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Complementary Fitness 18 September newsletter

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Welcome to this week’s newsletter & updates:

A couple of weeks ago, I did a little survey in the newsletter asking what is your motivation for coming to our classes and gave some examples and I had some amazing, fantastic feedback from you.


5 examples were:

  • “I ALWAYS feel better after a class …… keep up the good work, thank you”.


  • “I enjoy your friendly and easy going approach” (Jennifer Fri class).


  • “My reasons for coming along, and I’m looking to get back into the classes again soon:
  • Overall, its to improve my flexibility and balance
  • There’s a good variety in the types of moves/ exercises you lead us through
  • Its relaxed and quite low key; all just encouraged to do what they can
  • Classes are enjoyable
  • Weekly classes provide a good prompt/ discipline
  • I’m also interested in you weekly newsletter content”.
  • My thoughts on motivation for coming to the classes:
  • “Old habits die hard”…it’s scary to think I’ve been coming to your classes for almost 30 years!!  (how long have you been running them?)   I do find it very hard to change my habits especially when I feel something is useful or enjoyable.
  • You are such a great teacher so don’t ever retire!
  • Health benefits are there too, keeping me moving and stretched and sleeping better too.
  • The friendliness of the class and the community spirit is important too.


And lastly:

  • “I come to your class as you are a fab teacher.  I’ve tried different classes over the years but stopped at you as you are the best one I ever found!

If you don’t find a good teacher it becomes a chore turning up.

I also want to keep fit and get fitter.  I really enjoy the hard classes and do push myself.  I always feel better after every class.

I really notice a difference when i miss a class …..  not as agile for sure.

It’s never a chore to turn up on a Thursday night!

Please don’t stop doing a fabulous job”.

So if you’d still like to email me and let me know your motivation for fitness, for keeping yourself active, mobile, strong etc, then get in touch.  It’s more about YOU, not me.

I’m just there to cheer you on and hopefully motivate you when you’re in class and add a challenge (or 2 or 3 … etc).

And if you do email me, please let me know if you’re willing to share your comment with us – I don’t need to add your name at all.

And no pressure if you want to email me but don’t want to share your comments, thanks.


I understand how important exercise is for supporting our well-being and I really appreciate and value all of your comments and am grateful for them and the fact that you (still) come to our classes.  THANK YOU, it means a lot.

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.


The brain and lifestyle choices:  What we eat, how we sleep, whether we exercise or not, our stress level, the ways we challenge our minds…all of these factors are scientifically proven to have a significant impact on how our brain functions.


I’ve signed up for the latest ZOE study which starts later this year.  I’ll wear a continuous glucose monitor to see how the food that I eat impacts on my blood glucose levels.


If you’ve ever thought about it and are interested, you’d get 10% off using this link

Just to let you know I’d also get a reward but absolutely no pressure at all, honest, it’s not all about that – it’s about a 10% off cost for you only if you’re thinking about it.


Did you know that: studies show that when we cook a starch (eg sweet potato) then cool it, then reheat it, the glucose spike can be lower by 25%.  That’s because during the cooling process, some of the starch turns into resistant starch which acts just like fibre in our intestines and doesn’t turn to glucose.  Aha, interesting.


Doors Open Day is this weekend 23/24 Sept and if you’d like to go along, here are some places to visit

Find a building (


Just a thought: ‘happiness is not a big thing, it’s a million little things’.


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)


Just to let you know that all of our Autumn classes are on right up until 15 Dec with no exceptions (I was going to take a week off in November but we’ve decided just to go for the weekend instead so it doesn’t impact on classes).  That means that including this week, 13 weeks of improved fitness, strength & flexibility, woo hoo.


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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