Lululemon Athletica – Creating a calm, healthy ‘Nook’ during the festival madness

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Free yoga classes and samples of healthy snacks from Earthy foods, Lululemon Athletica Edinburgh – I think I’m in love…. “Creating components for people to live longer, healthier, more fun lives”.  That’s the brief but poignant description Lululemon Athletica  have on their Facebook page for their newly opened Edinburgh showroom. So how do they achieve … Read more…

Belly Dance Taster Class with Elspeth left me hungry for MORE!

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I was checking out the Leith Festival’s programme and of course I went straight to the Dance section – never expecting to find a FREE belly dance taster class!!  I’ve been dying to try belly dancing for ages but most of the classes I’ve come across are taught in blocks.  I have a sporadic schedule … Read more…

SCIMART – Bread, Bugs, Chocolate …. Oh My!

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As a former engineer, I’m still a bit of a nerd and it’s no secret that I’m a mega foodie so when the Edinburgh International Science Festival included a ‘SCIMART’ (science farmer’s market) in this year’s programme I had no choice but to go!!  In fact, between now and the 20th of April there are … Read more…

Hidden Door Festival – a Peek into the World of Art, Music and Culture

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It seems like only yesterday that I was watching a video released by the organisers of the recurring Hidden Door Festival (first launched in 2010)  which led us up and down the streets of Edinburgh – eventually revealing the secret location for this year’s culture, art and music event – the Market Street Vaults.  I … Read more…

ZUMBA® Workouts Keep You Moving, Sweating and Smiling

Photo Courtesy of Joanna Weintritt, Fitness Soul

Waking up the morning after a Zumba® class you KNOW you’ve had a great workout!!!! Nothing painful or uncomfortable, just that gentle, satisfying stiffness that lets you know you’ve worked hard and did something a little different or more intense than normal and that feels great as it releases when you get things moving again.  … Read more…

Arthur’s Seat – WARNING: Contains photos that may make you want to climb a (small) mountain!!!

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You can’t do a blog called ‘Healthy Edinburgh’ and not include a hike up Arthur’s Seat.  In case anyone out there doesn’t know what Arthur’s Seat is – it’s an extinct volcano right in the heart of Edinburgh, with the main peak (Arthur’s Seat) sitting at about 250m.  The adjacent small peaks and Salisbury’s Crag … Read more…

GETTING FIT WITH COMPLEMENTARY FITNESS – Functional Active Fitness Pilates

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You may have noticed over the years that gyms come and go or change name and management; and if you do go to a gym it’s usually not long before your favourite instructors move on.  Contrary to this trend, Susan Cockburn of Complementary Fitness has been teaching various types of fitness classes in the same place for … Read more…