Athlete Strength & Conditioning Classes

As the season is coming to an end, it is time to start thinking about the off-season. There are a few questions worth asking yourself…..

  1. What are your plans to keep the fitness that you have gained and look great over summer?
  2. Did you have injuries this season that may have been prevented if you were stronger or fitter to start the season?
  3. Did your fitness or strength let you down this year?

Research shows us that approximately 60% of all injuries can be prevented with the correct conditioning and fitness training. The nature of sport with its explosive movements, repeated landings and sudden changes of direction means that injury risk is significantly increased. Our team has extensive experience in sports physiotherapy and understands the pressures that dynamic sport places on the body.

After a summer of sitting on our beautiful beaches, we need to ensure that your body is prepared for the pressures that our chosen sport places on the body. The body can be overloaded, increasing our risk of injury, if we place too much stress on getting fit and strong during the season.Read More

Clinical Pilates

Research published in 2011 defines Pilates as a mind–body exercise that encompasses strength, core stability, flexibility, muscle control, posture and breathing (Wells et al, 2012).

I have been a Physiotherapist now for 8 years, teaching Pilates for 2 years and playing National level hockey.  Below are some of my favourite parts of Pilates classes, both teaching and participating in them weekly.

–          The calmness that it brings to your body and breathing

–          The control you need to gain to improve and seeing the improvements

–          How much you begin to understand your body, its immobility, weaknesses and strengths

–          The challenge to move in ways you didn’t realise were possible

–          How daily life, postures, trainings, stressors can affect how we move

–          The balance it brings each day by taking time to be mindful and calm before returning to reality

–          Feeling my tummy and bum muscles working!!Read More

Yoga Classes Now at Avenues!

 

Avenues Physio-fitness is excited to announce Gaynor Wilkie, qualified yoga instructor, is joining our team. Classes commence Wednesday 11th April at 5:30pm and spaces are limited. These classes are designed for any age and ability and no previous yoga experience is required. Yoga has many proven benefits including improving flexibility, muscle strength and tone, improving respiration, improved athletic performance and enhanced respiratory and cardiovascular health. So sign up now by calling our friendly reception team- spaces are limited!

Dietitian at Avenues!

Dietician Hannah Keddell to be renting a room at Avenues Physio-Fitness. 

Avenues Physio-Fitness is delighted that Hannah Keddell will be working out of our new rooms at 575 Cameron Road from mid January. Hannah runs The Weight Management Clinic and is a New Zealand registered Dietitian. Check out her website for more details www.weightmanagement.co.nz

Talk with us or Hannah directly to book an appointment.