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Complementary Fitness 17 October Newsletter

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It’s the Autumn school holidays but just to let you know that all of our classes are on and I hope to see you in as many classes as possible this week.


Just wondering how last week, your classes, your weekend went for you?


What’s on your To Do list and what plans do you have for this week?

Hopefully, you’ll continue to join us in our fitness/Pilates/yoga classes and if you haven’t been to our classes for a while, please think about returning and join us again.


Just to let you know that we regularly get great feedback about our classes and when ‘new people’ join us, they always say that they “really enjoyed the class” and “there’s a great mix of exercises, stretches and variety” to each individual and unique class.


So again, if you’re thinking of returning to our classes (or want to join for the first time), remember how you felt during and after the class, that you said you had fun and enjoyed yourself, that you felt you were getting fitter.

I know it all takes time, commitment and effort but everything that’s worth while, does and I’m sure we all want to continue to grow and be our best.  Keep moving, keep yourself active and work those muscles, flex, bend, reach, stretch and breath.


I know when the weather’s not great; it’s raining or it’s dark or you’ve had a busy day, it’s tempting to do something else or, not do anything at all.  But we all say (including me) that we were glad we made the effort, glad we participated, glad we stretched, focussed, flexed and extended ourselves a bit further.


Go with the flow of your day / of life and continue to exercise and move your body.

Ok I know that we don’t want to exercise ‘every minute of the day’ or to over-exercise – we need balance in life.  We need good nutrition, fresh air, water, rest, quality sleep, movement, me-time, some meditation/reflection/breath-work and when we factor all of those things in, we can cope better with all the other ‘stuff’ that’s happening in our lives.

I’ve been learning loads in the past week on my Nutrition Certification course and wanted to mention essential fatty acids (EFA’s) to you.  They’re essential for cell function and the only place we can get these EFAs is through the food that we eat.  That’s why they’re ‘essential’ in our diet as the body doesn’t make them.

Some of the foods that we can get EFAs from are nuts and seeds and some cold pressed oils.

Maybe you already know (but if you’re not aware, I thought I’d point it out) that nuts and most seeds need to be soaked for several hours to release the enzyme inhibitors.  When we soak them, say almonds overnight, and drain and rinse them in the morning, you’ll see that the soaking water is brown – that’s the enzyme inhibitors.  The pre-soaked, drained & rinsed nuts are now ‘activated’ and now easier for us to digest.

Fibre’s also very important in our diet to keep our intestinal tract moving really well.

Fibre-rich foods: vegetables, fruits, wholegrains, legumes eg beans, other pulses and lentils.


I love at this time of the year to make and eat lovely fibre-rich, tasty and comforting soups and stews.  I’m thinking maybe a coconut & lentil soup that’s crammed with veggies or a non-meat veggie chilli or nourishing veg stew packed with loads of the ‘good stuff’.

We’re all encouraged to ‘slow down’, notice, take time to chew, savour and taste and appreciate our food – how it’s grown and how it’s made (hopefully ‘from scratch’ if you have the time).  Well, you can tell that I just love food, how it makes us feel and want to continue to find out more.  I heard a great quote the other day and love it: “eat from the earth, not the factory”.


Reminder that you can pay for classes:

With cash ie £6 per class

Directly into my bank account

Using my SumUp card machine.

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.


See you soon


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