Vital Pilates


Mat work Classes

We run mat classes in Clifton and Chew Valley, our mat courses are run in short blocks and are suitable for all levels.  The classes are taught in small groups.

Beginners level

This class is suitable for complete beginners or someone who only has only attended to a few classes.

Improvers level

This class is suitable for someone who has done some Pilates and is looking for a bit more of a challenge.

Intermediate level

This is a faster paced class aimed at someone who has a lot of Pilates experience and is looking for an even greater challenge.

Equipment sessions

At our Chew Valley studio we have a more personal experience with equipment based Pilates. The exercises and intensity are carefully tailored to meet your specific needs and goals.

The exercises are performed on a Reformer, Cadillac and split pedal stability chairs. We also work with smaller pieces of equipment such as balls, bands, foam rollers, and Arc Barrels.

The Reformer

This is the most popular and versatile piece of Pilates equipment. The carriage glides on rails, moving in response to the use of attached springs, pulleys and ropes. The reformer facilitates hundreds of strengthening and stretching exercises.

The Cadillac

This is a raised horizontal table topped by a four- poster canopy frame on which bars, straps and springs are attached. A wide variety of exercises can be performed on the Cadillac. From gentle, spring assisted movement to advanced acrobatics.

The Chair

This is a box with 4 springs and a split pedal. The exercises enhance stability, balance and body control. It focuses on upper and lower body strength and conditioning and makes the chair a great tool for improving general fitness.

Reformer Classes

At our Chew Valley studio we run reformer classes.  These classes are based on and around the reformer. We also use smaller pieces of equipment like balls, bands and magic circles.  Reformer classes are taught 1:1 and 2:1 so the exercises can be tailored to your individual needs. These classes will give you a full body workout and are often taught with more speed which makes them dynamic and fun.  There is also a focus on balance and functional movement.



1:1 sessions are available for matwork, please contact us for more information.

When you pay for a mat course and miss a session, it is possible to make up this session by attending a different class. Please note this must be done by the end of the course you have paid for.

When a mat course is already running it can be joined at any point, provided the person has done Pilates before or has attended a 1:1. Anyone else has to start at the beginning of a new course.

Block bookings are non-refundable

For more details or to book

Please call Elena on 07732 246866

Get in touch if you would like to book into a Matclass or an Equipment session.

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