Summer holidays, Parkinson’s, New Longton dates, Syrian Bistro, No Pilates on 13 July and Christmas Do!

Hello everyone

Welcome to the new people who have joined a Do Fitness class recently. Many of you
have commented on how friendly everyone is. Thank you to everyone who has made
new people feel so welcome. It is so incredibly important.
Fiona and I had a stand at Leyland Festival and spoke to a lot of people during the day about exercise options. The message is- there is always something for everyone. We were a bit cold though! It wasn’t a particularly a warm sunny day..


Saturday 13 July
There will be no Pilates on Saturday 13 July but Fiona will take Nordic Walking on
Worden Park. I am at my lovely nephew’s wedding.

New Longton class dates
Due to an event at the hall there will be no New Longton classes on  29 July and 5 August. The regular classes are Chairfit 3.45pm and Pilates 4.30pm on Mondays at New Longton Methodist Church Hall.

Christmas Do.
Yes – this year there will be 3 options: 
1) Rivington Hall Barn Tuesday 26 November -12 to 4pm 
2) lunch in Leyland date and place  undecided  
3) an evening pub get together in Leyland.
The reason I am talking about Christmas in July is that the Rivington Barn Christmas
parties are so popular we need to book by the end of July. If you would like to come to Rivington Hall Barn please pay a £5 deposit by the end of July.  Here is a flavour of
what the Rivington  Hall Barn is like: www.rivingtonhallbarn.co.uk/events/party-nights/christmas-new-year/

Parkinson’s and exercise
There are now quite a few people with Parkinson’s attending Do Fitness classes
especially Circuits, Seated Pilates and Chairfit. Exercise is very important and again it is
finding what suits you. Here is a clip explaining more:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikY9WpmekRY&t=5s

Summer Holidays
The Do Fitness summer holiday is from Tuesday 20 August and we  start back on
Tuesday 27 August -the day after the Bank Holiday. There will be no classes on and from Tuesday 20 August until we start back on Tuesday 27 August.

Syrian Bistro
South Ribble Borough Council have set up a scheme as part of the refugee resettlement
programme called the Syrian Bistro at Café Rococco. It is a monthly event at Saturday
lunchtime and tickets costs £16. I have booked on 27 July.It is really hard to start all over again in a new culture with a new language having lost your home, neighbourhood and maybe even family members. https://www.southribble.gov.uk/Leylands-New-Syrian-Bistro

12 for 10 books of tickets for  Zumba and Nordic Walking
These are now available on the web-site or you can buy them in class. Great for people
who do a few classes a week- it reduces the price down to £4.16 per class from £5.
Look forward to seeing you soon. x
Diane

CLASS TIMETABLE – for Nordic Walking see www.dofitness.org/nordic-walking
MONDAYS
9.30am Circuits Leyland Methodist Turpin Green Lane Leyland PR25 3HA
10.30am Pilates Leyland Methodist Turpin Green Lane Leyland PR25 3HA (waiting list)
11.30am Fitness 55+ Leyland Methodist Turpin Green Lane Leyland PR25 3HA
1.15pm Chair Fit Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
2.00pm Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
3.45pm Chairfit New Longton Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Lane, New Longton
PR4 4AA
4.30pm Pilates New Longton Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Lane, New Longton
PR4 4AA

TUESDAYS
1.30pm Zumba Gold Eaves Green Community Centre, Eaves Green Road Chorley
PR7 3QG
6.30pm Zumba and Tone  Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane Leyland
PR25 3HA 
7.30pm Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane Leyland PR25 3HA 

WEDNESDAYS
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
11.30am StarterCircuits Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
1.30pm Seated Pilates St Ambrose Church Hall Moss Lane Leyland PR25 4XA
2.15pm Pilates St Ambrose Church Hall Moss Lane Leyland PR25 4XA

THURSDAYS
1.30pm Zumba Gold Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane, Leyland PR253HA
2.15pm Chairfit Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane, Leyland PR253HA
7.30pm Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE ( sometimes in Worden Park in the summer.)

