Week beginning 8 August – summer break dates

Hello,
I just want to thank all my generous class members for making donations to the MS fundraiser Zumbathon in Penwortham and Sandra S. for coming to dance with me. You donated £120! All the donations go to the local MS Society. Jaime and Luisa, the other Zumba instructors who organised the event, say A BIG THANK YOU TO YOU. Penwortham zumba group to host MS Society fundraiser | Blog Preston


Summer break dates

No classes from week beginning Monday 15 August for 3 weeks. Classes start again Monday 5 September. (Hopefully by then my husband will have his new hip!)


Death of a class member
Sadly one of our class members Jean Critchlow has passed away. Her daughter asked me to let you know the details of the funeral which will be at 11.30am on 16 August at Charnock Richard Crematorium and after at The Bowling Green. If you need more information please contact me.


Friday evening guided summer walks – open to all
Our Friday evening summer walks are open to non-Nordic Walkers too now. We do walk at a reasonable pace with some hill climbs on certain walks. 

Starter Circuits has begun again Fridays at 1.15pm at Prospect House
Many people had asked for Starter Circuits to come back. This class is on Fridays at 1.15pm. It is a 45 minute class working on strength, balance and cardio-vascular fitness for people who want to start getting fit again after a break from exercise.

Cancelling a class
Please do this on Gymcatch before the start of the class. Gymcatch will then give you a class credit automatically. If you need to contact me while I am teaching please send me a text and I will phone you after I have finished teaching.

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  
Do Fitness videos
This is the link to all the videos you can use any time Do Fitness Videos – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden and you can make your own playlist of your favourites.
Stamps
Christine T. is still collecting used stamps for RNIB to help raise funds for people who are affected by sight loss. If you bring them into class I will forward them to her.RNIB – See differently   Thank you Christine


Timetable
All classes can be booked through Gymcatch onBook a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden

Monday 8 August
9.30am Move It Mondays    Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                   Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold          Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.30pm Seated Pilates      Prospect House Sandy Lane
6.30pm Nordic Walking       Meet Leyland Tescos Extra

Tuesday 9 August
1.30pm Zumba Gold               Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 10 August
9.30am Zumba                        Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                       Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Chairfit                      Prospect House Sandy Lane
3.00 pm Nordic Walking          Cuerden Valley  – Berkeley Drive Start


Thursday 11 August
6.30pm Zumba                           Prospect House Sandy Lane
7.30pm Pilates                           Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 12 August

9.30am Zumba                           Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                          Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold                 Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.25pm Barre/Standing Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane
1.15pm Starter Circuits               Prospect House Sandy Lane
6pm                                             Summer Evening Walks – meet White Coppice
 

Saturday 13 August
10.30am                                      Nordic Walking meet Paradise Lane


Love from Diane xxx

Week beginning 1 August

Hello,
We had a stunning Friday evening walk with fabulous views. It is a really good way to end the week especially for those who have been office based during the week.


Death of a class member
Sadly one of our class members Jean Critchlow passed away. Her daughter asked me to let you know the details of the funeral which will be at 11.30am on 16 August at Charnock Richard Crematorium and after at the Bowling Green. If you need more information please contact me.


No Thursday 3.30pm Wellbeing Nordic Walking in August
No Thursday 9.15am Nordic Walk in August


Friday evening guided summer walks – open to all
Our Friday evening summer walks are open to non-Nordic Walkers too now. We do walk at a reasonable pace with some hill climbs on certain walks. (No walk on 5 August.)

Zumbathons in August- Sunday 7 August Zumbathon cancelled
I will be taking part in a Zumbathon on Saturday 6 August to raise  for the MS Society. It is in Penwortham I will be dancing with another Zumba teacher who has MS called Jaime who has organised it all. Details below:


The Zumbathon at Hoghton Village Hall on Sunday 7 August has been cancelled unfortunately due to illness of one of the organisers.

