Low sugar strawberry jam

Makes:  2 X 500g Jars


1kg hulled and halved strawberries
1tsp vanilla bean paste
400g granulated sugar
1 lemon, cut into 4


Put the strawberries into a preserving pan with the vanilla, sugar and lemon. Heat gently, stirring from time to time, until sugar is dissolved.
Put 2 saucers in the freezer. Increase the heat […]

By |June 14th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

Savoury flourless spinach and oat muffins

From Drummond Course Tutor Krisztina Biliczky


2 eggs
2 large handfuls of spinach
150g oats ( can replace 50g with plain protein powder) 
Tsp baking powder
Moroccan spices
Black pepper
1tbsp coconut oil
100ml dairy free single cream ( can use dairy)
4/5 slices of thin ham chopped to small pieces
Finely chopped yellow pepper 

By |May 24th, 2019|Article, Nutrition, Recipes|

Summer Picnic Recipes

Homemade Food Jars

Liven up your picnic hamper with homemade food jars – they’re easy to transport and they look amazing! These tasty red berry granola pots are a perfect summer dessert, made with strawberries and raspberry coulis, topped with a layer of creamy yogurt and crunchy granola.

Red berry granola yogurt pots


150g strawberries
4 tbsp […]

By |May 24th, 2019|Article, Lifestyle, Newsletter Article|

The Birth of Pilates

Pilates – an increasingly popular form of exercise originally developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920’s is a total mind-body conditioning program designed to target the deep muscles of the abdomen and spine to improve overall central core stability, posture and balance.

Therapy Pilates combines the early principles of Joseph Pilates with current research in movement dysfunction, local […]

By |May 24th, 2019|Article, Newsletter Article, Pilates|

Outdoor Fitness & “Trekking” for weight loss

Article by Dr. Paul Batman, PhD.

One of the most significant changes in Fitness is the emergence of outdoor training. So much so that there are now new regulations on outdoor venues sustainability and new charges enforced by local councils and regulatory bodies to use these outdoors areas. (See ukactive Outdoor Code of Practice )

Green or outdoor […]

By |May 24th, 2019|Article, Newsletter Article|

Conor’s “Wee” Park & Picnic Bench Workout!

By Conor McLean, Drummond Tutor & Senior Lecturer, & Lifestyle & Obesity Specialist for Edinburgh Leisure 

You only need a local picnic or park bench (& body weight) – for these great resistance training exercises!  A brilliant excuse to get outdoors…

Select 6-8 of these exercises to create a wee session in the park – maybe even […]

By |May 24th, 2019|Article, Workouts|

May 2019 Student Corner – James Parkinson

Article by the Drummond Team

This month we welcome James Parkinson. After spending 5 years as a serving member in the Parachute Regiment of the British army, James decided to take a bit of time off and do a little travelling. Upon arriving back home, his next venture brought him to Drummond Education – and to […]

June 2019 newsletter – Technical Article “Integrating walking and standing back into our urban lifestyle”

By Dr Paul Batman, PhD.

One of the most dramatic changes to our lifestyle over the past 100 years has been the decline in standing and walking. At the beginning of the 20thcentury 90% of the world’s population was involved in some sort of rural activity. In the 21stcentury this number has declined significantly as more […]

By |May 24th, 2019|Article, Lifestyle, Newsletter Article|

Back to Basics – Running & Back Pain

Article by the Drummond Team 

Back to Basics

Have all the spring marathons – or increase in training for the summer events – left you with back pain? It might not be just your back that’s the cause of the pain. Read our article below for more information – and some tips to help keep you running!

First […]

By |May 24th, 2019|Article, Newsletter Article, Physio|

Wild swimming – a revitalising workout for mind and body

Article by the Drummond Team

Wild swimming is becoming increasingly popular in the UK. Here’s some information to help you find the best swimming spots, staying safe in the water, what to wear, plus some UK wild swimming spots to help you get going!

The Outdoor Swimming Society has an interactive wild swim map where you can […]

By |May 22nd, 2019|Article, Lifestyle|