Happy Easter Weekend

I hope that the weekend has been bearable despite not being able to meet friends and family.

There are some more videos ready for you on our YouTube channel including 2 seated routines, a warm-up and  a cool down with stretches. Start from Havana. There is even a guest appearance from my husband Chris!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkQNb2YwdoAWWh_4gPXEYbA?view_as=subscribe

Virtual classes
We are having the classes next week . The codes will come out through an email if you are on my mailing list or on our private Facebook page see links below. It would be lovely to see you. You can invite friends too just ask them to subscribe to my mailing list on the website www.dofitness.org and/or join our private Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949/
to get codes and passwords.  Please read the following before attending https://dofitness.org/timetable-2. Everything is  free but some people have asked to  make donations  which you can do via the link https://dofitness.org/timetable-2 . It will  help me pay my music licences, insurance and Zumba membership so I am very grateful for as I currently have no income. Thank you.

A happy Easter cartoon if you are not on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/SilverSurfers50/videos/511094889567745/?t=0

Lots of love
Diane, Eleni and Chris.

8 April Keeping in Touch- Lost without you

Hello everyone,

 How are you all doing? I have to confess to feeling quite lost without the regular contact of my class members and the fitness and mood lift the classes provide. However,  I have enjoyed Zumba dancing with my daughter Eleni for our videos. We will keep doing them for you.

Zoom session
We will do a Zoom Zumba Gold session tomorrow Thursday 9 April at 1.30pm. The meeting ID and Password will have come out to you in an email (if you have or subscribed to newsletter or in the private Facebook group). It helps to make sure no one else or thing like Alexa is using your broadband at the time (advice from  my IT guy). Come and join me tomorrow for a bit of a get together. I will mute everyone once we are all logged in as this gives better music quality. I will send an email reminder out in the morning plus a message with the codes on our private Face book page.

Our videos
The videos we have made since the last email for those who do not use Facebook are now on YouTube starting from: .
10 minute safe workout for seniors
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abBPzwkh6Cg&t=107s

You can see all of them on my new YouTube channel!  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkQNb2YwdoAWWh_4gPXEYbA?view_as=subscriber
It also includes a Relaxation video which I have been meaning to do for a long time and lots more popular Zumba tracks.

For those of you who haven’t already done so please join our private Do Fitness Facebook page so we can keep in touch and message each other and to get codes. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949/

Lots of love to everyone. Miss you. Stay well. 

xxxxx
Diane

2 April Keeping in Touch

Hello everyone,

I hope you are all well. Thanks for all the lovely emails I have received. I will try to get back to you all.     

We have all been learning a new vocabulary and new concepts. I had never heard the word furlough,  for example, before. A lot of adjustment has been going on which sometimes has been very difficult and worrying.  I have stopped listening to the news all the time as it was making me more and more anxious. Stress doesn’t help me manage my MS well and I had a couple of falls which I haven’t had for a while!

Some of you have been telling me about what you have been doing to keep fit and there are some great ideas! It is about finding things that suit you and you enjoy and then getting into a routine with it. I find if I don’t get out once a day for some sort of outdoor  exercise my mood starts  to sink dramatically. I have got my bike out of the shed and have been really enjoying discovering paths and bridleways round Leyland that I had no idea existed!

Zoom classes are coming soon. In the meantime here is  a YouTube Guide on how to use Zoom for the very first time.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isp3qPeQ0E When I have my classes scheduled you will receive an invitation. Only chose to join classes you are interested in or are appropriate for you.



I have been  posting a few video clips on Facebook but  for people who don’t use Facebook below are the latest ones. You can see all of them on my new YouTube channel!  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkQNb2YwdoAWWh_4gPXEYbA?view_as=subscriber

A few Zumba dances:

Marry Me – Yemi Alade
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OALovQZzxbo

Go Crazy – Leslie Odom
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q92PfHrJ0w&t=134s

Jump Jive and Wail – Brian Setzer Orchestra
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTJ-i-tseoQ

How I Feel – Flo Rida
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCcmvv1ymvY

Safe Exercising – on-line videos
Just a few safe exercising tips if you have  using online videos. Sometimes famous presenters haven’t really done the right kind of training to say a workout is suitable for eg Seniors. Never do anything you are not comfortable or feel safe with.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H46t1tLM7uU&t=199s

Seated exercise to Reste – (feat. Sting) Maitre Gims
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zwd4bsFdA8


For those of you who haven’t already done it I have set up a private Do Fitness Facebook page so we can keep in touch and message each other. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949/

Lots of love to everyone. Stay well. 

xxxxx
Diane



Keeping in touch

Hello everyone,

It has been a time of adjustment for all of us. I hope you are all well and have found ways to keep yourselves as comfortable  as possible. It has been a steep learning curve for me to try to get things on-line and I hope to have a few Zoom classes soon.
The Zoom app is very useful not just for on-line classes but for bringing families and friends together. We had a family ‘meeting’ yesterday with my nephew in Leeds and my brother and sister- in -law in Arnside.

I have been going on my ‘exercise walk’ each morning and taking time to really notice what is around us in nature and it was very calming: Beautiful time of year and good to get out in the spring sun.

I have been  posting a few video clips on Facebook but  for people who don’t use Facebook here are some of the videos:

A few Zumba dances:
Do the Cha Cha Cha
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xnKEv-kTfs

Shakira – Hips Don’t Lie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YQkGmm1vPA

I Like How It Feels – Enrique Iglesias
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZEzK9IXIQQ

A few ideas for home workouts
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDZ0kXVS8_I

A chair based version of the Sun is Up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOjftiVBwLU&t=35

For those of you who haven’t already done it I have set up a private Do Fitness Facebook page so we can keep in touch and message each other. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949/

Lots of love to everyone .

xxxxx
Diane

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