Complementary Fitness News 27 April

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I look forward to seeing you this week.

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Bring a yoga mat and water to all classes along with your enthusiasm and energy.


New Complementary Fitness videos Back Extension mat work Side lying leg exercises
Click on these youtube links and do the exercises along with me and let me know what you think and how you’re getting on too.
Click on the youtube video icons above to watch the individual latest mini videos.
These are also added to my playlist so you can also click on (or copy & paste links to your browser) and you’ll see ALL my youtube videos.

Did you know that…
we can’t use Dreghorn Loan Hall on Thursday 7 May because of the Election but I’ve organised and booked The Dell Room, Colinton Parish Church Rooms, Dell Road (EH13 0JR) instead for our 7.30pm class that night and I hope that you’ll come and join us. The Dell Room is lovely, with big windows overlooking the Dell so it’s nice and peaceful. There are around 3 car parking spaces but you might find it easier to walk down or park in Westgarth Avenue or Thorburn Road and walk from there. You can walk down the steps beside Colinton Inn or walk down to the Royal Bank of Scotland, down Spylaw Street, over the bridge and you’ll come to the church. We’re in there, on the ground level. Please bring your yoga mat and water as usual.
Here’s a link to how to find the church building–find-us.html

Freestyle Fitness Yoga

Lunge rotation

Today is day 27 of my 30 day Lemon Water Challenge which I’m going to continue long after day 30. I found out about the challenge on Real Foods Facebook page and thought I’d pass on some of the claimed benefits of drinking fresh lemon water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach: aids digestion, cleanses your system, boosts your immune system, balanced pH levels, clears skin, freshens breath, hydrates your lymph system and aids in weight loss etc. It’s not too late to start your own lemon water challenge so join me, get some organic (if possible) but certainly unwaxed lemons and squeeze ¼ – ½ lemon juice into warm water and drink first thing in the every morning. Let me know how you get on.

30 day Lemon Water challenge - join me

30 day Lemon Water challenge – join me

Here’s Real Foods article with lots more info for you to read

Something to think about:
Now that summer is on it’s way and we’ve had some lovely weather so far, let’s get back to our classes, to improving our fitness, strength and flexibility. Our classes continue till Fri 26 June so plenty of classes to get us back on track, toning up for summer, our holidays and looking and feeling not only good, but great. Our 6 weeks of summer classes are from Tue 14 July – Fri 21 August – put the dates in your diary. classes:
Mondays 6.30pm Metafit 30 minute Express Workout only £3 in Colinton Mains Community Centre.
Starting soon: Wednesdays Express Combat Workout – details soon.
Thursday 6.30pm HIIT (high intensity interval training – Insanity class) in Dreghorn Loan Hall, class £4.
Nicola demonstrates modifications/easier options in all her classes so they’re for everyone.
Bring your mat and water, wear trainers and improve your fitness, strength and endurance.

Connecting with Susan
Complementary Fitness youtube video channel –
I’ve been adding more exercise videos to my youtube playlist and if you want to see them (and work out with me too), click on ‘Complementary Fitness classes Edinburgh’. The latest videos will be the higher numbers.
Let me know what you think of the (short) videos, thanks.

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  1. Joan Elliot  April 27, 2015

    Hi Susan
    Just thought you’d like to know that my Mum’s cousin drank lemon juice in water for years and swore by it ,she lived to be 101 ! It must be good !


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