Week beginning 14 June, Chairfit and Standing/ Barre Pilates starting.

Hello,

Gosh it is weekend again! The weeks are flying by. My daughter Eleni had her 15th birthday last week. My little girl is growing up! It was lovely to have a family get together (outdoors) to celebrate Eleni’s birthday. It felt almost normal.
I am trying to get as many classes back as people are asking for. This coming week we will start Chairfit on Wednesdays at 11.30am and Standing/Barre Pilates Fridays at 12.30pm both at Prospect House Sandy Lane. (Seated Pilates and Saturday morning Pilates will start in July.)

Last week we started back at Leyland Methodist Church Hall on Monday mornings with
9.30am Move It Mondays,10.30am Pilates and 11.30am Zumba Gold.
Monday evenings started again with Nordic Walking Buckshaw at 6.30pm
and we started Tuesday afternoons in Chorley with
1.30pm Zumba Gold and  2.30pm Stretch, Tone and Relax (STaR) and 3.30pm Chairfit at Chorley United Reformed Church Hall on Hollinshead Street. 
Thursday evening 7.30pm Pilates was back too at Prospect House.
It was lovely to see people again!

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

Monday 14 June
9.30am Move It Mondays Leyland Methodist Church Hall
10.30am Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall
11.30am Zumba Gold Leyland Methodist Church Hall
6.30pm Nordic Walking Buckshaw Tesco’s Carpark start

Tuesday 15 June
10am Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco’s Extra Carpark start
1.30pm Zumba Gold Chorley United Reformed Church Hollinshead Street
2.30pm Stretch,Tone and Relax (STaR) Chorley United Reformed Church Hollinshead Street
3.30 Chairfit Chorley United Reformed Church Hollinshead Street
6.30pm Zumba Leyland Methodist Church Hall
7.30pm Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall

Wednesday 16 June
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Chairfit Prospect House Sandy Lane
3.30pm Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley Berkeley Drive Carpark start

Thursday 17 June
4pm Nordic Walking Wellbeing  Worden Park carpark start.
6pm Nordic Walking  Leyland Tesco’s carpark start
7.30pm Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 18 June
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.30am Standing/Barre Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane

Saturday 19 June
9am Nordic Walking Leyland Paradise Lane start


Love from
x
Diane

Week beginning 7 June – new Monday classes, Nordic Walking technique session and Thursday night Pilates back.

Hello,

Another great week of seeing people face to face. There is something about exercising together which is so good for us!

New classes this coming week
Monday mornings are  back from Monday 7 June with
9.30am Move It Mondays,10.30am Pilates and 11.30am Zumba Gold at Leyland Methodist Church.
Monday evenings start again with Nordic Walking Buckshaw at 6.30pm.
Tuesday afternoons will start on Tuesday 8 June in Chorley with
1.30pm Zumba Gold and  2.30pm Stretch, Tone and Relax (STaR) and 3.30pm Chairfit at Chorley United Reformed Church Hall on Hollinshead Street. 
Thursday evening 7.30pm Pilates is back too on Thursday 10 June at Prospect House.

Nordic Walking Technique Session – Saturday 12 June 11am Worden Park
This is for you to learn the technique so you can join our groups or go out independently. To book go to Book a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden

Time change for Thursday evening Nordic Walking to 6pm meet at Tesco’s Extra carpark.

Nordic Walking Wellbeing Thursdays has started again on Worden Park
A gentle class at a slower pace over a shorter route. Meet Thursdays 4pm. See photo below.

The Benefits of Green Spaces
Nordic Walking has the wonderful benefit of being outdoors and it was the reason I trained to be a Nordic Walking instructor when I realised I was spending all my time working indoors. Here is another podcast from Dr Michael Mosley explaining why being outdoors is so good for us.
Just One Thing – with Michael Mosley – Green Spaces – BBC Sounds

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

Monday 7 June
9.30am Move It Mondays Leyland Methodist Church Hall
10.30am Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall
11.30am Zumba Gold Leyland Methodist Church Hall
6.30pm Nordic Walking Buckshaw Tesco’s Carpark start

Tuesday 8 June
10am Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco’s Extra Carpark start
1.30pm Zumba Gold Chorley United Reformed Church Hollinshead Street
2.30pm Stretch,Tone and Relax – STaR Chorley United Reformed Church Hollinshead Street
3.30 Chairfit Chorley United Reformed Church Hollinshead Street
6.30pm Zumba Leyland Methodist Church Hall
7.30pm Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall

Wednesday 9 June
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane
3.30pm Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley Berkeley Drive Carpark start

Thursday 10 June
4pm Nordic Walking Wellbeing  Worden Park carpark start.
6pm Nordic Walking  Leyland Tesco’s carpark start
7.30pm Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 11 June
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold Prospect House Sandy Lane

Saturday 12 June
9am Nordic Walking Leyland Paradise Lane start
11am Nordic Walking technique session Worden Park

Love from
x
Diane

Yes, yes, yes we are back together

Hello,

Yes, yes, yes we are back together!  Such a joy to see everyone. Thank you for following the guidelines so we can be together. And of course the sun is shining for this bank holiday weekend so everything is feeling so much more positive.

