Complementary Fitness 6 April News + videos

We’re still on lockdown so no group COMPLEMENTARY FITNESS classes although if you click on my new Youtube videos I sent last week and the ones below, we can still all exercise together even though it’s virtually.  #stayfitandactive

This week’s news + updates:

Thanks very much for taking the time to email me to let me know that you’ve been doing the videos that I sent links to last week and also that you’ve enjoyed the workouts too.  Even though we can’t ...

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Complementary Fitness 30 March news + video workouts

NO COMPLEMENTARY FITNESS CLASSES for now until it’s safe for us to meet up and workout again together in Craiglockhart and Dreghorn Loan church halls.

For now, click on my new Youtube videos and exercise along with me/us. 

I’ll film more and upload them soon too.

This week’s news + updates:

How are you coping?  How are you getting on?  Remember that we’re all in this together and we’re adapting and thinking of new ways to get by. 

Just as well I cancelled all of the planned outdoor classes before we ...

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(No) Complementary Fitness classes updates 23 March

Well, if you got my email yesterday, you’ll know that I’ve taken the sad but necessary decision not to take any risks but to cancel our planned outdoor classes for now.

So NO COMPLEMENTARY FITNESS classes indoor or outdoor until this is all over and until we’re advised that we can exercise together in groups again.

The (new) News + Updates:

As you’ll know, I sent you out an email on Friday afternoon saying plans had changed and instead of indoor classes, we’d be outdoors and would use Paties Road ...

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Complementary Fitness News + updates 16 March

After last week’s great feedback, I asked you for some more and am grateful to share the following comments with you about our Friday morning class:

“Attending the class has made a huge difference to my flexibility and strength.  I sleep better and have fewer aches and pains.  Susan is always bouncing with enthusiasm and encouragement.  I feel great as I walk out the door at 10.30.  Sometimes life gets in the way but I try to go if I can…… it’s great fun and so good for ...

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Complementary Fitness 9 March News

We got some really great feedback from one of the guys who comes to our Thursday (or sometimes Friday) class who, as a thank you, said that I could share the following comment with you about our classes:

“I attended my first fitness Pilates class with you on the evening of Thursday 12th January 2006 as a rather sceptical student who thought he would feel awkward and be intruding in an entirely female domain.  I was initially cajoled and persuaded by my wife who suggested that your ...

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Complementary Fitness 2 March Newsletter

A reminder that there is no class on Thursday this week because we’ll be at my brother-in-law’s funeral (Norman’s brother) but if you can, please come to another class this week instead if you can, thanks.

I know that a lot of you have been asking so here’s the big news for us: our daughter gave birth to baby Theo on Thursday last week and he weighed in at 9lb 9oz and both well.  We babysat and had Layla our granddaughter for a sleepover on Thursday – if ...

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Complementary Fitness 24 Feb News

As you know, life is about balance with ups and downs, light and shade, good times and bad times.  We’ve eagerly anticipating the birth of our second grandchild this week which is very exciting for us. 

Last Wednesday though, we visited my brother-in-law who was became extremely ill over the course of a couple of days (even though he’d been living with cancer) but unfortunately, passed away that afternoon.  We’ve all been devastated with the sad news.  I mentioned in class on Friday morning that I’d let ...

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Complementary Fitness 17 Feb news

There is some research, as well as anecdotal evidence, to suggest that exercise can help anxiety.  We know that exercise helps to produce chemicals called endorphins which have a positive effect on mood and stress levels which, in turn, can help calm anxiety.

The effect of exercise on anxiety will vary from person to person however and will depend on how severe anxiety is in the first place.

Exercise is still recommended though to gain benefits which will hopefully be felt while exercising in a community class.  It’s also important ...

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Complementary Fitness 10 February news

Schools are on holiday this week and our classes are ON too so come and work out with us in as many cases as you can.

Exercise is good for us in many ways including heart health, our mood, great for our joints, muscles and balancing our hormones.  Exercise can help us keep in shape and we can sweat out toxins so keep active and keep moving.

I was given an interesting article in The Times last month (thanks Diana – Wed class) by a celebrity fitness trainer ...

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Complementary Fitness 3 Feb news + info

Wow, into the 2nd month of the year already!

Most schools should be finishing up on Friday for a week but … just to let you know that all of our classes are still ON in the holidays so looking forward to seeing you if you can make it.

Here are a couple of hacks to keep you motivated to exercise and come to classes:

  • Sometimes we think ‘oh I’m too tired’ or ‘its too cold/dark to go out and exercise’ but these are just thoughts and doesn’t mean ...
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