I am delighted to be starting Barre Fitness classes in September and indeed am one of the first instructors to do this in Scotland.
Barre Fitness is mainly ballet based and offers a full all round workout - some barre work which is great for flexibility and balance - a full blown cardiovascular or fatburning workout in the centre, followed by a long stretch/strength session on the mats.
This is great fun and different to any workout I have ever done - if you did ballet as a kid it will take you back there as you plie and fondu at the barre, and glisse and pas de chat across the studio.
And we even have ballet tinkly piano music!
But you don't have to have done ballet before - the moves are very simple to pick up and understand.
This really is pure escapism into a world away from the gym and the bootcamp, giving you some fantastic health related benefits.
This will not give you the same core workout as Pilates and is not suitable if you have major joint problems - please contact me if you would like to find out if it's suitable for you.
Stirling Scottish Marathon
It's very exciting both for Stirling and sport that the first ever marathon is coming to Stirling on May 21 2017.
This is being hosted by Great Run Events who host the major running events in the UK including the London Marathon and The Great North Run. The plan is for this to be an annual event and attract the big names every year, a bit like the Scottish version of the London Marathon.
I do hope there will be plenty of fun runners too!
As I myself have entered, I plan to offer advice/coaching on running and training towards this over the next 12 months, including how to avoid injury, build strength and keep your motivation going.
Please let me know if you would like any specific training advice or classes.