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Pilates classes in Bristol, BS3

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Why do MAT Pilates?

  • Target specific muscle groups with precise movement
  • Build stamina in muscles
  • Learn healthy movement patterns
  • Gain mental space as the flowing sequences connect you to your body
  • Ideal for rehab/injury prevention
  • Suitable for all ages and fitness levels
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What to expect?

  • All equipment is provided (but you are welcome to bring your own mat)
  • Grip socks or bare feet recommended
  • A flowing sequence of exercises in various positions including standing, seated, side lying, prone + 4 point kneeling
  • Modifications given to increase or decrease challenge/accommodate injury
  • A friendly, welcoming + supportive environment

Why do High Intensity Pilates?

  • Ticks the cardio box without high impact moves - there's no jumping!
  • Use of handweights contributes to increasing bone density
  • Combines precision of Pilates with the health benefits of a cardio session
  • Improve squat, lunge and plank technique
  • Improve brain function with co-ordination challenge
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What to expect?

  • All equipment is provided (but you are welcome to bring your own mat)
  • Bare feet recommended
  • A standing warm up, followed by a pattern of squat sequence, plank sequence, lunge sequence, plank sequence. Finishing with an abdominal sequence on the mat and a stretch.
  • Increased heart rate throughout and therefore a sweat!
  • Modifications given throughout
  • A friendly, welcoming + supportive environment

What our members think

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"I’d never done Barre before so didn’t know what to expect, but Jo explains the movements clearly and offers directions on technique. It’s a challenging class, even for a veteran fitness goer, but there are scalable options throughout. The best thing about the class though, is that it is fun. I consistently get the arm and leg movements out of sync, and we all just giggle about it."

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"I was worried starting Barre as I'm 56 but with Jo's support I always leave the class feeling motivated and energised. Everyone is friendly and welcoming."

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"Barre with Jo is always just the right balance of fun and challenge. She has also helped me to adapt movements in pregnancy so that I can carry on exercising safely. I would absolutely recommend her classes to anyone!"

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"I started Barre with Jo to try something new and I love it, I can’t recommend it enough. She’s so professional, smiley and she definitely gets us working- I love feeling the burn!"

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Since doing barre with Jo, I feel stronger and fitter. She's so welcoming and friendly and always offers helpful modifications for anyone that needs them. Most of all, her classes are fun!

How to find us

Our Pilates classes in Bristol are held at The Charles Padfield Memorial Hall, Victoria Park Baptist Church, Sylvia Avenue, BS3 5DA

When you arrive

The entrance is right on the corner of St John’s Lane and Sylvia Avenue.The hall is called the ‘Charles Padfield Memorial Hall’ and is accessed by the glass double doors rather than the entrance to the church itself.

Once you enter walk up the stairs to the right and you will see the hall through the glass doors and windows there too. There is a lift as well which is accessed through the lower hall.

Driving + Cycling

There is free parking on Sylvia Avenue and all surrounding roads. It’s a residential area so things can get busy but there are multiple options so you shouldn’t have to hunt for a space for too long!Bike racks out front.

Public Transport

BUS: Nearest stop is Bellevue Road (on Wells Road) with a 10 min walk from there to the hall.

TRAIN: Temple Meads is the closest station where you can then get the bus to Bellevue Road. Parson Street which is a 25 min walk or you can get the 76 to Bedminster Parade and walk through Victoria Park.

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