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

Summer holidays, Parkinson’s, New Longton dates, Syrian Bistro, No Pilates on 13 July and Christmas Do!

Hello everyone

Welcome to the new people who have joined a Do Fitness class recently. Many of you
have commented on how friendly everyone is. Thank you to everyone who has made
new people feel so welcome. It is so incredibly important.
Fiona and I had a stand at Leyland Festival and spoke to a lot of people during the day about exercise options. The message is- there is always something for everyone. We were a bit cold though! It wasn’t a particularly a warm sunny day..


Saturday 13 July
There will be no Pilates on Saturday 13 July but Fiona will take Nordic Walking on
Worden Park. I am at my lovely nephew’s wedding.

New Longton class dates
Due to an event at the hall there will be no New Longton classes on  29 July and 5 August. The regular classes are Chairfit 3.45pm and Pilates 4.30pm on Mondays at New Longton Methodist Church Hall.

Christmas Do.
Yes – this year there will be 3 options: 
1) Rivington Hall Barn Tuesday 26 November -12 to 4pm 
2) lunch in Leyland date and place  undecided  
3) an evening pub get together in Leyland.
The reason I am talking about Christmas in July is that the Rivington Barn Christmas
parties are so popular we need to book by the end of July. If you would like to come to Rivington Hall Barn please pay a £5 deposit by the end of July.  Here is a flavour of
what the Rivington  Hall Barn is like: www.rivingtonhallbarn.co.uk/events/party-nights/christmas-new-year/

Parkinson’s and exercise
There are now quite a few people with Parkinson’s attending Do Fitness classes
especially Circuits, Seated Pilates and Chairfit. Exercise is very important and again it is
finding what suits you. Here is a clip explaining more:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikY9WpmekRY&t=5s

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.

Syrian Bistro
South Ribble Borough Council have set up a scheme as part of the refugee resettlement
programme called the Syrian Bistro at Café Rococco. It is a monthly event at Saturday
lunchtime and tickets costs £16. I have booked on 27 July.It is really hard to start all over again in a new culture with a new language having lost your home, neighbourhood and maybe even family members. https://www.southribble.gov.uk/Leylands-New-Syrian-Bistro

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. x
Diane

CLASS TIMETABLE – for Nordic Walking see www.dofitness.org/nordic-walking
MONDAYS
9.30am Circuits Leyland Methodist Turpin Green Lane Leyland PR25 3HA
10.30am Pilates Leyland Methodist Turpin Green Lane Leyland PR25 3HA (waiting list)
11.30am Fitness 55+ Leyland Methodist Turpin Green Lane Leyland PR25 3HA
1.15pm Chair Fit Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
2.00pm Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
3.45pm Chairfit New Longton Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Lane, New Longton
PR4 4AA
4.30pm Pilates New Longton Methodist Church Hall, Chapel Lane, New Longton
PR4 4AA

TUESDAYS
1.30pm Zumba Gold Eaves Green Community Centre, Eaves Green Road Chorley
PR7 3QG
6.30pm Zumba and Tone  Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane Leyland
PR25 3HA 
7.30pm Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall Turpin Green Lane Leyland PR25 3HA 

WEDNESDAYS
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
11.30am StarterCircuits Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
1.30pm Seated Pilates St Ambrose Church Hall Moss Lane Leyland PR25 4XA
2.15pm Pilates St Ambrose Church Hall Moss Lane Leyland PR25 4XA

THURSDAYS
1.30pm Zumba Gold Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane, Leyland PR253HA
2.15pm Chairfit Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane, Leyland PR253HA
7.30pm Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE ( sometimes in Worden Park in the summer.)

FRIDAYS
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
11.30am Barre Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR25 2EE
1.30pm Circuits St Andrews Church Hall Worden Lane Leyland PR25 3EL
2.15pm Seated Pilates St Andrews Church Hall Worden Lane Leyland PR25 3EL

SATURDAYS
9am Pilates 2nd Leyland Scout Hut St Andrews Way ,Leyland PR25 2ET


 

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