Week beginning 6 July

Hello everyone

Happy new month everyone! 
I have new Fibre Optic broadband – installed last Thursday. The feedback on Friday’s class was great with no delays or freezing – ‘almost like being in the same room.’ Phew! I really need Zoom to work comfortably and effectively as I really don’t see us rushing back to group indoor classes too soon.
Last week’s weather made outdoor classes impossible apart from Nordic Walking which was wonderful despite the rain. Looking at the forecast today next week the weather doesn’t look much better! However there should be some sunshine tomorrow so I have put on an extra outdoor Zumba at 12 noon.

Taking a week off 

I will be taking a week off  from 17 July – classes will start again on Saturday  25 July.  We are going on a family holiday in Wales which was booked last year. Wales is opening up on 13 July so we are lucky to be able to go! So no classes that week.

Next Nordic Walking Technique Course
Many people have discovered how beneficial walking can be during lockdown. A relative of mine has lost a stone in weight and feels so much fitter just by going for a walk every morning whereas he used to drive everywhere. Nordic Walking adds the upper body workout too plus sets a good pace for improved cardiovascular fitness. There is a Nordic Walking Technique course at 4pm  on Friday 10 July meeting on the Folly Café lawn Worden Park. Disinfected poles can be borrowed for this. Book by going to https://gymcatch.com/Gymcatch for outdoor classes and social distancing
Because of the numbers are limited due to the government safety regulations I  needed a booking system which is now up and running and can be found on https://gymcatch.com/  -go to this web-site and click the red ‘book’ button on the top right hand side. Search for Do Fitness. If you are going to use one of your pre-paid tickets from you 12 for 10 book of tickets that you bought before lockdown  use the code TICKETBOOK when asked for payment. Nordic Walkers please bring your own poles (let me know if you need to borrow some) and Pilates bring their own mat. All outdoor classes are following guidelines on social distancing and max number 5. You can now get a 12 for 10 offer on Gymcatch.com

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

The Do Fitness YouTube Channel 
Don’t forget there are plenty of videos on our channel for you to use! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkQNb2YwdoAWWh_4gPXEYbA?view_as=subscriber

Timetable week beginning Monday 6 July
Monday 6 July
9am  Start the week with Interval training for All SWITA Facebook Live on Do Fitness private group  www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949  
10.30am Zumba FULL
12 noon Zumba 5 spaces https://gymcatch.com/
6.30pm Nordic Walking Worden NEW!  FULL

Tuesday 7 July
11.30am Nordic Walking FULL
12.30pm Nordic Walking Lunchtime https://gymcatch.com/   1 space

Wednesday 8 July
9.30am Zumba Zoom- for codes and passwords check your email newsletter or private Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949/

10.30am Pilates Zoom – for codes and passwords check your email newsletter or private Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949/

2.45pm Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley https://gymcatch.com/  4 spaces 
4pm Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley    https://gymcatch.com/         FULLThursday 9 July
4pm Nordic Walking Wellness (gentle)  https://gymcatch.com/1 space
6.30pm Nordic Walking Worden     https://gymcatch.com/1 space

Friday 10 July
9.30am Zumba Zoom  for codes and passwords check your email newsletter or private Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949/
10.30am Pilates Facebook  Live  www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949
Saturday 11 July
9am Nordic Walking Early Birds   https://gymcatch.com/1 space
10.30am Nordic Walking      https://gymcatch.com/1 space


Love to you all.
x
Diane



Week beginning 29 June

Hello everyone

We have had our 3rd week of outdoor classes – and it was beautiful to dance Zumba in the sunshine and look at the blue skies lying on our mats in Pilates. I felt like I was on holiday somewhere like the south of France but my goodness how the weather has changed! I certainly don’t need to water the allotment! Due to the weather forecast I have cancelled Monday Zumba outdoors.  I think it will be too wet under foot and possibly slippery on the grass. I hope that when my new broadband is installed on Thursday we can enjoy our Zoom classes more easily rather than having delays and freezing challenges. The only outdoor classes I am running next week are Nordic Walking groups because they can put their raincoats on.


