-after Cayman-based makeup artist. Her work has been featured in a wide range of leading publications, including Men’s Health and Good Housekeeping, as well as a variety of TV shows including the Style Network and Travel Channel. Over the years Stephanie has worked with numerous international photographers and models on editorial shoots and fashion shows. In early 2019 she launched InStyle Cayman, a platform for
photographers, makeup artists, and hairstylists. Email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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YOUR WAY TO
By Joanna Lewis Facial massage has long been known to help give skin a youthful glow and halt the signs of aging. Now, ageold facial massage tools are back in vogue, marrying the trend of combining skincare with self-care. Old-school massage tools such as facial rollers and gua sha are amongst the most popular due to their inexpensive price point and ease of use, offering a far more effective massage tool than hands alone. Not only do both offer numerous skincare benefits, but they also come with a host of stress-busting wellness benefits too, making them a win-win skincare solution. 62
Facial rollers Evidence of traditional derma rollers – or face rollers - date back to 17th century China and are arguably the most popular facial massage tool, due to their ease of use and inexpensive price point. These nifty little tools look just like miniature paint rollers, with a larger roller at one end, and a smaller
sized one at the other designed specifically for around
With origins in the
the eye area. They are typically made from a wide range
ancient medical traditions
of semi-precious stones, such as jade and rose quartz.
of China and Southeast Asia,
The benefits of derma rollers are numerous,
gua sha, or jade scraper, is a flat,
including the ability to stimulate collagen as well
square like tool made from a semi-precious stone. Jade
as remove toxins from the skin by encouraging the
is the most popular, a stone celebrated for its ability to
lymphatic system’s natural detoxification process. The
absorb negative energy, although gua sha can also be
simple act of massaging the skin with the derma roller
found in a wide range of other stones known for their
also helps to boost circulation and blood flow beneath
the skin, leading to a glowing complexion. They are also
Like its cousin the derma roller, gua sha is designed
reported to help sculpt the
to relieve tension in the muscles of the face, boost
face by toning slackening
blood circulation and encourage lymphatic drainage
muscles and even ease
to help detoxify the skin. Many devotees state that
gua sha is more powerful than a derma roller, due to
So, how to use this
gua sha’s unique design which allows you to choose
nifty tool? First, make
from multiple edges allowing for a deeper and more
sure your skin is squeaky
tailored facial massage.
clean and moisturised. Move
Like derma rollers, start with clean moisturised skin
the derma roller in an upward
and angle the gua sha as close to parallel with your
and outward direction, starting from
skin as possible. Place the fingers of your free hand
your neck and working your way up
close to the edge of the gua sha and then sweep the
towards your jawline, then on to your
tool up and out. Start out slow with just a couple of
chin and lips, nose and cheeks. Always
short and long strokes a few times a week across areas
start in the centre of your face, moving
that need it.
in an outward and upward direction
Gua sha come in a wide range of shapes and sizes
towards your earlobes. Finally start
– which can be daunting for the novice - but they all
at the top of your forehead and begin
typically have at least one longer straight edge, one
rolling from the centre of your hairline
slightly curved edge, and one small curved edge to
towards your temples.
use around the eyes. Ultimately, you’ll want to find one
For an extra boost, keep your roller
that feels comfortable in your hands.
in the fridge, for a wonderful cooling sensation during use and to further help reduce undereye swelling and puffiness.
Find facial massage tools at a wide range of spas and boutiques across Cayman, including at Island Naturals, Body Works, and Botanika Union.
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Healthy and nutritious food neednâ€™t be bland. In collaboration with local nutritionists, fitness experts, and chefs, the team at Bounce has collected some of their favourite recipes that are not only tasty and good for you, but are also quick and easy to make too.
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Yummy vegan cheesecake
During a recent private dining experience, the team at Bounce were treated to this delicious gluten-free vegan cheesecake, courtesy of chef Timisha Edwards of Tia’s Table. As soon we tasted it, we knew we had to share it with our readers!
Ingredients (Serves 12)
For the crust
Add the dates to a food processor and blend until
1 cup packed pitted dates
small bits remain and it forms into a ball. Remove
1 cup raw walnuts
and set aside. Next, add the walnuts and process into meal. Then, add the dates back in and blend until a
For the filling
loose dough forms. It should stick together when you
1/2 cup raw cashews, quick-soaked
squeeze a bit between your fingers. If it’s too dry, add a
1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
few more dates through the spout while processing. If
1 large lemon, juiced
too wet, add more of the walnut meal.
2/3 cups full-fat coconut milk 1/2 cup agave nectar or maple syrup
Lightly grease a standard 12-slot muffin tin. Scoop in a heaped tablespoon of crust into each slot and press with fingers. Set in freezer until the crust is firm.
