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Complementary Fitness 1 July newsletter

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Welcome to this week’s newsletter & updates:

As I mentioned last week, we don’t have a class this Thursday 4 July because Dreghorn Loan Hall is being used for polling for the General Election but you’re welcome to join any/all of our other classes this week instead.

Now that the school holidays are underway, reminder that all classes are also ON over the summer holidays so let’s continue our fitness journey together.


I read that a recent UK study revealed that people who consume a highly processed diet incl sodas, things like chicken nuggets and other ultra processed fast foods, foods high in fats and sugars, have a 30% risk of developing dementia.

The good news is that we can reduce our risk by consuming a whole food diet that contains lots of vegetables, fruits, legumes etc as in the Mediterranean diet.

Cook from scratch when possible so you know that’s going into your food and body.

Another thing to avoid is sitting for long periods so get up and move every so often.

In a recent newsletter, we talked about ‘exercise snacks’ where every so often (eg once every 30 or 60 mins), you get up, go for a walk, do some stretches, maybe knee lifts, squats or put some music on and dance.  Maximise your movement.

Optimizing and prioritising sleep is essential for our overall and cognitive health and reducing our stress levels is also critical.

Previously, we’ve talked about journaling, meditation, breath work, time in nature and all of these can help us feel more calm, relaxed and centred.


Be consistent with small changes for our wellness.


I shared this recipe on my Complementary Fitness facebook page a couple of weeks ago.

It’s a recipe that is in Your Healthy Living mag with lots of healthy ingredients in it ie avocado, butternut squash, pomegranate seeds, seeds, greens etc that you might like to try (for 4 people)

Fresh And Wholesome Recipes – Super Guacabowle – Your Healthy Living


I know it’s a few weeks away but Edinburgh Fringe will soon be upon us (2-26 Aug) woo hoo if like me, you love going to shows, taking in ‘the atmosphere’ but then again, if you work in town, maybe not so great.  Anyway, here’s a link if you’d like to have a look/book up.

Home | Edinburgh Festival Fringe (


A lot of you love going to Edinburgh International Book Festival too which is on 10-25 August.

You can see the programme of events & more at

Home | Edinburgh International Book Festival (


From books to quotes:

I saw this on another website newsletter and thought you’d find it interesting too:

“We are like books.  Most people only see our cover, the minority read only the introduction, many people believe the critics.  Few will know our content.  “Émile Zola


and …

Don’t grow weeds:

Youd mind is a garden

Your thoughts are the seeds

You can grow flowers

Or you can grow weeds

(taken from a post I saw on FB @pinkdaisy)


Again another reminder that for the past 2 years, our class price has been £6 but from Tue 30 July onwards, each class will be £7 (because of increases in hall let, website & newsletter platform, insurance price increases etc etc).

As I mentioned last week, when I go to a yoga class, drop in prices are £15 per class.  Yikes!

If I pay for 5 classes upfront, the cost is £65 (ie £13 each) or if I buy a 10 pass block, it’s £120.


Just a short newsletter this week but also a reminder to send me any info, articles, local or other news etc that you come across that we can share with each other, thanks.


How you can pay for classes:

With cash and I’ve always got change

Paying directly on my iphone or

By bank transfer into my account.

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