The road to healthy living often requires a complete mental and physical reset. For consumers leading busy lives, incorporating healthy habits on a daily basis is often challenging. By the end of the first quarter of each year many have abandoned resolutions that can lead to healthier lifestyles. To combat this trend, Solomon’s Fresh Market launched a year-long initiative called Reset to Wellness, to assist customers in achieving their wellness goals.
The brand, known for its wide selection of fresh, organic grocery options, has partnered with local fitness and wellness professionals to provide resources for its clientele to maintain healthy habits throughout the year.
In-house health coach, Melissa Major said the Reset to Wellness program focuses on contributing to the broader community. “Throughout 2018, our team at Solomon’s Fresh Market will host several events free of charge where the community is able to attend and get the knowledge and advice needed to live a healthier lifestyle,” Major explained.
“We started January with a two-part food and fitness forum for our monthly in-store Eye On Health seminars. Part one showcased five of the leading fitness trainers in the industry — Dianne Gibson of 90 Day Transformation 242, Theo Pyfrom of Wolf Fitness, Dekel Nesbitt of Bowflex Barbie, Donovan Rolle of Jay Fitness and Charles Johnson of CrossFit Potcake. They all came together to discuss their different styles of fitness and the importance of sustainable nutrition.”
Fresh Market customers were also able to gain valuable fitness tips during part two of the forum with an information-packed session on muscle gains by International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (IFBB) professional bodybuilder Joel Stubbs. During the presentation, Stubbs outlined the benefits of supplements to enhance muscle growth and shared his journey to becoming a pro builder.
In quarter one, Solomon’s Fresh Market also participated in the University of The Bahamas’ UBFit Road to Wellness event. Major presented on cancer prevention. At the session, she stressed the role healthy lifestyle choices played in reducing the risk of developing cancer.
“Research suggests that only five percent of cancers are hereditary. That means the non-inherited causes of cancer, the lifestyle choices we make, the foods we eat, and our physical activity levels, have a direct impact on our overall cancer risk. This means that we must be more proactive with taking better care of ourselves,” Major said.
As a part of the ongoing Reset to Wellness initiative, the team at Solomon’s Fresh Market has committed to dedicating time and resources to providing support and mapping out realistic plans and habits for customers to maintain their healthy living goals. Through its health coaching program Solomon’s Fresh Market customers can receive one-on-one nutrition and wellness coaching, learn about goal setting with follow-up sessions to track their progress and take part in individual or group store tours. The program also offers specific coaching for cancer survivors. To set up a free health coaching consultation, call 677-7280 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Olympian Pedrya Seymour had qualified for, and was prepared to represent The Bahamas at this weekend’s International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) World Indoor Championships, but it would have been a quick turnaround for her, as the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Women’s Division I Track and Field Championships is the following weekend at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, USA.
The 17th IAAF World Indoors is set for this coming weekend in Birmingham, United Kingdom, and The Bahamas is represented by a five-member team which left the country on Sunday night.
This past weekend, Seymour competed in the Big 12 Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Lied Recreation Athletic Center at Iowa State University, in Ames, Iowa.
Seymour is gradually getting back to form, winning her first conference title in taking the 60 meters (m) hurdles in Ames. The redshirt senior at Texas won in 8.09 seconds after qualifying in 8.14. She also competed in the 60m, but failed to qualify for the final, finishing 13th overall in 7.58 seconds. She false started in the women’s 200m. It was a 1-2-3 sweep for Texas in the women’s 60m hurdles with sophomore Rushelle Burton finishing second in 8.13 seconds and senior Ariel Jones finishing third in 8.25 seconds.
Seymour and the Texas Longhorns won the meet with 117 points, Kansas was second with 112 points and Oklahoma rounded out the top three with 98.5 points.
Over at the Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio, Carmiesha Cox and Kaiwan Culmer won indoor titles.
Cox, a redshirt senior at Purdue, won the women’s 60m in 7.36 seconds after qualifying in 7.40 seconds. In the final, she was just a hundredth of a second off her personal best time. The other Bahamian in the race, Penn State junior Keianna Albury, finished ninth in 7.58 seconds after qualifying in 7.50.
Cox also qualified for the 200m final, and was fourth overall in 23.59 seconds, just out-leaning her teammate sophomore Chloe Abbott. Cox qualified fifth overall in 23.67 seconds, and Albury failed to make the final, finishing 13th overall in 24.39 seconds. Cox’s performance helped the Purdue Boilermakers finish second overall in the chase for the team title, finishing with 80 points. The Minnesota Golden Gophers won the overall title with 91.50 points. Albury and the Penn State Nittany Lions finished sixth with 70 points.
Culmer, a senior at Nebraska, took the indoor men’s triple jump title with a winning leap of 16.08m (52’ 9-1/4”). His teammate, sophomore Isaiah Griffith was second with a leap of 15.83m (51’ 11-1/4”), and Ohio State junior DaJuan Seward finished third with a leap of 15.77m (51’ 9”). The other Bahamian in the competition, Purdue freshman Tamar Greene, was ninth overall with a leap of 14.92m (48’ 11-1/2”).
