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Tuesday 5th December 2017

 

Christmas Class Schedule!

Hi Everyone & Happy Christmas!

So with Christmas time comes along lots of socialising and organising and that means less time for us to do our own thing to a degree and we find class numbers can be quite erratic so we have a few classes in the next few weeks that will be off the timetable until the new year. I hope that you will be able to make it along to a few classes and I apologise if your usual class is not running.

There is one class cancellation on Tuesday 5 December to the 5.30pm Bums and Tums class due to a school production in the main hall, the 6.45pm Yoga/Pilates class will be on though.  Please see timetable below and the news page.  All classes return to normal, Tuesday 2nd January 2017.

And so finally I’d just like to wish a very Merry Christmas to you and hope you have a lovely break and I look forward to seeing you soon!

Healthy best wishes

AJx

enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Sunday 29th October 2017

Class time changes - 7, 8 & 9 November

Hi Everyone

I hope that this email finds you fit and well … As you know I never like to interrupt the continuity of the class schedule unless it is out of my control and I’m sorry but we have a little hiccup coming up on the week commencing the 6th November at Rose Hill Primary School.

The School has a week of Parent Consultations of which they use the main hall to take them in. What it will, therefore, mean for us is that we won’t be able to use the hall until after 6pm on Tuesday 7, Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 November. However what I can offer for you in that week is a slightly changed schedule I would really appreciate it if you could let me know if you can still attend the class as I know for some of you the class time is a factor for coming from work and also feeding families and transport times. On Wednesday 8 November I will have to cancel the 5.30pm Step class as I have to travel to Witney also that evening so I cannot run the class any later unfortunately.

Tuesday 7 - Thursday 9 November

  • Monday 6 November:   All normal classes and times;
  • Tuesday 7 November:  6.00pm Bums and Tums /  7.10pm Yoga/Pilates;
  • Wednesday 8 November:   6.35pm Sweat & Pilates;
  • Thursday 9 November:   6.00pm AeroToning / 7.10pm Yoga.

As I said if you could book with me if you can still make it along to the class, then I will go ahead and run with this, if there is a very low number of people booked on then I will let the people know who booked, that the class will not be running for that week only.

Sorry again for the disruption.

Best wishes

AJx

enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Thursday 12th October 2017

Thursday 19 October, Rose Hill School Class cancellations

Hi Everyone!

I hope that this email finds you healthy and well and that you are back into your fitness stride after the summer!

If you’ve dropped out of the loop for whatever reason, please let me invite you back along to our ajactive classes! I know life gets in the way sometimes, I totally understand, but I can genuinely say, being active in any way you can will help you to feel better. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about training and classes if you’ve been through a difficult time lately.
 
We have one evening coming up though for which unfortunately there will be no classes. Thursday 19 October at Rose Hill Primary School will be the night for the children’s Halloween party so the hall will be taken up with that. The classes that will not be running that evening are the 5.45pm Aero toning and the 7.00pm Yoga class.  I’m sorry about the disruption. I will though swop the Wednesday (18 October) night 5.30pm Step to Aero Toning as the Step class is repeated on Saturdays. Colleen’s 6.35pm Sweat and Pilates will be the same.
 
That’s all for now, please don't hesitate to contact or catch me at class if you have any queries.

Healthy best wishes

AJx

enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Monday 31st July 2017

August Class changes / First Aid Course

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are either having or have had a lovely summer break!

Just to say for the main part, classes continue in all venues through the summer although we do have a few interruptions which I’d like to make you aware of particularly if you’ve been out of your usual routine and miss these flag-ups in the classes.

August Updates

Friday 4 August:
- No 11.00am Bums & Tums Class at Rose Hill Community Centre
No 1.00pm Pilates Class at Step2 in Cassington

Friday 11 August:
- No 1.00pm Pilates Class at Step2 Studio in Cassington

Friday 25 August:
- No 11.00am Bums & Tums Class at Rose Hill Community Centre
- No 1.00pm Pilates Class at Step2 in Cassington

Saturday 26 August:
- No 10.00am Step Class at Rose Hill Primary School
- No 11.15am Yoga Class at Rose Hill Primary School

Monday 28 August:
- No classes due to Bank Holiday

Friday 1 September:
- No 11.00am Bums & Tums Class at Rose Hill Community Centre
- No 1.00pm Pilates Class at Step2 in Cassington

Just to clarify the only 1pm Pilates at Step2 in Cassington will be on Friday 18 August, sorry for the disruption but all will be back to normal on Friday 8 September onwards.

 

First Aid Course

We have a few spaces available for people to join us on a privately run First Aid Course on Sunday 17 September. It will be run at Step2 Studio in Cassington and is a full day. Please let me know if you like to update your qualification with us and I will pass on further details to you.
 
Please let me know if you have any queries about classes but I hope to see you soon in one of them!

Healthy, happy best wishes

AJx

enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Friday 23rd June 2017

June & July Class changes

Hi Everyone!

I I hope you’ve been enjoying the fine weather we’ve been having lately and I know the holiday season is hitting so if that’s why I’ve not seen you I hope you’ve had a fab time!

June updates

I just would like to update you on a few changes to the regular timetable, some dates you’ve had before, some are new.
There will be no lunchtime Pilates class at the Old Fire Station on Thursday 29thJune due to an event being held there that week.

July updates

The Saturday July 1st classes are back to normal due to Rose Hill Primary School now holding their school fete on the Friday instead.

There will be no classes at Rose Hill Primary School on the evening of Tuesday 4th July but  I have booked the Rose Hill Community Centre Ballroom from 5.45-6.45pm and I will run a half aerobics half Pilates/Yoga class on that evening. Similarly this will happen on Tuesday 18th Julyno classes at Rose Hill Primary school but I have booked the Rose Hill Community Centre again and I shall run a similar class but on the Wednesday 19th July we are unable to use the Rose Hill School and unfortunately we will not have any classes that evening so that will mean no 5.30pm Step and not 6.35pm Sweat and Pilates with Colleen.

I’m very sorry for the disruption but that should be it for the time being as the school holidays will start shortly after and we will continue with our usual timetable.

I will endeavour to keep everything going although we are going through a challenging time with class numbers so please check the website if you have been away from us for a while, just to make sure the class you have been to before is still running. Obviously if we find a class is not being attended we will have to take it off the timetable. Those of you currently attending will be aware of the situation anyway and I’ll always give you notice if I need to re-gig things.

Healthy best wishes

AJx

enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Class cancellations for half term week

Hi Everyone!

I hope this email finds you well and you are keeping up with life . . . generally!

We have a few class cancellations that I’d like to make you aware of, I will be taking a little break but as always I like to keep the continuity of classes as consistent as I can for you. Unfortunately there are a few classes that we’ll be suspending over the half term break.

May Half Term Week

There will be no classes at Millbrook House, Milton on Wednesday 31 May, Thursday 1 June and Friday 2 June. There will be no 11.00am Bums and Tums class at Rose Hill Community Centre on Friday 2 June and no 1.00pm Pilates class at Step2 studio in Cassington. And finally, no 10.00am Step class on Saturday 3 June, although there will still be the Yoga class at 11.15am, both of which are at Rose Hill Primary School. I’m really sorry for the in convenience and all will return to normal week starting Monday 5 June.

June

Moving on to Thursday 15 June, there is a school function on in the evening of that day which means Rose Hill Primary School classes will not run but the daytime classes elsewhere will still be on.
 
Then on to Thursday 29 June, at the Old Fire Station they have a daytime function on so the Pilates class at 12.10pm will not be on that day.

July

And just one more date, on Saturday 1 July, Rose Hill Primary School have their Summer Fayre on and will need the hall. I can run a class at 9.00am which would probably be the Step class but then I could run the Yoga class on Sunday 2 July at the same time of 11.15am. I will be asking for people to let me know if they can attend these classes and if there is a low number of bookings I will have to cancel these classes but if people are around I will certainly keep them going at these different times for just that weekend.
 
Thank you in advance for your patience, it is always a very busy time of year but hopefully you can make it to other classes if your usual class is suspended.
Please contact me if you have any queries.
 
Healthy best wishes

AJx

enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Stepathon! Sunday 7th May

Hi Everyone!

I held back on this email as Vibe Fitness were not sure if they’d go ahead with the Stepathon but now they are and I’d love for you to join us!

Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre
Leys Pool and Leisure Centre, Pegasus Road 
Blackbird Leys, Oxford OX4 6JL

I know there has been a problem with the Just Giving page so if it makes it easier you can book with me and pass the money on to me and I can let Vibe know and we’ll add the money on altogether. You can also give the money on the day too but if you could book with me that would help to sort out numbers and availability of the Steps. Of course I’d love your support with me at 2pm but it’ll be great to see and participate in the other teacher’s classes too! I hope you can make it, I have a fun Circle Step routine that I’m going to teach which I hope you’ll enjoy and all for a very good cause!

Any questions please just ask!
 
Healthy best wishes

AJx

enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

 

 

Wednesday 5th April 2017

OFS Pilates this Thursday (6 April) & Easter break

Hi Everyone!

I hope this email finds you well and in good Spring spirits! I just have a couple of reminders for dates of when we have a few classes that won’t be running.

This coming Thursday 6 April, there is no midday Pilates class at the Old Firestation as they have a week long event running. Also with the Easter break coming up there will be no classes running on Good Friday, Saturday 15 April, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Classes will run as usual at Rose Hill School throughout the school holidays.

Stepathon, Sunday 7th May

I am also joining up with Vibe for a Stepathon on Sunday 7th May to raise money for local charities and I’d love for you to join me as I teach a Step class along side some of their Vibe teachers. It’ll be a really fun day and I’m looking forward to doing something quite special for the day! It will be held at the Blackbird Leys Leisure Centre.

Ok that’s all from me for now, please feel free to contact me if you have any queries.

Healthy best wishes to you

AJx

enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Tuesday 21st February 2017

AJactive Social, Sat 4 March 2017

Hi Everyone!

I hope this email finds you healthy and well and you’re making a good headway into new year fitness!

AJactive Evening Out, Saturday 4th March, All Bar One

Just to give you a little more information for the social night out on Saturday 4 March. The meeting venue is All Bar One on the High Street in Oxford city centre at 7.00pm.

I have an area booked for drinks only, please feel free to come along earlier for a bite to eat, they do lovely food but I am just using the booked area for drinks this time. I have around 25 of you on my list but please let me know if you can make it but havn’t spoken to me yet. I’d love to see you out for a chat and a laugh!

Hoodie Order
I am currently putting together a hoodie order for my branded tops. We are also doing some tee shirts and long sleeved tops, please see me at class for details and ordering.

March Classes: Cancellations,
Friday 17th March

Looking forward to the middle of March, there is one date, Friday 17th March where the classes will be cancelled due to me being away at the Blackpool Fitness Convention.  These classes are:

  • 11.00am Bums & Tums, Rose Hill Community Centre;
  • 1.00pm Pilates at Step2, Cassington;
  • 5.00pm Yoga, Millbrook House, Milton.

Classes will run as normal on Saturday 18 March with Colleen covering for me.

Class Prices
Lastly, and this is never easy for me but I have been advised to raise my class cost in line with other instructors. Let me first say I am always open to discussion on this subject, if you are on benefits or low income wages I totally understand and we can come to an agreement personally for your situation, I never want to price myself out for people to not be able to afford to join me. My rent costs have increased by 25% and I have not as yet changed my class cost to cover this. So it is with a heavy heart I put forward these new suggestions so that I can carry on with the variety of classes and times that I am offering at the moment.

  • The £6.00 classes are to go up to £7.50;
  • Saturday Yoga (2 hour class) £12.00;
  • £7.00 classes go up to £7.50;
  • £5.00 classes increase to £6.00;
  • The £49 monthly membership to go up to £54 and the £60 membership to go to £64.
I look to put this forward to change from the beginning of March. Please though, if you do not agree with my changes, I would rather know than lose you as a valued participant, this is hard enough to do without me upsetting anyone!

 

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Best wishes.

AJx

enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Sunday 8th January 2017

Class time change on Thursdays . . .

Hi Everyone!

Happy New Year!

Ok so time to get back into things! I have one small change to Thursday evening classes at Rose Hill Primary School. We will be running the Aero Toning class at 5.45pm until 6.45pm which I hope will help with travelling for some of you and the Ball and Balance class will be coming off the timetable. Yoga will run as usual at 7pm.

