Sport & Leisure

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 – 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 […]

NEWS – Warrender Baths reopens & 6-week membership special offer

Warrender Swim Centre in Marchmont holds a special place in our hearts, as it is where one of us learned to swim many many years ago. He still has his ‘Tadpole’ badge to prove it… Now, after an extensive 6-month refurbishment, this historic listed swimming baths and fitness complex is reopen to the public. First […]

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 […]

REVIEW – Rugby at Murrayfield, Six Nations

Yesterday I went to the rugby at Murrayfield to see Scotland play France in their first game of this year’s RBS Six Nations.  I headed along early to soak up all the pre-match atmosphere and started to walk to the stadium from the West End.  There were French supporters everywhere, determined to confuse the Scottish as they […]

INTERVIEW – Nina Barough, Walk the Walk

  Edinburgh Moonwalk 2010 – Saturday 19th June Nina Barough is one amazing woman and is the founder of Walk the Walk which raises millions of pounds for cancer related charities.  You can read more about how it all started.   This year’s Edinburgh Moonwalk takes place on Saturday 19th June 2010.  There are still spaces  for the 2010 Edinburgh Moonwalk but entries […]

HEALTH – Laughter Yoga at the Salisbury Centre

The class is run by Gail Bryden, founder of Your True Potential . Laughter Yoga was developed by an Indian doctor, Dr Kataria, who recongnised that hearty laughter provides a great cardio workout, boosts your immune system, reduces pain and can help with weight loss; proving that laughter really is the best medicine.  Laughter sessions are […]

Mark Cooper – Edinburgh endurance athlete

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go” TS Eliot   Mark Cooper is an extraordinary young man living in Edinburgh.  On the 1st of May, he will embark on an epic journey: running through Holland, Belgium, France and Spain completing 50 marathons in 56 days.  That’s a […]

FEATURE – Golf in Edinburgh

At the heart of the biggest golfing region in Scotland, Edinburgh has a perfect mix when it comes to courses, a whole host of top-class members’ clubs being complemented by some of the top municipal layouts in the country. Choosing somwhere to start is always difficult but The Braids would certainly be on the top of many lists. One of the aforementioned municipal courses, it sits on a hill high above the city and enjoys some of the best views in the entire ‘Home of Golf’. Home […]