Fitness Newsletter 27 August
Newsletter – 27 August 2012

Hi and Welcome to this week’s Complementary Fitness Newsletter
We’re having a break this week so there are no fitness and lifestyle classes, put your feet up, chill, relax and have a look at the new term fitness classes timetable below to improve your fitness, health and wellbeing.

Details of COMPLEMENTARY FITNESS classes are on the Classes page:

Remember to *Book your place in the new term 6 week block of Complementary Fitness Fitness Pilates classes starting Tuesdays 7.30 pm from 4 Sept and Thursdays 7pm or 8pm from 6 Sept.
Committing to and paying for a whole block/both blocks up front, means you’re more likely to attend and to achieving your fitness goals. You can also pay as you go in these classes too, just turn up, be ready to work out, enjoy yourself and get fit too.
*Put Wednesdays and Fridays 9.30 am in your diary and attend Body Conditioning and Cardio Fit classes from 5 & 7 Sept too – they’re PAYG £5 per class, no need to book your place.

*Encourage your friends, colleagues, neighbours and everyone you know to join all our classes as they’re for men and women.

Did you know that..
Pilates aims to strengthen from the inside out. Deeper-lying muscles are responsible for stabilising joints and maintaining posture which makes Pilates a very useful method of gaining strength, fitness and wellbeing. Emphasis is placed on a strong core – deep abdominal and back muscles. In Fitness Pilates classes, we also strengthen gluteal muscles, leg muscles and shoulder girdle. Come and join our classes.

Spirulina has 2300% more iron than spinach 3900% more beta carotene than carrots and 300% more calcium than whole milk Talk about a Superfood. And, a balance of body, mind and spirit is essential for good health – @rawfoodbliss

Over the age of 40, you lose 1% of muscle mass a year unless you do some kind of resistance exercise (see you in class soon?).

Garlic can protect your arteries from the narrowing that contributes to heart disease and strokes. It can help in lowering cholesterol, prevent blood clots, can reduce your blood pressure and it helps your immune system protecting against colds and flu viruses.

Rhodiola roseo is a wonderful herb to boost your resilience to stress and anxiety. You can buy Rhodiola capsules from Real Foods.

Health + Lifestyle
Click on the link and watch and listen to The Skinny on Obesity, episode 1: An Epidemic for Every Body – so interesting. Let me know what you think

Wheatgrass juice contains an abundance of nutrients: Vitamins A, B complex, E, magnesium and it’s one of the richest sources of chlorophyll on the planet. Enjoy all the benefits for just over £1 per day (for a single 1oz/28ml shot) when you order from (I bought 6 months worth of frozen wheatgrass shots from this company and have one every morning). Read about all the benefit from the website link.

According to the European Prospective Investigation Into Cancer and Nutrition, scientists think that the monounsaturated fats and polyphenols in olive oil help reduce inflammation in the body and lower the risks of clots which are factors in heart disease.

I shared this with the Be The Change: Invest In You group (week 6) and thought I’d share it with everyone – click on the link

Something to think about…
The definition of true success – “success means having the courage, the determination and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be” – George Sheehan.

If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.

It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before… to test your limits… to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. Anais Nin

Whenever you meet someone, no matter how briefly, do you acknowledge them by giving them your full attention?

I have found that the greatest degree of inner peace comes from cultivating love and compassion – Dalai Lama

Count to 10 (or 50) before doing something you might regret.

Be open to new ideas.

Your life is a result of the choices you make. If you don’t like your life, it’s time to start making better choices.

If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.

Be the type of person that you want to meet.

“I live each day with happiness and joy, trusting that only good things come to me” by David R Hamilton, PhD

PS I look forward to seeing you in class/es next week. Enjoy your week off, rest, recover, make time for yourself, catch up on your To Do Lists, read a book then be ready, willing, able and motivated to join our Wednesday & Friday 9.30 am drop in classes in Dreghorn Loan Hall and Tuesday 7.30 pm Fitness Pilates class in Craigloackhart Church Hall and Thursday Fitness Pilates classes 7pm and 8pm in Dreghorn Loan Hall, Colinton – all start back next week.

Remember: there’s a discount if you book up for both the Tuesday and Thursday Fitness Pilates classes in the same block.

Email me at:
I look forward to seeing you soon,
Susan x

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