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The NHS; A Lookback

The NHS was first founded in 1948, and is now one of the worlds biggest employers. As the UK’s largest employer with 1.5 million employees across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Island. That’s a lot of people working everyday to keep us safe! The NHS treats a whopping 1 million patients every 36 hours, and on average the NHS spends £2200 on a patient each year. Having this service is something we should never take for granted!

So lets celebrate our amazing NHS!

We turned our focus to highlighting some of the amazing work that the staff and volunteers of the NHS have been doing, not just during the testing time of a global pandemic, but all the time. Celebrating individual members, through their work, commitment and positivity through these incredibly challenging times!

NHS Staff Stories

Natasha has been focusing on feeling gratitude for the support system around her!

Bridget has been focusing on the small positives in every day to help her.

Victoria found a new appreciation for being able to spend time with loved ones!

Community Kindness!

We loved seeing the ways people are coming together to use their skills and talents to celebrate and say THANKYOU to the NHS. We shared amazing artwork from Megan Hillis, who used her artistic design skills to create digital portraits on her ipad, to gift to NHS workers as her way of saying thankyou!

It has been incredible to see communities coming together, we clapped for carers on our doorsteps every Thursday, and celebrated individual acts of kindness of showing support to key workers. From great artwork, cards and presents to support loved ones, families staying apart to protect each other, and rainbows appearing in and around our neighbourhoods. Its been great to see everyone finding moments of positivity and sharing kindness and compassion within their communities.

We Support Each Other

As a way to show our support to this amazing cause, this week at The Studio we raised money with our Support Each Other T-Shirts, with all proceeds being donated to the NHS Manchester. We loved seeing our community coming together to show their support!

Here’s a look back at some of our fantastic community in their Support Each Other T-shirts!

Get your NHS Support Each Other T-Shirt

Theres still chance to show your support and bag yourself one of these amazing tshirts! All proceeds donated to NHS Manchester, and as a thankyou we will give you 2 class passes on us!

We Support Each Other!

You can purchase your tshirt using the link below!

BUY MY T-SHIRT

You can read more about our Support Each Other T-Shirt campaign here!

Big thankyou to all the key workers and our communities support through this time!

Stretch and Release on your Rest Day!

We all know rest days benefit us almost as much as the actual workout. Giving our bodies time to heal, rest and prevent injury! Our latest tutorial with Corrine provides the perfect stretches to restore your body to its best on your rest day! Targeting areas of tension in muscle groups worked through exercise, you can relax and release allowing the body to recover in time for your next session.

Perfect if you do a lot of high intensity workouts or weight training!

Like this video and want to join us live for our Stretch Therapy Class with Corrine? You can learn more or book on now using the images below!

Want to know how else you can maximise your workout performance? Check out our blog of our Pre and Post workout tips!

We are celebrating our amazing NHS!

We have been inspired by the continuous hard work put in by our incredible NHS not just during these challenging times, but all the time! We just wanted to be able to say THANKYOU. And we want to do what we can to show how much we appreciate our NHS!

Our NHS Support Each Other tops are now on sale and we will be donating all proceeds raised to the NHS Manchester!

I WANT TO BUY A T-SHIRT!

By purchasing one of these t-shirts for £15, your money will be donated to this amazing cause, and to show you much we appreciate you too, we will be gifting you two class passes on us to use on any of our classes.

We support each other!

Check out some of our community members showing their support!

Want to show your support? You can purchase your NHS T-Shirt by tapping the image below!

Want to know how we’ve been celebrating our NHS? Find out more here!

Want to visit our Online Schedule and see what classes we offer?

We are loving seeing our Studio FIITFlow community growing and thriving! You’ve been telling us what you love and how FIITFlow has been benefiting you through lockdown! But if you are still wondering if this class is for you then check out some of the feedback from our community to inspire you to start your FIITFlow journey!

Tried. Tested. Loved. Shared!

Meet Ivane, a FIITFlow fanatic, Personal Trainer and Yoga teacher. Ivane gives us the lowdown on why she’s loving FIITflow and how it benefits her lifestyle and way of training!

Our FIITFLOW class is designed to make you feel GOOD! Even if you have limited time this combination class of HIIT and Yoga gets your workout done in one! High energy dynamic exercises combined with slower soothing stretches. But don’t take our word for it, here’s how our community have been getting on..

FIITFlow Feedback from the Community!

We love to hear from you! Here’s some more feedback from our community about what they are loving about FIITFlow!