I have some new things that I am working on at the moment and whilst I love all the classes running as they are, there a few classes that are not being attended to as well as others so I may give them a little face lift and shift things around a little! If the later time works better for you please let me know as I know how difficult it can be getting around Oxford at certain times and maybe we should shift times on other days too. The Ball and Balance will re appear in the toning work in other classes so please, those of you who have been very loyal to that class, I’m not letting it disappear!

AJactive Evening Out
Also I mentioned before Christmas that I’d like to put together an ajactive evening out. If I could offer up the date of Saturday 4 March. Please let me know if you could make that date and I’ll organise a venue.
 
Here’s a big cheer to 2017! Let’s make it a year of being fabulously fit!!

Healthy warm wishes.

AJx

enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Wednesday 7th December 2016

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Christmas Class Timetable!

Hi Everyone & Merry Christmas!

I know for us all this is a very hectic time of year.. Lovely but busy! It is understandable class numbers dip around December and so I have below outlined a temporary timetable for the week starting Monday 12 December and onwards. I will be in Oxford this Christmas too so I will be putting on a few classes in the break between Christmas and New Year. I will be taking bookings for these classes though and if a class doesn’t have enough people signed on I will let the booked people know of the cancellation. Hopefully though people will enjoy a little work out post Christmas!  Please see the timetable below.

Classes return back to the normal timetable on Tuesday 3 January 2017.
 
I also have not forgotten about arranging an ajactive Christmas get together!! As I said, it seems we are all so busy so I’d love to celebrate the New Year with you in the later end of January, when we all have a little more time!! I really hope you’ll be able to join me!
 
Have a lovely Christmas and healthy happy best wishes for the New Year. 2017 here we come!!

AJx

enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Monday 10th October 2016

October class cancellations . . .

Hi Everyone!

I hope that you are feeling good and getting your healthy routine back into action! I’m afraid there are a few classes that will not be running in October that I just wanted to let you be aware of.

There will not be a class this Friday 14 October at Rose Hill Community Centre at 11am due to an event taking place in the ballroom. All other classes that day are running though and the class will run the week after.

There is a Halloween party for the children on Thursday 20 October at Rose Hill Primary School just in evening so no classes will run that night. I will also swop the Body Toning class to Wednesday night at 5.30pm instead of the Step class, just for that one week so that more people get to have their work outs that week. Thank you in advance for working with this as I know some of you like taking part in the Step class.

Moving on to half term week (24-28 October), I will be away for that week but the wonderful Colleen is going to cover for me, lovely treat for you! There are though just a few classes that will not run, they are: Millbrook House classes; Wednesday 12.05 Yoga; Thursday 9.30am Pilates; Friday 5pm Yoga and also the Friday 1pm Pilates class at Step2 in Cassington.

Sorry for the disruption I hope that you will be able to make it to other classes instead.

I’ll look forward to seeing you soon.

Healthy best wishes

AJx

enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Wednesday 21st September 2016

Let me tell you about Fridays!

Hi Everyone!

Just a few classes I would like to flag up for you as we are getting back into our fitness schedule after the Summer!

Bums & Tums @11.00am

We have a Bums & Tums class on at 11.00am at Rose Hill Community Centre on Fridays. It is half add-on Aerobics and half body toning exercises. We are in the big Bill Buckingham ballroom downstairs which has a fantastic sprung floor which is amazing to train on! Drop-in class.

Pilates @ 1.00pm

At lunchtime at 1.00pm we have a Pilates class on at Step2 Studio at Worton Park near Cassington, all levels of ability welcome, beginners warmly welcome! Please contact me if you’d like to join us as the class numbers can vary and I run the class when there is enough people around to participate.

Yoga @ 5.00pm

In the evening at 5.00pm we have a Yoga class at Millbrook House in Milton Village near Milton Park business park. Again all abilities very welcome, it’s a great way to calm the mind and work out the body all ready for your weekend! Drop-in class.
 
I’d love to see you along to any of these classes, please feel free to contact me if you need more information.
 
Happy healthy best wishes

AJx

enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Wednesday 17th August 2016

Late August class cancellations

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are having a lovely summer and enjoying the warmth and nice long days and of course the amazing Olympics which I’ve been glued to as much as possible!

August Class Changes

I will be taking a little break at the end of August. For most of the schedule the classes will continue in the very safe hands of Colleen but there are a few that I am taking off just for that week. Classes which will be cancelled are:

  • Wednesday 24 August, 12.05pm Yoga at Millbrook House;
  • Thursday 25 August, 9.30am Pilates at Millbrook House;
  • Friday 26 August, 1.00pm Pilates in Cassington (Step2) and 5.00pm Yoga at Millbrook House;
  • Wednesday 31 August, 12.05pm Yoga at Millbrook House.

All will return to normal evening of 31 August.  Also don’t forget Monday 29 August is a Bank holiday, so no classes at all that day.

Instagram & Facebook

We’ve also been doing a little more with social media, posting little videos and pictures of the classes on Facebook and Instagram, if you could help us spread the word about the classes that we do, it would really help! My Instagram account is ‘ajactive1’ if you like to search for us. I know the best advertising for fitness classes is recommendation, so we’re trying a little push out to try and encourage new people to try the classes so that we can keep everything going as we enter into Autumn.
 
I’m looking forward to rolling out new routines in September and getting back to seeing you all again, enjoy the rest of the summer!

Stay healthy and fabulous!

AJx

enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Wednesday 6th July 2016

Thursday 14 July evening cancellation / Cassington Friday Pilates

Hi Everyone!

Sorry for emailing again but Rose Hill School have just come up with another cancellation for me! The School has a drama production going on in the hall on the evening of Thursday 14 July, so unfortunately there will be no classes there. I have made enquiries at the Rose Hill Community centre but they only have the very big Ball Room so I would need a definite turn out of people otherwise it’ll be totally ineffective cost wise. My plan for next week would be to change the 5.30pm Wednesday 13 July class to the (Bootcamp style) Toning class instead of the advanced Step class and then run a Stretch and Tone class at 5.45pm on the Thursday 14 July at the Community Centre. I will need people to book in with me so that I can work out if it’s worth us booking the larger room. Unfortunately the room is used later in the evening so I could only run this one class, which means no Ball and Balance and no Yoga for that Thursday only.

 

Friday Pilates Class @ Cassington

Secondly the Pilates class on Fridays at Step2 studio in Cassington has been a little quiet so I have put forward an idea to ask people to book in for this class. If there are enough people available to attend I will let those people know either way if the class is running. Nadia who owns the Studio has been very understanding in that I did not want to just drop the class but should a long term new booking come in for that same time I may need to take the class down. The class will run from 1.00-2.00pm as I found the traffic very heavy when trying to make my way from the 11am Rose Hill Community centre class (incidentally the room there is amazing for doing Aerobics in - a very good sprung floor! I hope more of you will try that class!).

Ok that is all for now, please if you could let me know if you would like a class on Thursday 14 July then I will make a decision and email back those of you who contact me either way with what we’ve decided to go with.
 
Healthy, happy good wishes

AJx

enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Friday 24th June 2016

NEW venue for Friday morning class!

Hi Everyone!

I shall be changing the venue for the Friday morning Bums and Tums class from Step2 in Cassington to the Rose Hill Community centre. The class will run from 11am till 12noon and be a mixture of add-on routine Aerobics with some body toning work and a stretch to finish. I’d like to thank those of you who were loyal to the Cassington class and I hope you will be able to make it over to Rose Hill instead. We will be using the large Ball room downstairs which is very exciting and looks out over a field! I have booked a 10 week slot with Rose Hill so that we can see how it goes and see if it is viable to keep it running which I really hope will be the case! Please bring along your own mat and I will supply everything else. No booking is required.

The Pilates class will continue at Step2 studio in Cassington but it will be running at a slightly later time of 12.30 till 1.30pm.
 
Any questions please ask. It’d be lovely to see people come back again who have maybe not been able to travel outside of the Cowley area!
 
Healthy best wishes and hope to see you soon!

AJx

enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Friday 17th June 2016

URGENT! Class changes to next week . . .

Hi Everyone!

Just a quick note to say Rose Hill Primary School Hall is out of use to us next Tuesday 21 June. I have booked the Rose Hill Community Centre room again and I intend to run a Tone and Stretch class at 5.45-6.45pm on that night.

Please, if you have one, bring along your Yoga mat (I will have a spare few in my car) and I will teach a class that will work thoroughly though your abs, bums, arms and anywhere else I can get to and then also lengthen your muscles out again so that you feel 2 inches taller! Almost all of you that attend the Wednesday night Step class also attend Bums and Tums so (I hope you don’t mind) I thought we’d have the Bums and Tums class on Wednesday at 5.30pm this week. The Sweat and Pilates at 6.35pm will run as normal with the charming Colleen heading up class! All back to normal thereafter.

On Thursday next week, 23 June, there is no Pilates class at the Old Fire Station due to an Wellness event running for the whole of the week, back to normal the week after.
 
Thank you in advance for your understanding and I hope you can make it along to see us!

Happy, healthy best wishes

AJx

enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Monday 23rd May 2016

May Class changes / cancellations . . .

Hi Everyone!

I just have a few interruptions to our usual schedule that I would like to make you aware of. We have a Bank Holiday coming up (hooray!) so that means on Monday 30 May there will be no classes on; this is also half term week. I will be away for a week but the majority of the classes will be covered by the very brilliant, Colleen Wisdom!

Classes that are cancelled will be:

  • Wednesday 1 June: 12.05 pm Yoga at Millbrook House;
  • Thursday 2 June: 9.30am Pilates at Millbrook House;
  • Friday 3 June: 11am Bums and Tums/12.15 Pilates at Step2 studio, Cassington.

The Friday night Yoga class at 5pm at Millbrook House will go ahead. To be able to make it to the airport in time I will teach on Saturday 28 May the Step class at 9am and the Yoga class to start 10.05am and that will be JUST for that Saturday only!

June Class Changes

Looking ahead to middle of June on Thursday 23 June the Old Firestation has block booked out the whole facility so there will be no Pilates class at 12.10pm on the 23 June I’m afraid.
 
I hope to see you along to class soon and please, any questions please feel free to contact me.
 
Please stay healthy and happy!

AJx

enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Monday 11th April 2016

Class venue changes/cancellations

Hi Everyone!
 
I hope that you had a lovely Easter break and enjoying the onset of Spring and some lighter days at last! A big thank you to everyone who came along to classes last Thursday and accommodated for our little photo shoot to take place whilst you were sweating away! The pictures are lovely and show off such great energy and zest for life, just what I want to portray!
 
I’m sorry but I just need to remind you that there is no class running at the Old Fire station this Thursday 14 April from 12.10pm. All will resume as normal for the following week and thereon.
 
Also next week, Rose Hill Primary School has parents evenings running on Tuesday 19 and Thursday 21 April. I have booked a room upstairs at the Rose Hill Community Centre for Tuesday 19 April and will run a Toning class at 5.30pm and then Yoga/Pilates at 6.45pm. Please bring your Yoga mat along for the Yoga/Pilates class as I will not be able to carry all my big black mats along to the Community Centre, if you need to borrow a mat please let me know and I will bring one for you.  At the moment I do not have an answer for my enquiry about a different a room in another venue so the Thursday classes on the 21 April at the moment are cancelled but if I can get the space I will let you know immediately.

I will change the class on Wednesday 20 April at 5.30pm to the Aerobic/Toning class to try and accommodate everyone. It is a class that can be worked at all levels of fitness, I always offer easier and harder levels in the stamina and strength part of the class. I hope you can support the change for this one week, the Advanced Step will still run on the Saturdays and be back for the week after.
 
As you know I always do my best to keep classes running as consistently as possible so I apologise for these cancellations… We’ll just have to work a bit harder on the other days!
 
I hope you can make it along to class soon!

Healthy, vibrant good wishes

AJx

enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Monday 14th March 2016

Class cancellations & other news . . .

Hi Everyone!

Just a quick reminder about classes on Friday 18 March being cancelled which will now include the following:

  • Friday 5pm Yoga class at Millbrook House
  • The Cassington classes at Step2, 11am Bums and Tums and 12.15 Pilates will not being running
  • Saturday 19 March 10am Step class at Rose Hill will also be off.

However, Yoga at 11.15am at Rose Hill will run as will Sunday 20 March 10am Bums and Tums.

The weekend after is Easter so there will no classes on Good Friday or Easter Monday but there WILL be classes on Saturday 26 March and Sunday 27 March as per the usual schedule.

