Thank you!

Hello,

I just wanted to say ‘Thank you’ to you all for your good wishes and cards before my hip replacement op tomorrow.


Things to do
Some class members are planning to get together to go for a walk on Monday mornings at 9.30 am meeting outside Tesco’s Extra in Leyland – feel free to join them.
South Ribble has free guided rambles for info go to Guided Rambles – South Ribble Borough Council.
Cuerden Valley has Health Walks on Tuesdays and Thursdays Health Walks – Cuerden Valley Park


Schedule for classes during my absence
Please keep using the booking system as usual for the classes with cover teachers.

Zumba Gold at Primrose Gardens does not stop and will continue with a wonderful cover teacher called Jason.

Wednesday classes at Prospect House will start again with cover teachers Lucy and Fiona on Wednesday 13 March.

Chairfit at St Mary’s Community Centre will stop on Thursday 22 February and start again on Thursday 14 March.

Seated Pilates at Prospect House will stop on Monday 19 February and start again on Monday 18 March

I will try to get the full timetable back as quickly as possible – I will keep you posted.

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.


The Miracle Cure- Exercise
There is a really good series on Radio 4 – really motivating!
BBC Radio 4 – A Thorough Examination with Drs Chris and Xand, Series 3: Exercise, S3. Ep 1 – The Miracle Cure


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!

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

Mondays from 18 March
12.30pm Seated Pilates  Prospect House Sandy Lane

Tuesdays    as normal
1.30pm Zumba Gold              Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday from 13 March
9.30am Zumba             Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates           Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Chairfit           Prospect House Sandy Lane
 
Thursdays from 14 March
11.15am Chairfit            St.Mary’s Community Centre


x
Diane

Week beginning 19 February and schedules for my absence

Hello,
It is count down for me now as my hip replacement is scheduled for next Saturday. I am not quite looking forward to the operation but I am looking forward to the rehabilitation and getting my fitness back. I am taking inspiration from my class members such as Margaret and Judy who have had amazing results. (Plus my husband of course.)

Schedule for classes during my absence
Please keep using the booking system as usual for the classes with cover teachers
Classes finish at Prospect House on Thursday evening  22 February.
Wednesday classes (only) at Prospect House will start again with cover teachers on Wednesday 13 March.

Seated Pilates at Prospect House will stop on Monday 19 February and start again on Monday 18 March

Chairfit at St Mary’s Community Centre will stop on Thursday 22 February and start again on Thursday 14 March.

Zumba Gold at Primrose Gardens does not stop and will continue with a cover teacher.

I will try to get the full timetable back as quickly as possible – I will keep you posted.

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.

Better sleep with arthritis
This is something which has become a big topic for me recently and I know a lot of my class members experience issues with arthritic pain disturburbing their sleep so here are some helpful tips:
9 tips for sleeping better with arthritis – Rest Less



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!

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

Monday 19 February
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
Tuesday 20 February     
1.30pm Zumba Gold              Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 21 February
9.30am Zumba             Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates           Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Chairfit           Prospect House Sandy Lane
 
Thursday 22 February
11.15am Chairfit            St.Mary’s Community Centre
6.30pm Zumba              Prospect House Sandy Lane
7.30pm Pilates          Prospect House Sandy Lane

x
Diane

Week beginning 12 February -prehab and rehab

Hello,
I had the pleasure of being interviewed for Leyland Radio last week for their Wellbeing Wednesday slot. Leyland Radio is run by amazing volunteers including a couple of our class members! Here I am talking about pre and post-operative exercise to help you recover as best you can. Go to 33 minutes in Breakfast with Sam Beattie 07 Feb 2024 (guest Diane Oakden) by RadioLeyland | Mixcloud

Notio.
Home (radioleyland.co.uk)


Schedule for classes during my absence

Please keep using the booking system as usual for the classes with cover teachers
Classes finish at Prospect House on Thursday evening  22 February.
Wednesday classes (only) at Prospect House will start again with cover teachers on Wednesday 13 March.

Seated Pilates at Prospect House will stop on Monday 19 February and start again on Monday 18 March

Chairfit at St Mary’s Community Centre will stop on Thursday 22 February and start again on Thursday 14 March.

Zumba Gold at Primrose Gardens does not stop and will continue with a cover teacher.

I will try to get the full timetable back as quickly as possible – I will keep you posted.

February is Heart Month
February is Heart Month when the British Heart Foundation raises awareness of heart conditions. This year they have a campaign for people to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR in just 15 minutes.  See the link below
Learn CPR in 15 minutes | RevivR | BHF – BHF

And here are some reminders for keeping your heart healthy:


keep-your-heart-healthy_download.pdf (bhf.org.uk)

How to Improve Your Heart Health Quickly and Naturally (healthline.com)

Standing/ Barre Pilates has finished
As I will be doing more work with the amazing local MS Society I am afraid Standing Pilates has finished. Thank you to the ones who came and I am so happy you are going to join other classes.


