What an EPIC day!!!
On July 1st I ran a spiritual fair in the stunning grounds of Careless Whisper. It was also the official opening of my second SMart studio in the same grounds, meaning residents of Brackley and the surrounding villages will soon have access to all he fun and shenanigans of SMart without having to travel too far from home!
So many lovely, positive and spiritual people came to provide healing, readings, and treatments and the atmosphere was definitely one of zen like relaxation. Guests took advantage of the myriad treatments available, and tucked into some delicious home cooked clean food, whilst mingling amongst like-minded folk in the warm Sunday afternoon.
The proceeds from entrance to the fair, and for many of the treatments were all collected for charity. Lorraine Giles raised money for FWS with Reiki – Helen Thompson raised cash for group of rehabilitated women with her wonderful healing.
Careless Whisper is a true haven away from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives, and SMart Health & Fitness will make full use of this positive energy to focus on all aspects of your well-being.
Huge thank you to Roxy Colmer for setting up the field, moving it and the marquee and to the kindest woman ever Dawnie Colmer for allowing me to use her beautiful land over looking the lake in Brackley!
Kick Starters & SMarties
How was our weekend?
Well…my weekend was just amazing! Huge shout out and thanks to:
Michael Dale – Chef, poster design, technical expert
Geraldine Pinto – Chef, poster design, interior designer
Jan Splcer – Chef, raffle prize collector
Rachael Willson – Chef and KSFL Success Story!
David (Rachael’s Husband to be) – Chef and dishwaster challenger!
Shirley Matthews (Mum) – Chef
Mike Matthews (My Hubby) – For never walking out
Naomi Perkins – Bar
Roxy Colmer – Raffle tickets and just amazing supporter
If it wasn’t for these amazing souls – Saturday night wouldn’t have happened. We launched our very own KSFL Clean Curry Night to raise money for BYHP.
Everything ran beautifully and for our first event I believe this was just spot on.
No quarrel, no stress…the KSFL and SMart team just helped and supported each other and got the job done!
I would just like to express my gratitude to all of them. The food was gourmet! The guests LOVED the three courses and gave me some amazing feedback.
We are already in talks about our next KSFL event. Don’t worry if you missed this one (you did miss out on a real treat) we have so many other events in the pipeline.
This week – REMINDERS
Tuesday Spin 7pm National Herb Centre – please book on here
Wednesday KSFL LIVE with Rachel Holmes 7pm Naomi’s Cafe : –
- Free food
- Talk from Rachel Holmes. international presenter, founder of KSFL and expert in health and wellbeing.
- Please bring friends/family/colleagues especially if your goal is to feel healthier, have more energy and be more positive.
Spa Day Sunday 24th Bicester Golf Club and Spa – Only £55 (Still time to book)
- 30 min treatment
- PIlates and meditation
- Use of gym and spa between 10am and 6:30pm
Please respond to this email if you would like more info or to book on.
Eat clean and train SMart
KSFL & SMart Health & Fitness Coach
On the 16th July I am putting on a clean curry night in aid of Banbury Young Homelessness Project. For £25 you will be treated to a clean three course meal cooked and served by a core team of Kick Start Fat Loss members, all experts in creating delicious clean food that you won’t believe is good for you! There are limited spaces to this fabulous charity event, so why not book yourself on and learn how delicious healthy food can be, and support a fantastic local charity. You can book on and pay here, or to register your interest email me! Spaces are limited and going fast, so don’t delay!
The meal starts at 7pm and will include popadoms and dips, starters, meat and vegetarian curries, and a selection of sweet treats for dessert! It is being held at BYHP, 2 Chandos Close, Banbury. To learn more about the great work BYHP do, click here. This is such an exciting event, as well as the food we will have a raffle with some fantastic prizes kindly donated by local business. I would love to see you there!
Well it is almost a week ago since our Fitness Pilates and Yoga Retreat. The week leading up to the day…it rained and rained and rained. My dear poor friend Roxy Colmer had arranged for a Marquee to be erected in her lovely Mum’s Children’s Nursery in Brackley. Roxy was running around all week, trying hard to ensure the grass was dry enough for the day to go ahead.
On the day before I popped over to see how water logged the grass was…Hey! It’s out of my control and I can’t worry about situations I cannot control. The worst case scenario would have been to re-arrange the event. Which, we didn’t need to do. The rain stopped hammering it down from 4 pm in Brackley and by morning most of the water had drained away into the nearby lake.
The show went on and it was a lovely warm sunny day. We started the day with herb and fruit teas, some mindfulness and mobility.
Ellen Hayward taught an amazing ab ladder. My amazing Mum made lots of KSFL food for the attendees to eat and try. Jo Badger gave an over view of Feng Shui, followed by her amazing Yoga. Last up was Tanya Collins who is an emotional coach and spectrum therapist. Tanya gave an insightful talk and an amazing meditation to close the day.
