Fitness Newsletter 27 October

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Just to let you know that later today (Mon 27/10), I’m making my way back from a fabulous, fantastic weekend in London. As you’ll know my son Steven is a Personal Trainer and is now working in London so he and I went to David Wolfe’s* Longevity Now Conference on Sunday which was a-ma-zing. I don’t think there’s anything he doesn’t know about nutrition and health. What a fantastic day/weekend.
Check out There are also loads of fascinating videos on youtube too.

You’ll see from the class info above, that I’ve asked and we’ve decided to do a Strictly Salsa class on Wed 29 October. I thought we’d mix up this Wed 9.30am block and get our Strictly Salsa moves on. Wear dancey or ordinary trainers, bring your hips, your enthusiasm and get ready to salsa and cha cha cha.

Did you know that
I looked up the definition of progress and it says: forward or onward movement towards a destination. Movement, as toward a goal, advance. Development or growth: steady improvement. To advance toward a higher or better stage; improve steadily. So – how do you feel that YOU are progressing? I know that you’re getting better, fitter and stronger.

This Friday is Halloween – isn’t that spooky? So for our Friday Yoga Stretch 9.30am class, feel free to dress up – wear your orange tops/leggings/socks, perhaps a witchy pointed hat, bring a pumpkin and prepare for a spooky yoga stretchy session.

Dark grapes are an excellent source of anti-aging resveratrol (buy the ones with seeds in).

Something to think about
Ditch the diet and just eat as healthily as you can every day. Aim to get the balance right.

Your exercise regime isn’t only helping you on the outside, it may also be beneficial for your insides too. Research from University College, Cork reveals that exercise may have a positive effect on gut bacteria, boosting digestive health.

A recipe from David Wolfe’s* Longevity Now book: Irish Moss Raw Vanilla Ice Cream
Ingredients: 2 cups raw organic cashews (if you can, soak them for at least 4 hours, rinse and drain), 3 cups pure spring water (or a mix of spring water and coconut water), 1 cup soaked Irish moss, drained, 2 tbsp raw organic honey, 1 vanilla bean, whole, cut into small pieces, 3 pinches of sea salt, 1 cup coconut oil.

How to make it: blend rinsed/drained cashews and water to a milk using a blender or food processor. Strain with a nut milk bag with the Irish moss until completely smooth. Add all other ingredients in order, slowly adding the coconut oil last. Pour into a freezer-safe container and freeze overnight. When ready, scoop and enjoy with fresh fruits or raw chocolate sauce.

Where to buy: you can buy all the ingredients and also the nut milk bag from Real Foods. I use a nut milk bag as I make my own almond milk – so easy to do.

About coconut oil: As with any oil, all coconut butter/oil that you use should be cold-pressed and packaged in dark glass bottles. All butters and oils are light sensitive. Dark, amber glass containers keep damaging spectrums of light from reaching the oil. Coconut oil in dark glass is very stable and can be kept in a cupboard at room temperature. It can remain stable for over 2 years (some people suggest up to 5 years) with proper storage: no light, heat or oxygen. Coconut oil reverses the tissue-damaging process by displacing sticky, cooked oil from tissues and providing fat-soluble vitamins, minerals and super-nutrition factors (especially pregnenolone) directly to the damaged tissue. Coconut oil has been used as a skin moisturizer for thousands of years and it’s ideal for dry, rough and wrinkled skin. Because it consists mostly of MCFAs (mediu chain fatty acids), it’s easily absorbed by the skin. It’s an excellent lip balm too.
(from David Wolfe Superfoods book)

Nicola C Fitness
Nicola’s Insanity Sessions are on and you’re very welcome to come and join her/us.
Her classes are Insanity on Thursdays at 6.30pm in Dreghorn Loan Hall and Metafit at 9.15am on Saturday’s in the Meadows (you can meet us at 8.55/9am Stay Central Hotel, Cowgate or meet us 9.10am Peter’s Yard, the Meadows and we’ll walk further down into the Meadows and start at 9.20am for a 30 minute session)

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Susan x

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