Next, add all the filling ingredients to a blender
2 tablespoons salted natural peanut butter
and mix until very smooth. If it won’t come together,
1/4 cup blueberries, for garnish
add a touch more lemon juice, agave, or a splash more coconut milk. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. If adding peanut butter, add to the blender and mix until
Chef ’s top tips If the dates are not sticky and moist, you can soak them in warm water for 10 minutes then drain. But be sure to drain thoroughly and pat dry to prevent the crust from getting soggy. To quick-soak cashews pour boiling hot water over the cashews, soak for 1 hour uncovered, then drain and use as instructed. Chef Timisha Edwards is the owner and found of Tia’s Table, one of
thoroughly combined. Divide the filling evenly among the slots in the muffin tin. Tap a few times to release any air bubbles, then cover with plastic wrap and freeze until hard, about 4-6 hours. The cheesecakes will keep in the freezer for up to 1-2 weeks, making these ideal to make ahead of a family gathering or dinner party. Garnish with blueberries before serving.
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Smoothies are a great way to kick-start the day, offering a quick and nutritious breakfast or snack. This breakfast smoothie is packed with a wide range of anti-inflammatory ingredients to help ensure optimal health. “Inflammation is now linked to pretty much every health condition,” nutritionist Andrea Hill, says. “It plays a major role in some of the most challenging diseases today, including heart disease, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, asthma, and even Alzheimers. It’s no wonder that more and more people are looking to follow anti-inflammatory diets and learn which foods fight inflammation.”
Ingredients (Serves 2)
Foods that fight inflammation
1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
Pack your diet with these foods to help ward off inflammation.
1 frozen banana 2 cups organic spinach
1 thumb-size piece of ginger
• Beans and lentils
1/2 teaspoon organic turmeric powder
1 tablespoon lemon-flavoured fish oil, such as Nutrasea
• Fish oil and extra-virgin olive oil
1-2 tablespoons ground flax or chia seeds
• Green, oolong, and white tea
1 cup unsweetened coconut or hemp milk
2 scoops vanilla collagen protein powder
• Cucumber • Ginger
Combine all the ingredients in a blender and process
until smooth. If you like a thinner smoothie, add more
coconut milk or water. Pour into a glass and enjoy.
• Fresh herbs and spices
Andrea holds a master’s degree in health and nutrition education from Hawthorn University. She earned her undergraduate degree in food and nutrition from Ryerson University. Through a whole foods approach to diet and nutrition, Andrea empowers her clients with the knowledge and tools necessary to make informed food and lifestyle decisions that best support their health goals and wellbeing. Visit andreahillnutrition.com bounce.ky | 69
Turkey spinach lasagna
Lasagna is a wonderful comfort food that can feed a crowd and makes great leftovers. Food advocate and culinary entrepreneur, Marueen “Mo” Cubbon shares this healthy lasagna recipe which uses lean ground turkey, a high-quality jarred sauce, and some nutrient rich spinach.
Ingredients (Serves 8) 1-pound ground turkey 1 (26-ounce) high quality spaghetti sauce (look for an organic brand with no added sugars/low sugar) 1 package no-boil lasagna noodles 1 15-ounce container ricotta or low-fat cottage cheese 1 package of frozen spinach ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon organic Italian seasoning blend 2 garlic cloves, minced Salt and pepper to taste
Directions Heat oven to 450 F. Crumble turkey meat and garlic gloves into a large pre-heated saucepan and cook over medium-high heat for about 7-10 minutes, breaking the meat into smaller chunks and stirring frequently, until nice and brown. Add garlic powder, onion powder and Italian seasoning blend and mix together well. Add thawed spinach and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes. Add spaghetti sauce and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Place 2 noodles on bottom of 9-inch square baking dish. Spread 1/4 of sauce on Maureen “Mo” Cubbon is Canadian born with the Cayman Islands being her home for more than 18 years. A
entrepreneur, things started to heat up in the kitchen for chef Mo when she earned first place at the 2013 Cayman Cookout Cook-Off competition cooking for judges Eric Ripert, Anthony Bourdain, and José Andrés. As Cayman Islands Ambassador for the Jamie Oliver Food Revolution, she created the Seed2Plate programme for schools which promotes agriculture and cooking through hands on learning. Mo is also the director at Bestlife, a dynamic international consulting company focusing on food education through unique
noodles. Combine the ricotta and Parmesan cheese, then spoon 1/3 of the mixture over sauce. Top with 1/3cup mozzarella cheese. Repeat layering 2 more times and place last 2 noodles on top. Cover with remaining sauce. Cover with foil; bake 25 minutes or until noodles are tender and sauce is bubbly. Uncover and top with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese. Return to oven and bake for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Note: You can use any lasagna noodle here instead of the no boil option. Note you will have to cook the noodles ahead of time in this case before starting the cooking process
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Chicken fried rice
After a busy day you often just need something quick and simple that can easily be cooked using store cupboard staples. This recipe for chicken fried rice by Nadine Dumas hits the spot. Utilising just brown rice, chicken, egg and broccoli, this dish is not only simple and fast to cook but is also filling and tasty too. Ingredients 4 ounces cooked chicken breast 1 whole egg ½ cup cooked brown rice 1 cup steamed broccoli 1 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
Directions Cut the pre-cooked chicken into bite-sized chunks and
You won’t want to save this delicious fish taco recipe for Taco Tuesdays! Filled with tasty, goodfor-you ingredients including avocado, pepper, and onion, these tacos are packed with flavour. Top them off with plain Greek yoghurt for a healthy meal that you’ll turn to time-and-time again.
