Week beginning 15 July- sad news

Hello,



I am sorry to have very sad news in this post. Our lovely class member Kathryn Bell died last week. This has been a terrible shock. Kathryn had an amazing sense of humour and she was dealing with her sight loss very bravely. We will miss her. We are going to have a collection in class in her memory for Galloways Sight Loss Charity | Galloway’s Society for the Blind | Preston (galloways.org.uk)


 
No classes Friday 2 August
There will be no classes on Friday 2 August as it is Kathryn’s funeral.

New Class has started at Euxton Community Centre – Forever Fit
A new class has started at 11.30am on Tuesdays at Euxton Community Centre. This is a ‘keep fit ‘class working on cardiovascular fitness, strength training, balance and flexibility. There is no floorwork. 


Nordic Walking
I will start to lead Nordic Walking Groups again on Saturdays and Monday evenings in September.


Cancelling a class
This can be done on your Gymcatch booking system. When you cancel you will receive a class credit if you cancel before the start of the class.


Latest Zumba video
I wrote a song -Zumba with Diane Oakden (youtube.com)
No Me Acuerdo Zumba with Diane Oakden (youtube.com)
Do Fitness with Diane Oakden Faith Zumba (youtube.com)

Relaxation video
(5) Relaxation to Spirits of the Mountain-Midori – YouTube

Timetable and booking
All classes can be booked through Gymcatch onBook a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden

Monday 15 July -Prospect House
9.30am Move-It Mondays
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Zumba Gold
12.30pm Seated Pilates

Tuesday  16 July 
11.30am  Forever Fit Euxton Community Centre
1.30pm Zumba Gold Primrose Gardens

Wednesday 17 July- Prospect House
9.30am Zumba
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Chairfit

Thursday  18 July
11.15 am Chairfit- St Mary’s Community Centre

6.30pm Zumba-    Prospect House
7.30pm Pilates-     

Friday 19 July -Prospect House
9.30am Zumba
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Zumba Gold

Private Facebook group for Do Fitness class members
If you are a Facebook user please join our private group so we can keep in touch with each other www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949  
Do Fitness videos
This is the link to all the videos you can use any time Do Fitness Videos – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden and you can make your own playlist of your favourites.
Stamps
We are 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 on. RNIB – See differently   Thank you for everyone who has brought stamps into class!

Have a good week.
x
Diane

Week beginning 8 July – the importance of strength training

Hello,
I was listening to this great podcast with Dr Daniel Lieberman (a Harvard Professor) Do This To Stop Premature Ageing! | Dr Daniel E. Lieberman (youtube.com) He regretted not starting strength or resistance training when he was younger and he also said ‘As you get older exercise becomes more not less important’

Here are some ideas for strength training for beginners with dumbbells. If you don’t have dumbbells and you are just starting you can use a couple of cans or bottles from the kitchen cupboard until you are stronger. 20 minute Full Body Standing Strength Workout with Dumbbells | Seniors, Beginners (youtube.com)


New Class starting at Euxton Community Centre – Forever Fit
A new class starts at 11.30am on Tuesdays at Euxton Community Centre. This is a ‘keep fit ‘class working on cardiovascular fitness, strength training, balance and flexibility. There is no floorwork.

Guide needed for Visually Impaired Class Member
One of our lovely class members, who is visually impaired, loves going for walks but needs another guide to be able to go more often. If you would like to do this please contact me or talk to me in class. Some info on how to help generally: Be Helpful guide | RNIB

Nordic Walking
I will start to lead Nordic Walking Groups again on Saturdays and Monday evenings in September.


Cancelling a class
This can be done on your Gymcatch booking system. When you cancel you will receive a class credit if you cancel before the start of the class.


Latest Chair-based videos
Under the Boardwalk Do Fitness with Diane Oakden Chair based routine. (youtube.com)
Little Bitty Pretty One- Do Fitness with Diane Oakden Chair based routin (youtube.com)
Don’t be Cruel -Do Fitness with Diane Oakden-Chair based routine (youtube.com) 
Latest Zumba video
Es un Secreto Do Fitness with Diane Oakden Zumba (youtube.com)


Timetable and booking
All classes can be booked through Gymcatch onBook a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden

Monday 8 July -Prospect House
9.30am Move-It Mondays
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Zumba Gold
12.30pm Seated Pilates

Tuesday  9 July 
11.30am  Forever Fit Euxton Community Centre
1.30pm Zumba Gold Primrose Gardens

Wednesday 10 July- Prospect House
9.30am Zumba
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Chairfit

Thursday  11 July
11.15 am Chairfit- St Mary’s Community Centre

6.30pm Zumba-    Prospect House
7.30pm Pilates-     

Friday 12 July -Prospect House
9.30am Zumba
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Zumba Gold

Private Facebook group for Do Fitness class members
If you are a Facebook user please join our private group so we can keep in touch with each other www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949  
Do Fitness videos
This is the link to all the videos you can use any time Do Fitness Videos – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden and you can make your own playlist of your favourites.
Stamps
We are 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 on. RNIB – See differently   Thank you for everyone who has brought stamps into class!

