Welcome to the Summer 2017 edition!

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At this time of the year, plenty of us get inspired by Wimbledon to dust down the old racket and enjoy the summer with a game of tennis. Or perhaps your little ones got you down to the park to kick a ball while the weather lasts. There is something about the summer months that make us feel stronger, fitter, happier… and now we know it’s that magic pill, sunshine, or rather vitamin D we form in our bodies when exposed to a few rays.
In this edition we bring you the usual installment of inspirational stories, from Ashley Winter’s quest to enjoy life despite his health condition, to John Appleby’s fight with cancer, and Rosemary’s journey to recovery with the Chrysalis Effect programme.
Read more about two remarkable football players Dylan Malpas and Dan English in a profile written by their personal trainer Gareth Bennett. Meanwhile, Halo Leisure, John Kyrle Gym and St. Michael’s Hospice each present you with their own events that you can join to test what you are made of.
On the subject of health, a number of our writers contributed their thoughts and advice to those suffering the symptoms of osteoarthritis.
Enjoy making (and eating) healthy salads inspired by a recipe provided by The Muse Cafe in Ledbury, and try out the freshly made juices by Kiki’s Juice Bar, they really are a delicious treat!

In our Beauty section, Bella Goode advises ladies on the subject of makeup while working out (yes, it is possible) and Lucy May Jenkins introduces the concept of facial yoga in Herefordshire. A few minutes of facial exercises, combined with a good beauty regime and a healthy lifestyle, can go a long way towards maintaining a youthful complexion, whatever age we are. Meanwhile, the newly opened salon Rebel Rock Hair & MakeUp continues to stir with their exciting styling, whatever the occasion you are preparing for.
I hope you enjoy this edition’s collection of articles on health, fitness, dance, sport and adventure, as well as food and beauty, not forgetting your favourite – competitions. I would like to thank all our readers, but also those who advertise with us, write great articles and forward their ideas and feedback. Thank you to FIT store, The Great British Florist, and to Arbonne Leominster for offering the prizes for the competition winners.
Look forward to your feedback!
Andrea Slivkova


Email: info@fitnet.org.uk

Andrea Slivkova
Editor, FitNet Magazine
I am the founder, owner and editor of FitNet, a free glossy B5 sized magazine dedicated to health and active lifestyle in Herefordshire and Monmouth.

FitNet delivers the latest local news stories and specialist articles written by local health and fitness professionals.

Our website displays the last few editions of the magazine, as well as many articles and competitions, plus you can view it all via our FREE APP, available from the App Store for iPhone and iPad users.

FitNet magazine offers targeted, cost effective advertising for local businesses, organisations, charities and individuals in the areas of health, fitness, sports, martial arts, dance, beauty and complementary therapies, children’s activities and adventure but also food, nutrition and clothing retail, cafes, restaurants and health & beauty supplements suppliers.

The magazine is distributed across the whole of Herefordshire and Monmouth. If you would like some copies, please feel free to contact me.

I am passionate about health and wellbeing and, with my two decades of experience in the health and fitness industry, it is great to bring together our health-conscious community.

If you would like to contribute, advertise or give feedback on what you’d like to see in the magazine, please get in touch.

Founder and editor of FitNet.
Previously gymnastics coach, massage therapist and personal trainer with 20 years of experience. Former gymnast and dancer.

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