Pilates in the Park and Fresh Air Fit @ The Folly

Pilates in the Park
Because of the beautiful weather with are going to go to the Folly Café lawn on Thursday 5th July at 7.30pm. Of course if the weather changes dramatically we will be in our normal place.

New Class Alert! Fresh Air Fit @The Folly at Worden Park starts Saturday 14th July 9am.
This is a new out door fitness class on the lawn outside the Folly Café on Worden Park see picture above. 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
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.

A bit more June News

Hello everyone,

What amazing weather we have had. A bit tough sometimes with the heat to exercise so make sure you drink plenty of water and take it a bit easier. We have loved our Nordic Walking recently with this fabulous weather and a new class is now established at Cuerden Valley with the challenge of hills!

Summer Holiday Dates
There will be no classes week beginning Monday 20th August. We start again on Tuesday 28th August after the Bank Holiday.

Big Thank You from the Chorley and Leyland MS Society
I presented the collection box last week. You had raised £90.90. Thank you so much. They are doing some amazing work supporting local people with MS. I know they really helped me when I had my major relapse 2 years ago.

The Indoor Generation
As you know I have been teaching Nordic Walking to get us outdoors more and I am also starting a Saturday morning out door fitness class called Fresh Air Fit. It is so important for our health to have enough fresh clean air, sunlight and nature. The video below really illustrates life has become more and more indoors
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygHU0mQGuJU

New Class Alert! Fresh Air Fit @The Folly at Worden Park starts Saturday 14th July 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.

Nordic Walking News
Our timetable of Nordic Walks is growing so there is more choice now. Anyone who wants to learn the technique there is a Learn To course starting Thursday 28 June at 6pm on Worden Park

We will meet at Worden Park main car park off Worden Lane at 6pm. To book go to https://exercise-anywhere.com/event/83848-Learn%20To%20Worden%20Park%206pm

Please re-subscribe, Bank Holiday Monday 28th May and next Nordic Walking Learn To

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Second May Bank Holiday
Yes we have another bank holiday in May!! There will be no classes on Monday 28th May.

Nordic Walking Learn To Course
We are having a wonderful time at the moment Nordic Walking in beautiful weather. The next Learn To Nordic Walk is on Saturday 19th May at 11.30am
Worden Park. Click here to book

Love Diane
x

Bank Holiday Weekend, Nordic Walking Tasters and Grief

Hello everyone,

Bank Holiday Weekend
We are having a long weekend this Bank Holiday.
There are no classes on Friday 4th May and Monday 7th May.
Have a lovely time. I will be away in Glossop doing some Pilates training with the amazing Cherry Baker. Watch out everyone in Pilates.

Nutrition and Depression
There is a lot of information and research now about how nutrition affects your mood. You will be hearing people talk about the microbiome in the gut. The microbiome is the multitude of micro-organisms in the gut. Having the right ones keeps us healthy and having too much of the wrong ones can make us ill and this can include low mood or depression. Psychology Today have given the following guide lines for optimum health of the gut.
1. Avoid too much sugar in your diet. This feeds the unhealthy bacteria and yeasts.
2. Get plenty of sleep as this allows the gut to repair and restore.
3 – Meditation and Relaxation: Meditation and quality down time is important to keep the body in the ‘rest and digest’ mode instead of stress mode. Stress mode shuts circulation to the gut, which doesn’t allow a healthy microbiome.
4 – Eat Foods with Fiber: Good fiber helps feed the good bacteria and keeps them healthy. Vegetables, fruits, psyllium, flax, inulin and other fibers also help keep good flora and proper balance of short chain fatty acids in the intestines.
5 – Eat Probiotic Foods: These include natto (a traditional Japanese fermented food), kim chi (Korean style cabbage), sauerkraut, yogurt, kefir, tempeh, fermented milk (like buttermilk), miso, and non-baked cheeses (like aged cheese). Homemade sauerkraut is better than store bought, for the store bought stuff is pasteurized, which kills some of the good probiotics.
6 – Consider a probiotic supplement: For patients with health issues, sometimes it makes sense to use a supplement along with foods. A good quality supplement should contain with Lactobacillus and bifidus bacteria. There are a number of good ones on the market and some that are poorly made, so if you choose to take a supplement, make sure the manufacturer is of the highest quality in terms of raw materials, culturing techniques, and quality control.
There are also some good nutrition guidelines from Dr Chatterjee:

You are what you eat: How diet can improve symptoms of depression

Free Nordic Walking Taster.
There is a free Taster Course coming up on Saturday 12th May at 11.30am for those who would like to try this fantastic form of outdoor exercise. to book on go to https://exercise-anywhere.com/event/78616-Taster%20Worden%20Park
We are going to start a Nordic Walking Group in Cuerden Valley Park at the end of May.

Grief
As most of you know I lost my beloved son Yianni on 30th April 2016. He was 25 and just about to start work as a solicitor after years of hard work. Monday was the second anniversary so I took the day off. Thank you to the cover teachers Fiona, Jen and Catherine for teaching for me. Chris my husband, Mano Yianni’s older brother and Eleni his little sister took the day off too and we went to Go Ape at Rivington to do something as a family. Thank you for your support every one over the last two years.. Today I feel exhausted and broken hearted.
.https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=9Z8-9WwjeqM

Love to everyone

xx
Diane

CLASS TIMETABLE
MONDAYS
9.30am 50+ Circuits Leyland Methodist Turpin Green Lane Leyland PR25 3HA
10.30am Pilates Leyland Methodist Turpin Green Lane Leyland PR25 3HA (waiting list)
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 Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane Leyland PR25 3HA

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