set aside. Scramble one egg in a skillet over medium heat with Pam cooking spray. Set aside. Add the chicken, broccoli, and brown rice to the skillet. Mix with the low sodium soy sauce. Finally, add the scrambled egg and serve straight away.
Ingredients 4 ounces white fish, such as tilapia, pre-cooked 2, 6-inch corn tortillas 1/4 cup avocado, smashed 1 cup assorted peppers and onions, sliced 2 tablespoons plain Greek yoghurt All-purpose seasoning
Nadine Dumas is a leading
Handful of chives, chopped
businesswoman and influencer
Hot sauce and salsa to taste
in the worldwide fitness market. Her online holistic approach
to health and wellness spans
Sauté the peppers and onions, adding all-purpose
the globe. Through her online
seasoning such as Mrs. Dash, hot sauce, and salsa
programmes, she offers clients
in a skillet. Add the fish to the skillet and gently
outstanding results and lifelong
mix all the ingredients together. Separate over
two corn tortillas, top with the smashed avocado,
Greek yoghurt, and cilantro. Serve and enjoy. bounce.ky | 73
SPONSORED FEATURE / FOSTER’S
Foster’s Camana Bay Grocery shopping just got a whole lot better
Foster’s has become synonymous with high-quality foods over the decades. Now, due to popular demand, Foster’s has expanded their offering by opening their largest store at Camana Bay, boasting the ultimate one-stop destination for all your grocery needs, and a whole lot more. Marketing senior manager, Julian Foster, shares all the details you need to know about this exciting new store.
Can you tell me about Foster’s Camana Bay?
live cooking demonstrations, product events, as well as
“Foster’s Camana Bay is our largest location with tons
host groups that are looking for a fun event.
of room to feature a truly wide variety of affordable
“Of course, customers will also find the same
everyday brands, name brands, and specialty and
friendly, welcoming experience that they have in our
other stores. All the team at Foster’s work hard to make sure our customers receive service that makes them
Why did you choose Camana Bay, and where exactly is the store located?
smile no matter which of our stores they are in. Pricing
“The store is located just opposite the cinema parking
Republix, it’s $2.99 at Foster’s Camana Bay.”
lot. Camana Bay is a growing and important part of
is the same as well, so if a product is $2.99 in Foster’s
the Cayman Islands and its ever-evolving community.
What are some of the store’s highlights?
Opening this store gives us the flexibility to better our
“Foster’s Camana Bay has an expanded produce
approach to general customer offerings and prepared
department that features fresh, quality produce and
foods while allowing us to continue to offer service
local products, as well as a pharmacy, floral department
that makes customers smile.”
with fresh flowers flown in twice weekly, expanded meat counter with aged in-house dry aged beef, expanded
How about for those looking for food on-the-go?
seafood counter with ice table, nearly 100 bulk snacks
“The deli, Bay Market Café, has a huge selection of
and foods, and a whole lot more.”
freshly prepared, made-to-order, and grab-and-go items. Customers can choose from breakfast and light fare, made-to-order sandwiches with roasted and sliced fresh deli meats, and house made dressings and spreads, fresh pasta, pizza, sushi, an Asian wok and teppanyaki grill, a grill bar, and buffet dishes that are inspired globally. And, don’t worry, the chicken soup you know and love from Foster’s is there too! There is also a coffee and juice bar with dedicated till so you can pop in and pop out without having to wait in the supermarket lines. The cheese section is huge too! The bakery serves freshly baked breads and gourmet pastries and indulgences. We also have indoor and outdoor seating so you can grab a seat and relax with your meal.”
