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…

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…

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…

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…

 ‘Escaping’ the Chaos and Indulgence of the Holidays at the Sheraton’s One Spa

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My top tips for getting the most out of the ‘Escape’ hydrotherapy package so you get the maximum health benefits of relaxing, de-stressing and detoxifying It’s Christmas Day, 2014.  The sun is shining.  We’ve just finished a walk up Arthur’s seat (dressed in our Santa Run suits of course). Our family dinner is not until … Read more…