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!

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

Monday 12 February
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


Tuesday 13 February     
1.30pm Zumba Gold              Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 14 February
9.30am Zumba             Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates           Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Chairfit           Prospect House Sandy Lane
 
Thursday 15 February
11.15am Chairfit            St.Mary’s Community Centre
6.30pm Zumba              Prospect House Sandy Lane
7.30pm Pilates          Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 16 February
9.30am Zumba                Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates               Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold       Prospect House Sandy Lane


x
Diane

Week beginning 5 February and February is Heart Month

Hello,

My hip replacement surgery is scheduled for 24 February- fingers crossed.

Classes finish at Prospect House on Thursday evening  22 February.
Wednesday classes only at Prospect House will start again with cover teachers on Wednesday 13 March.

Chairfit at St Mary’s Community Centre will stop on Thursday 22 February and start again on Thursday 14 March.

Zumba Gold at Primrose Gardens does not stop and will continue with a cover teacher.


February is Heart Month
February is Heart Month when the British Heart Foundation raises awareness of heart conditions. This year they have a campaign for people to learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR in just 15 minutes.  See the link below
Learn CPR in 15 minutes | RevivR | BHF – BHF

And here are some reminders for keeping your heart healthy:


keep-your-heart-healthy_download.pdf (bhf.org.uk)

How to Improve Your Heart Health Quickly and Naturally (healthline.com)

Standing/ Barre Pilates has finished
As I will be doing more work with the amazing local MS Society I am afraid Standing Pilates has finished. Thank you to the ones who came and I am so happy you are going to join other classes.

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!

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

Monday 5 February
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


Tuesday 6 February     
1.30pm Zumba Gold              Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 7 February
9.30am Zumba             Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates           Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Chairfit           Prospect House Sandy Lane
 
Thursday 8 February
11.15am Chairfit            St.Mary’s Community Centre
6.30pm Zumba              Prospect House Sandy Lane
7.30pm Pilates          Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 9 February
9.30am Zumba                Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates               Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold       Prospect House Sandy Lane


x
Diane

Week beginning 29 January and reducing high blood pressure naturally

Hello,
Preparation is in place for my hip replacement operation at the end of February. I will send out more details next week about when classes will stop and resume. Thank you for your patience.

Blood pressure and ways to reduce it
If you are coming to exercise with me you are already doing the right thing to avoid or reduce high blood pressure. Sometimes high blood pressure can run in families and you can develop high BP even if they are quite active if you are genetically predisposed. Below is a really good article about what we can do ourselves. Click here 10 natural ways to lower blood pressure – Rest Less Always follow your GP’s advice.



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!

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

Monday 29 January
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


Tuesday 30 January     
1.30pm Zumba Gold              Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 31 January
9.30am Zumba             Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates           Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Chairfit           Prospect House Sandy Lane
 
Thursday 1 February
11.15am Chairfit            St.Mary’s Community Centre
6.30pm Zumba              Prospect House Sandy Lane
7.30pm Pilates          Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 2 February
9.30am Zumba                Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates               Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold       Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.25pm Standing Pilates  Prospect House Sandy Lane

x
Diane

Week beginning 22 January and why we need to keep building muscle

Hello,
As you know I am a bit of a fan of Dr Michael Mosley and I have even been to see him live to hear him talk about health and fitness. A recent extended episode of Just One Thing was particularly useful as it was all about exercise Just One Thing – with Michael Mosley – Exercise Special – with Prof Marie Murphy – BBC Sounds
‘In this Exercise Special, we hear from Marie Murphy – Professor of Exercise and Health at Ulster University and leading expert in physical fitness and lead scientist advising on the UK physical activity guidelines. We hear the top tips that Professor Murphy swears by to get maximum fitness for minimum effort. Could exercising in short bouts be better for you? Why should we all be building muscle over 30? And could the way you walk change your life?’



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

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

Monday 22 January
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


Tuesday 23 January     
1.30pm Zumba Gold              Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 24 January
9.30am Zumba             Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates           Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Chairfit           Prospect House Sandy Lane
 
Thursday 25 January
11.15am Chairfit            St.Mary’s Community Centre
6.30pm Zumba              Prospect House Sandy Lane
7.30pm Pilates          Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 26 January
9.30am Zumba                Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates               Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Zumba Gold       Prospect House Sandy Lane
12.25pm Standing Pilates  Prospect House Sandy Lane

x
Diane