I absolutely loved the energy, the music and the burn. It was quite an intense one, but felt very content and light after the session. It was the best way to start my Saturday, so I can only thank you.
– Claudia Mesesan

I loved this class and think this concept is a perfect combination. I am definitely interested in joining in further classes.
– Julie Stamper 

The class was great! I love the combination of HIT and yoga on a weekend. Corrine is a fantastic teacher, very energetic and motivating.
– Suzanne Helena

Really enjoyed the class, the HIIT element is similar to my current work out but was still a challenge to complete. Love the concept of half yoga as I have not done much yoga before, enjoyed it. I thought the session was demonstrated really well and felt that there was no pressure and a was delivered in a professional and friendly manner.
– Dawn

I must say that the Fit Flow session is a great spike to throw in, say once a week. I am very happy to join in this half HIIT class half yoga class!
– David Dias 

We love to hear from you! Have you enjoyed one of our FIITFlow classes? Let us know in the comments below!

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7 minute boosting flow to beat the after lunch energy slump!

Do you feel a drop in energy mid afternoon? Hit refresh with this short sequence you can do without leaving your chair! Stretches to revitalise and relieve tension, helping to loosen the body and refocus the mind to keep you going until home time.

What keeps you going after lunch? Let us know in the comments below!

Struggling to find your flow within your working week? Our series ‘The Studio Working Week’ is here to provide you with short flows to help you through a busy day. From a quick mid morning de-stress to getting over that after lunch energy slump, our flows are designed to help!

There’s power in sharing music! Need some inspiration and want to know what we’ve been listening to during lockdown? Each week we will be coming at you with a new Spotify playlist of our top tracks! Curated by a different member of our Studio team or community.

The sun might be gone for now, but this week Donna is sharing her playlist of Summer favourites. Perfect for creating those feel good summer vibes even if its raining!

Tap the image to go straight to the playlist, don’t forget you can follow or like the playlist to save it to your favourites!

What song always reminds you of summer? Let us know in the comments below!

Not your kind of playlist? Check out some of the other teams playlists here!

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Steph is back with this super refreshing and detoxifying iced green tea recipe. Naturally anti-oxidant, immune boosting and full of flavour this thirst quenching drink is the perfect healthy alternative to sugary drinks!

Ingredients

2 apples cored and chopped

Thumb sized piece of ginger, sliced

1 tsp cinnamon

4 green tea bags

Approx 3 tsp honey

Boiling water

Method

1. Put the apples, ginger and green tea bags into a pan and pour over approximately 1 litre of boiling water.

2. Add the honey and cinnamon and leave to simmer for around an hour. (you can do this quicker but an hour is the perfect time to allow the flavours to infuse!)

3. Pour into a big jar or bottle

Top Tip (to reduce waste, keep the cooked apple and eat as a snack with some yoghurt or over porridge!)

4. Once cool, pop into the fridge and leave overnight

5. Serve in a glass with lots of ice. Enjoy!

What are the benefits?

Green Tea is know for being a natural anti oxidant, good for skin health and can help with weight loss! Combining this with the anti inflammatory properties of ginger and cholesterol lowering apples, makes this delicious drink one you don’t have to feel guilty about indulging in!

Want more healthy recipe ideas? You can follow Steph on Instagram at

@eatingwellnotless

For more inspiration check out these other recipes. Perfect for the summer!

15 minutes to relax and restore before bed

Had a stressful day at work? Sometimes it can be hard to switch off and let go of everything that happened during the day. This 15 minute tutorial is the perfect way to wind down after work. A slow and calming sequence designed to release tension and stress. Clear your mind and feel relaxed ready for a great nights sleep.

What’s your favourite way to wind down ready to sleep? Let us know in the comments below!

Struggling to find your flow within your working week? Our series ‘The Studio Working Week’ is here to provide you with short flows to help you through a busy day. From a quick mid morning de-stress to getting over that after lunch energy slump, our flows are designed to help!

You can check out the other videos from our series below!

Quick guided meditation for inspiring and challenging your perception of change.

What feelings do you associate with change? Stress? Worry? Anxiety? We have something to help turn those negative emotions into hope and positivity! Enjoy this guided meditation for times of change. Helping to evoke a sense of peace and clarity, whilst relaxing the mind and body. We may not be able to control what happens to us, but we can control how we react.

So take a few moments for you, close down the eyes and feel inspired.

Is meditation part of your daily routine? Let us know in the comments below!

You can join us for John’s Move and Meditation class every Friday at
6:30-7:30pm! This class is a feel good slow flow class suitable for all levels. The perfect way to wind down ready for the weekend! Book on by clicking below!

Want something more to meditate on? Check out our other inspiring guided meditations for relaxation and clarity.

15 minute energising flow to kick start your day

Get out of bed on the right side every morning with this Energising Morning Flow! Designed to get the body moving, waking up the muscles and getting that feel good energy flowing. So swap out that morning coffee, add this quick flow into your morning routine and start your day in the best way!

Energised. Awakened. Ready to go!

What get’s you going and feeling energised in the morning? Let us know in the comments below!

Struggling to find your flow within your working week? Our series ‘The Studio Working Week’ is here to provide you with short flows to help you through a busy day. From a quick mid morning de-stress to getting over that after lunch energy slump, our flows are designed to help!

You can check out the other videos in our series below!

Perfect your morning routine and try this healthy breakfast idea!