Diary updates and start location changes from 17 September

Last week’s Fresh Air Fit was beautiful in the September sunshine! Sorry no Fresh Air Fit 9.30am Monday 21 September

Hello everyone,
I normally send my weekly Newsletter out on Sunday mornings but as I will be away on a training course in Brighton it is coming out today. Normally this time of year, since my Relapsing Remitting  MS diagnosis  and the death of my beautiful son Yianni in 2016, I have taken  myself off to a therapeutic retreat in the mountains of Turkey. It really helped a lot but hopefully Brighton will do me the world of good too as we are training to teach Relaxation and Meditation so I should be super chilled  by the end of the weekend!


Diary and start point changes

Thursdays 6.30pm Nordic Walking new start point Leyland Tescos Extra from 17 September
This is due to reduction in parking available and getting ready for the darker evenings.

Friday 18 September No  Zoom classes or White Coppice Walk
I am away on the  training course in Brighton which I am really looking forward to. Sorry there are no Friday Zoom classes or White Coppice Walk. 

No Saturday 19 September Nordic Walking
Unfortunately my lovely cover teacher Fiona is not well with a sore throat so obviously due to COVID guidelines we have to cancel.

No Fresh Air Fit 9.30am Monday 21 September
Sorry no class as I am travelling back from Brighton.

Monday 21 September Nordic Walking on as usual 6.30pm meet Worden Park.
I will be back by then and after a day sitting on the train I will really need to walk with you. From Monday 28 September our start point will be Tescos Buckshaw.

Tuesday 22 September 11.30am Nordic Walking new start point
Again due to parking shortages on Worden Park we will change our start point to Leyland Tesco’s Extra on the side near the chip shop.



Indoor classes have started!
We started  back indoors on Wednesday. It felt wonderful! Thanks everyone for coming and following the guidelines. We are starting evening classes this coming week on Tuesday 22 September with Zumba at 6.30pm and Pilates at 7.30pm at Leyland Methodist Church Hall.

Here are your guidelines for a safe session:
Please book and pay on-line to come https://gymcatch.com/  
Do not enter the building until a couple of minutes before class start times and leave promptly. You can still chat to each other outside the building. 
Please enter the building through the bottom door and leave through the top
Please bring your own mat for Pilates
Masks are not encouraged during your exercise session so can be removed once you are ready to start the class. They can be worn entering and leaving the building.
Please maintain your 2 meters distance at all times
Please hand sanitize before entering the building and use the hand sanitizers in the building.
DO NOT COME TO THE SESSION IF YOU HAVE A HIGH TEMPERATURE, A COUGH OR A LOSS OR CHANGE IN YOUR NORMAL SENSE OR TASTE OR SMELL



Gymcatch for booking all face to face classes
Because of the government regulations a booking system is in place for all face to face classes as we can no longer do ‘paying at the door’ and we need to have a way to trace everyone with contact details. The  booking system can be found on https://gymcatch.com/  -go to this web-site and click the red ‘book’ button on the top right hand side. Search for Do Fitness.     
Nordic Walkers please bring your own poles (let me know if you need to borrow disinfected ones). All classes are following guidelines on social distancing.
Pilates class members please bring your own mats.

Thank you for the Donations for Zoom classes and using YouTube Videos
Thank you so much for the donations people have made for doing Zoom classes and using the YouTube videos – it helps to pay for the Zoom  and Zumba subscriptions, expensive broadband, music license and insurances. https://dofitness.org/timetable-2

The Do Fitness Private Facebook Group Please join our private group so we can keep in touch with each other www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949  

The Do Fitness YouTube Channel 
Don’t forget there are plenty of videos on our channel for you to use! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkQNb2YwdoAWWh_4gPXEYbA?view_as=subscriber


Timetable from Monday 21 September
Monday 21 September


6.30pm Nordic Walking – meet Worden Park  https://gymcatch.com/  

Tuesday   22 September
11.30am Nordic Walking meet Leyland Tesco Extra  https://gymcatch.com/  

