No classes Bank Holiday Monday 29th May, pelvic floor and more

Dear lovely Do Fitness class members
The experience of going to the retreat in Turkey did me the world of good. It was in a mountainous region in the forest near Dalaman. We had freshly made fruit and vegetable juices, yoga and forest walks. I couldn’t help myself but I taught a few Pilates classes for them in the outdoors overlooking an olive grove. Beautiful! It certainly helped improve my MS symptoms. My limp had almost completely gone by then end of the week. However  I am still having problems with my left hand so that means I have been banned from trying to use knives in the kitchen as I am going end up with no finger tips!

Pelvic Floor Seminar.
We have the international presenter Cherry Baker booked now!  She is in such demand that the first date she could offer was 17th November. I have booked a room with a bar and we hope to make it into a bit of a social event. It would be a bit like stand up comedy where you learn lots.

Nordic Walking
I have been talking about an outdoor exercise class for some time. I believe we need to be in outdoors more. Not just for fresh air and being in nature which is really good for us but it is about sunlight and its positive effects on the body. Part of my MS therapy includes the optimum levels of D3. The best way to increase your D3 levels is exposure of your skin to sunshine. Supplements can also be taken to increase levels but sunlight is the best. It is estimated that about 60% of the population in the UK are D3 deficient. This can have a significant impact on your health eg bone density or depression.
I started Nordic Walking about 2 month ago and love it. You can go in groups or by yourself once you have done a bit of basic training. I am going to train as an instructor in June and hope to offer this now as our out door option. So excited! You know I love training courses!

Zumba Choreography
The way Donna and I get some of our ideas is to watch other instructors. I took inspiration from this instructor as he used quite a few Bollywood moves which I love. I promised to send you this clip for you to see the choreography. I have adapted it too for Fridays Chairfit. (Sorry he has no shirt on!)

CLASS TIMETABLE – THERE ARE SPACES IN FOLLOWING CLASSES:
MONDAYS
9.30am 50+ Circuits Leyland Methodist Turpin Green Lane Leyland PR25 3HA
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

TUESDAYS
7.30pm Pilates Academy@Worden Westfield Drive Leyland PR251QX

WEDNESDAYS
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
11.30am 60+ Circuits 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
7.30pm Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE

FRIDAYS
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
11.30am Chair Fit Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
1.30pm Fitness 55+ St Andrews Church Hall Worden Lane Leyland PR25 3EL
2.15pm Seated Pilates St Andrews Church Hall Worden Lane Leyland PR25 3EL

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Seated Pilates
Wednesdays 1.30pm St Ambrose Church Hall, Moss Lane, Leyland PR25 4XA and Fridays 2.15pm St Andrews Church Hall Worden Lane Leyland PR25 3EL

Over the years I have seen the need for a Seated Pilates class. For some people getting up and down of the floor is uncomfortable or they feel nauseous exercising on the floor.  My awareness of the need for this class has grown with dealing with my symptoms of MS which affect my balance amongst other things!

New Wednesday afternoon Pilates 2.15pm St Ambrose Church Hall, Leyland PR25 4XA

Love to everyone

x

Diane

There will be no classes on Friday 28th April and all of the following week (the first week of May). Classes start again on Monday 8th May.

Dear lovely Do Fitness class members,

As many of you know I lost my beautiful son Yianni on 30th April last year. He was 25 and just about to be a solicitor after years of hard work. I am still wondering how I get through each day as the pain is so intense. You have helped me so much.  Thank you. I am taking a break around the anniversary and taking my 10 year old daughter away to a healing retreat in the mountains of Turkey. Lots of things to learn about including Juice Therapy  and I will come back and tell you all about it. I needed to do something really positive and restorative with her.
There will be no classes on Friday 28th April and all of the following week (the first week of May). Classes start again on Monday 8th May.

Donna Wallbank has finished covering Friday Zumba to go and cover for another teacher who is on maternity leave. Donna will still be teaching Wednesdays. But a big thank you to her for covering Fridays. Friday Zumba will carry on though as usual at 9.30am at Prospect House.

