Whether it be freedom from pandemic restrictions and lock-downs, or interest in leading healthier lifestyles, there seems to be a renewed thrust into holistic wellness in the country.
Fitness and holistic wellness
From the Sanskrit word ‘yuj’ which means union or join, comes ‘yoga’ and every year on June 21st, you will find people across the islands coming together to practise the ancient art, especially on the Chaguaramas Boardwalk. It’s part of the International Yoga Day celebrations that help spread awareness of physical and mental benefits. Whether it be freedom from pandemic restrictions and lock -downs, or interest in leading healthier lifestyles, there seems to be a renewed thrust into holistic wellness in the country. Many gyms, health and yoga studios offer mostly Hatha and Raja Yoga classes. But aside from yoga studios, Zumba, aerobics and swimming classes are also offered at locations throughout the country. There are so many choices, you may prefer trekking around the Queen’s Park Savannah, or taking a stroll through the Botanical Gardens, simply enjoying the fresh air.
Many people in T&T strive to eat healthily, fresh, local produce which can be found at many malls, markets and roadside stalls (check for vendor health badges for prepared foods). Fresh or frozen vegetables and fruits are readily available; it’s easy to find fresh fruit punches, coconut water, smoothies, local yogurts, healthy baked goods and a wide range of savoury foods on sale.
When it comes to outer beauty, certified hairdressers, makeup artists, aestheticians, and even cosmetic procedures are readily available. At beauty havens, like La Mer Day Spa, you can choose from massages, steam showers, specialised facial treatments, detoxifying body scrubs, nail treatments, cupping, reflexology, and other services. Furthermore, quality makeup brands can be found at various malls throughout T&T.