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6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Mon
December 18, 2017
 
 

Good morning – it’s a beautiful sunny crisp day!

I have had (as is often the case) a busy weekend, starting with a trip to Warwick for a seminar. I’ve lots of information to digest so I’m perculating and processing it all. Despite my many years as your ‘fitness leader’ there is always new science to be investigated. I have spent Sunday sourcing the research behind what these folks have presented.

There was much talk about the reduction of vitamins in our fruit and vegetables due to soil depletion (over farming, not allowing soils to recover between harvests and replanting) air born, water and soil pollutants, pesticides, transportation distances/times and artificial lighting in warehouses and supermarkets to name a few). A topic presented by one speaker (a naturopathic Dr) suggested that the of amount vitamins/minerals delivered by one plate of salad 60 years ago would require 48 plates of salad today! This suggests to me that organic locally sourced vegetables is the way forward always! Add to this that many children and adults alike simply don’t eat enough fruit and vegetables daily, no wonder we have such an issue with major illness and disease in this country and that scurvy has returned as an illness.

My advice is spend more on good quality (organic and local) produce, if you are on a tight budget, cut out the high calorie, starchy carbohydrate dense, sugary foods and drinks and save your pennies for good nutrient dense food and wherever necessary, supplement (I use the Synergy V3 range), especially if you are too busy to eat well every day and every meal.

BTW, I have found lots of studies about soil depletion and one saying that it wasn’t true. I’ll leave that with you, I have run out of time to look more as I wanted to get this missive out to you this morning. I look forward to hearing what you have found.

 

To the week ahead…

I’m travelling to the big smoke this Saturday to deliver one of my Burlesque Fitness Fusion sessions at the Strut Summit, -it looks like a fabulous day is planned and I’m looking forward to sharing the DYBO love with the attendees, a few of the girls from class are coming so if you want to join us here is the link…here

 

Independance Day – Saturday 2nd December is just around the corner and we have some places left – it’s a fantastic day and my co-presenter Jo Ali is travelling down from Leeds to teach us her fantastic routines. I would love more of you to join us for the afternoon, and please spread the word to ensure Jo has a big crowd. Please share the event on social media and everyone you meet.

Book here!

 

Heroes and Villains Christmas Party Class – Tuesday 12th December

The final date for discounted booking is 1st December, don’t delay, book now!

I also want your Heroes and Villains music suggestions asap please!

Theme: ‘Heros and Villains’
Dress in character for extra fun!!
Tuesday 12th December, 7.30pm
£10 by 1st December (just £5 for members), £15 on the door.

 

DYBO Xmas Din Dins, Absolute Divas – Sunday 17th December

We can make more room if you would like to join us! (34 DIVAS and DUDES are coming so far).

Venue: The Village Hotel in Farnborough, GU14 7BF.

Arrival: 7pm, Welcome Drinks

Sit down to Dinner at 7.45pm

Dinner served 8pm

After Dinner, The Ultimate Diva Tribute acts followed by Disco.

Carriages at 1am.

 

Gut Health Talk 25th November

I’m planning to deliver a short informal presentation, Q&A session on Saturday the 25th November at 3pm here in Church Crookham. Numbers are limited and I already have 7 names so I can offer 3 more places. I will explain (simply) why gut health is important, what goes wrong, how and when it goes wrong and why the tag line “ fix the gut, fix the problem’ is true for almost everyone – plus how I have sorted mine and my clients who have embarked upon my cleanse.

First come, first served, the session is FOC – all I ask for is you make a donation of your choice to Macmillan Cancer Support (in advance please).

 

Daisy is performing in Winchester!

Daisy is performing in a Ballet (Macbeth, choreographed by Mark Bruce) that is touring the UK and her nearest venue is in Winchester on the 31st January (a Barre Fit night so will cancel that nights class). I will get a group booking so let me know asap if you would like a ticket as it will sell out fast!

 

GINGER, TURMERIC SPICED SPRING CARROT SOUP RECIPE

This brightly colored, vibrantly spiced ginger carrot soup is velvety smooth. It’s really great for gut health too.

 

Serves Serves 4 to 6

20 min Prep Time, 25 min Cook Time

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 to 3 small green onions,chopped
  • 1 or 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1-inch piece of ginger, peeled and grated
  • A pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 ½ pounds young carrots, sliced 1/2 inch thick
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1-inch piece of turmeric root, peeled and grated (or use ½ tsp ground)
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 4 cups filtered water
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt or full fat coconut milk for serving
  • Chopped flat leaf parsley or carrot fronds for garnish

Instructions

  • Melt coconut oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Sweat the green onions, garlic, minced ginger, and pepper flakes for 1 to 2 minutes or just until glossy. Do not brown or develop color.
  • Add carrots, salt, cinnamon and turmeric and cook another 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until carrots are very soft, 20-25 minutes.
  • Puree soup in batches in a high speed blender
  • Divide soup between 4 to 6 bowls and place a spoonful of yogurt or drizzle of coconut milk in center of each and finish with chopped parsley or carrot fonds and a pinch of additional salt and freshly ground pepper if desired.

Thank you for this recipe, gourmandeinthekitchen.com

Have a fabulous week and remember to get out your diaries and get booking our fantastic events!

Love ya,

Helen x

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I have known Helen for 12 years. I joined Helens fitness classes and have never looked back. Helen is my personal trainer, massage therapist, and still love attending her fitness classes. Helen is very helpful when discussing my dietary requirements, as well as guiding me through the ante/post natal period with my second child and injury rehabilitation. I have found Helen to be very professional, knowledgeable and a brilliant motivator. Helen has not only become a very close friend but a mentor to my wellbeing. Helen is my ‘Guru’!
Angie Ash