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A Golden Jubilee Conference Hotel fitness trainer has added yoga classes to her day job after becoming an instructor.
Julie McCann took a year-long training course in the spiritual discipline which is great for rehabilitation, flexibility and mental strength, which helps make the body stronger and healthier, whilst also calming the mind.
She is keen to spread the word on how yoga can benefit people and has started running classes in the hotel which are open to the public.
Julie, from Dalmuir, says doing the course changed her outlook in life.
“I would just say to everyone out there that they need to try it,” said Julie, who has worked in the Centre for Health and Wellbeing at the Golden Jubilee Foundation for around four years.
“It is so beneficial for you. The year that I spent doing teacher training was one of the best years of my life. It totally transformed the way I looked at things and I’m dying to get out there and share it and spread the word and hopefully lots of people start to see the benefits for themselves as well.
“Yoga helps fill the mind. It’s really good for your flexibility and it’s really good for rehabilitation if you’ve had any injuries.”
She added: “We’re going to be doing a variety of classes. We’re going to start off with beginners - there’s a lot of people who haven’t done it here as we know that through questionnaires.
“We’re also going to be doing chair yoga, so that’s for people who may have mobility problems or are recovering from operations or injuries. This gives them stability and it means everybody at all ages are getting a wee turn at it.
“It also helps if they’re finding it hard to get up and down off the floor.”
The new Tuesday night yoga classes in the hotel have already started and you don’t need to be a gym member to attend. Anyone wishing to book can simply call in and reserve a spot in advance on 0141 530 4510.