No Tuesday 25 January classes and changes for the beginning of February

Hello,
Sorry this postl includes quite a few changes due to the leaking roof at Leyland Methodist Church Hall. I will remind you in class too if you come to Monday morning and Tuesday night classes.
Last week my  email talked about getting out in the fresh air and how good it was for us physically and mentally and when I went for a walk later I bumped into 5 different class members out for their walk! That is marvelous!

No evening classes on Tuesday 25 January
Sorry no classes that evening due to a family event.

Change of Monday morning venue from 7 February due to roof repairs at Leyland Methodist Church Hall
From 7 February our Monday classes are moving to Prospect House 45 Sandy Lane Leyland

Last Tuesday evening classes 1 February – Zumba and Pilates moving to Thursday night at Prospect House, Sandy Lane.
I am really sorry to say that due to the repairs to the leaky roof at Leyland Methodist our last Tuesday night classe will be on 1 February and then from 10 February Zumba will move to Thursday nights at 6.30pm at Prospect House. There is already a Pilates class at 7.30pm for people to join. I have found it impossible to find a Tuesday night venue.

Nordic Walking Changes – Monday nights moving to Leyland and Thursday night finishing.
Monday nights walk is moving to Leyland on Monday 7 February and the last Thursday night walk will be Thursday 3 February.

Stamps  
Christine is still collecting used stamps for RNIB to help raise funds for people who are affected by sight loss. If you bring them into class I will forward them to her.RNIB – See differently   Thank you Christine.

MS and Seated Pilates on Zoom 
If you know anyone who has MS and would like to join our Zoom Seated Pilates class on Wednesdays at 1.30pm please ask them to email chorley@mssociety.org.uk for a link to join us. This is great for anyone who finds it difficult to get out of the house – you just need internet access.

The Do Fitness Private Facebook Group
If you are Facebook user please join our private group so we can keep in touch with each other www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949  

Timetable – all classes can be booked through Gymcatch on Book a class – Do Fitness with Diane OakdenMonday 24 January
9.30am Move It Mondays Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane
10.30am Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane
12.30am Seated Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane
6.30pm Nordic Walking Buckshaw Village meet Buckshaw Tesco’s Extra

Tuesday 25 January
10am Nordic Walking meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra
1.30pm Zumba Gold Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley
 Wednesday 26 January
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Chairfit Prospect House Sandy Lane
3.00pm Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley Town Brow, Sheep Hill Lane start

Thursday 27January
3.30pm Nordic Walking Well Being Worden Park 
6pm Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco’s carpark start
7.30pm Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 28 January
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.30am Barre/ Standing Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane

Saturday 29 January
10.30am Nordic Walking meet Paradise Lane

Love from Diane xxx

Classes week beginning 17 January

Hello,
I hope you have managed to get outdoors when the weather has been a bit better recently. It cannot be underestimated how good it is for us to get into the fresh air. It reduces stress, it helps you sleep better, you have more mental energy and focus apart from other things like reducing blood pressure and improving heart health. My daughter has even started to want go for walks with us because she realises how much better she feels after being indoors studying for her GCSEs. She is even keen to go out in the rain!



Change of Monday venue from February
From 7 February our Monday classes are moving to Prospect House 45 Sandy Lane Leyland

No evening classes on Tuesday 25 January
Sorry no classes that evening due to a family event.

Nordic Walking Wednesdays Cuerden Valley Park Kem Mill ruins- a bit of local history
We are exploring new areas of Cuerden Valley Park and we came across some ruins. Thank you Gill for sending me this information about the ruins we came across.
The History Of Lower Kem Mill & Back Lane Woods
The thriving Clayton-le-Woods that we know today really began in the 19th century as the population grew to meet the needs of the industrial revolution. Before this the centre of Clayton-le-Woods was at “Clayton Bottoms” which is the area in the dip at Sheep Hill Brow. Most people made a living from working on the land and from weaving cloth in their homes and evidence of this can be seen in the weavers cottages on Sheep Hill and Town Brow. As the industrial revolution expanded, Lancashire became the world’s largest cotton producer. There were two major mills in Clayton-le-Woods in the 19th century Swansey Mill, which was a weaving mill and the bleaching and Lower Kem Mill, dying works for the cotton The owner of Lower Kem Mill in the late 19th century was Albert Cunliffe, who grew wealthy and was able to move into a large house overlooking his works. This house still exists today at Claytonfields. Back Lane Woods Nature Reserve, now owned and managed by the Parish Council was part of the Claytonfields estate at this time. Albert Cunliffe was able to walk down to his mill through the woods and fields from his large house at Claytonfields. The map shows the locations of the Lower Kem Mill works and the owner’s house at Claytonfields. Sadly, Lower Kem Mill works was destroyed by a huge fire in 1914 and the business closed with the loss of 170 jobs.


