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Complementary Fitness Newsletter 25 January

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Newsletter – 25 JANUARY 2016

Hi and welcome to Edinburgh-based Complementary Fitness

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

All level effective classes for men and women (except pregnancy)

£29 for 6 week block of Fitness Pilates (this is week 4 of our 6 week blocks) / £5 pay as you go classes
Commit to working out with us to achieve your health + fitness goals

For our current COMPLEMENTARY FITNESS CLASSES in Colinton and Craiglockhart, Edinbugh, click on the Classes tab for venues/times and join us
Our aim in our effective classes is to improve our strength, flexibility, posture, co-ordination and balance.

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.

How is your fitness and progress getting on? Let me know
I can’t wait to work out with you this week/soon.


Did you know that…
Exercise works best for lower back pain – according an article by Dr Mercola – click on the link (or copy and paste to your browser) and read more.
Part of the ‘Story at a Glance’ says:’ People who exercised had a 25 to 40 percent lower risk of having another back-pain episode than those who did no exercise’.

Plank Lunge
Plank Lunge

it’s national Breakfast Week from 24 January so remember that breakfast gives you the energy and nutrients needed for your active lifestyle – don’t forget to have your breakfast, you’ll need it. I sometimes make banana pancakes (or as a snack anytime) using 2 eggs and 1 banana. Heat up a pan with coconut oil or any oil and ladle in 2 table/dessert spoonfuls of the mixture until the pancake is cooked on one side then flip over.
Doesn’t take long and they are delicious. You could add some ground cinnamon to the mixture too.

when I make almond milk, I use up the almond meal and make berry almond muffins and have these for breakfast or a snack too. Heat the oven to 180 degrees or equivalent. I use 1½ cup of almond meal (you could use ground almonds), ¼ cup of milled flaxseed, ¾ cup of arrowroot, pinch of ground cinnamon, 4 beaten eggs, a few blueberries (or any fresh or dried berries ie cranberries) & 1T honey. Depending on the size of your muffin trays – I use silicon ones – you’ll get 6 or 7 large or 9 medium size muffins. Bake for 25 mins. Enjoy – here’s the evidence:
berry almond muffins

you can get lots of breakfast recipes at and on twitter at #breakfastweek

and…… have you thought about putting kale into your breakfast omelette ? Sounds healthy and delicious.
This and more kale recipes at

25 Jan is Burns Night tonight – have you got your haggis/veggie haggis?

Something to think about:
Cook from scratch – it involves far less refrigeration, processing and packaging and tastes nicer when you’ve made it yourself.

The active ingredient in turmeric is called curcumin and that scientists have remarked on it’s anti-cancer properties and information is coming through about curcumin’s role in warding off memory loss, depression, chronic illness and more. It has potent anti-inflammatory properties which may ease the pain of arthritis.
Adapted from & more info at

Health Tips

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!

Connecting with Susan
Susan Cockburn
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I look forward to seeing you this week for more fitness and fun