Healthy Ageing, next Nordic Walking technique course and reminder about Christmas lunches

Hello everyone,
One of the recurring topics this week on Woman’s Hour on Radio 4 has been healthy ageing. It is worth a listen as they talk about the importance of exercise and friendships as we age. By coming to classes and keeping active you are doing the right thing to have better quality of life! It is  worth a listen : https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007qlvb/episodes/player

Next Nordic Walking Technique course
This will be held on the  two Saturdays 26 October and 2 November 11.30am start on Worden Park -main car park.. The sessions last an hour and a half roughly and you need to attend both. It is £20 for the course and you will receive a Freedom Passport so you can go to  any Nordic Walking  UK group. You can either book by letting me know or book on line
https://exercise-anywhere.com/event/138836-Learn%20To%20Nordic%20Walk


Fundraising for Rainbow House
A class member’s daughter is raising funds for the amazing Rainbow House by climbing 12 mountains in 12 months. I teach Seated Pilates for people with MS for the MS Society at this beautiful facility and see all the marvellous work that goes on there. If you would like to support their fundraising see below: 
https://www.thelegacy-rainbowhouse.com/12-mountains-in-12-months/

La Corte Christmas Lunch Leyland Tuesday 17 December 12 noon-cost £12
For the people who would like to come to this event please could you put £12 in an envelope with your name and telephone number and email on the front. I will have the menus in class for you to make your choice to put on the envelope too.

Rivington Barn Tuesday 26 November total cost £26
For all the people who have paid their £5 deposit could you pay the balance of £21 by putting it in an envelope with your name on and write on the outside of the envelope your choice of main and pudding- see below:

 
Traditional Christmas Dinner with all the Trimmings

Your Choice of Roast Turkey or Honey Glazed Ham

OR

Roasted Winter Vegetable and Chestnut Tart, served with a herb cream sauce (v)

*** 

Christmas Pudding with Rum Sauce

OR

Sherry TrifleTuesday morning 11.30am and Thursday 3.30pm Nordic Walking Well Being change of start location.
The start point for these walks is back on Worden Park main car park from Tuesday 8 October.

Thursday 6pm Nordic Walking change of start location from Thursday 17 October.
The start point for this group will change to Tesco’s Extra car park from Thursday 17 October due to the park closure and the darkness.


See you soon.

x
Diane

Christmas lunches and Nordic Walking news

Hello everyone
I can’t believe it is October and I am finalising the plans for Christmas. As promised there will be a Christmas lunch in Leyland which is going to be at La Corte- the old Police Station. For people who are working during the day we will plan something for an evening nearer the time.

La Corte Christmas Lunch Leyland Tuesday 17 December 12 noon-cost £12
For the people who would like to come to this event please could you put £12 in an envelope with your name and telephone number and email on the front. I will have the menus in class for you to make your choice to put on the envelope too.

Rivington Barn Tuesday 26 November total cost £26
For all the people who have paid their £5 deposit could you pay the balance of £21 by putting it in an envelope with your name on and write on the outside of the envelope your choice of main and pudding- see below:

 
Traditional Christmas Dinner with all the Trimmings

Your Choice of Roast Turkey or Honey Glazed Ham

OR

Roasted Winter Vegetable and Chestnut Tart, served with a herb cream sauce (v)

*** 

Christmas Pudding with Rum Sauce

OR

Sherry Trifle

Tuesday morning 11.30am and Thursday 3.30pm Nordic Walking Well Being change of start location.
The start point for these walks is back on Worden Park main car park from Tuesday 8 October.

Thursday 6pm Nordic Walking change of start location from Thursday 17 October.
The start point for this group will change to Tesco’s Extra car park from Thursday 17 October due to the park closure and the darkness.


Next NW Learn To course
The Next Nordic Walking technique course is being planned. Please email me if you are interested.

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

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