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Join me as I make the most of all that is healthy in Edinburgh! Follow my adventures as I discover and share fun activities and businesses in Edinburgh that will help promote personal health and  improve the health and well-being of this vibrant city.  You may even be inspired to try some yourself!! To receive our … Read more…

Is it a Bike?  Is it a Raft?  Is it Boat?  No, it’s Akwakat!

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It’s early on a Friday morning; we wake up and anxiously check the weather.  Our planned outing on the canal will be so much better if the weather holds out. The forecast for the week was pretty bleak but today stood out as the brightest, driest day – unlike our first booking in April which … Read more…

One Day, One City – 3 Workouts : Yoga, Running and Spinning® our way across Edinburgh

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Last Saturday, the 4th of July, I woke up very excited and a little nervous to be trying Edinburgh’s first studio and outdoor based, cross-city workout event.    This trio of fitness activities (a kind of ‘Urban’ triathlon) would include an hour Vinyasa style yoga class at Meadowlark Yoga, a 5 mile run and a one … Read more…

Guest Post: Put on your trainers and help ‘Health in Mind’ promote positive mental health

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When I first started my blog ‘Healthy Edinburgh, I knew that although physical fitness was going to feature quite strongly, I also believe that ‘health’ means so much more than just physical wellbeing.  That’s why the Healthy Edinburgh motto is ‘Sharing experiences that promote healthy minds, bodies and communities’.  This month’s guest blog focuses on … Read more…

The Ultimate Urban Workout with Access Parkour

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Edinburgh, both by design and nature, is the perfect urban gym.  With its sloping streets, stair filled ‘closeys’, parks and paths, it’s no surprise so many runners, boot camps, cyclists, skate boarders and Parkour groups use Edinburgh for their outdoor workouts.  Some people may see this as a ‘nuisance’ but I’d rather see people (of … Read more…

 Yoga in a Vault….. Only in Edinburgh

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Candles, stone vaulted ceiling, rustic wooden floors, trancelike beat, subtle scent of incense… Cabaret Voltaire provided the atmospheric setting; Amanda of Yoga Mix led a dynamic, flowing vinyasa style Yoga class; we donated our fees to the charity Raleigh International. I’ve spent many hours in the basement vault of Cabaret Voltaire (36 Blair Street) – … Read more…

Guest Blog:   Mariota of ‘M Massage’ prepares to Ride the North!

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In our running feature on fitness challenges, last week we featured a guest post from Kylie who is preparing for a second attempt of the extreme obstacle course – the Tough Mudder.   This time we’re hearing about a local Massage Therapist who is attempting not one but 2 cycling challenges!  Mariota is passionate about massage … Read more…

Guest Blog: What happened when Kylie Challenged herself to the Tough Mudder?…

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I did my first fitness fundraising event last December, The Santa Run.  I’ve never really taken to running but, by signing up to a challenge and committing to a fund raising goal for charity, I was motivated to train and complete the event! In my March newsletter I put together a list of fitness challenges … Read more…