Week beginning 16 May – Starter Circuits is back

Hello,

Our Starter Circuits is back! This class is great for people to work at their own level and build up their fitness with increasing challenges. After a warm-up you spend 1 minute on each exercise station. After that there are strength, balance and flexibility exercises together in the group. This format really works well for people and was really popluar before Covid.

Photographs
I will be taking more photographs in class for leaflets and my website and social media. I am afraid this is the way of the world nowadays.  Please do let me know if you don’t want your photograph taken. I completely understand.

Asthma and allergies and perfume in class
There are a couple of class members with asthma and/ or allergies and perfume can be a real trigger for them. Bearing this in mind please don’t wear perfume to class. Thank you so much.


Starter Circuits is has begun again Fridays at 1.15pm at Prospect House
Many people have asked for 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.

June Jubilee Bank Holiday 
No classes Thursday, Friday and Saturday 2,3 and 4 June due to the Queen’s Jubilee.

Community Events
Leyland Festival is back Thursday 2 June

I will be there with my Do Fitness stand so come and say hello to me.
Leyland Festival | Local Leyland Community Spotlight
Music in the Park – music event Friday 3 June on Worden park.
Turn back time to the 80s this summer and get ready for a night of nostalgia with the incredible chart-toppers Doctor & The Medics, Tony Hadley, T’pau, Go West and Heaven 17. Plus Fun House host Pat Sharp will be spinning old skool anthems.
Music in the Park Tickets | Worden Park Leyland | Fri 3rd June 2022 Lineup (skiddle.com)

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.

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  

Timetable – all classes can be booked through Gymcatch onBook a class – Do Fitness with Diane OakdenMonday 16 May
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 17 May
10am Nordic Walking          Meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra
1.30pm Zumba Gold           Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 18 May
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 19 May
3.30pm Nordic Walking     (Well Being) Worden Park 
6.30pm Zumba                   Prospect House Sandy Lane
7.30pm Pilates                    Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 20 May
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 21 May
10.30am                          Nordic Walking meet Paradise Lane

Love from Diane xxx

 

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Week bginning 9 May – Starter Circuits is back.

Hello,

Many people have asked for our Starter Circuits to come back so here it is- Friday 13 May at 1.15pm at Prospect House! This class is designed for people getting back into fitness because of a break or they are recovering from illness or injury and just want a gentle start. It is wonderful to have things coming back to normal again as this was a much loved class before Covid. 

Photographs
I will be taking more photographs in class for leaflets and my website. Please do let me know if you don’t want your photograph taken. I completely understand.

Starter Circuits is beginning again Friday 13 May at 1.15pm at Prospect House
Many people have asked for Circuits to come back. This class will start on 13 May 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.

June Jubilee Bank Holiday 
No classes Thursday, Friday and Saturday 2,3 and 4 June due to the Queen’s Jubilee.

Community Events
Leyland Festival is back
 Thursday 2 June
I will be there with my Do Fitness stand so come and say hello to me.
Leyland Festival | Local Leyland Community Spotlight
Music in the Park – music event Friday 3 June on Worden park.
Turn back time to the 80s this summer and get ready for a night of nostalgia with the incredible chart-toppers Doctor & The Medics, Tony Hadley, T’pau, Go West and Heaven 17. Plus Fun House host Pat Sharp will be spinning old skool anthems.
Music in the Park Tickets | Worden Park Leyland | Fri 3rd June 2022 Lineup (skiddle.com)

 
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.

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  

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

Monday 9 May
9.30am Zumba                    Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                   Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold          Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.30am Seated Pilates      Prospect House Sandy Lane

6.30pm Nordic Walking Meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra


Tuesday 10 May
10am Nordic Walking          Meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra
1.30pm Zumba Gold           Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 11 May
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 12 May
3.30pm Nordic Walking     (Well Being) Worden Park 
6.30pm Zumba                   Prospect House Sandy Lane
7.30pm Pilates                    Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 13 May
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 14 May
10.30am                          Nordic Walking meet Paradise Lane

Love from Diane xxx

Week beginning 2 May

Hello,
Happy new month! Gosh it is May. I have been fascinated to see some flowers on our Nordic Walks that I didn’t even know the name of like the Cuckoo Flower (Lady’s smock or Mayflower). So pretty.


Nordic Walking Refresher Technique session –  free session 4.30pm Thursday May 5.
If you have done Nordic Walking before and would like a refresher session or you are completely new come to this session at 4.30pm May 5 on Worden Park main meet main carpark. To book go to Book a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden or text me 07818444841.


