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Complementary Fitness News 5 June

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Hi, welcome to this week’s Fitness Newsletter and I hope to see you in class this week

Fitness Pilates, PiYo, Fitness Yoga & resistance/weights classes in Colinton and Craiglockhart, Edinburgh
where all our classes details and times are on the Classes page of my website.


Did you know that…
As you’ll see above, this Thursday 8 May is the Election and our combined class we’ll be in The Dell Room, Colinton Parish Church at 7.30pm. It’s a Fitness Pilates/Fitness Yoga combo class (PiYo class) with a warm up, stretches, Pilates and fitness exercises and yoga stretching.
I’ve asked (and will make sure) that all the windows will be open for us and I hope that you’ll come and join us on Thursday at 7.30pm

then from Thursday 15 June onwards, there will still just be one combined class and we’ll be back in Dreghorn Loan Hall.
This class will now always be at 7pm (till 8pm).
We’ll incorporate fitness, strength, core, breathing, relaxation, toning, posture, flexibility and fun.
You can refer back to last week’s Newsletter for more info/why we’re changing.

I’ve booked our Summer Fitness Lunch for Monday 19 June at 12.30pm (2 weeks today!) in Café Andaluz, George Street. I’ve been to this lovely tapas restaurant loads of times before (and we’ve been as a group too) and always enjoyed the food, company, service and atmosphere. If you’d like to join us, please get in touch and let me know and I’ll add you to the lunch list. I hope that you can make it. I’m looking forward to it already!

Dates: our pre-summer classes finish on Tue 27 June and we start back again from Tuesday 18 July onwards.

Wondering where you’re off on your holidays this year? Have you been yet and if so, where and what was it like? When are you going and do you ‘have to’ take the school holidays?
Although I’m taking some time off at the end of June, we’re not going away till August. We’ve had a couple of weekends-away so far and in August, we’re going for a 3 night weekend to Dubrovnik, Croatia and really looking forward to that. We’ve heard it’s lovely and the reviews of the city and hotel are amazing.

Quote from the Dalai Lama on his FB page: “Cultivating a more compassionate attitude has the effect of opening the mind. Having a calm and compassionate mind enables us to use our natural intelligence more effectively. Without a more holistic perspective, it’s difficult to appreciate the reality of a given situation and without that, any action we take is likely to be unrealistic and therefore unsuccessful”.

If you’ve got a NutriBullet (or other blender), you can find and make great smoothies, salads and stews and the recipes are at: There are sooo many delicious, nutritious recipes to choose from.

5 June is World Environment Day and is celebrated every year on 5 June to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet.

“Something incredible is waiting to be known” – Carl Sagan

Super Juice Me! – the big juice experiment is 100% free to watch, just click on to find out more

Studies show that the addition of 15-25g of protein to a post-workout meal or snack can boost glycogen storage, reduce muscle soreness and promote muscle repair. If you’re exercising more, you probably need to up your protein intake a little from sedentary levels. In the UK, sedentary adults are advised to eat 0.75k protein for each kg of bodyweight based on the Reference Nutrient Intake. If you weight 70k (11 stone), you should eat 55g if you’re a man and 45g protein daily if you’re a woman. That’s about 2 palm-sized portions of meat, fish, tofu, nuts or pulses.

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