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Get Fit Having Fun
Wednesday, 17 January 2007

First for Fun & Fitness

 Is Pole Dancing fitness for you? Pole Dancing is becoming ever increasingly popular as a new way to get fit, as well as a good fun session with your mates on an occasion such as birthdays or hen parties.  

 

  With our fully qualified professional fitness instructors to show you the ropes and techniques there is no need to feel shy, embarrassed or nervous. Women everywhere are trying it.....from celebrities like Kylie Minogue, Kate Moss, Lynsay Mohan!!!!

So come on girls its time to swap the rowing machine for the pole! It’s not difficult to see why Pole Dancing has become so popular here is just a few of the benefits, 

Forget the gym! Pole Dancing provides a great alternative to working out at the gym. It’s more strenuous than it looks and helps to tone muscle, improve strength and flexibility. 

Build your self confidence – Not only will you master stunning tricks to boost your confidence, but the skill involved in carrying yourself around the pole will improve your posture, increase your body awareness and self esteem. 

Girl’s night out! Pole Dancing is a great activity for hen parties, birthday parties or just a girl’s night out for a real girlie bonding session! Check out our party package for some super deals. 

Have Fun!! – Pole Active instructors will help you get the most out of your class whilst ensuring you have fun in the process! 

Firm-N-Tone is based within the pyraminds business park (formely Motorola) and has been established for four years. It boasts a variety of clients of all ages, groups, shapes and sizes. 

With our flexible memberships, whether it be Pay As You Go, 6 Week Membership, 6 Month or Full 12 Month membership, concessions, corporate or off peak here at Firm-N-Tone there will always be a way to suit your needs. 

Pop along for a tour or give us a call on 01506 635722 or Email us at  or visit our website ; www.firmntne.co.uk 

See you soon................

Last Updated ( Thursday, 18 January 2007 )
Linlithgow RFC Fixtures
Wednesday, 17 January 2007

Fixtures Saturday 20th January 2007 

REDS 1's          v          Portobello     (home)     2pm KO

REDS 2's          v          Ross High      (away)     12Noon KO @ Meadow Hill.       

REDS 3's          v          Watsonians   (home)     2.30pm KO

Last Updated ( Friday, 19 January 2007 )
Musselburgh's Muscle Deafeats Livi
Monday, 15 January 2007

Musselburgh 14 – 0 Livingston 

Musselburgh RFC welcomed Livingston RFC to Stoneyhill this week for there first home game of 2007. What a horrible day it was on Saturday for a game of rugby, the rain was heavy, the wind could have cut you in two and the pitch could only be described as a mud bath. 

With Livingston still having key players out on Saturday through injury and other players playing out of position, the weather was not the only factor that was going to make this game an up hill struggle for them. Musselburgh were joint top of the league with a game in hand and Livi were still down in eighth position. 

Musselburgh kicked off and both teams started the game well with an open game that both were keen to win. Livingston started well putting on early pressure and receiving the first penalty of the game in there own half. They then won the lineout from the penalty and had a good rolling maul before it was collapsed and cleared by Musselburgh.  

The first points of the game came just after five minutes when Musselburgh Stand Off  G.Leitch received the ball off the back of a scrum on the halfway line. Leitch then threw a dummy pass and split the Livingston backs defence wide open. Leitch proceeded to run 20 yards before passing the ball out to number 13 A.Cook to score under the posts. Fullback G.Wells was successful with the conversion taking the score to Musselburgh 7 – 0 Livingston. 

Livingston then applied great pressure through the forwards with a rolling maul and drive from there own halfway line to just outside Musselburgh’s try line. The Maul was then collapsed and Livi were penalised for holding the ball on the ground, giving Musselburgh the opportunity to clear the danger. 

The second try of the game came after just ten minutes of play, again it was for Musselburgh. Number 13 A.Cook with his second try of the match after good strong running down the left wing and beating two Livi players due to poor miss tackles by them to let Cook score just left of the posts making the extra two points a certainty for Fullback Wells to convert. This took the score to Musselburgh 14 – 0 Livingston. 

Musselburgh were again on the attack with a penalty they put in to touch in Livi’s twenty-two. Fortunately Livi Flanker S.Logan won the Musselburgh lineout and ran the ball twenty yards up the park out of danger before off loading to J.Aslet who made another twenty yards. 

Musselburgh were taking control of the game and it was not long before the pressure paid off again. This time in the shape of a rolling maul that Livi scrum half J.Bracher tried to collapse (in the eyes of the referee D.Crudge) and was sin binned for ten minutes with a yellow card leaving Musselburgh with an extra player on the park. Fortunately the penalty Musselburgh received never resulted in anymore points for them after Livi Hooker A.Laird intercepted a pass and ran Livi out of danger. 

Musselburgh failed to take any advantage of having an extra player on the park as the first half ended Musselburgh 14 – 0 Livingston with everything to play for in the second half. 

All the early pressure in the second half was put on to Musselburgh by Livingston with some good play through there backs with a miss move before E.Waqa crashed the ball up, unfortunately knocking the ball on in the tackle letting Musselburgh off the hook once again. 

Livi continued to push to try and get something from the game with good play from Livi forwards after a break through the middle of the park from Flanker S.Logan before off loading to Number 8 G.Steel who passed to scrum half J.Bracher who was bundled in to touch on the Musselburgh 22 yard line. 

The handling was good by both teams on Saturday in what can only be described as treacherous conditions. It was a fairly evenly matched game on Saturday after the opening ten minutes. Livi just failed to take advantage of all the pressure they put on to Musselburgh throughout the game. The win for Musselburgh took them clear at the top of the Premiership League Division 3 on 68 points leaving Livingston still in eighth position on 29 points. 

