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…

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:  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…

“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…

The Great Edinburgh Santa Run Celebrates its 10th Anniversary with Festive Frivolity

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The annual Santa Run;  you couldn’t ask for a healthier way to start the holiday season….exercise, fresh air,  music, laughter, all shared with thousands of ‘Santas’ coming together to support a great charity, When You Wish Upon a Star Over the years, I’ve seen the pictures and heard the stories.  Thousands of Santa’s helpers, all … 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…