FRIDAYS
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
11.30am Barre Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
1.30pm Circuits St Andrews Church Hall Worden Lane Leyland PR25 3EL
2.15pm Seated Pilates St Andrews Church Hall Worden Lane Leyland PR25 3EL

SATURDAYS
9am Pilates 2nd Leyland Scout Hut St Andrews Way ,Leyland PR25 2ET


 

Leyland Festival, Overcoming MS, Next Nordic Walking technique courses and new classes

Hello everyone

Leyland Festival 15 June – no Nordic Walking that day
It is Leyland Festival this Saturday 15 June- Do Fitness will be there with our usual stand telling people about what we do. Please come and say hello if you are passing. Please let there be fine weather!!
No Nordic Walking on 15 June.

Overcoming MS Conference
I was in Edinburgh last weekend for the Overcoming MS Conference. First of all I had never been to Edinburgh before and it is a beautiful place to visit and I shall go back with the family. The conference was really inspiring and helped me understand in more depth why the protocol is advised and what research it is based on. If you know anyone who has been recently diagnosed and they want to know more about OMS here is the website www.overcomingms.org or they can call me.

Next Nordic Walking Technique Courses and New Wellbeing Group with Dawn
The next Nordic Walking courses are coming soon. There will be a regular Nordic Walking course Saturday 29 June and 6 July at 11.45am if you can walk a couple of miles and the Nordic Walking Wellbeing Technique course on Thursday 4 June and 11 July at 4.30pm if you are want a shorter walk. Both courses are over 2 sessions on the dates given.
Dawn Mclean has started her Monday morning 10.30am Nordic Walking Wellbeing group on Worden Park. to book phone her on 07545229845.

To find out more about Nordic Walking see the video made by my friend Ninh Ly https://dofitness.org/nordic-walking
Do Fitness is coming to New Longton
I have been approached by a GP in New Longton and asked to start some classes there. From Monday 17 June there will be Chairfit 3.45pm and Pilates 4.30pm on Mondays at New Longton Methodist Church Hall.

Saturday morning Pilates
From Saturday 22 June there will be a Saturday 9am Pilates class at the Leyland 2nd division Scout Hut St Andrews Way for people who find evening classes difficult to get to.

12 for 10 books of tickets for  Zumba and Nordic Walking
These are now available on the web-site or you can buy them in class. Great for people who do a few classes a week.
 reduces the price down to £4.16 per class from £5.

Look forward to seeing you soon. 

x

Radio Leyland, May 27 Bank Holiday, New classes in New Longton and Saturday morning Pilates

Hello everyone Thanks everyone for my birthday wishes last weekend!! Radio Leyland If you have not heard Radio Leyland yet here is the web-site: www.radioleyland.co.uk or tune in to 104.8fm. It is amazing and all volunteer run!! Here is my interview with Keith Bradshaw on 8 May May 27 Bank Holiday We have another Bank Holiday on Monday 27 May. Sorry Monday classes! Bank to normal in June Do Fitness is coming to New Longton I have been approached by a GP in New Longton and asked to start some classes there. From Monday 17 June there will be Chairfit 3.45pm and Pilates 4.30pm on Mondays at New Longton Methodist Church Hall. Saturday morning Pilates From Saturday 22 June there will be a Saturday 9am Pilates class at the Leyland 2nd division Scout Hut St Andrews Way for people who find evening classes difficult to get to. Leyland Festival-15 June I love Leyland Festival- fingers crossed for better weather this year! If you are there come and say hello to us on our stand. Saturday morning Nordic Walking time change Saturday morning Nordic Walking is changing to 10.30am in June. Nordic Walking is fantastic at the moment because of the weather. 12 for 10 books of tickets for Zumba and Nordic Walking These are now available on the web-site or you can buy them in class. Great for people who do a few classes a week. reduces the price down to £4.16 per class from £5. Chairfit Friday Chairfit has moved to Thursdays 2.15pm at Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane, Leyland PR253HA . This is such a good class for strength, cardiovascular fitness and balance. Also it is great fun to dance in the chair if standing for 45 minutes is not an option due to joint or balance issues. Mondays 1.15pm Chairfit is at Prospect House 47 Sandy Lane, Leyland PR252EE See you soon. x Diane

