Welcome to the Spring 2017 edition!

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Spring brings with it a sense of renewal, a fresh surge of energy that makes us feel ready to tackle the issues we may have put on hold during the long, dark winter.
This edition kicks off with an interview with two very inspirational and superbly motivating young men, both members of South Wye Police Boxing Academy. The club puts on a great boxing show every year, rasing funds for local charities, and this year’s event was a huge success again. Read more about it in the opening editorial.
As good health starts with good food, remember to include fresh vegetables in your new, springtime diet. Eating more greens means you don’t have to worry so much about calories or fat content. Whether you buy your fruit and vegetables from the local farm shop or order your veg box delivery, to benefit from these nutritional powerhouses, make sure you eat what’s in season.
Our Health and Fitness section is brimming with helpful tips from local coaches, therapists, personal trainers, nutrition and weight loss specialists, with this edition bringing you two great workouts: All Body Strength Training by Jon Coombes and John Appleby’s Warm Up For Pilates.
If you need a little nudge in the right direction, why not sign up for one of the local races? From St Michael’s Hospice, to Halo Leisure and John Kyrle Gym, there are events suitable for any fitness level. The supportive company of like-minded participants will surely keep you going until you cross the finish line!
A sensational new Alternative Dance Studio opened its doors in Ross-on-Wye, as well as a new Boutique Wellness Centre in Longhope, and both are well worth a try! Additionally, there are Hannah Morley’s Be Mindful Holidays in Skiathos, the Greek paradise island.


For the first time FitNet is showcasing a wedding feature where a team of experts from hair and beauty to fitness and nutrition, advise on preparation for your big day. Brides, grooms or wedding guests, you’ll find something useful on these pages.
Finally, congratulations to Lee Taylor on his recovery and his phenomenal return to karate – read more about it in the Sports section.
Thank you to all our advertisers and readers, without your support the magazine would not be the success it has become. Thank you all for your continued readership, feedback and ideas, please keep your feedback coming!
Andrea Slivkova

Editor

Tel: 01432 870 928

Email: info@fitnet.org.uk

IN THIS ISSUE YOU’LL FIND:

South Wye Police Boxing Academy Champions Continue To Impress And Inspire

HEALTH, FITNESS, DANCE:
Jon Coombes Workout: Build Overall Strength
Furlong Fury: The Ultimate Obstacle Challenge
5 Reasons Halo Is More Than Just A Gym
6 Great Health & Fitness Hacks, By Ady Watts
Be Part Of History And Test Your Endurance – All For A Good Cause
Sensational New Aerial & Alternative Dance And Fitness Studio Opens In Ross-On-Wye
John Kyrle High School Gym Team In The Lliswerry 8 Mile Road Race
John Appleby’s Warm Up For Pilates
The Starlight Company: Accessible, Affordable, Achievable Dance, Fun And Fitness
Getting Back To Fitness After An Injury
Headley Court Team Lead Ground-Breaking Hip Pain Research
Crow & Wild Boutique Wellness Centre
Be Mindful In Skiathos
Clinical Solution Focused Hypnotherapy And Weight Management

FOOD & NUTRITION:
The Muse Café Recipe: Quorn Bolognese
Cameron & Swan Café: Where The Food Speaks For Itself
Kiki’s Juice Bar: Fresh & Made To Order

Carers Need Time Out Too: Coffee, Care & Company At The Garden Room
Because I’m Happy…
Tips On Weight Loss Before Your Big Day

BEAUTY, GROOMING & STYLE:
Brides & Bridesmaids: Wedding Hair By Lindsey McKenzie
10 Great Grooming Tips For Grooms, By Wendy Mills
Headraisers Unisex Hair Salon: Fabulous Hair For Any Occasion
The Great British Florist Competition: Win A Beautiful Posy Worth £30
Bella Goode’s Vintage Hair & Beauty And Holistic Therapies
A Reason For Massage
Special On Any Occassion With Lucy Rose.biz
Cleanse & Purify Acne Prone Complexion
Win A £25 Voucher To Spend On Arbonne

SPORT & ADVENTURE
Lee Taylor Returns
3Degreez Cheerleaders Latest
Fencing – The Sport For You
Win A £25 Voucher To Spend At FIT
Gymathon At Sixth Sense Fitness: In Memory Of Jack Segust

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.

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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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