Week beginning 20 November, Christmas holiday dates and Christmas lunches

Well, quite a few things have happened since I sent out my last email. I was able to get an earlier appointment with the Orthopaedic consultant and I am now on the waiting list for a new hip. Thank goodness for modern medicine! Again thank you everyone for your advice and care. 

Christmas dates for Do Fitness classes
Last class – Tuesday 12 December
Start again – Wednesday 3 January 2024

Christmas lunches

Monday 18 December 12 noon Christmas Buffet at Worden Hall Leyland £30
Tuesday 19 December 12 noon at Bees Kitchen Chorley £20
Booking is essential by paying in class so I can give the numbers to the venues. Please let me know if you would like the vegan options.

Yianni for Overcoming MS
I went on the retreat organised by Overcoming MS near Bath. It was a truly life-changing guiding us through all the evidence about nutrition, exercise and relaxation and the impact on MS. I am really lucky as I have what is known as Relapsing-Remitting MS so I tend to recover after each relapse (although not totally) eg my speech came back and the use of my leg and hand. There are different kinds of MS and many younger people in their 20s and 30s can get it which is why I set up the bursary fund in memory of my late son Yianni. Covid came and delayed things but I met the first recipient of the bursary on the retreat. He is the same age YIanni would have been. He thanked you all from the bottom of his heart for the opportunity to be there.
Yianni for Overcoming MS Bursary Fund | Overcoming MS
One of my class members has donated brand-new gym bags and yoga mats for me to sell to raise more money for the fund. Let me know if you want one for Christmas presents.They are £15. Thank you Harry.

Information for Nordic Walking Groups
For the time being Tuesday and Saturday groups are still meeting without me at the same time. If you need contact details of anyone please get in touch with me. 

Flamenco Evening in Preston Thursday 23 November – no classes that evening
There is an opportunity to experience an evening of flamenco music and dance in Preston at Preston Playhouse in November.
Art of Believing – Flamenco – Preston Playhouse 2023

Christmas fundraiser campaign
Our amazing class member Lynne has knitted beautiful Christmas stockings to raise money for the Leyland and Chorley MS Society available to buy in class £5.

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 November
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

Tuesday 21 November       
1.30pm Zumba Gold              Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 22 November
9.30am Zumba             Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates           Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Chairfit           Prospect House Sandy Lane
Thursday 23 November
11.15am Chairfit            St.Mary’s Community Centre

Friday 24 November
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