We are back! All classes are back to normal this week. My family had a great holiday in Wales on the Llyn Peninsula. Swimming in the sea in fabulous sunshine and building sandcastles (my husband mainly – kept him really busy.) There will be no classes on August Bank Holiday Monday 26th August. For the timetable got to www.dofitness.org
Big Drum Day– Astley Park Lots of fun and completely free! A great family afternoon out. From midday in the Walled Garden at Astley Park this Sunday 4th August. For more information go to Big Drum Day 2013 on Facebook. You can dance or just listen. Fingers crossed for good weather!
Change of Venue – for one week Prospect House, Leyland classes On Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th August the classes will move to Wellington Park, Leyland that week. This is just round the corner from Prospect House on Church Road. Same times just different venue. For directions got to www.wellingtonpark.com
Job Vacancies There are two part-time Receptionist posts coming up at Wellington Park, Leyland. Having used the venue since Christmas and getting to know the staff I think it would be great place to work. If you interested give them a call on 01772 432881 for a job description or send your CV to email@example.com
We start back on Monday 29th of July.
Have a good summer holiday everyone x Diane
Some of you may have received a strange email saying I am stuck in a Bus Station in Cyprus. Please ignore it -my email account was hacked into. Horrible feeling that somebody is pretending to be me. All passwords have been changed but please use firstname.lastname@example.org rather than my old yahoo email.
Forever Fitness 55 Plus formerly Super Seniors Monday afternoon class This class has finished for the summer.
Summer holidays We are off week beginning 22 July. Classes start again Monday 29th July
If I don’t see you before you go on your holiday have a lovely relaxing time whatever you do.
We have a stand at Leyland Festival this Saturday on Worden Park. Come and see us if you are at the festival. I will be on the stage at 3pm for a 15 minutes Zumba slot if you can join in (you don’t need to be on the stage don’t worry just have a bit of a dance). It should be fun.
Wow! Brilliant day. We marched and danced through Chorley with Danny Henry and the drumming group Sambafriq- hopefully more people from DO Fitness will join me next year – it was such a great day. Thanks to the people who did join me. We are on the front page of the Chorley Guardian- with a thousand other people so get you magnifying glass out to spot us!
Roya Khadem came in from Derian House to our Thursday Zumba class and accepted a cheque for £350 from us. She has written to me thanking you all for supporting Derian House.
Super Seniors- another class
There is going to be another Super Seniors class at Buckshaw Village Community Centre on Mondays at 1.30pm term-time only. It starts on 24th of June.
Chorley Carnival Saturday 8th June
We are going to make Chorley feel like Rio de Janeiro this weekend! DO Fitness has been invited to join Sambafriq, the Samba band to march and dance our way through Chorley this Saturday 8th June. You don’t need a carnival costume but just your brightest T-shirt . We will follow the dancer Danny Henry’s easy to follow moves through Chorley. It’s really great fun. I am taking my daughter Eleni- she loves it!
Meeting time- 10.45am at Botany Bay car park. We will end up at Astley Park gates. The route is Botany Bay Car Park, Blackburn Road, Eaves Lane, George Street, Chorley Lamp, Market Street, Astley Park Gates on Park Road. Join us at any point!
Leyland Festival Saturday 15th June
We will be at Worden Park all day of Leyland Festival on the DO Fitness stand. I have a 15 minute slot on the stage at 3pm when I will do a few of our Zumba dances finishing with the Cotton Eye Joe song for the USA theme of the Festival. If you are free and you can join in then that would be great!
Presentation to the Ross Tomlinson Tribute Fund
We presented a cheque for £350 – half of the money we raised from our charity night- to Linda Tomlinson last Thursday see our photo http://www.dofitness.org/latest-news/. Linda is Ross Tomlinson’s mum. She was very grateful to you all and really touched by your generosity. Thank you. A representative from Derian House should be coming to class tonight for us to present the other £350
Fitness Fusion special offer.
We have an additional Fitness Fusion class now on Thursdays at 6pm at Prospect House. It is 30 minutes of ‘get you fit fast’ exercise but you can still work at your own level. Cardio, strength, core and flexibility in one class. The class is £3 but if you stay for Zumba afterwards it is only £2 for the rest of June.
I am on Radio Lancashire talking about Pilates tomorrow Friday 7th of June at 3pm. The last two times I was due on to do this was when we had the freakish snow drifts up here in White Coppice and I couldn’t get out and after that I had a virus which affected my speech – no good for radio. So keep your fingers crossed for tomorrow.
Enjoy this gorgeous weather everyone.
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!