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Pilates matwork classes in Bristol
Group and Private

Pilates Roll-up matwork exercise

Image by Sarah Kotzamani, The Pilates Mat Series Drawing Project

Group Classes

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? One session per term may be carried over to the next term. Alternatively, providing notice is given and there is space available, you are welcome to join one of the other sessions running that week. 









​All group classes are 55 minutes and are held in Redland (please see venues for further details).


Classes currently run at the following times:


* Tuesday, 17:00 and 18:15

Current term: 04th Jun - 30th Jul

Redland Church Halls

* Wednesday, 17:45

Current term: 05th Jun - 31st Jul

Redland Green School

* Friday, 09:15 and 10:30

Current term: 07th Jun - 02nd Aug

Redland Church Halls



Tom Ashfold Pilates, Redland venues map

Image by Map Data: Google 2018

Group classes are held at two venues in Redland.


The first is 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.

The second is Redland Green School, off Redland Court Road. The postcode for the School is BS6 7EH. Free parking is available on site on a first come, first served basis.

Private Classes

Private (1-to-1 and 2-to-1) sessions - either in-person or virtual - are available 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

Private Classes
About Pilates

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
About Me


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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