May Bank Holidays, Venue changes and next Nordic Walking technique course

Hello everyone

I will be on the radio early next Wednesday morning 8 May!! No not the BBC but Radio Leyland the new up and coming Radio station. This is an amazing volunteer run, not for profit  radio station on 104.8 fm and they have just been awarded their community radio licence. www.radioleyland.co.uk.

May Bank Holidays
We have just had our Easter break and now there are two Monday bank holidays in May! Sorry there are no classes on Monday 6 May and Monday 27 May. 

Polling  day and 7.30pm Thursday Pilates
On 2 May and 23 May we will have to use the upstairs room at Prospect House for 7.30pm Pilates. I will put a notice on the door to direct you round the back and up the stairs.

Tuesday 21 May Evening Zumba 6.30pm and Pilates 7.30pm- venue change.
The Methodist Church Hall is not available in the evening of 21 May so we are using the big hall at St Andrews Church – entrance off Worden Lane.

Nordic Walking – next Learn To Technique course
The next Learn To Technique Courses are on Thursdays  4.30pm 16 and  23 May or Saturdays 11.30am. 11 and 18 May Email me or text me or follow the link www.dofitness.org/nordic-walking.
Nordic Walking is so good for our mental as well physical health. Just being outdoors in green spaces lifts our spirits. We now have walks on Tuesday mornings, Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays afternoon (Wellbeing) Thursday evening and Saturday mornings. The Wellbeing Walk is a slower paced walk over a shorter distance- good for people recovering from surgery for example.
Thursdayevenings 6pm Nordic Walking start point is now on the main park on Worden Park

12 for 10 books of tickets for  Zumba and Nordic Walking
These are now available on the web-site or you can buy them in class. Great for people who do a few classes a week.
 reduces the price down to £4.16 per class from £5.

Wednesday Starter Circuits Lunch
This group is now meeting regularly for lunch- the next lunch meeting is 9 May 12.30pm at Wetherspoons Leyland Lion on Hough Lane. Thank you Maureen for organising this.

Chairfit
Friday Chairfit has moved to Thursdays 2.15pm at Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane, Leyland PR253HA. This is such a good class for strength, cardiovascular fitness and balance. Also it is great fun to dance in the chair if standing for 45 minutes is not an option due to joint or balance issues. Mondays  1.15pm Chairfit is at Prospect House 47 Sandy Lane, Leyland PR252EE

Barre Pilates 11.30am Prospect House Sandy Lane, Leyland
Barre Pilates combines basic ballet barre exercises with Pilates, conditioning moves and stretches. This class will be a standing class to avoid kneeling for anyone with knee issues.£5 per session

Zumba and Tone Evening  6.30pm Leyland Methodist Church Hall
After a long break from evening Zumba  classes we are  back in the evening! Zumba and Tone at 6.30pm at Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane, Leyland PR253HA. It has been great to see people who haven’t been able to come during the day because of work. £5 per session.


Look forward to seeing you soon. 

x
Diane

Easter Holidays, Chairfit and Prehab.

Hello everyone

Spring is officially here!! It is great to watch everything coming back to life on our Nordic Walks and seeing the changes each week.


Easter Holidays
There will be no classes from Wednesday 17 April and we start again  on Tuesday 23 April.

Prehab
I am sure you have heard of rehab which is short for rehabilitation often after surgery or injury. Prehabilitation or prehab  is being used now to prepare people for more successful recovery from surgery or treatment. It has been shown that if you remain active beforehand the recovery rates are much better. The key is to find activities you can do. I have had a wonderful example recently of one of my class members who needed a hip replacement. She began to find floor based Pilates too uncomfortable with the getting up and down but she came to Seated Pilates instead. She saw a physio a few weeks after surgery who was really impressed with her progress. The physio asked her if she did Pilates because it really showed. Her hard work had paid off! I went to a seminar on knee and hip replacement last Saturday with an amazing orthopaedic surgeon called Gordon Shepherd. He also emphasised the importance of prehab.


