Complementary Fitness Newsletter 26 August

COMPLEMENTARY FITNESS CLASSES
NO CLASSES THIS WEEK as we’re having a week’s break to re-charge, re-ignite, re-energise and return to ALL classes from Tue 3 Sept onwards. Come and join us then: details, times and venues are on the Classes where/when page and I look forward to seeing you next week

All classes are now only £5 and are for men and women. A block of 6 Pilates classes costs £30.
Book up NOW to register your place for Tue/Thurs Pilates classes from 3 Sept.

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

Something to think about
* Don’t believe everything you think.
* To believe in something and not live it is dishonest – Mahatma Ghandi
* Smile ….. happiness looks gorgeous on you.
* If Plan A fails, remember there are 25 more letters.
* You don’t have to attend every argument you’re invited to.
* It’s not about being the best, its about being better than you were yesterday.
* You’ve worked too hard to quit now.

The unhealthiest of ‘health foods’ – article by Dr Mercola: (copy and paste the link in browser if unable to click on from the link)..
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/08/19/unhealthy-health-foods.aspx?e_cid=20130819Z2_DNL_art_1&utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20130819Z2

Did you know?
that a healthy alternative to mayonnaise is to mix natural yoghurt with a spoonful of mustard, a twist of lemon juice and a splash of cider vinegar.

Fitness
Stretching is one of the 3 key components of fitness along with cardiovascular exercise and strength training and will keep you in peak condition, healthy, flexible, strong and able to move with ease. Adding stretches into your daily life could add years to it and help you stay mobile and active into old age and you’ll be more able to exercise and maintain physical and mental health. In general, stretching means that you hold a position that lengthens a particular muscle or group of muscles to full range. The more often you do this, the more that range will increase. We aim to keep our muscles, connective tissues, ligaments and tendons in good shape as well as our joints supple by incorporating stretches in all our classes. Our Friday 9.30am Fitness Pilates and Yoga Stretch classes are all about strength, flexibility and complement the strength and cardiovascular training we do in our other classes. I hope that you’re planning to join us soon.

A Health Glow – the Glowing Green Smoothie Recipe
It’s a perfect balance of plant protein, fibre, iron and vitamins A and C which encourage the production of collagen to keeps your skin elastic and prevent skin damage and fend off wrinkles. Use organic fruit and veg in this recipe.
The ingredients: 350ml water, 1 head romaine lettuce chopped, ½ large bunch spinach, 3 or 4 stalks celery, 1 apple and 1 pear both cored and chopped1/2 bunch each of coriander and parsley incl stems, 1 banana and juice of ½ lemon.
Add the water, lettuce and spinach to a blender and starting on a low speed, mix until smooth. Slowly increase speed and add celery, apple and pear, coriander and parsley – fresh herbs have cleansing properties that help extract heavy metals and other toxins from the body. Add the banana and lemon last. Drink at least 470ml each morning – you can portion it out and freeze.

A post workout treat: Chocolate Chia Pudding – makes enough for 4
Here’s a post-workout pudding recipe suggestion that’s iron-rich in cacao, potassium and protein.
· 1 cup nuts eg almonds
· 1/2 cup coconut milk
· 1/4 cup chia seeds
· 1/4 cup flax seeds or meal
· 1/8 cup raw cacao
· 2 medjool dates (pitted)

You could add a cup of your favourite fruit – strawberries go great with bitter cacao. Blend in a processor/blender and enjoy.

Complementary Therapies
Let me know if you’d like to book an appointment with me for a relaxing massage or deep tissue sports massage or reflexology treatment.
Please keep giving me all your feedback, keep me updated on your health and fitness improvements, thanks.

CONNECT WITH ME
Email me at: info@complementaryfitness.co.uk

take care, I’ll see you in classes NEXT WEEK

Susan x
www.complementaryfitness.co.uk

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