Health & Wellbeing

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

FEATURE – Two Fat Laddies, Iain and Shaun

Iain Pope and Shaun Milne call themselves “two lardy Scottish lads” and are using 2011 to lose some weight.  Five stone in fact.  Each. Iain starts the year weighing in at 291lbs and Shaun at 238lbs.  Documenting their journey via their website and other social media methods, the pair are promising to be completely honest about their […]

INFO – Feel Brand New Image Consultancy

Award Winning Colour Me Beautiful Image Consultant Judith Campbell, set up Feel Brand New in 2007 and has been going from strength to strength, transforming both men and women in the Capital. “Managing your appearance is an important part of who you are. People who look good feel good, it’s as simple as that.”  Judith believes […]

EVENT – Fitness session with Craig Ali, 25% proceeds to charity

 Total Movement workshop with Craig Ali, Saturday 17th April, 10am – 1pm Looking to improve your energy well-being?  Want to reduce your back and neck pain?  Need to manage your stress levels better?  If so,  the Total Movement workshop covering Levels 1 & 2 can help achieve all of these and more.   Craig Ali is taking […]

REVIEW – Massage by Knot Stressed

Massage by Knot Stressed, Onie Tibitt. Last weekend I attended a massage taster session as part of an open day at Yoga Stable in Montgomery Street Lane (at the rear of Elm Row on the section with Valvona & Crolla).   I was made aware of this deal through the massage therapist’s twitter stream.  I booked an appointment […]

REVIEW – Balanced Fitness & Physiotherapy, Stockbridge

Balanced Fitness and Physiotherapy is a wonderful well being centre at North West Circus Place,  Stockbridge.  The Balanced Fitness in the name is the ‘place to get fit’ and the Balanced Physiotherapy part  is the ‘place to get better’. Determined to live a healthier life in 2010, I decided to make an appointment with one of the physiotherapists and was […]