What sets this store apart from other stores? “This store is massive, so that allows us to offer more products and services than we have room for in our other locations. The store stocks a larger selection of specialty, gourmet, and organic products that you may not find in our other locations, as well as fresh pet food and a whole aisle of vitamins, supplements, and nutritional products. Foster’s Camana Bay also has a
About Foster’s In 1980 David Foster identified the need for a modern supermarket on Grand Cayman that provided quality food and a larger selection of items at a lower cost. With the help of his family he opened his first store, The Airport Store, with less than 6,000 square feet and 25 employees. Today, Foster’s has grown into the largest food store in the Cayman Islands and is the island’s supermarket that shoppers trust. Boasting stores from West Bay to East End, Foster’s is committed to caring for the local community and providing quality products at affordable prices. Foster’s offers a wide selection of specialty, organic, local, name brand, and global products at an everyday, affordable price with added services like delis, bakeries, pharmacies, catering, floral and money transfer services. Visit fosters.ky
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By Taryn Stein
some 50 percent more calories on average compared to
Eating is much more than just the food you put in your
20 years ago.
mouth. Many things can influence how much you eat including your hunger, emotions, and environment.
It’s not just our food portions that have expanded, our plates and glasses have grown significantly larger
If you constantly eat more food than your body
too. According to the British Medical Journal, in the
needs, your stomach will expand to accommodate the
1950’s an average wine glass was 180 milliliters, now
extra food, and your body increases the level of ghrelin,
the average wine glass is a whopping 450 milliliters.
the hormone that tells your body you’re hungry, so you
In the 1970’s a dinner plate diameter was between
become hungrier and eat more to accommodate your
seven to nine inches, today it’s around 12 to 13 inches.
new increased eating pattern.
We are visual creatures and our brain will
It’s important to note that this only happens when
automatically want to fill an empty plate, no matter
you constantly over-eat, not simply when you have a
the size. On top of this, many of us were taught to
one-off indulgent brunch.
‘clean your plate’ making it difficult to leave food on a
Here are four thing that can commonly lead you to
larger plate, even when we are full.
overeat, along with tips on how to stop.
Modern day eating Our bodies work on a caveman survival system, but
Our emotions Many of us also use food to cope with our emotions, referred to as emotional eating.
our diet is far from hunter-gatherer. Your brain
Emotional eaters will often use food to help cope
is hard-wired through evolution to crave and
in difficult times, when experience stress, anxiety, and
eat high calorie foods, when available, to keep
anger, or in times of boredom.
you alive during the hard times when food is
Have you ever sat on the couch munching on a bag
scarce. The problem is, the hard times never
of crisps only to reach in and think “whoa, it’s empty,
come, as calories are always available from
how did that happen?” It’s likely you were eating from
processed snacks at the grocery store to
super-sized take-out meals.
It’s normal to link eating to socialising, fun and
This situation is completely foreign to
soothing emotions every now and then, but it can
your brain and it can overwhelm your body’s
become a problem if it’s the main or only way you cope
natural hunger-full response. Your brain is
with, or avoid, your feelings.
set up to reward you when you eat superrich calorie-dense foods, but unfortunately,
this has become more of a hazard than a
The purpose of dieting is to restrict eating. To deprive
help in our modern-day lives.
the body of food so you can lose weight and be healthy, right?
Unfortunately, diets don’t make you healthy. Diets
Not only are calories easier to access,
often make you crave food because your body sees
but our portion sizes have become larger,
dieting as a famine.
meaning we’re eating even more calories
Your body will fight against the diet at every turn,
at every meal. According to a research
and eventually you’ll crack, which is when you’re likely
paper by PLOS Medicine, a peer reviewed
to binge eat. This is your body’s way of preparing for
weekly medical journal, we now consume
the next famine, so it panics and overeats.
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TIPS TO STOP OVEREATING Here are some ideas to help you stop overeating. It’s important to realise being healthy means eating healthy ‘most of the time.’ Being healthy is a flexible ‘most of the time’ approach, not a dieting all-ornothing approach. • Eat off a smaller plate, one that is around seven to nine inches in diameter. Your plate will look full and satisfying when dished up, and if you’re still hungry after finishing, have a second helping. • Cook from scratch using whole fresh ingredients most of the time. • Be mindful when eating. Sit down in a calm space, eat slowly and tune in to the taste, texture and how full and satisfied you are. • Recognise when you’re eating for emotional reasons and find ways to cope without food. • Stop dieting and start listening to your body’s hunger and fullness cues.
