FEBRUARY IS HEART MONTH

February 2018

As many of you may be aware, February is Heart Month, and a great time to raise awareness around cardiovascular disease (CVD), and CVD prevention. Heart Month is also a fantastic way to remind everyone to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved. The most important thing you can do is to speak to your physician about your risks and know your numbers: blood pressure, cholesterol, sugar levels, weight, and BMI.

The more a woman knows about heart disease, the better chance we have of beating it. Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year.  CVDs are the number 1 cause of death globally: More people die annually from CVDs than from any other cause.

For the past 10 years the Cayman Heart Fund has worked diligently in the community raising funds to increase awareness about the risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke.

In honor of Heart Month, Balance Cayman is pleased to have the opportunity to raise funds for this important campaign, and will be offering 2 charity group fitness classes on Saturday, February 10th with 100% of proceeds being donated to the Cayman Heart Fund. A very special thank you to Colleen Mellott, coordinator of the CHF, who will be working with me to make it all happen! It promises to be a fun filled event with prize draws, bubbles, and healthy snacks at 12 pm following the classes.

Classes may be reserved with a minimum donation of CI$25, which may be paid at the studio on the day of the classes or prior. Simply email info@balancecayman.com for more info & to reserve your spot. Space is limited, so please book early.

Please read on for the class descriptions:

9:30 am ~ BodyPump Express Charity Class

Using light to moderate weights with lots of repetitions, BODYPUMP Express torches calories & gives you a total body workout in less than an hour using the REP EFFECT, creating a lean, toned, athletic physique. Join in for motivation and great music – You’ll leave the class feeling challenged and inspired, & ready to come back for more! Wear running shoes and bring your water, towel, and prepare to sweat! This is a charity class in honor of February Heart Month and all proceeds from this class will go to the Cayman Heart Fund. A minimum donation of CI$25 is all that is required to join the class, which is then followed by a social hour at 12 pm with bubbles, heart-healthy nibbles, prize draws, and lots of fun!

11:00 am Pilates Fusion Charity Class

Come and join our special guest teacher, Lauren Chiarello, visiting us all the way from NYC! Pilates Fusion is a dynamic core strength class inspired by Pilates, Barre, & Yoga. We’ll focus on arms, thighs, glutes + abdominals – tailored to YOUR needs! During Lauren’s energizing class, you’ll tap into your inner athlete, find grace + unleash razor-sharp determination. This is a charity class in honor of February Heart Month and all proceeds from this class will go to the Cayman Heart Fund. A minimum donation of CI$25 is all that is required to join the class, which is then followed by a social hour at 12 pm with bubbles, heart-healthy nibbles, prize draws, and lots of fun!

Oh, and don’t forget! Friday, February 2nd, 2018 is Cayman’s Wear Red Day, an initiative to help raise awareness about cardiovascular disease and its effects. Wear Red in your school, workplace, and neighborhood and help raise funds for the Cayman Heart Fund.

Cayman Heart Fund is a non-profit organization incorporated under the Companies Law (2007 Revision) in 2007, with Registration License # 220594.  The CHF is dedicated to educating the public, influencing policy and supporting access to high quality health care through various programs and initiatives.

Contact the Cayman Heart Fund: info@caymanheartfund.com / 916-6324