Complementary Fitness 17 Feb news

There is some research, as well as anecdotal evidence, to suggest that exercise can help anxiety.  We know that exercise helps to produce chemicals called endorphins which have a positive effect on mood and stress levels which, in turn, can help calm anxiety.

The effect of exercise on anxiety will vary from person to person however and will depend on how severe anxiety is in the first place.

Exercise is still recommended though to gain benefits which will hopefully be felt while exercising in a community class.  It’s also important ...


Complementary Fitness 10 February news

Schools are on holiday this week and our classes are ON too so come and work out with us in as many cases as you can.

Exercise is good for us in many ways including heart health, our mood, great for our joints, muscles and balancing our hormones.  Exercise can help us keep in shape and we can sweat out toxins so keep active and keep moving.

I was given an interesting article in The Times last month (thanks Diana – Wed class) by a celebrity fitness trainer ...


Complementary Fitness 3 Feb news + info

Wow, into the 2nd month of the year already!

Most schools should be finishing up on Friday for a week but … just to let you know that all of our classes are still ON in the holidays so looking forward to seeing you if you can make it.

Here are a couple of hacks to keep you motivated to exercise and come to classes:

  • Sometimes we think ‘oh I’m too tired’ or ‘its too cold/dark to go out and exercise’ but these are just thoughts and doesn’t mean ...

Complementary Fitness 27 Jan news

I read a recent fitness article in Dr Mercola’s website about the benefits of yoga on brain health saying that “yoga — which is suitable for most people, regardless of age or fitness level — has been shown to support healthy brain function and stave off neurological decline. 

Through modern imaging technology, researchers have been able to objectively confirm that yoga impacts the brain in beneficial ways that translate into improved attention, mental processing speed, executive function and emotional regulation.

Regular yoga practice has also been shown to ...


Complementary Fitness 20 Jan news + updates

Oh I’m soooo glad we’re back in Craiglockhart church hall again this week.  Phew!  You’ll know that if you were at our class last week in Waterside SC, then by the time the slimmers and the last of the leaders eventually left, it was 8.05/8/15pm!  It was a joke (not very funny though).  We did actually start our class while one of the slimmers was still being weighed (around 7.45pm when the class was supposed to finish at 7.30pm)  and I’m sure that they weren’t very ...


Complementary Fitness 13 Jan newsletter

You’ll see on the Classes page of my website that on Tuesday 14 Jan, our 7.30pm Fitness Pilates class is in Waterside Social Club, 26 Inglis Green Road.

Waterside Social Club is on the left side where the entrance to Sainsbury’s car park is. 

If driving, park in Sainsbury’s car park for the hour.  

It was the only venue at the time that was available and I’m sure it’ll be fine.

If you’re not sure exactly where it is though, there’s a website which shows the ...


Complementary Fitness 2020 classes start back on Tue 7 January – can’t wait to see you then

Happy New Year to you and I really hope that it’s going to be ‘the best ever’ – full of excitement, possibilities, opportunities, achievements, good health, lots of fitness, fun and laughs with good friends so every best wish for everything that’s great and coming your way.

For us, we can’t wait for the birth of our second grandchild at the end of Feb/beginning of March – woo hoo, not long now.

What’s on the horizon in the next week/month/first quarter of the year for you?

I also can’t wait to ...


Complementary Fitness 30 Dec news

I hope that you had a very merry Christmas, enjoyed all the fun and relaxed too. 

There’s always such a lot of pre-planning, work and stuff to do but it’s all worth it to see everyone and celebrate together.

Do you have any goals for 2020?  I read this list the other day and thought you might like some of them:

  • Break a bad habit
  • Learn a new skill
  • Do a good deed
  • Visit a new place
  • Read a difficult book
  • Write and send a letter
  • Face a fear
  • Try something new
  • Take a ...

Complementary Fitness 16 Dec news

We finished up on Fri 13 December so there are no classes now till 7 Jan but want to thank you for being part of our Complementary Fitness team and coming to, and taking part in our classes this year; it wouldn’t have been the same without you.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed our various workouts, had fun, enjoyed the social aspect of our classes too and felt that you improved your fitness, strength & flexibility.

I’m sure that you’ll be getting organised ...


Complementary Fitness 9 Dec news + updates

As you know, this is our last week of 2019 classes and I want to thank you for being part of our Complementary Fitness team and working out with us.  I really appreciate your commitment to fitness and to our classes, thank you.

Please try to come to as many classes this week as you can even though we don’t actually have a class on Thursday night because Dreghorn Loan hall is being used for the General Election.  Instead, please come to our Tuesday (or Wed/Fri) class ...

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