Pilates Classes in Bristol
Pilates classes - Beginners and Intermediate
Beginners, Mondays, 10:30-11:15
Intermediate, Wednesdays, 12:00-12:45
Mixed Abilities, Fridays, 18:00-18:45
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.
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.
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.
What is Pilates?
How do I book a Pilates class?
Simply register with the Greenway Gym for free by either downloading the MemberMe+ app or visit our online members area.
Once you are registered you can pay for individual classes at £5 per class, purchase an ALL-IN! membership and attend as many classes as you like or purchase a 10 class pass for the price of 9!
If you require help with registering please contact us by calling 0117 9503335 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is Pilates for?
Anyone can attend a Pilates class, it’s suitable for all abilities and ages, our experienced and attentive instructor will demonstrate adaptions to all exercises for all levels of fitness and ability. It is helpful to some prior experience of Pilates for our intermediate class. If you’ve not done Pilates before, start with our Beginners class to get started!
If you are concerned about the suitability of the class for you simply email us for a quick chat at email@example.com
Will my muscles be sore after Pilates?
Muscle soreness after Pilates depends on your athleticism and muscle memory. You will get out of Pilates what you put in. This means, if you do not make a conscious effort to recruit muscles correctly and focus on proper form, you will not feel sore afterwards. Pilates is designed to be a workout so you will feel your muscles working, however you should never feel any pain in the neck, back or joints. It is quite common to be sore and a bit fatigued, but of course this also depends on your fitness level prior to beginning the classes.
I have a lower back injury/pain. Is Pilates safe for me to do?
As long as you are cleared by your doctor or physical therapist, Pilates is a fabulous way to help alleviate lower back pain or rehabilitate after a back injury. Traditional crunches only work the outermost abdominal muscles. Pilates strengthens the entire core region – including the deep abdominal muscles, pelvic floor, lumbar extensors, and buttocks – to completely stabilise the spine and lumbopelvic region, bringing the body into correct alignment and helping to alleviate the pain. Please inform instructors prior to class of your condition – they can adapt exercises so you can be safe. Never do any exercise that causes any pain in the lower back.
Can I do Pilates if I am pregnant/postnatal?
Pilates is a great way to maintain fitness throughout pregnancy and to rehabilitate after labour. We are not currently offering specific ante or post-natal Pilates, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to speak to an instructor to discuss your individual needs.
How long is a Pilates class?
Should I bring anything to class?
Please bring a towel or mat to lie on, socks with grips on the sole if you have some and a water bottle.
What should I wear?
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing in which you can move freely.
Do I need a gym membership to take part?
You do not need to be a member of the Greenway Centre Gym to take part in the class, simply register for free online, create a Greenway Gym account and then you can book and pay for classes online as and when you like. If you would like to join the gym and attend as many classes as you wish for only £19.99 with our ALL-IN! Membership then simply register in the same way and purchase a membership online. Move GB customers can also book a space on this class.
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 email@example.com