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What is plogging?

A Swedish fitness craze is coming to Cayman.

It’s called plogging, and no, it doesn’t require a trip to Ikea.

“Plogging is a combination of jogging and picking up litter,” explained Plastic Free Cayman’s Claire Hughes.

She and fitness instructor Viktoria Toth demonstrated proper plogging technique along a busy George Town roadside.

“We just said let’s go plogging, and we are just inviting people in the community to come out and join us, to keep fit, and along the way, just to pick up some trash, it’s really simple,” said Ms. Hughes.

“We can basically incorporate the fitness, getting fit, with the environment,” said Ms. Toth.

In addition to the heart-pumping cardio benefits, Ms. Toth told Cayman 27 plogging can activate a few key muscle groups.

“You can work on your bum, tummy,” said Ms. Toth. “People think, you know, you have to go to the gym and lift heavy, and that is how you were going to get fit, no, actually, we need the cardio work out as well.”

“You can get fit, enjoy the outside, and pick up some trash,” said Ms. Hughes.

Bringing your own re-usable bags is a good idea, said Ms. Hughes but sometimes you can just find a plastic bag along the way.

With so much trash and plastic littered along Cayman’s roadsides, every little bit helps.

“As much as you can carry, and then we get rid of it, and that way we can cover a lot more ground,” said Ms. Hughes.

Plastic Free Cayman will be plogging this Sunday.

Lace up your plogging shoes and join them at the walking track at Truman Boddden near the Lions Pool.

The plog starts bright and early at 7:30.

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Joe Avary

Joe Avary

Joe Avary has been with Cayman 27 since 2014. He brings 20 years in television experience to the job, working hard every day to bring the people of Cayman stories that inform the public and make a difference in the community. Joe hopes his love for the Cayman Islands shines through in his informative and entertaining weather reports. If you have a story idea for Joe or just want to say hello, call him at 324-2141 or send an email to

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