As we all said our goodbyes, it was time to take the Marquee down. All hands on deck! The rain held off till then thankfully.
I’m so grateful to everyone who was involved and made another one of our events possible. A lot of hard work and peoples time was given and I feel honored and blessed to have such amazing human beings in my life.
If you’d like to come along to our next Fitness Pilates and Yoga Day Retreat block out 11th September, The House at Pooh Corner, Hinton Road, Brackley.
We have 20 spaces and booking is now open. Only £43 10am till 4pm, food included and also a goodie back with recipes and some tasters for you to take home with you.
Spread the word and come take some time for you…
Eat clean and train SMart
Kick Starters & SMarties
The Spa Day on the 15th of May has now sold out!
But don’t worry. I plan to run these every other month so we can get to chill out together and get pampered at the same time. I’ll post the next date (July) just as soon as I can.
Our next event is on the 26th June. It’s a Fitness Pilates, Meditation, Yoga and Feug Shui Retreat Day. This will be held at a beautiful nursery – The House at Pooh Corner, Brackley.
If you would like a day where you can relax and get some YOU time. Please reply to this email and I will forward you the details.
KSFL & SMart Health & Fitness Coach
Kick Starters and Smarties
Yesterday I was at the BeFit Event in London. As I walked around the various health and well being stands it was clear that they were all pushing and promoting juicing, cooking from scratch and moving more. The fitness industry is on top form. I’ve been to numerous health and well being events in the past, but I have to admit this one was smaller, but spot on.
There were different classes that you could book into and a few stalls where you could buy fitness apparel.
There was an abundance of tasters on the majority of the stalls. But guess what?!!! Most of them where giving away shots of greens juices, smoothies, healthy sweet treats such as protein balls and bars….all the food that KSFL promote. Natasha Corrett and Vicki Edgson (Honestly Healthy) were also there, but sadly not yesterday. I would have loved to have heard them speak and watch their cooking demonstration.
One of my favorite stalls was one with herbal teas. http://myteatime.co.uk if you would like to check them out and purchase tea here is the promo code to add at the cart TEATOX.
Lucy Bee was there promoting the benefits of organic raw ingredients and demonstrating how you can add such products like coconut oil, turmeric powder, variety of salts to your food. Have you tried lucuma powder? Great for baking folks. It naturally sweet with a subtle maple flavour, making it perfect to blend into juices and smoothies or to your KSFL Banana icecream YUM!!!!
I walked away with loads of freebies and leaflets. The one thing I did wish to see was a KSFL stall. Next year perhaps…..?
I could write so much more, but going to share new and exciting facts with you over the next week. So please stay tuned….
Have you booked onto your classes this month? http://sindymatthews.co.uk
POWER BLAST is at NHC Tuesday – whoop whoop!!!
Fight Klub Boxing Beat Box is back 7pm Thursday’s
BOOT CAMP 6:30pm (New Time)
15th May Spa DAY!!! Still spaces £55 – let me know if you want the info and what is included.
18th May Naomi’s Cafe – KSFL taster evening – please invite everyone you know – this event is FREE and I would love to see you all there. SMarties too!!!
That’s it for now – have a super day!
On Wednesday the 4th November I hosted a free KSFL buffet at the National Herb Centre, Warmington, one of my exercise hubs in the Banbury area. The evening was a chance for anyone to come along and learn more about KSFL, and more importantly to taste a huge range of clean KSFL food. The whole night was made possible by my superstar mum Shirley, who spent hours in the kitchen producing all the great clean food. We had gluten free bread, clean blueberry sauce, spicy curried lentils, butternut squash soup, juice shots, energy bombs, clean granola, and more besides! Many kind KSFL members also brought their own treats to share, and I tell you what… it was all so so goooood!
I hold these buffets every now and then as a way of promoting the healthy eating side of Kick Start Fat Loss. Yep, we do daily exercises, get hot and sweaty early in the morning, muck around with tires, ropes, kettlebells, and have a giggle while getting fit, but actually 80% of what makes KSFL so effective, so good for you, is the diet. I’m so so passionate about getting the message that eating processed junk, and sugar filled treats is a health ticking time bomb. KSFL is a way of re-educating people that home-cooked food is the way to go. The recipes we have are simple, quick, and clean! Plus we have something for everyone. There’s an elimination book (the best one to start with), a clean curry book, a vegetarian book, a Christmas book, a sweet treats book, and the new Rescue Recipes book, which has loads of great advice in addition to the recipes.
I want to shout from the roof-tops and share the knowledge I have on this subject. And you know what? If you couldn’t make it to this one, I’m holding another really soon! In December there will be a Christmas buffet. I’m already so excited and I really want as many people to come as possible! Christmas is a time of giving, so let me give you a treat, KSFL style. Follow me on Twitter or Facebook, or sign up using the Register with Me! form opposite and you’ll get a first row invite to the next buffet!
I look forward to meeting you.