Week beginning 7 November and how is your balance?

Welcome to you if you have joined one of our Do Fitness classes recently. I send our newsletter out every Sunday morning, so you know what is coming up in the next week and of course the timetable is on Gymcatch via Timetable and book a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden. I also try to include health and fitness tips for any issues that have an impact on my class members.

How is your balance?
When I had my first major MS episode or relapse which led to my diagnosis my balance was really impacted. It was frightening to fall so easily and I started to use a walking stick. Fortunately I recovered enough to teach classes again. I realised that balance was so important and can be practised and improved. So in classes such as Pilates I try to give you as many different balance challenges as possible including the balance hedgehogs. Keep practising it could make a massive difference to your quality of life. Here are some useful links to give you ideas:

Balance exercises – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Balance Exercises for Seniors: 11 Moves to Try (healthline.com)

Can you stand on one leg for 10 seconds? Why balance could be a matter of life and death – and how to improve yours | Health & wellbeing | The Guardian

Next Nordic Walking Technique Course
Our next Nordic Walking Technique course is on Saturday 12 November 1.30pm meeting on Worden Park. To book go to Timetable and book a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden

Chairfit and Seated Pilates
If you or a friend have arthritis a good place to start with exercise is a chair based class. Mondays Seated Pilates 12.30am and Wednesdays Chairfit 11.30am.

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

All classes can be booked through Gymcatch onBook a class – Do Fitness with Diane Oakden

Monday 7 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
6.30pm Nordic Walking       Meet Buckshaw Village Tescos Extra

Tuesday 8 November
1.30pm Zumba Gold               Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 9 November
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 10 November
3.30pm Nordic Walking Well being  Meet Worden Park
6.30pm Zumba                           Prospect House Sandy Lane
7.30pm Pilates                           Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 11 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 Barre/Standing Pilates Prospect House Sandy Lane
1.15pm Starter Circuits               Prospect House Sandy Lane

Saturday 12 November
10.30am                                      Nordic Walking meet Paradise Lane
1.30pm                                        Nordic Walking Technique Course -meet                                                                Worden Park

Love from Diane xxx