Week beginning 30 January – why dancing is so good for you.

It is nearly February, and we are starting to notice some signs of Spring in Worden Park like the change in the bird song and daffodils shoots coming up. Getting out and about in fresh air is really uplifting. I try as much as possible to get out once a day even in the rain! I always feel better.

Why dance (and Zumba) is so good for you.
Below is a really good video clip about dance and why it is good for you and a bit of history too. One of the commentators is Dr Peter Lovatt a professor of dance psychology. He says just 10 minutes of dance provides a thorough workout for the body and brain, raising the heart-beat, causing the release of feel good endorphins. When we are dancing we are in the moment too so it is really good for stress relief.
Why dancing is key to our humanity – BBC Reel

Saturday 11 February No Nordic Walking
Sorry no Nordic Walking that day I am away at a Zumba Convention.

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 – 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 30 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 31 January
11.30am Nordic Walking         Meet Leyland Tesco’s Extra carpark              
1.30pm Zumba Gold               Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 1 February
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 2 February
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 3 February

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 4 February
10.30am                                      Nordic Walking meet Worden Park

Love from Diane xxx