 

April onwards

Looking forward to April there are a few dates I’d like to keep you aware of Thursday 14 April there will not be a midday Pilates class at The Old Firestation unfortunately. Also at Rose Hill School there are parent’s evenings on Tuesday 19 and Thursday 21 April so that means no classes for those evenings I’m sorry to say. I am looking at a possible relocation for the Rose Hill classes on those dates, but I will keep you informed if that happens.

The Back to Fitness classes on Tuesday nights at 7.45pm at Rose Hill still have 2 more Tuesdays to go so please feel free to join us! I’ve really enjoyed teaching these classes and they’ve been nicely attended but you don’t have to have done the others to join us, I’m covering different training aspects each week.
 
Also Karen has started up her Pilates class now on Sundays at 6.15pm at the East Oxford community centre, here’s the link for you to contact her if you’d like to join her http://oxfordfitness.co.uk. I’m sure she will be a lovely teacher and I encourage you to pop along, you can never practice enough Pilates! Everyone should be doing it!
 
That is all for now everyone, I hope to see you along in class very soon, don’t forget we carry our classes on during the school holidays and what with all that chocolate around for Easter we’ve got to keep going!

Healthy, happy best wishes

AJx

enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Tuesday 23rd February 2016

Class cancellations / Getting back to Fitness Classes

Hi Everyone!

I hope you’re feeling fit and well and can feel the optimism of Spring just around the corner! I have a couple of class cancellations to make you aware of I’m afraid.

  • Thursday 3 March at the Old Firestation, the midday Pilates class cannot run due to the whole centre being booked out for rehearsals.
  • Then on Friday 18 March I will be away at the Blackpool freestyle aerobics convention for the weekend so the Cassington Step2 classes will not run (11am Bums and Tums/12.15 Pilates). The 5pm Yoga class at Millbrook House will be covered.
  • For Saturday 19 March there will be no 10am Step at Rose Hill but there will be an 11.15am Yoga class. There will be a 10am Bums and Tums class on Sunday. I’m sorry for the disruption but I will be coming back with lots of new ideas for you!

As for the Easter weekend classes, we will not run classes on Good Friday and Easter Monday, but usual classes will run on the Saturday 26 March and Sunday 27 March.

 

Getting back to Fitness Classes

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I broached this subject before Christmas and would now like to put a plan into action for rolling out a four week course of Get Back to Fitness classes. I intend to run the classes on Tuesday evenings at Rose Hill Primary School at 7.45pm starting from Tuesday 1st March.

The classes are aimed at people who for one reason or another have unable to train as often as they would like and now feel daunted by the prospect of keeping up with people who train regularly. I would like to cover all the areas of the classes that we run at the moment, Step, Aerobics, Pilates and Yoga. We would inject a few more breaks into these classes and I would encourage people to ask freely about things that worry them so that we can work in doable modified versions of some exercises so that you feel more confident to try the classes that we currently run. I know coming along to exercise classes can be quite a scary thing but everyone will be there for the same reason and that can be a great bonding experience, plus I promise I don’t bite! Let’s make it the year of finding your energy high again!

So please let me know if you like to be put on the list for this four week course or if you know of anyone who would benefit from coming along, you could always show them support and come along too!
 
That is all for now, please let me know if you have any queries about classes and I hope I’ll see you soon!

Healthy, happy best wishes

AJx

enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

 

Tuesday 8th December 2015

Christmas Schedule & Tuesday 15 December . . .

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Hi Everyone!
 
Firstly thank you to all of you who came along to the Turl Street Kitchen! I hope you had a nice time, it was lovely to see everyone chatting and catching up!
 
I just need to make you aware of the evening of Tuesday 15th December at Rose Hill Primary School as they have a drama performance which is running until 7pm so unfortunately I cannot run my usual classes. It will effect 5.30pm Bums and Tums and 6.45pm Yoga/Pilates.
 
For the week following I will be asking you to book for your classes at Rose Hill in the evenings and weekend. I will take bookings for all classes from Wednesday 16 December until Tuesday 22 December inclusive. Often at this time of year class numbers go down and just so that you don’t have to go home again having been the only one to show up for class, I would just like to be a little more organised for you! If you book for a class and the numbers are very low then I will be in touch with you prior to the class running, if you don’t book – I won’t take it personally! – but  I will assume you cannot make it. The last class running will be the Pilates class at Sandford Village Hall on Wednesday 23 December at 10am. We will then have a break for Christmas and New Year and I will start again on Saturday 2 January.
 
I would like to wish you the happiest of Christmas times and thank you for being a part of our fitness community! I will look forward to working off the indulgences with you in 2016!

Take care and oh just to say in the New Year I am looking to put together a course of classes to help people get back to fitness if they have been unable to train for a while, whether it has been time constraints/health related/age related, it’s going to be a course aimed at helping people get their confidence back with like-minded people doing the same thing! More information coming your way soon but please, if you know someone who is in need of this kind of encouragement, send them my way, I’d like to help!!
 
Warm, festive good wishes

AJx
enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Monday 16th November 2015

24th & 26th November update

Hi Everyone!

Just a quick email to remind you that at Rose Hill Primary School on Tuesday 24th and Thursday 26th November there are no fitness classes on those evenings. The school are holding parent/teacher meetings after school time. I am so sorry to disrupt your training schedule but I will also be making a change to the Wednesday night class on the 25th November at 5.30pm to run as the Aerotoning class instead of the advanced Step class, again I’m sorry to those of you who attend the Step class but I just feel it is fairer that the appeal of the class is a little wider and so not too many people miss out on their classes altogether, I hope you can support the class! The new Step 2 routine will debut on Saturday 28th November, so if you’d like to start with everyone else fresh to the routine, please join us!

Christmas Get Together: Thursday 26th November
For the Christmas get together I have now booked The Turl Street Kitchen for 7.30pm onwards on Thursday 26th November. Because it is a private venue we will be in the Library and Living room on the first floor and it will just be for us! I have booked that we have an array of canapes, sweet and savory, and the cost is £10 each and then whatever drinks you require on top. I hope this suits those of you who have put your name down, please let me know if you are now unable to make it as I already have the venue capacity filled (almost!) and other people may like to join us. Some people can only meet earlier, this is not a problem! I have the whole evening at my disposal and could I suggest meeting in All Bar One from 6pm! Any questions please do not hesitate to ask and please slip me the tenner when you can please!
 
That is all for now, I hope to see you in class soon and just to say there will be another date in December where classes will be disrupted due to the School Christmas play, I will let you know when I do!

Best wishes

AJx
enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Tuesday 13th October 2015

October class changes . . .

Hi Everyone!
 
I hope this email finds you fit and well and the summer holiday refresh hasn’t left you completely yet! I just have a few dates to make you aware of for October classes.

On Thursday 22 October, Rose Hill Primary School are holding their Halloween disco for the children (before you get excited!) so unfortunately I will not be able to run any of my Thursday evening classes for that one evening, the daytime classes will still go ahead. This is the week leading up to half term week of which I will be away but the majority of the classes will be covered.
 
Here is the revised schedule of classes which are running:

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Also looking ahead to November there are 2 evenings at Rose Hill Primary School where they need the hall to run parent/teacher consultations. These two dates are Tuesday 24  November and Thursday 26 November. Since I would not be able to run classes on those evenings and as we are getting a little closer to Christmas then I wondered if there would any interest in an ajactive Christmas night out on Thursday 26 November? Please could you let me know if you were interested and I will formulate a plan!
 
And lastly please find below 2 videos! One is of the last Step routine (we started our new on Wednesday 7 October) and as you can see (especially myself.. right at the front!) we all make mistakes but it’s the taking part and learning something new that’s important and FUN! Good learners don’t give up! Also there is a clip of the Ball and Balance work that we do on Thursdays, it really is a brilliant way to help to become supple, strong and better balanced, especially if you participate in a lot of cardio training, it will help prevent injuries, I’d love to see more of you in that class!
 
Ok that is all for now! Please let me know if you have any queries about classes and I hope to see you in class soon!

Healthy best wishes

AJx
enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Monday 3rd August 2015

August variables to the ajactive timetable

Hi Everyone

I hope you are having a lovely summer and maybe getting a restful holiday in soon! As you know I hate to give you any reason for not keeping your training up when you are around so whist I will also be taking a little break myself I am delighted to say most of my classes will be covered by the very kind and dedicated Colleen, Karen and Emma.

There are a few classes that I will take down for a few weeks, they will be the following:

  • No classes at Cassington Step2 studio: Fridays 14 & 21 August.
  • No classes at Millbrook House, Milton:
    • Tuesdays 18 & 25 August;
    • Wednesdays 19 & 26 August;
    • Thursdays 20 & 27 August
    • (**Fridays will be running though)
  • No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 31 August.

The Rose Hill classes will, on the whole, go on unchanged except for the following:

Mondays 17 & 24 August:

  • No 5.30pm class but one Aerobics & Toning class at 6pm will run.
  • The Pilates class at 7.45pm will continue but please bear with us as Colleen will be finishing her usual class early so as to get to Rose Hill to teach for you.

On Saturday 15 August the usual Step class at 10am will be an Aerobics &Toning class instead. The Yoga class at 11.15am will run as usual.

And finally, due to low attendance I will be taking off the Tuesday lunchtime Pilates class at Millbrook House, Milton, (last class Tues 10 August). It is with regret and I thank those of you who were able to attend over the years that I have been running it. I hope you are able
to maybe transfer your skills to the Wednesday lunchtime Yoga class instead and
I will endeavour to pop some Pilates postures into that class too!

I hope I have covered everything for you, any classes unmentioned will continue as usual but please feel free to contact me with any queries. Please enjoy the amazing cover teachers, they are doing me and you a massive favour and I really appreciate it!

Healthy, happy best wishes,

AJx
enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Thursday 9th July 2015

Suspended classes - Tuesday 14 July at Rose Hill School

Hi everyone!

Sorry to disrupt your training schedule but at Rose Hill School next Tuesday 14 July, there will be a Drama production in their main hall so I am unable to run my classes. This unfortunately will effect 5.30pm Bums and Tums and 6.45pm Yoga/Pilates classes. The daytime Pilates at Millbrook House will still be running.

On a brighter note the Sunday 10am Bums and Tums will be back on this Sunday! Hope you can make that instead perhaps!

Happy healthy training everyone! Hope to see you soon!

Best wishes,

AJx
enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Tuesday 23rd June 2015

New Step routines / Sunday Class suspensions . . .

Hi Everyone!

I hope this email finds you fit and well and possibly looking forward to a little holiday soon..!
I just wanted to let you know new Step routines are rolling out this week on Monday in the Basic Step class at 5.30pm and on Wednesday in the Step class at 5.30pm. There is a little clip here of the last Step routine I choreographed so you see the fun you could be having!!

Unfortunately we have to suspend the next two Sunday morning 10am Bums & Tums classes, 28 June and 5 July. Colleen is recovering very well from having reconstructive surgery on her leg and is very much looking forward to coming back to teach you again but until she is ready I will covering as many of the classes as I can - I already had commitments for the next two Sundays but we will resume thereafter for you.

Please contact me if you have any questions about classes and fitness.

I hope I see you in class soon!

Health and happiness to you!

AJx
enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Tuesday 16th June 2015

Wednesday 17 June - Aerobics & Pilates running as normal

Hi Everyone

Just to confirm that this week's Aerobics & Pilates class onWednesday @ 6.35pm will be running as normal. 

If you have any queries with regard to the above then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Best wishes

AJx
enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

 

 

Friday 15th May 2015

Class suspensions Thursday 21 May

Hi Everyone!

I am so sorry to have to mess you around again but Rose Hill Primary School has another community event being held in their school hall on the evening of Thursday 21 May. It means that 3 classes are affected: 5.30pm Toning class, 6.25pm Ball and Balance class and 7pm Yoga. These classes will not be running.

The participants of the Step class on Wednesday have graciously allowed me to run the Toning class at 5.30pm on Wednesday (as the Step class is repeated on Saturday morning). So again, this is for this one week only, the 5.30pm on Wednesday will be the Toning class, not the usual Step class. All back to normal for the week after. Tina’s class on Wednesday at 6.35pm, Sweat and Pilates will run as usual.
 
Please contact me if you have any queries.

Happy, healthy best wishes

AJx
enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Tuesday 5th May 2015

New Step routines!

Hi Everyone!

Just to let all you know new Step class routines held at Rose Hill Primary School will be being rolled out on Wednesday 6 May, Advanced Step at 5.30pm which will out be repeated on Saturday 9 May at 10am. Also the Basic Step class on Monday 11 May at 5.30pm will have a new routine.
 
