No classes until the 16th May due to bereavement

So many of you are not only class members but friends and people I am very fond of.
My darling son Yianni Hadjigeorgiou was found dead at his house in Sheffield on Saturday. There is going to be a post-mortem to determine why he died. I am beyond sad  and I am broken hearted. Thank you everyone who has already heard and sent your love it is keeping me strong. I have put a picture of Yianni and his little sister Eleni below. I am so so proud of him in every way possible.
x
yianni and eleni

No classes on May Day 2nd May and Election Day 5th May

No classes on May Day 2nd May and Election Day 5th May

Just a quick email to remind people there are no classes on May Day 2nd May and Election Day Thursday 5th May everything else normal next week.
New class Because our Wednesday 11.30am 60+ Circuits is now full a new 60+ Circuits class has started at 12.15pm on Wednesdays at Prospect House Sandy Lane Leyland PR252EE. The circuits classes have a great atmosphere well done everyone!
Have a great long weekend x

Timetable updates

No Friday morning Euxton this week 22 April one week off only. Back to normal next week.

A few people are going to come to  one of the afternoon classes at St Andrews Church Hall Worden Lane entrance, Leyland. PR25 3EL
1.30pm Fitness 55+
2.15pm 50 + Circuits

New 60+ Circuits
We are so busy in this Wednesday class a new one is starting at 12.15pm  from next week Wednesday 27th April. The 11.30am class is full and there is a waiting list. Well done everyone!

Chair based  Mondays 1.15pm
This class is going well and we have a lot of fun working on cardio fitness, strength , flexibility and balance. Please tell any friends who may have any mobility , joint or neurological conditions. They will surprise themselves.

MS and me
No sign of remission yet. The worst symptom of MS I am experiencing is extreme fatigue.  I can cope with wonky walking but the fatigue and brain fog is terrifying for me. So if I am bit slow at replying or give a bit of a dumb response that is the reason. Stress apparently makes it worse and guess what having an MS relapse is really stressful. Vicious circle. Thank to all of  you for you amazing support and to the lovely cover teachers. I am still wanting a big party  when remission kicks in but guess I am going to have to be patient.

lots of love
Diane

Easter holidays

Hi everyone,

Every class is having one week off over Easter. So no classes  on Good Friday, Easter Monday, Wednesday 30th March and Thursday 31st March.

Back to normal on Friday 1st April.

Have a good break everyone.

x

Diane

MS and me

As long as I can blow my whistle we carry on!

As some of you know I have probably got Multiple Sclerosis. I started to feel weak in my left side in Pilates on Monday 7th March and I lost my balance while dancing in Fitness 55+. I took myself off to A and E just as a precaution as possibly it might have been a stroke. There was no evidence of a stroke on the CAT scan  but was transferred to Preston to Stroke ward to be monitored. I went for a MRI and began to feel better by Wednesday and planned to teach 60+ Circuits at 11.30am. However the bombshell came that it was most likely to be MS.I am now waiting for a lumber puncture for final diagnosis.
Sadly I have had to make some changes but with the help of cover instructors most of timetable will carry on.
Monday night Euxton 6.45pm Zumba and 7.30pm Pilates has finished

Monday afternoon Prospect House new Pilates class has finished

Tuesday night Worden 7.30pm Pilates will not continue for now

The rest of the timetable will carry on as normal
www.dofitness.org   timetable
I have probably got Relapsing Remitting MS so I could be back to normal in a few weeks. My symptoms at the moment are left sided weakness, fatigue, weakness in my mouth so chewing is hard. I have a funny walk at the moment! Thank you to all the wonderful people who have helped me in the last few days. To Judy who hugged me when I burst into tears in Tescos and gave me tissues and so many others.
Love from Diane xxxx

New classes news

I hope everyone is having a good week. This is just a quick up-date on new classes.
Pilates Pilates Tuesday nights 7.30pm the Academy @ Worden Westfield Drive, Leyland, PR251QX Thanks to everyone who is attending this class. The gym at the Academy@ Worden is a great venue for Pilates and with the lights turned down low it feels really calming and relaxing.
New Monday afternoon Pilates class starting 22 February 2pm Prospect House Sandy Lane, Leyland PR252 EE I am excited about starting a new Monday Pilates class on 22th  February at 2pm.This gives people a daytime alternative to the morning class on Mondays.
Euxton Community Centre, Wigan Road, PR7 6JL Fridays 10.30am There are places in this Pilates class if anyone if free on Fridays at 10.30am. Lovely friendly group and we discuss all sorts!
Chair Based- 1.15pm Mondays Prospect House Sandy Lane, Leyland PR252 EE We have an age range from 40 to 84 and have so much fun with this group. Chair based exercise classes are surprisingly hard work but can make a massive difference to quality of life.  Ideal for anyone with joint problems, mobility issues or neurological conditions.
New! Fitness 55+ 1.30pm and 50+ Circuits 2.15pm Friday afternoons St Andrews Church Hall Worden Lane Entrance PR25 3EL So excited we have such a great big venue for these new classes. I have had my eye on this hall for a while now but it was never free so jumped at the chance recently to book it when it came free. No dance in the Circuits class. Dance is used as the cardio element in Fitness 55+.
Do you relax enough? Relaxation is so important for long term health. Giving your body and mind time to recover. I recently experienced the effects of a long period of stress. It was quite terrifying and I think regular exercise and relaxation when I could probably saved me – and of course amazing friends. In Pilates we always have a few minutes of relaxation. I have tried and tested many Youtube videos for relaxation but I think this is still favourite. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7iBnp8T6nY
If you use Facebook please like the following page to keep in touch with each other. https://www.facebook.com/Do-Fitness-with-Diane-Oakden-180247402018983/?fref=ts

x Diane