Jan 06, 2011|
With the new year being a pretty excellent time to start getting fit, and seeing as this is our fitness issue, what better time to launch your own personal training company to whip those lardasses into shape? Fiji Fitness was set up by Joe Nabou (pictured), a former player for the Fijian rugby team, with the goal of making exercise fun, varied and effective. Sessions take place outdoors all over the city, using the natural surroundings and public-use equipment to get you fighting fit. Hour-long sessions take place from 5am to 10pm, seven days a week, and cost $600. However, you’re welcome to bring up to three friends to share the cost of an instructor. Activities include circuit training, kickboxing and yoga, and each session can be tailored to your needs, whether you’re looking to tone up or train for a big sporting event. And yes, the trainers are pretty tasty too.
Find out more at www.fijifitness.com.hk.
A Weighty Issue
If you’re anything like the HK Magazine editorial office, you’ve been pigging out on hamper goodies, chocolates, Christmas cookies and a ton of cured ham throughout December. But the first week into January and I’m feeling blobby from all the gluttony. Time to revisit my long-neglected yoga studio and turn down the sugary snacks, methinks. But if you’re serious about embarking on a weight control plan, then you might want to look into the Cambridge Weight Loss plan, which has just been launched in Hong Kong by Zest for Life, a weight-loss counseling company. Developed in—you guessed it—Cambridge, England, the plan was originally designed to help people lose weight safely before undergoing surgical procedures. It combines highly nutritional meal replacements such as energy bars, shakes, soups and porridge, with counseling and guidance sessions to help you slim up responsibly. In fact, you’re not even allowed to get your greedy mitts on the products before you undergo a session with one of their counselors. Well, if you’re going to forgo meals in exchange for a diet, it’s best to know you’re doing it safely.
52 Graham St., Central, 2525-7165, www.zestforlife.hk.
It’s all systems kawaii at Lush this 2011. The eco-friendly skincare brand (which you can smell at Admiralty MTR before you see it) has done away with environment-hating bags and has introduced these colorful, collectable scarves which you can use to tie up and take home your purchases—kinda like a hobo, but one that smells good. The scarves themselves are actually made from old Lush bottles, and they’re surprisingly pretty as a hair accessory—now how’s that for a circular economy?
Shop G018, G/F, The World Trade Centre, 280 Gloucester Rd., Causeway Bay, 2890-6103, www.lush.com.hk.
New Counter Alert!
Congratulations to SpaRitual, which has just launched a counter in Lane Crawford Pacific Place. Now you can fulfill all your eco-friendly organic nail care needs. All SpaRitual’s hard-wearing nail polishes are vegan and safe to use when pregnant. To celebrate the opening of the new counter, they’re offering several of their bestselling products at reduced prices, such as their Jet Setter nail lacquer duo, which comes in two pearly pink and white shades, for $220 (original price $320). Or pick up their eco-luxury holiday kit, which comes with an organic moisturizing lotion, a fragrant mist and a luxurious moisturizing oil, all gently fragranced to leave you feeling calm and balanced. The set is $145 (usual price $255) while stocks last.
Lane Crawford Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 3105-1812.