Have a good week.
x
Diane

Week beginning 1 July, no classes on 4 July and improve your balance

Hello,
This time of year goes a bit quiet in our classes as many of my class members go on holiday before the school summer holidays start. Have a lovely holiday if you are going away. My holiday is going to be the first 2 weeks of September so a bit to wait yet. (A yoga retreat in Greece with my daughter.)

Improving your balance
A couple of weeks ago I posted a video about getting up off the floor 3 Most Important Exercises to EASILY Get Up from the Floor (youtube.com)   I had some good feedback about this that people are already finding improvements. If that is something you are struggling with it is worth a watch.
I was so impressed with this Physical Therapist here is another video by her – this time about improving your balance. Balance is another very important area that people often mention to me and it is something I try to do in all our classes. 11 MUST-DO Balance Exercises to Reduce Unsteadiness (youtube.com) Improve your balance in 5 minutes! | Make your Arthritic joints feel ...

No classes on 4 July
Due to the general election, our venues are being used as polling stations. There will be no classes that day at St Mary’s Community Centre and Prospect House.Cancelling a class
This can be done on your Gymcatch booking system. When you cancel you will receive a class credit if you cancel before the start of the class.

Latest Chair-based videos
Under the Boardwalk Do Fitness with Diane Oakden Chair based routine. (youtube.com)
Little Bitty Pretty One- Do Fitness with Diane Oakden Chair based routin (youtube.com)
Don’t be Cruel -Do Fitness with Diane Oakden-Chair based routine (youtube.com)

Timetable and booking
All classes can be booked through Gymcatch onBook a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden

Monday 1 July -Prospect House
9.30am Move-It Mondays
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Zumba Gold
12.30pm Seated Pilates

Tuesday  2 July -Primrose Gardens
1.30pm Zumba Gold  

Wednesday 3 July- Prospect House Leyland
9.30am Zumba
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Chairfit

Thursday  4 July
11.15 am Chairfit- No class due to Election

6.30pm Zumba-    No class due to Election
7.30pm Pilates-     No class due to Election

Friday 28 June -Prospect House
9.30am Zumba
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Zumba Gold

Private Facebook group for Do Fitness class members
If you are a Facebook user please join our private group so we can keep in touch with each other www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949  
Do Fitness videos
This is the link to all the videos you can use any time Do Fitness Videos – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden and you can make your own playlist of your favourites.
Stamps
We are 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 on. RNIB – See differently   Thank you for everyone who has brought stamps into class!

Have a good week.
x
Diane

We beginning 24 June, why dancing is good for you and radio interview-options and recovery

Hello,
I was chatting with one of my Zumba Gold classes last week about the many benefits of coming to Zumba regularly. I was saying how good it is for agility, balance and coordination and it helps reduce blood pressure, improves lung function, strengthens the heart and so on when one of my lovely class members said ‘But it just makes you feel good!‘ and of course it really does! What happens in our brains when we dance. (youtube.com) 
Last week was my 15th Zumba instructor anniversary known as a Zinversary (ZIN= Zumba instructor network) Zumba has seen me and some of you through the hardest of times and it is such a joy to keep dancing with you all!


Radio Interview
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by another Radio Leyland host Graham Lockwood who has recently started coming to Move It Mondays here we talk about exercise options and recovery. Listen from 26 minutes to hear the interview.
Breakfast with Sam Beattie 19 Jun 2024 (guest Diane Oakden) by RadioLeyland | Mixcloud


No classes on 4 July
Due to the general election, our venues are being used as polling stations so no classes that day at St Mary’s Community Centre and Prospect House.

Cancelling a class
This can be done on your Gymcatch booking system. When you cancel you will receive a class credit if you do it before the start of the class.