6.30pm Zumba Leyland Methodist Church Hall  SPACES https://gymcatch.com/  
7.30pm Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall  SPACES https://gymcatch.com/ 

Wednesday 23 September
9.30am Zumba Leyland Methodist Church Hall 3 SPACES 
10.30am Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall SPACES please bring your own mat  https://gymcatch.com/         
11.30am Zumba Gold Leyland Methodist Church Hall SPACES  https://gymcatch.com/         
           

3.30pm Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley  https://gymcatch.com/         
           
Thursday 24 September
2.30pm Fresh Air Fit (starter class) outdoors meet Folly Café carpark Worden Park  https://gymcatch.com/  
4pm Nordic Walking Wellness (gentle)  https://gymcatch.com/  
6.30pm Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco’s Extra start    https://gymcatch.com/  
Friday 25 September9.30am Zumba Zoom in your Living Room https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88499203571?pwd=cWpVT0tQRlRQa3hEMlN2VC9wSTZkZz09
Meeting ID: 884 9920 3571Passcode: 311277
10.30am Pilates Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81241147320?pwd=ZTFkUGQrNm9IN0FWQThNNVhCRzhsUT09
Meeting ID: 812 4114 7320 Passcode: 527093

6pm White Coppice Nordic Walking  https://gymcatch.com/

Saturday 26 September
10am Nordic Walking Worden Park  https://gymcatch.com/

Love to you all.
x
Diane



Week beginning 14 September

Hello everyone,

Ok I will start with the serious bit. The prime minister’s announcement last week of maximum group size going back to 6 on Monday 14 September does not apply to our classes. Our classes are what is known as COVID-19 Secure, that is, we are following all the government and industry guidelines.  That is why there is a booking system (for Track and Trace), that is why we do not share equipment and there are no cash payments (reduces the risk of contamination via surface contact), it is why you are reminded about maintaining your distance, and why I have done all the risk assessments and so on. Thank you so much for your help and support with all this!

Training out doors has been an unexpected blessing of the recent months. Of course we cannot always guarantee the weather but tomorrow looks good for Fresh Air Fit -Monday 14 September at 9.30am.

Indoor morning classes starting next week!
We are starting back indoors next week. I am excited to have our lovely indoor classes back on Wednesday morning 16 September. Of course it will be different and numbers are more limited. In fact Zumba at 9.30am is already full. There are spaces in Pilates 10.30am and Zumba Gold 11.30am I want to thank the staff Matt and Paul at the Methodist Church Hall for all their hard work to make this possible.
Here are your guidelines for a safe session:
Please book and pay on-line to come https://gymcatch.com/  
Do not enter the building until a couple of minutes before class start times
Please enter the building through the bottom door and leave through the top
Please bring your own mat for Pilates
Masks are not encouraged during your exercise session so can be removed once you are ready to start the class. They can be worn entering and leaving the building.
Please maintain your 2 meters distance at all times
Please hand sanitize before entering the building and use the hand sanitizers in the building.
DO NOT COME TO THE SESSION IF YOU HAVE A HIGH TEMPERATURE, A COUGH OR A LOSS OR CHANGE IN YOUR NORMAL SENSE OR TASTE OR SMELL


Friday 18 September No  Zoom classes
I am away on a training course in Brighton which I am really looking forward to. Sorry there are no Friday Zoom classes or White Coppice Walk. I am a little bit nervous about travelling as our world has got much smaller during the last 6 months and the furthest I have been is White Coppice and our annual holiday to the same place in Wales. The training is part of the Wellbeing Coach qualification looking at Relaxation, Meditation and Mindfulness techniques. I should be totally chilled out by the end of the weekend!

Guest Instructor Saturday 19 September Nordic Walking 10am
The lovely Fiona is running the Nordic Walking group on Saturday. This will only be for people with their own poles.

