Fitness & Gym

Fitness AGM MInutes June 2019

Activities include aerobics classes, abdominal classes, circuit and weight training all led by qualified instructors.
The Fitness Suite (multi-gym) is well equipped to provide the individual with their aerobic needs and our group sessions have shown that fitness can be fun.
We have a range of fitness classes to suit your needs at reasonable prices.




Pilates at The Avenue, An internationally recognised form of holistic/mind-body type of exercise. Pilates means working from a mat to exercise muscles such as the lower back and abdominals in a safe and beneficial way. This class also improves your posture and tone by using lengthening, strengthening and stretching exercises.

Anneli Griffiths 07968 481935

Gillian Burn 07831 526531

John Spencer 07970 598080

Class descriptions

Circuits - Following a set routine between stations at quick intervals with some serious motivation from your coach. A whole body workout especially good for muscular strength and endurance. Its a great class to do with your friend or partner

HIIT, or high-intensity interval training, is a training technique in which you give all-out, one hundred percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short, sometimes active, recovery periods. This type of training gets and keeps your heart rate up and burns more fat in less time

Pilates - A holistic mat based exercise class that focuses on core postural muscles and developing body alignment. This class improves posture and tone by using lengthening, strengthening and stretching exercises 

Spinning - Every class is a little different, but one of the great things about the Spinning program is that it is adaptable to your fitness level. Remember that there's no competition. Listen to your body and adjust the resistance on your bike accordingly. If you're a first timer, let your instructor know. He or she can make sure your bike is properly adjusted

Stretch and Tone - A mat based class focusing on strengthening the whole body

Lower back class - A mat based class focusing on the lower back, An initial consultation is required before joining this class. Please call Anneli on 07968 481935 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Kettle Bells- Is a all over body workout, with just one piece of equipment.

Please note:

Please arrive in time to start the class

Bring a towel and water to the class

The timetable is subject to change at the club’s discretion. Changes will be placed on gym notice board

Are you a gym member? You can find a copy of the gym bye-laws here ==> byelaws

You can find the resistance training guidelines here ==> resistance training


Instructor profiles

Pete Davies

Pete Davies - Level 4 Advanced Personal Trainer (Register of Exercise Professionals) 


  • I have 20 years experience in the Health & Fitness Sector
  • My main full time role within the Health & Leisure Sector is managing and evaluating Health and Fitness facilities at various locations throughout the country and working in conjunction the The Fitness Industry Association (FIA)
  • I am also currently employed full time as an External Verifier for an Awarding Body
  • I have been a Personal Trainer to a number of clients that have included Sally Gunnell OBE and Mark Roe (Golf)
  • I have enjoyed many years of participation in various sports such as Football, Tennis & Squash 

Expertise & Qualifications

  • Level 3 Certified Personal Trainer with The National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Level 3 Award in Swimming Pool Plant Operations
  • Level 4 Certificate in Exercise for the Management of Low Back Pain
  • A1 Assessor Certificate
  • V1 Internal Verifier Award
  • V2 External Verifier Award
  • Specialising in Low Back Pain Management, Stability/Fit Ball, Group Cycling or Spinning, Circuit Training, Exercise to Music, Gym and Weight Training Classes 

Cost: £35 per hour. Discounts for block bookings. Group training also available 

Telephone: 07759 403149 


Maggie Clarke

Maggie Clarke - Pilates Instructor (REPS accredited)

I am enthusiastic, friendly and passionate about Health & Fitness. With my broad knowledge of general fitness, I am dedicated to helping you attain your goals.


  • I have over 10 years experience in Health & Fitness
  • I have been regularly teaching classes to people of all ages
  • I have been responsible for the Co-ordination of classes within the Health & Fitness Industry with David Lloyd Leisure
  • I have empathy when training people
  • I can give confidence & self esteem


  • YMCA Exercise to Music
  • YMCA Step Exercise to Music
  • YMCA Aqua
  • YMCA Exercise to Music for the Older Person
  • Stott Mat Pilates

Fully insured

First Aid qualified


Anneli Boggust

Anneli Boggust - Personal Trainer 

I am passionate about healthy lifestyle choices, sport and fitness, especially running half marathons, mountain biking, snowboarding & windsurfing.
I enjoy helping others to reach their potential.


  • Diploma in Personal Training - Level 3
  • GP Exercise Referral - Level 3
  • Gym Instructor - Level 2 
  • Circuit Training Instructor
  • First Aid
  • Kettlebell training
  • Nutritional Adviser

 How I can help you

  • I will help you reach your goals & get the very best out of each workout in a fun, challenging & rewarding way taking your ability to a new high. 
  • With the right combination of exercise, nutrition, motivation & guidance, you will leave my sessions feeling energised, happier, healthier & fitter.
  • Reap the benefits of a healthier lifestyle by reaching your potential! 

Training specialities

I specialise in: lower back pain, sports specifics, nutrition, postural correctness, weight management and toning. 

I can help you benefit from my expertise whether you:

  • Are new to exercise 
  • Have reached a plateau 
  • Want to increase your aerobic fitness levels
  • Wish to improve your flexibility
  • Are a sports enthusiast 
  • Need to elevate lower back pain
  • Want to lose weight

Telephone: 0796 848 1935

Please feel free to come and have a chat with me when you see me at the club or pick up one of my cards.


Ross Cooper

Ross Cooper - Personal Trainer Level 3 (YMCA)


  • I have been Personal Training since June 2006. I have always been interested in sports and fitness.
    It was when I was backpacking in 2004/05 that I decided what I wanted in a career was to help people.
    The obvious thing was to become a fitness instructor.
  • I currently run an evening and morning Fat Loss Boot Camp in Portsmouth, and I’m looking to set up more over 2011
  • I make exercise fun and enjoyable with my friendly enthusiastic nature
  • I have a real passion for helping people
  • I am empathetic with my clients
  • I have vast experience of training around various conditions, injuries and levels of fitness
  • My client age range is from 12 - 70
  • Interests

My interests are playing and watching Football, Running, Gym, Classes, Surfing, Golf, Travel and Socialising.


  • I currently teach Circuits and Fitball here at the Avenue, I also run Fat Loss Boot Camps in Portsmouth.
  • I have taught various classes, Boxercise, Circuits, Body Conditioning, Fitball and Abs.


  • Level 2 CYQ Gym and Circuit Instructor (2005/2006)
  • Level 3 CYQ Personal Trainer award (2006/2007)
  • Fitball Instructor (2008)
  • Boxercise Instructor (2008)
  • NPLQ Pool Lifeguard (2008)
  • Level 2 CYQ Children’s Fitness (2009)
  • Kettlebell instructor (2010)
  • Level 2 Exercise to Music Instructor(2010)

What can I do for you?

  • I can offer you motivation with varied exercises to keep it fun and challenging
  • I have helped clients lose up to 1 stone and 11 inches around the body in just 4 weeks
  • I can help you change your lifestyle and the way you think about Exercise and Nutrition
  • I can help you feel more healthy and energetic

Whether you are looking for short term or long term goals, I can help you with Personal Training one – one or in a small group, I can train you in my local park, in the comfort of your own home or here at the Avenue gym.

If you feel that you could benefit from my help then contact me

Telephone: 0770 876 6084

Cost £30 per hour. Discounts for block or group bookings.

FREE initial fitness assessment.