Sleep
This is something many of my class members have struggled with. Researchers have shown that after people sleep, they tend to retain information and perform better on memory tasks. Our bodies all require long periods of sleep in order to restore and rejuvenate, to grow muscle, repair tissue, and synthesizehormonesIt is a much increased problem around the menopause. If you are consistently waking between 2am and 4am and struggle to get back to sleep it would be worth talking to your GP about it rather than suffering in silence. 
Dr Nerina Ramlakhan gives some basic tips to improve sleep quality:
Dr Nerina Ramlakhan: 5 easy ways to get better sleep – Bing video
or a live talk by Nerina:Optimising Sleep – with Dr Nerina Ramlakhan Tickets, Wed 4 May 2022 at 19:00 | Eventbrite

No classes Monday 2 May due to Bank Holiday

No Thursday evening classes 5 May at Prospect House 

Prospect House is being used as a Polling station so no classes that evening.

Starter Circuits is beginning again Friday 13 May at 1.15pm at Prospect House
Many people have asked for Circuits to come back. This class will start on 13 May at 1.15pm. It is a 45 minute class working on strength, balance and cardio-vascular fitness.

4.30pm Nordic Walking Technique/Refresher       Worden Park

Friday 6 May
9.30am Zumba                 Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold       Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.30am Barre/ Standing  Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane

Saturday 7 May
10.30am                          Nordic Walking meet Paradise Lane

Love from Diane xxx

Week beginning 25 April

Hello,
I hope you all had a good Easter. We did a lot of catching up with family and celebrated my lovely father-in-laws 90th birthday. Back to our normal timetable of classes from tomorrow 25 April apart from Saturday 30 April there is no Nordic Walking.

Ukraine fundraising
Thank you to everyone who contributed by buying the hand knitted bears and bunnies and joining in the blanket raffle we raised over £250. 
 THANK YOU!
Home | Disasters Emergency Committee (dec.org.uk)


Cuckoo Walks Brindle 
This is an annual event and after a 2 year break due to Covid it was back and what a pleasure to explore areas around Brindle. Different length walks depending on how far you want to go 3, 6, 9 or 12 miles. It was a beautiful day! I will let you know about anything like this happening again as it was a real pleasure.


No Nordic Walking Saturday 30 April Bank Holiday Weekend
It is the  anniversary of my son Yianni’s death so no walk that day.

No classes Monday 2 May due to May day Bank Holiday

No Thursday evening classes 5 May at Prospect House 

Prospect House is being used as a Polling station so no classes that evening.

Cancelling a class booking
If you need to cancel a class booking please go to Gymcatch and cancel there – as long as you do it before the class starts your Gymcatch account will be credited. 

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.

Nordic Walkers – Birdsong
As we walk along we can hear different bird song – but I rarely know what the birds are -here are useful guides to what we are hearing
RSPB | Sounds of…Parks and Gardens
RSPB | Sounds of… woodlands

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.

MS and Seated Pilates on Zoom 
If you know anyone who has MS and would like to join our Zoom Seated Pilates class on Wednesdays at 1.30pm please ask them to email chorley@mssociety.org.uk for a link to join us. This is great for anyone who finds it difficult to get out of the house – you just need internet access.

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  

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

Monday 25 April
9.30am Move It Mondays   Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                  Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold         Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.30am Seated Pilates      Prospect House Sandy Lane
6.30pm Nordic Walking       meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra

Tuesday 26 April
10am Nordic Walking          Meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra
1.30pm Zumba Gold           Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 27 April
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 28 April
3.30pm Nordic Walking     (Well Being) Worden Park 
6.30pm Zumba                  Prospect House Sandy Lane
7.30pm Pilates                   Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 29 April
9.30am Zumba                 Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold       Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.30am Barre/ Standing  Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane

Love from Diane xxx

Week beginning 11 April

Hello,
We have 4 days left of classes before the Do Fitness Easter break which is from Good Friday 15 April until we start back on Monday 25 April. Our Nordic Walk is replaced by the Cuckoo Walk in Brindle (see below) on 23 April.


Easter Holidays
No classes on and from Good Friday 15 April and all the following week. We start back on Monday 25 April.


Cuckoo Walks Brindle Saturday 23 April – no 10.30am Nordic Walk group that day
I have booked onto the 6 mile walk and there is no Nordic Walk group that Saturday.
The Brindle Cuckoo Walks are an annual event run to encourage walkers to enjoy the countryside around Brindle Village by joining us on our family-friendly day. Walks of different lengths are offered and each is led by an experienced Leader, enabling everyone to enjoy the countryside in the company of other walkers. Numbers are limited, so early registration on-line is advised. (see below for details) Pick a walk length that suits you (or your group) and pay by Credit Card or PayPal. This event is run by volunteers from the Brindle Community, and profits are given to charities and local causes. This year, the beneficiaries will be voted for by all registered walkers on the day, and funds distributed accordingly.
Brindle Cuckoo Walks Registration, Sat 23 Apr 2022 at 09:00 | Eventbrite

No Nordic Walking Saturday 30 April Bank Holiday Weekend
It is the  anniversary of my son Yianni’s death so no walk that day.

