Zoom – February

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Hello Everyone

It has been lovely to see many of you this week on Zoom, well done to those that are new to this techno world (me)
It does make me smile when I now say to Tony “I’m just getting ready for work” I pop upstairs in my jeans only to return in my work out gear. I think the funniest thing is doing my hair, make up and I have even gone as far as to put on perfume!
I then step into the conservatory only to return about 2 hours later.
So do you, get yourself ready for class?

What can you see and what can I see?

I keep getting asked the same question:
Can anyone else see me?
The answer is yes if you want them too, you have the facility to change your name or turn off video and then your screen will be blackened out. To be honest the boxes are so small at the start of the meeting it is hard to see everyone. It is best to put me onto full screen when I start the class then you can only see me.
I am very conscious unlike zoom meetings you see on the TV that I do not have a book shelf in my conservatory, or pictures of the Queen, my family or shelves full of nick knacks.
At the moment my back drop is a set of patio doors (new ones I might add). But then you should be watching me not my nick knacks on the wall outside lol

Information for paying £20 February Classes

I will be offering FREE classes for the rest of January to get us all up to speed with technology and then in February I am inviting you to pay for a months classes for
A trial price of ONLY £20 – yes £5 a week!
I plan to run 4 classes a week, 2 x Pilates and 2 x Aerobics and maybe the odd “star” class which could be Bollywood or Salsa, see time table below.
This price is for everyone in a household.
If you would rather pay per class the cost will be £3 per class.
Payment please by the end of January/ ASAP
via my business bank account or Pay Pal.
Santander Bank sort code 09-01-51 account 24063187
If using Pay Pal please gift it to friend and family: Ju
If you use a different name or someone else’s pay pal account this is not a problem but I NEED to know please.
After payment is made email me before the 1st of February you will then be sent a Zoom code to use for the whole month of February. If you have paid already don’t worry I am still working on this. You may attend as many live classes as you can – 16 in total.
Cost, days and times may be subject to change in the future.
This offer is to open to EVERYONE so please share to your friends and family.
Next Week:
Monday 25th @ 6.30pm Pilates
Tuesday 26th @ 10.30am Aerobics
Thursday 28th @ 6.30pm Aerobics
Friday 29th @ 10.30am Pilates
These codes are the log on details for next week free classes.
Meeting ID: 766 819 9337 Password:7Bks5w


Do you need motivating to get back on the scales, start eating healthy or just motivated to move 2 lose.
These are very difficult times and it can be hard to motivate yourself to go out for a walk and cook healthy meals. We all have time on our hands although many are still working full time. Do you have a slow cooker? do you use it?

Slow Cooker Caribbean Pork

This Slow Cooker Caribbean Pork is a lean, flavour-packed meal!
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
7 hrs
Total Time
7 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 3 servings Calories: 491kcal Author: Valerie Brunmeier
  • 1 pounds pork tenderloin or sirloin tip roast (a little over is okay)
  • Olive oil enough to coat your skillet
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 cups chopped red bell pepper (2 small or 1 large)
  • 3 green onions cut into 1/2″ pieces, plus additional for garnish
  • 1.5 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 0.5 lime juiced
  • 1 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 0.5 teaspoon cumin
  • 0.25 teaspoon salt
  • 0.25 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 0.5 heaping teaspoon minced garlic
  • 0.25 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoons water
  • 0.5 tablespoon cornflour
  • 1 cups basmati rice cooked according to package directions
  • Cut pork into 1-inch pieces. Add oil to a large skillet and place over medium-high heat. Add pork and saute 5 minutes or until browned. Season with a touch of salt and lots of fresh ground pepper while browning.
  • Place browned pork, bell pepper, and green onion pieces in a 4-quart electric slow cooker coated with cooking spray.
  • Combine hoisin sauce and next 7 ingredients (through garlic) in a small bowl. Pour chicken broth and hoisin mixture over the pork and vegetables and stir well to combine.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 hour. Reduce heat to LOW, and cook for 5 to 6 hours until pork is fork tender. Combine water and cornflour and pour the mixture into the slow cooker. Stir to combine and turn the slow cooker on HIGH for an additional 10 to 15 minutes to thicken the sauce.
  • Serve over rice with green onions for garnish.
  • Adapted from Cooking Light
Calories: 491kcal | Carbohydrates: 61g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 814mg | Potassium: 891mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1724IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 3mg
Add more peanut butter and hoisin sauce for a richer flavour.
Have a lovely Sunday and maybe a walk in the snow later.

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