Week beginning 27 June, 5 tips to lower Cholesterol and Friday evening walks

Hello,

When I took a big risk of leaving Higher Education to work in the fitness industry my daughter was just a baby and now she has just left school (and had her Prom.) It was a risk in a number of ways but job satisfaction is enormous and made amazing by the people you get to know. So thank you for making that journey such a pleasure.


How to lower Cholestero
I think this article explains the whole subject really well and is worth a read as it explains the different kinds of Cholesterol ( ‘good ‘ and ‘bad’) and the impact of stress on raising your ‘bad’ cholesterol : 5 tips to help lower cholesterol – Rest Less

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.


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.

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 27 June
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 28 June
1.30pm Zumba Gold               Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 29 June
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 30 June
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 1 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 New

Saturday 2 July
10.30am Nordic Walking             Meet Paradise Lane


Love from Diane xxx

Week beginning 20 June- no classes Friday 24 June

Hello,
I hope you have had a good week. It was my 13th anniversary as a Zumba instructor this week! As part of the Zumba Instructor Network (ZIN) each anniversary we get sent a message from Zumba.

I feel really lucky to have been involved in Zumba all this time for the physical, social and mental benefits for us all. No matter how you were feeling before a class you always feel better after!


No classes Friday 24 June
This coming Friday 24 June there are no Do Fitness classes. Back to normal next week.

Tuesday 10am Nordic Walking has changed to Thursday 9.15am 
Tuesday  group has moved to Thursday morning 9.15am.
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 20 June
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 21 June
1.30pm Zumba Gold               Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 22 June
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 23 June
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 24 June
No Do Fitness classes
Saturday 25 June
10.30am Nordic Walking             Meet Paradise Lane


Love from Diane xxx

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Timetable week beginning 13 June – Friday evening summer walks and Starter Circuits

Hello,
We had a beautiful Friday evening walk this week starting at White Coppice Cricket ground- the weather was perfect. More walks are planned to explore around the White Coppice, Anglezarke, Wheelton and Brinscall areas.


Friday Evening Summer Walks  – open to non-Nordic Walkers to join us 6pm
I have started these again for the summer this time I will open it up to non-Nordic Walkers to join us. The first few walks will start at White Coppice Cricket ground and we will explore the beautiful countryside around there.

Tuesday 10am Nordic Walking has changed to Thursday 9.15am 
Tuesday  group has moved to Thursday morning 9.15am.

Next  Nordic Walking Technique Course Saturday 18 June 2pm Worden Park
Learn the correct technique for Nordic Walking so that you can join our regular groups or go out by yourself. Full body work out in the fresh air. To book go to Book a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden

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.

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
Leyland in Bloom Open Gardens
Sunday 12th June 2022 – Leyland Open Gardens. 5 gardens (including one of our Wednesday Pilates group members) open to the public to raise funds for the Mayors chosen charities. £3.00 per person for all 5 gardens. Further details on the Leyland in Bloom Facebook page out soon (1) Leyland in Bloom | Facebook

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

Monday 13 June
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 14 June
1.30pm Zumba Gold               Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 15 June
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 16 June
9.15am Nordic Walking              Meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra
3pm Nordic Walking Well Being Meet Worden Park Main Carpark
6.30pm Zumba                           Prospect House Sandy Lane
7.30pm Pilates                           Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 17 June
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 New
Saturday 18 June
10.30am Nordic Walking             Meet Paradise Lane
2pm Nordic Walking Technique   Worden Park meet main carpark

Love from Diane xxx

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Amazing Jubilee Weekend and Friday evening summer walks starting.

Hello,
I hope you have enjoyed the last few days. Locally, we have been really lucky with Leyland Festival being back and Music in the Park which was terrific. (It was also my daughter’s 16th birthday too!) And the weather was stunning. Followed by the national event Platinum Party at the Palace with some amazing artists (4) Facebook and many street parties and other events. It has been a lovely few days.
It was great to see so many class members at Leyland Festival and Music in the Park.


Tuesday 10am Nordic Walking changing to Thursday 9.15am from June
I have to change my timetable to give me some time for admin and study so the Tuesday morning group is moving to Thursday morning 9.15am from 9 June. No Tuesday walks on and from Tuesday  7 June .

Friday Evening Summer Walks starting – open to non-Nordic Walkers to join us from Friday 10 June 6pm
I am starting these again this time I will open it up to non-Nordic Walkers to join us. The first few walks will start at White Coppice Cricket ground.

