Chistmassy Things

Dear lovely Do Fitness class members,

Christmas Holiday Dates
Our last classes will be on Monday 18th December and we start back on Wednesday 3 January 2018

Christmas Do and Fund Raiser -Tickets now available in class.
Our Christmas lunch is on Tuesday 19th December at 12 noon  (Wellington Park, Leyland.) The cost is £17 per ticket for 2 course meal and coffee and mince pie including a raffle entry. It was beautifully decorated last year. By buying your ticket you will be raising funds for the charity Overcoming MS for a bit of information about OMS : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLxtqd9e_nU I will tell you more about this charity and its work at the lunch.  We will also have an evening get together  drink for those who can’t make the day time, This will be 7pm at the Withy Arms on Wednesday 20th December.

Saturday Nordic Walking Learn To Course
The next Learn To course will start this Saturday 25 November 9am for 3 weeks.
https://exercise-anywhere.com/event/60538-Learn%20to%20Nordic%20Walk

Tuesday Pilates – last class on Tuesday 28th November
Due to problems with the room our last Tuesday Pilates class will be on Tuesday 28th November. We are moving to Leyland Methodist Church Hall from 9th January 2018. In the mean time Tuesday class members please feel free to come to our Thursday class at Prospect House, Sandy Lane, Leyland 7.30pm

Up Tight and Outta Sight Pelvic Floor  Seminar.
The new date is Friday 9th of February. 

Squatting
For people who come to Pilates I talk about the value of squatting a lot and the dangers of sitting for long periods. Just thought you might enjoy this article
https://quartzy.qz.com/1121077/to-solve-problems-ca:used-by-sitting-learn-to-squat/?utm_content=buffer7c9b4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Regular, physical exercise: the ‘ miracle cure’ to ageing
A class member brought me an article from the British Medical Journal with the above title. Here is a link which gives a short summary. You are all doing the right thing regularly exercising!!

Step right up! It’s the miracle cure we’ve all been waiting for


and another one:
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/oct/03/exercise-depression-disease-death-sit-less-move-more?CMP=share_btn_tw&mc_cid=6480aaf514&mc_eid=ea6c38785e

x
Diane

November News

There is such  a great atmosphere in classes at the moment. Thank you for making my job such a joy. Zumba is just brilliant at the moment 9.30am Wednesdays and Fridays. Last year I was really not sure if I would be able to teach Zumba anymore during the dark days of the MS relapse and then the horror of losing my beloved son. Coming back to Zumba feels like a massive victory. Thanks for being there and standing by me in all the classes and  for your love and support. Thank you

Next Nordic Walking Taster Sessions and Learn To Course
The next Nordic Walking Tasters session will be on 14 November at 1pm and Saturday 18 November  at 9.30am  to book go to https://exercise-anywhere.com/search/instructor/14988-Diane%20Oakden both sessions are free. To book register with Nordic Walking UK.
The next Learn To courses will start on Tuesday 21 November 1pm and Saturday 25 November 9am for 3 weeks.
https://exercise-anywhere.com/search/instructor/14988-Diane%20Oakden

Christmas Do and Fund Raiser
Our Christmas lunch is on Tuesday 19th December. The cost is £17 per ticket for 2 course meal and coffee and mince pie including a raffle entry at the lovely Wellington Park ( Meal £16.45 and raffle entry 55p total: £17). It was beautifully decorated last year. By buying your ticket you will be raising funds for the charity Overcoming MS for a bit of information about OMS : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLxtqd9e_nU I will tell you more about this charity and its work at the lunch. I will let you know when the tickets are available in class. We will also have an evening get together  drink for those who can’t make the day time.

Up Tight and Outta Sight Pelvic Floor  Seminar.
Firstly a big apology from Cherry Baker- she was meant to come to us on 10 November but to her horror she found she was double booked. She is in such demand!! She sends a thousand apologies. The new date is Friday 9th of February. She has a new administrator now and we are definitely booked in! More details nearer the time.

Normal CLASS TIMETABLE – THERE ARE SPACES IN FOLLOWING CLASSES:
MONDAYS
9.30am 50+ Circuits Leyland Methodist Turpin Green Lane Leyland PR25 3HA
10.30am Pilates 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

Radio broadcast, Health Mela, and free spaces left on Nordic Walking Taster

Dear lovely Do Fitness class members,
The mountain retreat in Turkey did me the world of good. Thank you for making  the cover teachers so welcome. I am trying everything possible to avoid another major MS relapse!

Leyland Festival Radio
I enjoyed being interviewed by Debbie Noblett on Leyland Festival radio this morning. Thanks Debbie – a new career for you. You can listen to our conversation from about 42 minutes in.

Leyland Health Mela
http://www.nfhw.org.uk/events/event/2017-leyland-health-mela/
Lots of health promoting organisations at the Academy @Worden this Saturday 14th October 11am – 4pm. BP and blood sugar checks and lots more information . I will have a stand so please come and say hello

Next Nordic Walking Taster Sessions and Learn To Course
The next Nordic Walking Tasters session will be on Tuesday 17 October at 2pm 
https://exercise-anywhere.com/event/55948-Tuesday%20Taster and Saturday 21 October at 9am https://exercise-anywhere.com/event/55953-Taster – both sessions are free. To book register with Nordic Walking UK.

