PilatesontheAvenue

Fitness and wellness studio with Pilates, Yoga, Barre and Ballet classes. Currently we're running o

Operating as usual

24/03/2022

Sign up for yoga classes! Be expertly guided through your yoga practice to calm your mind and move better. Whether you're looking for a relaxed class or strength for your sport, we can help.

All levels are welcome.

Yoga with Caroline Tuesdays 6-7pm
Yoga with Anna Thursdays 6-7pm
Yoga with Anna Saturdays 9:30-10:30am

To book or if you have any questions please contact: [email protected] or [email protected]

Classes are booked per month, free trials are available.

10/01/2022

Beginners yoga class

Come and join a small, relaxed yoga class with no pressure to make a particular shape. This yoga will be adapted for your body and is particularly good for keeping your back and body mobile and strong.

- Starting February 3rd 2022 at Pilates on the Avenue, 2A Padwell Road, SO14 6QX.
- Thursday 18.00-19.00
- Β£30 for 4 classes, with the option to continue.

Only 6 places, so message or email [email protected] to secure yours now.

Beginners yoga class

Come and join a small, relaxed yoga class with no pressure to make a particular shape. This yoga will be adapted for your body and is particularly good for keeping your back and body mobile and strong.

- Starting February 3rd 2022 at Pilates on the Avenue, 2A Padwell Road, SO14 6QX.
- Thursday 18.00-19.00
- Β£30 for 4 classes, with the option to continue.

Only 6 places, so message or email [email protected] to secure yours now.

Bethany.

23/07/2021

How do you downdog? Upper back strength is so important to stop you from rounding forward too much (heard of text neck?), and to keep you standing tall. Keeping this same area mobile will help you relax your shoulders and you'll feel comfortable all day long! This month's focus: upper back and shoulders, and a little downdog alignment πŸ˜‰

19/07/2021

We're refreshing some of our equipment, I'm so excited to set up our new.. Well if I've taught you recently you probably know what it is, stay posted when it's all set up there'll be some photos!

I'm thrilled to have a piece of the balance body contrology range at the studio, it's not only beautiful but replicates the original function, style and finish of Joseph Pilates' equipment. Get ready for some classical work in class!



06/07/2021

Come and try yoga, and meet new people. This is a one off class at Pilates on the Avenue hosted through meetup.com. You do need to be a member of the site. https://www.meetup.com/Southampton-20s.../events/279151612

Come and try yoga, and meet new people. This is a one off class through meetup.com. You do need to be a member of the site. https://www.meetup.com/Southampton-20s-30s-Social-Meetup/events/279151612

17/06/2021

Need a yoga class? Now on at the studio. Contact Live Well Yoga - Bethany Norman or [email protected]

Need a yoga class? Check out my classes at PilatesontheAvenue

Timeline photos 20/04/2021

Happy Birthday Jo! I hope you're having a wonderful day and being spoilt, you deserve it.

Joanne Fleet is one of our amazing instructors, if you've been at the studio a while you've probably been taught by her or she's covered one of your classes. Why not send her your birthday wishes!

H x

Timeline photos 17/04/2021

Are you ready to reset your body from months of being stuck at home? Want to start Pilates? We can help you move better.

We'll be starting some new in person group Pilates classes at the studio when we're allowed to open, if you're new to the studio and want to sign up then why not let us know what you're looking for by filling in this form! We'll let you know as soon as we have new classes. Spaces are even more limited than normal because of social distancing restriction, so why not register your interest now!

https://buff.ly/32lCLah

Has one of your friends been talking about finding a Pilates class? Please feel free to share.

H x

04/02/2021

Have you ever wondered what happens to PVC exercise mats when you throw them out? Not good! Here are some other ideas...

A summary of the PVC yoga mat problem, and how to be eco-friendly... Donations, of old but useful mats, are possible to Mayfield Nurseries or https://www.bluecross.org.uk/hampshire-southampton-rehoming-centre

23/11/2020

What are you looking for in a yoga mat? Read on for my guidance...

A new student recently asked me how they should chose which yoga mat to buy, and, after dispensing my wisdom, I thought I would write it all down for anyone else that is interested.

