- Outdoor PT sessions now available
- Testimonial of the Month
- Easy Healthy Recipe: Rhubarb Leather
- And Finally… Changes to this Newsletter
Hello healthy people,
Here we are in June, nearly midsummer and what gorgeous weather we’ve been having. Coco (pictured) has been enjoying her extended break from work (she’s furloughed in treats!).
It’s been interesting not having any events to train for this year, and Lockdown fitness training has been as much about mental well-being as it has physical health. I’ve had a chance to think about different ways of doing things, and the 30 minute webcam workouts are a completely new experience. A great energiser during a Lockdown day, doing shorter sessions suits the digital delivery. Webcam workouts will remain available even when things return to ‘normal’.
I’m delighted to say that I can now meet you for a PT session in a park, at distance. Griffen Fitness is allowed to train just one park session a day at the moment, so get in quick if you’d like me to hop on my bike and meet you in your local park.
Testimonial of the Month
“Highly recommend Tracy, always positive, always personal and always creative! No better example of her commitment and support than her swift switch to virtual one to one PT sessions to keep me motivated in Lockdown. I wasn’t sure how these would work out but they’ve been fab and a welcome weekly fix of upbeat and tailored exercise (and camera means Tracy can still pull you up on any lazy posture or form, so no slacking!).
I’ve discovered a whole range of ways to train at home with some improvised equipment and some handy stretches for combating the discomfort of working at home. Looking forward to getting back out into Pilrig Park for some socially distanced PT sessions soon! Thanks Tracy for all your support during last few weeks, it’s made a big difference physically and mentally, always something to look forward to!” – Adam T, May 2020
Easy Healthy Recipe: Rhubarb Leather
Fruit leather, or jerky, is simply pulverised fruit that has been dried out. It’s a handy snack on-the-go, and is super simple to make. A modern oven and a silicon baking tray, makes it even easier.
– Chop a few washed stems of rhubarb into chunks, pop in a pan with a lid.
– Add a splash of orange juice and sprinkle of white sugar and cook, covered, for a few minutes.
– You can add frozen / fresh strawberries and vanilla essence if you wish.
– When rhubarb is cooked, allow to cool slightly.
– Zizz in a blender, then spread, still warm, on silicon trays (or greaseproof paper).
– Pop in a 80 degree oven for a few hours, the chopped fibre gives it a good texture.
– Peel off dried ‘leather’ and chop into strips. Hey presto – portable rhubarb!
And Finally… Changes to the Newsletter
The last few months have taught me to examine the way Griffen Fitness operates, and it’s time for a change to this newsletter. I’ve been sending this out every month for 15 years now, that ain’t changing. Just for something different, I’ll be publishing an article mid-month on the website, and linking to it through this newsletter. It’s all about the SEO, and keeping this newsletter succinct… Oh, and did I mention that Griffen Fitness is now on Instagram (along with Coco fitness pug)? #alwayslearning
Have a happy and healthy June,