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Complementary Fitness 11 Oct News

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This week’s news & updates:

Aw we were all happy for, but sad that one of our long-time lovely class members has now left us and moved down south to be nearer family.   We wish Anne S & her husband every happiness in their future and I’m sure they’ll meet new friends and maybe she’ll join another class once settled too.

The lovely, happy, smiley Anne came to our morning classes for years so has built up strength & fitness.  She loved doing a ‘bit of salsa’ with us too.

She emailed me recently and allowed me to share her comments with you here:

I will really miss your classes they have been a big factor in keeping me fit and healthy over the years.  I like the variation you bring each week which means we exercise different muscles and makes it so much more interesting and the hour just flies…”

I saw this great post by @chopra: Your body in meditation

On the outside, there’s stillness and silence

But the effects on the inside include: boosting immune system, reducing blood pressure & cholesterol, decreasing inflammation, increasing efficiency of oxygen use, reducing anxiety & depression and increasing telomerase activity.

Did you know that Buddhist monks have been using matcha (green tea) for over 800 years to enhance meditation (from @omgmatchatea).  I love their matcha tea & drink it every day.


  • You can if you think you can  (so true).
  • Your life is your story.  Write well.  Edit often.
  • Starve your distractions.  Feed your focus.
  • Just start.  Don’t worry that you don’t have all the answers yet.
  • Your health is your greatest wealth.
  • In a world where you could be anything.  Be true.  Be kind.  Be you.
  • Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination.  The best is yet to come.

Info on coronavirus booster

Coronavirus (COVID-19) booster vaccination | The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine (

I follow lots of people on Instagram, one being @esgfitness and a recent post said:

You are never too old to make a change (good to know)

Research shows that many of the changes attributed to ageing are actually caused by disuse.

If you’re worried about ageing, then get active or stay active.

Decades of research now clearly show that regular exercise prolongs life and reduces the burden of disease and disability in old age.

We can’t technically stop ageing but if there’s anything that can … it’s exercise and staying active.

It’s pumpkin season and I thought I’d share a recipe that I came across on for No bake healthy pumpkin spice truffles:

Ingredients for the truffles:

12 medjool dates pitted, ¼ cup almond/other nut butter, ¼ cup pumpkin puree,

¼ cup + 2T coconut flour, ¼ cup quinoa flakes (or quick cooking oats),

1 ½ tsp pumpkin spice, 1T coconut oil

For the icing: ¼ cup coconut butter, 1T maple syrup, 1T coconut oil, 5-6T almond milk.

(ps you can buy coconut butter & other ingredients in Real Foods or Holland & Barrett)

How to make the truffles: Add the truffle ingredients to a food processor & process on high till crumbly and sticky.

Roll about 1T of dough between your hands to form little balls & set them on a plate.

Put the truffles I the fridge while you make the icing.

Melt the coconut butter in a small pan over a low heat.  Whisk in coconut oil and maple syrup.

Slowly pour in the almond milk and continue to whisk until smooth.

Then drizzle the icing over the balls (or dunk them in).

Sprinkle them with some pumpkin spice if you’d like.

Put them back on the plate & in the fridge until the icing sets – about 10-20 mins.

Remember that for each indoor DLH or Craiglockhart Church class, please let me know in advance if you’re coming and I will book your place in that class list for that evening so that your space is guaranteed.

I need to take pre-bookings for every class so I know how many are coming and to allow as much physical distancing as we can.

Please always remember to wear a face covering when entering and leaving church halls and also when/if moving around the hall ie moving from hall to toilets and back.  We don’t need to wear a face covering while exercising.

Please pay for classes by contactless or insert your card using my card machine in class and you can also bank transfer the money to my account too – I can give you my sort code & bank details.  Or £5 cash but card/bank transfer preferred.

Please also ensure that you return your completed Booking Checklist to me electronically if you’re attending indoor classes.

Downloads / Forms – Complementary Fitness

If you have any difficulties emailing your completed Booking Form or printing it off, please let me know.  I’ll bring a few blank Booking Forms with me anyway

I hope that you enjoyed this week’s exercise/food/lifestyle inspired newsletter with lots of links to click on and find out more.

I look forward to hearing from you and also seeing you in Craiglockhart Church, Thistle Padel Court and Dreghorn Loan Hall this week.

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