Why Pilates?

Pilates strengthens and conditions the body in an even way, paying particular attention to core strength, flexibility and balance to protect the back and surrounding joints. Joseph Pilates developed the pilates technique through believing that mental and physical health were closely connected to rehabilitate. A true genius.

The Rise Pilates Approach

Rise Pilates Bristol has chosen to base its pilates principles around the STOTT PILATES approach. STOTT PILATES incorporates modern exercise principles and applies practices in biomechanics, athletic performance enhancement and rehabilitation. The exercises are designed to restore the natural curvature of the spine and to strengthen and rebalance the muscles surrounding the joints. The modifications in each exercise allow adaptation for different posture types, allowing it to be adaptable to sports-specific training as well as everyday life.

The STOTT PILATES method has a foundation of 5 basic principles: breath, pelvic placement, rib-cage placement, scapula movement and head and neck placement. If you want to fast-track your progression then you can learn these basics in one to one sessions.

Please also note that if you are recovering from an injury or operation or deemed to require more than an average level of attention from our instructor then you will be required to attend a one to one session for the instructor to carry out a postural analysis. This is so we can tailor and adapt your pilates experience with us including producing you a specific set of home exercises to do alongside your weekly group classes.

What We offer at RISE


One to One

At Rise Pilates Bristol we offer one to one classes in large equipment and mat-based pilates; including The Reformer, The Cadillac and the Wunda Chair as well as using a variety of small equipment.

The session is tailored around a full postural analysis, then working on a programme specific to the client’s posture type and specific goals, incorporating modification to achieve the full benefits from the exercises.

Without doubt this is the best way to learn Pilates and will help you to maximise your results and achieve your goals most efficiently. If you are a weekly client you will be given a programme from your instructor to work though at home in your own pace.

Prices from £45 for 55 minute session


Group Reformer Class

At Rise we only offer small group reformer classes of a ratio of 3:1 in our boutique studio. In the Group reformer class you will work through the full Reformer repertoire with your instructor in a controlled setting; improving posture, challenging balance, toning your muscle and sculpting your body.

The classes are fun, full of movement and will leave you buzzing with endorphins, making you feel amazing for the rest of the day.

Prices start at £22.50 per Session

Large Equipment Class

Pilates Circuit Training

In this intermediate level class you will move your way around all the large pieces of equipment including the reformers, cadillac and Wunda chair, use the stability balls, Arc barrel and the Foam rollers. Our circuit classes are a full body work out, working at pace under the guidance of the instructor. Please note that for your own safety you must have had a minimum of a 1:1 class or an Introduction to Equipment Pilates session prior to joining this class so you know how the equipment works and we are aware of your level.

Prices Start from £16.20 per session

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