I love sending this email newsletter out to you on a Sunday morning with the Do Fitness Timetable for the coming week. It gives me a feeling of security in these up and down times. This weekend I am on the other side of Zoom doing a fabulous course called Ability Not Disability which gives instructors a toolkit for teaching class members with ALN- Additional Learning Needs (SEN). It has been really interesting as over the years I have had class members with ALN attending my general classes or ALN classes. I might be a bit tired by Monday though!
How lucky were we yesterday – no rain for our Saturday morning Nordic Walk but it rained for the rest of the day!
Resistance Bands in Pilates
I would love to start using resistance bands again in Pilates. They are a fabulous bit of kit for building muscle strength and increasing bone density. Obviously I am not allowed to lend them out anymore as we are not allowed to share equipment. If you have one please start bringing it to class. I will order new ones to supply in class if you don’t have one.
There is something about Zumba that is so uplifting -especially at the moment. We introduced a new dance track last week that has spread round the world from South Africa. It is called Jerusalema. Here is its story https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYhm6PCUtSg and here are 10 versions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zl3f6zwc-M.
Next Nordic Walking Training
The next technique course will be Friday 30 October 12-2pm on Worden Park. Book through https://gymcatch.com/
Nordic Walkers – Do you want a Thursday ‘before work’ walk?
I am just asking if anyone would like a ‘before work’ walk on Thursday mornings? Probably about 7.15am to finish by 8.15am to avoid traffic. If you would then please send me a quick message so I can gauge interest. It will be a regular walk covering up to 3 miles at a reasonable pace in Leyland or Buckshaw Village
Zoom classes through Gymcatch
Zoom classes are going to be a part of the future for now. They are really useful for people who are shielding or self isolating. They are also very convenient cutting down for travelling to and from a venue. Also we don’t know what is round the corner in terms of face to face classes. As you know there are new regulations and changes coming out all the time in response to Covid cases. On Fridays now you can book on a Zoom class through Gymcatch 9.30am Zumba 10.30am Pilates.
Gymcatch for booking all classes
Because of the government regulations a booking system is in place for all face to face classes as we can no longer do ‘paying at the door’ and we need to have a way to trace everyone with contact details. The booking system 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.
Nordic Walkers please bring your own poles (let me know if you need to borrow disinfected ones). All classes are following guidelines on social distancing.
Pilates class members please bring your own mats and bands.
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 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
Face to face classes and procedures to be COVID secure for you to follow
If you have been in contact with someone for more than 15 minutes, without a face mask and within 2 meters of them who then tests positive for Corona virus DO NOT COME TO CLASS FOR 14 DAYS. This applies whether you have symptoms or not.
Here are your guidelines for a safe session:
Please book and pay on-line to come https://gymcatch.com/
Do not enter the building until 2 minutes before class start times and leave promptly.
Please enter the building through the bottom door and leave through the top the Methodist Church Hall and in through the main entrance and out through the fire exit at St Ambrose Church Hall.
Please bring your own mat and band for Pilates
Masks are not encouraged during your exercise session so can be removed once you are ready to start the class. They can be worn entering and leaving the building.
Please maintain your 2 meters distance at all times.
Leave as soon as the class is finished so there is no cross over between groups.
Please hand sanitize before entering the building and use the hand sanitizers in the building and hand sanitize on leaving.
DO NOT COME TO THE SESSION IF YOU HAVE A HIGH TEMPERATURE, A COUGH OR A LOSS OR CHANGE IN YOUR NORMAL SENSE OR TASTE OR SMELL
There is a QR code on display at every venue you come to which you can scan. As a fitness instructor I am obliged to make sure this is available for you to scan. This is to help trace and stop the spread of coronavirus.
Timetable from Monday 26 October
Monday 26 October
9.30am Move It Mondays- Group Personal Training Leyland Methodist Church Hall https://gymcatch.com/
10.30am Zumba Leyland Methodist Church Hall waiting list https://gymcatch.com/
11.30am Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall please bring your own mat and resistance band https://gymcatch.com/
1.30pm Zumba Gold St Ambrose https://gymcatch.com/
2.30pm Seated Pilates St Ambrose https://gymcatch.com/
6.30pm Nordic Walking – meet Tesco Buckshaw Village https://gymcatch.com/
Tuesday 27 October
11.30am Nordic Walking meet Leyland Tesco Extra https://gymcatch.com/
2pm Seated Pilates All Seasons Leisure Centre Chorley https://gymcatch.com/
6.30pm Zumba Leyland Methodist Church Hall https://gymcatch.com/
7.30pm Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall waiting list please bring your own mat and resistance band https://gymcatch.com/
Wednesday 28 October
9.30am Zumba Leyland Methodist Church Hall https://gymcatch.com/
10.30am Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall please bring your own mat and resistance band https://gymcatch.com/
11.30am Zumba Gold Leyland Methodist Church Hall https://gymcatch.com/
3.30pm Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley https://gymcatch.com/
Thursday 29 October
4pm Nordic Walking Wellness (gentle) https://gymcatch.com/
6.30pm Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco’s Extra start https://gymcatch.com/
8pm Pilates St Ambrose https://gymcatch.com
Friday 30 October9.30am Zumba Zoom in your Living Room https://gymcatch.com/
10.30am Pilates at Home Zoom https://gymcatch.com/
12 noon Nordic Walking technique course Worden Park https://gymcatch.com/
3pm Aquafit All Seasons Leisure Centre Chorley https://gymcatch.com/
Saturday 31 October
10am Nordic Walking Worden Park https://gymcatch.com/