I was on Radio Lancs last Thursday- and at the end of my slot the producer said would you like to meet Eric from the Bay City Rollers. Blast from the past! Shockingly I realised to my horror that I had seen the band live nearly 40 years ago at Blackpool. We were introduced. Yes he has changed -as he patted his belly he asked for an exercise programme to be emailed to him.
Timetable changes Euxton C of E Very important!
From Monday 7th October there will be some changes to the timetable at Euxton C of E 6pm Fitness Fusion with Interval Training FFIT 6.30pm Zumba
7.30pm Pilates All normal next week 30th September
Sunday Mornings Pilates in the Park 10.30am Astley Village Community Centre starts 29th September
This class is starting in response to the fact that a lot of people are really busy during the week and find it difficult to attend things after work in the evenings. Have a walk in the lovely Astley Park before or after the class.
New classes in Eccleston
We are starting some Wednesday afternoon classes from the 9th of October at St. Agnes Church Hall.
1pm Forever Fitness 55+
2pm Zumba and Tone
Inspiration A few class members mentioned this programme they saw on Channel 4. It’s a documentary about older women who are living life to full. Exercise is a big part of it. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/fabulous-fashionistas/4od
My ‘strictly’ experience On Sunday I went on training day to teach ‘Fitsteps’. It has been created by two dancers off Strictly Come Dancing. Now I have to admit I haven’t watched lots of Strictly and have never done ballroom dancing but I wanted to learn more about it all for new ideas for my Zumba classes. I arrived at the venue and started queuing up to register I signed in and was given my course materials by a tall, slim gentleman with beautiful posture. We did a masterclass and this gentleman introduced himself as Ian Waite! Yes well -sorry for being so dozy. His masterclass was delightful and he was a real pleasure to spend my Sunday with- ok there were 50 other ladies and I had to share him a bit. If like me you didn’t really know who he is here’s a link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IR_nvato3Q
New Forever Fitness 55+ class Coppull 1.15pm Coppull Leisure Centre Fridays Our new class started last Friday – thank you to the ladies who came.
Sunday Mornings Pilates in the Park 10.30am Astley Village Community Centre starts 29th September This class is starting in response to the fact that a lot of people are really busy during the week and find it difficult to attend things after work in the evenings. Have a walk in the lovely Astley Park before or after the class.
Loyalty Card changes The loyalty card is going to change shortly so there is now a lottery each month. There is chance to win a month’s free classes.. Really important to write your name on your card now! And there’s still a price reduction. If you come to 10 classes the 11th one is half price.
All the best to Jill Potter Jill Potter has emigrated to Texas to join her husband, who is from there. Jill we shall miss you in classes and wish you so much happiness in your new life.
Radio Lancashire I will be talking on Radio Lancashire next Thursday about the mental health benefits of exercise. If you have any thoughts on that subject please let me know – it would be great to get some quotes!
We are back at Prospect House this week as the decorating has been completed.
I can feel a hint of autumn in air and as we came out of the Euxton C of E School class last night it was dark outside!! Traditionally January has been the time to start to try to get fitter with New Year’s resolutions but September is equally a good time. For a lot of people the end of the summer holidays when children or grand children go back to school is an opportunity to get into new routines and try new approaches to fitness. The most important thing is to enjoy your fitness whether it brings you into a new social circle or gives you some time out, if you enjoy it you will be go regularly and this is the secret. I love it at the start of Zumba or Forever Fitness when people are so busy chatting I can hardly bring myself to start the class or in Pilates when I can see people are in the relaxation ‘zone’.
Bank Holiday Monday There are no classes on the Bank Holiday Monday 26th August. Classes back to normal on Tuesday 27th of August
New classes for September New Forever Fitness classes are starting in Chorley, Coppull and Eccleston and a new Sunday morning Pilates will start in Chorley. Dates and times to follow.
Happy Birthday Brenda! 80 last week! You look amazing.
Change of Venue – for one week Prospect House, Leyland classes On Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th August the classes will move to Wellington Park, Leyland this week. Wellington Park is just round the corner from Prospect House on Church Road. Same times just a different venue. For directions got to www.wellingtonpark.com Prospect House is being decorated.
Forever Fitness 55+ Euxton lunch This week Friday 16th August we are going next door after class to Papa Luigis for lunch at about 12.30pm. This is just to let anyone know who wasn’t there last week. Just bring a spare t-shirt to change into – we are not getting dressing up. Every week the smell of garlic bread wafts through to us in class from Papa Liugis so we have finally given in to it!
Bank Holiday Monday There will be no classes on Bank Holiday Monday 26th of August.
We are back! All classes are back to normal this week. My family had a great holiday in Wales on the Llyn Peninsula. Swimming in the sea in fabulous sunshine and building sandcastles (my husband mainly – kept him really busy.) There will be no classes on August Bank Holiday Monday 26th August. For the timetable got to www.dofitness.org
Big Drum Day– Astley Park Lots of fun and completely free! A great family afternoon out. From midday in the Walled Garden at Astley Park this Sunday 4th August. For more information go to Big Drum Day 2013 on Facebook. You can dance or just listen. Fingers crossed for good weather!
Change of Venue – for one week Prospect House, Leyland classes On Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th August the classes will move to Wellington Park, Leyland that week. This is just round the corner from Prospect House on Church Road. Same times just different venue. For directions got to www.wellingtonpark.com
Job Vacancies There are two part-time Receptionist posts coming up at Wellington Park, Leyland. Having used the venue since Christmas and getting to know the staff I think it would be great place to work. If you interested give them a call on 01772 432881 for a job description or send your CV to email@example.com
We start back on Monday 29th of July.
Have a good summer holiday everyone x Diane