Week beginning 16 January, walking in the rain, muscle mass and next Nordic Walking technique course.

I hope you have had a good week despite the rain. We still got out on our Nordic Walks and felt great afterwards. This might be the reason why Walking in the rain: 4 wellness benefits of rainy walks | Psychologies.

Age and Muscle Mass
Many things change as we age such as our eyesight or our hearing but something that often gets overlooked is our muscular strength. Muscle mass decreases 3-8% per decade after the age of 30 and the rate of decline is even higher after 60 years. Apart from making life harder for everyday tasks and putting you at higher risk of falls it has many implications in several conditions such as type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease and osteoporosis. The great thing is we can counter this decline with resistance training and proper nutrition. This will not only improve muscle mass and strength but reduces the likelihood of getting type 2 diabetes. Try to do this kind of training twice a week. Use resistance equipment (bands or weights) strong enough or heavy enough to tire the muscles after 12 repititions.
Age and muscle loss – Harvard Health

Five Ways to Maintain Muscle Mass as You Age – Landmark Health

Next Nordic Walking Technique Course 21 January 1.30pm Worden Park
Learn how to Nordic Walk and join one of our regular groups for wonderful out door exercise.

New class- Nordic Walking Tuesdays 11.30am from Tuesday 10 January
We are going to have a Tuesday Nordic Walking group again from 10 January starting at Leyland Tesco Extra carpark.

Chairfit and Seated Pilates – new Chairfit class
If you or a friend have arthritis or mobility issues a good place to start with exercise is a chair based class. Mondays Seated Pilates 12.30am and Wednesdays Chairfit 11.30am. Our new class is on Thursdays 11.15am at St. Mary’s Community Centre on Broadfield Drive.

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 16 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
6.30pm Nordic Walking       Meet Buckshaw Village Tescos Extra

Tuesday 17 January
11.30am Nordic Walking         Meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra carpark                       
1.30pm Zumba Gold               Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 18 January
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 19 January
11.15am Chairfit                       St. Mary’s Community Centre
3.30pm Nordic Walking Well being  Meet Worden Park
6.30pm Zumba                           Prospect House Sandy Lane
7.30pm Pilates                           Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 20 January

9.30am Zumba                           Prospect House Sandy Lan
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 21January
10.30am                                      Nordic Walking meet Worden Park
1.30pm                                        Nordic Walking Technique Course- meet                                                                Worden Park

Love from Diane xxx