Evening Indoor classes starting Tuesday 22 September
We will start Zumba 6.30pm and Pilates 7.30pm on Tuesday 22 September. 
Gymcatch for booking all face to face classes
Because of the government regulations a booking system is in place for all face to face classes as we can no longer do ‘paying at the door’ and we need to have a way to trace everyone with contact details. The  booking system can be found on https://gymcatch.com/  -go to this web-site and click the red ‘book’ button on the top right hand side. Search for Do Fitness.     
Nordic Walkers please bring your own poles (let me know if you need to borrow disinfected ones). All classes are following guidelines on social distancing.
Pilates class members please bring your own mats.

Thank you for the Donations for Zoom classes and using YouTube Videos
Thank you so much for the donations people have made for doing Zoom classes and using the YouTube videos – it helps to pay for the Zoom  and Zumba subscriptions, expensive broadband, music license and insurances. https://dofitness.org/timetable-2

The Do Fitness Private Facebook Group Please join our private group so we can keep in touch with each other www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949  
The Do Fitness YouTube Channel 
Don’t forget there are plenty of videos on our channel for you to use! https://www.youtube.com/
channel/UCkQNb2YwdoAWWh_4gPXEYbA?view_as=subscriber



Timetable from Monday 14 September

Monday 14 September

9.30am Fresh Air Fit an outdoor circuits class – meet Folly Café carpark  https://gymcatch.com/
  
6.30pm Nordic Walking – meet Worden Park  https://gymcatch.com/  

Tuesday   15 September
11.30am Nordic Walking Worden Park  https://gymcatch.com/  

Wednesday 16 September
9.30am Zumba Leyland Methodist Church Hall FULL  
10.30am Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall SPACES please bring your own mat  https://gymcatch.com/   
      
11.30am Zumba Gold Leyland Methodist Church Hall SPACES  https://gymcatch.com/ 
  
      
           
3.30pm Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley  https://gymcatch.com/ 
  
      
  
         
Thursday 17 September
2.30pm Fresh Air Fit (starter class) outdoors meet Folly Café carpark Worden Park  https://gymcatch.com/  
4pm Nordic Walking Wellness (gentle)  https://gymcatch.com/  
6.30pm Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco’s Extra start    https://gymcatch.com/  

Friday 18 SeptemberNO classes – Diane away on  training

Saturday 19 September
10am Nordic Walking  https://gymcatch.com/ with guest instructor Fiona – only for people with their own poles.
 
Love to you all.
x
Diane



 

Week beginning Monday 7 September

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all well. My big news is that we have the go ahead to start  indoor classes at Leyland Methodist Church Hall! Things will be different from pre-Covid and we still need to use the booking system www.gymcatch.com  (very important)  as due to government regulations we are only allowed a certain number and your contact details are needed for tracing. We will start on  Wednesday 15 September with Zumba,  Pilates and Zumba Gold. More details to follow about times and procedures.


Next Nordic Walking Technique course
This will be on Saturday 12 September at 11.30am meeting on the main carpark on Worden Park. I will lend out disinfected poles for this session. Book by going to https://gymcatch.com/   .
 Gymcatch for booking all face to face classes
Because of the government regulations a booking system is in place for face to face classes as we can no longer do ‘paying at the door’ and we need to have a way to trace everyone with contact details. The  booking system can be found on https://gymcatch.com/  -go to this web-site and click the red ‘book’ button on the top right hand side. Search for Do Fitness.     
Nordic Walkers please bring your own poles (let me know if you need to borrow disinfected ones). All outdoor classes are following guidelines on social distancing.
Pilates class members pleas bring your own mats.