Nordic Walking Technique Course
Many people have discovered how beneficial walking can be during lockdown. A relative of mine has lost a stone in weight and feels so much fitter just by going for a walk every morning whereas he used to drive everywhere. Nordic Walking adds the upper body workout too plus sets a good pace for improved cardiovascular fitness. There is a Nordic Walking Technique course at 10.30am on Wednesday 1 July meeting on the Folly Café lawn Worden Park. Disinfected poles can be borrowed for this. Book by going to https://gymcatch.com/

The Folly Café Worden Park is open for Takeaways
The Folly Café is now open for takeaway coffee, cafes and ice-cream. They have supported us by letting us use their lawn for our outdoor classes which I am really grateful for.

 A  New Monday evening Nordic Walking Group
There is a new Monday evening group starting on Mondays 6.30pm on Worden Park to give you another evening option. To book got to https://gymcatch.com/
  Gymcatch for outdoor classes and social distancing
Because of the numbers are limited due to the government safety regulations I  needed a booking system which is now up and running and can be found on https://gymcatch.com/  -go to this web-site and click the red ‘book’ button on the top right hand side. Search for Do Fitness. If you are going to use one of your pre-paid tickets from you 12 for 10 book of tickets that you bought before lockdown  use the code TICKETBOOK when asked for payment. Nordic Walkers please bring your own poles (let me know if you need to borrow some) and Pilates bring their own mat. All outdoor classes are following guidelines on social distancing and max number 5.
The Do Fitness Private Facebook Group 
Please join our private group so we can keep in touch with each other www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949  

The Do Fitness YouTube Channel 
Don’t forget there are plenty of videos on our channel for you to use! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkQNb2YwdoAWWh_4gPXEYbA?view_as=subscriber

Timetable week beginning Monday 29 June
Monday 29 June
9am  Start the week with Interval training for All SWITA Facebook Live on Do Fitness private group  www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949     
6.30pm Nordic Walking Worden NEW!  5 spaces

Tuesday 30 June
11.30am Nordic Walking FULL
12.30pm Nordic Walking Lunchtime https://gymcatch.com/   2 spaces

Wednesday 1 July
10.30am Nordic Walking technique course https://gymcatch.com/  5 spaces
4pm Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley    https://gymcatch.com/         2 spaces
Thursday 2 July
6.30pm Nordic Walking Worden     https://gymcatch.com/               2 spaces

Friday 3 July
9.30am Zumba Zoom  Join Zoom Meeting by checking your email for the code or contact Diane
10.30am Pilates Facebook  Live  www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949  

Saturday 4 July
9am Nordic Walking Early Birds   https://gymcatch.com/                        4 spaces
10.30am Nordic Walking       https://gymcatch.com/                                3 spaces



Lots of love
Diane x

Week beginning 22 June

Hello everyone

We have had our 2nd week of outdoor classes and again it was so good to see everyone and have a catch up. Of course it is all weather dependant and forecasts seem to change nearer the time so we had a rainy Zumba session on Thursday but it still felt good! Nordic Walking is less weather dependant as we are used to going out in whatever the weather so I am introducing more sessions this coming week. A lunchtime session on Tuesday and two sessions next Saturday.

IT Trials and Tribulations
Oh my goodness this has been a learning curve! Buying a new laptop , cables and anything else that might improve the virtual  experience. I have done everything I can to make Zoom classes work. Endless conversations with my broadband provider to improve things and them telling me I can’t have fibre optic which would be the game changer . Finally I have discovered Virgin Media will provide fibre optic! Hurray! So hopefully from the beginning of July we will have much better Zoom sessions which is particularly important for Zumba. 