I hope you can make it along, if you’ve never worked out to Step choreography before the Basic class on Mondays is ideal for learning the terminology and then challenge yourself with the more complex Advanced Step which is just the best way of losing yourself in dance(like) exercise! 

See movie here.
 
Best wishes

AJx
enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Monday 20th April 2015

Sorry! Change to Class cancellations

Hi Everyone!

I’m so sorry, but I need to amend the day of which my Rose Hill School classes need to be suspended.

The school has decided they would like to use the hall on the evening of Thursday 30 April instead of Wednesday 29 April.

This will affect 5.30pm Toning Class; 6.25pm Ball and balance; 7pm Yoga.

I have though consulted with my Wednesday evening Step class and they have graciously agreed that the Toning class can run on the Wednesday just for that one week, as it always seems to be Thursday classes that get cancelled, as the Step class is repeated on Saturdays.

If you have not taken part in that class before let me just brief you on the premise: 25 min aerobic warm up, add on simple chorography followed by a series of aerobic toning exercises using the Step and hand weights followed by abdominal training and a stretch. The class can be worked at with all levels of fitness and I always offer different levels of intensity for everyone to work out to their level of ability and stamina. Personally it’s one of my favourite classes of the week because I swop around the routine every week and it can really improve your fitness, quickly!
 
Any questions please contact me.

Healthy good wishes

AJx
enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Monday 13th April 2015

Suspended classes in April / NHS research

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a lovely Easter! I just have a few class cancellations, unfortunately, that I would like to let you know about.
 
No Pilates class at the Old Firestation this Thursday 16 April at 12.10pm. The centre is blocking out the whole week for rehearsals for people performing at the New Theatre. Also the week after, Thursday 23 April, the Pilates class will be in the Loft Space instead of the Studio. Reception at the Old Firestation will direct you up there if you have not been in that area before.

No Rose Hill School classes on in the evening of Wednesday 29 April. This will affect 5.30pm Step and 6.35pm Sweat & Pilates. The school is hiring out the hall to people from the community.
 
I am sorry for the break in continuity but unfortunately it is out of my control in these cases.
 
On a different note though I would like to draw your attention to some medical research which you or someone you know may be able to get involved with.  

It is a project looking at early onset of arthritis of hips and knees, please see below for full details. As we are all aware of, we are remaining active and able for longer these days which is fantastic but for some people ailments can land upon us without warning and it is getting the right advice and diagnosis when this happens which can make the difference between suffering unnecessarily and receiving the right treatment and advice so that you can literally get back on your feet again.
 
Early stage arthritis of hips and knees

That’s all for now, please contact me with any queries you have about classes or fitness and I hope to see you soon!

Best wishes
AJx
enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Thursday 5th March 2015

Classes suspended on Tuesday 10 March 2015

Hi Everyone!

Unfortunately, due to the school needing to use the hall for a parent/teacher night, next Tuesday, 10 March, classes cannot run at Rose Hill Primary School in the evening. I’m very sorry for this inconvenience and I hope you are able to juggle your hectic schedule and make perhaps the Monday or Wednesday night instead.  The rest of the classes will run as our usual schedule for the rest of the week which you can find on www.ajactive.co.uk.
 
Also I would like to give you a fore warning for a few other classes later in the month which have disruptions:

No classes will run on Friday 20 March, these include:

  • Cassington Step2 - 11am Bums & Tums
  • Cassington Step2 - 12.15pm Pilates
  • Millbrook House - 5pm Yoga

Easter Timetable
No classes on Good Friday, 3 April and Easter Monday, 6 April but there will be classes as normal on Saturday 4 April and Sunday 5 April.

No Pilates class at the Old Firestation on Thursday 16 April.
 
Any questions please contact me and again I’m sorry to break up your usual routine, just when everyone is really flying with their fitness again!

Keep up that good healthy work!

Best wishes
AJx
enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Friday 6th February 2015

Calling All Hot Steppers!

New step routines will be launched 
next week at Rose Hill Primary School, Monday 9th February

 

Hi Everyone!

New Step routines will be launched next week at Rose Hill Primary School!

Monday Basic Step class at 5.30pm has two simple Step routines which are split up with some toning exercises using light hand weights. The routines are designed to keep you moving all the time but without torturing your concentration! There is a little abdominal training at the end also. This class is perfect for people new to working on the Step, the terminology of the foot work can be learnt easily and confidence can be built as you start to be able to remember and follow the routines. Good cardio training means also you will see you fitness level rise quickly.

Wednesday and Saturday Step 2 (Wednesday 5.30pm, Saturday 10am) are the same routines. This Step class has a more choreography and is a more intense class for people with some experience of learning routines, not necessary Step but following and remembering footwork patterns. That said, if you love dancing you’ll pick it up! Again a very good way of freeing up your mind and pushing your cardio vascular system harder to improve your fitness.
 
If you don’t usually take these classes why not give it a go this year, exercising never needs to be mundane!!

Best wishes
AJx
enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Friday 30th January 2015

Ball & Balance Class!

New class starting Thursday 5th February

Hi Everyone!

I have an exciting new class that I would like to launch next week (5th February), at Rose Hill Primary School on Thursday nights!

This new class will involve smooth controlled movements, with elements of Yoga and Pilates influence. The movements will help to tone the body whilst also improve your range of motion and suppleness of your body. The class will work bare foot on a Yoga mat and include using a medium, soft, light ball to enhance focus and in some positions challenge the body’s strength, particularly in the abdominal area! I have deliberately made the class a 30 minute class so that it can be used in conjunction with the two classes already running on Thursday night. The Toning class that runs at 5.30pm is quite intensive and primarily a cardio class, so using the Ball class straight after will enhance the usage of the very warm muscles and help to lengthen the body out again. People attending the Yoga class which runs at 7pm would also enjoy the benefits of having thoroughly warmed the body up ready for the deeper holding postures that we use in Yoga. This class could also be taken alone without using either of the other classes.

The new schedule for Thursday evenings will  be:

  • 5.30pm-6.20pm   Aero-Toning Class (£6.00)
  • 6.25pm-6.55pm   Ball & Balance Class (£4.00)
  • 7pm-8pm             Yoga (£6.00)

If you do two of the classes together the combination cost will be £9.00.  The new timetable will commence from Friday 30 January 2015.

As a practicing Yogi I feel very strongly about the benefits of keeping the body supple. If you have struggled with the concept of Yoga this new Ball & Balance class just might be the gateway to you feeling the benefits for yourself of opening your muscles up. I find personally, it assists me in being less injury prone and improves my range of movement in my cardio work.

Let’s look forward  to a healthier, fitter 2015!

I’m looking forward to seeing those of you who can make it on Saturday night in All Bar One! There will be quite a few of us! 

Best wishes
AJx
enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Thursday 22nd January 2015

All Bar One!

Saturday 31st January

Hi Everyone!

Thank you for all of you who replied for the evening out on Saturday 31st January! I’m sorry for those of you who cannot make it this time… Maybe next time! I have booked an area in All Bar One on the High Street in Oxford city centre. It is booked under AJ Barton but I am very sure you’ll find us without needing to ask!! The area is booked from 6pm if you would like to join me for some food (service finishes at 9pm, to see menu (www.allbarone.co.uk) but really anytime, just come along and join us, you don’t have to do the food bit!

I’m really looking forward to seeing you all and having an evening out with lively, like-minded people! It’s going to be fun!!

Best wishes
AJx
enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Thursday 15th January 2015

Happy New Year Everyone!

Save the Date' Saturday 31st January

I hope 2015 is working out good for you so far! Before Christmas I put in a ‘save the date’ in the last email… Thank you for those of you who emailed back on your availability, you’re at the top of my list! I just need to ask again if anyone else is able to make the date of Saturday 31st January for a little post Christmas / welcome the New Year / end of January celebration night out!

Depending on the numbers this will determine the venue and I can then make a definite booking.

As you know all activities under ajactive are all inclusive (of people! It doesn’t come with your membership!!!) and as are ajactive evenings out! So please, it’d be lovely to relax and have a little chat to everyone, the invite is open to everyone!
 
Please let me know as soon as you can!

Best wishes
AJx
enquiries@ajactive.co.uk   |   m: 07796 053703

Thursday 4th December 2014

2014 Christmas Timetable

Classes over the festive season

Hi Everyone!
 
Firstly sorry for not being forth coming with information referring to classes of late. I am still running all classes as per the schedule up on my website, I have just had some technical problems which also may mean if you have opted to being deleted from my mailing list over the last year, annoying perhaps, you may find you are back on it! Again I apologise and please just let me know and I will rectify the situation.
 
As we have all been aware of, the traffic has been very troublesome, the Kennington roundabout since June has made it very difficult for people to get to Rose Hill and now with the Headington road works coming in from the other direction, it is making travelling frustrating and very difficult. The 5.30pm classes have been very much affected and then with the knock on effect of people getting home late from work, the 6.30pm have also had a bash too. I totally understand and I appreciate those of you that have made so much extra effort to get to my classes, often getting in very late to me which I know can be very stressful. I am in a difficult position and I know I am not the only business to have lost revenue these last 6 months. I will keep the classes going as well as I can with the knowledge that all things come to an end, even road works!
 
So I am sure you are looking forward to the break coming up at Christmas! I have reduced the timetable and apologise if your favourite class isn’t on but from past experience there always tends to be less people able to attend classes around this time of year.

The Christmas periods schedule is detailed below and available online, click here to view the 2014 Christmas Timetable.
 
The wonderful, inspirational Colleen will be covering classes for me. I will be back on Friday 2 January.
 
There will also be a change of venue for the Pilates class on Wednesday mornings at 10am. I will be taking the class back to Sandford Village Hall which has had some huge renovations. There will be normal classes at Florence Park community centre up until the January 7 then we start at Sandford Village hall on January 14.
 
And lastly, in lieu of an ajactive Christmas get together I would like to put forward a ‘save the date!’ I knew I would not have my email system back and running with enough time to contact everyone plus I always find people have such busy weekends in December and struggle to fit in another social event! So I would like to put forward Saturday 31 January for a New(ish) Year get together! More details to come in the New Year, I hope you can make it, please feel free to let me know!
 
I would like to wish you a very merry Christmas and hope to see you in class soon!

Warm, best wishes
AJx

Tuesday 14th October 2014

2014 October Class Cancellations: 

The Old Fire Station, Oxford, Thursday 16 October &

Rosehill Primary School, Thursday 23 October only

Please note that there are unavoidable class cancellations at the The Old Fire Station on Thursday 16 October and no evening classes at Rosehill Primary School on Thursday 23 October 2014. The School require the hall for a Halloween event.  The cancellations only apply to the dates and venues listed below.  No other classes are affected and will be on as per the timetable. 

Thursday 16 October 2014 - The Old Fire Station Studio, Oxford

  • 12.10-12.50pm: Pilates, The Old Fire Station Studio, Oxford  - Cancelled Thurs 16 October only

Thursday 23 October 2014 - Rosehill Primary School, Oxford

  • 5.30-6.30pm: Toning Class, Rosehill Primary School  - Cancelled Thurs 23 October only
  • 7.00-8.00pm: Yoga Class, Rosehill Primary School  - Cancelled Thurs 23 October only

If you have any queries with regard to the above changes then please me with any queries (m: 07796 053703 or email: enquiries@ajactive.co.uk)

Thank you as always for your continued support and understanding.

Best wishes

AJ

Friday 1st August 2014

August Classes: 20-27 August 2014

Hi Everyone

From Wednesday 20 August to Wednesday 27 August I will be away on holiday. There will be evening ajactive classes running at Rose Hill Primary and morning classes at Step2 in Cassington on Friday. Colleen will be covering my classes for you so I know I am leaving you in very good hands, I hope you'll enjoy her classes and I will return with renewed energy for you, ready for the Autumn!

  • Wed 20 Aug - 5.30pm Basic Step / 6.35pm Sweat and Pilates
  • Thurs 21 Aug - 5.30pm Toning class / 7.00pm Yoga
  • Friday 22 Aug - 11.00am Bums and Tums /12.15 Pilates - Step2, Cassington
  • Sat 23 Aug - 10.00am Basic Step /11.15am Yoga
  • Sun 24 Aug - 10.00am Bums and Tums
  • Bank holiday Monday - No classes
  • Tues 26 Aug - 5.30pm Bums and Tums /6.45pm Yoga/Pilates
  • Wed 27 Aug - 5.30pm Basic Step / 6.35pm Sweat and Pilates
  • All other classes cancelled for the week (20-27 Aug 14).

Normal timetable resumes Thursday 28 August 2014.

