Nourish Yourself With Breakfast At Cotton Fitness Club

Posted on June 23, 2017

Words: Olivia Ebeling

Images: La Skimal

Whether you’re in Ibiza on the holiday of a lifetime or you live on the island and are trying to stay on top of the busy summer season, putting the right fuel into your body is key to maintaining your energy when playing – and working – hard on the White Isle. This year, a new gem in San Antonio’s up and coming health scene, Cotton Fitness Club opened its doors to offer locals and visitors to Ibiza a new wellness destination that wows with stunning surroundings, state-of-the-art exercise and equipment and a world-class culinary offering.

Part of the renowned Cotton Group, whose portfolio also includes flagship restaurant Cotton Beach Club in Cala Tarida and Cotton Beach Lounge in Figueretas, the team behind the luxury brand has once again nailed it when it comes to creating a space that delivers style and quality in equal measures. We went along this week to check out the brand new fitness hotspot and enjoy a nourishing breakfast at the venue’s onsite restaurant, which is open to the public and Cotton Fitness members alike from 8.00 until 23.00.

Cotton Fitness by la skimal
Cotton Fitness by la skimal

Just a short stroll from San Antonio’s famous sunset strip and with direct access to Calo des Moro beach, like all Cotton venues their latest property dazzles with stunning seaviews, whether you choose to dine on the ground floor by the crytal clear statement pool or upstairs on the balcony with elevated vistas over the venue and the glittering Mediterranean behind. After a quick tour of the gym facilities, where we marvelled at the outdoor exercise spaces with incredible seaviews and brand new equipment we hadn’t ever encountered before, we took our seats in the gleaming white dining space.

Cotton Fitness by la skimal

We started our breakfast – or should we say brunch at the advanced hour of 11.30 – with a selection of healthy cold-presssed juices. Cotton Fitness Club prides itself on following a philosophy that includes treats in its clean-living regime, so if you’re visiting the restaurant at sunset, there are plenty of cocktails and grape varieties to toast with available, but with a busy week ahead we needed some vitamins. We chose the Bugs Bunny, a zesty mix of carrot, apple, orange juice and ginger, as well as the fruity and vitamin-rich Paradise Cotton made with strawberries, pineapple, orange, ginger and chia seeds, and finally the Immunity Time, a tropical concoction combining fresh mango, orange juice, apple and passion fruit.

Cotton Fitness by la skimal
Cotton Fitness by la skimal
Cotton Fitness by la skimal

The food menu offers a combination of savoury and sweet treats – all made from healthy ingredients using only natural sugars – including both classic Mediterranean dishes and international favourites. We started with eggs, trying hard not to over-order as everything sounded delicious. Our eyes popped out of our heads when the food arrived, the poached eggs and salmon turning out to be a generous portion of three perfectly cooked eggs, crunchy wholemeal bread, a chunky avocado salad to top it with and six huge slices of smoked salmon to finish the creation off with! The turkey omelette was fluffy, jam-packed with ingredients and accompanied by a colourful salad of cherry tomatoes, avocado chunks and spinach. Meanwhile, the scrambled eggs wowed not only with the perfect level of moistness, but also with the superfood fillings which included asparagus, sweet potato, mushrooms, tomato and spinach.

Cotton Fitness by la skimal
Cotton Fitness by la skimal

We also couldn’t resist trying the brie and seeds sandwich, a crunchy seeded bun brimming with aromatic cheese, sweet pear, healthy spinach, tomato, onion, and, to make it the ultimate indulgent option on the menu, truffle mayonnaise. A Spanish breakfast classic, we finished our carb-loading exercise with crispy toast and a variety of flavoursome dips to smother it in: creamy avocado, smooth tomato and olive oil, as well as a more chunky tomato salsa.

Cotton Fitness by la skimal

And – not to sound greedy – when there are healthy pancakes on the menu, you order a stack, right? The spongy, sugar-free quinoa pancakes were a feast both visually and aromatically, served with a colourful array of fruit and a tray of different toppings including bee pollen, chocolate cream made with 70% cacao, maple syrup and nuts. Last, but not least, we also tried the luscious and Greek yoghurt bowl, which is sweetened with the tropical addition mango marmalade with passion fruit and dried coconut flakes, as well as a side of papaya, kiwi and banana slices, as well as a crunchy granola topping.

Cotton Fitness by la skimal
Cotton Fitness by la skimal

The natural conclusion to such an epic breakfast would have been to hit the gym or lay down on one of the comfortable daybeds, but alas, our busy June diary was calling us away to our next appointment. However, wowed by Cotton Fitness Club’s amazing facilities and determined to maintain at least a resemblance of a beach body, we booked ourselves in for a PT session, ready to turn over a new leaf!

Further Information
w: www.cottonfitnessclub.com

Cotton Fitness by la skimal
Cotton Fitness by la skimal
Cotton Fitness by la skimal
Cotton Fitness by la skimal