This weeks Foodie Friday is home made Passata!
Fresh and nutritious with 3 simple ingredients; tomatoes, basil and red onions.
The tomatoes are a valuable part of a healthy diet packed with vitamin C and also great for your skin!
Basil is an anti-inflammatory for anyone with joint problems/arthritis.
Super-food red onions can help improve your immune system. All great for your health and fitness.
STEP 1 – Get your tomatoes.
STEP 2 – Simmer gently.
STEP 3 – Add to your favourite pasta ingredients – peppers, courgettes, mushrooms etc.
STEP 4 – Ready for freezing.
How great is this – Steve Harley from Cockney Rebel playing at the Civic Hall. Well done to the local music promoter who is responsible for bringing all these fabulous artists to the Civic Hall, Cottingham. A few of us from Fitness Vibe were in the reception area that day helping to promote the new Cottingham Village Trust 500 club Lottery, so we had the chance to meet him x
Here is our class member Eileen who won the second prize of £75 in the new Cottingham Village Trust 500 Club Lottery today. Here she is being handed her cheque by Ian Start who is the chairman of the Trust. The lucky winners are drawn on the last Wednesday of the month. Have you registered yet to become a member?
For a monthly subscription of £4 or a one off annual subscription of £48, you could be in with the chance of winning some tax free cash whilst helping to support your local village hall and ensure that the Civic Hall remains in the hands of the community. The draw will take place on the last Wednesday of the month. Half of the months subscriptions will go direct to the Trust to help retain the Civic Hall and the other half of the months subscriptions will be shared between three lucky winners.
We already have 100 people who have joined, if you would like to join the Cottingham Village Trust 500 Club Lottery ring 01482 844599 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Registration forms are available at reception. See Adele, Jean Harper or Jean Skinner if you need to know any further details.
This month was a bonus roll over so the first prize of £150 goes to Jackie Himsworth. Second prize of £75 each, goes to Eileen Palphramand and Julie Newmarch. Third prize of £50 each goes to Jenny Wasling and Laura Green. Congratulations everyone! Here’s to next month!
We now have some lovely new artwork for our new Legs Bums and Tums class. This Fitness Vibe class taught by Instructor Helen Burdin has been a great success, the feedback has been great. You can find out more about the class by visiting the Fitness Body section on the website. Our lovely class members Gaynor and Katie are featured in the posters and flyers. Thanks to everyone who agreed to have their photograph taken.
I am now starting to share healthy, nutritious, simple meal ideas with you. “Foodie Fridays” will be twice a month. The meals I will share will be energy boosting recipes which I use myself, which are easy to make and help me to teach my classes. Here we have our first one:
Tuna salad nicoise
Tuna, tomatoes, olives, green beans, cucumber, egg, boiled potatoes.
The type and quantity of the food you eat plays an essential role in determining your energy levels for the day. The omega 3 fatty acids found in the tuna can help reduce fatigue and the egg is packed with protein, a steady source of energy teamed with this summery salad is perfect on these warm summer days and prepares me for teaching my classes.
The new Legs Bums and Tums Class has been a great success and is now live on the website. You can find the information under the “Fitness Body” section on the website. The feedback I have been getting has been great. Our Instructor Helen Burdin is doing a great job x Thank you to everyone who agreed to have their picture taken for the new website page – can you spot yourself?
Our Fitness Gold Class runs every Monday morning 10.30am – 11.15am at Church of Asension, Calvert/Priory Road. It’s a lovely traditional Keep Fit – Movement to Music class and every year we have a summer picnic. This year we held our annual picnic on Monday 13th August. The weather rained on our party so we had to move indoors but it did not spoil our fun x Special thanks to Andy Chapman from Cottingham Catering for providing such a wonderful buffet. Thanks also to Tracy Hammond and her lovely Keep Fit ladies for joining us and helping out. Spaces are available at this Monday morning keep fit class for anyone wishing to join this fun and friendly group x .
I have choreographed a special Mamma Mia Tribute class for our Strictly Fitsteps classes as I know many of you have loved seeing the movie currently on at the cinema. Why not pop along to one of our popular Strictly Fitsteps classes and have a sing a long with us. All the great iconic Abba tracks are in the playlist – Fernando, Dancing Queen, SOS, Voulez Vous and more! Really easy choreography for you to follow and enjoy x