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Azure functions for PowerShell natively ship without additional cmdlets or PowerShell modules. In this post, I will show you how to add both public modules from the PowerShell gallery with automatic dependency management and custom modules.
For both options, we use the Kudu tools to adjust the configuration of our function app. You can launch them from the “Advanced Tools” section of your function app:
Afterwards, launch the PowerShell debug console and navigate to the wwwroot folder of your app:
Option 1: Automatic dependency management
Note: Installing modules which require license acceptance (e.g. the MSAL.PS module) currently cannot be installed with automatic dependency management. You can track the issue status here and here.
Azure function apps running PowerShell come with a nice feature called managed dependencies. You can specify the modules you want to import from the PowerShell Gallery and the function app host will automatically process the dependencies.
In the requirements.psd1 add the module details:
You can either specify an exact version available from the PowerShell Gallery or specify the major version with a wildcard. With the wildcard option it will use the latest version available.
Make sure that the managedDependency option is set to true in your functions host.json file:
This option tells the function app to automatically process the entries from the requirements.psd1 file. After adjusting the file make sure to restart your function app.
When running a function the next time the dependency management will automatically kick in and process the dependencies:
Option 2: Module upload
If your module is not available in the PowerShell Gallery or requires license acceptance you can upload your modules to the function app via Kudu.
Create a Modules folder within the site\wwwroot path
Install/locate the module on your local machine
Drag and drop the module folder (which contains the module version and contents in a subfolder) to your azure Kudu PowerShell console
- E.g.: C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Modules\MSAL.PS
Verifying module availability
To verify the successful module installation you could use this test-function:
In the reponse we can also see the difference between managed dependencies and manually uploaded modules:
Did you spot the difference with the data\\ManagedDependencies folder, didn’t you? The subfolder’s name contains a timestamp about the last update time.
Adding modules to Azure functions with managed dependencies is definitely the preferred way because it offers additional features and automatic updates of the modules. For modules which require license acceptance or custom-developed modules we can take advantage of the Kudu tools.
Updated: August 17, 2020
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The first rule about Bike Club NFT is… wait, what’s an NFT? If you’ve managed to steer clear of all the recent talk of NFTs, the simple answer is that it’s a one-of-a-kind digital item that only one person can own. These NFTs, or Non-Fungible Tokens, are popping up as everything from cartoon apes to Colnago road bikes. Now, with Bike Club NFT, 10,000 of these unique Rider avatars will be minted as access to an exclusive club with real-world benefits.
According to the Bike Club NFT Roadmap, the plan is to mint 10,000 unique ‘Rider’ avatars in 2022. These Riders will be generated with more than 100 possible traits, making each one completely unique.
If the artwork looks familiar, that’s because Rich Mitch is on board as the artist and one of the founders. The team also includes DeFeet’s Shane Cooper, former pro cyclist Paul Willerton, and for full disclosure—Bikerumor’s founder, Tyler Benedict.
Anyone who buys one of the Bike Club NFTs will have their own custom cycling avatar created by Rich Mitch that you can use as you’d like – social media profile, stickers, custom clothing, whatever. It’s yours, you own it. These avatars will also be sellable and transferable by the Club member.
But what does that get you? According to Bike Club, “We firmly believe that the future of community, gaming, social media, and commerce is being built on the blockchain. Bike Club is leaning into this future by digitally recreating the strong cycling culture we all enjoy, allowing free and open communication between brands, athletes, events, and riders while creating massive value for everyone involved.”
That includes a host of benefits not limited to private groups and channels on social media, a Strava Club, and exclusive access to events, product deals, giveaways, product launches, and even athletes and industry leaders. Bike Club already has a pretty solid list of big-name brands that are on board, likely with more to follow.
“The Bike Club roadmap includes IRL rides with pros, VIP experiences at major events (think Sea Otter, Unbound, BWR, etc.), deliver hard-to-get race entries, and so much more. Pre-launch sneak peeks, exclusive pre-order opportunities, and special deals will provide ongoing value far, far beyond the initial mint price, delivering outsized value to every member.”