If you have any queries with regard to the above then please me with any queries (m: 07796 053703 or email: enquiries@ajactive.co.uk)

I hope you enjoy the rest of the Summer!

AJx

Tuesday 15th July 2014

Class cancellations at Rosehill Primary School - Thursday 17 July 2014 only

Just a quick reminder, that there will be no evening classes at Rosehill Primary School on Thursday 17 July 2014. The School require the hall for their end of term production.  The cancellations, as listed below, apply to Thursday 17 July only.  No other classes are affected and will be on as per the timetable. 

  • 5.30-6.30pm: Toning Class, Rosehill Primary School  - Cancelled Thurs 17 July only
  • 7.00-8.00pm: Yoga Class, Rosehill Primary School  - Cancelled Thurs 17 July only

Please also note, Sunday 10am Bums & Tums will be running as normal. 

If you have any queries with regard to the above changes then please me with any queries (m: 07796 053703 or email: enquiries@ajactive.co.uk)

Thank you as always for your continued support and understanding.

Best wishes

AJ

 

Wednesday 21st May 2014

Class cancellation / Race for Life / First Aid Course

Hi everyone!

Just a quick reminder about the last week in May concerning all of my classes:

Saturday 24 May:

  • Step class running at the earlier time of 9am until 10am
  • Yoga class running earlier also at 10.15 until 11.15am for this one Saturday only.
  • No classes at Rose Hill Primary School/Millbrook House/Cassington Step2/Old Firestation from Sunday 25 May to Friday 30 May inclusive.

All classes back to normal from Saturday 31 May.

Race for Life

We have a little team coming together for this event on Sunday 13 July at 10am in University Parks in Oxford. Please go see below for further details or click here if you would like to join us. It is a wonderful charity and please don’t worry about needing to run the full 5K, anything goes, walking, skipping! It’s the common cause that matters and coming together to support the charity… and probably each other a bit too!

First Aid Course

I am bringing in Holos Healthcare to run a private First Aid at Work course on Sunday 22 June. The course will run from 10am until 5.30pm at Rose Hill Primary School. If like me you are self-employed and find getting to these courses during the working week hard then we have space to take a few extra people if you’d like to join us. Course costs £48 per person. There will not be a Bums and Tums class run on that day for future reference.

I hope you are keeping well and we will be seeing you soon!

Best wishes

AJx

Tuesday 15th April 2014

Race for Life/May Bank Holiday

Hello Everyone!

I hope this email finds you fighting fit and fabulous! This year we're getting together an ajactive team for Race for Life in aid of Cancer Research. The run is on Sunday 13th July starting at 10am to be held in University Parks in Oxford. You do not have to run exactly either, walking or dancing the race is also very acceptable! We thought to do this event together would be a lovely unifying experience and of course for a very important cause close to all of our hearts.

Here are our group's details:
• Group name: Ajactive
• Group ID: BO2526

Above is our group ID. Click on this link to take you straight to the entry form https://raceforlife.cancerresearchuk.org/rfl/forms/race/enter.jsf?groupNumber=BO2526

If you use this link, you will automatically be able to enter our Ajactive group as our ID will be included.

If you could email me to let me know if you have entered, then I can collate a list of competitors and email you all nearer the time with meeting points etc.

The second date I need to flag up for you is a week in May where I will be away on holiday. Ordinarily I would have Colleen on hand to help me out with covering the classes but unfortunately she is not ready yet to take over so much intensity and impact at the moment. So it is with regret that I will be cancelling all classes for a week starting Sunday 25 May until Friday 30 May. I will be able to teach the two Saturday morning classes on Saturday 24 May but I will need to change the times:

Saturday 24 May: Rose Hill Primary School

  • Step class - 9.00am till 10.00am
  • Yoga class - 10.15am until 11.15am

If you pay for your classes by membership at the beginning of the month, either by cash or Direct Debt, may I suggest you could pay as you go  for the month of May so you would not to be out of pocket given there would be 5 days of cancelled classes (Monday 26 May being a Bank Holiday).

Easter weekend classes at Rose Hill Primary School will run just on the Saturday and Sunday, no classes on Good Friday or Bank Holiday Monday.

That is all for now, please contact me with any queries (m: 07796 053703 or email: enquiries@ajactive.co.uk) and I hope to see you in class soon!

Best wishes

AJx

Tuesday 11th March 2014

2014 March-April Class changes/cancellations

Hi everyone!

I hope you're feeling the optimism of Spring in the air, evenings and mornings getting are lighter and the promise of sunshine coming along soon!

And I have to say a big well done to those of you I've seen in class lately, your fitness, be it in aerobics, Step, Yoga or Pilates really has inspired me, you're all looking very fit! We need to keep that up!

I'm sorry but I have a few dates that I need to flag up for you of class cancellations and changes:

  • Friday 21 March, 5pm Yoga at Millbrook House will not be on for that one week
  • Thursday 10 April, 12.10 Pilates at the Old Firestation will not be on for that one week

Thursday 20 March, 7pm Yoga at Rose Hill will be on but I need to run the class from 6.45pm to 7.45pm for that one week as I need to lock up the school by 8pm and I didn't want to cancel the class completely.. I know some of you only just make it for 7pm so just so you know, I won't lock down the doors early in case you were struggling to get there, just join us when you can.

From Wednesday April 2nd the Pilates class that normally runs out of Sandford Village hall will be moving venue to Florence Park Community Centre on Cornwallis Road in Cowley. The Sandford Village hall is having a refurbishment until about October and then we'll look to continue the class back in the new hall.

Aside from the above all classes are solidering on so I hope to see you soon if you've been unable to make it along to a class lately, we do miss you when you're not around! Here's a WHOOP WHOOP in advance… maybe not so much in the Yoga do we get to 'whoop'… more of a contented sigh!?!

Any questions about classes please contact me either via m: 07796 053703 or email: enquiries@ajactive.co.uk.

Best wishes

AJx

Monday 16th December 2013

2013 Christmas Timetable now online

Christmas is getting nearer again and I like to keep you informed of changes to the schedule coming into the holidays. There are a few changes over Christmas and New Year weeks, so please see below or click here for the complete Christmas schedule which runs from Wednesday 18 December to Wednesday 1 January 2014.

Timetable of classes for the Christmas period:

Old Firestation Pilates classes

  • Thursday 12 Dec: Loft space
  • Thursday 19 Dec: Studio
  • Thursday 2 Jan: No class
  • Thursday 9 Jan: Studio

Wednesday 18 Dec:  

  • 10.00am - Sandford Village Hall / Pilates
  • 12.05 - Millbrook / Yoga
  • 5.30pm - Rose Hill / Step
  • 6.35pm - Rose Hill / Sweat and Pilates

Thursday 19 Dec: 

  • 9.30am - Millbrook / Pilates
  • 12.10pm -  Old Firestation / Pilates   
  • NO CLASSES at Rose Hill in the evening - School performance in the hall

Friday 20 Dec: 

  • 11am - Cassington / Bums and Tums
  • 12.15 - Cassington / Pilates
  • 5.00pm -  Millbrook / Yoga

Saturday 21 Dec: 

  • 10.00am - Rose Hill / Step
  • 11.15am - Rose Hill / Yoga

Sunday 22 Dec: 

  • 10.00am - Rose Hill / Bums and Tums

Christmas Week

  • Monday 23 Dec:  6pm - Rose Hill / Sweat and Tone
  • Tuesday 24 Dec:   NO CLASSES
  • Wednesday 25 Dec:   NO CLASSES
  • Thursday 26 Dec:   NO CLASSES
  • Friday 27 Dec:   10am - Rose Hill / Bums and Tums
  • Saturday 28 Dec:  10am-  Rose Hill / Basic Step
  • Sunday 29 Dec:  NO CLASS

New Year Week

  • Monday 30 Dec:  6.00pm - Rose Hill / Sweat and Tone
  • Tuesday 31 DEC: NO CLASSES
  • Wednesday 1 Jan:  NO CLASSES

Classes return to normal (with the exception of Old Firestation Pilates, recommences Thursday 9 January 2104)

Thursday 2 Jan 2014: 

  • 9.30am - Millbrook / Pilates
  • 5.30pm - Rose Hill / Toning class
  • 7.00pm  - Rose Hill / Yoga

Friday 3 Jan 2014: 

  • 11am - Cassington / Bums and Tums
  • 12.15 - Cassington / Pilates
  •  5.00pm - Millbrook / Yoga

Saturday 4 Jan 2014 onwards as regular schedule.

Any questions about classes please contact me (m: 07796 053703 or email: enquiries@ajactive.co.uk) and if I don’t see you in the next few weeks, I hope you have a very merry Christmas and lots of fun seeing in the New Year!

Warm wishes

AJ x

Sunday 1st December 2013

Christmas Classes 2013

Hi everyone!
 
I hope you're keeping fit and healthy, dodging the bugs and colds doing the rounds at this time of the year!

The Christmas holiday time is just around the corner so I just wanted to flag up some changes to the class schedule around the 2 weeks at the end of December. I would this year though, like to take bookings for some of the classes, just to ensure there are enough people wanting to participate before I confirm the classes will run, I'd hate for anyone to have a wasted journey if there were only 2 of us there! All classes to run as normal until and including Tuesday 17 Dec.
 
Old Firestation Pilates classes

  • Thursday 12 Dec: Loft space
  • Thursday 19 Dec: Studio
  • Thursday 2 Jan: No class
  • Thursday 9 Jan: Studio

 Classes from Wednesday 18 Dec please book for. I will have booking sheets from Monday 2 Dec, either see me at class or please email back with your booking. The confirmed classes will be on my website schedule from Monday 16 Dec.

Wednesday 18 Dec:  

  • 10.00am - Sandford Village Hall / Pilates
  • 12.05 - Millbrook / Yoga
  • 5.30pm - Rose Hill / Step
  • 6.35pm - Rose Hill / Sweat and Pilates

Thursday 19 Dec: 

  • 9.30am - Millbrook / Pilates
  • 12.10pm -  Old Firestation / Pilates   
  • NO CLASSES at Rose Hill in the evening - School performance in the hall

Friday 20 Dec: 

  • 11am - Cassington / Bums and Tums
  • 12.15 - Cassington / Pilates
  • 5.00pm -  Millbrook / Yoga

Saturday 21 Dec: 

  • 10.00am - Rose Hill / Step
  • 11.15am - Rose Hill / Yoga

Sunday 22 Dec: 

  • 10.00am - Rose Hill / Bums and Tums

Christmas Week

  • Monday 23 Dec:  6pm - Rose Hill / Sweat and Tone
  • Tuesday 24 Dec:   NO CLASSES
  • Wednesday 25 Dec:   NO CLASSES
  • Thursday 26 Dec:   NO CLASSES
  • Friday 27 Dec:   10am - Rose Hill / Bums and Tums;   11.15am - Rose Hill / Pilates
  • Saturday 28 Dec:  10am-  Rose Hill / Basic Step;   11.15 am - Rose Hill / Yoga
  • Sunday 29 Dec:  NO CLASS

New Year Week

  • Monday 30 Dec:  6.00pm - Rose Hill / Sweat and Tone
  • Tuesday 31 DEC: NO CLASSES
  • Wednesday 1 Jan:  NO CLASSES

Classes return to normal (with the exception of Old Firestation Pilates)

Thursday 2 Jan 2014: 

  • 9.30am - Millbrook / Pilates
  • 5.30pm - Rose Hill / Toning class
  • 7.00pm  - Rose Hill / Yoga

Friday 3 Jan 2014: 

  • 11am - Cassington / Bums and Tums
  • 12.15 - Cassington / Pilates
  •  5.00pm - Millbrook / Yoga

Saturday 4 Jan 2014 onwards as regular schedule.

Lots of warm wishes for the fun festive season and please do not hesitate to contact me with any queries (m:07796 053703 or email: enquiries@ajactive.co.uk).
 
AJ x

Thursday 26th September 2013

Timetable Changes Sept / Oct 2013

There are a couple of changes to the timetable I wanted to bring to your attention:

  • Friday 4 October - 5.00pm Yoga @ Millbrook - Class CANCELLED for this week only
  • Basic Step @ 5.30pm on Friday's at Rosehill Primary School - Class CANCELLED until further notice.  This is effective as of Friday 27 September 2013.

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause but thank you for your co-operation.  All other classes are running as normal.

If you are in any doubt about classes running please do not hesitate to contact me (m:07796 053703 or email: enquiries@ajactive.co.uk).

