Week beginning 20 March, Easter Holiday dates and Zoom Pilates

In my job you never stop learning and I love that about it. At the moment I am doing a specialist course in Exercise for Long Term Neurological Conditions. It involves a lot of study but it means I feel more confident with conditions like Parkinson’s, MS and Stroke which class members have had over the years I have been teaching fitness. This is why I am taking 4 days off from classes in April to do my exams and practical assessments.

Healthy Spine
Joseph Pilates said: ‘A man is as young as his spine’ (and of course he meant women too.) For those of you who attend Pilates you are already doing a great job to keep your spine healthy, flexible and youthful. Here are some reminders:
 9 tips for a healthy spine – Rest Less

Pilates on Zoom starts Tuesdays 7pm 11 April 
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.

Easter Teddies and Bunnies Gifts
A wonderful class member has been busy again knitting Easter bunnies and teddies to raise funds for our local MS Society. They are wonderful gifts and cost only £5. Thank you Judith for all your hard work.

Easter holiday dates and days off for training in April
No classes Good Friday 7 April or Easter Monday 10 April
No daytime classes from Tuesday 18 April to Friday 21 April (4 days) due to training course.

Chair Exercise classes for Progress Housing residents
If you know anyone who lives in a Progress Housing home please tell them about a class available for them. It is Chairfit Mondays 3pm Lower House Community Centre Welsby Road Leyland. For more information they can ring me on 07818444841. 

Chairfit and Seated Pilates 
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             Prospect House
Wednesdays Chairfit       11.30am             Prospect House
Thursdays Chairfit           11.15am             St. Mary’s Community Centre on Broadfield Drive.

Class member news – Art group
A new short course for a small group to practise drawing and painting skills using industrial landscape as a subject for inspiration.  Run by qualified tutor, artist Rebecca Freear. 
Contact Rebecca for more information, email rfreear@gmail.com or chat on the ‘phone 07947 162881. 

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 20 March
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 21 March
11.30am Nordic Walking         Meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra carpark              
1.30pm Zumba Gold               Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 22 March
9.30am Zumba                        Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates                       Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Chairfit                      Prospect House Sandy Lane
Thursday 23 March
11.15am Chairfit                       St. Mary’s Community Centre
3.30pm Nordic Walking Wellbeing   Worden Park
6.30pm Zumba                          Prospect House Sandy Lane
7.30pm Pilates                           Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 24 March
9.30am Zumba                           Prospect House Sandy Lane
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 LaneSaturday 25 March
10.30am Nordic walking               meet Worden Park