Week beginning 3 June- The brain-changing benefits of exercise

Hello,
One of the most inspiring talks about the benefits of exercise was the one by Dr Wendy Suzuki -it is worth a listen as she talks about the benefits of exercise to brain health. Exercise is not just about your body but your brain too!

Wendy Suzuki: The brain-changing benefits of exercise | TED (youtube.com)

Prehab and Rehab (pre and post-hip replacement) interviews
In case you missed my Prehab and Rehab interviews with our fantastic volunteer-run local radio station here they are:
Go to 17 minutes in Breakfast with Marc Wolverson 23 May 2024 (Guest Diane Oakden) by RadioLeyland | Mixcloud

Go to 33 minutes in Breakfast with Sam Beattie 07 Feb 2024 (guest Diane Oakden) by RadioLeyland | Mixcloud

Notio.
Home (radioleyland.co.uk)



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

Monday 3 June 
9.30am Move-It Mondays
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Zumba Gold
12.30pm Seated Pilates


Tuesday 4 June -Primrose Gardens Chorley
1.30pm Zumba Gold  

Wednesday 5 June- Prospect House Leyland
9.30am Zumba
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Chairfit

Thursday 6 June
11.15 am Chairfit -St Mary’s Community Centre Leyland

6.30pm Zumba -Prospect House
7.30pm Pilates  

Friday 7 June -Prospect House
9.30am Zumba
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Zumba Gold
 

Videos for you on (45) Do Fitness – YouTube
I have put some more Zumba  and Chairfit dances on YouTube (45) Do Fitness – YouTube, there is a Pilates class Pilates for regular class members of Do Fitness in Leyland (youtube.com), there is a relaxation Relaxation to Spirits of the Mountain-Midori (youtube.com) and a few chair-based videos Introduction to Chairfit. (youtube.com) and scroll through for more chair-based.


Private Facebook group for Do Fitness class members
If you are a 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
We are 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 on. RNIB – See differently   Thank you for everyone who has brought stamps into class!

Have a good week.
x
Diane

Week beginning Monday 27 May and radio interview.

Hello,

I hope you are enjoying the Bank Holiday weekend! And for those who are going to Music in the Park – have a great time.
I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Debbie Noblett for our local radio station.  Debbie is a long-standing class member and a great interviewer! We are 17 minutes in.
Breakfast with Marc Wolverson 23 May 2024 (Guest Diane Oakden) by RadioLeyland | Mixcloud


Cost of classes
Unfortunately, I have had to increase the cost of Pilates and Zumba to £6 and stop the 12 for 10 package. Rents, music licence, Mailchimp, insurance, Zumba licence and Gymcatch have all increased. The music licence alone is over £600 per year! You will be able to use up the remaining class credits on your package. Chair-based classes and Move-It Mondays remain the same.

Thursday evening Zumba and Friday morning classes have restarted
Thursday Zumba 6.30pm 
Friday morning classes 9.30am Zumba, 10.30am Pilates and 11.30am Zumba Gold.

May Bank Holiday
No classes on Monday 27 May

No Chairfit 11.15am Thursday 30 May
This is due to the carpark being resurfaced at St Mary’s Community Centre.




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

Monday 27 May 
No classes- Bank Holiday


Tuesday 28 May -Primrose Gardens
1.30pm Zumba Gold  

Wednesday 29 May- Prospect House Leyland
9.30am Zumba
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Chairfit

Thursday 30 May 
11.15 am Chairfit -St Mary’s Community Centre – no class

6.30pm Zumba -Prospect House
7.30pm Pilates  

Friday 31 May -Prospect House
9.30am Zumba
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Zumba Gold
 

Videos for you on (45) Do Fitness – YouTube
I have put some more Zumba  and Chairfit dances on YouTube (45) Do Fitness – YouTube, there is a Pilates class Pilates for regular class members of Do Fitness in Leyland (youtube.com), there is a relaxation Relaxation to Spirits of the Mountain-Midori (youtube.com) and a few chair-based videos Introduction to Chairfit. (youtube.com) and scroll through for more chair-based.


Private Facebook group for Do Fitness class members
If you are a 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
We are 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 on. RNIB – See differently   Thank you for everyone who has brought stamps into class!