Best wishes

AJx

Tuesday 30th July 2013

Classes during July & August 2013

Hi everyone!

As you know I always will do my utmost to make sure your classes are disrupted as little as possible but sometimes things are beyond (even) my control!

So I wanted give you a heads up for classes which unfortunately will be cancelled during July and August. I will also remind you at class too, but just so maybe you can keep a note of the ones which may affect you.

 

July Class Changes

  • Wednesday 17 July - Rose Hill evening classes - 5.30 Step and 6.35 Sweat and Pilates - CANCELLED (school hall busy)
  • Thursday 18 July - Rose Hill evening classes - 5.30 Toning class and 7pm Yoga - CANCELLED (school hall busy)

 

August Class Changes

  • Friday 9 August - Millbrook House - 5pm Yoga - CANCELLED
  • Thursday 15 August - Old Firestation - 12.10 Pilates - CANCELLED (building work)
  • Friday 23 August - Millbrook House - 5pm Yoga - CANCELLED
  • Bank Holiday Monday 26 August - No classes
  • Friday 30 August - Cassington - 11am Bums and Tums and 12.15 Pilates/Millbrook House - 5pm Yoga/Rose Hill - 5.30 Basic Step - ALL CANCELLED (all instructors unavailable)
  • Saturday 31 August - Rose Hill - 10am Step and 11.15 Yoga - CANCELLED (all instructors unavailable)

 

We'll be all back to normal in September and I'm sorry for any interruption of your training. Whilst I am away all my classes will be covered by the wonderful Colleen, so please enjoy!

Hope you have a happy summer staying fit and healthy! If you are in any doubt about classes running please contact me (m:07796 053703 or email: enquiries@ajactive.co.uk).

Best wishes

AJx

Wednesday 3rd July 2013

Cowley Road Carnival - Sunday 7th July 2013

Hi everyone!

Just a quick note to say the Cowley Road Carnival is on this Sunday, 7 July! The carnival is actually on the Cowley Road this year, the procession is walking from Jeune Street to St Mary & St John's church and starts from 2.15pm. The ajactive team are walking (and a little dancing!) and our meet up place is the Ultimate Picture Palace at midday. We will then be assembled at 1.15pm and organised into the Carnival!!

Please if anyone would like to join us - the more the merrier! Please come along with your ajactive t-shirt or hoodie on!

We will also be on the Dance Stage at 5pm displaying our Step and aerobics routines! There are lots of amazing dance troops and creative theatre acts on the stage, we'll sandwiched between Burlesque and Belly Dancing acts! The stage itself will be on the grass in front of the NHS building on Manzil Way.

I hope you might be able to join us for the procession or cheer us on for our displays! It means so much to have support when we're up on that stage!!!

And our message as always is to demonstrate and encourage anyone not already doing it, to get fitter and to be able to feel amazing!

Cowley Road Carnival information please click here

Hope to see you!

AJx

Tuesday 5th March 2013

Pilates Workshop - Sunday 3rd March at Rose Hill Primary School

The Workshop was well attended by many people with little or no Pilates experience. We covered the history of Pilates, I explained a little of how Joseph Pilates came to construct this method of rehabilitation exercises. We covered the whereabouts of the core muscles within the body and the breathing technique that aids the flow of the exercises. I also introduced two of my clients who I find to have very inspiring journeys, where Pilates has played a big part in them being healthier and stronger. Several people remarked on how inspiring that was given the pain and discomfort they had clearly been though.

There followed a Basic Pilates class where four other teachers assisted me in checking everyone's alignments and encouraging the correct breath flow. One of my clients who I had introduced earlier modelled the postures for me, showing that even after a serious back operation 10 months ago she was able to execute the exercises with no problem due to having excellent core strength. Kate Howat from the Oxford Chiropractic Clinic was also on hand to assist people who are still having on going treatment for problematic backs, shoulder and necks and between us we were able to reassure and tend to people's personal needs depending on their injuries and in some cases a life-time of misalignment in their bodies which brings on significant bouts of pain.

I am following this Workshop up with a Beginner's Pilates Course for 6 weeks which starts Tuesday 5 March at 8pm at Rose Hill Primary School.  For further information please click here (pdf).

 

If you have any queries, require further information or wish to book a place then please don’t hesitate to contact me(e: enquiries@ajactive.co.uk / m: 07796 053703).

Best wishes

AJ

Tuesday 5th February 2013

Pilates Workshop - Sunday 3rd March 2013

On Sunday 3rd March I am running a Pilates Workshop with the focus to encourage those who would like to try pilates as well as those who need to aid the rehabilitation process of weakened muscles.

An outline of the itinerary is as per below:

2.00pm - 3.00pm    Introduction to Pilates

  • Outlining benefits and principles of Pilates
  • Why Pilates will aid rehabilitation of weakened muscles
  • Who the classes are aimed at
  • Results and rewards

 Physical participation on the principles will be optional in this hour

3.00pm - 3.30pm    Break – Tea & Coffee

  • On hand to answer personal questions will be Anginette Barton (AJ), Instructor in Pilates technique and Kate Howat, Chiropractor with a wealth of expertise and experience in structural misalignment

3.30pm - 4.30pm    Pilates Basics Class

  • A beginner level Pilates class focusing on body awareness, alignment and discovering how to switch on the core in conjunction with using breath control.
  • Participants will be encouraged to work to a level at which they feel totally at ease with

**** Cost £15.00 per person ****

For further information please click here (pdf)

If you have any queries, require further information or wish to book a place then please don’t hesitate to contact me(e: enquiries@ajactive.co.uk / m: 07796 053703).

Best wishes

AJ

Sunday 20th January 2013

Class Update - Sunday 20 Jan 2013

Class is running this morning - Sunday 20 January 2013

  • 10.00am Bums & Tums Class with Colleen at Rose Hill Primary School

If you are in any doubt about classes running please contact me (m:07796 053703 or email: enquiries@ajactive.co.uk).  I will also be regularly updating my Facebook page.

Please drive carefully!

AJ x

Saturday 19th January 2013

Class Update - Saturday 19 Jan 2013

Classes are running this morning - Saturday 19 January 2013

  • 10.00am Step Class with AJ at Rose Hill Primary School
  • 11.15am Yoga Class with AJ at Rose Hill Primary School

Further information will be posted on Facebbook with regard to tomorrow morning's class at Rose Hill.

If you are in any doubt about classes running please contact me (m:07796 053703 or email: enquiries@ajactive.co.uk).  I will also be regularly updating my Facebook page.

Please drive carefully!

AJ x

Friday 18th January 2013

Class Update - Friday 18 Jan 2013

Classes are cancelled tonight - Friday 18 January 2013

  • No class - 5.00pm Yoga Class with AJ at Millbrook House, Milbrook
  • No class - 5.30pm Step Class with Colleen at Rose Hill Primary School

Further informaton will be posted on Facebbook tomorrow with regard to morning classes at Rose Hill.

If you are in any doubt about classes running please contact me (m:07796 053703 or email: enquiries@ajactive.co.uk).  I will also be regularly updating my Facebook page.

Keep safe!

AJ x

Friday 23rd November 2012

2012 Christmas Timetable now online

Christmas is getting nearer again and I like to keep you informed of changes to the schedule coming into the holidays. I will look to keep the schedule as normal as possible for you but around the Christmas and New Year week I’m just making a few changes, please click here for the complete Christmas schedule which runs from Friday 21 December to Wednesday 2 January. Click here to download the 2012 Christmas & New Year Timetable.

Please Note:

  • Classes at Millbrook House will run until Friday 21 December (included) only and then break until Wednesday 2 January 2013 and then resume as normal.
  • There will be no Pilates class on at the Old Firestation on Thursday 27 December 2012
  • There will be no classes at Step 2 Studio in Cassington on Friday 28 Decembe2 2012

But there will be classes at Rosehill Primary School so don’t miss out and please check the Christmas schedule.

Time has run away a bit this year too and I have struggled to get a weekend date that fits with my fellow instructors for us to have a Christmas ajactive night out! So if it’s ok with you I would like to do something in the new year, once we’ve all recovered from the holidays of course!

I am making some changes to my website in the following week or so which will include new pictures which were taken throughout the last year and also with the addition of my new health promotion film!

I hope you’ll find time to have a little look!

Any questions about classes please contact me (m: 07796 053703 or email: enquiries@ajactive.co.uk) and if I don’t see you in the next few weeks, I hope you have a very merry Christmas and lots of fun seeing in the New Year!

Warm wishes

AJ x

Tuesday 28th August 2012

AJactive Filming! Friday 31st August 2012

 So Friday 31st August is almost upon us and we can put all our hard work, rehearsals and focus into action!

Event destination for you is Step 2 Studio at Worton Business Park just between Yarnton and Cassington. There is a route finder map on the locations page www.ajactive.co.uk/locations. The filming will take place in the adjacent barn but if you head for the studio that will work.

My proposed schedule for the day is as follows:

Itinerary - Friday 31st August 2012, Step 2 Studio, Cassington
(click here to download directions)

I will look to be on site at around 1pm to set up and do anything which will help with the smooth running of the afternoon then:

  • 2:00pm - Yoga demo

I will lead and cue the reduced routine and bring along the black yoga mats so we are uniform. There will be stoppages to focus on certain postures where our film guy, Richard, will be working 360 degree rotations around individuals to show off the discipline required to practice Yoga postures.

  • 4:00pm - Aerobics routine

I will lead and cue the routine. We want to show fun and energy and camaraderie!

  • 5:00pm - Step display team 

Those of you in the team know the drill by now! It’s time to show it off!!

We are looking to finish by 7pm… But as you can imagine we don’t know exactly what will happen on the day, I would like to thank you in advance for your time, patience and perseverance!

Click to download ajactive Filming Schedule

If I could ask for you to wear any colour (including black if you wish) but not green as we are using a green background (which will be changed later technically) and your body part will disappear if you have green on!

 I will put on some snacks, tea, coffee, water etc to keep us going, any food allergies, please let me know.

Children

If you need to bring along your children that is fine, I won’t have a baby sitter on but there should be enough of us around to stay responsible and look out for wandering small people. Please just bear in mind there are lots of odd pieces of equipment stored in the barn which may look quite tempting to inquisitive minds!

Lifts

I have one person who is just taking part in the Aerobics part that would appreciate a lift from Rose Hill and another who is taking part all day who would be coming from Temple Cowley. Please could you let me know if you are coming from the same area and could help out.

Saturday 1st Septermber @ Malmaison

On the following Saturday night, 1st Sept I have reserved an area in Malmaison Oxford in the upstairs Visitors Bar, if you are free it would be lovely to have a get together without the pressure of performing (darlings)! As they say “It’s a wrap!”

Remember if you go wrong, I doesn’t matter! We’ll just shoot again or edit it out.  Please just be your beautiful selves and we might just encourage and inspire someone who doesn’t know where to start on their journey to getting fitter and healthier.

I think that is all, please do not hesitate to contact me will any queries big or small!
(e: enquiries@ajactive.co.uk / m: 07796 053703).

Can’t wait! If I don’t see you before, see you Friday! 

AJ

Wednesday 15th August 2012

August 2012 Timetable Changes

With the ajactive filiming date and August Bank holiday fast approaching, there are few changes to the timetable over the next couple of weeks that you need to be aware of.  These are as follows:

  • Friday 5.00pm Yoga, Millbrook - no classes Fridays 17th & 31st August
  • Thursday 7.00pm Yoga, Rose Hill - no class Thursday 30th August only
  • No classes on Friday 31st August 2012 due to the ajactive filming taking place throughout the day
  • No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August 2012.  Saturday and Sunday classes running as normal.

The normal timetable will resume Monday 3rd September but many thanks for your cooperation!

Kind regards

AJ

Wednesday 4th July 2012

Saturday 7 July 2012 - Morning Classes Change

Saturday 10am Step class now at 9am

For this weekend only there is a change to the  classes on Saturday 7th July 2012

There is a Jubilee picnic being held at the school, which was set to be outside, but owing to weather being unsettled they wish to bring it inside which means using the hall.  The Step class will be at the earlier time of 9-10am and then there won’t be a Yoga class this Saturday.

Saturday 7th July 2012 (only)

  • 9.00am- 10.o0am:  Step
  • No yoga class

If you have any queries regarding the above then please don't hesitate to contact me (e: enquiries@ajactive.co.uk / m: 07796 053703)

Best wishes

AJx

Tuesday 26th June 2012

 2012 Summer - Morning Classes & AJactive Filming

I have a few reminders for you, in particular locations and changes of morning classes at Rose Hill Primary School. All classes will continue throughout the summer holidays and should I be away on holiday myself, a cover teacher will be there to take your class.

