Happy Christmas and Nordic Walks during Christmas break.

Hello,
I know this Christmas is not what we would have wished for especially after Saturday’s announcements but hopefully things will start to improve in the new year and we can have family get togethers later in the year. Wishing you the best Christmas possible! 

Exploring walks around the River Lostock

Nordic Walking
We will have  Nordic Walking Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the 2 weeks of the Christmas break.  Please see timetable below.

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

Videos on Youtube
Please feel free  to access on our Do Fitness video channel https://dofitness.org/do-fitness-videos
You can make your own playlist so you don’t have to scroll through all the videos.

Timetable – all classes can be booked through Gymcatch on Book a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden

Monday  21 December
6.30pm Nordic Walking Buckshaw Tesco start

Tuesday 22 December
11.30am Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco start

Wednesday 23 December
3.00pm Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley 

Monday  28 December
6.30pm Nordic Walking Buckshaw Tesco start

Tuesday 29 December
11.30am Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco start

Wednesday 30 December
3.00pm Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley 

Saturday 2 January
10am Nordic Walking Paradise Lane start

lots of love 
x
Diane

Classes from 14 December

Hello,
The good news is that the Covid vaccinations have started- so slowly people will start to resume a life without being fearful. My daughter is really looking forward to hugging her grandparents!

Zoom classes finish on Friday 18 December for the Christmas break. I will run some Nordic Walking groups through the  Christmas break though just so we can get out in the fresh air and meet up and not go stir crazy.

Nordic Walking
Saturday 10am group is starting from Paradise Lane currently. This is giving us the opportunity to explore a different area of Leyland. Wednesday Cuerden Valley walk is at the earlier time of 3pm next week to have better light.

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

Videos on Youtube
Please feel free  to access on our Do Fitness video channel https://dofitness.org/do-fitness-videos
You can make your own playlist so you don’t have to scroll through all the videos.


Timetable – all classes can be booked through Gymcatch on Book a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden

Monday  14 December
9.30am Move It Mondays Zoom
10.30am Zumba Zoom

2.30pm Seated Pilates Zoom

6.30pm Nordic Walking Buckshaw Tesco start

Tuesday 15 December
11.30am Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco start

6.30pm Zumba Zoom
7.30pm Pilates Zoom

Wednesday 16 December
9.30am Zumba Zoom
10.30am Pilates Zoom
11.30am Zumba Gold Zoom

3.00pm Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley 

Thursday 17 December
6.30pm Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco start
8pm Pilates Zoom

Friday 18 December
9.30am Zumba Zoom
10.30am Pilates Zoom

Saturday 19 December
10am Nordic Walking Paradise Lane start


love 
x
Diane      

Classes starting Saturday 5 December

Hello,
Well we are back for a couple of weeks before Christmas. For Do Fitness class members coming out of Lockdown 2 it means we can have our outdoor classes – that is Nordic Walking will start again (apart from the Wellbeing Group) and everything else is on Zoom.

A lovely picture popped up on my Facebook of the Monday morning Circuits class just before Christmas 2 years ago. Our much loved class member Eric is there. Sadly he passed away earlier this year and when we get back together his presence will be missed so much. He was so  full of humour and mischief!

Nordic Walking
Saturday 10am group is starting from Paradise Lane. Parking on Worden Park has become very limited at the moment so we are going to explore a different part of Leyland. The Wellbeing Group will not start before Christmas.

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

Videos on Youtube
Please feel free  to access on our Do Fitness video channel https://dofitness.org/do-fitness-videos
You can make your own playlist so you don’t have to scroll through all the videos.

Timetable – all classes can be booked through Gymcatch on Book a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden
Saturday 5 December
10am Nordic Walking Paradise Lane start

Monday  7 December
9.30am Move It Mondays Zoom
10.30am Zumba Zoom

2.30pm Seated Pilates Zoom

6.30pm Nordic Walking Buckshaw Tesco start

Tuesday 8 December
11.30am Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco start

6.30pm Zumba Zoom
7.30pm Pilates Zoom

Wednesday 9 December
9.30am Zumba Zoom
10.30am Pilates Zoom
11.30am Zumba Gold Zoom

3.30pm Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley 

Thursday 10 December
6.30pm Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco start
8pm Pilates Zoom

Friday 11 December
9.30am Zumba Zoom
10.30am Pilates Zoom

Saturday 12 December
10am Nordic Walking Paradise Lane start

Speak soon.
x
Diane

Week beginning 30 November

Hello,
Just a quick ‘hello’ to say that I am waiting for an update from my insurers to find out if we can resume indoor face to face classes. There has been a lot of confusion and coming out  of lock down this time has different regulations from last time. The government’s website states that even though gyms can open we can’t have indoor exercise classes including dance and fitness. My insurers Fitpro are going to let us know on Monday if they have negotiated anything different for Covid secure indoor activities like we had before lockdown 2.

However there is some good news – we can resume outdoor exercise  so Nordic Walking (Covid secure) is permitted. My Nordic Walkers will be pleased to see the conservatory has been repaired on Worden Park!