Thank you for the Donations for Zoom classes and using YouTube Videos
Thank you so much for the donations people have made for doing Zoom classes and using the YouTube videos – it helps to pay for the Zoom  and Zumba subscriptions, expensive broadband, music license and insurances. https://dofitness.org/timetable-2

The Do Fitness Private Facebook Group Please join our private group so we can keep in touch with each other www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949  The Do Fitness YouTube Channel 
Don’t forget there are plenty of videos on our channel for you to use! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkQNb2YwdoAWWh_4gPXEYbA?view_as=subscriber


Timetable from Monday 7 September
Monday 7 September

9.30am Fresh Air Fit an outdoor circuits class – meet Folly Café carpark  https://gymcatch.com/  
6.30pm Nordic Walking – meet Worden Park  https://gymcatch.com/  

Tuesday   8 September
11.30am Nordic Walking Worden Park  https://gymcatch.com/  

Wednesday 9 September
Zumba Zoom in Your Living Room 9.30am 


2.45pm  Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley  https://gymcatch.com/         
4pm Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley  https://gymcatch.com/            

Thursday 10 September
2.30pm Fresh Air Fit (starter class) outdoors meet Folly Café carpark Worden Park  https://gymcatch.com/  
4pm Nordic Walking Wellness (gentle)  https://gymcatch.com/  
6.30pm Nordic Walking Worden     https://gymcatch.com/  
Friday 11 September
Zumba Zoom in Your Living Room 9.30am 

Pilates Zoom 10.30am 

6.30pm Nordic Walking Adventure White Coppice https://gymcatch.com/
Saturday 12  September

10am Nordic Walking  https://gymcatch.com/ 
11.30am Nordic Walking Technique course https://gymcatch.com/ Love to you all.
x
Diane



Week beginning 31 August

Hello everyone,

Friday night’s Nordic Walk turned out to be so beautiful with an amazing sunset as we drove home from White Coppice. We explored higher up into the woodlands above Brinscall where there are more pine trees. We even saw deer this week!


No Zoom classes this week 
There are no Zoom classes week beginning 31 August as my daughter is returning to school and we need to get a few things sorted out.

Reminder- Saturday Morning Nordic Walking the  time has changed to 10am
We have merged the 2 Saturday morning groups back into 1 group at 10am. 

 Gymcatch for outdoor classes and social distancing
Because of the government regulations a booking system is in place for face to face classes as we can no longer do ‘paying at the door’ and we need to have a way to trace everyone with contact details. The  booking system can be found on https://gymcatch.com/  -go to this web-site and click the red ‘book’ button on the top right hand side. Search for Do Fitness. Nordic Walkers please bring your own poles (let me know if you need to borrow disinfected ones). All outdoor classes are following guidelines on social distancing.

Thank you for the Donations for Zoom classes and using YouTube Videos
Thank you so much for the donations people have made for doing Zoom classes and using the YouTube videos – it helps to pay for the Zoom  and Zumba subscriptions, expensive broadband, music license and insurances. https://dofitness.org/timetable-2

The Do Fitness Private Facebook Group Please join our private group so we can keep in touch with each other www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949

The Do Fitness YouTube Channel 
Don’t forget there are plenty of videos on our channel for you to use! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkQNb2YwdoAWWh_4gPXEYbA?view_as=subscriber


Timetable from Monday 31August
Monday 31  August

9.30am Fresh Air Fit an outdoor circuits class – meet Folly Café carpark  https://gymcatch.com/  
6.30pm Nordic Walking – meet Worden Park  https://gymcatch.com/  

Tuesday  1 September
11.30am Nordic Walking Worden Park  https://gymcatch.com/  

Wednesday 2 September
2.45pm  Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley  https://gymcatch.com/         
4pm Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley  https://gymcatch.com/            

Thursday 3 September
2.30pm Fresh Air Fit (starter class) outdoors meet Folly Café carpark Worden Park  https://gymcatch.com/  
4pm Nordic Walking Wellness (gentle)  https://gymcatch.com/  
6.30pm Nordic Walking Worden     https://gymcatch.com/  
Friday 4 September
6.30pm Nordic Walking Adventure White Coppice https://gymcatch.com/
Saturday 5 September
10am Nordic Walking  https://gymcatch.com/