Next  Nordic Walking Technique Course Saturday 18 June 2pm Worden Park
Learn the correct technique for Nordic Walking so that you can join our regular groups or go out by yourself. Full body work out in the fresh air. To book go to Book a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden

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.

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
Leyland in Bloom Open Gardens
Sunday 12th June 2022 – Leyland Open Gardens. 5 gardens (including one of our Wednesday Pilates group members) open to the public to raise funds for the Mayors chosen charities. £3.00 per person for all 5 gardens. Further details on the Leyland in Bloom Facebook page out soon . www.facebook.com/leylandinbloom


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

Monday 6 June
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 7 June
1.30pm Zumba Gold               Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 8 June
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 9 June
9.15am Nordic Walking              Meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra
3pm Nordic Walking Well Being Meet Worden Park Main Carpark
6.30pm Zumba                           Prospect House Sandy Lane
7.30pm Pilates                           Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 10 June
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 New
Saturday 11 June
10.30am Nordic Walking             Meet Paradise Lane

Love from Diane xxx

Week beginning 30 May and the Queen’s Jubilee.

Hello,
As we have the long weekend coming up for the Queen’s Jubilee there are just 3 days of classes next week but I might see you on the Worden Park for Leyland Festival on Thursday or Music in the Park on Friday. Enjoy the weekend!

What happens to our brain when we dance – this includes Chairfit (dancing in the chair)
A quick Youtube by Dr Peter Lovatt aka Dr Dance explains what happens to our brains when we dance and why it is so good for us. Keep dancing everyone!
(181) What happens in our brains when we dance. – YouTube

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

Tuesday 10am Nordic Walking changing to Thursday 9.15am from June
I have to change my timetable to give me some time for admin and study so the Tuesday morning group is moving to Thursday morning 9.15am from 9 June. No Tuesday walks on and from Tuesday  7 June .

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

Friday Evening Walks coming soon
I will be starting these again this time I will open it up to non-Nordic Walkers to join us.

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  

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)

Leyland in Bloom Open Gardens
Sunday 12th June 2022 – Leyland Open Gardens. 5 gardens (including one of our Wednesday Pilates group members) open to the public to raise funds for the Mayors chosen charities. £3.00 per person for all 5 gardens. Further details on the Leyland in Bloom Facebook page out soon . www.facebook.com/leylandinbloom

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 OakdenMonday 30 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 31 May
10am Nordic Walking          Meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra
1.30pm Zumba Gold           Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 1 June
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 2 June
No classes – Bank holiday

Friday 3 June
No classes – Bank Holiday

Saturday 4 June
No classes – Jubilee weekend

Love from Diane xxx

 

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Week beginning 23 May – next Nordic Walking Technique course and why dance is so good for us.

Hello,
It is National Walking Month – walking is one of the simplest ways to look after your health. Just 30 minutes every day can increase cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, reduce excess body fat, and boost muscle power and endurance. It can also reduce your risk of developing conditions such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, osteoporosis and some cancers. 


10 Benefits of Walking, Plus Safety Tips and More (healthline.com)

Learn how to walk | Metro

Next Nordic Walking Technique course
To support National Walking Month I have arranged a Nordic Walking technique course for Saturday 28 May 2pm on Worden Park – Timetable and book a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden. Don’t forget we have a Wellbeing Nordic Walking group for you to start gently.

Why dance is so good for you
This is a fantastic report by Michael Mosley on why dance is so good for your mind and body. Keep dancing Zumba team!
Just One Thing – with Michael Mosley – Dance – BBC Sounds


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

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

Tuesday 10am Nordic Walking changing to Thursday 9.15am from June
I have to change my timetable to give me some time for admin and study so the Tuesday morning group is moving to Thursday morning 9.15am from 9 June. No Tuesday walks from Tuesday  7 June onwards.

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  
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.

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

Monday 23 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 24 May
10am Nordic Walking          Meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra
1.30pm Zumba Gold           Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 25 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 26 May
3.30pm Nordic Walking     (Well Being) Worden Park 
6.30pm Zumba                   Prospect House Sandy Lane
7.30pm Pilates                    Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 27 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 28 May
10.30am                          Nordic Walking meet Paradise Lane
2pm                                 Nordic Walking Technique course Worden Park

Love from Diane xxx