The next Nordic Walking Learn To Sessions start on Tuesday 24 October at 2pm for 3 weeks https://exercise-anywhere.com/event/55951-Learn%20To%20Nordic%20Walk or Saturday 28 October at 9am https://exercise-anywhere.com/event/55952-Learn%20To%20Nordic%20Walk

x
Diane

Timetable changes from 27 September until 6th October, Nordic Walking Taster Sessions and D3

Dear lovely Do Fitness class members,

There will be a few changes to the timetable from the afternoon of 27th September until 6th October. I have found some amazing cover instructors while I am away in the mountains of Turkey on a healing retreat to help with my MS symptoms. You get a nice change from me!!

Timetable from 27 September until 6th October
Wednesday 27th September
9.30am Zumba with Diane
10.30am Pilates with Diane
11.30am Starter Circuits with Diane
(My taxi to airport at 12.45pm!!!!!)
1.30pm Seated Pilates with Cheryl – yoga version
(no Pilates at 2.15pm please attend the 10.30am class at Prospect House if possible)
Thursday 28th September
7.30pm Pilates with Tracy
Friday 29 September
9.30am Zumba with Ann
10.30am Pilates with Sarah
(no Chairfit at 11.30am please attend 2.15pm class with Elaine at St Andrews)
1.30pm Fitness 55+ with Elaine
2.15pmSeated Pilates with Elaine
Monday 2 October
(no 50+Circuits please attend 11.30am class)
10.30am Pilates with Jen
11.30am Fitness 55+ with Ann
1.15pm Chairfit with Catherine
(no Pilates please attend 10.30am at Methodist class if possible)

Tuesday 3 October
(No Pilates at 7.30pm please attend Thursday class if possible.)

Wednesday 4 October
9.30am Zumba with Donna
10.30am Pilates with Jen
(no 60+ Circuits at 11.30am)
1.30pm Seated Pilates with Cheryl
(No Pilates at 2.15pm)
Thursday 5 October
7.30pm Pilates with Tracy
Friday 6 October
9.30am Zumba with Ann
10.30am Pilates with Sarah
(no Chairfit at 11.30am please attend 2.15pm class with Elaine at St Andrews)
1.30pm Fitness 55+1.30pm with Elaine
2.15pm Seated Pilates with Elaine

Next Nordic Walking Taster Sessions and Learn To Courses
We have just had the first group complete their Nordic Walking Learn To programme. It was great fun a people are already feeling the benefits.

The next Nordic Walking Tasters session will be on Tuesday 17 October at 2pm https://exercise-anywhere.com/event/55948-Tuesday%20Taster and Saturday 21 October at 9am https://exercise-anywhere.com/event/55953-Taster o both sessions are free. To book register with Nordic Walking UK.

The next Nordic Walking Learn To Sessions start on Tuesday 24 October at 2pm for 3 weeks https://exercise-anywhere.com/event/55951-Learn%20To%20Nordic%20Walk or Saturday 28 October at 9am https://exercise-anywhere.com/event/55952-Learn%20To%20Nordic%20Walk

D3
As some of your know I went to a conference on active ageing organised by an organisation called Move It or Lose It. It was very interesting and I want to try to summarise some of the things that were talked about by top scientists when I come back from Turkey. Public Health England have published new guidelines as the importance of D3 is being realised. Here is the link https://www.gov.uk/government/news/phe-publishes-new-advice-on-vitamin-d   I take D3 supplements as part of my protocol to treat MS but it is looking like it is extremely beneficial for most people who live in this part of the world.

x
Diane

Nordic Walking taster session 26th August and pelvic floors

 

 

Dear lovely Do Fitness class members,

Pilates is at Prospect House today 10th August.
Weather forecast not brilliant for tonight so usual place today at 7.30pm

There will be no classes week beginning14th August.
Our annual summer week off is week beginning 14th August. Everything will be back to normal on Monday 21 August.

Nordic Walking Taster Sessions
Our first Nordic Walking Taster session is going to be on Saturday 26th August. One at 9.15am and the other at 10.15am. We will meet on the main car park at Worden Park. These sessions are free. Booking is essential as I provide the poles for you. Don’t worry if you can’t make this date there will be plenty more sessions. To book please go to :
https://exercise-anywhere.com/search/instructor/14988-Diane%20Oakden

Zumba Dance
Thank you to Barbara Gilman for sending me this clip of a dance we are now having a lot of fun with in Zumba!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7smoRcO9FsA

Pelvic Floor
There was an amazing piece on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour about pelvic floor. It is t the start of the programme and well worth a listen. Our date for our session Up Tight and Outta Sight with Cherry Baker has been changed to Friday 10th November. It will be a really fun evening!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08z98hm

x

Diane