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Introduction to Pilates Studio ~ Juice Jar!

17 Jan 2013 - 13:58

The introduction of our organic juice medleys to members of the Pilates Studio! 

Watermelons!

14 Jan 2013 - 11:37

 

Summer, heat and relief are synonymous with WATERMELONS! :) Everytime the heat hits me, I think of many cold slices of crisp, sweet and juicy watermelon! mmm :) 

 

Even better, they're good for you! 

 

 

  • Hydration and cleansing

~ Watermelons are 90% water and great for rehydrating our bodies on hot, sweaty days. The high water content has a detox effect on our bodies, rejuvenating skin and our systems. Watermelon juice aids in cleasing our kidneys and helps when facing kidney stones. 

 

  • Diuretic

Although high in water content, watermelons are natural diuretics and prevents water retention in our bodies. 

 

More on nutrition ... 

 

Watermelons are high in vitamins A and C, potassium, lycopene, beta-carotene, silicon and antioxidants.

 

Lycopene is present in watermelons in high quantities. Lycopene (an antioxidant) helps to minimize risks of strokes and other ailments like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, colon cancer and asthma.

 

Beta carotene and lycopene guard plants against damage fromsunlight. These help to neutralize the “free radicals,” roaming molecules that cause tissue and organ damage, in our bodies. 

 

 

Watermelon is rich in antioxidants that help to prevent kidney stones, cancers and cardiac ailments.

 

Citrulline

~ Watermelon is a rich source of citrulline, an amino acid that converts to arginine in our bodies. Arginine is vital for a healthy cardiovascular and immune system. 

 

  • Great energy drink

~ Watermelon juice is high in Vitamin B, potassium and iron. It can offer more nutrients per calorie as it mainly made of water and contains very few calories.

 

  • Rind and seeds 

Watermelon seeds are rich sources of protein and micro and macro-nutrients like calcium, iron, potassium, zinc and phosphorus. 

While the rind contains citruline, lycopene, beta carotene and vitamin C.

 

 

 

 

 

Test Results - December: Adult Members

17 Dec 2012 - 14:48

 

Adult Members

The following students have been promoted to:

8th Kyu 3rd Kyu
LeonLoftus
  

 

  
7th Kyu 2nd Kyu
WayneLee
MassimoViggiani
KieuNguyen
 
ErdemOzen
NatashaZonn
  
6th Kyu 1st Kyu
GregArnott
VinMerrett

 

 
DylanMraz
JeffBlanchard
FrankMesiti
  
 5th Kyu Shodan
MatthewSimon
  

 

  
4th Kyu  
MattO’Meara
ZacMerrett
AlexeiTriaskine
EwanSmith
NghiHuynh
AliceMaghami

 

  

Omedetto gozaimasu to Ewan Smith and Zac Merrett who have successfully completed their bridging from Junior grades and have now received full promotion to 4th Kyu.

All students promoted to 4th Kyu are now requested to attend Intermediate Classes. Please see admin to work out your new schedule.

Red Cabbage

13 Dec 2012 - 15:06

Purple cabbage, usually found in salads and stir-frys are also great in juices! These juicy, strong coloured bundles are high in ... 

 

VITAMINS:

  • Vitamin C - helps to fight off infections ... 
  • Vitamin A - for healthy skin and eyes...
  • Vitamin K
  • 6 types of Vitamin B - individually have their own benefits! Eg. Folate for cell reproduction. 

 

MINERALS:

  • Sodium
  • Potassium - regulates our fluid levels. 
  • Magnesium
  • Iron - helps optimise red blood cell functions that carry oxygen to our cells.

 

FATTY-ACIDS:

Provides omega-3 fatty acids which lower triglycerides (type of fat that increases stroke risk). It also decrease the risk of heart problems. 

 

Omega-6 fatty acids help maintain the health of our heart and brain. 

 

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ANTHOCYANINS (an antioxidant)

Gives red cabbage its lovely colour :). These flavonoids (pigments that give red pigmentation) have anti-cancer benefits and also boosts memory. 

 

They also may help with wieght loss as they induce our bodies to release hormones that metabolise fats. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNGRIP - Documentary

13 Dec 2012 - 12:17

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