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Complementary Fitness 22 May newsletter

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Welcome to this week’s newsletter & updates:

It was good to be back last week and to see you and exercise and stretch with you.

If you were away and I didn’t see you, I look forward to seeing you this week/soon.


I’m glad that the weather’s warming up and it’s been good to be able to get into the garden and get some weeding done, grass cut and have a tidy up.

It’s all exercise and I find it therapeutic too, even though it can be tiring, especially if we keep going and think: “I’ll just do a bit more”.  There’s always another day.

Plus, you always feel that you have to continually keep it tidy etc and try and do your bit when you can which can be weather-dependent too!


I’m not a gardener unlike many of you but still enjoy seeing some colour in the garden and like when the grass (aka moss) is cut .  Note: must get the rake out one of these days to scarify and remove the moss).


Like everything that’s worth ‘keeping on top of’, it’s just that: keep going, doesn’t have to be ‘all or nothing’ but have a plan and do our best, do what we can.

It’s the same with exercise and movement.

If we have a break, a holiday or have been unwell and want to get back to exercise, some stretching, build up strength again, then start somewhere.

Make a plan to join a class (hopefully join our classes), get out for a walk, get out into nature, look into starting a Couch to 5K plan, take the dog for a walk (or borrow one) or what ever you want to do.

It can help to get a friend involved too so we’re more accountable to each other and we can encourage each other.

I read a report on a study about chronic pain and exercise as an intervention and the highlights reported:

  • Chronic pain is pain that is experienced for longer than 3 months.
  • Exercise interventions longer than 12 weeks improve brain function and pain perception in those suffering from chronic pain.
  • Changes in brain function may be responsible for improvements in the subjective experience of chronic pain post-exercise intervention.
  • Exercise may represent a cost-effective therapy for managing chronic pain via its positive influence on brain function.


Some of you told me at the end of last week that you had some niggles and aches in your low back and that exercise and stretching definitely helps – it’s good to know.


So, more of the same this week even though all classes are different and unique – just like us.

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.

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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