Zumba price change from 1  April
Due to the cost of the music licence which is in the 100s of pounds and Zumba licence the cost of Zumba is going to be £5 per session however there is a new ’12 for 10 book’ of tickets coming soon where the cost goes down to £4.16 per session. I will let you know when the tickets are ready. Zumba Gold is staying at £4.

Tempo/ Spice Time Credits
I work in partnership with Tempo/Spice Time Credits. If you receive time credits for volunteer work you can use the credits for 1 class per calendar month. This reduces the cost of your classes in return for some wonderful volunteer work you do. Check with your volunteer organisation if they are part of the scheme.


Zumba Gold Tuesdays Chorley and Thursdays Leyland
Zumba Gold is a fantastic mood lifter apart from being really good for your cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength and balance. Zumba Gold is designed for active older adults. It is so much fun  and you don’t realise you are exercising.
Tuesdays 1.30pm Eaves Green Community Centre, Eaves Green Road Chorley PR7 3QG
Thursdays 1.30pm Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane, Leyland PR253HA
Keep dancing!

Chairfit
Friday Chairfit has moved to Thursdays 2.15pm at Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane, Leyland PR253HA. This is such a good class for strength, cardiovascular fitness and balance. Also it is great fun to dance in the chair if standing for 45 minutes is not an option due to joint or balance issues. Mondays  1.15pm Chairfit is at Prospect House 47 Sandy Lane, Leyland PR252EE


Barre Pilates 11.30am Prospect House Sandy Lane, Leyland
Barre Pilates combines basic ballet barre exercises with Pilates, conditioning moves and stretches. This class will be a standing class to avoid kneeling for anyone with knee issues.£5 per session

Zumba and Tone Evening  6.30pm Leyland Methodist Church Hall- we are back!!
After a long break from evening Zumba  classes we are  back in the evening! Zumba and Tone at 6.30pm at Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane, Leyland PR253HA. It has been great to see people who haven’t been able to come during the day because of work. £5 per session.

Nordic Walking – next Learn To Technique course
The next Learn To Technique Course is on 23 and 30 March at 11.30am. Email me or text me or follow the link below if you would like to come.
Nordic Walking is so good for our mental as well physical health. Just being outdoors in green spaces lifts our spirits. We now have walks on Tuesday mornings, Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays afternoon (Wellbeing) Thursday evening and Saturday mornings. The Wellbeing Walk is a slower paced walk over a shorter distance- good for people recovering from surgery for example.

To book or check dates go to www.dofitness.org/nordic-walking

x

Diane


 

Dr Michael Mosley, class changes and living with MS

Hello everyone

The talk by Dr Michael Mosley in Manchester last month was fabulous and gave me lots to think about. He is really worth a listen on  BBC iplayer or YouTube. He reversed is own Type 2 Diabetes by the 5:2 Diet which he became famous for. What is really important here is to explain the distinction between Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes. Type 1 can often be caused by a virus or infection which results in the insulin producing cells in the pancreas being destroyed. Type 1 requires daily injections with insulin.  It is much less common than Type 2 and usually occurs at a younger age. 
Type 2 has several causes but genetics and lifestyle are the most important ones and becoming more active and reviewing your diet can make all the difference. Yes you can reverse Type 2 Diabetes and keep yourself well!

