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Living Leith podcast with Joanna Weintritt

Check out the Living Leith podcast where Joanna was interviewed by Jennie and Keira. Living Leith podcasts is a podcast that shares stories about Leith, from the people of Leith. Joanna tells the story of Fitness Soul Studio. You will hear why and how Fitness Soul came to life. How Joanna and Leszek build a gym […]

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Andy Stroke of Luck – From Stroke Survivor to Ultramarathon Runner

In Feb 2017 Andy had a significant stroke. It was a cryptogenic one, with no particular reason behind it. You can say he was just unlucky. As you can imagine, it was a very traumatic and painful experience. He had to learn how to walk, and for a long time, Andy has lost the ability […]

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Which wetsuit should I buy?

Few people asked me recently what kind of wetsuit I recommend. And my answer is always ”it depends”. I have four wetsuits—two for open water swimming (old one for training and a new one for racing) another one for swim-run and another one for freediving. If I were into surfing or kitesurfing, I would probably […]

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Transient Global Amnesia and Cold Water Swimming

This is a guest post from the local wild swimmer. Please read, it might happen to anyone.  ”I wanted to let fellow wild swimmers know about a strange, and rare, event that happened to me.  I went for a swim with an organised group at Wardie Bay on a November Sunday. I has swum quite […]

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NOWCA Edinburgh – Wardie Bay – Open Water Safety

Book a Session Dear Fitness Soul Wardie Open Water Swimmer, Due to the growing number of swimmers we are experiencing, we have decided to introduce NOWCA’s safety and timing management system. All swimmers who have signed up to our swim sessions must wear their NOWCA Safety Wristband every time they swim with us. It’s your personal profile on […]

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Fitness Soul Seals Challenge

Introducing Fitness Soul Seals, an adventure orientated division of Fitness Soul. Who are Fitness Soul Seals? A Fitness Soul Seal is a courageous individual who faces all his or her challenges, understanding that good things happen only outside the comfort zone. FS Seals always look for a new way, a better way, and are on […]

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5 Best Open Water Swimming Venues Near Edinburgh

We love open water swimming and here in Edinburgh, we are spoiled with many fantastic open water swimming venues, all within 30 min drive from the city centre. Those are our top 5! Wardie Bay Beach  Portobello Beach Threipmuir Reservoir, Pentland Hills Gladhouse Reservoir, Gorebridge Gullane Beach Wardie Bay Beach 92 Lower Granton Road, Granton, […]

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Strength for Running Matters

Strength, stability, mobility, and flexibility so you can run faster, swim longer and cycle pain-free!

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Exercise Negative Feedback Loop

Aren’t you curious why some people love exercising and physical exertion while others would rather sit all day, eat ice-creams and watch Netflix? Well, I am curious. And I’ve spent a lot of time looking for the answer. Those are my findings. You know that type, always running, lifting, swimming and jumping from one crazy challenge to […]

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Housekeeping Covid

We are thrilled we could fully reopen the Fitness Soul Studio on Monday 31 August, following the Government’s announcement. We have decided that we will still Livestream all the classes, at least for now. And we will keep doing this until necessary. When booking the class, please choose “In the Studio” if you want to exercise with […]