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Complementary Fitness 15 August Newsletter

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Welcome to this week’s newsletter & updates:

Schools should be back this week after the summer holidays.

In many ways, the last 5 years have flown by and our wee granddaughter is starting school and going into P1 from Wednesday onwards.  She’ll love it.

Anyway, I hope that you’ve had a great summer so far and if your kids/grandkids are heading back to school, I look forward to seeing you in classes this week.


You may have noticed that I bought a couple of new pairs of Vivobarefoot shoes mainly for our fitness Pilates and yoga classes (my new light blue ones and a white pair).

I just love, love, love Vivos and would thoroughly recommend them because they’re so comfortable and great for feet.

Did you know that our feet are amazing and each foot has 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments and keeping them healthy is important.

Learn why and barefoot benefits here: Why Barefoot | Vivobarefoot


Apart from classes, I’ve also worn my new blue ones (that I mentioned above) with a long floaty blue dress that I bought a few months ago from Sweaty Betty (SB) for wearing out in the evenings when in Club La Santa but I had the dress & shoes on at the weekend when the weather was glorious, hot and we were out for lunch (a delicious pizza from Matto Pizza, Morningside Road).

Again, I have to say that the shoes were soooo comfortable for walking around in


Here’s a 20% off code for Vivobarefoot adult & kids shoes & boots if you’re interested

  1. Rangan Chatterjee’s feel better, live more podcast | Vivobarefoot

Or if you go to and type in LIVE20 in the discount code, you’ll get 20% off.


You’ll know that I’m a big fan of SB’s leggings, shorts, tops, yoga mats etc, well, I’ve just found out that they have an Insiders Loyalty Programme starting today for a week (15-21 Aug) if you’re ready for rewards.  I’ve just signed up.

On the website it says you get “the inside scoop on our hottest new drops, early sale access, a special birthday treat and more, all year round.  Plus Insiders Week means 7 days of unmissable rewards, exclusively for our Insiders loyalty members”.

Find out more/sign up at

SB Insiders | Sign Up For Sweaty Betty Insiders |

I’ve mentioned before and you might remember that I often order nut butters, chia seeds etc from so just to let you know that until tomorrow (Tue 16/8), if you spend £35+, you can get free shipping which is a saving of £3.49 which helps with ever increasing prices of healthy foods.


A Fringe show recommendation: Cirque Berserk

The only Fringe show I’ve seen (so far this year and for the 2nd time) has been Cirque Berserk on at EICC.

Thanks to Bryce (Tue class) who also went and took a video of some of the highlights for you to see if you’re thinking of going/getting booked up.

(1) Cirque Berserk , Edinburgh, 12th August 2022 – YouTube


Up & Coming locally:

Art In The Park is on in Spylaw Park 12-5pm on Saturday 3 September with art & craft stalls, live entertainment, kidzone, pop-up bar etc.  Info at

(an alternative date, if the weather’s not great, is 10/9).


Well not much fitness-benefit-related info in this week’s fitness newsletter but lots of recommendations and insights which I hope that you found useful.


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


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