Easter Holidays, Chairfit and Prehab.

Hello everyone

Spring is officially here!! It is great to watch everything coming back to life on our Nordic Walks and seeing the changes each week.

Easter Holidays
There will be no classes from Wednesday 17 April and we start again  on Tuesday 23 April.

I am sure you have heard of rehab which is short for rehabilitation often after surgery or injury. Prehabilitation or prehab  is being used now to prepare people for more successful recovery from surgery or treatment. It has been shown that if you remain active beforehand the recovery rates are much better. The key is to find activities you can do. I have had a wonderful example recently of one of my class members who needed a hip replacement. She began to find floor based Pilates too uncomfortable with the getting up and down but she came to Seated Pilates instead. She saw a physio a few weeks after surgery who was really impressed with her progress. The physio asked her if she did Pilates because it really showed. Her hard work had paid off! I went to a seminar on knee and hip replacement last Saturday with an amazing orthopaedic surgeon called Gordon Shepherd. He also emphasised the importance of prehab.

Zumba price change from 1  April
Due to the cost of the music licence which is in the 100s of pounds and Zumba licence the cost of Zumba is going to be £5 per session however there is a new ’12 for 10 book’ of tickets coming soon where the cost goes down to £4.16 per session. I will let you know when the tickets are ready. Zumba Gold is staying at £4.

Tempo/ Spice Time Credits
I work in partnership with Tempo/Spice Time Credits. If you receive time credits for volunteer work you can use the credits for 1 class per calendar month. This reduces the cost of your classes in return for some wonderful volunteer work you do. Check with your volunteer organisation if they are part of the scheme.

Zumba Gold Tuesdays Chorley and Thursdays Leyland
Zumba Gold is a fantastic mood lifter apart from being really good for your cardiovascular fitness and muscle strength and balance. Zumba Gold is designed for active older adults. It is so much fun  and you don’t realise you are exercising.
Tuesdays 1.30pm Eaves Green Community Centre, Eaves Green Road Chorley PR7 3QG
Thursdays 1.30pm Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane, Leyland PR253HA
Keep dancing!

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

Barre Pilates 11.30am Prospect House Sandy Lane, Leyland
Barre Pilates combines basic ballet barre exercises with Pilates, conditioning moves and stretches. This class will be a standing class to avoid kneeling for anyone with knee issues.£5 per session

Zumba and Tone Evening  6.30pm Leyland Methodist Church Hall- we are back!!
After a long break from evening Zumba  classes we are  back in the evening! Zumba and Tone at 6.30pm at Leyland Methodist Church Hall, Turpin Green Lane, Leyland PR253HA. It has been great to see people who haven’t been able to come during the day because of work. £5 per session.

Nordic Walking – next Learn To Technique course
The next Learn To Technique Course is on 23 and 30 March at 11.30am. Email me or text me or follow the link below if you would like to come.
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.

To book or check dates go to www.dofitness.org/nordic-walking