On top of that, Bike Club aims to donate 10% of all revenues to cycling-related charities and advocacy groups while allowing the Bike Club community to help decide which organizations will get the funds.
Bike Club NFT Roadmap
NEUTRAL START (pre-mint)
- Launch website and announce Bike Club to the world
- Bike Club Discord server setup
- Athlete & Brand promo announcements
- Contests, giveaways and promotions to earn prizes and whitelisting
ROADMAP 1.0 – The Race Start
- Mint Day (currently planned for mid-January, 2022)
- 10% Sold – First Major Prize Giveaway
- 20% Sold – First $40,000 USD Charity Donation
- 30% Sold – Second Major Prize Giveaway
- 40% Sold – Second $40,000 USD Charity Donation
- 50% Sold – Third Major Prize Giveaway
- 60% Sold – Third $40,000 USD Charity Donation
- 70% Sold – Fourth Major Prize Giveaway
- 80% Sold – Fourth $40,000 Charity Donation
- 100% Sold – Fifth $40,000 Charity Donation & Mega Giveaway!
For now, Bike Club is in what they call the Neutral Start. The actual Mint Day is planned for mid-January, 2022—at which point you’ll be able to buy one of the Riders. The sooner you get in, the more chances you’ll have for the “major prize giveaways.” At this point, there’s no indication of what those major prizes will be, or how much it will cost to buy one of the Riders, though you can expect that information as we get closer to Mint Day.
Britta O'Boyle, Features editor
(Pocket-lint) – Facebook is rolling out a feature called Neighborhoods, designed to be a section within the Facebook app to help people connect with their local community, discover new places nearby and connect with neighbours.
Here is everything you need to know about Facebook Neighborhoods, including where the feature is available, how it works and what it offers.
What is Facebook Neighborhoods?
Facebook Neighborhoods is described by Facebook as “a single destination to build and strengthen local communities on Facebook”.
It has been created as a dedicated space within the Facebook app that enables users to connect with their neighbours, get involved in their local communities and find new places and recommendations within their communities.
The idea is to support local businesses, while also giving people the ability to share tips in local groups and meet neighbours with common interests.
How does Facebook Neighborhoods work?
Facebook Neighborhoods is a specific section of the Facebook app and it’s an opt-in experience so you can choose whether or not you want to join it if it is offered in your area.
You have to set up a Neighborhoods profile that is separate to your Facebook profile, but your Neighborhoods profile includes your name, profile picture and cover photo from your Facebook profile. It will also show your Neighborhood, which you have to confirm when you join. You’ll also have the option to join nearby Neighborhoods to see posts from surrounding neighbours.
You have to be over 18 to join Facebook Neighborhoods.
During setup, you’ll be able to add interests, your favourite places and a biography if you want to, in order to help people within your Neighborhood get to know you better.
What features does Facebook Neighborhoods have?
There are a number of features offered under the Facebook Neighborhoods umbrella.
The Neighborhoods Directory is where you’ll find information about other neighbours in your Neighborhood. Their bios, favourite places and interests will appear here, like yours will from your profile if you’ve chosen to include them.
You can also write a post introducing yourself and you can join in discussions on posts from other neighbours and answer questions in the dedicated Neighborhoods Questions feed.
Create Neighborhoods groups
Facebook Neighborhoods allows you to create Neighborhoods-bounded groups based on your interests, such as a group for basketball lovers to talk about the latest game, or bird watchers to discuss birds in the local area.
It’s also possible for admins of Facebook Groups to add their Group into Neighborhoods, making it easier for those that live locally to find it.
A group created in Neighborhoods can be private, open, visible or hidden. If it’s private, only members of the group who have joined the Neighborhood will see the posts. If the group is open, anyone in the Neighbourhood or Nearby Neighborhoods (if selected) can see members of the group and the posts.