Livingston;- T.McCarthy, A.Laird, B.Middlemass, S.Hay, J.Aslet, D.Laird, S.Logan (C), G.Steel, J.Bracher, J.Bruton, S.Bracher, E.Waqa, G.Kidd, S.James, C.Lewis. Subs;-  G.Mushet, D.Stone, A.White and A.Bridge. 

Musselburgh;- G.Talac, R.Chesham, D.Fitzgerald, C.Walker, R.Mcbride, S.Monaghan, S.Porteous, B.Morrison, W.Easton, G.Leitch, F.Boyter, D.Hughes, A.Cook, G.Walker, G.Wells. Subs;- F.Sutherland (C), E.Dawson, R.Connerton and A.Stewart.

Last Updated ( Monday, 15 January 2007 )
Lady Masters Golf, coming to Kingsfield Golf Range
Wednesday, 10 January 2007

                                     

Golf for women for leisure, pleasure and healthLady Masters Golf

is an innovative golf instruction programme developed to encourage more women to play the game of golf - that's mums, big sisters and aunties and all women

A new lifestyle...
Now you too can treat yourself to a new lifestyle with the unique and exciting LMG - the ultimate golfing programme designed especially for you.
Whether you’re an absolute beginner, or you’ve been playing golf for years, LMG’s comprehensive structured programme is designed to help you enjoy the combination of fun, fitness and friends that only golf can offer.

You’ll find that with LMG it’s a whole new game and not at all what you might expect...

Golf offers so much...
Golf keeps you fit, it’s a great way to socialise and it’s great fun.

It’s also the only sport that you can play for your whole life - from 5 to 85 - and joining LMG is your opportunity to start playing golf in the best possible way. You don’t have to be a member of a golf club to join in - you don’t even need to own a golf club to get started! Just pop along to your nearest LMG Centre and you and your friends will find a warm welcome to golf waiting for you.

So what is LMG?
LMG is an innovative structured programme designed to help women quickly develop the golf skills, knowledge and understanding needed to enjoy the healthy and sociable lifestyle that golf provides. LMG has been developed by a team of leading PGA Golf Professionals, including top lady coach and BBC TV golf commentator Beverley Lewis and includes:

  • A step by step guide through every aspect of golf...
  • Graduated levels comprising 6 group sessions where you will learn in the company of other women, with tuition from an LMG accredited PGA Golf Professional...
  • 5 topics covered in each session - the swing, golf knowledge, rules, the body and the mind...
  • A stylish LMG member’s file and comprehensive course notes...
  • The best advice and guidance to help develop the skills and knowledge which will enable you to gain maximum enjoyment from this wonderful game...
  • And best of all, you’ll have great fun!

What's more, with 3 different entry levels, LMG has something
for everyone, whether you’ve played before or not.
So speak to your LMG accredited PGA Professional today and treat yourself to a new lifestyle...

To find out about the Introduction of Lady Master Golf at Kingsfield Golf Range please contact us on 01506 671607 or by email at

                                         

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 10 January 2007 )
Big Fish Caught in Colourful Water at Beecraigs
Monday, 08 January 2007

Beecraigs Loch has fished very well during December and a lot of big fish have been caught.    Weather wise it has been very mild for the time of year and relatively ice free.   Once again we have had monsoons of rain and the Loch rose considerably, and at times it was very coloured. 

Tactics have been once again to fish flies deep and with a slow retrieve.   Successful patterns have been the dancer, black and green fritz, cats whiskers, and of course the booby in its many colours which has taken the lions share of the fish. 

Tam and Peter McAlpine from Dunfermline had 6 good rainbows for 20lb 15oz on the dancer, Tam had a good one of 10lb 15oz.    Local anglers Jock Johnstone and Andy Maxwell from Armadale came in with 9 rainbows for 30lb 3oz all on the booby.    Paul Howarth and William McLachlan from Grangemouth took a 10 fish limit for 34lb 1oz, which included 2 good ones at 9lb 2oz and 5lb 12oz all on the booby.    Ballingry anglers, G. Michie and A. Ritchie also had their limit of 10 for the same weight of 34lb 1oz.   Mr Ritchie had a nice fish of 11lb 8oz.   Davie Paterson from Larbert had 5 for 21lb 5oz on the booby, with the best at 8lb 2oz and 7lb 5oz.   Phil Bryant from Reading showed that perseverance with the nymph even in winter can often pay off.   Phil hooked and landed a fin perfect rainbow of 11lb 5oz on a size 12 hares ear nymph. 

Other notable fish caught have been by Wishaw anglers, Alex MacDonald and his nephew, also Alex MacDonald who each caught a double on the same day weighing in at 10lb 8oz and 10lb 12 oz respectively.   

The last weekend of December closed with a bang as several more "Lunker Bows" were taken.   Rosyth angler Shane Hargreaves achieved his lifetime ambition of catching a double, which he hooked and finally landed after a good 30 minutes, a beauty of a triploid rainbow of 14lb 8oz.    Shane caught the fish on a black and green booby  which he purchased from Beecraigs Lodge in the morning.    On the same day, Ian Hunt from Glasgow also caught a personal best fish of 10lb 11oz caught on a large pheasant tail. 

January has started off superbly and some excellent catches are being made.    The weather is still very mild and at times somewhat spring like. 

Permits and enquiries can be made at the Park Centre on 01506 844516, with the cost being £17.50 for a 5 fish limit.    Session times being 9.30am - 3.30pm.

Last Updated ( Monday, 08 January 2007 )
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