Week beginning 30 October – pain

Thank you for being so patient with me as I am dealing with a very painful hip. I have an appointment with the consultant at the end of November and in the meantime, I am learning to use painkillers to get through the day. Thanks to everyone for your advice and tips – it has been really helpful. What has surprised me is what an impact pain has on your everyday life and I know quite a few of my class members have been dealing with pain for some time if not for years. Exercise is really important but it is about finding the right exercise. So for me now, for example, walking a distance is too painful but a static bike is pain-free – hurray. Here are some tips if you are in pain Ways to manage chronic pain – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

No Do Fitness classes at Prospect House and Primrose Gardens week beginning 6 November  
I am taking a bit of time off as I am getting ready to go to an MS retreat organised by the charity Overcoming MS. When my son Yianni died I created a fund in his memory for young people diagnosed with MS to go on his retreat but Covid came so it was put on hold for a few years. It is finally happening. This means a lot to me. Yianni for OMS Bursary Fund – JustGiving

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

Flamenco Evening in Preston Thursday 23 November – no classes that evening
In Zumba we use music from all around the world but primarily Latin-inspired music such as salsa and merengue. I even add some flavours of flamenco to some dances. 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

‘Art of Believing’, by Daniel Martínez Flamenco Company – Bing video

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.

Community News
Magic Voices concert-19 Nov Chorley Town Hall for Derian House
Magic Voices Chorley In Concert | Magic Voices

Chorley Writers present An Evening of Chorley Charm and Whimsical Words at St Mary’s Parish Centre, Devonshire Road Chorley on Friday November 3rd at 7.30pm. Popular former Chorley GP, Dr Clive Barker,  headlines the event alongside Chorley author Linda Sherlock and other local writers.Tickets £5 from the venue, on the night or by emailing Mail@ChorleyWriters.org.uk Proceeds to Derian House and The Alzheimer’s Society.
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 October
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 31 October         
1.30pm Zumba Gold              Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 1 November
9.30am Zumba             Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates           Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Chairfit           Prospect House Sandy Lane
Thursday 2 November
11.15am Chairfit            St.Mary’s Community Centre
6.30pm Zumba              Prospect House Sandy Lane
7.30pm Pilates               Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 3 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