July 22, 2009

Enter to win Sothys Paris Sun Care

For many years, sun exposure has been seen in a conflicting light – overexposure can cause serious problems, while complete avoidance is nearly impossible. Skin that has become tan or darkened due to exposure from the sun has been seen both positively and negatively in society for hundreds of years. Finding the perfect happy medium, popular culture today depicts a “healthy glow” as the best way to show off your skin.

Legendary French skin care company Sothys has recognized the sun’s importance in daily life and as a result has created a new range of sun care products designed to allow you to enjoy the sun without fear of skin damage or destruction. This summer Sothys introduces eight new sun care products under the Cellu-Guard® line, including products for sun protection, self tanning, and after sun care.

Sothys’ mission in creating their new range of sun care products was to increase your confidence when enjoying yourself on a sunny day. Sothys believes the benefits of sun exposure, including mood enhancement and Vitamin D production, can be capitalized on safely if you choose the correct product to protect your skin.

Enter to win your very own Sothys Paris Age Defying Tinted Care with SPF 10. Send an email with your name, address and email to Sothys Summer Contest 2009

Contest closes August 31, 2009.

July 15, 2009

New Kapuala Spa opens in Maui, Hawaii

Spanning over five acres in the heart of Maui’s Kapalua Resort, the brand new Kapalua Spa pays respect to Kapalua’s unique sense of place and incorporates the healing benefits of the ocean in everything from its signature treatments to tranquil seaside d├ęcor.

“Kapalua Spa embraces the healing properties of the ocean and our beautiful natural surroundings. Walking into the spa is like entering an elegant, open air beach house – everything from the tropical wood and sea glass interiors to the expansive views and personalized amenities -- the beauty of the ocean and its calming properties are seen in details big and small,” said Spa Director, Crystal Poe-Cabatbat.

Overlooking serene Kapalua Bay, Kapalua Spa’s 30,000-square-foot facility mirrors its environment with 19 treatment rooms, including 10 outdoor hale (bungalows), three private stone soaking tubs and dual treatment space for couples. At Kapalua Spa guests can take advantage of sauna, steam room, whirlpool and a cold rain shower in each of the men’s and women’s relaxation lounges. In addition, guests enjoy the services of a beauty salon, spacious movement studio, the island’s only spa-dedicated saline lap pool and sunning deck as well as fitness facilities with state-of-the-art cardio, strength and full-range-of-motion Kinesis Circuit System. A juice bar – which will feature natural and organic beverage and snack selections – as well as a spa boutique with skin care lines and gifts, will also be available for visitors.


July 7, 2009

Are Boot Camps the Next New Spa Vacation?

Think boot camp and what comes up? An image from the military or makeover reality show with trainers barking orders at their clients come to mind. Whatever the image, boot camps are becoming the new/old way to get in shape.

Boot camp like programs are appearing at the local gym offered for the after work group with limited time or they can be as comprehensive as the boot camp program offered at Mountain Trek, a health and fitness retreat located in the wilderness of beautiful British Columbia. For one or two weeks, guests transform their bodies through a high intensity fitness program focused around daily high intensity hiking fueled by gourmet cuisine. The boot camp part is delivered by structure of the program: 6:30 am yoga, hiking for 4 hours, and nightly fitness classes. “Our guests range from high pressured executives to mothers, basically those with a lot of responsibility on their shoulders,” explains Kirkland Shave, Mountain Trek’s GM. “What they appreciate is the opportunity to have someone else be in charge guiding and motivating them. They can completely give themselves to the program and focus on themselves,” continues Shave.

The benefits of the boot camp are multiple, weight loss being one of them. The average in 2008 weight loss for women was 5.7 lbs per week and 9.0 lbs for men. Continues Shave,” “Weight loss in the main reason why our guests come here. However, they leave with dramatic increases in their fitness levels such as endurance and strength as well experiencing a reduction in their stress levels. But most importantly they leave with an increase in self-esteem and vitality. “You won’t find our guides barking orders while on the trail, “says Shave, “but encouraging and motivating guests when the going gets tough. They think that they can’t do make it to the top of a mountain and when they do, well, there’s no words to express the sense of accomplishment,” finishes Shave.

Mountain Trek offers its boot camps in Canada, United States and Costa Rica.

FitPath at Mountain Trek

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