Hello and Happy Sunday!
Today I thought I would talk about GLUTEN and why so many people are eating less of it!
Gluten is a protein found in grains such as wheat, rye and barley. In people suffering celiac disease, or gluten sensitivity, this protein causes damage and inflammation to the intestines.
Celiac disease & gluten sensitivity is on the rise, mainly due to a massive increase over the years in the amount of grain we eat, and the types of gluten filled processed foods that are widely available – particularly in the Western World.
The wheat of today is farmed from nutrient depleted soils and is a result of “hybridization” – in other words, nothing like the grain we ate 100 years ago!
The benefits of eliminating or reducing gluten:
Encourages a healthier diet with less processed foods & higher quality grains like quinoa for example.
Reverses inflammation and damage to the intestinal tract, promoting gut health.
Disadvantages of a gluten free diet:
Potential lack of fibre & essential nutrients if eliminating all grains
Poor alternative choices if choosing packaged and processed GF foods full of fats and sugars!
Summing up, if you find yourself suffering with stomach issues, brain fog, fatigue or skin conditions, it might be that you are sensitive to gluten. Try cutting it out for a couple of weeks and see if there’s an improvement …. but do some research and fill your diet with NATURAL, nutrient rich foods, rather than buying from the GF aisles in the supermarket! 😉
If you have NO digestive or other gluten related issues, then the chances are you don’t eat a huge amount of it anyway …it’s all about the balance and you might have that just about right already!
Quick little mention here – I’m opening up Elevate for 8 weeks on October 7th … daily nutrition coaching and online exercise …improve your lifestyle for good!
It’s £79 for 8 weeks Full Access, more info here!
Lots of love so far for the new TeamUp Members booking app! It’s brilliant and so simple …we can help you get on it at class if you bring your phone … or simply download from here:
**Friday morning peeps, please note there are small changes to the class timings effective this week.
I will see you if you’re at Yoga with Kevin this morning!
Our annual charity Aerobathon is on Sunday 27th October, 10am til 1pm
We are asking for donations for attending the day… all welcome!
Week commencing September 22nd
New = Newstead / WP = Westcombe Pk
Tub = Tubbenden
MON EMKS 6am 30 min WP
MON Total Body HIIT 9.30am 45 min WP
MON Zumba Gold 10.30am 40 min WP
MON Essential Pilates 11.15am 45 min WP
MON Fight Klub 6.00pm 50 min NEW
MON Body Con 6.45pm 45 min Tub
MON Body Con 7.00pm 50 min NEW
MON Yoga Flow 7.35pm 55 min Tub
MON Cross Train 8.00pm 30 min NEW
TUE EMKS 6am 30 min WP
TUE HIIT 9.30am 40 min WP
TUE Yoga 10.15am 1 hour WP
TUE Barbell 6.45pm 45 min Tub
TUE Zumba 7.00pm 55 min NEW
TUE Pilates 7.40pm 55 min Tub
TUE Mat Yoga 7.40pm 1 hour Tub
WED EMKS 6am 30 min WP
WED Cross Train /Stretch 9.30am 50 min WP
WED Pilates 6.30pm 55 min Tub
WED Cardio Ab Attack 6.45pm 45 min NEW
WED Core & Stretch 7.30pm 45 min Tub
WED Fight Klub 7.30pm 50 min NEW
THUR EMKS 6am 30 min WP
THUR PowerWave/PY 9.15am 50 min WP
THUR Buggy Beat 10.15am 45 min WP
THUR Total Body LITE 7.00pm 50 min NEW
THUR HIIT 7.00pm 45 min Tub
THUR Fitness Pilates 8.00pm 55 min Tub
FRI EMKS 6am 30 min WP
FRI PowerWave 9.10am 30 min WP
FRI Body Conditioning 9.45am 45 min WP
FRI Fitness Pilates 10.35am 55 min WP
SAT HIIT 8.45am 40 min NEW
SAT Total Body HIIT 9.40am 45 min NEW
SAT Activation Band Conditioning 10.30am 45 min NEW
SUN The Sunday Session 9.15am 50 min TUB
SUN Yoga with Kevin 10.30am 75 min TUB
For who’s teaching when, check the Team Up dashboard on the Flin’s Fitness home page!