Our classes have a maximum of 12 participants. We cater for those with little or no previous experience of Pilates all the way through to advanced level. If you have little or no experience of pilates, you need to complete the Level 1 course (1 term/block of classes) before enrolling in the Level 2 class. Normally you would expect to move into a Level 2 class after completing Level 1.
An introductory course of classes for those with no previous experience of Pilates. The course will cover the basic principles of Pilates (Alignment / Breathing / Control etc) whilst preparing the participant for Level 2. The majority of people are able to join a Level 2 class after completing a Level 1 course.
For those who have either completed a Level 1 course at the University or have previous experience of Pilates Matwork (a course of 10 + classes is recommended). This level introduces a larger variety of exercises from the repertoire and is structured to suit a mixed- ability clientele.
A more challenging level for those who are ready for a faster-paced work-out. This class continues the work already covered in the previous levels but requires more strength, flexibility etc. (n.b. not suitable for those recovering from injury or with a current back problem).
For the experienced Pilates client – an advanced level session for the more ‘athletic’ exerciser! This class includes work on ‘small equipment’ e.g. Pilates Barrels / Stability Rolls / Fitness Circles etc.
If you require help in deciding which level is appropriate for your needs or you are or have been recently pregnant, please contact the Centre to speak to one of the Pilates team. If unavailable at time of calling, we will arrange for a teacher to contact you.
In the rare event that classes have less than 7 clients, we are obliged to cancel them. However, we make every effort to fill classes and offer alternatives if this occurs. You will be fully refunded should this occur.
The University of Bristol Sports Medicine Clinic always endeavours to provide the same instructor and location for all classes. However, in extenuating circumstances, we reserve the right to change instructor or location if necessary. In such circumstances, when a qualified instructor and location have been provided, no refund will be given.