Stamps 
Christine is still collecting used stamps for RNIB to help raise funds for people who are affected by sight loss. If you bring them into class I will forward them to her.RNIB – See differently   Thank you Christine.

MS and Seated Pilates on Zoom 
If you know anyone who has MS and would like to join our Zoom Seated Pilates class on Wednesdays at 1.30pm please ask them to email chorley@mssociety.org.uk for a link to join us. This is great for anyone who finds it difficult to get out of the house – you just need internet access.

The Do Fitness Private Facebook Group
If you are Facebook user please join our private group so we can keep in touch with each other www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949  

Timetable – all classes can be booked through Gymcatch on Book a class – Do Fitness with Diane OakdenMonday 17 January
9.30am Move It Mondays Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane
10.30am Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane
12.30am Seated Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane
6.30pm Nordic Walking Buckshaw Village meet Buckshaw Tesco’s Extra

Tuesday 18 January
10am Nordic Walking meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra
1.30pm Zumba Gold Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley
6.30pm Zumba Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane
7.30pm Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green LaneWednesday 19 January
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Chairfit Prospect House Sandy Lane
3.00pm Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley Town Brow, Sheep Hill Lane start

Thursday 20 January
3.30pm Nordic Walking Well Being Worden Park 
6pm Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco’s carpark start
7.30pm Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 21 January
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.30am Barre/ Standing Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane

Saturday 22 January
10.30am Nordic Walking meet Paradise Lane

Love from Diane xxx

Classes week beginning 10 January

Hello,
Can I just say how good it was to be back in class and see everyone again. I didn’t say this before but I was getting concerned that we wouldn’t be able to start again after Christmas due to Covid. Exercise and social connections are such a big part of our wellbeing that I feel so relieved that we can still have group fitness classes. Of course I am still ventilating the halls so please wear a jacket you can remove after our warm up as the venues will be a bit cooler.

Change of Monday venue in February
From 7 February our Monday classes are moving to Prospect House 45 Sandy Lane Leyland



Stamps 
Christine is still collecting used stamps for RNIB to help raise funds for people who are affected by sight loss. If you bring them into class I will forward them to her.RNIB – See differently   Thank you Christine.

 
MS and Seated Pilates on Zoom 
If you know anyone who has MS and would like to join our Zoom Seated Pilates class on Wednesdays at 1.30pm please ask them to email chorley@mssociety.org.uk for a link to join us. This is great for anyone who finds it difficult to get out of the house – you just need internet access.

The Do Fitness Private Facebook Group
If you are Facebook user please join our private group so we can keep in touch with each other www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949  

Timetable – all classes can be booked through Gymcatch on Book a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden
 

Monday 10 January
9.30am Move It Mondays Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane
10.30am Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane
12.30am Seated Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane
6.30pm Nordic Walking Buckshaw Village meet Buckshaw Tesco’s Extra

Tuesday 11 January
10am Nordic Walking meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra
1.30pm Zumba Gold Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley
6.30pm Zumba Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane
7.30pm Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane

Wednesday 12 January
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Chairfit Prospect House Sandy Lane
3.00pm Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley Town Brow, Sheep Hill Lane start

Thursday 13 January
3.30pm Nordic Walking Well Being Worden Park 
6pm Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco’s carpark start
7.30pm Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 14 January
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.30am Barre/ Standing Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane

Saturday 15 January
10.30am Nordic Walking meet Paradise Lane

Love from Diane xxx

Classes start again Wednesday 5 January

Hello,
Happy New Year! I hope you had a lovely Christmas break and spent time with the people you love. We are starting back on Wednesday 5 January with our regular classes. I am looking forward to seeing everyone.

Fantastic Fundraising!
You raised £300 for our the local MS Society! Thank you to everyone who contributed and to our amazing knitters Judith and Lynne.

 
MS and Seated Pilates on Zoom 
If you know anyone who has MS and would like to join our Zoom Seated Pilates class on Wednesdays at 1.30pm please ask them to email chorley@mssociety.org.uk for a link to join us. This is great for anyone who finds it difficult to get out of the house – you just need internet access.

The Do Fitness Private Facebook Group If you are Facebook user please join our private group so we can keep in touch with each other www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949  

Timetable – all classes can be booked through Gymcatch on Book a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden


Wednesday 5 January
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Chairfit Prospect House Sandy Lane
3.00pm Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley Town Brow, Sheep Hill Lane start

Thursday 6 January
3.30pm Nordic Walking Well Being Worden Park 
6pm Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco’s carpark start
7.30pm Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 7 January
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.30am Barre/ Standing Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane

Saturday 8 January
10.30am Nordic Walking meet Paradise Lane

Love from Diane xxx

Week beginning 6 December and Christmas Holiday dates.