Taryn is a trained dietician and internationally certified coach. Through her coaching company, Mind Shift, Taryn helps her clients rebuild a healthy relationship with food and their body, so they can live a confident, healthy, and happy life. Taryn also helps corporate companies transform their wellness culture to inspire a thriving workforce. Taryn hopes to help bring sanity to the dinner table and reshape society’s relationship with food, one person at a time. Visit mindshiftme.com
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Superfoods to the rescue By Stellerie Noyons
Let’s face it, we’re all looking for a superhero in
Probiotic-rich fermented foods are associated with
our lives. Someone to swoop in, sparkling red cape
several health benefits such as improved digestion,
flowing behind them, and help organise our day-to-
lowered inflammation and an enhanced immune
day lives, and, of course, remind us to put down that
system. Include these foods daily by adding a
second cookie. Or better yet, to vaporise the cookie
tablespoon of sauerkraut to meals or drinking half a
before we’ve even laid eyes on it. It’s no wonder then,
glass of kefir with breakfast in the morning. Keep an
that when our paths cross certain “superfoods” and
eye out for locally brewed kombucha – it makes for a
the claims attached to them, we automatically fill our
refreshing drink on a sunny day beside the pool. Tired of
shopping baskets with them. But, unlike the world
plain old Greek yoghurt? Get creative and incorporate
saving capabilities of Wonder Woman, your kale and
it into homemade dips, dressings or desserts.
turmeric smoothie is not going to cure cancer and your acai and blueberry loaded bowl will not prevent
Packed with protein and heart healthy fats, these
That’s not to say foods with super qualities don’t
nutritional powerhouses are easy to add to your daily
exist, because they do, and increasing your intake
routine as snacks or part of regular meals. Add a
of these foods will give your body the variety of
handful of walnuts to breakfast oats in the morning or
nutrients, antioxidants and phytochemicals it needs
keep a mix of pistachios, pecans, and cashews by your
to fight diseases and ensure optimal health. So,
desk in the event hunger strikes. Almond butter pairs
instead of reaching for the latest superfood, stock up
great with apple slices while slivered almonds go great
on these well-known foods and include them in your
on top of salads. Love baking? Try your hand at baking
diet every single day.
some banana and walnut muffins or cashew and date energy balls for a tasty snack without the guilt.
Rich in antioxidants, seeds not only protect against
Juiced, roasted, steamed or pickled, beets can easily be
heart disease but also provide a great source of fiber
incorporated into your day-to-day diet. Low in calories,
in as little as a single tablespoon. Roasted or plain
high in vitamin C and fiber, beets have been linked to
pumpkin seeds give any salads an extra immune
fighting inflammation, supporting brain health and
boosting punch, while sesame seeds are great sprinkled
keeping blood pressure in check. Add cooked beets to
over roasted vegetables. Hemp seeds are a source of
salads, blend them with Greek yoghurt to make a healthy
plant-based protein that can be added to yoghurt or
dip, or juice them raw for a glass full of nutrients.
smoothies in the morning, while chia seed puddings will help satisfy those sweet cravings in the evenings.
Dark leafy greens Kale, collard greens, spinach, and swiss chard are
loaded with cancer fighting compounds as well as
All ancient grain varieties are packed with fiber,
nutrients such as zinc, iron, and folate. Simply switch
antioxidants, omega three fatty acids and protein. And
out lettuce leaves in your salads for spinach or kale.
while they may not necessarily be better than our dayto-day wholegrains such as brown rice, they do offer a variety to choose from and incorporate into your diet.
One of the best ways to do this is by creating grain
Stellerie is a qualified dietician who has called Cayman
bowls. Layer the cooked grains such as quinoa, teff,
home for more than five years. Originally from South
farro or bulgur and top it with cooked vegetables and
Africa, Stellerie has a passion for health and wellness,
grilled chicken or fish. They are also great additions
including helping people make healthy food choices.
to any soups or stews and can even be eaten in the
In her spare time, Stellerie loves to cozy up on the
morning as a type of porridge.
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INDULGE IN FARE FROM THE MIDDLE EAST Argo â€“ Greek Flair + Turkish Bazaar offers a smorgasbord of Aegean-inspired fare
Food lovers can now embark on a sumptuous journey around the Aegean, courtesy of the culinary team at Anchor & Den. Located at the Marriott’s Beach House, Anchor & Den hosts Argo – Greek Flair + Turkish Bazaar, the restaurant’s newest themed night, every Tuesday from 6 pm. Here guests can explore a wide range of cuisines from the Aegean area, including Greece, Turkey and the Middle East. The enticing menu includes a selection of mezze – Middle Eastern inspired appetisers – sharing plates, main courses, and desserts. Tempting mezze items include popular fare such as baba ghanoush, hummus, and tabbouleh. For shareable dishes, choose from mouthwatering dishes such as
“Argo, which has been said to be the first ship to sail the seas, was built with the help of the Goddess Athena, associated with wisdom, handicraft and heroic endeavour,” Laura Skec, director of sales and marketing at the Grand Cayman Marriott, said. “At Anchor & Den we were captivated by the stories of the Argonauts and their passion for exploration. Adventure and conquest really resonated with us. For instance, we love discovering different cuisines and flavours from all around the world and this is our take on conquering the foodie scene in Cayman.”
mussels in a garlic, onion, white wine, and lemon and herb infused broth, fritto misto, and Saganaki Flambé halloumi served with pear, sage, honey and a dark rum
The enticing menu includes a selection of
flambé. For mains opt for a classic Aegean dish such
mezze – Middle Eastern inspired appetisers –
as moussaka or a hearty shawarma, then round-off the
sharing plates, main courses, and desserts.
meal with dessert, such as a fig custard tart with a date and vanilla crust, or baklava, served with a walnut spiced syrup. The name Argo was inspired by the famous ship which took the Argonauts, the strongest and bravest band of heroes ever assembled in mythology, on voyages around the ancient Greek world.
