I had an amazing time in Turkey and came back feeling well. There is a joy in feeling well. Over the last few years I have had to battle on a daily basis with MS symptoms of left side impairment or extreme fatigue and indeed horrendous depression. To feel well is wonderful. The picture below is me Rebounding. I couldn’t do this last time I went to Turkey as MS had stolen my balance and it was impossible to jump up and down on the mini-trampoline without falling off. A wonderful sign of recovery from the last relapse.
Thank you to my team of cover instructors – Fiona, Catherine, Jen Luisa and Ann. It is great for you to have a change and see different styles of teaching. All classes back to normal now until our Christmas break. In the new year I will be introducing Zumba Gold which is a slower Zumba on a Thursday afternoon along with a couple more additions to the programme.
We will be having our Christmas lunch on Tuesday 11th December. The cost is £18 including a raffle ticket. We will be having it at Wellington Park again as it was lovely last year. It will be a main course and a pudding and a coffee. I will let you know when the tickets are available. I will organise something for the evening nearer to Christmas for those who are not available during the day.
Learn To Nordic Walk – outdoor cardiovascular exercise.
Our next Nordic Walking Learn To courses are starting next week. I am introducing a Wellbeing Nordic Walking for people who need to go more slowly or a shorter distance on Thursday 18th October at 3.30pm on Worden Park. There will be an intensive Learn to Programme on Saturday 20th at 11.30am for those who can comfortably walk 3 miles at a good pace. To book on either send me an email or go to https://exercise-anywhere.com/instructor/14988-Diane%20Oakden
See you soon
I am going back to Juicy Mountain in Turkey. This is a retreat which has had miraculous effects on my health. I got frightened a few weeks ago as I started to experience more severe MS symptoms again so I decided to go back to the place that really helped me last year. I will be sleeping in a tent on a mountain in a forest and we live off amazing nutritious juices all week. Here is a video that I saw when I was really ill with MS in 2016 and it started my journey to better health. Jason Vale is showing you the Portuguese retreat but I go to the one in Turkey which is more rustic (i.e. not as posh!) Jason Vale documentary
I have tried hard to not give you too much time off but here are the changes in October:
No classes from Tuesday evening 2 October (Nordic Walking is on during the day) until start again on Saturday 6 October EXCEPT for Starter Circuits at 11.30am Wednesday Prospect House which will be run by the guest instructor Fiona.
Monday classes normal – no time off
Tuesday afternoon Nordic Walking normal – no time off
Tuesday evening Pilates – no classes 2 October
Wednesday classes – no classes on Wednesday 3 October – except for Starter Circuits which is normal. No time off for Wednesday Starter Circuits!!
Thursday – no classes Thursday 4 October.
Friday classes – no classes Friday 5 October.
Saturday classes normal – no time off.
No Wednesday 4pm Nordic Walking 26 September and 3 October
No Thursday 6pm Nordic Walking 27 September and 4 October
No Friday 11.30am Chairfit 28 Sept and 5 October
We are back at the Methodist Church Hall for Tuesday night Pilates.
All back to normal from Tuesday 18 September.
Sit to Rise Test- is it a good test?
In class we have talked about the test that appeared on the BBC programme How to Stay Young. I have an issue with this as I don’t think it takes into account anyone with knee and hip joint issues. Please do not try this if you have a new hip or knee or any problems in those joints. However if you don’t have it is a great one to try.
To get another perspective please have a look at the following especially if you do have any knee or hip issues. If you have new knees there is good advice on how to get down on the floor and up again. (Something we were talking about especially in Friday afternoon Circuits- Sandra, Carole and Margaret)
See you soon
We had a lovely holiday on the Llyn Peninsula. We swam in the sea as much as we could – really beautiful! But I really missed my classes so can’t wait to get started again.
Change of venue Tuesday night Pilates for 3 weeks
Please note Tuesday night Pilates will be at St Andrews Church Hall, Worden Lane on 28 August, 4 and 11 September due to the theatre production Wind in the Willows. Daytime classes normal at the Methodist Church Hall.
Quick Fitness Test for you to try
You will see why I always use squats in class- here is a great little video clip.
For Nordic Walking timetable go to http://dofitness.org/nordic-walking/
See you soon
Change of Venue Monday morning 23 July.
For one week only we are at Prospect House, Sandy Lane, Leyland PR25 2EE for the morning classes.
New Class Alert! Fresh Air Fit @The Folly at Worden Park Saturdays 9am.
This is a new out door fitness class on the lawn outside the Folly Café on Worden Park. Thank you to Lisa and Paula from the Folly Café for offering this to us. This is going to be a great option for people who work indoors all week.
Summer Holiday Dates
There will be no classes week beginning Monday 20th August. We start again on Tuesday 28th August after the Bank Holiday.
Nordic Walking News
Fast Track Learn To Nordic Walk in a day
The next Learn To course will take place on Thursday 26th July from 11.30am near Wheelton meeting at the Malt House pub carpark. We will have a break for lunch during the training day so it is a nice sociable event too. If anyone is interested got to https://exercise-anywhere.com/event/85366-Fast%20Track%20Learn%20to%20Nordic%20Walk to book.
Timetable of regular walks for people who have completed their Learn To Nordic Walk course
Tuesday 1.30pm Leyland Wanderer (check location on Nordic Walking UK web-site)
Wednesdays 4pm Cuerden Valley Park Walk- meet on Berkeley Drive carpark
Thursdays 10am Chorley Wanderer (check location on Nordic Walking UK web-site (No walk on 19 July)
Thursdays 6pm Leyland Evening Walk – meet Worden Park (summer) from 12 July New
Saturdays 10.15am Worden Park Walk -meet on main carpark.
July 2018 Tuesdays 1.30pm Leyland Wanderer Walks will be at Cuerden Valley. Meet at the Café on Berkeley Drive (off Shady Lane, off Wigan Road) PR56BY. The parking cost is £1.10p. Diane has change so don’t worry if you forget to bring change.
July 2018 Thursdays 10am Chorley Wanderer Walks will be canal walks along the Leeds Liverpool Canal. Meet in the Malt House Farm (pub) carpark, Moss Lane, Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley, PR68AB
Wellbeing walks These walks will be a shorter distance at a slower speed. Designed for anyone who is recovering from a health condition or has a long term one that maybe slows them down but they still want to get out and exercise. Please let me know if you someone you know would be interested in these walks.
Love to everyone