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Fitness Newsletter 18 April

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Hi, welcome to Complementary Fitness classes


Did you know that…
because Dreghorn Loan church hall will be used for voting on Thursday 5 May, instead, our 6.35pm Fitness Yoga and 7.30pm Fitness Pilates classes on that evening will be in the Dell Room, Colinton Parish Church, Dell Road.
I’ll remind you nearer the time.

even 5 or 10 minutes of meditation a day can ease any stress and anxiety and make you feel calmer.
Here’s another reminder about

I sometimes make pancakes for breakfast or a snack just using 2 eggs and a mashed up banana.
Just 2 ingredients but they work. You can also add in some ground cinnamon too and then top with fresh berries or a dollop of peanut butter.
I came across this recipe for coconut pancakes and thought I’d share it with you too (from Beyond Diet).
The ingredients are: 4 eggs, ¼ cup coconut flour, ¼ tsp vanilla extract, 1 pinch each of nutmeg and cinnamon,
1T honey and ¼ cup coconut milk.
How to make: mix all the ingredients together and let it sit for 5 mins. Oil/grease a frying pan with coconut oil or butter and place over a medium heat. Pour about ¼ cup of batter for each pancake in and allow each side to brown then flip over to the 2nd side. Enjoy.

we try to stick to a healthy vegan/vegetarian diet and some of the top ingredients that we eat in our diet are: Lentils (a great source of plant proteins, high in fibre, magnesium, potassium and folate),
Quinoa (contains all essential amino acids, loaded with manganese, magnesium and phosphorus for wellbeing),
Beans (high in protein when combined with a grain),
Sesame Seeds (full of vitamins and minerals, the seeds also help regulate blood cholesterol),
Chia Seeds (contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids and have 5 times more calcium than cows milk, rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and fibre – I make lots of chia puddings for breakfast with my own almond milk), Hemp Seeds (packed with protein, zinc, magnesium, calcium and are anti-inflammatory) and lastly (for now)
Almonds (for almond milk and and the almond meal for muffins because almonds are loaded with Vitamin E and calcium and they’re so versatile).

Here’s some organic almond milk that I made yesterday which I’m just putting through a nut milk bag (to separate the ‘milk’ from the almond meal)
Making Almond Milk
and I also made 7 large-ish apple and cinnamon muffins with the meal which are great for breakfast, a snack or dessert
Apple + cinnamon almond muffins
– let me know if you want instructions or a recipe.
I do vary the ingredients in the muffins once I have the ‘left over’ meal after making milk and I also love to make blueberry muffins too.

Core Combat

Something to think about:
I love motivational quotes and thought I’d share some with you here…
* Push yourself because no one else is going to do it for you.
* Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable.
* It always seems impossible until it’s done – Nelson Mandela
* The expert in anything was once a beginner.
* Discipline is doing what needs to be done even if you don’t want to do it.
* The distance between dreams and reality is called action.

Check out my Complementary Fitness youtube video channel and workout with me. Warm up first and you can do 2 or 3 different short videos
Click on the link above or copy and paste into your browser to watch – and join in!

Class costs: £5 each / £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.
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.

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