Week beginning 11 October – no classes Saturday 16 October

Hello,
I hope you are doing well. It was lovely to see new people joining us again last week and people going for coffee after class.
I had my annual appointment with my MS Consultant and again he said ‘keep doing what you are doing because it is working.’ I feel blessed as there were times I was using a walking stick and looking at wheelchairs I as so ill with MS. 

No classes on Saturday 16 October
No Pilates or Nordic Walking – I am away in Lancaster on a course.

Chorley Zumba Gold Tuesdays 1.30pm – Primrose Gardens, Fleet Street 
It was great to be back with my Chorley Zumba Gold group but in a beautiful venue with a sprung floor specially made for a dance class. There is parking on Fleet Street or at Asda. Entrance on Fleet Street.

Nordic Walking and nature spotting
When we are on our walks we often notice plants, flowers and trees and try to identify them. At this time of year it is all about fungi. Here is a guide to the most common types:
Types Of UK Mushrooms: Identification Guide – Woodland Trust

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

Monday 11 October
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 12 October
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 13 October
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 Berkeley Drive Carpark start

Thursday 14 October
4pm Nordic Walking Well Being Worden Park
6pm Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco’s carpark start
7.30pm Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 15 October
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 16 October
No Classes

Love from Diane
x

Classes starting week beginning 4 October

Hello,
We are having to adjust to shorter days and the greyness that comes with approaching winter. It is really important to keep doing things that make us feel positive and optimistic and exercise in your favourite form unfailingly helps. When you exercise, it increases endorphins, dopamine, adrenaline and endocannabinoid – these are all brain chemicals associated with feeling happy, feeling confident and capable, feeling less anxiety and stress and even less pain. Of course there is also the great social aspect of exercising in a group and making new friends and social connections.

Chorley Zumba Gold Tuesdays 1.30pm – Primrose Gardens, Fleet Street 
It was great to be back with my Chorley Zumba Gold group but in a beautiful venue with a sprung floor specially made for a dance class. There is parking on Fleet Street or at Asda. Entrance on Fleet Street.


No Wellbeing Walk  4pm Thursday 7 October
I have an appointment in Liverpool with my MS Consultant and it may be difficult to get back in time.

No classes on Saturday 16 October
No Pilates or Nordic Walking – I am away in Lancaster on a course.

Checking your breasts
Many people in my classes have had breast cancer – it is the most common cancer in women. (Men can get it too.) I am going for a mammogram next week as I promised a class member who has just come through her treatment. Her cancer was found very early from a mammogram which she nearly didn’t go to and consequently the prognosis is good. In my best friend however it was found too late. So if you haven’t had your mammogram book it asap. In the mean time regular self checks are important:
(94) How to examine your breasts by Dr Liz O’Riordan – YouTube


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

Monday 4 October
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 5 October
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 6 October
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 Berkeley Drive Carpark start

Thursday 7 October
6pm Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco’s carpark start
7.30pm Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 8 October
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 9 October
9am Pilates Orthodox Church of Holy Apostles 403 Leyland Lane
10.30am Nordic Walking Paradise Lane Leyland

Love from Diane
x

Classes week beginning 27 September

There was alot of excitement (and security) last weekend in Chorley with the meeting of the G7 Speakers. I watched each week, as I went to Astley Park to run a class, all the goings on and sprucing up. One of our class members was asked to play his tuba at a church ceremony for the international visitors. Andy comes to Pilates to help with his posture for tuba playing.


Chorley Zumba Gold Starting Tuesday 28 September 1.30pm – Primrose Gardens, Fleet Street 
I am excited to be able to offer this class again for my lovely Chorley Zumba Gold group but in a beautiful venue with a sprung floor specially made for a dance class. There is parking on Fleet Street or at Asda. Entrance on Fleet Street.


Friday 1 October – no classes
I am at a funeral on Friday so I am sorry there are no classes.

No classes on Saturday 16 October
No Pilates or Nordic Walking – I am away in Lancaster on a course. 

Cancelling a class
If you book a class and need to cancel please do that on Gymcatch and it will give you a class credit. 

