Pilates matwork classes in Bristol


Group, Private and Virtual

Pilates Roll-up matwork exercise

Image by Sarah Kotzamani, The Pilates Mat Series Drawing Project


Group Classes

I aim to make my classes friendly and accessible, whilst leaving you feeling challenged. Classes are limited to 12 participants to ensure sufficient individual attention can be given, with modifications and progressions provided as necessary.

Classes operate on a half-termly basis (typically 6-8 weeks), payable in advance (or on a pro-rata basis if joining part way through a term). Drop-in spaces are also available providing the class is not full. Please contact me prior to attending to register your interest.


Pricing (per class):



Can’t make your usual class? Providing notice is given and there is space available, you are welcome to join one of the other sessions running that week. If these are full, a video recording of the session can be provided should you wish to take the class in your own time.









​All group classes are 55 minutes and are held at Redland Parish Church Halls (please see venue for further details).


Classes currently run at the following times:


* Tuesday, 18:15

Current term: 18th May - 15th Jun (5 weeks)

Mary Hall

* Wednesday, 18:30

Current term: 19th May - 16th Jun (5 weeks)

Mary Hall

* Friday, 09:15 and 10:30

Current term: 21st May - 18th Jun (5 weeks)

Ananias Hall



Tom Ashfold Pilates venue, Redland Parish Church Halls

Image by Map Data: Google 2018

All group classes are held at the recently redeveloped Redland Parish Church Halls, located on Redland Green Road, next door to Redland Green Tennis Club. The postcode for the Halls is BS6 7HE.

Please note that the three car parking spaces immediately outside the Halls are not available for public use; however, free parking is available on Redland Green Road after 17:00.

Private Classes

Private (1-to-1 and 2-to-1) sessions can be booked in the comfort of your own home. These are particularly beneficial for those who are new to Pilates or recovering from injury, as well as those who prefer more individual focus than can be provided in a group class. With undivided attention for 55 minutes, each session can be tailored to your specific needs and goals, helping you to get the absolute most from your Pilates practice. 

Classes can be booked on a one-off basis or as a block of 5. Please contact me for further information or to arrange a convenient time.

Pricing (per class):









“If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old;

if it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.”

– Joseph Pilates, Return to Life Through Contrology


Virtual Classes

Virtual classes are available for those who are unable to meet in person, or prefer the privacy and convenience of online interaction. Two such options are available. Firstly, live (1-to-1 and 2-to-1) sessions can be conducted via Skype, allowing for tailored instruction and real-time feedback. Secondly, pre-recorded video sessions are available via Vimeo, offering flexibility over when and where you take the class. This includes varied weekly sessions that mirror my group classes at Redland Church Halls, as well as the option of commissioning a video tailored to your individual needs and goals.


A free trial video session is available on request. Please contact me for further details.

Skype classes can be booked on a one-off basis or as a block of 5, whilst Vimeo sessions are available as standard and bespoke options.

Skype - Pricing (per class):

Vimeo - Pricing (per class):




















About Pilates

Pilates aims to simultaneously strengthen and stretch the body, with a particular focus on the ‘core’ muscles around the abdomen, back and pelvis. Emphasis is placed on performing exercises with control and precision.

Because each exercise can be adapted according to the individual, Pilates has something to offer everyone, from elite athletes to those recovering from injury or with restricted mobility. It is a great complement to other forms of exercise, including both cardiovascular and resistance training, as well as ball and racquet sports. It is also a valuable corrective to our increasingly sedentary lifestyles, with hours spent sitting at desks and in cars contributing to a growth in musculoskeletal disorders.

Practiced regularly, Pilates can help to:

  • Improve muscle tone and core strength

  • Improve flexibility and mobility

  • Improve posture and correct muscle imbalances

  • Alleviate aches and pains, and aid injury recovery

  • Improve balance and coordination

  • Increase body awareness

  • Reduce stress and tension, and increase wellbeing

About Me

Exercise and sport have always been a big part of my life. I came to Pilates after struggling with back problems for several years. It made such a difference to my physical and mental wellbeing that in 2017 I decided to undertake a comprehensive teacher training course with the Physiotherapy and Pilates Rehabilitation Centre in Clevedon, North Somerset. Run in affiliation with the world renowned Alan Herdman, this led to me being awarded an Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Instructing Pilates Matwork.

Tom Ashfold, Pilates instructor, Bristol


Please get in touch with any enquiries or to make a booking. I will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

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