Lee Parry, director of food and beverage at the Grand Cayman Marriott, added: “Throughout the months of February and March , we were experimenting with different cuisines with the A&D Playground. On four different weeks, we welcomed guests to sample a variety of themes including Rockin’ Ramen, Burgers & Beer, and Elevated Food from the Andes. But one theme was a clear favourite based on overwhelming feedback from our guests – it was the evening we showcased food inspired by the Aegean Sea. “Besides being captivated by the culturally rich and abundant dishes from this beautiful part of the world, we wanted to offer guests something that was truly unique to Grand Cayman. There really isn’t any restaurant on the island that offers this kind of culinary experience where guests can share colourful dishes from our Mezze Bar and sample all the amazing flavours from this region.” For more details visit anchorandden.com bounce.ky | 83
A simple way to add pizzazz to your culinary creations Fresh herbs can take almost any meal from good to
rosemary, thyme, and oregano) or soft, (think basil,
great. Not only do herbs elevate any dish, they are also
mint, parsley, and chives).
easy to grow at home, creating a cost-effective way to add a gourmet touch to your culinary creations.
Woody herbs typically stand up to heat well so are often added early in the cooking process, while
Indeed, even the tiniest of spaces can accommodate
soft herbs can be eaten raw and are typically used in
a few pots of fresh herbs, from a compact patio to a
salads or scattered or stirred into cooked food just
simple kitchen windowsill. And, they are easy to grow
too, just make sure they have adequate drainage (terracotta pots are ideal) and plenty of sunshine. Herbs are typically classified as either woody (think
Hereâ€™s a selection of fresh herbs every home cook should have. Whether used by the pinch, or by the bunch, they are bound to add pizzazz to any dish.
Aromatic and pungent,
Heat quickly destroys this delicate herb, so toss it into
a dish at the last minute. Known for its distinctive
powerful punch of flavour,
garlicky flavour, chives are perfect for adding to dips,
so use with caution as
quesadillas, baked potatoes, salads, eggs, fresh cheese,
a little goes a long way.
salmon, and more.
roast meats such as lamb and
pork, but it’s also a nice addition to pizzas and focaccia.
without basil? One of the
Rosemary is widely used in Mediterranean cooking and
most popular culinary herbs
has a wonderful woody fragrance. It’s a robust herb, so
and central to Italian cuisine,
can withstand long cooking times, making it a great
basil is a tender herb known
addition to add flavour to soups and stews.
for its anise-like flavour and intense clove-like aroma.
Add it to sauces, sandwiches,
A staple in any garden, thyme
soups, and salads. Basil goes
goes well with just about any
beautifully with tomatoes,
meat and is a key ingredient in
onions, garlic, and olives.
jerk seasoning. Its tiny leaves pack
and earthy punch, elevating
Oregano is a soft herb which behaves much more like
any dish. Great
its woody cousins. Oregano has a warm pungent flavour
over grilled meats, roasted
with a strong lemony scent and infuses dishes with a
vegetables, and goat cheese.
taste of the Mediterranean. Sprinkle on salads, add to pizzas and pasta dishes, or pop into tomato sauces.
Parsley A workhorse of the kitchen, parsley is one of the most
widely used herbs for cooking as it goes with a wide
range of dishes. Parsley is a mild-tasting herb, so
adds a gentle depth of flavour to dishes. There are
generous serving of this
two types of parsley, flat-leaf and curly parsley. Flat
zingy herb. Mint can be used
leaf is more popular for
in a wide variety of dishes
cooking, as it stands up
both sweet and savoury,
better to the heat. Pair
from ice cream to lamb.
it with garlic, mussels
Known for its wonderful
and fish, blue cheese,
cool after-taste, add
lentils, or simply add to
salads. Alternatively, use
feta cheese, tabbouleh,
as a garnish for a touch
yoghurt, strawberries, and
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Caymanâ€™s cocktail scene is flourishing, with world-class mixologists offering an ever-tempting array of delicious tipples. Located in tranquil Morganâ€™s Harbour, Catch Restaurant & Lounge is the ideal place to sip on a craft cocktail while enjoying stunning views of the North Sound. Catch mixologists, JuanMa Martins and Cory Scruggs, have shared the recipes for some of their most popular cocktails with Bounce so you can make them at home.
