Sport & Exercise

PHOTOWALK – Arthur’s Seat and Holyrood Park, Edinburgh

A walk up and around Arthur’s Seat is one of the best free things you can do in Edinburgh   We love Arthur’s Seat and have previously written about  a walk around the extinct volcano and also when it has been covered in snow. Although we regularly walk the circuit around Arthur’s Seat, we decided that in […]

 
 

EVENT – Champions of Tennis, 20-23 June 2013, Edinburgh

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Champions of Tennis event comes to Edinburgh The Champions of Tennis events is part of the ATP Champions Tour, and is coming to Edinburgh in June 2013. 20th – 23rd June 2013 sees the event take places in Stockbridge at the Edinburgh Academicals ground, the first time this event has been held in Scotland. This in […]

FEATURE – 16 places to walk in Edinburgh in 2016

Edinburgh is brilliant for lovers of the outdoors. You don’t even have to leave the city to find some beautiful green spaces to blow the cobwebs away. One of the most striking things about the city is not just the enormous number of parks, but the sheer quantity of people enjoying using them. Here’s 16 […]

 
 

FEATURE – Off road running in Edinburgh

By Alan Donald You may be looking for new ways to freshen up your fitness levels, whether you are new to running or a seasoned road runner. I’m a running coach with a triathlon coaching qualification and trail running or hill running is a fantastic way to improve your fitness levels & provide a new […]

REVIEW – The Healthy Living Yearbook by Tracy Griffen

Healthy Living Yearbook – Get Fit and Enjoy It, In Every Season Author: Tracy Griffen The Healthy Living Yearbook is a fitness almanac packed full of tips for well-being, nutrition, exercise motivation and ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle.  Written by Edinburgh-based personal trainer Tracy Griffen, she notes that there’s a distinct seasonal cycle in […]

REVIEW – Shellac manicure at Boosh Nails and Beauty, Cowgate

Boosh Nails and Beauty opens in the Cowgate The excellent Boosh hair has been open in the Cowgate for over a decade now. Owner Mary Mulhern, made the clever move of acquiring the premises next door and opening its sister shop last month – Boosh nails and beauty. Boosh Nails and Beauty has been fitted […]

NEWS – Royal Commonwealth Pool to open on 21st March

The Royal Commonwealth Pool is scheduled to open on Wednesday 21st March 2012. We can’t wait to get back in there for a swim after the £37m refurbishment. We saw the refurb in progress last year (minus the water) and it was looking great.There are plenty of activities to choose from including fitness classes and the excellent […]

REVIEW – Zest Health and Beauty, Edinburgh

By Chiara Pannozzo There’s no getting around it, women love to be pampered, and pampered I was today at Zest Health and Beauty on Haddington Place. This city centre salon was established by Louise Caithness eight years ago and has continued to thrive ever since. With talented staff and premium products, it’s easy to see […]

REVIEW – Atticsalt pilates with Jo Munro

Atticsalt Pilates By Victoria Bamber As a society, we appear to be on a bit of a health kick. Gone are the days where a McDonald’s quarter pounder is followed by a couple of pints in the pub, a snooze at home and a takeaway from the local chippy for dinner. Edinburgh has woken up […]

Free golf on Bruntsfield Links, Edinburgh

Play on the world’s oldest short hole golf course for free A wonderful free activity to do all year round is to play golf on Brunstfield Links. Believed to be one of the oldest sites of golf (pre-dates 17th century), the short hole course was founded in 1895. Situated south of Melville Drive, there are two courses available to […]