6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
December 11, 2018

I suggest that you keep moving to keep warm; it’s better for your back, energy levels and mood too!

There are lots of sniffles and colds around so try having a hot water, lemon and Manuka honey drink in the morning, wrap up warmly, drink hot soups at lunchtime and exercise daily to boost immunity. There is a trend for extremely high intensity (HIIT, Boot Camps, Tabata, Cross Fit) training at present & whilst a couple of sessions a week is great for fitness but any more than that and you can be doing more harm than good. High intensity work is tough on the body (and mind) and you require plenty of recovery between sessions in order for your body to repair fully. It also impacts upon your immune system. The best approach is to allow a couple of days between high intensity bouts and perform steady state or recovery training with core and stretch work on the other days (all of which actually boosts the immune system). Never exercise with a fever, temperature or any symptoms below the neck. Wash hands regularly, never share drinks or food, plates, cutlery etc. I’m not a fan of the fashion for kissing acquaintances – stick to air kissing ‘dahlings’, to stay away from bugs!

Apologies for not getting last week’s blog up on the website or Facebook.

This week’s news includes details of our new classes, a fabulous chocolate dessert, tried and recommended by Cara (who has now lost 51 pounds in weight, sticking with my healthy eating plan).

Remember the ‘early bird’ booking of £10 for our Christmas Party Class “Christmas Boogie Wonderland” ends on Sunday so get booking. I’m also collecting requests for classes on the Monday and Tuesday before Christmas.

Coming Soon!

Ski Fit – Get the most ‘on the piste’ time by being Ski Fit before you go!

Attending Ski Fit will enhance your technique, endurance, assist recovery between ski sessions and increase enjoyment and value for money because you spend more time on the slopes. These classes are also great for all athletes and individuals who wish to tone and strengthen their arms, legs, butts and core!

Class Dates: 5, 12, 19 December 2104, 9, 16, 23, 30 January & 6, 13, 20 February. 10 classes for the price of nine (£58.50) or £6.50 per session when paid in advance or £7.50 on the door (free to members).

New classes for January 2015

Please spread the word!




Cara’s Recipe Recommendation

It’s a tasty low carb Chocolate Tort recipe made with pure chocolate and honey.

Healthier Flourless Chocolate Cake

Prep time:  15 mins

Cook time:  25 mins

Total time:  40 mins

Serves: 16

A rich, fudge-like cake sure to satisfy any chocolate cravings.


  • 4 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 3 whole eggs
  • ½ cup grass-fed butter, or coconut oil
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup honey


  1. Preheat the oven to 190C, and grease an 8″ spring-form pan generously with coconut oil or butter.
  2. Melt the baking chocolate and butter together, stirring until completely smooth.
  3. Combine the melted chocolate/butter with the cocoa powder, honey, and eggs, then whisk well until a smooth batter forms.
  4. Pour the batter into the greased pan, and smooth the top with a spatula.
  5. Bake at 190C for 20-25 minutes, until the centre looks firm. Allow to cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then remove the sides and allow to cool completely before serving.


This makes a less-sweet, dark chocolate cake. If you’d like it to be a little sweeter, you can use 70% dark chocolate instead of the unsweetened baking chocolate.

Wishing you a wonderful week

Keep warm, fit and healthy,

Love ya.

Helen xx

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These are not just any fitness classes but somewhere where you are really made feel part of a club. The stretch class has given me back flexibility that I thought I'd lost forever and the 'DYBO' class is quite simply ‘fantastic’. I hate to miss either.
Anne Wilson, Class member and Head Teacher