Starter Circuits has begun again Fridays at 1.15pm at Prospect House
Many people had asked for Starter Circuits to come back. This class is on Fridays at 1.15pm. It is a 45 minute class working on strength, balance and cardio-vascular fitness for people who want to start getting fit again after a break from exercise.

Cancelling a class
Please do this on Gymcatch before the start of the class. Gymcatch will then give you a class credit automatically. If you need to contact me while I am teaching please send me a text and I will phone you after I have finished teaching.

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  
Do Fitness videos
This is the link to all the videos you can use any time Do Fitness Videos – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden and you can make your own playlist of your favourites.
Stamps
Christine T. is still collecting used stamps for RNIB to help raise funds for people who are affected by sight loss. If you bring them into class I will forward them to her.RNIB – See differently   Thank you Christine


Timetable
All classes can be booked through Gymcatch onBook a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden

Monday 1 August
9.30am Move It Mondays    Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                   Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold          Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.30pm Seated Pilates      Prospect House Sandy Lane
6.30pm Nordic Walking       Meet Leyland Tescos Extra

Tuesday 2 August
1.30pm Zumba Gold               Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 3 August
9.30am Zumba                        Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                       Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Chairfit                      Prospect House Sandy Lane
3.00 pm Nordic Walking          Cuerden Valley  – Berkeley Drive Start


Thursday 4 August
6.30pm Zumba                           Prospect House Sandy Lane
7.30pm Pilates                           Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 5 August

9.30am Zumba                           Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                          Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold                 Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.25pm Barre/Standing Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane
1.15pm Starter Circuits               Prospect House Sandy Lane
 

Saturday 6 August
10.30am                                      Zumbathon Penwortham


Love from Diane xxx

Week beginning 25 July

Hello,
I hope you have had a good week last week despite the high temperatures early in the week. School holidays have started and I know many of you will have childcare commitments and are going on holiday yourself. A few classes will come off the timetable for the summer eg Thursday 9.15am Nordic Walking due to people being away or busy. Whatever you are doing over summer -enjoy yourself.



Next Nordic Walking Technique Course Wednesday 27 July 6.30pm
For anyone who wants to learn how to Nordic Walk the next course is Wednesday 27 July at 6.30pm Worden Park. 

No Thursday 9.15am Nordic Walk over summer

Friday evening guided summer walks – open to all
Our Friday evening summer walks are open to non-Nordic Walkers too now. We do walk at a reasonable pace with some hill climbs on certain walks. ( No walk on 5 August.)

Zumbathons in August
I will be taking part in two Zumbathons in early August. One is to raise funds for the MS Society is in Penwortham
on Saturday 6 August I will be dancing with another Zumba teacher who has MS called Jaime who has organised it all.



and the other one is for the East Lancashire Hospice is in Houghton Charity Zumbathon | Facebook on Sunday 7 August with Lucy Wishart which I have tickets for in class.




Starter Circuits has begun again Fridays at 1.15pm at Prospect House
Many people had asked for Starter Circuits to come back. This class is on Fridays at 1.15pm. It is a 45 minute class working on strength, balance and cardio-vascular fitness for people who want to start getting fit again after a break from exercise.

Cancelling a class
Please do this on Gymcatch before the start of the class. Gymcatch will then give you a class credit automatically. If you need to contact me while I am teaching please send me a text and I will phone you after I have finished teaching.

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  
Do Fitness videos
This is the link to all the videos you can use any time Do Fitness Videos – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden and you can make your own playlist of your favourites.
Stamps
Christine T. is still collecting used stamps for RNIB to help raise funds for people who are affected by sight loss. If you bring them into class I will forward them to her.RNIB – See differently   Thank you Christine


Timetable
All classes can be booked through Gymcatch onBook a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden

Monday 25 July
9.30am Move It Mondays    Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                   Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold          Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.30pm Seated Pilates      Prospect House Sandy Lane
6.30pm Nordic Walking       Meet Leyland Tescos Extra

