Complementary Fitness Logo

Fitness Newsletter 27 January

Complementary Fitness Logo
Newsletter – 27 JANUARY 2014

Current COMPLEMENTARY FITNESS details on the Classes Page
Commit to joining us to achieve your health + fitness goals


Firstly – Thank You
To all the ‘new people’ (and ‘returning people’) who joined our classes last week – it’s great to welcome you and have you in our classes. I love when new people come to our classes so thanks for choosing to work out with us.
Thank You also to ‘our regulars’ who show up week after week and who work out with us to improve their strength, tone and flexibility. You’re amazing.
The classes wouldn’t be the same without you.

Fitness, Exercise and Health stuff
Get back on track ….

Exercise is important to boost metabolism and release mood-lifting endorphins. I know that it’s a thought sometimes to exercise on cold, dark, winter mornings or evenings – even in the Loan Hall/Craiglockhart Hall but … if you do, you’ll definitely feel all the better for it. I love the fun, friendly community feel of our classes, it’s great to chat and catch up with everyone.

Something to think about
Anything less than a loving thought is toxic to mind, body and spirit – Peter Ragnar

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it’ll take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway – Earl Nightingale

Sleep well – getting enough sleep is key to good health and healing. When you’re at rest, your body is doing it’s regeneration and repair work so make sure that you’re getting at least 8 hours sleep a night.

Super greens banana and date smoothie recipe:
200-250ml almond milk, 1 banana, 2 fresh dates, 1 cup fresh (organic) spinach leaves, 1 serving vanilla plant-based protein powder and a serving of supergreens powder (I use Sun Warrior protein from or buy it from Real Foods/Hanover St Health Store). Have a look at the various ‘supergreens’ products eg Greens For Life or Greener Grasses and others also from Aggressive Health for the nutrient benefits
Blend this smoothie mix – it’s immune fighting and energy boosting and is bursting with phytonutrients, enzymes, amino acids, vitamins and minerals.

Choose natural, organic vegetables to help eliminate chemicals such as GMO’s, pesticides, preservatives, stabilisers, artificial colours and flavourings from your diet and body.

Did you know?
that Nicola and Stay Central Hotel have their first review – all about Nicola’s Running Club and her Urban Gym Workout. You can read all about it here:

that you can buy reduced cost tickets for this year’s Foodies Festival which is in Inverleith Park on Fri 8, Sat 9 + Sun 10 August. If you book by 3 Feb, quoting EB241 you’ll receive two standard tickets for £10 or two VIP tickets for £35, a saving of up to £55

Diary Date/Advance Notice
Ramp Up The Red fundraising class on Friday 7 February 9.30am
As usual, we’ll be raising money for British Heart Foundation’s Ramp Up The Red Day on 7 Feb.
We’ll have our Fitness Yoga Stretch class at 9.30am in Dreghorn Loan Hall and I’d encourage you to wear anything/everything red that day in class.
I’ve started a Just Giving Page for the event and even if you can’t attend our fundraising class on 7/2, you can still donate at
I will also have a money box for cash donations too. Are you red-dy?

Email me at:
I look forward to seeing you in class/es this week/soon.

Lastly: Let me know how you’re getting on in our classes, with your fitness goals, if you enjoy reading the weekly Fitness Newsletters, thanks.

Susan x