Saturday 9am Pilates is back 
For those of you are super busy during the week our Saturday morning Pilates is back on at the Orthodox Church of Holy Apostles 403 Leyland Lane

Tuesday 10am Nordic Walk is back
We meet at Leyland Tesco’s Extra.

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  

Videos on Youtube 
Please feel free to access our Do Fitness video channel  (18) Do Fitness – YouTube 

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

Monday 27 September
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 28 September
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 29 September
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 Berkeley Drive Carpark start

Thursday 30 September
4pm Nordic Walking Wellbeing Worden Park carpark start
6pm Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco’s carpark start
7.30pm Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 1 October

No classes


Saturday 2 October
9am Pilates Orthodox Church of Holy Apostles 403 Leyland Lane
10.30am Nordic Walking Paradise Lane Leyland

Love from Diane
x

Classes week beginning 20 September

Welcome to our new class members who started last week! You will find everyone is really friendly and I love hearing everyone chatting as you wait for your class to start or on our Nordic Walks. 



Next Nordic Walking Technique Course Saturday 25 September 1pm- Worden Park
Just such a wonderful way to exercise outdoors and it is sociable too. Book by going to Book a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden Poles are loaned to you for the Technique Course.

Memorial service for Eric
Our lovely class member Eric Nixon passed away last year after a short illness. He was much loved and I saw him every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Circuits classes along with his wife Zoe. He only didn’t attend if he was away on holiday! I personally really miss him and I still have the ‘buzzer timer’ that had made for me to let everyone know a minute was up. The service will this afternoon Sunday 19 September at 3pm at Leyland Methodist Church Turpin Green Lane, Leyland. Everyone welcome.

Chorley Zumba Gold Starting Tuesday 28 September 1.30pm – Primrose Gardens, Fleet Street 
I am excited to be able to offer this class again for my lovely Chorley Zumba Gold group but in a beautiful venue with a sprung floor specially made for a dance class. There is parking on Fleet Street or at Asda. Entrance on Fleet Street.

Cancelling a class
If you book a class and need to cancel please do that on Gymcatch and it will give you a class credit. 

Self Care September
Looking after yourself is so important in order to be able to care for others. I know many people in my classes have caring responsibilities – partners with health conditions, childcare responsibilities with grandchildren and parents who need support.
This month Action for Happiness Action for Happiness has a campaign called Self-care September. I think there are some really good reminders in the calendar.
They say: Self-care isn’t selfish, it’s essential.  Self-care increases our resilience and helps us get more out of life.  


Teddies for local MS Society
One of my lovely class members Judith has been busy knitting tiny Teddies to raise funds for our local MS Society. The Chorley and Leyland MS Society really helped me when I was first diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting MS and I was very unwell and frightened. The Teddies will be for available in class. Donation £2.50

Saturday 9am Pilates is back on
For those of you are super busy during the week our Saturday morning Pilates is back on at the Orthodox Church of Holy Apostles 403 Leyland Lane

Tuesday 10am Nordic Walk is back on
We meet at Leyland Tesco’s Extra.

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  

Videos on Youtube 
Please feel free to access our Do Fitness video channel  (18) Do Fitness – YouTube 

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

Monday 20 September
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 21 September
10am Nordic Walking meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra
6.30pm Zumba Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane
7.30pm Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane

Wednesday 22 September
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 Berkeley Drive Carpark start

Thursday 23 September
4pm Nordic Walking Wellbeing Worden Park carpark start
6pm Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco’s carpark start
7.30pm Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 24 September
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 25 September
9am Pilates Orthodox Church of Holy Apostles 403 Leyland Lane
10.30am Nordic Walking Paradise Lane Leyland
1pm Nordic Walking Technique Course worden Park Leyland


Love from Diane
x

Classes week beginning 13 September, next Nordic Walking Technique course and Memorial Service for Eric.

Hello,
We are slowly getting back to a more normal situation. I am still obsessed with ventilation so you will need jackets as the temperature drops.
We had some lovely weather for walks last week with stunning skies.



