Week beginning 22 June

Hello everyone

We have had our 2nd week of outdoor classes and again it was so good to see everyone and have a catch up. Of course it is all weather dependant and forecasts seem to change nearer the time so we had a rainy Zumba session on Thursday but it still felt good! Nordic Walking is less weather dependant as we are used to going out in whatever the weather so I am introducing more sessions this coming week. A lunchtime session on Tuesday and two sessions next Saturday.

IT Trials and Tribulations
Oh my goodness this has been a learning curve! Buying a new laptop , cables and anything else that might improve the virtual  experience. I have done everything I can to make Zoom classes work. Endless conversations with my broadband provider to improve things and them telling me I can’t have fibre optic which would be the game changer . Finally I have discovered Virgin Media will provide fibre optic! Hurray! So hopefully from the beginning of July we will have much better Zoom sessions which is particularly important for Zumba. 

Nordic Walking Technique Course
There is a Nordic Walking Technique course at 11.30am on Monday 22 June. There are 2 places left. Poles can be borrowed for this. book by going to https://gymcatch.com/
  Gymcatch for outdoor classes and social distancing
Because of the numbers are limited due to the government safety regulations I  needed a booking system which is now up and running and 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 and Pilates bring their own mat. All outdoor classes are following guidelines on social distancing and max number 5.  A Monday evening Nordic Walking Group?
Is anyone interested in a Monday evening Nordic Walking group? If you would like one please send me a quick email diane@dofiitness.org

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 week beginning 22 June
Monday 22 June
9am  Start the week with Interval training for all SWITA Facebook Live on Do Fitness private group  www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949     

10.30 Zumba outdoors FULL

11.30am Nordic Walking Technique course  https://gymcatch.com/

Tuesday 23 June
11.30am Nordic Walking FULL

12.30pm Nordic Walking Lunchtime https://gymcatch.com/   NEW!

Wednesday 24 June
9.30am Zumba Outdoors https://gymcatch.com/

10.30am Pilates Outdoors   https://gymcatch.com/

4pm Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley    https://gymcatch.com/
Thursday 25 June
6.30pm Nordic Walking Worden     https://gymcatch.com/

Friday 26 June
9.30am Zumba Zoom – see newsletter for Zoom codes

10.30am Pilates Facebook Live  www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949  

Saturday 27 June
9am Nordic Walking Early Birds NEW!  https://gymcatch.com/

10.30am Nordic Walking NEW!   https://gymcatch.com/
Love to you all.
x
Diane




        

Week beginning 15 June

Hello everyone

Wow it was great to see some of you in person last week. We had a great outdoor Zumba on Monday and a peaceful Pilates on Tuesday both on the Folly Café Lawn with a two sessions of Nordic Walking! It was a good feeling to be doing something normal again and getting together.
 
I have been trying to use this hiatus as effectively as possible and I have been doing quite a lot of on line teacher training. I am doing a level 3 exercise for older adults course which is proving to be really interesting. I am also  going to be training as a Relaxation, Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher – something I have been meaning to do for a long time. A lot of reading for me! 

For outdoor classes I need to keep an eye on the weather forecast so I have moved the outdoor Pilates from Tuesday to Thursday next week. I have added another outdoor Zumba next week on Thursday as Monday is full. Not only am I keeping my eye on the weather but also all the government announcements and COVID news so that is why I am only planning a week at a time!

There is a Nordic Walking Technique course at 11.30am on Monday 15 June. A number of people have been asking about that.

I am trying an experiment with SWITA and Pilates next week to deliver them through Facebook Live AND Zoom – see what happens!

Gymcatch for outdoor classes and social distancing
Because of the numbers are limited  I  needed a booking system which is now up and running and can be found on www.gymcatch.com  -go to this web-site and click the red ‘book’ button on the top right hand side. 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 and Pilates bring their own mat. All outdoor classes are following guidelines on social distancing and max number 5.