Nordic Walking Technique Course
There is a Nordic Walking Technique course at 11.30am on Monday 22 June. There are 2 places left. Poles can be borrowed for this. book by going to https://gymcatch.com/
  Gymcatch for outdoor classes and social distancing
Because of the numbers are limited due to the government safety regulations I  needed a booking system which is now up and running and can be found on https://gymcatch.com/  -go to this web-site and click the red ‘book’ button on the top right hand side. Search for Do Fitness. If you are going to use one of your pre-paid tickets from you 12 for 10 book of tickets that you bought before lockdown  use the code TICKETBOOK when asked for payment. Nordic Walkers please bring your own poles and Pilates bring their own mat. All outdoor classes are following guidelines on social distancing and max number 5.  A Monday evening Nordic Walking Group?
Is anyone interested in a Monday evening Nordic Walking group? If you would like one please send me a quick email diane@dofiitness.org

Private Facebook Group
Please join our private group so we can keep in touch with each other www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949  

The Do Fitness YouTube Channel 
Don’t forget there are plenty of videos on our channel for you to use! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkQNb2YwdoAWWh_4gPXEYbA?view_as=subscriber

Timetable week beginning 22 June
Monday 22 June
9am  Start the week with Interval training for all SWITA Facebook Live on Do Fitness private group  www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949     

10.30 Zumba outdoors FULL

11.30am Nordic Walking Technique course  https://gymcatch.com/

Tuesday 23 June
11.30am Nordic Walking FULL

12.30pm Nordic Walking Lunchtime https://gymcatch.com/   NEW!

Wednesday 24 June
9.30am Zumba Outdoors https://gymcatch.com/

10.30am Pilates Outdoors   https://gymcatch.com/

4pm Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley    https://gymcatch.com/
Thursday 25 June
6.30pm Nordic Walking Worden     https://gymcatch.com/

Friday 26 June
9.30am Zumba Zoom – see newsletter for Zoom codes

10.30am Pilates Facebook Live  www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949  

Saturday 27 June
9am Nordic Walking Early Birds NEW!  https://gymcatch.com/

10.30am Nordic Walking NEW!   https://gymcatch.com/
Love to you all.
x
Diane




        

Week beginning 15 June

Hello everyone

Wow it was great to see some of you in person last week. We had a great outdoor Zumba on Monday and a peaceful Pilates on Tuesday both on the Folly Café Lawn with a two sessions of Nordic Walking! It was a good feeling to be doing something normal again and getting together.
 
I have been trying to use this hiatus as effectively as possible and I have been doing quite a lot of on line teacher training. I am doing a level 3 exercise for older adults course which is proving to be really interesting. I am also  going to be training as a Relaxation, Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher – something I have been meaning to do for a long time. A lot of reading for me! 

For outdoor classes I need to keep an eye on the weather forecast so I have moved the outdoor Pilates from Tuesday to Thursday next week. I have added another outdoor Zumba next week on Thursday as Monday is full. Not only am I keeping my eye on the weather but also all the government announcements and COVID news so that is why I am only planning a week at a time!

There is a Nordic Walking Technique course at 11.30am on Monday 15 June. A number of people have been asking about that.

I am trying an experiment with SWITA and Pilates next week to deliver them through Facebook Live AND Zoom – see what happens!

Gymcatch for outdoor classes and social distancing
Because of the numbers are limited  I  needed a booking system which is now up and running and can be found on www.gymcatch.com  -go to this web-site and click the red ‘book’ button on the top right hand side. If you are going to use one of your pre-paid tickets from you 12 for 10 book of tickets that you bought before lockdown  use the code TICKETBOOK when asked for payment. Nordic Walkers please bring your own poles and Pilates bring their own mat. All outdoor classes are following guidelines on social distancing and max number 5.

