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

Change of venue one week only and other news.

Hello everyone
I hope you are all well. It is so great to be back into a routine of exercise and I know this really helps me get through what life throws at me.
I am away in Glossop next weekend doing more Pilates training  (watch out) but the lovely Fiona will lead Nordic Walking on Saturday at 10.15am.

Change of venue for the afternoon classes Friday 25 January. Important!
Circuits  1.30pm and Seated Pilates 2.15pm will be moving to Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane, PR253HA for one week.

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 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 and will be now  called Chairfit Zumba . 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.

Barre Pilates starts 8 February 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.

Zumba and Tone Evening  6.30pm starts 19 February Leyland Methodist Church Hall
After a long break from evening Zumba  classes we are coming back in the evening! Zumba and Tone evening starts 19 February at 6.30pm at Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane, Leyland PR253HA.

Nordic Walking
This will be  a free Taster session on 2 February at 11.30am on Worden Park. 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 check dates go to www.dofitness.org/nordic-walking 


Look forward to seeing you soon. 

x
Diane