Next Nordic Walking Technique Course Saturday 25 September 1pm- Worden Park
Just such a wonderful way to exercise outdoors and it is sociable too. Book by going to Book a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden Poles are loaned to you for the Technique Course.

Memorial service for Eric

Our lovely class member Eric Nixon passed away last year after a short illness. He was much loved and I saw him every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Circuits classes along with his wife Zoe. He only didn’t attend if he was away on holiday! I personally really miss him and I still have the ‘buzzer timer’ that had made for me to let everyone know a minute was up. The service will be on Sunday 19 September at 3pm at Leyland Methodist Church Turpin Green Lane, Leyland. Everyone welcome to come.


Self Care September
Looking after yourself is so important in order to be able to care for others. I know many people in my classes have caring responsibilities – partners with health conditions, childcare responsibilities with grandchildren and parents who need support.
This month Action for Happiness Action for Happiness has a campaign called Self-care September. I think there are some really good reminders in the calendar if you click the link.
They say: Self-care isn’t selfish, it’s essential.  Self-care increases our resilience and helps us get more out of life.  




Earlier start time for Cuerden Valley Nordic Walking on Wednesdays – now 3pm
We will start at 3pm for our Wednesday walk from this week 8 September.

Saturday 9am Pilates is back on
For those of you are super busy during the week our Saturday morning Pilates is back on at the Orthodox Church of Holy Apostles 403 Leyland Lane

Tuesday 10am Nordic Walk is back on
We meet at Leyland Tesco’s Extra.

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  

Videos on Youtube 
Please feel free to access our Do Fitness video channel  (18) Do Fitness – YouTube 

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

Monday 13 September
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 14 September
10am Nordic Walking meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra
6.30pm Zumba Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane
7.30pm Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane

Wednesday 15 September
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 Berkeley Drive Carpark start

Thursday 16 September
4pm Nordic Walking Wellbeing Worden Park carpark start
6pm Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco’s carpark start
7.30pm Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 17 September
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 18 September
9am Pilates Orthodox Church of Holy Apostles 403 Leyland Lane
10.30am Nordic Walking Paradise Lane Leyland


Love from Diane
x

Classes week beginning 6 September

Hello,
It was lovely to see everyone last week. We even had some beautiful weather for our Nordic Walks on Thursday. I know quite a few of you will be away during September so some classes might be quiet over the next few weeks.
I will be ventilating our venues as much as possible so you might need a jacket that you can put on for the gentler parts of the class. Also I will be asking you to wait outside until the start of class time – so an umbrella might be useful. This is all part of keeping indoor classes as safe as possible.


Chorley Buddies
As some of you know I have been involved with Chorley Buddies – a group set up during lock down to support anyone feeling isolated. I was asked to run exercise sessions for them – which was tricky with the ever changing regulations! They have been nominated for Radio Lancashire’s Make a Difference Award – here’s a chance to see me in my florescent pink tabard :
(4) Watch | Facebook


Earlier start time for Cuerden Valley Nordic Walking on Wednesdays – now 3pm
We will start at 3pm for our Wednesday walk from this week 8 September.

Saturday 9am Pilates is back on
For those of you are super busy during the week our Saturday morning Pilates is back on at the Orthodox Church of Holy Apostles 403 Leyland Lane

Tuesday 10am Nordic Walk is back on
We meet at Leyland Tesco’s Extra.

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  

Videos on Youtube 
Please feel free to access our Do Fitness video channel  (18) Do Fitness – YouTube 

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

Monday 6 September
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 September
10am Nordic Walking meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra
6.30pm Zumba Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane
7.30pm Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane

Wednesday 8 September
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 Berkeley Drive Carpark start

Thursday 9 September
4pm Nordic Walking Wellbeing Worden Park carpark start
6pm Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco’s carpark start
7.30pm Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 10 September
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 September
9am Pilates Orthodox Church of Holy Apostles 403 Leyland Lane
10.30am Nordic Walking Paradise Lane Leyland


Love from Diane
x