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Complementary Fitness Newsletter 18 Jan

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Newsletter – 18 JANUARY 2016

Fitness Pilates, Fitness Yoga & Resistance/Conditioning Core/Combat classes to help you improve, your fitness, strength, stamina, core, posture and flexibility.
Let’s get results, look and feel amazing this year

All level effective classes for men and women (except pregnancy)
£29 for 6 week block of Fitness Pilates / £5 pay as you go classes
Commit to working out with us to achieve your 2016 health + fitness goals

A list of our current COMPLEMENTARY FITNESS classes in Colinton and Craiglockhart, Edinburgh, venues and times is on the Classes tab – click and check them out and join us.

Classes are underway to get you fit so book up, come & join us.
so, welcome to week 3 of our new 2016 Complementary Fitness classes
Let me know how you’re getting with your fitness and the progress that you’ve make so far
Our aim in the following classes is to improve our strength, flexibility, posture, co-ordination and balance.
All-Level Classes for men & women (except pregnancy)

Class costs: £5 each / £29 for each 6 week block of Tue or Thurs Fitness Pilates classes (guarantees place + saves time) / £8 for both Thursday Yoga/Pilates classes /£45 for ALL classes in a month.

If you have any questions or would like more info before attending a class, please email Susan (details below) and she’ll be happy to help or discuss with you.
Also if you need clearance from your GP, physio, osteopath etc before attending any class, please get their permission (written if necessary) first, thank you.


Did you know that…
it’s great to welcome ‘new people’ who’ve never been to our classes before.
Some have just moved to the area or to Edinburgh itself and it’s so lovely that they’ve/you’ve come to join us.
I also really love and appreciate ‘regulars’ who have committed to working out with us and who are still with us on our fitness and health journey together. Thank you all.

exercise is crucial for weight loss, maintenance and a healthy lifestyle.

you can sign up for 10 free 10 minute daily meditation sessions at
After that, if you choose to, you can then pay for a year’s subscription.
It’s great, simple to way to focus, breathe, get some mind clarity and feel better and much more relaxed.
It doesn’t take long but does make all the difference.

crying purifies and cleanses. I once read about a scientific experiment which demonstrates that there are 38 toxic chemicals in a tear of sadness while only one toxin exists in a tear of joy. As you cry in sadness, fear or confusion, you cleanse the body and spirit of toxins which cloud the mind and prevent it from accepting the truth – Iyanla Vanzant. Interesting.

water is essential for glowing winter skin so aim to drink at least 2L a day. Without sufficient fluid intake, your body can’t carry away toxins or deliver nutrients to skin cells. Avoid caffeine in tea, coffee and fizzy drinks which can be dehydrating. Keep alcohol intake to a minimum as too much can deplete vitamin stores and rob the skin of essential fatty acids. – adapted from The Health Store Mag

Something to think about:
Sometimes on a cold, winter day when I’m out and about to order tea or coffee, I think ‘oh it would be nice to have a hot chocolate drink’ but I don’t like the sugar-laden varieties you usually get so I avoid them.
You could try making your own by mixing 2 tablespoons of raw cacao powder (or 1tbsp cacao and 1tbsp carob powder or 2tbsp carob which is a chocolate alternative) into a cup of warmed dairy or almond milk.
You could sprinkle some cinnamon powder on top and if you like it sweeter, add some raw honey too – yum.
Type in ‘what is carob’ into the search bar of your browser to find out more about it.

Capsaicin, the chemical in fresh chillis help to raise our metabolism and core temperature.
Lovely in stews and other dishes and great to keep you warm and cozy in these winter days.

A good laugh and a long sleep are the 2 best cures for anything – Irish proverb
I make chia puddings using almond milk, goji berries, cacao powder, sometimes spirulina, blueberries, bee pollen etc and thought you might like to read why chia seeds are good for you.

According to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, spinach contains compounds called thylakoids that can help to reduce hunger and cravings.

Check out my Complementary Fitness youtube video channel for some short fitness videos Remember to warm up first.
Click on the link above or copy and paste into your browser to watch – and join in!

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I look forward to seeing you this week