Change of venue one week only and other news.

Hello everyone
I hope you are all well. It is so great to be back into a routine of exercise and I know this really helps me get through what life throws at me.
I am away in Glossop next weekend doing more Pilates training  (watch out) but the lovely Fiona will lead Nordic Walking on Saturday at 10.15am.

Change of venue for the afternoon classes Friday 25 January. Important!
Circuits  1.30pm and Seated Pilates 2.15pm will be moving to Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane, PR253HA for one week.

Zumba Gold Tuesdays Chorley and Thursdays Leyland
Zumba Gold is a fantastic mood lifter apart from being really good for your cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength and balance. Zumba Gold is designed for active older adults. It is so much fun you don’t realise you are exercising.
Tuesdays 1.30pm Eaves Green Community Centre, Eaves Green Road Chorley PR7 3QG
Thursdays 1.30pm Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane, Leyland PR253HA
Keep dancing!

Chairfit
Friday Chairfit has moved to Thursdays 2.15pm at Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane, Leyland PR253HA and will be now  called Chairfit Zumba . This is such a good class for strength, cardiovascular fitness and balance. Also it is great fun to dance in the chair if standing for 45 minutes is not an option due to joint or balance issues.

Barre Pilates starts 8 February 11.30am Prospect House Sandy Lane, Leyland
Barre Pilates combines basic ballet barre exercises with Pilates, conditioning moves and stretches. This class will be a standing class to avoid kneeling for anyone with knee issues.

Zumba and Tone Evening  6.30pm starts 19 February Leyland Methodist Church Hall
After a long break from evening Zumba  classes we are coming back in the evening! Zumba and Tone evening starts 19 February at 6.30pm at Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane, Leyland PR253HA.

Nordic Walking
This will be  a free Taster session on 2 February at 11.30am on Worden Park. Email me or text me or follow the link below if you would like to come.

Nordic Walking is so good for our mental as well physical health. Just being outdoors in green spaces lifts our spirits. We now have walks on Tuesday mornings, Wednesday afternoons, Thursdays afternoon (Wellbeing) Thursday evening and Saturday mornings. The Wellbeing Walk is a slower paced walk over a shorter distance- good for people recovering from surgery for example.

To check dates go to www.dofitness.org/nordic-walking 


Look forward to seeing you soon. 

x
Diane

Happy and Healthy 2019

Christmas is over and although it is a joy catching up on family and friends it is great to be getting back to a our exercise schedule! We start again Wednesday 2 January

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Christmas Lunch and donations raised £150 for the Chorley and Leyland MS Society
Thank you so much to everyone who came to the Christmas lunch and for those who made donations. We received a thank you certificate which I will display in class.

Zumba Gold
I am so excited to be introducing Zumba Gold into the timetable from 8 January 2019. This will be a lower intensity, less strenuous Zumba class with all your favourite Zumba moves designed for the older active adult. There will be more balance and strength work than a regular Zumba class. 
                                                                                                                      
Zumba Gold Dates
From Tuesday 8 January 2019 2.30pm Eaves Green Community Centre, Eaves Green Road Chorley PR7 3QG
From Thursday 10 January 2019 1.30pm Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane, Leyland PR253HA
Keep dancing!


Chairfit  changes – Friday Chairfit is moving to Thursdays 2.15pm from Thursday 10 January at Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane, Leyland PR253HA. This is such a good class for strength, cardiovascular fitness and balance. Also it is great fun to dance in the chair if standing for 45 minutes is not an option due to joint or balance issues.

Nordic Walking
Nordic Walking starts again Wednesday 2 January with the Cuerden Valley walk at 4pm. To check dates go to www.dofitness.org/nordic-walking . More technique courses coming up soon.




Christmas Holiday Dates and Zumba Gold

Hello everyone

Christmas is coming!! It always takes me by surprise and yet it happens every year.

Christmas Lunch
The tickets are available for the Christmas Lunch  Tuesday 11 December (arrival 12 noon) at Wellington Park. If everyone could buy their tickets by next Wednesday so we can have the numbers that would be great. The tickets are £18 which is for 2 course meal and coffee and a raffle ticket in aid of the local MS Society. We will arrange an evening get together for people who can’t make the daytime class.