Love to you all.
x
Diane

Week beginning 24 August

Hello everyone,


As I was walking past The Folly Cafe on Worden Park last week I saw 4 of my wonderful Zumba class members having coffee. They had  all met through our Zumba class and it reminded me that our classes aren’t only about exercise but about the very important social contact that Covid took away from us. I am hoping to get going again at the Methodist Church Hall fairly soon on Mondays and Wednesdays. I am  just waiting on a response from the Church Council. Unfortunately Prospect House is not available to us for the time being. The weather forecast is against us for outdoor Zumba and Pilates next week so I have scheduled them on Zoom. 




Saturday Morning Nordic Walking time change
We have merged the 2 Saturday morning groups back into 1 group at 10am. Gymcatch for outdoor classes and social distancing
Because of the government regulations a booking system is in place for face to face classes as we can no longer do ‘paying at the door’ and we need to have a way to trace everyone with contact details. The  booking system can be found on https://gymcatch.com/  -go to this web-site and click the red ‘book’ button on the top right hand side. Search for Do Fitness. If you are going to use one of your pre-paid tickets from you 12 for 10 book of tickets that you bought before lockdown  use the code TICKETBOOK when asked for payment. Nordic Walkers please bring your own poles (let me know if you need to borrow some) and Pilates bring their own mat. All outdoor classes are following guidelines on social distancing You can now get a 12 for 10 offer on Gymcatch.com which is great for my regular Nordic Walkers.

Thank you for the Donations for Zoom classes and using YouTube Videos

Thank you so much for the donations people have made for doing Zoom classes and using the YouTube videos – it helps to pay for the Zoom  and Zumba subscriptions, expensive broadband, music license and insurances. https://dofitness.org/timetable-2

The Do Fitness Private Facebook Group Please join our private group so we can keep in touch with each other www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949  The Do Fitness YouTube Channel 
Don’t forget there are plenty of videos on our channel for you to use! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkQNb2YwdoAWWh_4gPXEYbA?view_as=subscriber


Timetable from Monday 24 August
Monday 24 August

9.30am Fresh Air Fit an outdoor circuits class – meet Folly Café carpark  https://gymcatch.com/  
6.30pm Nordic Walking – meet Worden Park  https://gymcatch.com/  

Tuesday 25 August
11.30am Nordic Walking Worden Park  https://gymcatch.com/  

Wednesday 26 August
9.30am Zumba Zoom in your Living Room  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84574173181?pwd=Z0pKUXpSbWVwVmFXeVRzRWZqTythUT09
Meeting ID: 845 7417 3181Passcode: 971590

2.45pm  Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley  https://gymcatch.com/         
4pm Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley  https://gymcatch.com/            

Thursday 27 August
2.30pm Fresh Air Fit (starter class) outdoors meet Folly Café carpark Worden Park  https://gymcatch.com/  
4pm Nordic Walking Wellness (gentle)  https://gymcatch.com/  
6.30pm Nordic Walking Worden     https://gymcatch.com/  
Friday 28 August
9.30am Zumba Zoom in your Living Room https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88499203571?pwd=cWpVT0tQRlRQa3hEMlN2VC9wSTZkZz09
Meeting ID: 884 9920 3571Passcode: 311277
10.30am Pilates Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81241147320?pwd=ZTFkUGQrNm9IN0FWQThNNVhCRzhsUT09
Meeting ID: 812 4114 7320 Passcode: 527093

6.30pm Nordic Walking Adventure White Coppice https://gymcatch.com/
Saturday 29 August
10am Nordic Walking  https://gymcatch.com/ 
 Love to you all.
x
Diane





       

Quick message – Zumba Zoom in your Living Room Friday


Hello everyone,
I was waiting to see what the weather was like for Friday so we could be outside again – it was glorious last Friday- but alas the  forecast is not good for tomorrow morning see we will be on Zoom 9.30am for  Zumba 10.30am  for Pilates.