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
Monday 15 June
9am  Start the week with Interval training for all SWITA Facebook Live on Do Fitness private group  www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949     and Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89991736769?pwd=TkQ1ZjFDSjhyM2xxK2wzSDJxcmx0dz09
Meeting ID: 899 9173 6769 Password: 208747

10.30 Zumba outdoors FULL

11.30am Nordic Walking Technique course
https://exercise-anywhere.com/event/162586-Learn%20To%20Nordic%20Walk%20intensive

Tuesday 16 June
11.30am Nordic Walking FULL

Wednesday 17 June
9.30am Zumba Zoom  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81949035865?pwd=TTc0ZWdLa1NBbmdhWHJlblhkVU9KQT09

4pm Nordic Walking Cuerden www.gymcatch.com

Thursday 18 June
9.30am Zumba outdoors www.gymcatch.com
10.30am Pilates outdoors www.gymcatch.com
6.30am Nordic Walking Worden www.gymcatch.com

Friday 19 June
9.30am Zumba Zoom  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84842755886?pwd=b3pYTldjYzhsUm44aWc2eGtPRFd1UT09 Meeting ID: 848 4275 5886 Password: 759624

10.30 Pilates  Zoom   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83365549351?pwd=OVF6c21tT0xhVU15SjEveHZBc1NYQT09 Meeting ID: 833 6554 9351
Password: 766313


Love to you all.
x
Diane



Baby steps, outdoor and virtual classes

Hello everyone

I continue with my recovery from the MS flare up and enjoying the fact that I can ride my bike again and loving having my energy and joie de vivre back. Thanks again for all your messages.
As an instructor I have to keep a close eye on the news to see what we are permitted to do. We are now allowed to teach in small groups with 5 participants outdoors observing Social Distancing and with no shared equipment. So we are taking baby steps to get back towards live  classes. Small group Nordic Walking will start and the owners of the Folly Café on Worden Park have kindly given me the use of their lawn for classes too. Obviously because of the numbers are limited  I  needed a booking system which is now up and running and can be found on www.gymcatch.com  -go to this web-site and click the red ‘book’ button on the top right hand side. 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 and Pilates and Start the Week Circuits your own mat. If you try to book on and all the places are gone text me to let me know so I can judge demand to see if we put more classes on . It is all weather dependant of course! There will be a Zoom Zumba next week a Facebook Live Pilates too.
I won’t plan too far ahead with outdoor classes because we don’t know how things will go with government announcements or  the weather.

Love to you all.
x
Diane


Timetable

Monday 8 June
9.30am Start the Week Circuits Folly Café Lawn       www.gymcatch.com
10.30am Zumba Folly Café Lawn                              www.gymcatch.com

Tuesday 10 June
10am Pilates                                                              www.gymcatch.com
11.30am Nordic Walking (Worden)                             www.gymcatch.com

Wednesday 10 June
9.30am  Zumba Zoom                                               https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86291923612?pwd=Sk5aWDRSam94UldCdVRkOGdScCtoUT09
                                                                                   Meeting ID: 862 9192 3612 Password: 950370
Thursday 11 June
10.30am Pilates                                                          Facebook Live –
                                                                                    private group 
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949/
6pm Nordic Walking (Worden)                                    www.gymcatch.com



Starting to recover and thank you for your lovely messages

Hello everyone,

Just a quick hello to keep in touch. I hope you are all well. 

I am sorry to have disappeared but the MS flare up stopped me from doing everything. I really wasn’t very well. Even sending an email would have been too much! I am so fortunate to be starting to recover now. Relapsing Remitting MS is very unpredictable. Thank you everyone for your lovely messages! 

I am hoping to start posting some videos again soon but taking things slowly – I have a tendency to be too optimistic!

Listening to the news and reading  different sources I think one of the first things to start again will be Nordic Walking in small groups with social distancing. I will keep you posted.