For visible groups, anyone in the Neighborhood can search for and find the group. If the group is hidden, only members can find the group.
There’s a dedicated Recommendations feature within Facebook Neighborhoods that is designed to make it easy to find advice on the best coffee in an area, or the best locksmith or plumber, for example.
The feature allows neighbours and the local community to make suggestions.
Neighborhoods Favorite Polls
As an extension of the Recommendations feature in Neighborhoods, there’s also a Neighborhoods Favorite Polls that allows neighbours to vote on their favourite places and businesses in an area, like restaurants and parks.
There are Neighborhoods Guidelines that are designed to make sure that interactions between neighbours stay kind, inclusive and relevant.
Neighborhoods has moderators who use the Neighborhoods Guidelines to review posts and comments in the Neighorhoods feed. Facebook says if a post or comment goes against the set Guidelines, the moderators can take action by hiding the post, which is then reviewed by Facebook Community Operators.
If the post violates Facebook Community Standards, Facebook says it will be removed from Neighborhoods.
What do I need to know about Facebook Neighborhoods and privacy?
Once you join Facebook Neighborhoods, you can choose whether you join just your own Neighborhood, or Nearby Neighborhoods too.
When you join your own Neighborhood, or any Nearby Neighborhood, neighbours within them will be able to see your posts, Neighborhoods profile (including your Facebook profile picture, cover photo and name), and your Neighborhood.
If you block someone on Facebook or Neighborhoods, they won’t be informed. Facebook also says when someone you have blocked is logged into Facebook, they will not be able to find you in the Neighborhoods Directory.
It’s worth mentioning that Facebook does say that: “Your activity and information in Neighborhoods may be used to personalize your experience across Facebook Products, including ads you may see. This means that your activity on Facebook may influence what you see in Neighborhoods, and your activity in Neighborhoods may influence what you see elsewhere on Facebook Products.”
You can read more abut Facebook’s Data Policy from here.
Where is Facebook Neighborhoods available?
Facebook Neighborhoods is currently available in Canada. It will come to “select” US cities soon but Facebook doesn’t specify what cities as yet.
Difference Between Antioxidants and Phytochemicals?
Q: What’s the difference between antioxidants and phytochemicals?
A: Antioxidants are substances that prevent damage to cells from highly reactive, unstable molecules called “free radicals.” A balance between antioxidants and free radicals in our body is important for health. If not kept in check, free radicals lead to cell damage linked to a variety of chronic diseases. Phytochemicals are naturally occurring compounds in plant foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts and seeds. In laboratory studies, many phytochemicals act as antioxidants, neutralizing free radicals and removing their power to create damage. Some nutrients, like vitamins C and E and the mineral selenium, seem to block free radicals directly not only in the laboratory, but within the human body, too. When it comes to phytochemicals, however, lab test results don’t accurately depict effects in the body. In fact, many of the phytochemicals that show high antioxidant scores in lab tests can’t even be absorbed from the gut. However, healthful bacteria in the colon may break down many of them, forming other compounds that can be absorbed.
Phytochemicals and the compounds that form from them seem to act in a variety of ways to protect health. Some can increase cancer cells’ tendency to self-destruct; others may stop carcinogens before they have a chance to begin the process of cancer development. They may also block the development of new blood vessels tumors need. Some fight inflammation.
Many phytochemicals also seem to support our body’s ability to balance antioxidants and free radicals. The human antioxidant defense system includes a complex network of enzymes and other compounds working with one another and with antioxidant nutrients supplied by food. The important take-home message from today’s research is that we need a wide variety of plant foods in our diet to get the full spectrum of phytochemicals available to protect our health. Loading up on any one phytochemical or antioxidant just isn’t the same.
Check out AICR’s Healthy Recipes for ideas on how to incorporate plant foods into your diet.
The American Institute for Cancer Research helps the public understand the relationship between lifestyle, nutrition and cancer risk. We work to prevent cancer through innovative research, community programs and impactful public health initiatives.
