Welcome!!

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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…

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…

Guest Blog:  Step it Up Dance – sorry grown-ups, this cool urban dance class is for the Kids!! By Lisa McLeod of Step it Up Dance

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I often get messages inviting me to try new fitness classes or therapies, but as I read further into Lisa McLeod’s message about ‘Step it Up Dance’ I quickly came to a realisation….. even though I’m only 5 foot 3, I don’t think I could sneak myself into a Kid’s dance class!!  But these classes … Read more…

Edible Gardening – The Royal Botanic Garden helps us plan ahead for this growing season

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I’ve spent so many hours wandering around the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh,  enjoying the fresh air and foliage, no matter what the season.  I’ve read the plaques and little signs but I’ve never taken the time to find out the history of the Garden or to find out more about how they manage to provide … Read more…

The Floatarium Spa  – De-stressing Edinburgh for over 20 years

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After the heart racing stress of ‘nearly’ leaping 100ft in the air, I knew I had to:  Dye my hair, which turned white when I leaned over the rail and looked at the tiny dot like people below Head back to The Floatarium Spa for some serious relaxation! To me, floating quietly in a warm … Read more…

“Jellyfication of the legs?…… Welcome to Hydro Spin!!”

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I love Spinning®.  I love swimming.  So when I was invited by simplyhealth to attend a promotional Hydro Spin class (also known as Aqua Spin) at Edinburgh Leisure’s Royal Commonwealth Pool of course I said Yes!  Simplyhealth is a healthcare provider that promotes creating ‘healthy habits’ such as healthy eating and routine exercise.  In order … Read more…

Adrenaline Junkie Alert:  Aerial Assault at EICA, …. Embrace The Fear!!

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When I started the Healthy Edinburgh blog, I pictured myself running around the glorious streets of Edinburgh – going for lots of massages, chilling out in spas, going to dance classes and yet here I am, harnessed up, heart-racing, ready(?) to leap 100ft in the air after being invited to the re-launch of the AERIAL ASSAULT … Read more…