Up the Mountain

Hello everyone

Just to remind everyone about changes while I am away – I will come back a new woman!

The Mountains of Turkey – no classes Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 17-20 September apart from Zumba Gold.
As some of you know I go to the mountains of Turkey to a retreat. This has been really helpful for my MS when I have been before. I have started to fall again – which is a bit nerve wracking- so it is time to go back! Zumba Gold classes will still be on with the wonderful Ann Smith

There will be no Chairfit or Wellbeing Nordic Walking on 12 and 19 September.

To check dates etc please go to the web-site www.dofitness.org and look at ‘upcoming events’.

Tuesday morning 11.30am and Thursday 3.30pm Nordic Walking change of start location.
Due to the closure of the overflow carpark on Worden Park we are going to meet at the main Tesco’s carpark near the Age Concern shop for weekday walks. There will be too many Runshaw students during the weekday battling for parking. Saturday 10.30am and Thursday 6pm will still meet on the Worden Park Carpark

xx

Diane

Nordic Walking changes, Worden Hall, the Mountains of Turkey and Saturday morning Pilates.

Tuesday morning 11.30am and Thursday 3.30pm Nordic Walking change of start location.
Due to the closure of the overflow carpark on Worden Park we are going to meet at the main Tesco’s carpark near the Age Concern shop for weekday walks. There will be too many Runshaw students during the weekday battling for parking. Saturday and Thursday 6pm will still meet on the Worden Park Carpark.


Worden Hall
Many people in my classes use Worden Park  and appreciate what a fantastic space it is for our health and wellbeing. Some people in my classes even volunteer in the group Friends of Worden Park to help keeping the green space looking great so I thought it would be important for people to know about the consultation that has been going on about Worden Hall. The council is asking for everyone’s views about how to use this historic space – for more information go to:
https://www.southribble.gov.uk/wordenhall


To see the hall and the space that is available got to this video clip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNJ5VOKVrVI&feature=youtu.be

The Mountains of Turkey – no classes Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 17-20 September apart from Zumba Gold.
As some of you know I go to the mountains of Turkey to a retreat. This has been really helpful for my MS when I have been before. I have started to fall again – which is a bit nerve wracking- so it is time to go back! Zumba Gold classes will still be on with the wonderful Ann Smith.

Our new venue for Saturday Morning Pilates 9am
We are now using the Orthodox Church  of Holy Apostles Hall 403 Leyland Lane PR25 1TA. This is proving to be a lovely venue for Pilates.

See you soon.

x

Diane

Summer holiday dates and how to keep your brain healthy.

Hello everyone

Just a quick reminder about the summer holiday dates. The Do Fitness summer holiday is from Tuesday 20 August and we  start back on Tuesday 27 August -the day after the Bank Holiday. There will be no classes on and from Tuesday 20 August until we start back on Tuesday 27 August.

How to keep your brain healthy
I came across this lecture and  just found it fascinating. See what you think  Exercise and  especially exercise with co-ordination eg Zumba is important! There are so many more interesting points especially about nutrition.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqmb_p8UVtM&t=177s

Tuesday Nordic Walking 11.30am Cuerden Valley in August
Every Tuesday in August we will meet at the car park on Berkeley Drive PR56BY. It is £1.10 for parking. Cuerden it a little more challenging the Worden Park with more hilly terrain. There will be no walk on Tuesday 20 August..

Permanent Venue Change Saturday Morning Pilates 9am
From the 10 August we will use the Orthodox Church of Holy Apostles 403 Leyland Lane PR25 1TA.

12 for 10 books of tickets for  Zumba and Nordic Walking
These are now available on the web-site or you can buy them in class. Great for people who do a few classes a week it reduces the price down to £4.16 per class from £5.

Look forward to seeing you soon- I better go I should be packing!. 

x
Diane

Monday 29 July venue change, New Longton, Summer hols, learn to Nordic Walk and Saturday Pilates

Hello everyone
I was going to talk about the importance of keeping hydrated in the high temperatures but today is the wettest, rainiest day! Last week though it was a different story and I even had to cancel Zumba Gold on the Thursday – the hottest day. 

Monday 29 July morning classes venue change 1 week only.
We are going to Prospect House for Monday morning classes – Sandy Lane, Leyland PR25 2EE

Monday 29 July and Monday 5 August No classes at New Longton Methodist Church Hall.
Due to hall closure there will be no Chairfit at 3.45pm and Pilates at 4.30pm. Back to normal 12 August.

Tuesday Nordic Walking 11.30am Cuerden Valley in August
Every Tuesday in August we will meet at the car park on Berkeley Drive PR56BY. It is £1.10 for parking. Cuerden it a little more challenging the Worden Park with more hilly terrain. There will be no walk on Tuesday 20 August..

Permanent Venue Change Saturday Morning Pilates 9am
From the 10 August we will use the Orthodox Church of Holy Apostles 403 Leyland Lane PR25 1TA.

Nordic Walking – next Learn To Technique course
The next Learn To Technique Course is on Thursdays  4.30pm 1  and 8 August Email me or text me or follow the link www.dofitness.org/nordic-walking. We meet on the main carpark on Worden Park Worden Lane, Leyland. The cost is £20 for the training course.
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.