You might be surprised to know that I am in no way encouraging you to go out and buy a new mat immediately. In fact, after starting to investigate the environmental credentials of yoga mats, I have made a resolution not to buy another one if I can help it. There is no getting away from the fact that the vast majority of yoga mats are made from new plastic. I don't want, or need, any more of that in my life.

For those of you who are in the market for a new mat you should consider your needs for cushioning, grip, and weight. So, if that is you, or you are just interested, read on...
https://live-well-yoga.co.uk/how-to-choose-a-yoga-mat/

05/10/2020

I spent this weekend brushing up on my Reformer knowledge with JPilates. We focused on all the progressive exercises, I can't wait to share them with my Reformer people. My back is definitely feeling all the hard work and what a mess behind the camera!

02/10/2020

What is the difference between yoga and Pilates?

Which do you prefer, yoga or Pilates?
(You can also read the transcript here: https://live-well-yoga.co.uk/difference-yoga-pilates/)

27/09/2020

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This is one of my favourite thread the needle exercises. Using a ball means I get a nice smooth rotation in the upper body allowing me to stretch out the top of my shoulders. You have to work hard to keep your hips still, but this is also the benefit of doing this version because you get the disassociation between your hips and your ribs. My other favourite version you can just focus on the stretch, I'll share that one another time!

26/09/2020

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Using a small ball to support your back means you've not got as far to go over in your roll over, and that extra 7 inches really makes it easier when you're starting to add in roll overs to your exercises. If your instructor has added these in to your class why not practice them with a small ball, and you can also do this with a foam roller. Roll overs always starts by pulling your belly button towards your spine and up into your rib cage

25/09/2020

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Double knee fold is another great stability exercise, the small ball really challenges your balance and it means your deep abdominals have to work extra hard to keep you still. If you can't keep still you can do this with one leg at a time. If it's easy, you can try to rely on your arms and hands less by just resting your elbows on the ground. Another great exercise to try at home!

24/09/2020

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Leg slides with a small ball are amazing, they let your foot slide effortlessly along the floor so you can really focus on making sure your hips are stable and not worry about losing your sock with the friction of the floor. It's great for hip stability and finding those deep abdominal muscles. If you have a small ball at home why don't you give it a go!

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The small ball is a great way to enhance your Pilates workout. It tones your abs and inner thighs as well as increasing your strength, endurance and concentration. You can use it partially inflated, where it's great underneath your hips for stability exercises and for relaxing your head on for some lovely mobility work.

I'm going to share with you my favourite exercises with a small ball this week!

What is your favourite exercise? Let us know in the comments!

Timeline photos 18/09/2020

We're still running our ballet classes online. If you've always wanted to try ballet and are worried about starting later, or you've been looking for an open ballet class for adults we've got a class for you. Ballet has so many wonderful benefits, but my favourite is how it can make you forget a stressful day, There's something about the concentration needed to perform movements, the music and the people.

If you have any questions or would like to join, please email our teacher [email protected].

Please share with anyone who might be interested!

Timeline photos 16/09/2020

We're still teaching our barre classes online. We get a lot of work done in our 45 minute classes. I've recently been loving incorporating arms exercises after each section on the barre! This helps build all of those postural muscles that help counter act the hours sitting at our desks and on the sofa. Not to mention all of the standing leg work, perfect for strengthening knees, feet and glutes!

We've got spaces on our Monday 6:30 pm and Thursday 6:00 pm classes.

Please share with anyone who might be interested!

Timeline photos 15/09/2020

Flexibility is so important to maintain, here's a quote from Joe you may have heard before. A lot of the time in class we're articulating through our spine or adding rotation. When we're on the mat, my first mission is to warm up your spine. I love starting class with a spine curl/bridge or roll up.

Functionally we need our flexibility, we use our spine's flexibility daily whether we're picking things up from the floor, reaching for something on a shelf, sitting down, or putting on our socks.

Are you interested in starting a Pilates class? We've got spaces online and very limited spaces at our studio. If this is of interest to anyone you know please share this with them.