This year, shoppers are doing their Christmas shopping earlier instead of leaving it to the last minute due to supply chain issues causing a delay in deliveries.
But shopping earlier also reduces the stress of trying to find what gifts to get, especially if you’re already short for ideas.
It doesn’t matter how much you know someone, some people are more difficult than others to buy presents for.
If you’re shopping for someone difficult or searching for inspiration in what to get them then you’ve come to the right place.
We’ve gathered 10 gifts that all come within your budget that anyone would be lucky to receive, from diffusers, card games, to weather stations that act as a functioning forecaster and home decor.
If your budget stretches to $100, check out which gadgets are within your budget to gift this Christmas.
Milano Décor Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser – Matte Grey
$35, was $54.95
Featuring 12 LED lights that create the mood desired, this Milano Decor Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser and Humidifier can create the perfect relaxing ambiance in any home. Unlike candles that propose risk when left unattended, this diffuser includes three popular scents to get started.
Cloud Storm Glass Weather Station
Traditionally used by mariners, this unique weather glass station is both functional, by responding to atmospheric changes to predict the weather, and complements any home interior style. It features a cloud-shaped storm glass and sits on a block of wood.
Google Nest Mini Smart Speaker with Google Assistant – Charcoal
It’s the 21st century, and everyone’s turning their home into a smart one. Acting as a personal assistant, while doubling up as a speaker that has 40 per cent stronger bass than the predecessor, the Google Nest Mini speaker is open to all your requests with a simple “Hey Google” … followed by weather, news, or any other questions you may have.
Kogan Active+ II Smart Watch (Minty Green)
$49.99, was $69.99
The perfect gift for anyone who is planning to take their New Year’s resolutions by storm, Kogan’s Active II Smart Watch has a sleek 1.55” TFT-LCD touch screen display where you can control music, read messages and reject calls with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.
Monitor workout progress via one of the most popular fitness apps, Strava. There are 14 sport modes, including walking running, cycling, pool swimming, hiking, cricket, yoga, and many more. It’s designed to track and monitor stress levels, calories, sleep, blood oxygen levels, menstrual cycle, and much more!
Kogan T3 Pro True Wireless Earbuds with Wireless Charging Case
$49.99, was $159.99
These noise-cancelling earphones come with a cordless UI charging case that can provide additional 24 hours of playtime. Featuring the impressive Qualcomm AptX deep bass technology for an even better listening experience, whoever walks around with these headphones will get a whole new dimension to their favourite songs. They have up to 18 hours of listening and talking time.
Kogan IPX7 Waterproof Portable Wireless Bluetooth Speaker (Seal Grey)
$19.99, was $69.99
Nowadays, everyone is listening to podcasts, audiobooks, or music, which is what makes portable speakers one of the safer gift options when shopping for someone. This waterproof Bluetooth speaker has up to 12 hours of playtime, plus, a built-in microphone to take calls, which is great if you’re multitasking.
AMAZON FIRE TV STICK 4K WITH ALEXA VOICE REMOTEDOLBY VISION2021
Newly marked down to half price during the holiday season, the Fire TV stick is a great way to refresh your TV with plenty of new content with streaming platforms. Whether it’s movie night with your family, sports night with your friends, or time to unwind with some music, this Amazon Fire Stick will give the 4K Ultra HD experience.
0.9L Deep Fryer Adjustable Thermostat Dial Black Stainless Steel Housing Basket
$46.55, was $59
Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love deep-fried food? From the perfect golden brown fries to the crispiest of chicken, sometimes there’s no comparing to the taste and textures a good old deep fryer gives to our food. This 0.9 compact deep fryer is perfect for the home, cooking in small batches on special occasions.
Heller 50cm High-Velocity Floor Fan – HVF50B
Heading into the warmest seasons of the year, a fan that’s large enough to keep the cool air circulating throughout the house is a godsend. This 50cm floor fan has three speed settings and five high-velocity blades. You can adjust the tilt up to 90 degrees. This fan is perfect for the challenge of restless sweaty nights and heatwaves ahead.
