Leyland Festival, Overcoming MS, Next Nordic Walking technique courses and new classes

Hello everyone

Leyland Festival 15 June – no Nordic Walking that day
It is Leyland Festival this Saturday 15 June- Do Fitness will be there with our usual stand telling people about what we do. Please come and say hello if you are passing. Please let there be fine weather!!
No Nordic Walking on 15 June.

Overcoming MS Conference
I was in Edinburgh last weekend for the Overcoming MS Conference. First of all I had never been to Edinburgh before and it is a beautiful place to visit and I shall go back with the family. The conference was really inspiring and helped me understand in more depth why the protocol is advised and what research it is based on. If you know anyone who has been recently diagnosed and they want to know more about OMS here is the website www.overcomingms.org or they can call me.

Next Nordic Walking Technique Courses and New Wellbeing Group with Dawn
The next Nordic Walking courses are coming soon. There will be a regular Nordic Walking course Saturday 29 June and 6 July at 11.45am if you can walk a couple of miles and the Nordic Walking Wellbeing Technique course on Thursday 4 June and 11 July at 4.30pm if you are want a shorter walk. Both courses are over 2 sessions on the dates given.
Dawn Mclean has started her Monday morning 10.30am Nordic Walking Wellbeing group on Worden Park. to book phone her on 07545229845.

To find out more about Nordic Walking see the video made by my friend Ninh Ly https://dofitness.org/nordic-walking
Do Fitness is coming to New Longton
I have been approached by a GP in New Longton and asked to start some classes there. From Monday 17 June there will be Chairfit 3.45pm and Pilates 4.30pm on Mondays at New Longton Methodist Church Hall.

Saturday morning Pilates
From Saturday 22 June there will be a Saturday 9am Pilates class at the Leyland 2nd division Scout Hut St Andrews Way for people who find evening classes difficult to get to.

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.

Look forward to seeing you soon. 

x

Radio Leyland, May 27 Bank Holiday, New classes in New Longton and Saturday morning Pilates

Hello everyone Thanks everyone for my birthday wishes last weekend!! Radio Leyland If you have not heard Radio Leyland yet here is the web-site: www.radioleyland.co.uk or tune in to 104.8fm. It is amazing and all volunteer run!! Here is my interview with Keith Bradshaw on 8 May May 27 Bank Holiday We have another Bank Holiday on Monday 27 May. Sorry Monday classes! Bank to normal in June Do Fitness is coming to New Longton I have been approached by a GP in New Longton and asked to start some classes there. From Monday 17 June there will be Chairfit 3.45pm and Pilates 4.30pm on Mondays at New Longton Methodist Church Hall. Saturday morning Pilates From Saturday 22 June there will be a Saturday 9am Pilates class at the Leyland 2nd division Scout Hut St Andrews Way for people who find evening classes difficult to get to. Leyland Festival-15 June I love Leyland Festival- fingers crossed for better weather this year! If you are there come and say hello to us on our stand. Saturday morning Nordic Walking time change Saturday morning Nordic Walking is changing to 10.30am in June. Nordic Walking is fantastic at the moment because of the weather. 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 See you soon. x Diane

New venue for Monday night Pilates and new Zumba class

Venue change Monday night Pilates.

Monday night Pilates is moving to Euxton C of E School Bank Lane Euxton from 14th September at 7.30pm. We have finished at St. Chad’s in Wheelton. Sorry to the people who have further to travel.

New Zumba starting at Euxton C of E School Monday nights.
This class is starting on 14th September at 6.45pm. Just like the old days for those who used to come to Euxton Monday night Zumba!!

I am reading a book called The Second Half of your Life and yes because I am 52 this is of great interest. It was recommended to me by a lovely lady in Pilates who is the same age as me.(Thank you x) This book is very readable and as I opened to a random page I found myself reading this sentence:”Regular exercise will make the biggest difference to your quality of life for the rest of your life. This is the 21st Century version of the ‘fountain of youth'”

and “Think of exercise as sending a constant grow message to get stronger, more limber and functionally younger”

Now we are not talking about  intense elite athletic exercise we are talking about regular exercise both aerobic and strength but always just a little bit outside your comfort zone.

See you soon

Summer holidays 2015 – no classes week beginning 27th July

This year has gone so fast! The summer holiday season is nearly upon us. For Do Fitness classes we have one week off in summer. This year it is the last week of July. There are no classes from Monday 27th to Friday 31st July
All back to normal on Monday 3rd August. Have a good holiday where and when ever you are going.

How to relax
I have been thinking a lot about the impact of the cumulative effect of stress on our bodies and minds. Sometimes it can creep up on us for all sorts of reasons and manifest itself in different ways such as high blood pressure, anxiety or fatigue. Obviously if there is an easily identifiable cause of this stress we can try to change this where possible.

By coming to classes you are using the fabulous fixer of exercise to lessen the impact of stress. 
Here a few extra things you could try :

Going for walk has an amazing effect – it sounds so simple that we often forget its positive effect. We have the beautiful Worden Park in Leyland to enjoy.