Week off
I am going to take a week off from teaching Do Fitness Zoom classes so there are no classes week beginning 30  November. I will email you mid-week to let you know what is happening the following week. 

Ability Not Disability
I am very proud to have been involved with this project. The idea was to provide hundreds of fitness videos for people with Additional Learning Needs. If you know anybody with ALN who wants to exercise please show them this Ability Not Disability – YouTube

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

Videos on Youtube
Please feel free  to access on our Do Fitness video channel https://dofitness.org/do-fitness-videos
You can make your own playlist so you don’t have to scroll through all the videos.

Speak soon.
x
Diane

Classes week beginning 23 November – is there light at the end of the tunnel?

Getting ready to start our Zumba Zoom.


Hello,

I hope you are all doing ok. In theory we have only another 10 days of Lockdown 2. As yet we don’t know the details of what coming out of lockdown means. Does it mean we can have Covid secure indoor face to face classes straight away again? We shall see. I will keep you posted. There seems to be a more optimistic tone in the media about the new vaccinations and talk of life coming back to normal sometime in the new year. Again we shall see.

In the meantime we have Zoom classes next week – just mornings and evenings. There will be no classes week beginning 30  November – I will need some time to process and put in place the guidelines for coming out of lockdown. 

Gymcatch for booking Zoom classes  
The  booking system can be found on https://dofitness.org/class-booking  which will take you to 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 have booked and can’t come please cancel on Gymcatch. If you cancel more than 12 hours before the class you will automatically get a class credit.

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

Timetable from Monday 23 November

Monday 23 November

9.30am Move It Mondays  Zoom https://gymcatch.com/  
10.30am Zumba Zoom https://gymcatch.com/  
11.30am Pilates Zoom  https://gymcatch.com/  

Tuesday 24 November
6.30pm Zumba Zoom https://gymcatch.com/  
7.30pm Pilates Zoom https://gymcatch.com/ 

Wednesday 25 November
9.30am Zumba Zoomhttps://gymcatch.com/ 
10.30am Pilates Zoom https://gymcatch.com/         
11.30am Zumba Gold Zoom https://gymcatch.com/                   
           
Thursday 26 November
8pm Pilates Zoom https://gymcatch.com/   
Friday 27 November9.30am Zumba Zoom   https://gymcatch.com/       
10.30am Pilates Zoom   https://gymcatch.com/    
   
x
Diane




       

Week Beginning 16 November and Defibrillators

Good morning,

It is day 11 of Lockdown 2 and more people have been joining me on Zoom which is great. It has been a learning curve for us all! Hopefully you have been getting out for walks either with an exercise Buddy or solo. Please send me photos of what you see or put them on our Do Fitness Facebook page.
www.facebook.com/groups/1113432258991949. I have enjoyed early morning walks below- when I have almost had Worden Park to myself.



First Aid Training and Defibrillators or AEDs
As an instructor I have to update my First Aid at Work training every couple years so I did that last week ‘Covid Securely’. Making the most of the lockdown! The course was excellent with a local training company called Centaur Training Services. Amongst other things we were trained in CPR and about Defibrillators or AEDs (Automated External Defibrillator). We have one at both venues we were using before lock down. Leyland Methodist Church Hall -indoors at the downstairs entrance and at St Ambrose Church Hall- out side the entrance door.  As you are out and about look around  just make a note if you see one – you never know when it might be needed. If a defibrillator is used within 3-5 minutes of cardiac arrest, survival rates jump from 6 per cent to 74 per cent. The figures back up the fact that they make a huge difference. In fact, alongside effective CPR, they are the only effective treatment for a person who has suffered cardiac arrest. Here is a useful guide on how to use a Defibrillator from the British Heart Foundation  www.bhf.org.uk/how-you-can-help/how-to-save-a-life/defibrillators/how-to-use-a-defibrillator



Gymcatch for booking Zoom classes  
The  booking system can be found on https://dofitness.org/class-booking  which will take you to 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 have booked and can’t come please cancel on Gymcatch. If you cancel more than 12 hours before the class you will automatically get a class credit.

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

Timetable from Monday 16 November

Monday 16 November

9.30am Move It Mondays  Zoom https://gymcatch.com/  
10.30am Zumba Zoom https://gymcatch.com/  
11.30am Pilates Zoom  https://gymcatch.com/  

1.30pm Zumba Gold  Zoom https://gymcatch.com/  
2.30pm Seated Pilates Zoom  https://gymcatch.com/  


Tuesday 17 November
6.30pm Zumba Zoom https://gymcatch.com/  
7.30pm Pilates Zoom https://gymcatch.com/ 

Wednesday 18 November
9.30am Zumba Zoomhttps://gymcatch.com/ 
10.30am Pilates Zoom https://gymcatch.com/         
11.30am Zumba Zoom https://gymcatch.com/                   
           
Thursday 19 November
8pm Pilates Zoom https://gymcatch.com/   
Friday 20 November9.30am Zumba Zoom   https://gymcatch.com/       
10.30am Pilates Zoom   https://gymcatch.com/    
   
 lots of love
x
Diane