The Do Fitness YouTube Channel 
Don’t forget there are plenty of videos on our channel for you to use! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkQNb2YwdoAWWh_4gPXEYbA?view_as=subscriber

Timetable
Monday 15 June
9am  Start the week with Interval training for all SWITA Facebook Live on Do Fitness private group  www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949     and Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89991736769?pwd=TkQ1ZjFDSjhyM2xxK2wzSDJxcmx0dz09
Meeting ID: 899 9173 6769 Password: 208747

10.30 Zumba outdoors FULL

11.30am Nordic Walking Technique course
https://exercise-anywhere.com/event/162586-Learn%20To%20Nordic%20Walk%20intensive

Tuesday 16 June
11.30am Nordic Walking FULL

Wednesday 17 June
9.30am Zumba Zoom  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81949035865?pwd=TTc0ZWdLa1NBbmdhWHJlblhkVU9KQT09

4pm Nordic Walking Cuerden www.gymcatch.com

Thursday 18 June
9.30am Zumba outdoors www.gymcatch.com
10.30am Pilates outdoors www.gymcatch.com
6.30am Nordic Walking Worden www.gymcatch.com

Friday 19 June
9.30am Zumba Zoom  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84842755886?pwd=b3pYTldjYzhsUm44aWc2eGtPRFd1UT09 Meeting ID: 848 4275 5886 Password: 759624

10.30 Pilates  Zoom   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83365549351?pwd=OVF6c21tT0xhVU15SjEveHZBc1NYQT09 Meeting ID: 833 6554 9351
Password: 766313


Love to you all.
x
Diane



Baby steps, outdoor and virtual classes

Hello everyone

I continue with my recovery from the MS flare up and enjoying the fact that I can ride my bike again and loving having my energy and joie de vivre back. Thanks again for all your messages.
As an instructor I have to keep a close eye on the news to see what we are permitted to do. We are now allowed to teach in small groups with 5 participants outdoors observing Social Distancing and with no shared equipment. So we are taking baby steps to get back towards live  classes. Small group Nordic Walking will start and the owners of the Folly Café on Worden Park have kindly given me the use of their lawn for classes too. Obviously because of the numbers are limited  I  needed a booking system which is now up and running and can be found on www.gymcatch.com  -go to this web-site and click the red ‘book’ button on the top right hand side. If you are going to use one of your pre-paid tickets from you 12 for 10 book of tickets that you bought before lockdown  use the code TICKETBOOK when asked for payment. Nordic Walkers please bring your own poles and Pilates and Start the Week Circuits your own mat. If you try to book on and all the places are gone text me to let me know so I can judge demand to see if we put more classes on . It is all weather dependant of course! There will be a Zoom Zumba next week a Facebook Live Pilates too.
I won’t plan too far ahead with outdoor classes because we don’t know how things will go with government announcements or  the weather.

Love to you all.
x
Diane


Timetable

Monday 8 June
9.30am Start the Week Circuits Folly Café Lawn       www.gymcatch.com
10.30am Zumba Folly Café Lawn                              www.gymcatch.com

Tuesday 10 June
10am Pilates                                                              www.gymcatch.com
11.30am Nordic Walking (Worden)                             www.gymcatch.com

Wednesday 10 June
9.30am  Zumba Zoom                                               https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86291923612?pwd=Sk5aWDRSam94UldCdVRkOGdScCtoUT09
                                                                                   Meeting ID: 862 9192 3612 Password: 950370
Thursday 11 June
10.30am Pilates                                                          Facebook Live –
                                                                                    private group 
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949/
6pm Nordic Walking (Worden)                                    www.gymcatch.com



Starting to recover and thank you for your lovely messages

Hello everyone,

Just a quick hello to keep in touch. I hope you are all well. 

I am sorry to have disappeared but the MS flare up stopped me from doing everything. I really wasn’t very well. Even sending an email would have been too much! I am so fortunate to be starting to recover now. Relapsing Remitting MS is very unpredictable. Thank you everyone for your lovely messages! 

I am hoping to start posting some videos again soon but taking things slowly – I have a tendency to be too optimistic!

Listening to the news and reading  different sources I think one of the first things to start again will be Nordic Walking in small groups with social distancing. I will keep you posted.

Lots of love everyone – missing you all.
x
Diane