Wednesday 10am Pilates class

We are now based in Sandford Village Hall for the foreseeable future with the only exception of Wednesday 11 July which will see the class return to Rose Hill Primary School for one week only as the village hall had a prior booking. The building work at Rose Hill has been delayed, luckily for us the School very generously has allowed us the use of the hall again.

Friday 10am Bums & Tums class

This class is moving to The Barn by Step 2 studio in Cassington on Friday 6 July. It will start at the later time of 11am. There is also a Pilates class at 12.15pm in the same venue after the Bums and Tums class.

Tuesday 10am Toning class

Due to the delay in building work in the hall, the School has said we are able to continue the class for a further 3 weeks, which is wonderful news! So the very last class there now will be on Tuesday 17 July.

All evening and weekend classes will not change on the schedule. We will however be in the hall by the school reception so you will be using a different door to get into the school, the one which you see straight ahead of you when you enter through the school gates. This will happen over the weekend of 20/22 July. Any changes to classes I will do my best to inform you and also update my website with the information.

 

AJactive Filming

The date for filming will be Friday 31 August. We will start around 2pm and continue until the film crew have enough footage. I will firm up a proper schedule nearer the time which I will email to people involved in the filming but as a rough idea it would make sense to film the Yoga work first whilst everyone is relatively un-sweaty! And then go on will the Aerobics section and the Step display work. I am hoping to alternate between the last two sections in accordance with the people who are available.

I would really like to get as many people involved in the Aerobics and Yoga work as possible, so yes, I am looking for volunteers! Please, if you can let me know if you’d like to get involved as soon as possible!

Just to reiterate my reasons for making this film… So many people need encouragement to make that first step to getting fitter and becoming healthier, I hope this mini-film may just spur someone into thinking “I could do that!” or “That person looks like ME! If they can do it, I might be able to do it!”. I believe exercising should be accessible to everyone, you shouldn’t need an expensive membership or be tied into a block of classes, life is busy and flexibility shouldn’t just be what you work for in your Yoga class! Drop-in to a class and make it work into your lifestyle, that’s the key to sustaining your interest and passion.

 In addition to the filming I have a rehearsal photo-shoot which will allow us stills of the routine work we’ll be doing on the film day. These pictures will be used for the website, again for the purpose of my beliefs I mentioned earlier. Date for this is Friday 13 July from 6.30pm at Rose Hill Primary School and this is to include all aspects of the film, Yoga, Aerobics and the Step display. The Yoga and Aerobics I will lead, so no worrying about remembering the routine please!

Any queries please let me know  (e: enquiries@ajactive.co.uk / m: 07796 053703) and finally the below event you may find of interest! It sounds lovely to me!

Best wishes

AJx

 

Charity fundraiser for Devya Chaya Charity featuring

KATHAK DANCE

      Tea & Cakes included plus Handicrafts Bazaar

 Sunday 1 July

3.45-5.30pm

Iffley Church Hall, Church Way

Tickets £10 from the Rectory, Mill Lane, Iffley or

 Booking/Enquiries: Ox. 773516  sarahmckearney@btinternet.com ALL WELCOME!

 

Sunday 27th May 2012

 2012 Jubilee Bank Holiday & Morning Class update

Just a few updates for your diary:

Jubilee Bank Holiday Classes

The long Bank holiday weekend – classes will run on Friday (with the exception of Yoga at Millbrook studio at 5pm, which is cancelled for one night only), Saturday and Sunday as usual but not on Monday and Tuesday. Colleen will be covering my classes on Saturday, which I know you will enjoy enormously!

 

Morning Classes

  • Tuesday and Fridays will continue 10am at Rose Hill until June 29th.
  • Wednesday morning Pilates at 10am will be at Rose Hill 6th and 13th June then move to Littlemore/Sandford village hall from June 20th. Please for that class bring along a Yoga mat as the Yoga mats will stay at Rose Hill for the other classes in the evenings.
  • Friday mornings will be moving to Cassington, Step 2 studio and they will run at the later time of 11am from July 6th.

Any questions, please ask!
 

Team Display Practice Dates

I have not got a date for the filming yet, though we are getting closer I do promise! I hope to bother you with another email very soon with details for this! Team practice dates: I am changing the Friday 8th June to the week after 15th June, so NO practice on the 8th June. After that I am putting forward: Fridays 29th June and 13th July. These may need to change, but I will keep you posted. Fridays at 6.30pm, Rose Hill:

  • Friday 15th June (no practice Friday 8th June)
  • Friday 29th June
  • Friday 13th July

 

Website updates

Also we have updated the Links and News on the ajactive website. Please click onto these links below and have a look through!

If there are any questions please don’t hesitate to ask (e: enquiries@ajactive.co.uk / m: 07796 053703).

That's all for now, take care

AJx

Tuesday 3rd April 2012

2012 Easter Break

Spring is just around the corner which is a wonderful feeling and with it comes the Easter break!   Classes will be running as normal except for Good Friday 6 April and Easter Monday 9 April where we will be taking off all classes but the Saturday and Sunday classes in between will run as normal.  We will also continue normal morning and evening classes throughout the Easter school break.

Timetable changes end of May

Better news also for the morning classes being run from Rose Hill Primary School which will stay in place until the end of May. There have been some changes to building work which is now planned to start in June. I have made provisions for the Wednesday 10am Pilates class to run from Sandford Village Hall and the Friday 10am class will change to 11am start and be run from Step 2 Studio in Cassington to be followed by a Pilates class at 12.15pm.  I will remind of these changes nearer to the time and please contact me with any queries you may have. 

Friday 5.30pm Class: Step and Toning

Colleen’s class on Friday at 5.30pm is having a mini-make-over! In preparation for the holidays Colleen is going to teach a simple Step routine followed by some deep muscle toning exercises, similar to the Thursday night Toning class work, which as you know (those of you which have attended) those exercises really hit the spot! If you’re looking to tone up, and quick, that’s your class!

Team Display Practice Dates

New team practice dates are all Fridays at 6.30pm, Rose Hill:

  • Friday 30th March
  • Friday 20th April
  • Friday 4th May
  • Friday 25th May
  • Friday 8th June

 

If there are any questions please don’t hesitate to ask (e: enquiries@ajactive.co.uk / m: 07796 053703). 

Hope you are keeping health and fit!

 Best wishes

AJx

Wednesday 1st February 2012

2012 Changes to the timetable at Easter

Hi Everyone!

New Year greetings… if I havn’t seen you yet this year…!! Hope you’re making leaps and bounds into your fitness again!

Timetable changes at Easter

This year we are going to see some changes to the ajactive programme.  The school hall that we are currently having the fitness classes in at Rose Hill Primary School is going to be needed by the school to make two extra class rooms as the intake of children next year has increased at the school. This means my classes will be moving to the other hall by the main reception. Unfortunately as the hall will be used by the school in the daytime it means the morning classes on Tuesdays and Fridays will no longer run from Easter this year. The Wednesday 10am morning Pilates class will be moving to Sandford Village Hall from Easter break, the first week in April.

In addition to this we are losing Sheila our child minder from the end of January so the crèche facility will no longer run either. I know there a number of you that are going to miss your morning classes but I really hope you will be able to make it along for some of the evening and weekend classes instead. With the equipment needed to power up the cardio classes it would be impossible to move all the equipment to a hall off site but the Pilates class is something that I can still run with less equipment. I will miss teaching those classes and I thank those of you who have brought your enthusiasm and energy along over the years.

I will be looking to change the Friday night 5.30pm Step class to a Bums and Tums class, still with Colleen teaching, to replace the Friday morning class. Colleen’s Step class will move to Sunday at 11am.

And of course, should class participant numbers increase, extra classes can be added to the schedule in the evenings and weekends.

If I could just ask those of you still able to make the morning classes in February and March to allow to be a little early for class as I will be taking reception whilst operating the door (we need to be very safety conscious when the children are in so I cannot leave the door open) and I wouldn’t want to bother the School reception staff as they are already very busy and of course I know you’d like to start your class on time!! Traffic problems will always arise but if we can just do our best!!

Team Display Practice Dates

I’d also like to get the Team practice back under way so the dates I have put aside are all Fridays at 6.30pm, Rose Hill:

  • Friday 3rd February
  • Friday 9th March
  • Friday 30th March

ajactive Photos

Also if you’ve not had chance to view some of the pics from previous ajactive ‘events’ please see links below which should take you there! Photos will also go up on the ‘News’ page of the ajactive website (via Flickr)  from now on too, so no waiting!

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajactive/sets/72157628790740035/show/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajactive/sets/72157628790958249/show/

If there are any questions please don’t hesitate to ask (e: enquiries@ajactive.co.uk / m: 07796 053703).  I’ll hope to look forward to earning the privilege of helping you along with your fitness this year, I’ll do my best to keep things vibrant and fresh for you!!

Thank you for your enthusiasm and trust in my ethos!

AJx

Monday 9th January 2012

2011 Christmas Drinks Pictures now online

 

Pictures from the Christmas Drinks at The Chester Arms can now be found online via Flickr and Facebook.  Click the links below to view!

 

Flickr and Facebook  links are below:

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajactive

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajactive/sets/72157628790740035/show/

 

Black & White Photos

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajactive/sets/72157628790958249/show/

 

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Wednesday 7th December 2011

2011 Christmas Timetable now online

Just to let you know that the Christmas Timetable, incorporating the time between Christmas and New Year, is now available and hopefully you will be able to make a class or two during this time.  Click here to download the 2011 Christmas & New Year Timetable.

Please Note:

  • Classes at Millbrook House will only run Mon 19, Tues 20, Weds 21 and Thurs 22 December during the Christmas period.
  • All classes, at all venues, will return to normal at the beginning of the New Year, Tuesday 3rd January 2012

 

Christmas Get Together

Just a quick reminder about this Saturday night (10th December) for the 'Christmas Get Together' at the Chester Arms.  Everyone is welcome and it would be lovely to see you in a different context than a fitness class! Hope you can make it!

 

 

Snow Conditions

We have been lucky with the weather so far but just to reiterate, if/when snow comes, I will update the ajactive Facebook page daily but please check if unsure if your class will be on. The School may have to be shut and it is safer all round not to encourage either getting stuck in your car or falling on the ice, so classes may be disrupted in this period. I will of course do my best to keep things going though!

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If you have any queries regarding the above then please don't hesitate to contact me either on m: 07796 053703 or email: enquiries@ajactive.co.uk.

Seasons greetings to you all and hope you have a lovely Christmas time!
 
Best wishes
AJ x

Friday 23rd September 2011

2011 Autumn Timetable now online

I hope you’ve all had a great summer and now feel refreshed and ready to start training again in earnest!!

 

New Basic Step Class!

We now have a new Basic Step class on Friday evenings at 5.30pm taught by Colleen which is held at Rose Hill Primary School. The level of choreography is similar to the Monday 5.30pm Step class, so wonderful for getting rid of the tensions of the week and clearing your mind ready for your weekend!

Click here to download the 2011 Autumn Timetable.

Pilates in Cassington

Pilates at 1pm on Fridays is back on now at the Step 2 studio in Cassington. Please check with AJ during school breaks though as sometimes the studio is closed.

Team Practice!

After our epic performance at the Cowley Road Carnival I am looking to put together two teams for next year! An aerobic dance team and a step dance team. As those of you in this year’s team will remember, a month before our performance to start learning the routine was a little pressured!! Though we did laugh a lot… mine out of sheer panic!! So this year I would like to start us off a bit earlier and have Team Practice about once a month on a Friday night at 6.30pm. There is some footage on Youtube if you’re not sure what the ‘Team’ display is all about, and also on my ajactive Facebook page . The routines will be different next year though…

Dates for Team Practice class:

  • Friday 30th September
  • Friday 21st October
  • Friday 11th November
  • Friday 2nd December

 

AJactive Cowley Road Carnival 2011: Photos & Videos

 

 

 For non Facebook users, Flickr and YouTube links are below:

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajactive

 

 YouTube links:

http://youtu.be/SPlBHqDX10Y

http://youtu.be/xW_NLz5pXJI

 

Join AJactive on Facebook

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ajactive hoodies

I am going to put in an order for the ajactive branded hoodies. I will be including white items this time with turquoise lettering and coloured items with white lettering. There are men’s generous hoodie tops, the ladies’ longer hoodies and the zip-up hoodie jackets along with the hoodless sweat tops with the wider neck line to choose from. Plus the longer (long sleeved) tee-shirt tops can go through on this order too, very popular for wearing in Yoga and Pilates classes.