Tuesday 26 July
1.30pm Zumba Gold               Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 27 July
9.30am Zumba                        Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                       Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Chairfit                      Prospect House Sandy Lane
3.00 pm Nordic Walking          Cuerden Valley  – Berkeley Drive Start
6.30pm Nordic Walking Technique Course meet Worden Park main carpark

Thursday 28 July
3.30pm Nordic Walking Well Being Meet Worden Park Main Carpark
6.30pm Zumba                           Prospect House Sandy Lane
7.30pm Pilates                           Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 29 July

9.30am Zumba                           Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                          Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold                 Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.25pm Barre/Standing Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane
1.15pm Starter Circuits               Prospect House Sandy Lane
6pm Friday Evening Walk           Meet White Coppice Cricket Ground Summer only

Saturday 30 July
10.30am Nordic Walking             Meet Paradise Lane, Leyland



Love from Diane xxx

Week beginning 18 July

Hello,
I will be taking some time off in August to coincide with my husband’s hip replacement surgery. We are just waiting for the date of the operation. I will let you know as soon as we know. He has been keeping as fit as possible replacing walking or running with gentle cycling and rowing to have less weight bearing on the joint. All being well this will mean he recovers quickly after surgery. Anyone waiting for or recovering from hip or knee replacement surgery there are lots of options such as Nordic Walking, Seated Pilates, Chairfit, Pilates and Zumba Gold. And I have seen people recover remarkably well!
Here are some more low impact exercise ideas:
15 low impact exercise ideas – Rest Less


Next Nordic Walking Technique Course Saturday 23 July 1.30pm
For anyone who wants to learn how to Nordic Walk the next course is Saturday at 1.30pm Worden Park. 

Friday evening guided summer walks – open to all
Our Friday evening summer walks are open to non-Nordic Walkers too now. We do walk at a reasonable pace with some hill climbs on certain walks.

Zumbathons in August
I will be taking part in two Zumbathons in early August. One is to raise funds for the MS Society is in Penwortham
on Saturday 6 August I will be dancing with another Zumba teacher who has MS called Jaime who has organised it all.

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and the other one is for the East Lancashire Hospice is in Houghton Charity Zumbathon | Facebook on Sunday 7 August with Lucy Wishart which I have tickets for in class.

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Starter Circuits has begun again Fridays at 1.15pm at Prospect House
Many people had asked for Starter Circuits to come back. This class is on Fridays at 1.15pm. It is a 45 minute class working on strength, balance and cardio-vascular fitness for people who want to start getting fit again after a break from exercise.

Cancelling a class
Please do this on Gymcatch before the start of the class. Gymcatch will then give you a class credit automatically. If you need to contact me while I am teaching please send me a text and I will phone you after I have finished teaching.

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  
Do Fitness videos
This is the link to all the videos you can use any time Do Fitness Videos – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden and you can make your own playlist of your favourites.
Stamps
Christine T is still collecting used stamps for RNIB to help raise funds for people who are affected by sight loss. If you bring them into class I will forward them to her.RNIB – See differently   Thank you Christine

Community News
Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams
The BBC mini series about Freddie Flintoff starting a cricket team film in Preston and Leyland is quite charming and thought provoking to watch and you will see places and people you recognise from around Leyland.BBC iPlayer – Freddie Flintoffs Field of Dreams

One of our class members is offering an Art Retreat at the beautiful Brinscall Hall:

Summer Art Retreat Sun 24th, Mon 25th July 2022

I am offering two days of relaxing and refreshing creativity in the lovely, peaceful Brinscall Hall and gardens in Lancashire.

Participants can come to one or both days which begin at 10am and end at 4pm.

Previous experience in art practice isn’t essential as individual guidance and support will be given. Activities are designed to provide a focus of calming activity while you benefit from the soothing beauty of the surroundings.

