Fitness Newsletter 28 January
Newsletter – 28 January 2013

Hi and Welcome to this Complementary Fitness Newsletter
I’d like to know how you’re getting on in class – feedback would be great, thanks.
This is week 4 of our classes and details of ALL classes are on the Classes page – join us soon.

All classes are suitable for men and women.
In week 4, are you feeling fitter, stronger and are you having fun in class too?
Do you feel that you’re on your way to achieving your fitness & health goals


Health & Lifestyle
Good sources of food enzymes are papaya, avocado, grapes, kiwi, bananas, pineapple, mangos, dates, raw honey, bee pollen, & olive oil *

Something to think about
Good health is the best investment you can make in yourself*
Dehydration can cause ageing and can slow down metabolism as much as 3% – so drink more water *

Did you know?
that on Friday 1 February, I’m hoping that we’ll all Wear Red in our Fitness Salsa class and help to raise money for British Heart Foundation’s Rock Up In Red Day.

Last year, Complementary Fitness took part in this charity event and we raised £85 in class and also at our after-class coffee and cake event. I hope we can do the same this year – I’m really looking forward to it and already looking out everything red in my wardrobe.
I’ve started a new Just Giving Page for this event if you’d like to make a donation online.
There are 2 or 3 photos on the page of last year’s class. If you want to, you could donate money on or before 1 Feb and I’ll send off the money to BHF. Again, you can donate through my Just Giving page online above.
If you’re a tax payer, you can also tick the appropriate box too.

After the class, fancy coming back to my house for a coffee/cup of tea and a cake? (See Susan in class or email for address)

I hope that this year’s event will be just as successful and as fun as last year – let me know if you can make it. Dig out everything red and wear it on Friday 1 Feb 9.30 am.

Just to let you know that I got a lovely email from Amy who worked out in our Thursday 8pm Fitness Pilates class until a few months ago when she was involved in a fatal car accident on the A9. Luckily Amy survived but she was injured very badly and is now having physiotherapy treatment for her back. Amy is happy for me to share her email with you …

“I just wanted to drop you an email to thank you so much for all your kind messages of support that you have sent me through my mum, it means a lot to me and I am incredibly grateful.

I also wanted to contact you to advise you of the massive difference attending your fantastic Pilates classes has made to my recovery from the fatal car crash I was involved in. I sustained a compression fracture to my L1 vertebrae as a result of the high speed impact of the crash. The doctors and physio have all massively emphasised that the incredible core strength I have has given a huge amount of support and stability to my back during the healing and remodelling process that I am going through. I have at all times advised them of your Pilates classes and they have no doubt that this form of exercise has greatly assisted me.

Most importantly for me, the medical team decided that my core was strong enough to support the fracture without the aid of a back brace, I’m sure you can appreciate the massive relief to me of the decision not to fit me with a brace.

I am still in pain and have a long recovery still ahead of me, but I have constantly been reassured that I will make a full recovery over time. My physio is working me hard on once again building up and strengthening my core muscles through exercises and she was very impressed at my ability to quickly pick up the exercises, which of course are incredibly similar to those that I learnt in your classes.

It is my intention, once I am at the appropriate stage of my recovery, to resume your classes as not only an aid to my recovery but for my future health and wellbeing. If I have realised anything from the crash, it is that looking after your body through healthy eating and exercise is absolutely fundamental and I have never been more grateful for my health and fitness than at this time.

Thank you so much for all those hard workouts you put them through and for pushing me to a tougher level, even if I didn’t seem grateful at the time! I used to think the biggest benefit was a flat stomach for wearing bikinis on holiday and whilst that is of course incredibly important(!), I have now come to appreciate the other benefits that a strong core can provide you with.

I look forward to attending your classes again in the future and in the meantime please make sure that my mum works doubly hard in your class to make up for my absence”! Amy.

I’m really looking forward to Amy returning to our Fitness Pilates classes but more importantly to her full recovery. Thanks very much for your lovely email Amy x

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I look forward to seeing you soon, take care,
Susan x

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