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Fitness Newsletter 14 March

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Newsletter – 14 MARCH 2016

Fitness Pilates, Fitness Yoga & Resistance/Conditioning Core community-based classes in Colinton and Craiglockhart, Edinburgh
for men and women*

Our all level classes aim to get you fit, improve your fitness,
strength, stamina, core, posture, co-ordination and flexibility.
Commit to working out with us to get results, help to achieve your health and fitness goals, look and feel amazing.

All level effective options shown and given in all classes to make the exercise/stretches easier or more challenging.
It’s YOUR workout so you choose which level you work at.

A list of our current COMPLEMENTARY FITNESS classes, venues & times in Craiglockhart and Colinton, Edinburgh is on the Classes page – click, have a look and join us

Hi, welcome to Complementary Fitness
Did you know that the Easter holidays are nearly here? but we’re not taking a break – we’re continuing right through till the end of June.
I look forward to seeing you and working out with you this week.


Did you know that…
i’m a big fan of Real Foods but am also a fan of Neal’s Yard Remedies too and thought that you might also be interested in their blog which has articles, recipes, videos etc about health and wellbeing.
Have a look at

if you walk an extra 2,000 steps a day (around a mile), you can cut the risk of heart disease by 10%.
I know that a few of you have those activity watches which count the steps that you do daily and that you can review your progress on your phone too. Some of you say that looking at your watch and your progress can become addictive and makes you want to get to your daily limit. Even if you don’t have one of these watches (I don’t – yet), get outside more and walk. The days are stretching and the clocks go forward an hour on Easter weekend.

on average, we’re still only eating 4 portions of fruit and veg a day even though it’s recommended that we eat at least 5 portions a day. Some say that the number should be as many as 10 a day. If you find it difficult getting enough fruit and veg into your diet, boost your intake by juicing or having a veg/fruit smoothie a day.
Add 3 portions of veg ie spinach, kale, leafy greens, carrots, ¼ small raw beetroot, celery or pepper and add a piece of fruit eg pear. You can also add some frozen fruit ie berries or a piece of fresh ginger to your smoothie too and add water, almond milk or other non-dairy milk.
I have a NutriBullet 900 which is great for extracting fruit, veg and seeds into smoothies and the basic formula for delicious nutriblast smoothies is: 50% greens, 50% fruit and/or veg and 2T seeds, nuts or superfoods, water, tea, coconut water or almond milk. Blast away.

I also love to eat veg soups and stews and you can also add beans and pulses to these too to add more protein and make them more filling.
What are your favourite juice, smoothie, veg and stew recipes? – share them with me/us.

Something to think about:
An Australian study found that women who drank 3 or more cups of tea a week had a 30% lower risk of fractures than women who drank less than a cup a week. Cheers.

19 March is National Clear Your Clutter day – see last week’s Newsletter/post or find out more at or on Twitter: @Clearclutterday and Facebook: nationalclearyourclutterday

Jennifer (Fri Fitness Yoga class) gave me a postcard about Holyrood Art Club’s Annual Exhibition which is on Saturday 9-16 April in Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place. Admission is free.
Holyrood Art Club is one of the oldest and largest art clubs in Edinburgh. I look forward to seeing you there.

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 for more fitness and fun