Contact me through my website http://rebeccafreear.com/ or via ‘phone or email.  Happy to chat with you to answer any questions




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

Monday 18 July
9.30am Move It Mondays    Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                   Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold          Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.30pm Seated Pilates      Prospect House Sandy Lane
6.30pm Nordic Walking       Meet Leyland Tescos Extra

Tuesday 19 July
1.30pm Zumba Gold               Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 20 July
9.30am Zumba                        Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                       Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Chairfit                      Prospect House Sandy Lane
3.00 pm Nordic Walking          Cuerden Valley  – Berkeley Drive Start

Thursday 21 July
9.15am Nordic Walking              Meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra
3.30pm Nordic Walking Well Being Meet Worden Park Main Carpark
6.30pm Zumba                           Prospect House Sandy Lane
7.30pm Pilates                           Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 22 July

9.30am Zumba                           Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                          Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold                 Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.25pm Barre/Standing Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane
1.15pm Starter Circuits               Prospect House Sandy Lane
6pm Friday Evening Walk           Meet White Coppice Cricket Ground Summer only

Saturday 23 July
10.30am Nordic Walking             Meet Paradise Lane, Leyland
1.30pm Nordic Walking Technique Course Meet Worden Park


Love from Diane xxx

Week beginning 11 July

We had a bit of nature therapy on Friday evening with our walk up through Brinscall woods. One of my favourite places and we practically had it to ourselves! Next week we are doing White Coppice to Healey Nab.


Friday evening guided summer walks – open to all
Our Friday evening summer walks are open to non-Nordic Walkers too now. We do walk at a reasonable pace with some hill climbs on certain walks.

 

Zumbathons in August
I will be taking part in two Zumbathons in early August. One is to raise funds for the MS Society is in Penwortham
on Saturday 6 August I will be dancing with another Zumba teacher who has MS called Jaime who has organised it all.

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and the other one is for the East Lancashire Hospice is in Houghton Charity Zumbathon | Facebook on Sunday 7 August with Lucy Wishart.

Starter Circuits has begun again Fridays at 1.15pm at Prospect House
Many people had asked for Starter Circuits to come back. This class is on Fridays at 1.15pm. It is a 45 minute class working on strength, balance and cardio-vascular fitness for people who want to start getting fit again after a break from exercise.

Cancelling a class
Please do this on Gymcatch before the start of the class. Gymcatch will then give you a class credit automatically. If you need to contact me while I am teaching please send me a text and I will phone you after I have finished teaching.

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  
Do Fitness videos
This is the link to all the videos you can use any time Do Fitness Videos – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden and you can make your own playlist of your favourites.
Stamps
Christine T is still collecting used stamps for RNIB to help raise funds for people who are affected by sight loss. If you bring them into class I will forward them to her.RNIB – See differently   Thank you Christine

Community News
One of our class members is offering an Art Retreat at the beautiful Brinscall Hall:

Summer Art Retreat Sun 24th, Mon 25th July 2022

I am offering two days of relaxing and refreshing creativity in the lovely, peaceful Brinscall Hall and gardens in Lancashire.

Participants can come to one or both days which begin at 10am and end at 4pm.

Previous experience in art practice isn’t essential as individual guidance and support will be given. Activities are designed to provide a focus of calming activity while you benefit from the soothing beauty of the surroundings.

Contact me through my website http://rebeccafreear.com/ or via ‘phone or email.  Happy to chat with you to answer any questions




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

Monday 11 July
9.30am Move It Mondays    Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                   Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold          Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.30pm Seated Pilates      Prospect House Sandy Lane
6.30pm Nordic Walking       Meet Leyland Tescos Extra

Tuesday 12 July
1.30pm Zumba Gold               Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 13 July
9.30am Zumba                        Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                       Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Chairfit                      Prospect House Sandy Lane
3.00 pm Nordic Walking          Cuerden Valley  – Berkeley Drive Start

Thursday 14 July
9.15am Nordic Walking              Meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra
3.30pm Nordic Walking Well Being Meet Worden Park Main Carpark
6.30pm Zumba                           Prospect House Sandy Lane
7.30pm Pilates                           Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 15 July