No classes 2 May Bank Holiday

Cancelling a class booking
If you need to cancel a class booking please go to Gymcatch and cancel there – as long as you do it before the class starts your Gymcatch account will be credited. 

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.

Nordic Walkers – Birdsong
As we walk along we can hear different bird song – but I rarely know what the birds are -here are useful guides to what we are hearing
RSPB | Sounds of…Parks and Gardens
RSPB | Sounds of… woodlands

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.

MS and Seated Pilates on Zoom 
If you know anyone who has MS and would like to join our Zoom Seated Pilates class on Wednesdays at 1.30pm please ask them to email chorley@mssociety.org.uk for a link to join us. This is great for anyone who finds it difficult to get out of the house – you just need internet access.

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  

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

Monday 11 April
9.30am Move It Mondays   Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                  Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold         Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.30am Seated Pilates      Prospect House Sandy Lane
6.30pm Nordic Walking       meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra

Tuesday 12 April
10am Nordic Walking          Meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra
1.30pm Zumba Gold           Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 13 April
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 April
3.30pm Nordic Walking     (Well Being) Worden Park 
6.30pm Zumba                  Prospect House Sandy Lane
7.30pm Pilates                   Prospect House Sandy Lane


Love from Diane xxx

Week beginning 4 April

Hello,
We have a week and 4 days left of classes before the Do Fitness Easter break which is from Good Friday 15 April until we start back on Monday 25 April. Our Nordic Walk is replaced by the Cuckoo Walk in Brindle (see below) on 23 April.

It was great to see class members at the Salsa Party on Saturday evening- there was alot of laughter and fun. 

Ukraine fundraising and appeals
We are having a prize draw to win on of these beautiful hand knitted blankets made by our amazing class member Debbie Tuson. £1 to enter your name in the draw.
So far you have raised £120 (knitted bunnies and teddies) for Ukraine Appeal Disaster and Emergency Committee and donated items like medicines, toiletries and tinned food have been taken to International Aid Trust THANK YOU!
Home | Disasters Emergency Committee (dec.org.uk)
Ukraine Appeal – latest update – International Aid Trust


New start point for Wednesday afternoon 3pm Nordic Walking from April
We are going back to our original Cuerden Valley start point on Berkeley Drive carpark from 6 April.

Easter Holidays
No classes on and from Good Friday 15 April and all the following week. We start back on Monday 25 April.

Cuckoo Walks Brindle Saturday 23 April – no 10.30am Nordic Walk group that day
I have booked onto the 6 mile walk and there is no Nordic Walk group that Saturday.
The Brindle Cuckoo Walks are an annual event run to encourage walkers to enjoy the countryside around Brindle Village by joining us on our family-friendly day. Walks of different lengths are offered and each is led by an experienced Leader, enabling everyone to enjoy the countryside in the company of other walkers. Numbers are limited, so early registration on-line is advised. (see below for details) Pick a walk length that suits you (or your group) and pay by Credit Card or PayPal. This event is run by volunteers from the Brindle Community, and profits are given to charities and local causes. This year, the beneficiaries will be voted for by all registered walkers on the day, and funds distributed accordingly.
Brindle Cuckoo Walks Registration, Sat 23 Apr 2022 at 09:00 | Eventbrite

No Nordic Walking Saturday 30 April Bank Holiday Weekend
It is the  anniversary of my son Yianni’s death so no walk that day.

No classes 2 May Bank Holiday

Cancelling a class booking
If you need to cancel a class booking please go to Gymcatch and cancel there – as long as you do it before the class starts your Gymcatch account will be credited. 

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.

Nordic Walkers – Birdsong
As we walk along we can hear different bird song – but I rarely know what the birds are -here are useful guides to what we are hearing
RSPB | Sounds of…Parks and Gardens
RSPB | Sounds of… woodlands

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.

MS and Seated Pilates on Zoom 
If you know anyone who has MS and would like to join our Zoom Seated Pilates class on Wednesdays at 1.30pm please ask them to email chorley@mssociety.org.uk for a link to join us. This is great for anyone who finds it difficult to get out of the house – you just need internet access.

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  

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

Monday 4 April
9.30am Move It Mondays   Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                  Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold         Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.30am Seated Pilates      Prospect House Sandy Lane
6.30pm Nordic Walking       meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra

Tuesday 5 April
10am Nordic Walking          Meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra
1.30pm Zumba Gold           Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 6 April
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 April
3.30pm Nordic Walking     (Well Being) Worden Park 
6.30pm Zumba                  Prospect House Sandy Lane
7.30pm Pilates                   Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 8 April
9.30am Zumba                 Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold       Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.30am Barre/ Standing  Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane

Saturday 9 April
10.30am Nordic Walking     meet Paradise Lane, Leyland

Love from Diane xxx