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Hello healthy people,
Welcome to the end of the year. If you find yourself scratching your head wondering how on earth another year has nearly passed, now is a good time to take some action to prepare yourself for post-festive fitness. We have groovy gift vouchers and also the Healthy Living Yearbook (192 pages of inspiration for only £9.99 with free delivery in the UK) available to motivate you! Email me for info or see www.healthylivingyearbook.com.
Small Business Saturday Pop-up Shop at Griffen Fitness
The fabulous furry folk at Dugs n’ Pubs are hosting their inaugural pop-up shop at the fitness studio this Saturday. So pop along between 11am – 6pm to pick up some doggie gifts, or simply to pat some dogs.
Read more on the pop-up shop and also Small Business Saturday in today's Edinburgh Evening News paper (page 18) or online (scroll down 40% and look for 'Fitness studio welcomes canine customers'.)
Easy Seasonal Recipe: Creamy Butter Bean and Parsnip Soup
Soup is a super easy way to use up any old vegetable matter lurking in your fridge and this recipe is rich and satisfying on a chilly day. A good thing about this recipe is that it gets zizzed at the end so you don't need to worry with fussy chopping.
1 onion, roughly chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
2 carrots, roughly chopped
1 large parsnip, chopped
1L good quality vegetable stock
Can of butter beans, rinsed
Tbsp dried red lentils
Tbsp single cream (optional)
Tbsp olive oil
Parsley to garnish
- Simply saute onions / garlic in oil, add veg and stir around for a bit.
- Add beans / lentils and hot stock. Simmer 25 minutes.
- Cool slightly. Zizz. Enjoy muchly.
- Add optional dash of cream just before serving. The soup is a lovely sunny orange colour, full of goodness.
Insiders Tip of the Month: Get a Bodyclock
In just under three weeks it will be winter solstice. Until then the dark mornings can make some feel sluggish. Personally I couldn’t be without my Lumie Bodyclock. It’s a dawn simulator light that brightens gradually, waking you gradually and brightening up gloomy dawns. I use the basic model, more info and buy online at the Lumie website.
Winter Wellbeing Massage Discount Deal
St Andrews Day to Burns Night is a busy couple of months, a period full of fun and festivities, and also potentially packed with stress and tension. This is followed by a period in January when you can feel quite blue.
Regular massage will help you pace yourself this winter, ease the effects of burning the candle at both ends and pre-paying for a half-price massage is just the ticket when the long month of January stretches out after the excesses of the festive season.
Book and prepay for three massages with Gabe Stewart at Griffen Fitness before 25 January and get the third massage half price.
Massage prices at Balfour Street are usually £55, £42 or £23 for 90, 60 and 30-minute appointments.
So the Winter Wellbeing Massage Discount Deal means that you can receive:
Three 30 minute appointments for £57.50, saving you £11.50
Three 60 minute appointments for £105, saving you £21
Or three 90 minute appointments for £137.50, saving you £27.50.
Get your diary out now and bag your appointments! Clinics run from 4-8pm on the following Thursdays and Fridays: 4, 11, 18, 19 December and 8, 9, 15, 22, 23 January
Interested? See www.holyroodholistic.com for more info, ring 07563 557310, or email email@example.com to book in.
And Finally... Bike Belle
As a big fan of stunt cycling, I feature Scottish trail rider Danny MacAskill a lot in this newsletter. I’ve been looking for a stunning video of a female cyclist to feature, and I had to go back to 1965 to find this gem. She’s a touch more glam than Danny..
Thanks for reading my newsletter and please always feel free to email me with feedback / ideas / your favourite fitness links. We've managed to get this far with out mentioning the C word, so here's a drawing of Santa doing press-ups to inspire you.
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