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Complementary Fitness summer classes dates + venues in 2 July News

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Hi, Join us from Tuesday 10 July for our Fitness Pilates, Fitness Yoga & resistance/weights classes in Craiglockhart & Colinton, Edinburgh
They’re all level effective classes for men and women (except pregnancy) to help you improve your fitness, strength, stamina, core, posture and flexibility
All our summer class details and times below and on the Classes page of my website.

We’re having a break this week ie NO CLASSES
but we start back next week and all classes will be in Craiglockhart Church Hall:

Craiglockhart Parish Church Hall, Craiglockhart Drive North:

Wed, Thurs & Fri classes are normally in Dreghorn Loan Hall, Colinton but due to maintenance work in the Loan Hall 11-20 July, we’re in Craiglockhart Church Hall for the next 2 weeks now

Summer classes – dates & venues
So again, as another reminder, there are no classes on this week as I’m on holiday but we’ll be back next week, ‘fighting fit’, ready to improve our summer fitness and have fun.

Updated News/Hot Off The Press:
Due to more maintenance work going on in Dreghorn Loan Church Hall, Colinton, ALL CLASSES for the next 2 weeks now will be in CRAIGLOCKHART CHURCH HALL ie on Tue 10 + 17, Wed 11 + 18 Thurs 12 + 19 & Fri 13 + 20July.
(It was initially just to be one week for all classes in Craiglockhart but when I heard from the Hall Convenor re further Loan Hall unavailability, I quickly booked Craiglockhart hall again).
Please keep up to date with info in these weekly newsletters and on my website.

Just to let you know that another lovely ‘new person’ came to our Tuesday Fitness Pilates class for the first time on 19 June and she thoroughly enjoyed the class. She said that she’d been to other Pilates classes before and after working out in our class, said that she “loved it” and “this is just the class I’ve been looking for and will definitely come back and also join the Friday morning class too”. Brilliant, I love meeting new people, welcoming, them to our Complementary Fitness classes and encouraging them to continue to work out with us. It’s great to get such encouraging and lovely feedback too 😊

I don’t expect to have DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness) when I return after having 1 week on holiday but if you’re planning on returning to exercise, want to join us again after a break etc, or join us for the first time, then you’re very welcome. However, if you haven’t exercised in a while, you may feel the effects of DOMS. This isn’t to put you off exercising or working out with us but for your info, I’ve put an article on the Articles page of my website about why we might get it and how to reduce muscle soreness. I’ve re-arranged the articles and this one about DOMS is the 3rd one down from the top.
To read it, click on the + sign and to close it after reading, click on the – sign to the left of the article’s title.

In last week’s newsletter, I talked about stress, how we can alleviate it and I thought I’d put an info sheet about positive ways of dealing with stress on the Articles page of my website too. This one is the 11th article down from the top.
Ha, I haven’t put any ‘new’ articles on my website for ages and they’re like buses: you don’t see one for ages then two come along together at the same time! Ha, enjoy!

Did you know that vitamins, also known as coenzymes, are organic chemical compounds found in food which, although only required in small amounts, are vital to health. They are essential in helping enzymes work effectively. As the body can’t synthesise the vitamins it needs, they must be made available to the body through the consumption of food from a well-balanced diet and/or supplements.

Vitamins are divided into 2 groups: water soluble (vitamins B and C) and fat soluble (vitamins A, D, E and K). The classification is based on how the vitamins are transported or stored in the body.
Water soluble vitamins cannot be stored in the body however are transported around the body in water. These vitamins are consumed with certain foods and then transported around the body in water.
Any excessive amounts of vitamins B and C are then excreted in the urine. We therefore need to constantly replenish the supplies of these vitamins at regular intervals.
Fat soluble vitamins on the other hand are stored in the liver.

Can I be talking about vitamins and chocolate in the same paragraph? Hmm.
Did you know that it’s World Chocolate Day on Saturday 7 July?
The event is dedicated to all things cocoa-based and for me, it’s got to be dark and at least 70%. What’s your favourite kind/flavour etc?
Some of the benefits of dark chocolate, apart from protecting your heart, and tasting good, are: it stimulates endorphin production, which gives a feeling of pleasure and it contains serotonin, which acts as an anti-depressant.
It also contains theobromine, caffeine and other substances which are stimulants.

I look forward to seeing you and working out with you next week (and the following week) in Craiglockhart Church Hall so that we can continue to improve on our fitness levels, strength, posture balance and flexibility together.
So in the meantime, have a great week this week and ‘keep planking’ as homework – you don’t get off that lightly!

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