Cards Against Humanity Starter Pack: Australian Edition
We’ve all heard of that one inappropriate card game that’ll show you a new side to friends and family that you’ve probably never seen. Well here it is, but the Aussie edition. It’s made for 3-20+ players, 17 and older.
Of course this will only work in some jurisdictions, and even then it needs stronger enforcement to ensure that data controllers will comply (or even understand their obligations).
I can only hope it's a future in which we collectively realized that smartphones, smartwatches, smartglasses, smartypantstoilets, smartgloves, smartdiapers, etc, were a bloody well idiotic idea and that we've come to our collective senses and realized that they were never what they promised to be, but had, within a few years of launch, turned into just more ways of monopolizing attention for a quick venture capital and IPO payout. Perhaps not the hardware manufacturers, but at least the way the hardware was used.
More realistically, those are likely to be dim memories of the past, back before capitalism ran the planet into the ground, and took most of our technology stacks with it. Modern tech stacks are complexity, piled on complexity, built on a few stacks of complexity, built on broken hardware that's overly complex in an attempt to gain the performance required to run the teetering stacks on top of it (all the uarch vulns, DDR4 Rowhammer is a nice touch on top, etc).
You'll note that neither of those paths involve us running around with the FitBit 2050 gathering. whatever it is it thinks it ought to gather. The way things are going, probably nothing more useful than Covid tracking stuff. "You were in proximity with 1.7 potential individuals who may have been infected with Covid, please quarantine for the next two weeks. confetti"
It would be nice if we had some of our current technology, that open data standards had taken root and we could decide how we wanted to use the stuff, pay appropriately and be paid appropriately for our devices, attention, etc. But that's just not the way things are going, and I fear that's not the way things are going to go, under any reasonable future. There is far, far too much money and "Well, but, see, if you destroy the market you can monopolize it!" money floating around for the near to moderate future to see that future happen. I mean, a bunch of our current companies are literally based on "We will use the venture capital money to undercut everyone else, drive them out of business, and then be the monopoly!" Uber, Lyft, [insert the food delivery service of the week here], the various scooter services, and the list goes on. They're running into the brick wall of, "Wait. what do you mean, we're not going to accomplish that? You mean we have to turn a profit?" I've talked to people who have started taking taxis again, because at least they'll show up, unlike the Sharing Economy Rideshare App of The Future services that weren't remotely pandemic-proof.
We'll see. But I would predict that fitness trackers, in 20 years, are a big pile of ewaste, ". ugh, yeah, you know, it's not worth the hassle to get that data out. " and broken promises. And hopefully not being actively worn by then.
Sport will not perpetuate human existence. It was originally created to keep humans in shape for hard the graft of living off the land. Just look at any aboriginal culture, they knew they had done enough steps today when they had enough food.
The fitness tracker was created to make you feel better about being taken for a ride (in life). For those who needs affirmation from their peers that they arnt wasting there life away working for a whatever click bait porn floats onto there device next.
20 yrs from now? we already have big piles of ewaste everywhere.
I once interviewed for a startup making bluetooth diapers for old folks
My recommended fitness tracker is to turn off all your devices and go outside into nature at every opportunity. Find a company who will let you be a remote developer and start living for today.*
I'm healthier and more active now because of them, and they've gotten me more in tune with my body, not less.
Over the years, I've found that simply forcing myself every morning to step on the weight scale is a keystone habit in keeping my weight in check.
I do this with other things which I consider important as well, like tracking the finances.
Most of the industry subsides on the aspirational user who doesn't make any lifestyle change and stops wearing the device after a year or less. The vague idea that it'll find some magic ingredient for improving your sleep or exercise.
Even Garmin is getting in on it trying to sell activity trackers for parents to put on their kids. When it's parents who are in full control of their kids' time and activity.
Of course it has a use for people training but that's a small minority of customers.
