- Studio Update
- Easy Recipe: Simple Stir Fry
- Article: The Hidden Library
- And Finally… Coco the Superpug Therapet
Hello healthy people,
To celebrate 13 years in business, we gave the shopfront a facelift. We like to think the blue sky theme reflects the way we do fitness in the studio, and the light is to represent ‘sunshine on Leith’.
The studio is for hire on Fridays to Sundays, £30 for half a day, or £50 for a full day. For more information check out the studio web page.
Recipe of the Month: Simple Stir Fry
Warmer weather is stir fry weather. A perfect quick and healthy dinner, which you can tailor depending on the ingredients you have in your fridge. We like to include a variety of colours, and add some protein too, whether it be vegetarian or meaty (i.e. tofu, tempeh, cashew nuts, organic chicken or prawns).
You can stir fry pretty much any vegetable. We fill a chopping board with carrots, peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, beans, radish, home-grown sprouts, onion / leek, garlic and ginger. There’s usually leafy greens in there too. Add some protein to make it more filling – tofu is great but can be bland (and break up), so try oven-baking it before stir-frying (see recipe in my April 2013 newsletter). Or simply toss in a handful of raw cashew nuts.
The method also varies according to individual taste, but it’s worth using a proper wok, on a high heat. I use coconut oil, but rapeseed oil also works well (and is local). Saute the garlic and ginger, and then add slower cooking veg, like carrots and onions; leafy greens and sprouts go in last. Keep agitating the wok. Add a splash of soy sauce near the beginning, and chilli / chilli sauce to taste. You can drizzle some sesame oil on at the end, or add sesame seeds. Sprinkle with fresh coriander and a squeeze of fresh lime. mmmm. Noodles or rice optional.
Enjoy experimenting with your favourite flavours and sauces, and I’d love to hear your personal stir- fry recipe…
Article: The Hidden Library
A free resource for newsletter subscribers
I am pleased to announce the opening of the first section of the Griffen Fitness Hidden Library. We are setting up a membership area of the website with the best of the hundreds over articles I’ve written over the last 13 years. Imagine an online Healthy Living Yearbook and you get the general idea.
Newsletter subscribers get a sneak peek and free subscription (it’s work in progress but I’d love your feedback). Just go to Coco’s page and click on the link at the bottom of the page to the Hidden Library. It will be an ever-expanding base of information.
Testimonial of the Month:
I personally enjoy creating specific strength programmes. If you’re new or returning to exercise, try a five session block, but if you have a specific requirement even a few PT sessions can help. I was overjoyed to recently help Bronwyn who had a recurring running niggle:
“Tracy is amazing! She is professional but very approachable. I needed a tailored strength program to help my running. Within three sessions we had several short programs which I could incorporate daily into my routine and also a wonderful outdoors program which I could do whilst out on a run. The programs are short but challenging and if I’m consistent and keep up with them, I know my running will improve. I will be back for more soon Tracy. Thank you once again for all your help and support.” – Bronwyn A, April 2018
And Finally… Coco the Superpug Therapet
So, what exactly is a Therapet and what does it do?
I’m glad you asked…
Here’s a wee article all about it.
Have a happy and healthy May,