Christmas Holiday Dates
The last class of 2018 is Tuesday 18 December 7.30pm Pilates at the Methodist Church Hall. We start again on Wednesday 2 January 2019 with Zumba..

Zumba Gold
I am so excited to be introducing Zumba Gold into the timetable from January 2019. This will be a lower intensity, less strenuous Zumba class with all your favourite Zumba moves designed for the older active adult. There will be more balance and strength work than a regular Zumba class. I am very lucky to be taking over the lovely Hannah Eckersley’s class in Chorley on Tuesdays. Hannah is having her baby in February so will stop teaching for now. There will be a completely new class on Thursdays at 1.30pm at Leyland Methodist Church Hall

Zumba Gold Dates
From Tuesday 8 January 2019 2.30pm Eaves Green Community Centre, Eaves Green Road Chorley PR7 3QG
From Thursday 10 January 2019 1.30pm Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane, Leyland PR253HA
£4 per class from January

Keep dancing!

Fresh Air Fit
Fresh Air Fit at Worden Park on the Folly Café  lawn) has finished now until Spring. Thank you Paula and Lisa for giving us that lovely outdoor space to use.

Barre Pilates
This is a great alternative to mat based Pilates. I will announce the start date soon.

Nordic Walking
Tuesday group has changed to 11.30am. There will be no group on the 11 December because of the Christmas Lunch. All Nordic Walking finishes on Tuesday 18th December and starts again Wednesday 2 January with the Cuerden Valley walk at 4pm. To check dates go to www.dofitness.org/nordic-walking

See you soon.

x
Diane

Christmas Lunch, plans for 2019, new time Tuesday Nordic Walking

Hello everyone,

Christmas is coming! The tickets are available for the Christmas Lunch  Tuesday 11 December (arrival 12 noon) at Wellington Park now. The tickets are £18 which is for 2 course meal and coffee and a raffle ticket in aid of the local MS Society. We will arrange an evening get together for people who can’t make the daytime lunch.

Barre Pilates
I went away to Leeds last weekend to do a course in Barre Pilates. This is a standing form of Pilates using a ballet Barre to help with balance. It is fabulous for strengthening the gluteal muscles (  the ones in the bottom) and I  also had in mind people with knee issues who can’t really kneel. It will be starting in the new year. More details to follow.

ARTHRITIS

Arthritis has become a big issue in our house as my husband has arthritis really badly in his hips. This is meant working as a gardener has become increasingly difficult. Exercise is known to have benefits for people with arthritis however, many people with arthritis do not exercise, often because of joint or muscle pain, weakness, fatigue, or joint swelling. This can lead to loss of joint motion, stiffness, and muscle weakness and tightness. These problems can worsen fatigue and can cause joints to become unstable.

However, exercise can decrease pain and can enhance quality of life. Exercise is most beneficial if it is done on a regular basis. Most people can find a way to exercise without increasing their symptoms. It is really important to find the right kind of exercise. So may husband no longer runs (too painful) but he cycles and does strength exercises. Chair based classes are great for strengthening the muscles around the affect joins, improving flexibility and balance.

SUCCESS WITH EXERCISE

Stick with it — A number of factors can improve the chances of sticking with an exercise program long-term including:

Find the right exercise- eg Nordic  Walking rather than jogging

Setting attainable goals eg 3 x 10 sit to stands per day

Understanding the importance and benefits of exercise

Exercise in groups for the social interaction and banter

Exercise can be broken up into three or four 10-minute sessions per day; it does not need to be continuous to produce health benefits. Moderate intensity exercise is most effective if it is performed on most days of the week. However, exercising only one or two days per week is better than not exercising at all.

Benefits of exercise include decreased pain and increased strength, mobility, and fitness, leading to an improved ability to perform daily functions. Exercise can also help to reduce depression and anxiety in people with arthritis .

Tuesday Nordic Walking
This group is going to change to 11.30am on 27 November.

x

Diane