Complementary Fitness News 13 April

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All classes ON over Easter holidays too.
All level classes for men and women (except pregnancy)

Commit to working out with us to achieve your health + fitness goals
Bring a yoga mat and water to all classes along with your enthusiasm and energy.

HEALTH and LIFESTYLE

Complementary Fitness Videos
http://youtu.be/vTEPBYxuNug Core + Strength Training with mats
http://youtu.be/u9dvn-agq5s Wednesday Toning Conditioning Warm Up
http://youtu.be/5W8rveGUf5g Mini Fitness Salsa

Click on these youtube links and do the exercises/stretches along with me – let me know and how you’re getting on too.
Click on the youtube video links above to watch the individual latest mini videos.
These are also added to my playlist so you can also click on youtube.com/communityfitness/playlists (or copy & paste links to your browser) and you’ll see all my youtube videos.
I know we haven’t done any Fitness Salsa in class for a while but we will again on a Wednesday morning some time. I’ll let you know when but it also depends on whether YOU want to try it out and want a class.
We could maybe add the odd class in now and again?

Did you know that…
It’s the second week of the Easter holidays for most schools and just to let you know that ALL our classes are on over the holidays and I hope to see you soon.
Side Lunge with mat reach

Something to think about:
If you’d like to buy more organic fruit and veg but find it’s not possible/easy, it would still be good to know which foods contain the least amount of pesticides. Each year, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes a list of the most and least pesticide contaminated fruits and veg. The baddies make it in to the Dirty Dozen list while the goodies are on the Clean 15 list. The list has just been published for this year and apples come out the worse in the Dirty Dozen list followed by peaches, nectarines, strawberries, grapes and celery.
At the top of the Clean 15 list were avocados followed by sweet corn, pineapple and cabbage. You can visit www.ewg.org/foodnews – a pop up message will ask you if you want to sign up to be sent a PDF list by email or you can click continue to the lists to see which fruit and veg is on either list.
Here’s another link to view the lists then scroll down on the page further to find out more.
Good to know that avocados are on the Clean Fifteen list as I use them a lot in salads, guacamole and raw cacao mousses (recipe below)
http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/index.php

When I have avocados and want to make a dessert or have something sweet, I made a cacao mousse which is sort of like a traditional chocolate mousse but I think sooooo much nicer and more nutritious. I blended together the following ingredients in a small-ish blender. Once made, you can add or top it off with some blueberries or desiccated coconut, seeds etc. The choice is yours, just try it out though.
Ingredients for my Avo Cacao Mousse:
1 ripe avocado cut into pieces, 1 sliced ripe banana, 2 Medjool dates cut into 1/4s,
1 tablespoon cacao powder, 1 tablespoon raw /Manuka honey.
Avo Cacao Mousse

www.nicolacfitness.com classes:
Thursday 6.30pm HIIT (high intensity interval training – Insanity class) in Dreghorn Loan Hall, class £4.
Nicola demonstrates modifications/easier options in all her classes so they’re for everyone.
Bring your mat and water, wear trainers and improve your fitness, strength and endurance.
PS – it’s Nicola’s birthday on Thursday 16/4 and her class is on.

Connecting with Susan
Complementary Fitness youtube video channel –
https://www.youtube.com/user/communityfitness
I’ve been adding more exercise videos to my youtube playlist and if you want to see them (and work out with me too), click on ‘Complementary Fitness classes Edinburgh’. The latest videos will be the higher numbers.
Let me know what you think of the (short) videos, thanks.

Email me at: info@complementaryfitness.co.uk
www.complementaryfitness.co.uk

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