Woman using Pilates equipment in a Bristol class
Woman using Pilates equipment in a Bristol Pilates class

Top places to do Pilates in Bristol

Are you looking for nearby Pilates classes? We’ve whittled down a selection of Pilates classes in Bristol for you to choose from.

Pilates helps build strength and flexibility. It’s a great way to get moving if you’re trying to get fit and just improve your overall health. Many choose to take up Pilates to help with sporting injuries as well as injuries acquired through day to day life!

  1. Simply Pilates - classes in Redland, Bristol
  2. Soul Pilates - classes held in their studios in Bishopston and Bristol City Centre
  3. Bristol Pilates Studio - classes held in their studio in Southville
  4. Living Pilates UK - classed held online & in various locations in North Bristol
  5. The Pilates Space Clifton - classes held online & in Clifton
  6. At home!

Find details below on our top places to do Pilates in Bristol.

Simply Pilates

Simply Pilates has a studio not far from our store in Redland, Bristol. They host classes for complete beginners to those who are more advanced. Their classes focus on rehabilitative exercise and pain management.

Choose between a private 1:1 class with an instructor, duet class with a friend, open studio class so you can work independently or antenatal class for beginners or after 22 weeks of pregnancy.

Mat classes are also available to help focus on your core muscles while also training your arms and legs

Soul Pilates

With studios in Bishopston and Bristol City Centre, Soul Pilates have built a programme of different class styles so you can pick and choose the best class for you.

Their team of instructors teach a mixture of 1:1 classes and group classes and specialise in areas such as chronic pain, pre and post-natal, neck and shoulder pain, plus many more.

Bristol Pilates Studio

Bristol Pilates Studio is a dedicated studio in Southville, the BS3 area of Bristol. Owners Elle and Evie and their team of instructors, teach a mixture of mat classes and apparatus lessons.

New clients need to book a 1:1 consultation so you can be guided in the right Pilates direction. But again, there’s a choice between 1:1 tutoring or class participation.

Living Pilates UK

Founded by Liv Stanley, Living Pilates UK hosts a mixture of online Pilates classes and classes held in various locations in North Bristol. The exercises provided by Liv will help you build a strong core, supple body and a healthy spine.

Liv is an ex-professional dancer and specialises in teaching clients with back pain, slipped discs, shoulder injuries, knee pain and much more.

The Pilates Space Clifton

Housed in a stunning Grade II listed cottage and led by Anthea Bell, The Pilates Space Clifton is a warm, calming and personal space for your Pilates sessions.

Enjoy virtual classes from the comfort of your own home or book a 1:1 with Anthea to help prepare for regular mat work or practicing independently.

At home

Move with Nicole

Nicole’s YouTube channel has loads of Pilates sequences ranging from short 15 minute bursts to envigorating 1 hour sessions. You’ll find plenty of beginner videos, plus some more advanced sequences if you’re looking for more of a challenge. And the best part? You can do it from the comfort of you own home, in your own time.

Is Pilates 3 times a week enough?

To really feel the benefits of Pilates, it's recommended you should do Pilates at least 3 times a week. But if you're looking to improve your body's strength and flexibility you can increase this to up to 5 times a week. Remember to give your body time to rest throughout the week.

What Pilates does to your body.

Pilates is a great way to relieve tension in your shoulders, back and legs. Those who regularly sit down for long hours at work may find taking a Pilates class is a great way to stretch muscles that have become tight after staying in the same position for too long!