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Temptation fizz 1.5 ounces black pepper infused vodka 0.75 ounces lemon juice 0.5 ounces simple syrup (1:1 sugar and water) 0.25 ounces raspberry purĂŠe 2 ounces watermelon juice 1 egg white Pour all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, leaving the egg white until last. Dry shake, (shake without ice) in order to incorporate the egg white. Then, add ice and shake again. Double strain through a mesh strainer into a tall glass over ice.
Lost in paradise 1 ounce Brokers Gin 0.5 ounces limoncello 0.5 ounces Italicus Bergamot Liqueur Dash of Champagne Lemon zest for garnish Set aside the Champagne and lemon zest and pour all the remaining ingredients into a cocktail shaker, and shake. Strain into a flute glass and top with the Champagne. Garnish with the lemon zest.
La vie en rose 1 ounce Cocchi Rosa 1 ounce Aperol O.25 ounces raspberry syrup (1:1 raspberry & sugar) Dash of rose cava 3 raspberries for garnish Shake all the ingredients together except for the rose cava. Strain into a white wine glass with several cubes of ice. Top with the rose cava and garnish with a skewer of three raspberries. bounce.ky | 87
SPONSORED FEATURE / OASIS AQUA PARK
WAT ER P LAY Oasis Aqua Park offers the ideal place for kids to enjoy an active lifestyle in a safe and welcoming environment
Family watersports fun rises to a whole new level with time spent at Oasis Aqua Park – an inflatable playground and obstacle course that floats on the sea. The bright orange, yellow, and white playground is easy to spot just offshore from Eden Rock in George Town. Kids and parents will enjoy the jumping, sliding, tumbling, climbing and — yes — toppling into the water, all under the watchful eyes of rigorously trained, certified lifeguards to ensure everyone’s safety. In addition, each person who comes to play is given a lifejacket before entering the water park. And then the fun begins. 88
“There is nothing better than utilising your own environment and enhancing someone’s experience to enjoy the marine life and watersports on such a beautiful island.”
What better way to get kids off screens, encourage an active lifestyle, and get them engaged in outdoor exercise? They can burn off some youthful energy and spend time with siblings and parents as family members challenge each other to master the obstacles. The highlight of the water park — based on kids’ feedback — is the Action Tower, which has a large slide, and the Launcher, a long, slightly deflated inflatable that allows for just what its name suggests, says the park’s owner, Tyson Tatum. “One person will crawl their way to the Launcher and wait for the other person at the top of the Action Tower to jump on the other end to catapult the next person into
“We do have a one adult (16-plus years) to three
the air to get some real air-time,” he explains. “The kids
children ratio for any child nine years and younger,”
will wait patiently to be launched by either a family
says Tyson. “This encourages the parents to participate
member or by one of our certified lifeguards.” All the lifeguards are trained to the standards of the Royal Life Saving
with their younger kids, which creates memories that will last a lifetime.” The importance of time with the family — and all
the memories that come along with it — is the reason
coordinator, who has more
Tyson opened the park, after selling another business
than 30 years’ experience in aquatics and lifeguarding, conducts
“I wanted to start a new business that had less overhead and also involved family/friends to get out and interact with each other,” he says. “I was driving
Tyson says. All
and deciding to “take a break.”
by the waterfront in George Town and looked over to
the ocean and started to wonder if a company would
completed their bronze
consider making an inflatable waterpark. I did my
level certification, which
research and was pleased to see that there were a few
around that already existed.
international level, Tyson
“There is nothing better than utilising your own
says. This level of experience
environment and enhancing someone’s experience
and training is what makes Oasis
to enjoy the marine life and watersports on such a
Aqua Park’s staff stand out regarding safety on the island’s waterfront. “Our goal is to raise more awareness on the island in hopes of having multiple lifeguards
beautiful island,” he says. Oasis Aqua Park is open seven days a week, except for certain holidays, and can be booked for birthday parties and other occasions.
positioned on all popular beach areas in Grand Cayman,” Tyson adds. At Oasis Aqua Park, children from age six, or a minimum height of 42-inches if the child is younger,
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SPONSORED FEATURE / CAMP SEAFIRE
Camp Seafire features fun for kids, peace of mind for parents
By Ron Shillingford From the moment adult guests arrive at the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, they are immediately aware of the five-star service and luxurious amenities. From exceptional dining to the stunning poolside space, spacious rooms with a view, lush gardens, and an exquisite spa, itâ€™s all there to indulge in and enjoy. And for those who have children in tow, there are resort amenities designed specifically with the young ones in mind. Parents, whether guests of the resort or Cayman residents, itâ€™s time to introduce your children to their own very special programmes at Camp Seafire. 92
While the children are entertained in safe and fun programmes, day or evening, with a fully qualified staff, parents will be able to enjoy time by themselves. Couples may want to have a quiet, relaxing meal at one of the resort’s top-rated restaurants, or perhaps indulge in a hot stone massage or his and hers facials at the spa, or just spend some leisurely cabana time by the pool.