Important changes on 6 and 7 March – one week only
No morning Zumba and morning Pilates on Wednesday 6 March. I am sorry our lovely Donna is not free to cover Zumba that day and I can’t get cover for Pilates. Starter Circuits at 11.30am is on as usual though as Fiona has kindly volunteered to cover. Thank you Fiona. I have an MS related appointment which can’t be changed. Afternoon classes are on as usual.
No Wellbeing Nordic Walking at 3.30pm 7 March

New Prices for Zumba Wednesday and Fridays morning from April
Due to the cost of the music licence which is in the 100s of pounds the cost of Zumba is going to be £5 per session however there is a new ’12 for 10 book’ of tickets coming soon where the cost goes down to £4.16 per session. I will let you know when the tickets are ready. Zumba Gold is staying at £4.

Tempo/ Spice Time Credits
I work in partnership with Tempo/Spice Time Credits. If you receive time credits for volunteer work you can use the credits for 1 class per calendar month. This reduces the cost of your classes in return for some wonderful volunteer work you do. Check with your volunteer organisation if they are part of the scheme.

Living with Relapsing Remitting MS and thankyou for your support.
This disease is so unpredictable!  And remember everyone’s MS is different. I can have a couple of weeks where I few almost ‘normal’ then symptoms come back with a vengeance. The most obvious symptom is a limp because my left side is affected. My left hand doesn’t work properly and it is hard to balance. It is like the numbness you feel when you go to the dentist and have the injection in you mouth but mine is down the whole of my left side. To be honest that is for me the easiest part to deal with. Much, much harder is the way MS affects my brain which is  severe depression and cognition issues. Fatigue is also an issue so I rest twice a day with deep relaxation practice. There are other symptoms which I won’t go into. I call these ‘dips’-  a major relapse would be entirely different and I have been hospitalised in the past due to them. Thank you so much for supporting me through the ups and downs of this and for my cover teachers who step in often at the last minute. I am following the Overcoming MS  protocol and I have been invited by the UK CEO to listen the founder Professor Joseph Jelinek speak at  a conference in June in Edinburgh. This protocol includes daily exercise so my job is the best job I could have!!

Zumba Gold Tuesdays Chorley and Thursdays Leyland
Zumba Gold is a fantastic mood lifter apart from being really good for your cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength and balance. Zumba Gold is designed for active older adults. It is so much fun  and you don’t realise you are exercising.
Tuesdays1.30pm Eaves Green Community Centre, Eaves Green Road Chorley PR7 3QG
Thursdays 1.30pm Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane, Leyland PR253HA
Keep dancing!

Chairfit
Friday Chairfit has moved to Thursdays 2.15pm at Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane, Leyland PR253HA. This is such a good class for strength, cardiovascular fitness and balance. Also it is great fun to dance in the chair if standing for 45 minutes is not an option due to joint or balance issues. Mondays  1.15pm Chairfit is at Prospect House 47 Sandy Lane, Leyland PR252EE

Barre Pilates 11.30am Prospect House Sandy Lane, Leyland
Barre Pilates combines basic ballet barre exercises with Pilates, conditioning moves and stretches. This class will be a standing class to avoid kneeling for anyone with knee issues.£5 per session

Zumba and Tone Evening  6.30pm Leyland Methodist Church Hall- we are back!!
After a long break from evening Zumba  classes we are  back in the evening! Zumba and Tone at 6.30pm at Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane, Leyland PR253HA. It has been great to see people who haven’t been able to come during the day because of work. £5 per session.

Nordic Walking – next Learn To Technique course
The next Learn To Technique Course is on 23 and 30 March at 11.30am. Email me or text me or follow the link below if you would like to come.
Nordic Walking is so good for our mental as well physical health. Just being outdoors in green spaces lifts our spirits. We now have walks on Tuesday mornings, Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays afternoon (Wellbeing) Thursday evening and Saturday mornings. The Wellbeing Walk is a slower paced walk over a shorter distance- good for people recovering from surgery for example.
To book or check dates go to www.dofitness.org/nordic-walking 


Stamps  appeal for RNIB
Thankyou to people who have brought in used stamps for Chris Taylor to send to RNIB. She has been amazed by the response and she has received a  big thankyou form RNIB for her efforts.

Look forward to seeing you soon. 

x