One of Guernsey’s leading bars and restaurants is taking St Peter Port by Storm, thanks to a partnership with one of the Island’s top fitness academies.
Storm Force Fitness has worked with Dix Neuf to highlight dishes on its menu that are high in nutritional value and low in saturated fats for people who are looking to lose some weight and build fitness. It’s thought to be the first partnership of its kind in the Island.
Storm Force will only partner with companies that shares its ethos that being fit, healthy and happy is a lifestyle choice and the proof of that, as they say, is in the eating. Lorna Fulton , manageress of Dix Neuf has been working with the personal trainers at Storm Force herself and wanted advice on what to eat to complement her training when dining out. It was that conversation that led to the collaboration between the two businesses, as there was a lack of information provided by venues to make healthy dining out easy and most importantly enjoyable.
Jon Le Tocq of Storm Force Fitness said: ‘Most of our clients are busy professionals who often want to follow advice because they know what results are possible, but they can struggle from a time and planning aspect. Having a wide selection of both healthy and affordable meals suited to our nutrition plans is a great benefit to everyone concerned as it’s simply a case of choosing your favourite from the recommended list – no thinking or counting calories or points required. Lorna at Dix Neuf has been a great example getting great results herself!’
Dix Neuf, which is owned by Liberation Group, was one of the first restaurants in the Channel Islands to tell customers how many calories certain dishes contained. Now they have taken it a step further by pointing out which dishes are healthy options for people on the go.
Lorna Fulton said: ‘The Storm Force Fitness programme has really helped me personally and I realised that together we could do more to suit busy people who wanted to get some healthy balance back into their lives. What we have done is create menu options that give people a hassle-free, simple way to stay on track with their fitness programme while they are on their lunch break or out with friends.’
Dishes on the menu that have been highlighted as particularly nutritious include Arabic Mezze, Vegetable and Sweet Potato Tagine and MeeGoreng (Indonesian stir-fried noodles with vegetables, eggs and chilies).