CLASS TIMETABLE THERE ARE SPACES IN FOLLOWING CLASSES:
MONDAYS
9.30am 50+ Circuits Leyland Methodist Turpin Green Lane Leyland PR25 3HA
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

TUESDAYS
7.30pm Pilates Academy@Worden Westfield Drive Leyland PR251QX

WEDNESDAYS
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
11.30am 60+ Circuits 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
7.30pm Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE

FRIDAYS
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
11.30am Chair Fit Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
1.30pm Fitness 55+ St Andrews Church Hall Worden Lane Leyland PR25 3EL
2.15pm Seated Pilates St Andrews Church Hall Worden Lane Leyland PR25 3EL

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Seated Pilates
Wednesdays 1.30pm St Ambrose Church Hall, Moss Lane, Leyland PR25 4XA and Fridays 2.15pm St Andrews Church Hall Worden Lane Leyland PR25 3EL

Over the years I have seen the need for a Seated Pilates class. For some people getting up and down of the floor is uncomfortable or they feel nauseous exercising on the floor.  My awareness of the need for this class has grown with dealing with my symptoms of MS which affect my balance amongst other things!

New Wednesday afternoon Pilates 2.15pm St Ambrose Church Hall, Leyland PR25 4XA
Our Wednesday morning class is currently full so a Wednesday afternoon has started. It is at 2.15pm
St Ambrose Church Hall Moss Lane Leyland.

x

Diane

Friday timetable changes, Easter Holidays and Week 2 Pelvic Floor

Dear everyone,
I hope you are all well. Spring is here! More sunshine is doing us all good. I will try to organise a few more walks soon but my time is taken up at the moment with travelling to Manchester for Hyberbaric Oxygen Therapy at Trafford Park. I am pleased to say I am feeling some benefits from this treatment.  Everyone’s MS is different but a symptom common to most people with MS is the severe fatigue that you get. It feels like you have flu constantly and makes life very difficult. Fatigue is just one of the symptoms! That has lifted a little which makes life a bit easier.

Friday timetable changes
Morning

I had to make a difficult decision recently and that is to move my Friday morning Euxton classes to Leyland. From March 31 they will be at Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE. This is beautiful venue with a sprung floor and a stage. Zumba at 9.30am and Pilates at 10.30am are on as normal but 11.30am Fitness 55 Plus will change to Chair Fit.
Afternoon
1.30pm Fitness 55 Plus is on as normal at St Andrews Church Hall, Worden Lane Leyland PR25 3EL. At 2.15pm the class is changing to Seated Pilates. The second class concentrates on strength, flexibility, balance and relaxation  You will float home! If anyone would like to attend both classes there will a reduction of £1.

Easter Holidays
There will be no classes on Good Friday (14 April) and Easter Monday (17 April)

CLASS TIMETABLE THERE ARE SPACES IN FOLLOWING CLASSES:
MONDAYS
9.30am 50+ Circuits Leyland Methodist Turpin Green Lane Leyland PR25 3HA
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
Tuesdays
7.30pm Pilates Academy@Worden Westfield Drive Leyland PR251QX
Wednesdays
9.30am Zumba 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
Thursday
7.30pm Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
Friday (from 31st March 2017)
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
11.30am Chair Fit Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
1.30pm Fitness 55+ St Andrews Church Hall Worden Lane Leyland PR25 3EL
2.15pm Seated Pilates St Andrews Church Hall Worden Lane Leyland PR25 3EL

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Tuesday Night Pilates is back at Academy @ Worden 7.30pm
Delighted  that this class is back. Beautiful restorative Mind and Body class for strength, flexibility, balance and relaxation

Seated Pilates
1.30pm St Ambrose Church Hall, Moss Lane, Leyland PR25 4XA ( and St Andrews Church Hall from 31 March)

Over the years I have seen the need for a Seated Pilates class. For some people getting up and down of the floor is uncomfortable or they feel nauseous exercising on the floor.  My awareness of the need for this class has grown with dealing with my symptoms of MS which affect my balance amongst other things!

New Wednesday afternoon Pilates 2.15pm St Ambrose Church Hall, Leyland PR25 4XA
Our Wednesday morning class is currently full so a Wednesday afternoon has started. It is at 2.15pm
St Ambrose Church Hall Moss Lane Leyland PR254XA.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=pelvic+floor+week+2+cherry+baker&view=detail&mid=ACFCC74BB82FDB125FADACFCC74BB82FDB125FAD&FORM=VIRE

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See you all next week

Tuesday night Pilates is back at Academy @ Worden

Tuesday Night Pilates is back at Academy @ Worden 7.30pm
Delighted to announce that this class is back. Beautiful restorative Mind and Body class for strength, flexibility, balance and relaxation
Starts Tuesday 21 March

New Seated Pilates 1.30pm St Ambrose Church Hall, Moss Lane, Leyland PR25 4XA
Over the years I have seen the need for a Seated Pilates class. For some people getting up and down of the floor is uncomfortable or they feel nauseous exercising on the floor.  My awareness of the need for this class has grown with dealing with my symptoms of MS which affect my balance amongst other things!

