Fitness Newsletter 26 May

A list of our COMPLEMENTARY FITNESS Classes is on the Classes Page

Classes on till Fri 27 June, 2 weeks break then our 6 week Summer classes below.
All level classes are for men and women
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Welcome to this week’s Fitness Newsletter – you’ll see it’s quite a packed newsletter with lots to read about and learn – I hope that you enjoy it and if so, please let me know if the topics covered are what interests you. If not, what would you like to see/read about? thanks

Something to think about
Scientific proof that negative beliefs harm your health – interesting article

*UPDATED QUESTION: Thursday Fitness Pilates Class/es Times* please email back
As numbers have been low in our 8pm Thursday Fitness Pilates class (sometimes to 5 or 6), I’m wondering IF (not definite) we should combine the 2 current classes to one at 7.30pm from Sept onwards.
So the question: if you currently come to the 7pm class, would you still come to the class if it was at 7.30pm?
I know it would be ½ an hour later for you!!

Similarly if you come to the 8pm class, would you be able to get there ½ an hour earlier?

I need to know asap because I need to let the hall convenor know my class dates for Sept 2014 – June 2015. I obviously don’t want to lose anyone from our current 2 classes though. From those who have emailed/spoken to me, the majority have said they’d still come and would make a 7.30pm class. I appreciate that 2 or 3 may find it difficult to get to an earlier class if they have work/child care issues though – I don’t want to lose you either. If you haven’t emailed me yet, please let me know your thoughts.

As in previous years, we’ve also had one combined class over the summer (on Thursdays) as so many people are away at different times and I’m planning to do the same this year for the last 2 weeks in July and 4 weeks in Aug (17 July – 21 Aug). I think we’ve had a couple of years where we kept the 7pm and 8pm class but the classes were very quiet with low numbers. Our Tue 7.30pm, Wed & Fri 9.30am classes will still be on in those 6 weeks too.

Did you know?
that your abdominals are part of your body’s 29 core muscles, which are located mostly in your back, abdomen, and pelvis. When you build your ab muscles, it’s like developing an internal corset that holds your gut in.
By doing so, you help stabilize your spine, vertebrae, and discs, which in turn can significantly reduce back pain and make it easier for you to lift heavy items, twist and turn, and perform the movements required for a full life.
Having a strong abdominal wall is very important for optimal body movement and gets increasingly more important with advancing age.
You can check out videos online showing proper sit up crunch techniques that we do in our classes and as shown, we also support the neck – yesss, we’re doing them right.

that you can find out what 7 things in your diet you should change to help prevent cancer:

that if you click on the link below, you can see 5 (free) videos on scientifically proven stress relief using herbs –

that there are 10 great low glycaemic snacks, rich in protein, fibre and good fats which may help you reduce your risk of developing insulin resistance
Slideshow and explanations at

that there’s also a slideshow and info about the benefits of avocado on the Readers Digest site:

Healthy Recipe – superfood chocolate pudding (vegan, gluten free)
· 2 sweet potatoes (previously baked and chilled)
· ¼ cup + 1 Tablespoon Raw Cacao Powder
· 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
· 4 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
· 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
· pinch of sea salt
· raw cacao nibs and mint for garnish (optional)

1. Peel the skins off of the baked sweet potatoes and discard.
2. Add flesh of the sweet potatoes, raw cacao powder, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla and sea salt to a food processor.
3. Whip until light and fluffy.
4. Garnish with cacao nibs and fresh mint. Enjoy

Not only does this scrumptious dessert satisfy a sweet tooth, it will leave your skin glowing! Both sweet potatoes and raw cacao are 2 of the best foods you can consume for radiant skin!

Sweet Potatoes are high in vitamin A, which is the same nutrient used in those pricey anti-aging retinol creams. When you consume foods high in vitamin A, your body has a more rapid cell turn-over, essentially replenishing your skin from the inside out. A diet high in vitamin A promotes a brighter complexion and may help with acne prone skin.

Raw Cacao contains many vitamins and minerals, most importantly zinc, iron, copper, chromium and magnesium all of which are important for skin health. However, the high levels of antioxidants is what make this a super skin saver! The antioxidants in raw cacao fight free radicals and repair damaged skin…
Recipe from

Let’s have a think about where and when for our Summer Lunch in June – let me know.

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