I will be taking some time off in August to coincide with my husband’s hip replacement surgery. We are just waiting for the date of the operation. I will let you know as soon as we know. He has been keeping as fit as possible replacing walking or running with gentle cycling and rowing to have less weight bearing on the joint. All being well this will mean he recovers quickly after surgery. Anyone waiting for or recovering from hip or knee replacement surgery there are lots of options such as Nordic Walking, Seated Pilates, Chairfit, Pilates and Zumba Gold. And I have seen people recover remarkably well!
Here are some more low impact exercise ideas:
15 low impact exercise ideas – Rest Less
Next Nordic Walking Technique Course Saturday 23 July 1.30pm
For anyone who wants to learn how to Nordic Walk the next course is Saturday at 1.30pm Worden Park.
Friday evening guided summer walks – open to all
Our Friday evening summer walks are open to non-Nordic Walkers too now. We do walk at a reasonable pace with some hill climbs on certain walks.
Zumbathons in August
I will be taking part in two Zumbathons in early August. One is to raise funds for the MS Society is in Penwortham
on Saturday 6 August I will be dancing with another Zumba teacher who has MS called Jaime who has organised it all.
and the other one is for the East Lancashire Hospice is in Houghton Charity Zumbathon | Facebook on Sunday 7 August with Lucy Wishart which I have tickets for in class.
Starter Circuits has begun again Fridays at 1.15pm at Prospect House
Many people had asked for Starter Circuits to come back. This class is on Fridays at 1.15pm. It is a 45 minute class working on strength, balance and cardio-vascular fitness for people who want to start getting fit again after a break from exercise.
Cancelling a class
Please do this on Gymcatch before the start of the class. Gymcatch will then give you a class credit automatically. If you need to contact me while I am teaching please send me a text and I will phone you after I have finished teaching.
The Do Fitness Private Facebook Group
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
Freddie Flintoff’s Field of Dreams
The BBC mini series about Freddie Flintoff starting a cricket team film in Preston and Leyland is quite charming and thought provoking to watch and you will see places and people you recognise from around Leyland.BBC iPlayer – Freddie Flintoffs Field of Dreams
One of our class members is offering an Art Retreat at the beautiful Brinscall Hall:
Summer Art Retreat Sun 24th, Mon 25th July 2022
I am offering two days of relaxing and refreshing creativity in the lovely, peaceful Brinscall Hall and gardens in Lancashire.
Participants can come to one or both days which begin at 10am and end at 4pm.
Previous experience in art practice isn’t essential as individual guidance and support will be given. Activities are designed to provide a focus of calming activity while you benefit from the soothing beauty of the surroundings.
Contact me through my website http://rebeccafreear.com/ or via ‘phone or email. Happy to chat with you to answer any questions