11 Mar

New Friday morning mat based Pilates course

IMG_0116This course is designed for beginners and intermediate. The next 6 week course will run on 6 consequetive Fridays in June.  It is priced at £42 for the whole course. 10.30-11.30am, venue to be confirmed. The course is capped to 12 to ensure attentive instruction. Booking is via Devine Bodies and bacs transfer payment. Please get in contact to book.  

26 Feb

THIS GIRL CAN…SO CAN YOU

IMG_0140FREE Metafit class on International Women’s Day. Wednesday March 8th 9.15-9.45am. Great Park Community Centre. Gosforth. All abilities welcome. Any questions or concerns please message.

19 Jan

PILATES IN THE PARK – Sunday May 7th 11-12pm

The next Pilates drop in session is Sun 7th May 11-12pm, reserved to 10 spaces. Please message if interested. All levels/gender and pre or post natal welcome. We will begin the class focusing mobilising the back in three directions.

 

12 Jan

Lower sugar winter smoothie

Sweet potato shake

1/2 roasted/microwaved sweet potato

150ml of hazelnut/almond/cashew milk

1 scoop of vanilla protein

1/4 teaspoon each of ground cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger

1 date pre soaked and pitted

5 ice cubes

 

BLEND EVERYTHING IN A POWERFUL BLENDER AND DRINK IMMEDIATELY. A GREAT MEAL REPLACEMENT. THE POTATO IS SWEET ENOUGH TO TAKE AWAY CANDY CRAVINGS.

06 Jan

Low sugar, low carb breakfast pancakes

Ingredients for quick low carb pancakesSuper quick recipe for a breakfast alternative to high sugar, insulin spiking cereal. Blend 3 egg whites (or 125ml of two chicks egg whites), 1 banana and a scoop of vanilla protein powder. Heat a frying pan with vegetable oil to a medium heat. Add half the mixture. Flip up the sides with a spatula to prevent the pancake burning. Flip over after about 2 minutes. These are great as an on-the-go breakfast. I make a batch, refrigerate them and vary my toppings. For savoury, add bacon, spinach leaves and a squirt of sugar free maple syrup. Or try full fat Greek yogurt and cherries. Cherries are great for their cancer preventive compounds and they help reduce post exercise pain.

16 Oct

England Athletics Hall of Fame dinner 2016

Linford Christie. 1992 Olympic 100m gold medalist.

Linford Christie. 1992 Olympic 100m gold medalist.

Kriss Akabusi and Sally Devine at the awards dinner

Kriss Akabusi and Sally Devine at the awards dinner. Olympic Gold medal 1991 4x400m relay. Still holds British records for 400m hurdles. 

07 Oct

Devine Bodies helps local firm win IIP award

Claire Atkins (HR Muckle) and Sally Devine

Claire Atkins (HR Muckle) and Sally Devine

Well done to Muckle LLP who have been awarded the Investor in People Gold Award for Health and Wellbeing. Their support with work related fitness classes by Devine Bodies helped this success. Pictured are Claire Atkins (HR Manager) & Sally Devine with some class participants.

 

 

05 Jun

PROTEIN JELLY

This is a great high protein, low sugar, non fat snack. Made the night before it’s also a great breakfast. Make up the sugar free jelly (strawberry or raspberry work well) as directed. Add a spoonful of vanilla protein powder and mix well with a fork. A thin crust will form as the protein doesn’t mix perfectly under heat. Leave to set in the fridge for at least 4 hours. Lovely served with a spoonful of Greek yogurt. A half pint portion is 70 cals.

04 Jan

Revolution Rolls- Carb free, egg based bread substitute.

To eliminate the belly bulge or bread baby as one of my clients calls it, why not bake some carb free, gluten free bread for your lunch. Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring. BUT you do need to be organised. I cook a batch of this on a Sunday and keep in an airtight container for three days worth of lunches.

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Ingredients

5 eggs, separated

1&1/2 teaspoon of splenda

pinch of salt

5 tablespoons of low fat cream cheese

1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar

 

Method

Heat the oven to 180 degrees C. Prepare two sheets of A4 size grease proof paper with either melted coconut oil or butter. Sit these on either a mesh baking square or on a baking tray. Lightly blend the egg yokes with the splenda, salt and cream cheese.  Leave in the bowl. In a different bowl, whisk the whites gently until foamy. Add the cream of tartar and whisk on full speed until the whites can remain solid in the bowl when turned upside down. This takes about 5-10 mins. Fold the whites into the yokes so as not to undo all the firmness with the whisking. Gently transfer to the paper and bake for 18 minutes. Allow to cool and cut into squares. These are delicious filled with cheese, tuna, chicken or if you’re being really healthy, just spring greens. I’ve even eaten them with greek yogurt and berries for a sweet version.

15 Nov

Dairy, gluten-free chocolate

Avocado choclatesThese are delicious and junk free. See link for recipe  http://devinebodies.com/wheat-free-recipes/ .