Newsletter – 9 DECEMBER 2013
Join our last week of COMPLEMENTARY FITNESS Classes in 2013 – details on our Classes Page
All level classes are for men and women
Commit to and book your place in Tue/Thurs All Level Fitness Pilates classes from 7 Jan
Health & Exercise
Squats for ageing knees (mine, not yours) – check out this block and the Increasing Knee Stability video at
Something to think about
Reserve your place NOW in the first 6 week Fitness Pilates courses of the New Year and our Body Conditioning with weights and resistance bands class starts Wed 8 Jan and Fitness Yoga Stretch starts on Fri 10 January – both at 9.30am but no need to book.
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t. You’re right. – Henry Ford
Life is the most difficult exam. Many people fail because they copy others – not realising that everyone has a different question paper (Quotes + Thoughts)
Trust in the flow of your life (Marc David)
Did you know?
– Kale tastes best when harvested after a good frost or after it has wintered over, which allows the starches to turn to sugar *
– studies show a positive link between potassium and bone health. By eating foods rich in potassium you may prevent osteoporosis *
– the body needs vitamin C to heal wounds, support the absorption of iron from plant-based foods and support the immune system *
– that almonds contain the aminoacid arginine, which inhibits tumor growth and promotes immunity and hormone function *
Healthy Recipe using Kale
Crazy Simple Raw Kale salad:
1 head of curly green kale, washed, dried and stems removed
For the dressing:
1/2 cup (120 ml) raw or regular natural smooth almond butter
1/2 cup (120 ml) water
2 Tbsp (30 ml) freshly squeezed lime juice (about one lime)
1-2 cloves garlic, minced, to your taste
about 1/2 inch (1.5 cm) piece ginger, peeled and minced
1/4 tsp (1.5 ml) red chilli flakes or some chopped fresh chilli/red pepper
2 Tbsp (30 ml) sesame seeds, raw or lightly toasted
Finely chop the kale and place in a large bowl.
In a smaller bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients except for sesame seeds. Pour the mixture over the kale and toss well to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve. Makes 4-6 side servings or 2 main course servings. (I love kale and use it in stir frys too)
Recipe from http://www.rickiheller.com/2010/07/salad-days-3-crazy-simple-raw-kale-salad/
Our Fitness Lunch
It’s today: Monday 9 December at Howies, Waterloo Place 1pmand I can’t wait!
Great feedback and comments about our Pilates, Yoga and Fitness Salsa classes last week so please continue to update me on health and fitness, thanks. See you soon.
I wish you and your family a very merry Christmas and a very healthy and happy New Year too. I look forward to seeing you back in our classes the week of 7 January 2014. xx
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