Timeline photos 14/09/2020

When most people think about flexibility they think of a gymnasts and circus performers performing seemingly impossible positions like the splits or an extreme backbend. However, we use our flexibility daily whether you are doing laundry, getting into a car, putting on our seat belt on, tying our shoelaces or reaching for something on a shelf.

We can take it for granted, and as the body ages we can loses some of its flexibility. Injury and non-use of the body can bring premature inflexibility. Movement and stretching will help keep you flexible and mobile. One of the easiest ways to stay flexible, or get some flexibility back is to do Pilates!

Are you interested in starting a Pilates class? We've got spaces online and very limited spaces at our studio. If this is suitable for anyone you know please share this with them.

11/09/2020

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Side leg adductor lifts and squeezes work the whole body. Lift both legs up and control them on the way down, it doesn't matter how high you lift them it's all about your alignment and control. When you've done 8, hold at the top in the air and squeeze again with control another 8 times. All your squeezes should be nice and smooth. Don't forget the other side!

Are you missing the magic circle? I'll be teaching a magic circle class in my Wednesday 6:30 pm class on September 30th. If you're an existing member of our studio and have a magic circle at home please contact me if you'd like to join in online, I'll have limited spaces.

10/09/2020

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Hamstring squeeze is another essential magic circle exercise. Exhale press down with your leg that is on top of the circle, see if you can lengthen your spine as you press down. Inhale lift your leg so when you're done you're barely resting on the pad, and don't lose your lift. Great for strengthen hamstrings and posture.

Are you missing the magic circle? I'll be teaching a magic circle class in my Wednesday 6:30 pm class on September 30th. If you're an existing member of our studio and have a magic circle at home please contact me if you'd like to join in online, I'll have limited spaces.

09/09/2020

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Knee squeezes is another essential magic circle exercise. Exhale squeeze the pads together, hold for an inhale and exhale, inhale release with control. A great exercise for the inner line of the body, just try to keep your hips in neutral. You know the next day you'll feel this one!

Are you missing the magic circle? I'll be teaching a magic circle class in my Wednesday 6:30 pm class on September 30th. If you're an existing member of our studio and have a magic circle at home please contact me if you'd like to join in online, I'll have limited spaces.

08/09/2020

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One of my favourite things to do is just to breathe with the magic circle. Gently pulling the pads on the magic circle a part as my lungs fill with air and push them together when I exhale finding length through my spine. It's a perfect exercise to begin a workout with, it allows you to really focus on your body. Try it seated, standing or lying down!

Are you missing the magic circle? I'll be teaching a magic circle class in my Wednesday 6:30 pm class on September 30th. If you're an existing member of our studio and have a magic circle at home please contact me if you'd like to join in online, I'll have a limited number of spaces.

Timeline photos 07/09/2020

The magic circle is a such a versatile tool, it was created by Joseph Pilates. It's intended to help you find your centre. It's called many names, fitness circle, exercise ring, Pilates ring, or fitness ring, but "magic circle" is my favourite. It rumour that Joe originally made the magic circle from the ring used around a keg.

I can't think of a better tool that enables you to find your inner thighs, your centre, and help with your breathing. I'm going to share with you my favourite exercises with the circle this week!

What's your favourite exercise? Why don't you let us know in the comments!

Timeline photos 04/09/2020

We are still teaching online, if you fancy trying something new like barre, yoga or Pilates why not give it a try!

Taking live class online with us means we can give you corrections under a watchful eye, don't be tempted by classes where teachers can't see you. It can be easy to perform the exercises without engaging or sequencing the correct muscles, this limits the benefits and could cause injury.

I remember one of my mentors saying that a Cirque du Soleil acrobat joined her class, she said he was able to perform the exercises beautifully, but after class he said it was very quad heavy which is not where he should have been feeling it! Just because you look like you're making the right movements, it does not mean your doing it right. That's what we're here for, to help you find the right technique.

Please share this with anyone who might be interested in one of our classes x

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Location

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2a Padwell Road
Southampton
SO14 6QX

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 9pm
Tuesday 9am - 9pm
Wednesday 9am - 9pm
Thursday 9am - 9pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm

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