Have a good week.
x
Diane

Week beginning 20 May and agility

Hello,
We had our last Zumba class with the lovely Sylvia on Wednesday. Sylvia was able to cover for me while I was recovering from my hip replacement. Great fun – thank you so much Sylvia! I am back on Wednesdays from this week although not quite as bouncy as Sylvia.


Improving agility
Agility is not just for sports people it is important to keep practising agility because improved reaction times and balance save you from injury or falls. You can have more fun playing with your grandchildren, dancing or having a game of badminton if you have maintained your agility. Here are 4 exercises you can do:
4 Agility Exercises To Boost Confidence – Adults 55+ (youtube.com)

Cost of classes
Unfortunately, I have had to increase the cost of Pilates and Zumba to £6 and stop the 12 for 10 package. Rents, music licence, Mailchimp, insurance, Zumba licence and Gymcatch have all increased. The music licence alone is over £600 per year! You will be able to use up the remaining class credits on your package.

Thursday evening Zumba and Friday morning classes have restarted
Thursday Zumba 6.30pm 
Friday morning classes 9.30am Zumba, 10.30am Pilates and 11.30am Zumba Gold.

May Bank Holiday
No classes on Monday 27 May

No Chairfit 11.15am Thursday 30 May
This is due to the carpark being resurfaced at SMary’s Community Centre.



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

Monday 20 May – Prospect House
9.30am Move It Mondays
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Zumba Gold 
12.30pm Seated Pilates


Tuesday 21 May -Primrose Gardens
1.30pm Zumba Gold  

Wednesday 22 May- Prospect House Leyland
9.30am Zumba
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Chairfit

Thursday 23 May 
11.15 am Chairfit -St Mary’s Community Centre 

6.30pm Zumba -Prospect House
7.30pm Pilates  

Friday 24 May -Prospect House
9.30am Zumba
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Zumba Gold
 

Videos for you on (45) Do Fitness – YouTube
I have put some more Zumba  and Chairfit dances on YouTube (45) Do Fitness – YouTube, there is a Pilates class Pilates for regular class members of Do Fitness in Leyland (youtube.com), there is a relaxation Relaxation to Spirits of the Mountain-Midori (youtube.com) and a few chair-based videos Introduction to Chairfit. (youtube.com) and scroll through for more chair-based.


Private Facebook group for Do Fitness class members
If you are a 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
We are 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 on. RNIB – See differently   Thank you for everyone who has brought stamps into class!

Have a good week everyone
x
Diane

Week beginning 13 May, Thursday evening Zumba and Friday morning classes return

Hello,
I hope you have enjoyed the beautiful weather and you have had a chance to get out in it. When we get sunshine on our skin our bodies can produce Vitamin D which has many important impacts on our health from improving our immune system to building stronger bones. And you just feel better!

Vitamin D – NHS (www.nhs.uk) and Vitamin D: Benefits, Sources, Deficiencies (healthline.com) If for some reason you need to avoid exposure to the sun it is important to take D3 supplementation.

Restart dates Thursday evening Zumba and Friday morning classes
Thursday Zumba 6.30pm starts again 16 May
Friday morning classes start again on 17 May with 9.30am Zumba, 10.30am Pilates and 11.30am Zumba Gold.

May Bank Holiday
No classes on Monday 27 May

No Chairfit 11.15am Thursday 30 May
This is due to the carpark being resurfaced at SMary’s Community Centre.

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

Monday 13 May – Prospect House
9.30am Move It Mondays
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Zumba Gold 
12.30pm Seated Pilates


Tuesday 14 May -Primrose Gardens
1.30pm Zumba Gold  

Wednesday 15 May- Prospect House Leyland
9.30am Zumba
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Chairfit

Thursday 16 May 
11.15 am Chairfit -St Mary’s Community Centre 

6.30pm Zumba -Prospect House
7.30pm Pilates  

Friday 17 May -Prospect House
9.30am Zumba
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Zumba Gold
 

Videos for you on (45) Do Fitness – YouTube
I have put some more Zumba  and Chairfit dances on YouTube (45) Do Fitness – YouTube, there is a Pilates class Pilates for regular class members of Do Fitness in Leyland (youtube.com), there is a relaxation Relaxation to Spirits of the Mountain-Midori (youtube.com) and a few chair-based videos Introduction to Chairfit. (youtube.com) and scroll through for more chair-based.