Latest Zumba videos
Zumba/ Zumba Gold – Medellin 14 weeks post hip replacement (youtube.com)
Do Fitness Zumba Good to Go (youtube.com)
Latest Chair -based videos
Chairfit – Sweets for My Sweet- The Searchers (youtube.com)
Chairfit- Clap Your Hands (youtube.com)



Timetable and booking
All classes can be booked through Gymcatch onBook a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden

Monday 24 June 
9.30am Move-It Mondays
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Zumba Gold
12.30pm Seated Pilates


Tuesday  25 June -Primrose Gardens
1.30pm Zumba Gold  

Wednesday 26 June- Prospect House Leyland
9.30am Zumba
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Chairfit

Thursday  27 June
11.15 am Chairfit -St Mary’s Community Centre Leyland

6.30pm Zumba -Prospect House
7.30pm Pilates  

Friday 28 June -Prospect House
9.30am Zumba
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Zumba Gold

Private Facebook group for Do Fitness class members
If you are a Facebook user please join our private group so we can keep in touch with each other www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949  
Do Fitness videos
This is the link to all the videos you can use any time Do Fitness Videos – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden and you can make your own playlist of your favourites.
Stamps
We are 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 on. RNIB – See differently   Thank you for everyone who has brought stamps into class!

Have a good week.
x
Diane

Week beginning 17 June, Dr Michael Mosley, Getting up off the floor easily and no classes 4 July

Hello,
Last week when I was writing my newsletter there was still no news about Dr Michael Mosley who had gone missing on his holiday on a small Greek island. Sadly when I finished my newsletter it was announced that he had been found. I often used his podcasts in my newsletter and I had been to see him give talks. His advice helped many regain their health or stay healthy.
https://cdn.jwplayer.com/previews/vQXhSqqK




Getting up from the floor easily
This is an excellent video that shows you exercises you can do to help you get up off the floor with ease.


3 Most Important Exercises to EASILY Get Up from the Floor (youtube.com)

No classes on 4 July
Due to the general election, our venues are being used as polling stations so no classes that day at St Mary’s Community Centre and Prospect House.

Multiple Sclerosis 
If you have any friends or family who have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis please tell them about our local MS Society group. The group is really supportive and they have exercise classes either on Zoom or face-to-face and social events. MS Support – Chorley & Leyland | MS Society



Timetable and booking
All classes can be booked through Gymcatch onBook a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden

Monday 17 June 
9.30am Move-It Mondays
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Zumba Gold
12.30pm Seated Pilates


Tuesday 18 June -Primrose Gardens
1.30pm Zumba Gold  

Wednesday 19 June- Prospect House Leyland
9.30am Zumba
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Chairfit

Thursday  20 June
11.15 am Chairfit -St Mary’s Community Centre Leyland

6.30pm Zumba -Prospect House
7.30pm Pilates  

Friday 21 June -Prospect House
9.30am Zumba
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Zumba Gold

Private Facebook group for Do Fitness class members
If you are a Facebook user please join our private group so we can keep in touch with each other www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949  
Do Fitness videos
This is the link to all the videos you can use any time Do Fitness Videos – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden and you can make your own playlist of your favourites.
Stamps
We are 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 on. RNIB – See differently   Thank you for everyone who has brought stamps into class!

Have a good week.
x
Diane

Week beginning 10 June – keeping your back and core strong

Hello,
Many people are advised to come to Pilates classes by their Physiotherapists to help them with back pain. Keeping your lower back strong and strengthening your core is an important part of avoiding back pain or injury. Here are safe exercises to do, which we do in our Pilates classes
6 Exercises to strengthen lower back and core muscles (backintelligence.com)



If you have any friends or family who have been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis please tell them about our local MS Society group. They are really supportive and have exercise classes either on Zoom or face-to-face and social events. 



Timetable and booking
All classes can be booked through Gymcatch onBook a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden

Monday 10 June 
9.30am Move-It Mondays
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Zumba Gold
12.30pm Seated Pilates


Tuesday 11 June -Primrose Gardens
1.30pm Zumba Gold  

Wednesday 12 June- Prospect House Leyland
9.30am Zumba
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Chairfit

Thursday  13 June
11.15 am Chairfit -St Mary’s Community Centre Leyland

6.30pm Zumba -Prospect House
7.30pm Pilates  

Friday 14 June -Prospect House
9.30am Zumba
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Zumba Gold
 

Videos for you on (45) Do Fitness – YouTube
I have put some more Zumba  and Chairfit dances on YouTube (45) Do Fitness – YouTube, there is a Pilates class Pilates for regular class members of Do Fitness in Leyland (youtube.com), there is a relaxation Relaxation to Spirits of the Mountain-Midori (youtube.com) and a few chair-based videos Introduction to Chairfit. (youtube.com) and scroll through for more chair-based.


Private Facebook group for Do Fitness class members
If you are a Facebook user please join our private group so we can keep in touch with each other www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949  
Do Fitness videos
This is the link to all the videos you can use any time Do Fitness Videos – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden and you can make your own playlist of your favourites.
Stamps
We are 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 on. RNIB – See differently   Thank you for everyone who has brought stamps into class!

Have a good week.
x
Diane