Complementary Fitness News + updates 22 April

Did you know that:

Resistance training is any exercise in which we’re lifting or pulling weight or using resistance bands against resistance.  This type of exercise (done in our Wednesday 9.30am class in Dreghorn Loan church hall) will improve muscle strength and tone and will help us stay lean and in shape and is said to have all sorts of health benefits too incl reduced blood pressure, improving cholesterol levels and lowering the risk of heart disease.  See you in ...

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Complementary Fitness 15 April news + updates

At the end of this week, we’ve got Good Friday and Easter Sunday but just to let you know that classes are still on all this week (even on Friday) and I look forward to seeing you if you can make it to any/all classes.  We can do this.

Keeping ourselves fit, active and healthy is important at any age but it’s good to remember that as we age, if we exercise regularly, it has numerous and positive benefits.  Doing regular strength building exercises can cut the risk ...

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Complementary Fitness 8 April news + updates

the Easter (school) holidays are here! Yay and all of our classes are on so I look forward to seeing you in all/as many classes that you can make.  I can’t wait to ‘Spring’ into more fitness and flexibility with you.

I saw this poster last week and thought you might have a chuckle: “anyone can workout for an hour but to control what goes on your plate for the other ...

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Complementary Fitness news + updates 1 May

Check out our Classes where/when page on our website and join us in our Fitness Pilates/Yoga and/or resistance classes in Colinton and Craiglockhart, Edinburgh to improve your fitness, strength + flexibility.

this week’s news, info and updates……

April is Stress Awareness Month.  You can find out more at nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/understanding-stress/

where there are explanations on what stress is, understanding stress and how it affects us.  Things that might help are eating for wellbeing, prioritizing your health, practicing deep breathing, get moving to ...

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Complementary Fitness news + updates 25 March

Have a look on our Classes Where/When page and join our fitness Pilates/Yoga and/or resistance training classes in Dreghorn Loan church hall, Colinton and Craiglockhart church hall, Edinburgh.

this week’s news, updates and info ….

25 – 31 March is National Workouts and Wellbeing Week and it’s in association with Mind, whose aim is to raise awareness of mental health and improve wellbeing through exercise and mindfulness, helping the nation lead healthier and active lifestyles.  I hope that you’ll join us to ...

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Complementary Fitness 18 March news + updates

A list of our current Craiglockhart and Colinton, Edinburgh fitness Pilates/fitness Yoga and resistance training all level classes is on the Classes where/when page – have a look and join us this week.

Some people who work in offices now stand and work at their desk rather than sitting down.  I read a research review comparing the differences between prolonged sitting v prolonged standing.  The intro to the article says that there’s been increased recognition that low-intensity activities performed throughout ...

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Fitness & Lifestyle news & updates 11 March

A list of our Fitness Pilates/Yoga + resistance workouts and classes in Colinton and Craiglockhart, Edinburgh is on the Classes Where/When page so have a look and join us this week for improved fitness, strength and flexibility.

I heard recently that we’re encouraged to know our cholesterol and blood pressure numbers as well as they know our PIN numbers.

These numbers help to flag early warning signs of cardiovascular disease, which can lead to heart attacks and strokes.  Poor heart health can lead to heart ...

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Complementary Fitness 4 March Newsletter

Welcome to this week’s newsletter updates and info. I hope that you’ll join our classes this week to improve your fitness, strength, flexibility, balance and co-ordination – details are on the Classes Where/When page.

I’ve said before but thought I’d remind you of the benefits of weight training (using weights in our Wednesday 9.30am class):

  • Increased: metabolism, fat and calorie burning
  • Improved: cardio workouts, confidence and co-ordination
  • Strong bones and healthy heart
  • Lowers stress, anxiety and depression
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Complementary Fitness 25 Feb newsletter

More FITNESS & LIFESTYLE info, news & updates…

Did you know that?

I’ve read that a Dallas, Texas study says that our metabolism is positively influenced for as long as 48 hours after a single workout.  When we exercise, our neurons are boosted, reducing appetite, lowering blood glucose levels and helping us to burn energy and also inhibits increased appetite so let’s keep moving, keep exercising and working out.

Another study in The Journal of Strength And Conditioning found that targeting regions of the body to reduce fat by using resistance training ...

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Complementary Fitness News 18 Feb

I hope that you’ll join us this week in our Colinton and Craiglockhart, Edinburgh Fitness Pilates, Fitness Yoga + toning classes. Details are on the Classes page of my website.

This week’s news and updates:

Even thought it was the school holidays last week and some classes were a bit quieter (only to be expected and I hope that you enjoyed the break), it was still great to see you and also to welcome some ‘brand new people’ to our classes ...

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