Private Facebook group for Do Fitness class members
If you are a 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
We are 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 on. RNIB – See differently   Thank you for everyone who has brought stamps into class!

Have a good week everyone
x
Diane

Week beginning 6 May, start dates for Thursday evening Zumba and Friday classes

Hello,
May is National Walking Month and it is a good time to be getting out as the weather has improved. Walking for just 20 minutes a day can be life-changing. Walking for health – NHS (www.nhs.uk).

Nordic Walking is a great way to walk and has additional benefits BBC Radio 4 – Just One Thing – with Michael Mosley, Nordic Walking My Nordic Walking groups have continued without me which is wonderful. I still can’t keep up the pace to join them yet due to my hip replacement but if anybody wants to do Nordic Walking Technique training I am still doing that with a session next Saturday 11 May. 

May Bank Holidays
No classes on Monday 6 May and Monday 27 May

Restart dates Thursday evening Zumba and Friday morning classes
Thursday Zumba 6.30pm starts again 16 May
Friday morning classes start again on 17 May with 9.30am Zumba, 10.30am Pilates and 11.30am Zumba Gold.

Pink Martini and me
Last Monday I went to see the band Pink Martini at Bridgewater Hall with my friend (who has had 2 hip replacements). They played my favourite song which we are using in Zumba Gold – see if you can spot me (6) Facebook


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

Monday 6 May – No classes Bank Holiday


Tuesday 7 May -Primrose Gardens
1.30pm Zumba Gold  

Wednesday 8 May- Prospect House Leyland
9.30am Zumba
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Chairfit

Thursday 9 May – 
11.15 am Chairfit at St Mary’s Community Centre 

7.30pm Pilates at Prospect House 

Saturday 11 May – Worden Park
10am  Nordic Walking Technique session 

Videos for you on (45) Do Fitness – YouTube
I have put some more Zumba  and Chairfit dances on YouTube (45) Do Fitness – YouTube, there is a Pilates class Pilates for regular class members of Do Fitness in Leyland (youtube.com), there is a relaxation Relaxation to Spirits of the Mountain-Midori (youtube.com) and a few chair-based videos Introduction to Chairfit. (youtube.com) and scroll through for more chair-based.


Private Facebook group for Do Fitness class members
If you are a 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
We are 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 for doing this and thank you for everyone who has brought stamps into class!

Have a good week everyone
x
Diane

Week beginning 29 April- no classes 2 May

Hello,
I so appreciate being able to drive again, to go my allotment and gradually teach all my classes again. The human body’s ability to heal is truly remarkable! We can help our body in many ways with good nutrition, plenty of sleep and regular exercise. I came across a good video by Dr Chatterjee which when you only have 5 minutes you can do at home. The 5 Minute Kitchen Workout – A step by step guide (youtube.com) – he also has many podcasts which guide us through keeping as healthy as possible.



Polling Station Venue Closures 2 May
No Chairfit 11.15am at St Mary’s Community Centre.
No Pilates 7.30pm at Prospect House.

May Bank Holidays
No classes on Monday 6 May and Monday 27 May


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

Monday 29 April – Prospect House Leyland
9.30am Move It Mondays
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Zumba Gold
12.30pm Seated Pilates 

Tuesday 30 April -Primrose Gardens
1.30pm Zumba Gold  

Wednesday 1 May- Prospect House Leyland
9.30am Zumba
10.30am Pilates
11.30am Chairfit

Thursday 2 May – venues not available due to polling day
11.15 am Chairfit at St Mary’s Community Centre NO CLASS

7.30pm Pilates at Prospect House NO CLASS

Bank Holiday Mondays no classes Monday 6 May and Monday 27 May

Thursday Zumba 6.30pm starts again 16 May
Friday morning classes start again on 17 May with 9.30am Zumba, 10.30am Pilates and 11.30am Zumba Gold.


Videos for you on (45) Do Fitness – YouTube
I have put some more Zumba dances on YouTube (45) Do Fitness – YouTube, there is a Pilates class Pilates for regular class members of Do Fitness in Leyland (youtube.com), there is a relaxation Relaxation to Spirits of the Mountain-Midori (youtube.com) and a few chair-based videos Introduction to Chairfit. (youtube.com) and scroll through for more chair-based.


Private Facebook group for Do Fitness class members
If you are a 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 for doing this and thank you for everyone who has brought stamps into class!

Have a good week everyone
x
Diane