Summer Holidays
The Do Fitness summer holiday is from Tuesday 20 August and we  start back on Tuesday 27 August -the day after the Bank Holiday. There will be no classes on and from Tuesday 20 August until we start back on Tuesday 27 August.

12 for 10 books of tickets for  Zumba and Nordic Walking
These are now available on the web-site or you can buy them in class. Great for people who do a few classes a week.
 reduces the price down to £4.16 per class from £5.

Chairfit
Friday Chairfit has moved to Thursdays 2.15pm 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. Mondays  1.15pm Chairfit is at Prospect House 47 Sandy Lane, Leyland PR252EE and Monday 3.45pm New Longton Methodist Church Hall.


Look forward to seeing you soon. 

x
Diane

Summer holidays, Parkinson’s, New Longton dates, Syrian Bistro, No Pilates on 13 July and Christmas Do!

Hello everyone

Welcome to the new people who have joined a Do Fitness class recently. Many of you
have commented on how friendly everyone is. Thank you to everyone who has made
new people feel so welcome. It is so incredibly important.
Fiona and I had a stand at Leyland Festival and spoke to a lot of people during the day about exercise options. The message is- there is always something for everyone. We were a bit cold though! It wasn’t a particularly a warm sunny day..


Saturday 13 July
There will be no Pilates on Saturday 13 July but Fiona will take Nordic Walking on
Worden Park. I am at my lovely nephew’s wedding.

New Longton class dates
Due to an event at the hall there will be no New Longton classes on  29 July and 5 August. The regular classes are Chairfit 3.45pm and Pilates 4.30pm on Mondays at New Longton Methodist Church Hall.

Christmas Do.
Yes – this year there will be 3 options: 
1) Rivington Hall Barn Tuesday 26 November -12 to 4pm 
2) lunch in Leyland date and place  undecided  
3) an evening pub get together in Leyland.
The reason I am talking about Christmas in July is that the Rivington Barn Christmas
parties are so popular we need to book by the end of July. If you would like to come to Rivington Hall Barn please pay a £5 deposit by the end of July.  Here is a flavour of
what the Rivington  Hall Barn is like: www.rivingtonhallbarn.co.uk/events/party-nights/christmas-new-year/

Parkinson’s and exercise
There are now quite a few people with Parkinson’s attending Do Fitness classes
especially Circuits, Seated Pilates and Chairfit. Exercise is very important and again it is
finding what suits you. Here is a clip explaining more:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikY9WpmekRY&t=5s

Summer Holidays
The Do Fitness summer holiday is from Tuesday 20 August and we  start back on
Tuesday 27 August -the day after the Bank Holiday. There will be no classes on and from Tuesday 20 August until we start back on Tuesday 27 August.

Syrian Bistro
South Ribble Borough Council have set up a scheme as part of the refugee resettlement
programme called the Syrian Bistro at Café Rococco. It is a monthly event at Saturday
lunchtime and tickets costs £16. I have booked on 27 July.It is really hard to start all over again in a new culture with a new language having lost your home, neighbourhood and maybe even family members. https://www.southribble.gov.uk/Leylands-New-Syrian-Bistro

12 for 10 books of tickets for  Zumba and Nordic Walking
These are now available on the web-site or you can buy them in class. Great for people
who do a few classes a week- it reduces the price down to £4.16 per class from £5.
Look forward to seeing you soon. x
Diane

CLASS TIMETABLE – for Nordic Walking see www.dofitness.org/nordic-walking
MONDAYS
9.30am Circuits Leyland Methodist Turpin Green Lane Leyland PR25 3HA
10.30am Pilates Leyland Methodist Turpin Green Lane Leyland PR25 3HA (waiting list)
11.30am Fitness 55+ Leyland Methodist Turpin Green Lane Leyland PR25 3HA
1.15pm Chair Fit Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
2.00pm Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
3.45pm Chairfit New Longton Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Lane, New Longton
PR4 4AA
4.30pm Pilates New Longton Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Lane, New Longton
PR4 4AA

TUESDAYS
1.30pm Zumba Gold Eaves Green Community Centre, Eaves Green Road Chorley
PR7 3QG
6.30pm Zumba and Tone  Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane Leyland
PR25 3HA 
7.30pm Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane Leyland PR25 3HA 

WEDNESDAYS
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
11.30am StarterCircuits Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
1.30pm Seated Pilates St Ambrose Church Hall Moss Lane Leyland PR25 4XA
2.15pm Pilates St Ambrose Church Hall Moss Lane Leyland PR25 4XA

THURSDAYS
1.30pm Zumba Gold Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane, Leyland PR253HA
2.15pm Chairfit Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane, Leyland PR253HA
7.30pm Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE ( sometimes in Worden Park in the summer.)

FRIDAYS
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
11.30am Barre Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
1.30pm Circuits St Andrews Church Hall Worden Lane Leyland PR25 3EL
2.15pm Seated Pilates St Andrews Church Hall Worden Lane Leyland PR25 3EL

SATURDAYS
9am Pilates 2nd Leyland Scout Hut St Andrews Way ,Leyland PR25 2ET