Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas
COMPLEMENTARY FITNESS Classes start back 7 January 2014 – click on the Classes Page for classes + dates
All level classes are for men and women
Commit to the new January 6 week block of Fitness Pilates classes
£30 for 6 week courses / £5 pay as you go classes.
Book your place in Tue/Thurs All Level Fitness Pilates classes from 7 Jan
Health & Exercise
A reminder to go along and take part in a FREE Urban Gym Workout this Saturday morning (28/12) at 9am which are led by Nicola Cockburn. Go along to Stay Central Hotel, (in the courtyard of the Three Sisters Hotel), Cowgate. Work off Christmas and Boxing Day excesses in this free outdoor workout. Feedback has been excellent.
5 Powerful Exercises to Increase Your Mental Strength
Something to think about
Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions (14th Dalai Lama)
What are your goals and aspirations for the rest of 2013 and into 2014.
What do you really want to have, do, become and achieve if you knew you couldn’t fail ?
Share your thoughts and ideas with me, I’d love to know.
Don’t get your tinsel in a tangle! Keep Calm, breathe, relax and enjoy yourself.
Did you know?
that the cells in your body react to everything that your mind says. Negativity brings down your immune system (rawforbeauty.com)
Christmas Recipes – 1)Super healthy Christmas Punch
Ingredients to fill 6 medium glasses:
1 large orange, juiced, and with rind ‘zested’
350 grams of fresh or frozen cranberries
1.5 inch piece of fresh root ginger chopped into small chunks
3 tablespoons honey, 6 cups of water
Place the orange juice and zest into a blender with the remaining ingredients
Blend until a drink-like consistency is achieved, adding more water if required
Strain through a mesh sieve and serve in glasses with slices of fresh orange
(Recipe by CNM in Edinburgh)
2) Holiday Gingerbread Protein TrufflesMakes 12-14 truffles
What you’ll need
2/3 cup vanilla (or cinnamon) whey protein powder, 1/2 cup natural almond butter
3 T dark molasses, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp ground ginger, 1/8 tsp ground cloves
3-4 T unsweetened coconut milk (almond milk will work fine, too)
60 grams dark chocolate or about two thirds of a regular sized chocolate bar (try for 85% or higher cacao), wax paper
Combine all the ingredients except for the milk in a medium-sized bowl. Slowly add in the milk, one tablespoon at a time, so that a dough forms, but is not too sticky or wet.
Since different protein powders vary in terms of how dry they are, you may need more or less liquid. If the mixture seems too wet, add a little more protein powder. If it’s too dry, add a little more milk.
Once you’ve mixed everything together and have a dough to work with, use your hands to shape the dough into 1 to 2 inch balls.
Place the truffles on wax paper to keep from sticking, and stick them in the fridge for 10 to 15 minutes.
Once the truffles are chilled, remove them from the fridge and melt your chocolate in a baine marie, making sure not to burn the chocolate.
Dip the truffles into the melted chocolate, covering them completely. Sprinkle with cocoa powder, then return to the wax paper and place the truffles back in the fridge.
Let cool for 15 to 30 minutes and eat up!
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. x
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