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Fitness Newsletter 11 July

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Newsletter – 11 JULY 2016

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

All level effective classes for men and women (except pregnancy)
Join us this week for the start of our 6 week Summer classes – details on the Classes page


Did you know that…
We had a great week in Budapest – it’s a lovely city with lots to do and see. The temperature was about 30 degrees most of the time and it’s really nice to get some sun but also be in the shade at times too. We did lots of tours (spa baths, a walking tour, Parliament building), went to a Hungarian couple’s house for a vegan lunch (which was great, a lovely couple, ended up staying 3 hours chatting too) and also went to Szentendre which was about 40 minutes away on the train – it has lovely wee shops so had a wander round, some lunch and back on the train again.
We’d recommend Budapest if you haven’t been.
Susan in Budapest
Where did you go?
Where are you going this year?

I can’t wait to get started in our 6 week Summer term of classes this week and I look forward to seeing you all and catching up.
I’ve made up new music mixes and although we did lots of walking last week when away, I’m looking forward to strengthening, toning and stretching exercises and routines and hope that you are too.
You can sign up and book your place or just turn up and work out with us.

There are lots of articles and interesting facts at as well as healthy recipe ideas at:
One particular recipe I’m looking forward to making is Avocado Super Smoothie.
Blend 1 avocado, 1 cup of kale leaves, ½ cup each of blueberries and fresh pineapple, 1 cup spinach, ½ sliced cucumber & 1 cup unsweetened coconut water. Use organic ingredients where possible. Blend and pour into 2 glasses and serve immediately. Yum and great pre or post-exercise too.

There are also lots of articles, recipes etc at

Leg cramps and muscle spasms can sometimes be a result of low magnesium levels. Natural sources in your diet are found in nuts (especially almonds), legumes, seeds, wholegrain cereals, broccoli, spinach, fish and dairy as well dark chocolate (I’m on it).
Magnesium has to work hard in our bodies as it regulates nerves, digestion, blood sugar levels, muscle function, blood pressure and heart beat. Our bodies contain around 5 tsp of it which is mostly found in our skeletons as magnesium helps support bone structure along with calcium. Adding magnesium flakes to a bath and have a soak can also help.

Something to think about:
“don’t get discouraged: it is often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock” – unknown

“soon, when all is well, you’re going to look back on this period of your life and be so glad that you never gave up” –

“You can be a good person with a kind heart and still say no” #PeacefulMindPeacefulLife

If you’re thirsty and find it hard to concentrate, you might be dehydrated.
Up to 60% of our body weight is water and our brains are actually 70% water.
The definition of dehydration is when you lose more than 2% of your body weight.
You can lose water through exercising, breathing, sweating and urinating.
Drink plenty of water throughout the day, sip during exercise and keep your hydration levels up.

Work out with me by clicking on short videos on my Complementary Fitness youtube video channel at
Click on the link above or copy and paste into your browser to watch – and join in!

Class costs: £5 each / in our new Summer 6 week block from Tue 12 + Thurs 14 July, you might want to opt to pay £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.

Connecting with Susan

I look forward to seeing you this week for summer fitness and fun