Monday already?!

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

And February already eh??? What happened to January let alone Christmas?

Whilst it’s wonderful to be busy doing all the things I love, I really do want (because I think it’s good for me) to take a little more time to take it all in, smell the roses, you know what I mean? Because I love what I do to make a crust I have the propensity to be so busy ‘doing’ – I forget to make time for ‘being’, I’m sure I’m not alone. “Never be so busy making a living that you forget to make a life”


Independance Day with Antonio

Just wow, we had such a fantastic day with the passionate Italian dancer and teacher from Pineapple (soon appearing in the upcoming Mamma Mia 2 movie). He wowed everyone with his routines and little pearls of performers wisdom.

I was really pleased with how brilliantly everyone danced my Fabulously Fosse routine (Antonio was cheek blushingly complimentary about my choreography, what a compliment from a working dance pro)

Here are some pics…videos available soon…

Get ready for the rest of the Independance year!



Offer ends this Thursday!

If you would like to join in the fun at our next INDEPENDANCE events, then we have an exclusive offer for DYBO participants.

Book 2 or more places on any of our 2018 events and pay only £25 per person, per event.

You are welcome to bring friends and they can benefit from this deal, as long as you book for them.

Our next events are;

  • Sunday 13 May – Dan Little
  • Sunday 7 October – Lincoln Bryden
  • Saturday 1 December – Jo Ali


How to Pay

As this offer is exclusive to you, it is not available via our website. Cash or bank transfers are accepted – UK Fitness Academy. Sort 09-01-28. Acc.No. 04 28 43 24

 Once booked, please email and let us know which events you have paid for and who you have booked for!

But be quick, this offer ends this THURSDAY 8th Feb!!


Daisy in Macbeth

We ‘bunked off’ Barre Fit last week to see Daisy performing with the Mark Bruce Ballet Company and of course she and the other dancers were amazing. We took up Row K in the Royal Theatre in Winchester and you could feel us bursting with pride every time Daisy came on stage. It’s a dark story and portrayed brilliantly. Daisy will be appearing across the country and for a month in London see ( for details).


DYBO gals running for charity

Well done to Lisa Coaley and Rachel Davies who participated in the London Winter Run (for Cancer Research) yesterday. Check out their JustGiving pages on Facebook.

I will feature Abi Arris and Vicki Bee stories next week and their training and running for charity.


Fix your Gut, Fix the Problem

The media is full of reports on Gut health and its impact on overall 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 we look at 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.

When it’s cold we often crave starchy and high sugar foods, if you are trying to care for your gut health, your insulin system (and more) plus your waist line that, approach isn’t the best solution. Try this recipe for a warming filling and comforting soup.

Saffron Infused Cauliflower Soup

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 lbs frozen or fresh cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 5 cups of water or vegetable broth
  • 20 saffron threads
  1. Sautée onion and garlic in olive oil on a soup pot, over medium heat, until onion is translucent, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add cauliflower florets, salt and pepper and continue cooking for 10-12 minutes
  3. Add 5 cups of water, bring to a boil and simmer until cauliflower is tender, 20-25 minutes.
  4. Turn off heat. Add saffron, stir and cover. Let the saffron steep for about 20 minutes.
  5. Blend soup in a blender until creamy.
  6. Serve hot or warm with a drizzle of sumac oil

Wishing you a fantastic week, keep warm and keep fit and healthy!

Love ya,

Helen xxx

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I must have been having a massage with Helen, on a monthly basis for over 10 years now.  I really value this time.  Helen will advise me if there is a small problem with my back or legs, and give me the right exercises to do , to correct the problem.  Helen has helped me before and after 2 uni-compartmental knee replacement operations.  I am 73 years old and thankfully feel fit.  I swim twice a week, enjoy pilates and a hydrofit class.  Helen  has been a major help in keeping me flexible, fit and healthy, and I recommend her most highly.
Rosemary Savage Camberley