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Complementary Fitness newsletter 19 June

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Welcome to this week’s newsletter & updates:

Just a wee short newsletter this week but I still hope that you read and enjoy it –


Thanks to FB (Fri fitness yoga) who emailed me about articles in The Times relating to men’s fitness, flexibility and strength.  It said that for anyone who’s resistant to trying yoga, to have a rethink and that 10 weeks of twice-weekly yoga classes improved the flexibility and balance of one group of men.  It was also found to boost mental health too.

The article also said that when at the gym, we should vary the cardio machines as we tend to use the same ones time and again so switch it up, vary and try something different.

Just as weights should get heavier as we get stronger, cardio should be progressed as we get fitter too.

We can reassess every few weeks or so and can pick up the pace a bit or increase the duration of a cardio session by a few minutes to make it a bit harder.


Just to remind you that there’s no class on Friday 23 June however, if you normally come to our Friday 9.30am class, I hope that you can you make it along to one of our other classes instead this week and it’d be great to see you then.


Thanks for your great lovely class comments and it’s good to know that you love all the different exercise/stretch mixes and moves, the variations and combinations.  It’s also good to revisit and bring back exercises or stretches that we haven’t done in a while.  Id like to vary and hopefully keep things fresh.


Reminder to keep ourselves hydrated, always bring water to classes and sip some when we need to before, during and after classes especially in the hot weather that we’ve enjoyed.

I came across a list of some fruits and veggies that contain a lot of water to also keep up our hydration levels and some of them with a 90% – 96% water content are:

Cucumber, lettuce, watermelon, celery, tomatoes, spinach, broccoli, watercress, grapefruit, and carrots.


Nutrients like vitamin K and calcium in kale can help to promote healthy bones.  Kale is also a great anti-inflammatory source and can help support cardiovascular health and boost the immune system.  Apart from, or as well as kale, I’ve read that some of the best foods for strong bones are: spinach, broccoli, almonds, bok choy, sesame seeds, greens and flaxseeds.


Other diary and ‘did you know’ dates:

It’s the longest day & summer solstice on 21 June, enjoy


The Royal Highland Show is on 22-25 June and info and tickets available from


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 (although sometimes, it seems to ‘play up’!!)


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.

Take care, see you soon