Pilates Classes in Bristol

Pilates classes - Beginners and Intermediate

Beginners Pilates

Introduces the basic principles of Pilates mat work. Focussing on alignment, control, posture, core strength, balance and flexibility. Lots of the exercises are performed lying down, on hands and knees or standing on the spot so minimal space is required. For beginners, it is wise to start with one Pilates class a week to see how your body feels after your Pilates workout. If you are quite fit, you can try starting with two classes a week. If you are experienced, you may do as many classes a week as you wish. Always remember to listen to your body and allow it to recover at least one day a week.

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Intermediate Pilates

Based on Joseph Pilates classical mat series, this is a faster paced, challenging work out which builds on his 7 principles of exercise. It requires greater stamina, strength, physical control and flexibility alongside a deeper understanding and previous practice of the repertoire.
To get the best results, it is recommended to do a variety of workouts so that you are continually challenging your muscles, therefore we offer a variety of different classes with varying levels of intensity.

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Pilates Classes in Bristol

All of our classes are live, online, register today!

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Pilates Exercise Classes

To quote Joseph Pilates: “In 10 sessions you will feel better, in 20 you will look better, and in 30 you will have a whole new body.”

If you are doing 2-3 classes a week, you should start to see results in 10-12 weeks. If you attend one class a week, you will still see results but it might take longer.

Meet our Pilates instructor


I am a Level 4 Group Exercise Specialist, which means I am qualified to offer differentiated exercise classes that can adapt to the needs of anyone looking for a class or exercise regime. This means that all classes that I teach are inclusive. I teach a range of group exercise classes for all ages and levels and specialist groups who have a particular aim to work to, this includes Strong Nation™, HITT, Pilates, Cardio-Combat, falls prevention, moving with arthritis, diabetes, obesity or lower back pain. If you have a question about any of the classes on the timetable you can find me at fitness@southmead.org

Online Pilates Feedback

Here’s what some of our members have been telling us about their experience with our online classes.

“I was delighted when I heard that the Greenway Gym was going to offer online Pilates during lockdown and signed up immediately.”

“Pilates classes via Zoom are really helpful for my fitness and making me feel good, so to be able to do them during lockdown is brilliant. I hope they will continue.”

“I am able to use my tv to see the class which makes it easy to see and to follow the exercises especially when lying down and it is very comfortable doing them in my sitting room.”

“I have been able to attend the Pilates classes more frequently than when they are at the Greenway Centre and of course no excuses about it being too cold or too wet to go out!”

“I really value these classes. Because it is on Zoom and you can talk to the instructor and she can see if you are doing it correctly and advise you if not, it is much better than just following a video.”

“Paula always offers lower impact options so that you don’t get left behind.”

Pilates classes in Southmead, North Bristol?

How to find us

Our Pilates classes are usual held at the Greenway Centre in Southmead. Currently all classes are live online. Register today!