Love is all around?

Contemporary Stretch
6:15 pm - 7:25 pm
December 13, 2018

If you want to keep that loving mood turn off the news, stay away from social media and hang out with lovely up beat and loving people.

We all have our own idea of what constitutes a demonstration of love, I don’t need (or want) to be told that if she/he/they love me or I love them we will give or be given merchandise that is deemed appropriate. I want time and connection, not stuff. Keep your money in your wallet and be fully present with your loved ones, turn off your phones, stop texting, face booking, twittering etc. and be in body and mind with the ones you love! A bunch of roses, jewellery, posh undies, slap up dinner etc. does not (for me) make up for being ignored or taken for granted all year.

Spend time with yourself, invest in your physical and mental wellbeing i.e. love yourself (want the best for your health and happiness) and encourage your loved ones to love themselves too. Self love is about ‘being’ all you can ‘be’ rather than thinking of yourself or acting as if you are superior or more important than any one else. Care for your physical, emotional and mental health via healthy thoughts, good quality nutrition, and well designed and executed exercise, laughter, sleep and drink plenty of water.


It’s half term but all classes are running as usual

Remember if you can’t make your regular class, we have classes every night,

That’s 10 unique and bespoke classes to choose from to keep you inspired and moving forward with your health and fitness.

Personal training, sports therapy and all one to one services run as usual throughout half term.


See you at the Barre

Woohooo, dearest Declan has made us new Ballet Barres so there is enough space at the Barre for every one (when you need that extra support) opening up a whole range of exercises that we can include in the class. Remember no ballet experience is necessary and whether you are like Darcy Bussell or Mr Bean when it comes to dancing, everyone can be successful, have fun and get a fantastic workout! Barre Fit, Wednesdays 7.30pm


More Ski Fit and Core power

I’m combining ski fitness with core power training in our Friday night fitness class, two great workouts combined to create an all round, all over fitness and figure work out. Fridays 6.30pm, book now (£6.50 in advance or £7.50 on the door, included in Membership. Voucher credits can be used only in advance)


DYBO gals running for charity!

Vicki Bee is running to raise £££s to buy sensory equipment for the VI (Visually impaired) Dept HCC to lend to schools and link up with ‘Open Sight’ and help to fund a family day out for VI families.

Read Vicki’s story and the motivation behind her courage and to donate if you wish


Abi Arris is running for the young minds trust, a charity that helps young people with mental health problems –


In case you missed it !

Fix Your Gut, Fix The Problem

The media is full of reports on Gut health and it’s impact on over all health. As you know I have been working with clients and their gut and skin biome for a while and I recently had more fantastic testimonials from very happy clients both from the data I have gathered (Bodystat measures, body fat, lean tissue, and hydration plus heart rate and blood pressure measurements) and their own personal statements and measurements. Results in brief include lowered blood pressure resulting in no need for medication, increased mood, decreased body fat, mental clarity, increased energy, fewer aches pains (including those connected with medical conditions) elimination of gastric distress and IBS symptoms, improved sleep, reduced PMS and premenopausal symptoms, smooth and clear skin and fat loss plus more benefits!!

I’m happy to do another Gut Health talk if you are interested – I usually host it in small private groups for up to 10 people.


Nothing says I love you more than making lovely, tasty, but healthy, food for your

valentine and this fab recipe fits the bill perfectly!

Paleo Chocolate Mousse

For the vanilla layer…

  1. 1 cup cashews (soaked for at least 10 min)
  2. ¾ cup coconut milk
  3. ¼ cup coconut oil
  4. 1 tbs. coconut sugar
  5. 1 tsp. vanilla powder or extract
  6. pinch of salt

For the chocolate layer…

  1. ½ cup coconut oil
  2. 1 tbs. raw cacao powder
  3. 1 tbs. coconut sugar
  4. ½ tsp. vanilla powder or extract
  5. pinch of salt

Extra toppings…

  1. Punnet of strawberries or your favorite berries

Instructions for the vanilla layer:

  1. In a food processor or high power blender whiz the cashew, coconut milk and coconut oil until smooth.
  2. Add the vanilla and coconut sugar and whiz untill well combined.
  3. Get 4 cute jars/glasses or glass bowls and pour or spoon in the first layer of vanilla mousse.
  4. Place these jars into the fridge.
  5. Place the vanilla filling aside.

Now for the chocolate layer…

  1. Place all the ingredients in to the food processor
  2. Whiz until super smooth. The friction from the blending with allow the chocolate to melt and combine together.
  3. Get your jars out of the fridge and pour or spoon in the first chocolate layer.
  4. Place back in to the fridge for a couple minutes to allow the chocolate to firm up a little.
  5. Continue this method with alternating layers of choc and vanilla until you have used all the mixture.
  6. Top with chopped strawberries; if your jars are too small, serve the strawberries on the side.
  7. Place the jars in to the fridge for at least an hour or prepare the day before and leave overnight.
  8. Take out of the fridge at least 20 mins before serving as the choccy layer will be a little hard.


  1. If the whole layering thing seems a bit annoying just do 2 layers of vanilla and 1 of chocolate OR get a large glass bowl/dish and do one big Vanilla Choc Mousse cake and spoon it out like delicious ice cream.

Wishing you a lovely week and always remember

I love ya!

Helen xxx



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Lifecoaching - Helen has been an amazing support and inspiration to me over the last year.  She exudes positivity and has enabled me to see life for what it was and how it could be.  She awakened me to new possibilites and inspired me to make some positive changes to my life.  I now feel that I have dropped all the excess baggage I was carrying and I have renewed vigour and determination to live life to the full and reach my full potential.  Thank you Helen, you are a star!
Julie Tzivanidou Cove