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…

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…

Guest Blog:  Insanity; Train Insane – or remain the same! by Nicola Cockburn of nicolacfitness.com

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Last January I had my first attempt at a running club and I have to admit that I was a bit nervous.  Luckily I was in good hands with fitness instructor and personal trainer, Nicola Cockburn.  Nicola has recently added another class to her schedule of workouts – INSANITY!!  I have yet to try it … Read more…

Guest Blog:  Edinburgh Run Tour with @Runningdutchie by Marina Ranger, The Running Ranger

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Lucja Leonard (aka the Running Dutchie) loves running and loves Edinburgh.  She has recently combined these two passions to create Edinburgh Run Tours.  Running is a great way to see a new city, get your bearings, hear some stories and pick up some tips from locals. Lucja can completely customise the tours to the time … Read more…

Guest Blog: My Return to Meadowbank Velodrome by John Gow

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This month we have an extra special Guest Blogger, my hubby!!  My husband has been a keen cyclist since the 80’s, competing on the road and even making the Scottish National Team for the track.  Living near Dundee, he only had access to a concrete velodrome so had to travel to Meadowbank in Edinburgh to … Read more…

GUEST BLOG: Spa in the City  – Edinburgh’s Annual Festival of Pampering and Relaxation

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Every year we are treated to a weekend of pampering when the city of Edinburgh hosts ‘Spa in the City’.   Normally this just takes place in St. Andrew’s Square but this year it spread out across 3 sites with the addition of the Grassmarket and in front of House of Fraser on Princes Street.  Spa … Read more…

Guest Blog: ‘Eat Minus Wheat’ checks out Gluten Free options at Ronde Bicycle Outfitters, by M. Munro

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This month’s Guest Blog is from an Edinburgh blog I’ve just recently come across, ‘Eat Minus Wheat’. Cutting out one of the most widely used ingredients – gluten – from your diet can be frustrating and challenging, but following a gluten-free lifestyle shouldn’t mean you have to give up the things you love. Melissa shares … Read more…