Lots of love everyone – missing you all.
x
Diane

Taking a week off from live virtual classes week beginning Monday 11 May

Hello everyone

I am so sorry but week beginning Monday 11 May  there will be no live virtual classes. I have started to experience  my MS symtoms increasing so I need to take a step back for a week. There are now over 55 videos on my YouTube channel for you to access. 
Here is the link to my YouTube channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkQNb2YwdoAWWh_4gPXEYbA?view_as=subscriber

For my seated class members this is a really useful video to add a daily challenge to your routine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ai8k-x9nCmo

Take care lovely people. Lots of love.

xx

Diane

Week beginning 4 May timetable, YouTube and new classes

Hello everyone

I hope you are doing ok. Well a new month and in the media the discussion is all about coming out of lockdown in a phased way -when, what and how. My feeling is that it will be a while before we go back to meeting up for group classes so I am continuing to develop my online classes and my YouTube library. Wow what a learning curve! Thank you for people who have been supporting me with donations – it really helps – more information about virtual classes and donating on https://dofitness.org/timetable-2

Timetable – week beginning 4 May

Monday 4 May

Start the Week Interval Training for All –SWITA 9.30am Facebook Live
 
Pilates  4:30 PM Zoom
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85970844705?pwd=ZUNqTzY2dklkZ0EyREdHOUZhcXJRZz09
Meeting ID: 859 7084 4705 Password: 007505
 
Tuesday 5 May
Topic: Zumba Gold
Time: May 5, 2020 01:30 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89193833256?pwd=U0JaR3RqMjByd3FSS05yWWhnR2tNUT09
Meeting ID: 891 9383 3256 Password: 019470
 
Wednesday 6 May
Topic: Zumba
Time: May 6, 2020 09:30 AM
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85244227038?pwd=enEvcXRTTFFaSVpDTTNGVEt2akdHQT09
Meeting ID: 852 4422 7038 Password: 029162

Pilates 10.30am Facebook Live

Thursday 7 May
Topic: Zumba Gold
Time: May 7, 2020 01:30 PM
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82925936876?pwd=SHBwTUd3dngxQUVLcmtqRXhrZWRLUT09
Meeting ID: 829 2593 6876 Password: 017454

Standing Stretch, Strengthen and Balance 2.30pm Facebook Live
 
Friday 8 May
Topic: Zumba
Time: May 8, 2020 09:30 AM
Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89738129773?pwd=V0YyNVEwMmV5bzRQSWg2WVdCblIrUT09
Meeting ID: 897 3812 9773 Password: 006938

Chairfit 11.30am Facebook Live
 
Topic: Pilates Cancelled due to VE Day
Time: May 8, 2020 0
 
YouTube – playlists
At the end of one of our Zumba Zoom sessions the question was asked if I could put my Youtube videos in ‘categories’ – I am working on that but in the meantime Soo has sent me the following for you to make your own Playlists from my Youtube library. Thank you Soo!
Creating a playlist in YouTube – you can only do this if you have an account with YouTube which you will need to sign in to – it’s free and all you need is an e-mail address and you will have to create a password

 Go to Do Fitness on YouTube  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkQNb2YwdoAWWh_4gPXEYbA?view_as=subscriber
Select video which you want to add to playlist
Under the video, there are various options which include Share or Save
Click on Save – this will bring up an option to Save To, and there will also be an option here to Create New Playlist
Click on Create New Playlist and you will be given the option to name your playlist, I have called mine Zumba Routine 1, and so on.  When you have given it a title, make sure you click Create to save your playlist
You can now add as many videos as you like to this playlist by following the above steps with each video you choose, because when you click Save, the playlist will automatically pop up and you just need to click on it and the video will go into the playlist. To access your playlists, you will need to go to the Library option which is part of YouTube. You can re-order your list of videos easily enough but I always make sure I start with a warm up, finish with a cool down track, and just pop my favourites inbetween. They should play one after the other, just like your routines.


New Classes
I am going to do a Standing Stretch, Strengthen and Balance class on Thursday 2.30pm (you will need something some thing to hold onto like a kitchen cabinet or chair) and a Chairfit on Friday 11.30am both on Facebook Live.


Take care – I am off to my allotment now.

x
Diane