After half-term we will introduce Monday mornings back with Move It Mondays, Pilates and Zumba Gold at the Methodist Church. Monday evenings with Nordic Walking Buckshaw. Tuesday afternoons will start in Chorley with Zumba Gold and  Stretch, Tone and Relax (STaR) and Chairfit at Hollinshead Church Hall. 

Why should you stand on one leg?
As you know I always try to do some balance work with you whether it is in Pilates, Zumba or Nordic Walking. Over the last few weeks Dr Michael Mosley has been doing a series of broadcasts on Radio 4 called Just One Thing – looking at one thing that might improve your health and wellbeing – here is the link to the ‘Stand on one leg’ episode BBC Radio 4 – Just One Thing – with Michael Mosley – Why you should stand on one leg click the podcast link to here hte episode.

Nordic Walking Wellbeing Thursdays has started again on Worden Park
A gentle class at a slower pace over a shorter route. Meeting on the carpark off Worden Lane.


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

Tuesday 1 June
10am Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco’s Extra Carpark start
6.30pm Zumba Leyland Methodist Church Hall
7.30pm Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall

Wednesday 2 June
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane
3.30pm Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley Berkeley Drive Carpark start

Thursday 3 June
4pm Nordic Walking Wellbeing  Worden Park carpark start.
(No evening classes Eleni’s birthday)

Friday 4 June
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold Prospect House Sandy Lane

Saturday 5 June
9am Nordic Walking Leyland Paradise Lane start

Love from
x
Diane

Indoor classes starting!

Hello,
Yes we are back live and indoors next week! We have our Tuesday evenings with Zumba and Pilates at Leyland Methodist Church Hall and Wednesday and Friday mornings with Zumba and Pilates.
Our Nordic Walking Wellbeing is starting again too on Thursday 27 May 4pm.

I will slowly start building up our programme again. Chairfit and Seated Pilates will start again when we can use the chairs and Standing Pilates will be back when we can use the Barre (All to do with disinfecting.) Then Monday mornings at the Methodist and Monday 6.30pm Buckshaw Nordic Walking will come back after the Bank Holiday. Chorley Zumba Gold will be back after half-term but in a new venue which is bigger with a sprung floor. Thursday evening 7.30pm Pilates will start on the 10 June. Slowly but surely.


Nordic Walking Wellbeing Thursdays starts again 27 May 4pm Worden Park
A gentle class at a slower pace over a shorter route. Meeting on the carpark off Worden Lane.


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

Tuesday 25 May
10am Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco’s Extra Carpark start
6.30pm Zumba Leyland Methodist Church Hall
7.30pm Pilates Leyland Methodist Church Hall

Wednesday 26 May
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane
3.30pm Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley Berkeley Drive Carpark start

Thursday 27 May
4pm Nordic Walking Wellbeing  Worden Park carpark start.
6.30pm Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco’s Extra Carpark start
8pm Pilates Zoom

Friday 28 May
9.30am Zumba Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold Prospect House Sandy Lane

Saturday 29 May
9am Nordic Walking Leyland Paradise Lane start


Love from
x
Diane

Week beginning 17 May

Hello,

I hope you are doing well. My plan is to start Monday indoor classes and Monday Nordic Walking after the Bank Holiday now. Too confusing to start and stop. I am planning to start Tuesday nights on 25 May at Leyland Methodist church with Zumba and Pilates and Wednesday mornings on  26 May with Zumba and Pilates. 
It also gives me more time to recover from the bad cold Eleni brought home from school. Sorry about the cancellations last week – I felt pretty rough.

Nordic Walking – Wednesday Cuerden Valley group 19 May 3.30pm start
Introducing some hills back into our walks by starting the Cuerden Valley walk again. We are looking forward to getting back to walking in this gorgeous place. Cuerden Valley Park – Explore.Discover.Relax


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

Tuesday 18 May
10am Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco’s Extra Carpark start

Wednesday 19 May
3.30pm Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley Berkeley Drive Carpark start

Thursday 20 May 
6.30pm Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco’s Extra Carpark start
8pm Pilates Zoom

Friday 21 May
9am Zumba Zoom
10am Pilates Zoom

Saturday 22 May
9am Nordic Walking Leyland Paradise Lane start

x

Diane

Week Beginning 10 May

Hello,
If all goes well with the Prime Minister’s announcement tomorrow we can start to return to indoor classes from May 17 on wards. It will take me a few weeks to build up the full timetable again so it will be a bit of a transition time. I still can’t believe how long it has been since we had a ‘normal’ life! Unfortunately the forecast is rain every day next week so I haven’t planned any outdoor Zumba classes.

Nordic Walking – Wednesday Cuerden Valley group 12 May 3.30pm start
Introducing some hills back into our walks by starting the Cuerden Valley walk again. We are looking forward to getting back to walking in this gorgeous place. Cuerden Valley Park – Explore.Discover.Relax


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

Tuesday 11 May
10am Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco’s Extra Carpark start

Wednesday 12 May
3.30pm Nordic Walking Cuerden Valley Berkeley Drive Carpark start

Thursday 13 May 
6.30pm Nordic Walking Leyland Tesco’s Extra Carpark start
8pm Pilates Zoom

Friday 14 May
9am Zumba Zoom
10am Pilates Zoom

Saturday 15 May
9am Nordic Walking Leyland Paradise Lane start