- ‘Get Fit and Enjoy It’ – The Book
- Studio Update
- Easy Healthy Recipe: Super Sauerkraut
Hello healthy people,
Edinburgh is gorgeous at this time of year, with the leaves changing colour and mild weather. It’s good to get some daily outdoor exercise as it looks like we might be headed for another Lockdown, or should that be Sitdown? We’re all doing a lot more sitting than ever before, so it’s the perfect time to learn how to exercise from home… Pre-order my NEW book in preparation!
Have you ever wanted to get fit from home, but don’t know where to start? Get Fit and Enjoy It is my simple and effective method to getting fit without a gym. It’s suitable for reluctant or lapsed exercisers, or those interested in designing their own exercise programme with minimal equipment. This simple step-by-step approach will have you looking forward to doing your workouts!
- Goal setting and how to get started
- 64 fully illustrated exercises, with clear instructions
- Ideas for tailoring your workout to your needs
- Fitness ideas no matter the weather
- How to stay focused and see real results
If you need some motivation to live a little healthier, this is the book for you. Click here to pre-order your copy for only £7.99 (with free UK P & P) and you’ll be the first to receive a signed copy early November. International orders, please email me direct.
Griffen Fitness will continue to offer outdoor PT sessions right up until the end of the year, with Coco of course! I always email the weather forecast to outdoor clients the day before, to ensure they’re still happy to meet. If the weather’s dreich, we can still do a studio session. The studio is well-ventilated with open window and fan operating for maximal airflow. There is space for physical distancing, and full Covid precautions are taken with antibac and extra cleaning.
If you prefer to exercise from home, webcam workouts are still proving popular, it’s amazing what you can achieve with a phone camera and expert personalised instruction. So you can choose from:
• studio, or
• webcam workouts.
Easy Recipe of the Month: Super Sauerkraut
Fermented foods are great for your gut and super-easy to make. Sauerkraut has been around since Roman times and is popular in Eastern European countries. The fermentation process is the bit that some folk find squeamish, but it is the trillions of bacteria that can help your digestion and immune system. It’s an easy way to use up and store cabbage from the allotment.
A cabbage, thoroughly washed
2 Tbsp salt
caraway seeds to taste
– Shred the cabbage very, very finely. Compost the woody bits.
– In a large bowl, massage the salt into the cabbage. After a few minutes you’ll notice the moisture coming out of the cabbage, this is good. Keep rubbing the salt into the shredded leaves for around 10 minutes or until there is a good amount of moisture. Toss in a teaspoon or so of caraway seeds.
– Pack into a sterilised Kilner jar. Cut a circle from a leftover leaf and place on top of the cabbage.
– Weigh the cabbage down with a handful of marbles (rinsed in boiled water so they are clean and sterile), so there is no cabbage exposed to the air.
– It is recommended to leave it in a darkish cool place for 3 – 10 days, pressing down on the marbles each day to ensure there is no cabbage / air contact. I accidentally left mine for over a fortnight when we went away and it’s pretty tasty now.
– You can taste it from time to time, the salty flavour should become augmented with a umami flavour that’s good, but perhaps hard to place!
– Keep it in the fridge (marbles removed) when it has reached your preferred flavour level.
That’s it for this month, have a happy and healthy October,