Week beginning 15 May and my 60th

I was getting quite used to 3 day weekends! Back to normal from tomorrow with all Monday classes on as usual. (Apart from Monday 29 May when there is another bank holiday!)

A big birthday for me next week. I feel so lucky to be doing what I do meeting fantastic people every day and keeping healthy with my job as a fitness instructor. When I became very ill in 2016 with a Multiple Sclerosis relapse. Relapsing remitting MS (RRMS) | Multiple Sclerosis Society UK (mssociety.org.uk) I didn’t know if I would still be able to walk properly again or work. It was truly terrifying. The wisest of physios said to me as soon as you can go back to teaching Pilates. I am so grateful to her as that gave me a lot of hope which is so important to keep you motivated. Many of my class members have long-term health conditions and find coming to class helps both physically and mentally. The key is to find the right exercise or class for you.
Being active with a long-term condition (csp.org.uk)

Long-term health conditions and mental wellbeing – Every Mind Matters – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

60th birthday evening off Thursday 18 May
There will be no afternoon and evening classes as it is my 60th birthday Thursday 18 May (and no Saturday 20 May Nordic Walk.)
Monday Spring Bank Holiday
Monday 29 May

Road works around Prospect House 
I have been notified that there will be road works from the Tuesday 25th April from the start of Balcarres Road to Broad Square. This will done in 100 meter sections so allow a little bit more time to get to class.

Pilates on Zoom Tuesdays 7pm (apart from first Tuesday of the month)
Trying to fit exercise into our day can be challenging especially if you are working full time. I know for some people a Zoom Pilates class might be a lot more convenient. Every Tuesday except first Tuesday of the Month. Classes can be booked on Gymcatch. 

Easter Bunny fund raising for MS Society

Thank you to everyone who bought a beautiful knitted bunny to raise funds for our local MS Society and a massive thank you to Judith Rowntree for all her knitting. You raised £65 – many thanks from the MS Society.

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.
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!

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

Monday 15 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 Tesco’s Extra

Tuesday 16 May
11.30am Nordic Walking        Meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra carpark              
1.30pm Zumba Gold            Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley
7.00pm  Pilates                        Zoom

Wednesday 17 May
9.30am Zumba             Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates           Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Chairfit           Prospect House Sandy Lane
Thursday 18 May
11.15am Chairfit      St.Mary’s Community Centre
No Nordic Walking Wellbeing

No evening classes

Friday 19 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 Standing Pilates  Prospect House Sandy Lane
1.15pm  Starter Circuits      Prospect House Sandy Lane

 Saturday 20 May – no Nordic Walking