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Complementary Fitness 19 July Newsletter

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Welcome to this week’s newsletter.

Starting off with more apologies, oops sorry about that!:

This time for having to cancel last Wednesday, Thursday & Friday classes and not because of the weather, but because I was unwell.

I hate cancelling and letting people down but I just couldn’t have made it on Wednesday & spent all day in bed.

Hopefully you got the separate emails cancelling each class & I also had a class cancellation notice on the Classes page of my website.  Apologies if you didn’t get an email and turned up!

On Thurs, I phoned the GP and because I’d also mentioned that I’d been coughing recently – even though I said it was probably due to a sore throat from all the paintwork in the house, she said she had to advise me to get a covid test.

We both had a covid test on Thursday which meant that we had to isolate until we got results.  They’d said results would be 24-48 hours so I cancelled Friday morning’s 9am class just to keep us all safe.

Then just after 9am on Friday morning, I got a text to say that my result was negative, yay, phew.

Norman’s result is also negative.

It all means I don’t need to isolate and also that ALL CLASSES ARE ON THIS WEEK.

So I’m raring to go, looking forward to seeing you at Thistle Padel Court & Paties Road Rec Grounds.  Remember to bring water with you & maybe wear a cap to keep the sun off your head & neck and wear sunglasses.  Maybe a spray to keep those pesky midges away too.

Buy and consume as much organic food as you can.  Did you know that a study launched in 2009 following over nearly 69,000 adults over 4½ years, reported an association between organic food consumption and a 25% lower risk of cancer.  That’s worth forking out (if any) extra cost for organic produce.

We’re recommended to eat a diet rich in phytonutrients from colourful plants which contain natural antioxidants to help reduce oxidative stress.

I’ve also heard and read that we should eat protein at every meal to help us feel full and to build up and preserve muscle mass.  If you’re veggie or vegan, or even if you’re not, there are lots of plant based protein sources ie edamame beans, lentils, beans, chickpeas, tofu, tempeh, seeds, quinoa, nuts, oats, rice, pasta, coconut yoghurt, goji berries and veg eg broccoli and kale.  We can also get plant based protein from pea and other protein powders which can be great in a smoothie.

There are also animal based protein sources ie chicken, beef, salmon, steak, yoghurt, eggs, milk and whey protein powder.

A lot of us have been spending way too much time on social media (me included) but it makes us happy when we’re connected to family, friends and those around us.  When we’re connected to each other, it helps us destress and feel part of a group or tribe.

I love the feeling of us all being together with the same goals of wanting to improve our fitness, to exercise outdoors, improving our mood and reducing anxiety and our stress levels.

So with that in mind, I look forward to seeing you this week for more fitness, strength, flexibility, fun and sun in our outdoor classes at the Padel Court & Paties Rd Recreation Grounds.

As you know, when/if the weather’s not great for outdoor Paties Rd Rec Grounds classes I can record a Tue/Thurs class & send the link to you.

The weather was fantastic last week and I’m hoping that it’ll be equally as good this week

Click on the Classes page for our current class times & details for this week & I look forward to seeing you.

Classes £5 each & you can pay by bank transfer (I can give you my bank details), by card machine when you come to the class or cash.

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