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Complementary Fitness 13 June Newsletter

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Welcome to this week’s newsletter & updates:

Did you know that: long term gains don’t come from something you do occasionally,

They come from consistency, dedication, focus and determination.


Here’s a quote from ‘the man himself’ – Joseph Pilates:

‘The man who uses intelligence with respect to his diet, his sleeping habits and who exercises properly, is beyond any question of doubt taking the very best preventative medicines provided so freely and abundantly by nature’.


We often do Child’s Pose in our fitness Pilates/yoga classes.

It’s a stretch that helps release tension in the back, neck and shoulders – especially where many of us hold stress and tension.  When we hold this pose, relax into it, it helps to create a sense of calm and relaxation.

Legs Up The Wall: we don’t do this stretch as such in class because of lack of wall space but this stretch is a great one to do at home.

It’s also very relaxing, helps to release symptoms of anxiety and stress, is restoring to body and mind and brings relief to the lower back.  With legs up the wall, it can help relieve swollen, tired or sore legs and feet and it helps to regulate blood flow.

When we start something new ie a new class, we may be a beginner but that means we’re at the start of a new journey and there’s lots of room to grow.

We used to be all scared to eat fat and ‘back in the day’, were encouraged to eat low-fat but low fat products often meant taking out the fat but replacing it with sugar or sugar alternatives.  Healthy fats play a role in many key functions related to hormonal production, immune function and cell structure.  Fats are also important for optimizing performance.

You’ll find healthy fats in omega-3 rich foods including wild salmon and also omega-3 in plant-based foods ie walnuts, chia, flax and hemp seeds.

We also need healthy fats so that we can absorb the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E & K.

Try to avoid trans fats which are processed.


13-19 June is Diabetes Awareness Week.  Diabetes is predicted to become a huge crisis for the future health of the UK’s population.  It’s a health condition that can have a major impact on a person’s life and once at an advanced stage, diabetes can cause a host of other health complications.  The week is about creating awareness and reducing the risk of developing type II diabetes and making necessary lifestyle changes.


13-17 June is also Healthy Eating Week and according to the website:

Each day is about different topics:

  • Monday: Focus on fibre – for meals and snacks
  • Tuesday: Get at least 5 A DAY – put plenty on your plate
  • Wednesday: Vary your protein – be more creative
  • Thursday: Stay hydrated – fill up from the tap
  • Friday: Reduce food waste – know your portions

& guys – 13-19 June is also Men’s Health Week.  Is it time for an MOT?

Find out more at  or #menshealthweek

Looking forward to seeing you & working out with you this week as always.

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