Here's the copy on a recent device:
"Meet our most advanced fitness & health tracker with tools like an on-wrist ECG app for heart health,* EDA Scan app for stress management and more. Get a 6-month membership of Fitbit Premium™** and optimize your routine with Daily Readiness Score.◆‡ Add a 6-month Premium membership for advanced insights & tools to improve your health"
Guaranteed most customers would benefit from finding exercise they enjoy, drinking less alcohol and worrying less about their sleep rather than being presented with Scores and Goals whose novelty and thus salience will quickly wear off. But that isn't something that can be sold so.
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When it comes to full-body workouts, it’s hard to beat rowing. It works your glutes, quads, and calves, while also hitting the upper body — back, pecs, arms, obliques, and abs. Rowing is great low-impact cardio for any fitness level, and a perfect substitute for the elliptical or treadmill.
Even better, if you’re someone who’s been looking to get your own rowing machine or gift one to a fitness lover, one of the best is currently on sale. The Hydrow Rower, voted one of Oprah’s Favorite Things for 2021, is $500 off for Black Friday, bringing the price down to $1800.
What has Oprah so enamoured of the Hydrow Rower? It’s the total package, really. The frame is made of aluminum and steel, with an anthracite polymer body and polyester body, and 10-roller drag mechanism that keeps motion smooth and quiet. No more clacking or jerky movements, like you sometimes get with a well-used older rowing machine—the Hydrow is designed to be silent and smooth, adjustable for any size rider.
Like a lot of gym equipment these days, it also features a large 22” screen for coached workouts. It requires a membership ($38 a month), which gives you access to 3,000 workouts; one membership covers the entire family. You can sync it to Strava to track your heart rate and other progress; it also pairs with Bluetooth speakers and headphones, in addition to the built-in speakers.
If you’re still on the fence, now’s the time to take advantage of an extended trial period: Any Hydrow purchased between now and Christmas Eve can be returned as late as January 31, 2022. That’s certainly a no-strings-attached way to ring in the new year.
Inconsistent results in studies of tea and cancer risk may reflect differences we don’t yet fully understand related to the type of tea and how it’s prepared. Moreover, individual differences in microbes of the gut microbiota that convert compounds in tea to other compounds that can be absorbed, and genetic differences in handling these compounds add complexity. And interaction with other foods and with lifestyle choices (such as smoking and drinking alcohol) could also affect whether a relationship between tea and cancer risk is identified in a study.
Interpreting the data
After a systematic review of the global scientific literature, AICR/WCRF analyzed how tea and its nutrients affect the risk of developing cancer.
- Evidence categorized as “convincing” or “probable” means there is strong research showing a causal relationship to cancer—either decreasing or increasing the risk. The research must include quality human studies that meet specific criteria and biological explanations for the findings.
- A convincing or probable judgment is strong enough to justify recommendations.
- Evidence categorized as “limited suggestive” means results are generally consistent in overall conclusions, but it’s rarely strong enough to justify recommendations to reduce the risk of cancer.
- Limited evidence suggests that tea may DECREASE the risk of:
- Bladder cancer
Ongoing Areas of Investigation
Most lab research has focused on green tea and EGCG, its most active compound. Black tea also contains EGCG. In cell and animal studies, EGCG is a powerful antioxidant. Thearubigins and theaflavins (other flavan-3-ols that are higher in black tea) also act as antioxidants in lab studies. However, since the body breaks down these compounds and forms others, such tests don’t demonstrate the effects when you consume them in tea.
- Tea polyphenols also inhibit the development of various types of cancer in cell and rodent studies through other mechanisms, including changing the expression of tumor suppressor and other genes. EGCG can act throughout the cancer process: stimulating enzymes that deactivate carcinogens, decreasing tumor growth, increasing self-destruction of cancer cells, and restraining the spread of cancer cells.
- As in many lab studies that focus on individual compounds, studies often use amounts of EGCG that are far higher than people typically get from drinking tea. This practice increases researchers’ ability to detect a potential effect.
