Wow look what we did!
Our first ever DO Fitness charity event “Dance for Derian House and Remember Ross” went fantastically and was great fun and we raised just over £700. Thank you to all you lovely generous people who gave your time and money to make it such a success. Thanks you to the teachers Mark Gill from Blackburn, Hannah Dixon and Ann Smith for fab Zumba and Julie Horner-Kurcharski for the Belly Dancing. Thanks to the dance team who had worked on a surprise dance for me – you were fabulous. Thanks to Karen for all her hard work and Rachel for suberb choreography. Thanks to Christine and Maraget who came early to help.
Bank Holiday Monday 27th May
There are no classes on Bank Holiday Monday. Have a great Bank Holiday weekend. Classes back as normal on Tuesday 28th of May with Fitness Fusion 6pm Buckshaw Village Community Centre and 7.15pm Zumba at St. Michaels School Chorley.
I was talking to a friend recently who was worried about her mum. Because her mum doesn’t exercise and has gained alot of weight she finds it hard to walk up the street without getting out of breath. Her mum is in her late 40s.I look round my classes and see women in their 60s and 70s doing Zumba, Pilates and Fitness Fusion – apart from having a lot of fun and making new friends and meeting up with old friends they are getting the following:
Reduced risk of – Diabetes, Stroke, Cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and obesity -that’s not bad to name just a few benefits of exercise.
Thanks to these women in my classes for being an inspiration!
Friday 17th May 7pm to 9pm Dance for Derian House and Remember Ross £5 at Academy @ Worden (Worden High School), Westfield Drive, Leyland PR25 1QX
As many of you know it’s my 50th birthday very soon (the 18th of May) and I wanted to invite everyone to a party and I then I thought wouldn’t it be great if the party raised some money for two local charities. Our night is called “Dance for Derian House and Remember Ross”
I know most people will be familiar with Derian House- the children’s hospice and it’s amazing work with children and their families www.derianhouse.co.uk/ but you may not know about Ross. Ross Tomlinson was a young man who played in my son Yianni Hadjigeorgiou’s football team. I stood with Ross’s parents every Sunday watching our boys grow up and become young men. Very sadly last year at the age of 21 Ross died from a rare kind of cancer called Medullablastoma. Ross had started raising money for the Christie Young Oncology Unit in Manchester and now in his memory the Ross Tomlinson Tribute Fund continues to do so. www.rosstomlinsontributefund.org For every £5 you donate for the evening half will go to Derian House and half to the Ross Tomlinson Tribute Fund.
I have a great guest instructor for the first half called Mark Gill coming over from Blackburn. He is great, great fun. There are other guest instructors joining us for second half including a belly dance instructor.
Look forward to seeing everyone!
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Thursday evening Prospect House Leyland
From tomorrow 2nd May the two Zumba classes are becoming one at 6.30pm. We are having a Fitness Fusion Express at 6pm and Pilates is 30 minutes earlier at 7.30pm.
6pm Fitness Fusion Express
Tuesday Mornings at Hollinshead Street Chorley
These morning Chorley classes have finished for the time-being. I will keep you posted about any future Chorley classes.
Bank Holiday Monday 6th May
There are no classes that day