Taking time out to listen to guided relaxation–  some of the best ones I have found are on www.honestguys.co.uk. They have calming voices which have an immediate effect. One of my favourites is Blissful Deep Relaxation on http://thehonestguys.co.uk/page11.html  – lasts about 20 minutes,.Or on your phone you can go to youtube and search for thehonestguys

Eat well when stressed, we reach for quick fixes – stimulants like coffee, or foods high in fat or sugar. But this diet compounds the problem. Sugar, nicotine and alcohol also stimulate adrenaline in the body, another hormone released to prepare you for fight or flight. When you are under stress it is even more important to eat well. Really focus on improving your nutrition.

To check the timetable for classes got to www.dofitness.org and to talk to each other  like Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Do-Fitness-with-Diane-Oakden/180247402018983

 love

Diane

Leyland Festival and Friday night walks

Volunteers wanted for Leyland Festival
Leyland Festival is such a great community event and SRBC are asking for volunteers to help with the event on 20th June 2015. Lunch is provided for volunteers and a free guest ticket. A great opportunity to meet new people. Email festival@southribble.gov.uk. The web-site is www.leylandfestival.co.uk

Friday  Night Walks
Have a look at http://www.westpennineway.org/ for their programme of Friday night walks. See Walks 1 and Walks 2 I would love to go on them all especially the ones around White Coppice and Rivington where we used to live. I am hoping to go on the one on 29th May from Rivington and on 12th June from White Coppice. Such lovely countryside on our doorstep!

St. Catherine’s Bollywood Night
This is taking place on Friday 26th June at 7.30pm in the marquee at St. Catherine’s. (Lostock Lane, Lostock Hall, Preston PR5 5XU) Enjoy Indian food, henna tattoos and learn how to boogie to Bollywood music. We may even  be asked to do our current Bollywood dance along with the other attendees. If you want to practice here is a very similar version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBCne-wm3uc

To book on to the night go to: http://www.stcatherines.co.uk/fundraising/event/bollywood-night/ You can buy your ticket on line or pay over the phone. We should have a lot of fun.

Britain’s got Bhangra
Some of us are going to see the musical Britain’s got Bhangra -see below.
.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JjlIVTkyps
We have booked tickets for the afternoon performance on 5th September for tickets see:http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/britains-got-bhangra/palace-theatre-manchester/. We are booked in the circle if anyone wants to join us. I love Bhangra so really looking forward to it.

Training days
As most of you know I love going on training days. Next weekend I am going on a course called Cancervive in Glossop. This course is for fitness professionals working with people who are diagnosed with or recovering from breast cancer. As I have quite a number of people in my classes who have had breast cancer I wanted to learn more. Busy weekend as also next weekend I am on Abdominal Evolution with Kelly Reed-Banks. Lots of ideas for Pilates classes for me to experiment on you.

I am planning the new timetable from September, some short courses and one-off events. If you have any ideas or requests please let me know.

Class member news
Congratulations to Mandy for being awarded  Practice Nurse of the Year in Preston and South Ribble. We are proud of you.
Congratulations to Toni on the birth of her little boy. They are both doing well.
Wishing Pat a speedy recovery! We really miss you in Zumba Thursdays.

If you use Facebook please like https://www.facebook.com/pages/Do-Fitness-with-Diane-Oakden/180247402018983 it’s a great way to talk to each other.

For class times go to www.dofitness.org

See you soon
Love
x
Diane

We had a great night! Our Indian dance night a big hit.

Bollywood Workshop
We had such a great time. Prabha was brilliant and we learnt do much about Indian dance. Thank you Prabha. We raised £140 for an orphanage in India which Prabha visits and supports. A big thank you to Thindian (healthy Indian takeaway) for their gorgeous food that they donated to the event and the £30 they gave for Pradba to give to the orphanage. (To look at their healthy menu go to www.thindian.com) And a big thank you to people who came- you made is such fun.
St. Catherine’s Bollywood Night
This is taking place on Friday 26th June at 7.30pm in the marquee at St. Catherine’s. (Lostock Lane, Lostock Hall, Preston PR5 5XU) Enjoy Indian food, henna tattoos and learn how to boogie to Bollywood music. We may even  be asked to do our current Bollywood dance along with the other attendees. If you want to practice here is a very similar version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBCne-wm3uc

To book on to the night go to: http://www.stcatherines.co.uk/fundraising/event/bollywood-night/ You can buy your ticket on line or pay over the phone. We should have a lot of fun.

May Bank Holidays
There will be no classes on Monday 4th May and Monday 25th May due to bank holidays.

Venue change due to the General Election on Thursday 7th May
Prospect House is being used as a polling  station on Thursday 7th may. I have booked Wellington Park, Burlington Gardens, Leyland PR25 3SP. It is just round the corner from Prospect House.

If you use Facebook please like https://www.facebook.com/pages/Do-Fitness-with-Diane-Oakden/180247402018983 it’s a great way to talk to each other.

For class times go to www.dofitness.org

See you soon

x
Diane