Fitness Newsletter 19 January

If you’d like to improve your fitness, strength, tone, posture, flexibility, stay on track, then join us in our fun, effective classes – details on our Classes Page
All level classes for men and women (except pregnancy)
Commit to working out with us to achieve your health + fitness goals

Bring a yoga mat and water to all classes along with your enthusiasm and energy.
Lunges with rotation


Class comments:
“I’ve just found your class and after being to 2 Pilates classes now, absolutely love it. My legs were sore after the first class from the squats but proved to me that I’d been working hard. Legs not as sore on week 2 so I think I’m getting better.
I love the exercises, the hall is easy to get to, great friendly instructor, great class – I love it.
Looking forward to next week” KC

“My strength and flexibility have really improved a lot in the Friday Fitness Yoga class, thanks Susan”
Fitness Yoga

“Thanks for all the info in your Newsletters and motivating classes Susan” MS

Something to think about:
To build and improve fitness, you have to push your boundaries. So eg if you’re strength training (our Wednesday 9.30am class), bring and use weights that are heavier than you think you can comfortably manage. Sometimes, it’s good to bring 2 sets and alternate between them in a workout.
Same goes for flexibility: try to stretch yourself (ha ha, like it, play on words!) with a yoga challenge (our Friday 9.30am class).
Our Tuesday and Thursday 7.30pm Fitness Pilates classes will also improve your core (and overall) strength, posture, balance etc over time too. It’s great to challenge yourself and improve – much better than sitting on the sofa watching others work out! Don’t get left behind, do it, enjoy.

Organic fruit and veg are 60% richer in key antioxidants than conventionally grown ones say scientists. They also have lower levels of cadmium and other toxic heavy metals.

Our January Fitness Lunch is on Friday 30 Jan at 1pm I’ve booked a table for 12-15 of us at Michael Naeve Kitchen and Whisky Bar, 21 Old Fishmarket Close.
Get back to me soon if you’d like to join us so I can confirm numbers with them.
Here’s a sample menu (link below) for the Express Lunch, it’s 2 courses + cup of coffee and a brownie for £7.99 – bargain!
How to get there: either come up from the Cowgate or probably easier – from the Royal Mile and turn down the vennel/close where Edinburgh Festival Fringe Shop is and it’s half way down.
If you click on the link, you can also click on Google maps, enlarge it and have a look where the venue is (or just ask me in class). (Thanks for the recommendation Mary K)

Express Lunch For Busy People

Did you know that
Thinking positively boosts your endorphin levels – these are the body’s own feel-good hormones.

You can reduce your risk of a stroke by as much as 50% by eating healthily, exercising, drinking in moderation, not smoking and keeping your BMI under 25 – all according to a Swedish study on women with an average age of 60.

Nicola’s Insanity class is on Thursdays 6.30pm in Dreghorn Loan Hall. It’s a high intensity interval training class and it’s on for 45 minutes. Bring a mat and some water and prepare to work as hard as you can (you don’t have to keep up with anyone else and there are alternatives which Nicola demonstrates too).
The class is only £4 and it’ll really fire up your metabolism and get you in shape, fitter and stronger.

Nicola’s 30 minute Metafit class is on this Saturdays in the Meadows 9.15am. Let me know if you’d like to join us or meet us at Stay Central Hotel, Cowgate at 8.55/9am or Peter’s Yard, Meadows at 9.10am. Everyone (16+ and non-pregnancy) welcome in both classes.

I look forward to seeing you in our classes this week.
Let me know how you’re getting on.
Please give me any feedback, thanks, Susan

PS How do you like the photos?
I’d like to take more photos of exercises etc. Please let me know if you’re ok with me taking (the occasional) photo/s. Let me know if you’re ok to be in the photos (which might go on my Newsletters/website – with permission) or if you’d prefer not to be in the photos, thanks. I’ll ask before taking them.

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