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Complementary Fitness 16 Oct Newsletter

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I’m really looking forward to welcoming you and working out with you in our Fitness Pilates, Fitness Yoga & resistance/weights classes in Craiglockhart & Colinton, Edinburgh
They’re all level effective classes for men and women (except pregnancy) to help you improve your fitness, strength, stamina, core, posture and flexibility
All class details and times are on the CLASSES page on the Classes page of my website.


Interesting/Did you know that…
I’m really sorry but at short notice, I’ve had to cancel all my classes this week due to a family illness but hope to be back to classes next week – I’ll email and confirm and update in next week’s Newsletter.

16 Oct is World Food Day, find out more at

and 20 Oct is World Osteoporosis Day so #loveyourbones. The campaign is dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease and the website has lots of info, resources, a couple of videos. NHS website says: ‘The best exercises for building and maintaining strong bones are weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening activities. Weight-bearing exercises are any activity performed standing up, such as walking, running and dancing. When your feet and legs support your weight, your bones have to work harder, making them stronger. Muscle-strengthening exercises are any activity that requires your muscles to work harder than normal, like lifting weights. This type of resistance exercise works the tendons that attach muscle to bone, which in turn boosts bone strength. It must be stressed that all forms of physical activity will help to keep your bones fit for purpose and reduce the risk of falling. Good balance, co-ordination and stamina, as well as the confidence that comes from being regularly active, will all reduce your chance of a fall’.
If anyone does already have osteoporosis or fragile bones, then regular physical activity can help to keep bones strong and reduce the risk of a fracture in the future.
All good to know and remember that when we’re exercising in our classes, we’re not only improving our overall strength and flexibility, but we’re improving our bone strength which goes a long way to preventing osteoporosis, yeeesss!

While on Facebook (I know, I know…) I came across Remade in Edinburgh and in a post, they said that if you have any unwanted furniture that you want to get rid of, you can donate it to The Edinburgh Remakery.
They have free uplifts too and you can phone 629 9358 or find details at

I’ve just donated a lot of apples from our tree and also taken all the apples from my mum’s tree and donated them to the Cyrenians in Leith ( who support people excluded from family, work or community on their journey.
I then found out about which began in Edinburgh in 2013 and they distribute excess food to communities across Scotland. Food Sharing Edinburgh is based at Shrub Coop, 13 Guthrie Street and you can email them at:

Are you going Sober For October? Well done if you are and for making it ½ way through the month and keep going to the end. If you’re not participating, then I saw this ‘funny’ from about the secret of enjoying a good wine which suggests: 1) open the bottle and allow it to breathe 2) if it looks like it is not breathing, give it mouth to mouth! ha

Last week, I spoke to so many people who said that they had the cold. Did you know that a good honey supports your immune system and fights off harmful bacteria. Holland & Barrett have half price Manuka honey deals on at the moment so may be worth investing in and stocking up.

Here’s some great advice: ‘eat right, exercise, be kind, sleep well, repeat’

I also like these reminders: ‘work hard and be proud of what you achieve’ and ‘every step you take is a step further from where you were and closer to who you’re becoming’.

‘one of the simplest ways to generate more energy is to release those things that are not ours to fix’ – Dr Libby

Thanks again for continuing to show up and work out in our classes and I look forward to seeing you and welcoming you to Complementary Fitness again soon.

Contact me by email: (type: ‘Pilates/Yoga or Fitness’ in the heading thanks).