Fitness Newsletter 26 January

Commit and continue to improve your fitness, strength, tone, posture, flexibility and stay on track with us in our fun, effective classes – click on the Classes page for class types, times and venues.
All level classes for men and women (except pregnancy)
Yoga balance and stretch

Wow the last week of January already and week 4 of our 2015 classes.

Our January Fitness Lunch is this 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 asap/by Friday am latest 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).


Did you know that…
US scientists have found that holding the Side Plank exercise for 90 seconds, 3 times a week, can help to improve curvature of the spine in people with scoliosis (where the spine curves to the side). Lets get Side Planking this week for this and other benefits.

Your body needs to be constantly challenged in different ways, with different exercises to avoid plateauing which can happen when we do the same thing all the time. That’s why I like to mix things up, no 2 classes are the same and I like to teach Fitness Pilates, yoga, body conditioning and occasionally salsa or circuit training too.
Your body will also be challenged in the HIIT (high intensity interval training) Thursday Insanity classes too (see below).

Breathing deeply boosts oxygen levels in the blood and can help you relax more.

Fairtrade fortnight is 23 Feb – 8 March. By tweaking your shopping habits, you could make positive differences in the developing world. Visit

In a study, people who ate lunch late, after 3pm, lost less weight than those who ate earlier.

Something to think about:
Add more vitamins and minerals to your drinks by making your own home-made smoothies and shakes and add in more vegetables than fruit. I’ve got a nutribullet and use it every morning to make delicious shakes and I like to include some vegan protein powder too and organic where possible: spinach, kale, carrot and sometimes pear/banana. I add some goji berries, bee pollen, cacao powder or nibs too. These really fill me up till lunchtime, yum.

Make fitness part of your lifestyle, schedule in workouts, walks, getting out into the fresh air, join us in our morning and/or evening classes and incorporate exercise into your daily life. If you’ve just joined us this month, “well done, keep going, you’ll soon improve, feel stronger and be able to do more”. If you’re a regular in our classes, I really appreciate your commitment and continue support and to you, “excellent work, well done to you too, keep up the great work (outs)”.

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

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