Please see me at class to put your order in as I will order to order.

If you have any queries regarding any of the above then please don't hesitate to contact me
(m: 07796 053703 or email, enquiries@ajactive.co.uk).

Hope to see you soon and hope you’re keeping healthy and fit!

AJ

Thursday 31st March 2011

2011 Spring Timetable now online

Well done to everyone for making a wonderful start to your fitness in 2011! Just to keep you up to date on the latest news, this is as follows:

New Pilates Class in Cassington

The Spring timetable is now online and I have added a new class into the schedule. It is a Pilates class on Fridays, 1.00pm in Cassington. The class is open to all and is 'pay as you go' (£5.00). Please note, however, this class is not covered by the ajactive membership unfortunately as it is a privately owned studio. It is a beautiful space to take a class in so if you and or you know of anyone who would benefit from taking up Pilates, now would be the time to start with that class, as most participants are quite new to the practice there.

Friday 1.00 - 2.00pm Pilates (AJ) Step 2 Studios, Cassington

Step 2 Studios, Worton Park, Cassington, OX29 4SY

Click here to download the 2011 Spring Timetable.

Spring Get Together

The legendary Pete Fryer Band will be playing at The Bear and Ragged Staff in Cumnor on Saturday 7th May! Following on from the lovely Christmas get together we had, I thought it would be nice to do it again!

The food served at the pub is very good and the landlord has welcomed a group booking for earlier in the evening. If you would like to come along please let me know if you would like to eat and I will make a group booking.

Everyone is welcome to join us, so hope you can make it!

The Bear & Ragged Staff
28 Appleton Road Cumnor, Oxford OX2 9QH
t: 01865 862329
www.bearandraggedstaff.com

Rose Hill Primary School is most improved in England

And finally, congratulations to Rose Hill Primary School, who, at the end of last year, were hailed as 'the most improved primary school in England'. Owing to the continued determination, drive and support of Head Teacher, Sue Mortimer, staff, pupils and parents alike, this enabled Rose Hill Primary to receive this tremendous achievement.

Sue Mortimer, Head teacher. "We were in Special Measures in 2007, and since then we have worked really hard to improve the quality of teaching and learning. Staff and parents have worked closely together, and it has been a real team effort."

To see the full article, please click here

If you have any queries regarding any of the above then please don't hesitate to contact me
(m: 07796 053703 or email, enquiries@ajactive.co.uk).

Kind regards
AJ

Friday 3rd December 2010

2010 Christmas Timetable now online

The Christmas timetable, incorporating the time between Christmas and New Year, is now available and I hope you'll be able to make a few classes, I find it integral for keeping the madness of it all in perspective!

Please Note:
Classes at Millbrook House will only run Mon 21, Tues 22 and Weds 23 December during the Christmas period. All classes will return to normal at the beginning of the New Year (Tuesday 4th January 2011).

Click here to download the 2010 Christmas & New Year Timetable.

Christmas Get Together

Another reminder about the 'Christmas Get-together' on Friday 17th December at the Chester Arms with the amazing Pete Fryer band! And it's FREE everyone! Just bring along your good self!! For further details, please click here (PDF - 0.9MB).

Snow Conditions

Just to also touch on the event of snow causing havoc with travelling. If the School is shut at Rose Hill, it is highly likely that classes won't be running either. If the snow is causing problems with people travelling, then only essential journeys should be attempted and I would not like to feel responsible for people having accidents on ice at night. Also, if the School has been shut there may be problems with burst pipes etc so understandably the Head of the School would prefer to know the premises are safe for public use.

For classes at Millbrook, Milton Village, everyone was very understanding, as essentially they were in a similar situation. If the roads in the villages are untreated it's not wise to make a journey that might prove more than a little tricky!

If you are in any doubt by all means text, call (mobile: 07796 053703) or email me, enquiries@ajactive.co.uk, if you are uncertain, but I will also put up a message on Facebook, on the ajactive site, as to what the situation is.

Jean Roberts Photography & Sushilla Jewellery

One last thing, below are two small 'adverts' for Jean Roberts and Sushilla Done who take part in my classes and are both such inspiring, talented people I wanted to share their beautiful work with you.

So all that's left to say is a big thank you and well done to all of you that have participated in classes this year!

I hope you have a Happy Christmas and all the best for the New Year!

Best Wishes

AJ

Thursday 11th November 2010

2010 Winter timetable now online

Winter Timetable

The Winter timetable is now in full swing with a couple of minor changes to the Thursday evening classes. The Thursday Body Toning Class (5.30pm) has now been extended to allow for the much needed capacity to run-over the hour as and when required. Increasingly, additional time is needed to introduce and explain new activities during this session. To accommodate this, the Flexi-bar Class (6.35pm) has therefore been removed from the timetable. This also has the advantage of freeing up the Flexi-bar equipment to be used in other toning classes.

As a result of these changes, it now means that there is a new starting time for yoga. The Thursday Yoga class now starts at 7.00pm rather than 7.15pm.

These new changes are highlighted below, but please click here to view the full timetable:

Thursday 5.30pm Body Toning (AJ)
Thursday 7.00pm Yoga (AJ)

‘Pay as you go’ - £5.00 per class

Christmas Drinks

We are organising a ‘Christmas Drinks / Get Together’ on Friday 17th December at The Chester Arms, Chester Street, Oxford, 8pm onwards. If you’ve not had the pleasure of being entertained by the Pete Fryer Band may I very much recommend it for a thoroughly enjoyable night out! We hope you can make it!! For further details, please click here (PDF - 0.9MB).

Christmas Timetable

Finally, nearer to Christmas I will send out details for the class schedule during the holiday period.

Best Wishes

AJ

Friday 16th July 2010

2010 Summer timetable now online

With the summer holidays fast approaching, I would just like to confirm that ajactive will be running classes as per normal (see timetable) during this time. I will be taking a break for part of August but in my absence, please be assured the ajactive team will cover all classes. The only exception to this is Thursday 1.15pm Pilates, Yoga Garden, when this class will not be operating during the month of August.

Please also note:
Thursday 12.10pm Pilates has temporarily moved venue to the New Road Baptist Church, Bonn Square, Oxford.

Click here for full details of the 2010 Summer timetable.

If you should have any queries regarding the above then please do not hesitate to contact me either by email: enquiries@ajactive.co.uk or mobile: 07796 053703.

Wishing you all a very relaxing and healthy summer.

We’ll look forward to seeing you very soon!

AJ

Monday 4th January 2010

2010 New Year Timetable now online

A very Happy New Year to you all and I hope you had festive and restful Christmas! 

Before Christmas we were able to welcome the return of the Step boards!  The Step classes have reverted to their original times and full details can be viewed on the timetable page. As a reminder:

Monday 5.30pm Basic Step & Abs (AJ)
Wednesday 5.30pm Step 2 (AJ)
Thursday 10.00am Step, Bums & Tums (Michelle)
Saturday 10.00am Step & Tone (AJ)

‘Pay as you go’ - £5.00 per class

 

2010 Timetable changes to be aware of:

Tuesday Morning at Rose Hill Primary School, Oxford

The 10.00am Bums & Tums class has now changed to a ‘Body Toning’ class.  It is a non-impact class designed to condition and tone the whole body.  All levels of ability and fitness welcome.  The class will vary each week incorporating Flexi-Bar, hand-weights, Pilates circles, Step and Xertubing. Please wear your trainers.

Tuesday 10.00am Body Toning (AJ)

Tuesday & Wednesday Classes at Millbrook House, Milton Park

All Millbrook House (Milton Park) classes are now running as per the normal timetable but please note the time changes to Tuesday and Wednesday classes, which now commence at the new time of 12.05pm.

Tuesday 12.05pm Pilates (AJ)
Wednesday 12.05pm Yoga (AJ)

Thursday Classes at Rose Hill Primary School, Oxford

In addition to the Step boards, the Flexi-Bar and Yoga classes also return to their original times on Thursdays of 6.35pm and 7.15pm respectively.

Thursday 6.35pm Flexi-Bar (AJ)
Thursday 7.15pm Yoga (AJ)

Click here for full details of the 2010 New Year timetable.

If you should have any queries regarding the above then please do not hesitate to contact me either by email: enquiries@ajactive.co.uk or mobile: 07796 053703.

Wishing you all a very happy and healthy 2010.

We’ll look forward to seeing you very soon!

AJ

Tuesday 8th December 2009

2009 Christmas Timetable now online

The Christmas and New Year Schedule is now available. You will note that classes have been condensed on various days. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause but based on previous experience classes are not as well attended at this time of year.  Rest assured all classes will return to normal at the beginning of the New Year (Monday 4th January 2010).

Click here to download the 2009 Christmas & New Year timetable.

Please Note:
All Milbrook House (Milton Park) Classes are not running during the weeks of Christmas and New Year but will resume Monday 4th January onwards.

Other changes to be aware of during December are as follows:

  • Flexi-bar (30 mins) @ 6.35pm on Thursdays – Temporarily removed, commences again January 2010
  • Yoga (1 hour) @ 6.45 pm on Thursdays – Time change from 7.15 pm to 6.45 pm (December only)

If you should have any queries regarding the above then please do not hesitate to contact me either by email: enquiries@ajactive.co.uk or mobile: 07796 053703.

Finally may I take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support through this somewhat turbulent year and very best wishes for the festive season!

Kind regards

AJ

Monday 10th August 2009

New location for AJactive classes previously held at Lord Nuffield Club

Owing to the Lord Nuffield Club now in receivership, all AJactive classes formerly run at this venue have had to relocate to different premises.

From Monday 10th August 2009, all classes previously held at the Lord Nuffield Club will now, by kind permission, be run from Rose Hill Primary School until further notice. In addition to the change of venue for these specific classes, please note the step aerobics classes have temporarily been replaced with aerobics and dance aerobics (please see timetable) until step boards are available. Participants will be notified when the situation changes.

Details and location of the School can be found below:
Rose Hill Primary School, The Oval, Oxford OX4 4SF
Click here for directions »

Despite these unforeseen changes AJactive continues to operate as normal. If you should have any queries regarding the above then please do not hesitate to contact me either by email: enquiries@ajactive.co.uk or mobile: 07796 053703.

Thank you for your continued support, and I look forward to seeing you in class.

Kind regards
AJ

Monday 18th May 2009

Temporary closure at Yoga Garden

Owing to building work being carried out, the Yoga Garden will temporarily be closed during the week of 26 May until 08 June 2009. Subject to completion of the building work, it is intended that normal operations will resume the following week with classes running as normal i.e.

Thursday(s) - Pilates @ 1.15 – 2.15 pm

Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause, but please check the website for updates and any further news. Alternatively, click on the timetable to see where I run other pilates classes which you may like to attend in the interim.

Kind regards
AJ

Monday 8th December 2008

Yoga & Pilates Classes at new Milton Park location

After excess of 6 years teaching Yoga and Pilates at The Park Club on Milton Park I have decided to leave due to class slots being dropped for the new January 2009 timetable.

I feel after giving consistent commitment to the Club and participants alike it seems a shame that the steady progress of the participants will be halted. I have very much enjoyed teaching the range of abilities and needs to an amazing mix of people over the years and it is this which has inspired me on to carry on the class slots in a different venue.

Lunch time is the ideal time to fit in a Yoga or Pilates session. It will help maximise your output mentally in the afternoon and due to the nature of the type of training, people can easily change clothes without needing to shower after a heavy, sweaty workout! The importance of lengthening the spine and correcting poor posture (in both disciplines) means that these sessions can also be seen as a preventive medicine against back pain and linked aliments, which, as we know, are huge factors for people taking time off work.
The new venue is at Millbrook House, approximately 200 yards further towards Milton Village.

Millbrook House, Milton, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4EL
Click here for map »

Chloe Glazebrook (Total Body Conditioning) has set up a studio at Millbrook House and has kindly agreed that I can teach the following classes there:

Monday 1.30pm Yoga
Tuesday 12.30pm Pilates
Wednesday 12.30pm Yoga
Thursday 9.30am Pilates
Friday 5.00pm Yoga

NB:  I am fitting around Linda Boston who is also teaching Pilates and Power Plate there.

I am sorry that things have to change, but I am positive that this will be a better venue for the type of classes that I would like to continue teaching to you all.
Hope to see you soon

AJ

If you are interested in discussing this news any further please contact aj

E: enquiries@ajactive.co.uk      T: 07796 053703