- Animal models have shown that polyphenols found in green tea inhibited the growth of bladder cancer tumors. EGCG or blends of green tea polyphenols also decrease the development and spread of lung and prostate cancer in studies with rodents.
Caffeine speeds the passage of any carcinogens through the digestive tract, reducing the time the colon is exposed to these substances. Cell studies show caffeine influences cell signaling to decrease colorectal cancer development.
Some population studies look at green and black tea separately, but others look at total tea consumption.
The AICR Third Expert Report identifies limited evidence that tea may reduce risk of bladder cancer. The Expert Panel for the AICR Third Expert Report categorized evidence for other cancers — including mouth, pharynx and larynx; nasopharynx; lung; stomach; pancreas; gallbladder; liver; colorectum; breast; ovary; endometrium; prostate; and kidney — as too limited to draw a conclusion.
As a professional runner and a running coach, I know Strength Conditioning and Yoga will not only help prevent injury, it will also make you a stronger, faster and more efficient runner. I also know that as a runner all I want to do is run. I don’t want to stay at home doing sit ups and trying to reach my toes!
SCY is the first membership of its kind that not only teaches you how to improve as a runner, but keeps it fresh and interesting, and encourages you to find balance. I want to run. I want to eat cake!
I created SCY because I couldn’t find this unique combination anywhere else.
“It helps you to remember that there’s more to being a good runner than just running. Being consistent with the strength and conditioning has made a massive difference to my running” – Tara
“The results that I have achieved since becoming a member have been astonishing” – Mike
Join the SCY membership and;
- Believe in yourself as a runner
- Find your love of running all over again
- Go from strength to strength
- Bring balance back to your running practice
- Get personalised support
- Be part of a community that are cheering for you
By signing up you confirm that you have read, understood and accepted the liability waiver.
For only £9.95 per month unlock instant access to the SCY Membership Group where you get:
- Yoga for Runners session every week
- Strength and Conditioning session every month, with weekly progressions
- Access to our private Facebook and Strava Groups, welcome to your new running family! This active community is really special and brings so much motivation and support
- Q&A session every month – a dedicated space to ask all your running, yoga and strength related questions
- Special Guest sessions where you can “Ask the Experts”
- Discounts with wonderful hand-picked partners (see below for more)
- 24hr early bird access to all running retreats and camps plus 10% discount on all events hosted by me
It’s really important to me that our community goes from strength to strength, so we post fun challenges and prompts to make sure that everyone has a chance to get involved and make progress.
This is where you will get your questions answered, learn from what other members are doing, and cheer each other on!
“It’s a small commitment with massive reward. Nowhere else have I found simple yoga or S&C bespoke for runners. It’s great that it’s not too extreme too – almost everyone will be able to take part. There’s no expectation to be able to get your legs behind your head…” – Jamie
“SCY has given me confidence as a newbie runner and I feel stronger and healthier. Carla has been great at answering any questions and has lots of helpful tips. The community feel at SCY is really nice as well.” – Sophie
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Hi! I’m Carla, record breaking ultra runner, adventurer and running coach.
I started running at school when I was 15 by running around in circles and through muddy fields. From school I went to university in Cardiff where I studied Sports Science and took up triathlon . I went on to win my Age Group at the European Duathlon Championships and competed at three World Championships.
In 2013 I entered the Glasgow Half Marathon and just loved the simplicity of running so I hung up my wetsuit, put my bike away and just started to run!
Since then I have gone on to get a Gold Medal at Comrades (the oldest and largest ultra marathon in the world), represent Great Britain at the 100km World Championships and get a World Record for running the length of Great Britain, where I ran 1,327km in 12 days, 30 minutes and 14 seconds!
I love seeing what my body and mind are capable of by racing hard and going on epic adventures!
With my running experience, sports science degree, personal training and yoga teaching qualifications I have put together sessions to make us all better, stronger and faster runners! Knowing how a runner’s body feels and works I am here to guide you through and help you reach your toes again.