Next Nordic Walking Technique course (spaces left)
Nordic Walking is proving to be such a good thing for us to do to keep active, socialize and get  fresh air safely during this time.  The next technique course will be on Friday 21 August 2pm on Worden Park.To book go to  https://gymcatch.com/ and search for Do Fitness.

Fresh Air Fit Mondays 9.30am and new Starter Fresh Air Fit Thursdays 2.30pm
I have started  a new gentle Starter Fresh Air Fit on Thursdays at 2.30pm This class is designed to get you fit again after lockdown. On Mondays at 9.30am we have Fresh Air Fit too. For both classes meet on the Folly Café carpark (park on the main carpark and walk round to the Arts Centre.) We will work on  cardiovascular fitness, strength, balance and flexibility all outdoors.https://gymcatch.com/ .

Weekly White Coppice Nordic Walks Friday Evenings (spaces left)

Last week’s walk was beautiful and we walked to Waterman’s Cottage,  Anglezarke on one (rather muddy) side of the goit and walked back on the dry side. When we got back to White Coppice we walked up the side of Black Brook and had an amazing view pictured above. We could see Blackpool Tower and the Lake District. This coming week we are going to explore routes to Healey Nab from White Coppice. Please meet on the cricket ground at White Coppice. If you are not familiar with the area call me an I will give you directions.https://gymcatch.com/  Gymcatch for outdoor classes and social distancing
Because of the government regulations a booking system is in place for face to face classes as we can no longer do ‘paying at the door’ and we need to have a way to trace everyone with contact details. The  booking system can be found on https://gymcatch.com/  -go to this web-site and click the red ‘book’ button on the top right hand side. Search for Do Fitness. If you are going to use one of your pre-paid tickets from you 12 for 10 book of tickets that you bought before lockdown  use the code TICKETBOOK when asked for payment. Nordic Walkers please bring your own poles (let me know if you need to borrow some) and Pilates bring their own mat. All outdoor classes are following guidelines on social distancing You can now get a 12 for 10 offer on Gymcatch.com which is great for my regular Nordic Walkers.

Thank you for the Donations for Zoom classes and using YouTube Videos

Thank you so much for the donations people have made for doing Zoom classes and using the YouTube videos – it helps to pay for the Zoom  and Zumba subscriptions, expensive broadband, music license and insurances. https://dofitness.org/timetable-2

The Do Fitness Private Facebook Group Please join our private group so we can keep in touch with each other www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949  The Do Fitness YouTube Channel 
Don’t forget there are plenty of videos on our channel for you to use! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkQNb2YwdoAWWh_4gPXEYbA?view_as=subscriber


Timetable from Thursday  20 August

Thursday 20 August
2.30pm Fresh Air Fit (starter class) outdoors meet Folly Café carpark Worden Park  https://gymcatch.com/  
4pm Nordic Walking Wellness (gentle)  https://gymcatch.com/  
6.30pm Nordic Walking Worden     https://gymcatch.com/  
Friday 21 August
9.30am Zumba Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82446192699?pwd=eVlYZ3draU5RQ2JuclBUVXVhWmJIQT09
Meeting ID: 824 4619 2699 Passcode: 257637
10.30am Pilates Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81241147320?pwd=ZTFkUGQrNm9IN0FWQThNNVhCRzhsUT09
Meeting ID: 812 4114 7320 Passcode: 527093

2.00pm Nordic Walking Technique Training Session https://gymcatch.com/

6.30pm Nordic Walking Adventure White Coppice https://gymcatch.com/
Saturday 22 August
9am Nordic Walking  https://gymcatch.com/ 
10.30am Nordic Walking https://gymcatch.com/Love to you all.
x
Diane