Ohio State freshman Tavonte Mott was 13th overall in the men’s 60m hurdles in 8.05 seconds.
Mott and the Ohio State Buckeyes won the meet with 101.50 points, while Culmer and the Nebraska Cornhuskers were second overall with 93.50 points, and Greene and the Boilermakers finished 10th with 32 points.
Brianne Bethel was sensational at The American Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Birmingham Metro CrossPlex in Birmingham, Alabama.
The Houston sophomore won the conference title in the women’s 60m in a personal best run of 7.31 seconds after qualifying in 7.42 seconds. She recorded another personal best in the 200m, running 23.47 seconds for second after qualifying in 23.93 seconds. Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) Latessa Johnson, a sophomore, won the women’s 200m in 23.17 seconds.
Bethel and her teammates Jazmyn Tilford-Rutherf, Nikesha Keith and Ariele Adams finished third in the women’s 4x400m in 3:43.26. Connecticut won in 3:41.12 and the Cincinnati Bearcats were second in 3:42.13.
Over at the Southeastern Conference (SEC) Indoor Track and Field Championships at Texas A&M’s Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium in College Station, Bahamian Jenae Ambrose, a junior at Auburn, was 28th overall in the women’s 60m in 7.50 seconds and 17th overall in the 200m in 23.48 seconds. Their distance medley team of Ambrose, Presley Weems, Frances Patrick and Brenda Kigen finished ninth overall in 11:45.47.
Auburn junior, Xavier Coakley made the final of the men’s 60m hurdles, and finished eighth in 7.95 seconds.
At the Southland Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham, Southeastern Louisiana freshman Kendesha Ingraham finished third in the women’s 200m in 24.33 seconds after qualifying in 24.47 seconds. She was 23rd overall in the women’s 60m in 7.78 seconds.
At the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships in Clemson, South Carolina, senior Kirk Lewis finished third on his home track in 7.79 seconds. He ran 7.81 seconds in the heats. Florida State junior Shaquania Dorsett finished a disappointing 31st overall in the women’s 400m in 59.12 seconds. In the women’s 4x400m, Dorsett and her teammates Janae Caldwell, Kimmie Cunningham and Ginelle Demone were 12th overall in 3:46.16.
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Yesterday the 100-day countdown to Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival began. As I changed out of my street clothes and into my regular workout gear at the gym, I overheard the utterances of some fellow gym-goers. They knew the 100-day countdown was on, and they were getting their bodies prepared.
But even with only 100 days left until Bahamians and visitors take to the streets of New Providence for the fourth Bahamian carnival, several things remain outstanding.
Firstly, only one band has had an official launch event and presented its costumes. Last weekend, Euphoria Madness took over Margaritaville on Paradise Island to show-off its carnival costumes to the general public for the first time.
We have yet to see launch events from the big two bands — Bahamas Masqueraders and Enigma. But an ad in The Nassau Guardian yesterday revealed that their official launch events are both to be held next month. Bahamas Masqueraders plans to launch on February 23 and Enigma on February 24. The smaller band, Xtasy, has planned its launch event for days before the big two, on February 3.
The other thing that is missing is that there has been no real buy-in from government, and that has lots of people worried. But it shouldn’t. The show will go on.
The carnival bands have vowed to gain permission for the road, and we will chip down the streets as we have done for the past three years.
The Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival has received rave reviews from visitors and soca artists who have come to perform. As one of the newest carnivals on the global carnival circuit, that is something to be proud of. But with the government leaving the concert segment completely up to the private sector this year, it is yet to be seen how it will stand up to the multimillion-dollar productions of previous years, the productions that left the country with a “hangover” in its pockets, costing almost $30 million over three years.
The Free National Movement (FNM) government has vowed not to throw any money behind Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival 2018. But that is okay!
Carnival 2018 is sure to see the spawning of fetes in lieu of three days of concerts. The carnival could become a something-for-everyone-type of atmosphere across New Providence, instead of the tailored concerts in a “cultural village”.
It should have been expected that the government could not continue to hemorrhage millions to sustain Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival. Now, it will organically take on a life of its own. And it seems the private sector will have to take on the entire business of Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival if it is to continue as an annual festival. The question is will it grow?
Blue Monkey’s Bahamas Carnival Cruise continues to grow, if that’s any indicator of the interest Americans have in coming to The Bahamas for Carnival.
Come what may, we will bring them to the starting line, turn the music up, fill their cups and show them the time of their lives. So hit the gym, guys and gals – we have lots of work to do.
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Jazz In The Gardens (JITG) is known for its surprises. You go into the event knowing who you are looking forward to hearing and seeing, but you never know which artist will make you a new fan of theirs, simply because of their performance at JITG.
Back, for its 12th installment, Jazz in the Gardens is coming again to fill our ears and move our souls.
This years’ concert is spread out over two days:
Day One: Trombone Shorty, Chaka Khan, Smokey Robinson, Fantasia.
Day Two: Anita Baker, Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Joe.
Also performing are JITG all-stars like Pieces Of a Dream, Walter Beasley, and Avery*Sunshine.