Hello,


Just one week left of classes before our Christmas break. Classes tend to get very quiet around this time as people have so much to do.
For your diary: Last class Saturday 11 December – classes start again Wednesday 5 January.

Christmas stocking fillers for the local MS Society

Just 9 Teddies left now – all the winter warmer headbands are gone. So far we have raised £270.They are £5 each and all money collected goes to the local MS Society. Thank you to everyone for buying them and to Lynne and Judith for all their hard work.

Winter Bird Walk start at Kem Mill Cuerden Valley Park
A guided walk around Cuerden Valley Park to observe the birds that visit the Park in Winter. All proceeds go to Cuerden Valley Park Trust.
Buy tickets for Winter Birdwatch – Kem Mill Bird Count at Cuerden Valley Park, Sun 12 Dec 2021 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (tickettailor.com)


 
MS and Seated Pilates on Zoom 
If you know anyone who has MS and would like to join our Zoom Seated Pilates class on Wednesdays at 1.30pm please ask them to email chorley@mssociety.org.uk for a link to join us. This is great for anyone who finds it difficult to get out of the house – you just need internet access.

The Do Fitness Private Facebook Group If you are Facebook user please join our private group so we can keep in touch with each other www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949  

Timetable – all classes can be booked through Gymcatch on Book a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden

Monday 6 December
9.30am Move It Mondays Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane
10.30am Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane
12.30am Seated Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane
6.30pm Nordic Walking Buckshaw Village meet Buckshaw Tesco’s Extra

Tuesday 7 December
10am Nordic Walking meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra
1.30pm Zumba Gold Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley
6.30pm Zumba Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane
7.30pm Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane

Wednesday 8 December
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Chairfit Prospect House Sandy Lane
3.00pm Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley Town Brow, Sheep Hill Lane start

Thursday 9 December
3.30pm Nordic Walking Well Being Worden Park 
6pm Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco’s carpark start
7.30pm Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 10 December
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.30am Barre/ Standing Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane

Saturday 11 December
10.30am Nordic Walking meet Paradise Lane

Love from Diane

Christmas Holiday dates

Hello,
Storm Alwyn played havoc with many people’s plans this weekend. I even cancelled our Nordic Walking session which is very unusual. The Leyland Christmas Festival has been postponed until next Saturday but they were able to have a delightful Friday Christmas Tree lights switch on with a brass band and carole singing. It was lovely but freezing!


Just two weeks left of classes before our Christmas break.
For your diary: Last class Saturday 11 December – classes start again Wednesday 5 January.

Christmas stocking fillers for the local MS Society

I have two amazing class members who have been busy making lovely warm winter Headbands and more Teddies. Thank you Judith and Lynne! They are £5 each and all money collected goes to the local MS Society.
 
New start location for Wednesday 3pm Nordic Walking
We will start from Town Brow on Sheep Hill Lane until Christmas so we can explore the other side of Cuerden Valley towards Kem Mill. Explore the park – Cuerden Valley Park

New start time for Thursday Wellbeing Walk to 3.30pm on Worden Park
We are going to start at 3.30pm due to it getting darker earlier.

MS and Seated Pilates on Zoom 
If you know anyone who has MS and would like to join our Zoom Seated Pilates class on Wednesdays at 1.30pm please ask them to email chorley@mssociety.org.uk for a link to join us. This is great for anyone who finds it difficult to get out of the house – you just need internet access.

The Do Fitness Private Facebook Group If you are Facebook user please join our private group so we can keep in touch with each other www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949  

Timetable – all classes can be booked through Gymcatch on Book a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden

Monday 29 November
9.30am Move It Mondays Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane
10.30am Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane
12.30am Seated Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane
6.30pm Nordic Walking Buckshaw Village meet Buckshaw Tesco’s Extra

Tuesday 30 November
10am Nordic Walking meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra
1.30pm Zumba Gold Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley
6.30pm Zumba Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane
7.30pm Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane

Wednesday 1 December
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Chairfit Prospect House Sandy Lane
3.00pm Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley Town Brow, Sheep Hill Lane start

Thursday 2 December
3.30pm Nordic Walking Well Being Worden Park 
6pm Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco’s carpark start
7.30pm Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 3 December
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.30am Barre/ Standing Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane

Saturday 4 December
10.30am Nordic Walking meet Paradise Lane

Love from Diane
x