9.30am Zumba                           Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                          Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold                 Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.25pm Barre/Standing Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane
1.15pm Starter Circuits               Prospect House Sandy Lane
6pm Friday Evening Walk           Meet White Coppice Cricket Ground Summer only

Saturday 16 July
10.30am Nordic Walking             Meet Paradise Lane, Leyland


Love from Diane xxx

Week beginning 4 July, stand on one leg and Friday night walks

Hello,
For our Friday evening walks we are currently exploring around White Coppice.These walks are proving very enjoyable and a great  way to end the week. This week we walked to Anglezarke Reservoir.


Stand on One Leg – Why?
Recently we saw headlines saying if you can ‘stand on one leg you will live longer.’ This is quite a sweeping statement. Here Dr Michael Mosley explains in more detail Just One Thing – with Michael Mosley – Stand On One Leg – BBC Sounds with the help of Dawn Skelton an exercise physiologist. I trained with her organisation Later Life Training which is why whenever I can I add balance practice to your classes!




Friday evening summer walks – open to all
Our Friday evening summer walks are open to non-Nordic Walkers too now. We do walk at reasonable pace with some hill climbs on certain walks.
 

Zumbathons in August
I will be taking part in two Zumbathons in early August. One is to raise funds for the MS Society is in Penwortham and the other for the East Lancashire Hospice is in Houghton. I will give you more details nearer the time.

Starter Circuits has begun again Fridays at 1.15pm at Prospect House
Many people had asked for Starter Circuits to come back. This class is on Fridays at 1.15pm. It is a 45 minute class working on strength, balance and cardio-vascular fitness for people who want to start getting fit again after a break from exercise.

Cancelling a class
Please do this on Gymcatch before the start of the class. Gymcatch will then give you a class credit automatically. If you need to contact me while I am teaching please send me a text and I will phone you after I have finished teaching.

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  
Do Fitness videos
This is the link to all the videos you can use any time Do Fitness Videos – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden and you can make your own playlist of your favourites.
Stamps
Christine T is still collecting used stamps for RNIB to help raise funds for people who are affected by sight loss. If you bring them into class I will forward them to her.RNIB – See differently   Thank you Christine

Community News
One of our class members is offering an Art Retreat at the beautiful Brinscall Hall:

Summer Art Retreat Sun 24th, Mon 25th July 2022

I am offering two days of relaxing and refreshing creativity in the lovely, peaceful Brinscall Hall and gardens in Lancashire.

Participants can come to one or both days which begin at 10am and end at 4pm.

Previous experience in art practice isn’t essential as individual guidance and support will be given. Activities are designed to provide a focus of calming activity while you benefit from the soothing beauty of the surroundings.

Contact me through my website http://rebeccafreear.com/ or via ‘phone or email.  Happy to chat with you to answer any questions




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

Monday 4 July
9.30am Move It Mondays    Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                   Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold          Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.30pm Seated Pilates      Prospect House Sandy Lane
6.30pm Nordic Walking       Meet Leyland Tescos Extra

Tuesday 5 July
1.30pm Zumba Gold               Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 6 July
9.30am Zumba                        Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                       Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Chairfit                      Prospect House Sandy Lane
3.00 pm Nordic Walking          Cuerden Valley  – Berkeley Drive Start

Thursday 7 July
9.15am Nordic Walking              Meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra
3.30pm Nordic Walking Well Being Meet Worden Park Main Carpark
6.30pm Zumba                           Prospect House Sandy Lane
7.30pm Pilates                           Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 8 July

9.30am Zumba                           Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                          Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold                 Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.25pm Barre/Standing Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane
1.15pm Starter Circuits               Prospect House Sandy Lane
6pm Friday Evening Walk           Meet White Coppice Cricket Ground Summer only

Saturday 9 July
10.30am Nordic Walking             Meet Paradise Lane


Love from Diane xxx