Week beginning Monday 23 October

I had a stand at the Menopause Fair at the Civic Centre in Leyland last weekend. It was organised by an amazing local group which you can join on Facebook (1) Menopause Support Group | Facebook It is a really wonderful initiative to raise awareness and understanding about this stage in women’s lives. One of the symptoms can be Brain Fog which can really impact on memory and speed of thinking and indeed our confidence. Here is a really good article about it:10 ways to beat brain fog – Rest Less

Defibrillator training 
Thanks to all who attended the CPR and Defibrillator training last week. All agreed it was very informative and gave us more confidence about what to do in such an emergency. Thank you to the North West Ambulance First Responders who delivered the session. If you couldn’t make it but want to know more about what to do here is a useful video How to use a defibrillator | St John Ambulance (sja.org.uk)

No classes at Prospect House and Primrose Gardens  week beginning 6 November

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

Monday 23 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 24 October
11.30am Nordic Walking        Leyland Tesco’s Extra carpark – meet without Diane no need to book             
1.30pm Zumba Gold              Primrose Gardens Fleet Street Chorley

Wednesday 25 October
9.30am Zumba             Prospect House Sandy Lane
10.30am Pilates           Prospect House Sandy Lane
11.30am Chairfit           Prospect House Sandy Lane
Thursday 26 October
11.15am Chairfit            St.Mary’s Community Centre
6.30pm Zumba              Prospect House Sandy Lane
7.30pm Pilates               Prospect House Sandy Lane

Friday 27 October
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