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Complementary Fitness 11 Sept newsletter

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Welcome to this week’s newsletter & updates:

We’re just returning from a long weekend in a lovely lodge near Kenmore.  We went with Steven and my sister Alison who lost her husband a year ago.  We’d been to the lodge many times and love the area around Kenmore, Aberfeldy, Pitlochry etc.  We chilled out, relaxed and went for some relaxing enjoyable walks.

Yesterday, we went for a 3 course Sunday lunch to Saorsa which is a vegan hotel and restaurant in Pitlochry and lunch was amazing and delicious.


Just to let you know that our daughter Nicola is raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy charity (my brother-in-law Gordon had muscular dystrophy and my sister Alison was his full-time carer).  Nicola has raised a lot of money for the charity and has a Just Giving page and raised over double what she initially anticipated she would which is fantastic.

Nicola and her story were featured in the Stirling Observer and Daily Record papers recently too.  Nicola is doing the Scottish Half Marathon on 24 Sept in memory of Gordon and to support anyone living with this muscle-wasting or weakening condition.

Steven is also doing the half marathon and although he didn’t get sponsorship, he’s doing it in support of Alison, Gordon and Nicola too.  We’re so proud of them Nic & Steven.

Health investment:

In a recent tweet that I read (@drjamesdinic)

The doc says we should treat our health like investing and to do this, we can create a portfolio of healthy habits:

  • Hydrate properly
  • Walk outside daily
  • Eat high protein foods
  • Lift weights 3-5 times a week
  • Get morning and evening sunlight
  • Sleep 7+ hours each night.


These are daily deposits for a healthy life.


Dr DiNicolantonio has a book called The Obesity Fix which he says is the ultimate guide to healthy eating and weight loss.  It’s about how to beat food cravings, lose weight and gain energy.


I forgot to mention last week but you may be aware that September is the month that we celebrate all things organic.  Organic September is an annual campaign organised by the Soil Association to raise awareness about organic farming, production and to promote the benefits of organic products and how we can contribute to a more sustainable food system.  I hadn’t known this but this year marks 50 years of organic certification and this year, the campaign’s key aim is to raise awareness of the role farming and our food systems play in the climate and nature crisis.


I have mentioned before that I love matcha green tea but just to let you know that are offering a 20% off code (not on accessories tho) at the checkout and the code is: organic2023


Also did you know that September is apparently known as the month of “new beginnings”. Change and freshness are in the air – I’ve definitely felt it cooler during the day and in the evenings recently (although we have had some late August/beginning of Sept lovely weather too).


From another post that I read recently: ‘life is not about comparing yourself to anyone else; it’s about measuring yourself compared to who you were yesterday’.

We’re all doing the best we can, we’ve all got ‘stuff’ going on, things that get in the way of our plans but that’s life; all ups and downs, variety, challenges but stay on the path, keep going strong and be flexible enough to adapt.

And, just to let you know that I’m here to support you.


Change though: is there a healthy habit you’d like to kick start?

Something new that makes you feel good?

Did you know that exercise releases endorphins and makes us feel good so I hope that you’ll either decide to join our classes or that you’ll come back and continue to join us on our fitness and wellness journey.

Each day is a new beginning so let’s continue to grow and progress together.


I can’t wait to continue to exercise together so we can all benefit from fitness, movement and activity, improving our body and mind connections and to each other.


I hope that you’ll still be ‘on board’ and that you’ll join us this week/soon – even if you haven’t been to our classes before or haven’t been in a while.

September is a good time to start or re-start (and continue)


Easiest and best way that you can pay for classes:

  • With cash ie £6 per class (always best and I have change)
  • Directly into my bank account (if you don’t have my details, email me and I can give you my sort code & business account number).
  • Alternatively, using my SumUp card machine (although sometimes, it seems to ‘play up’!!)


Remember to let me know if you have any comments, news and keep me updated with anything that’s happening with you ie health-related stuff, goals, achievements etc.

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