Fun awaits the kids Meanwhile, for the kids, what fun awaits, with team games, Cayman-inspired activities such as making bottle-top turtles or tie-dyed stingrays, a pyjama party, karaoke, or a scavenger hunt. Once they know what’s on offer, youngsters will make a beeline for Camp Seafire. “The moment the little ones step in, they become Kimpton Kids,” says Camp Seafire manager, Jenna Snyman. “They too can enjoy the benefits of Seafire, our team, and our extensive facilities. We have the capacity to offer a huge range of fun and customised services and deliver on each of them spectacularly. “We have an amazing space to accommodate little ones,” Jenna adds, “whether it be enjoying pool fun, a tug of war on the beach, kayaking, crafts, or meeting the popular request for slime, the activities are dynamic and engaging.” Parents and children alike will be delighted to see the lengthy list of activities, as the fun extends to yoga
‘Me’ time Meanwhile, parents can enjoy date night or ‘me time’ with peace of mind, knowing that their children are being cared for in the best ways possible, including security and safety, with CPR and first-aid certified staff. It’s easy for parents to schedule time for themselves and their kids, and to provide the children with some surprises that play time at Camp Seafire brings. Whether it’s full days or half-days, evenings, or hourly, the camp team can accommodate parents’ requests. And, local residents take note; full weeks at Camp Seafire are available during school breaks too, with flexible drop-offs and lunch available.
for kids, lawn games, pool fun, tie-dye or bath bomb creations, beach volleyball, story time, paddleboarding, and specially themed events around holidays. Serving ages three-and-a-half to 12, Camp Seafire not
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only hosts the children of resort guests, but also meets the needs of Cayman’s residents by offering flexible hours, drop-offs, programmes during school holidays, birthday parties, and more. Plus, Camp Seafire can meet any dietary requirements children might require. “On Tuesday and Friday nights we hang out - we do s’mores, crafts, where the kids get to choose what they want to make, we play Twister, we dance, we get to do karaoke, and we hang out together,” says Emily. “Kids with kids - that’s what this is all about.” bounce.ky | 93
your home By Joanna Lewis
Looking for an easy way to bring a touch of calm to your home décor? One simple way is to add a little greenery. Not only does adding plants to your home help bring the outside in, plants also offer numerous health benefits, including helping to relieve common conditions such as stress and anxiety. Indeed, the very act of planting and looking after plants provides relaxing stress relief in today’s busy world. Oh, and let’s not forget that they look gorgeous too, with the ability to jazz up the dreariest décor at a purse-friendly price point. While plants go in and out of style, current trends dictate a lighter hand, with sculptural stems, robust succulents, and potted herbs ruling the roost. So, whether you’re a natural green thumb, or struggle to keep the hardiest of plants alive, here’s five reasons why you should incorporate them into your home.
Healing powers Plants have long been turned to for their healing powers. A 2008 study by a team of Dutch researchers demonstrated that hospital patients with plants in their rooms had lower blood pressure and heart rates than patients whose rooms did not contain plants. Plants are also nature’s air purifier. A study by NASA revealed that houseplants can remove up to 87 percent of air toxins.
Pop a plant on your desk and see your productivity
The presence of plants can help to reduce stress and
and creativity soar. By increasing the oxygen in the air
anxiety while also boosting self-esteem, optimism,
that you breathe and by removing pollutants, plants
and happiness. Plants can also help to promote a
can help improve your concentration and memory, and
general sense of wellbeing. Much like having a pet,
heighten your attention span too. Indeed, a researcher
caring for something living is great therapy when you
at the University of Exeter in 2014 demonstrated that
are depressed or lonely, especially when you see that
bringing some flora into the workplace increased
living thing bloom and thrive.
productivity by up to 15 percent.
Insomniacs or those who have difficulty heading off to
Grow some fresh herbs in your kitchen and not only
the land of nod should pop a plant by their bed. Plants
will you feel a sense of satisfaction at growing your
can help promote deep sleep by giving off oxygen and
own, you’ll also benefit from tastier meals too. Whether
absorbing carbon dioxide. NASA has listed Aloe Vera
it’s some rosemary, mint, sage, or basil, not only do
as one of the top air-improving plants. Alternatively,
herbs add the finishing touch to a meal, but tending
place a beautiful lavender plant on your nightstand.
to the herbs will help relieve stress while enticing you
The herb is well-known for its wonderful sleep-
to experiment with new, healthy recipes featuring your
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