New Wednesday afternoon Pilates 2.15pm St Ambrose Church Hall, Leyland PR25 4XA
Our Wednesday morning class is currently full so a Wednesday afternoon has started. It is at 2.15pm
St Ambrose Church Hall Moss Lane Leyland PR254XA.

Squatting – why it is important
We do squats in all my classes – the reason being this is a very, very functional exercise. This means the stronger our squatting action is the more likely we are to be able to get up and down off a chair! When I ask people to squat in class all sorts of strange things happen but basically a squat is a sitting down action. In cultures where people squat more as part of daily life there are little or no lumber back problems. In our part of the world we have so many people suffering from back pain. I know that when I had a desk based job I was frequently going to the physio to try to resolve my back pain problems. Here is a clip from Cherry Baker again explaining a correct squat action. Squatting is also good for the pelvic floor.

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=cherry+baker+squat+youtube&&view=detail&mid=52FDAA3FD317268AE96E52FDAA3FD317268AE96E&FORM=VRDGAR

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See you all next week

Diane

Pelvic Floors, Seated Pilates and New Wednesday Afternoon Pilates

Pelvic Floors
1 in 3 women and 1 in 10 men have a problem with their pelvic floors. Talking to my friends I suspect it might be a little higher than that in terms of mild problems. I went to a fantastic seminar last  weekend called Up tight and Outta Sight with Cherry Baker who is a specialist in pelvic floor exercise. The things I do for you! It was very funny and informative. Educational stand up comedy. I am going to invite Cherry over to Leyland for one of her seminars. It is a little risqué. I have sent a clip of a starter Pelvic floor exercise but  this is Cherry being well behaved..

New Seated Pilates 1.30pm St Ambrose Church Hall from Wednesday 15th March.
Over the years I have seen the need for a Seated Pilates class. For some people getting up and down of the floor is uncomfortable or they feel nauseous exercising on the floor.  The new class in going to be at St Ambrose Church Hall Moss Lane Leyland PR254XA from next Wednesday  15th March at 1.30pm.

New Wednesday afternoon Pilates 2.15pm from Wednesday 15th March
Our Wednesday morning class is currently full so a Wednesday afternoon is starting. It will be at 2.15pm starting Wednesday 15th March
St Ambrose Church Hall Moss Lane Leyland PR254XA.

Sod Sitting Get Moving: Getting Active into 60s 70s and Beyond – a new book by Diana Moran.
On the way to work last Monday I caught a bit of an interview with Diana Moran the green goddess. Some of you will remember her. She seems to still be wearing green. She was talking about being as active as possible as we get older and how that is seen as ‘the miracle cure’. Here is an interview with her on Loose Women.

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See you all next week

Diane

Walk and Talk on Worden Park

Walk and Talk on Worden
The next Walk and Talk is at 2pm on Tuesday 31 January. Meet by the Dog Wash on the main carpark. We will walk through the woods in the gorgeous Worden Park then go for a coffee after in the Folly café on the park. Bring friends or dogs (the café is doggy friendly).

Studies
Being a fitness instructor involves continuous study- something I love. Of course you don’t have to once you have your basic qualifications but for me it makes my job extra interesting. Of course last year was difficult to even concentrate enough to learn but I am slowly starting to feel ready and I am starting off gently with Mindfulness for Health Professionals which involves daily relaxation practice something I am really enjoying. I am also studying the Brainfit TM course which is movement and meditation bringing  me some refreshing approaches. There is more and more scientific evidence emerging on the benefits of this kind of relaxation.
Here is one of the relaxation practices for you find yourself a quiet place – it takes about 8 minutes.

There are currently places in the following classes:
Mondays
@Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane PR25 3HA
9.30am 50+ Circuits
11.30am Fitness 55+
@Prospect House Sandy Lane PR252EE
1.15pm Chair Based Fitness
2pm Pilates

Wednesdays
@Prospect House Sandy Lane PR252EE
9.30am Zumba with Donna and Diane

Thursday
@Prospect House Sandy Lane PR252EE
7.30pm Pilates

Friday
@Euxton PC Community Centre Wigan Road PR76JL
9.30am Zumba
11.30am Fitness 55+
@St Andrews Church Hall Worden Lane PR253EL
1.30pm Fitness 55+
2.15pm 50+ Circuits

Have  a good week everyone
x
Diane