All classes are cancelled until further notice – please join private Facebook page

Dear lovely Do Fitness class members,

We did our last Nordic Walking session yesterday but I paired people up and asked them to walk 2 metres apart and sent them off by themselves in pairs rather than a large group and that was it our last class!

We have all been on a steep learning curve to understand what is going on! We really do have to keep to social or physical distancing -this will keep us safe. But we can still have social interaction with each other thanks to the internet.

I have set up a private Facebook page so we can keep in touch. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949/
Eleni (my daughter, technical adviser and co-presenter) and I will start posting videos for you to join in with.

Lots of love to everyone.

xxxxx
Diane




March 15

This week could everyone coming to Pilates bring a mat if you have one or a towel to put on the top of mine. The format will change in classes such as Circuits so we don’t share any equipment.

More updates to follow.

Please wash you hands before signing in to class and after class

Thank you

News Up-date

Hello everyone

I am sorry to start this email with really sad news. A much loved class member has died. People who come to circuits on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays will know our Eric Nixon. He passed away yesterday morning after a short illness. He came to his last Circuits class in the middle of February with his usual humour. He was one of my rocks and supported me when I was really ill with MS and when my son died. There will be a card to sign all week for anybody who knew him which I will give to is lovely wife Zoe.


Class holidays
There will be no classes 23 – 27 March Monday to Friday (apart from Tuesday Zumba Gold Chorley run by Ann Smith).
I will be away in Somerset on an Overcoming MS Retreat learning strategies to slow progression of MS.

Corona Virus (COVID-19)
I know everyone is well informed about this. The policy for our classes is to wash hands thoroughly ( sing Happy Birthday twice) before class and after class. I will keep you posted about any changes to the timetable if that becomes necessary.

New Classes Alert
Zumba Gold Tuesdays Leyland Methodist Church Hall 3pm

Such a fun way to keep fit with this gentler version of Zumba.
Men on Mats – Pilates for Men – Fridays 3.15pm  from 7 February at St Andrews Church Hall Worden Lane Entrance, Leyland PR25 3EL
A new class is starting on 7 February specifically designed  for men to help keep them flexible and free from back pain.
Pilates Thursdays 2.15pm  from 6 February Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane PR25 3HA
A new mat based Pilates class – many people are going to combine it with Zumba Gold  beforehand for a cardiovascular work out and then the Pilates for strength, flexibility and balance.

Next Nordic Walking Technique Course
This will be on 14 March at 12 noon meeting on Worden Park main car park. You can either let me know you are coming by email or book on line https://exercise-anywhere.com/event/154626-Learn%20To%20Nordic%20Walk%20Intensive


Pilates Training
As some of you know I am  always updating my knowledge about exercise and fitness.  Last weekend I was on a course about Scoliosis and today I am off to a course on Hypermobility. I learn so much on these amazing courses.


See you soon.

x

Diane

 Dear everyone,

I hope you are all well and getting over any winter coughs and colds.
Welcome if you are new to class. You are probably finding we are a friendly bunch!


Zumba Instructors Training day in Manchester
I had an amazing day of Zumba  training  in Manchester last weekend. Beto Perez  did an amazing Master class- Beto is the Columbian chap who started the whole Zumba movement and we had a surprise guest of Fleur East who was delightful – see if you can see me in the crowd :
https://www.facebook.com/nataliejconstanti/videos/2484164048490459/

New Classes Alert
Men on Mats – Pilates for Men – Fridays 3.15pm  from 7 February at St Andrews Church Hall Worden Lane Entrance, Leyland PR25 3EL
A new class is starting on 7 February specifically designed  for men to help keep them flexible and free from back pain.

Pilates Thursdays 2.15pm  from 6 February Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane PR25 3HA
A new mat based Pilates class – many people are going to combine it with Zumba Gold  beforehand for a cardiovascular work out and then the Pilates for strength, flexibility and balance.

Zumba Gold Tuesdays Leyland Methodist Church Hall starts Tuesday 3 March 3pm
Such a fun way to keep fit with this gentler version of Zumba!

Next Nordic Walking Technique Course
This will be on 22  February at 12 noon meeting on Worden Park main car park. You can either let me know you are coming by email or book on line https://exercise-anywhere.com/event/149959-Learn%20To%20Nordic%20Walk%20intensive

See you soon.

x

New classes

Hello everyone



New Classes Alert
Men on Mats – Pilates for Men – Fridays 3.15pm  from 7 February at St Andrews Church Hall Worden Lane Entrance, Leyland PR25 3EL
A new class is starting on 7 February specifically designed  for men to help keep them flexible and free from back pain.

Pilates Thursdays 2,15pm  from 6 February Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane PR25 3HA
A new mat based Pilates class. Many people are going to combine it with Zumba Gold  before hand for a cardiovascular work out and then the Pilates for strength, flexibility and balance.


Time change Thursday Wellbeing Nordic Walking to 3.45pm
The new time for Thursdays Wellbeing Nordic Walking is 3.45pm from 6 February

Next Nordic Walking Technique Course
This will be on 22  February at 12 noon meeting on Worden Park main car park. You can either let me know you are coming by email or book on line https://exercise-anywhere.com/event/149959-Learn%20To%20Nordic%20Walk%20intensive

See you soon.

x

Diane

CLASS TIMETABLE See ‘upcoming events’

For Nordic Walking see www.dofitness.org/nordic-walking



Happy New Year!

Hello everyone

Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2020! Well I have missed you over the last couple of weeks but it has given me time to catch up with myself and to spend time with family. When I have time off  it makes me realise how amazingly beneficial regular exercise is both for mind and body so looking forward to starting classes again. Classes start again on Monday 6 January ( or Saturday 4 January for Nordic Walkers). All the classes are listed below or on my web-site www.dofitness.org under ‘Upcoming events’.

Realistic  Resolutions
This time of year people many people make New Year’s ResolutionsThe key to success is set realistic  and doable goals so you have a sense of achievement. Also if it is something you understand fully the benefits of it is easier to adhere to. For example, it might be you want to get more sleep by going to bed sooner, if you understand that it will help you maintain a healthy weight or boosts your immune system you are less tempted to stay up watching  TV programme.  Set a specific goal that you will be in bed for a certain time. With exercise it is much more doable if you really enjoy what you are doing and it has added benefits such as  socialising at the same time. 

Next Nordic Walking Technique Courses
You can either email me to tell me you are coming and pay on the day or book on line by following the links below. The cost is £20.
There are 2 options for the 2  session course. One is on Friday 10 and 17 January at 3.30pmhttps://exercise-anywhere.com/event/146159-Learn%20To%20Nordic%20Walk
or the second is on Saturday 11 and 18 Januaryhttps://exercise-anywhere.com/event/146165-Learn%20To%20Nordic%20Walk
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Looking forward to seeing you all next week!

x

Diane