Pilates Classes in Clevedon

Pilates roll over or jackknife

Embody Pilates is based at The Wellbeing Studio in Clevedon, where Melissa runs thirteen classes a week:

Mondays: 12.30-13.30, 18.00-19.00 and 19.00-20.00
Tuesdays: 18.15-19.15 and 19.15-20.15
Wednesdays: 10.15-11.15 and 11.15-12.15
Thursdays: 12.30-13.30, 18.00-19.00 and 19.00-20.00
Fridays: 09.30-10.30 and 10.30-11.30
Saturdays: 10.00-11.00

The classes are open to all to take part and suitable for all abilities.  The cost per hour-long class is just over £8 when you pay the upfront price of £50 for 6 sessions, or £10 if you’d prefer to pay for each class individually.  The block of six sessions can then be used as and when you’re free to come to class.


The Wellbeing Studio where Embody Pilates is based, is a welcoming, well-equipped studio located at this address:

6 Alexandra Road
BS21 7QE

For full details of how to find us, click here.

To let Melissa know you’d like to come to a class, fill in the contact form.  She’ll reply straight away to confirm a place for you.  After that, just come along wearing comfortable, loose-fitting clothes and you’re ready to go.  Mats and other small pieces of equipment are available for you to use, or if you’d prefer, you can bring your own mat.

If you have any questions about the classes, or Pilates in general, again please email Melissa via the contact form.


Pilates Meets Kung Fu Ballet

All eight principles of Pilates are beautifully demonstrated in this mesmerising performance by world-renowned dancer and keen Pilates enthusiast, Sylvie Guillem.  The piece is called Two (Rise and Fall) and was choreographed by Russell Maliphant.  Guillem, working within a small rectangular box and surrounded by a larger rectangle of light, has to concentrate hard to coordinate her flowing movements with the music. Technically difficult and physically demanding, Guillem makes the dance look effortless.  An example of a woman in full control of every part of her body.  Inspiring stuff!


The Tao of Joseph Pilates


Joseph Pilates in his own words…

“In ten [Pilates] sessions you will feel the difference, in twenty you will see the difference and in thirty you will have a whole new body.”

“A body free from nervous tension and fatigue is the ideal shelter provided by nature for housing a well balanced mind, fully capable of successfully meeting all the complex problems of modern living.”

“As a heavy rainstorm freshens the water of a sluggish or stagnant stream and whips it into immediate action, so the Pilates Method purifies the bloodstream.”

“If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.  A man is as young as his spinal column.”

“Above all, learn how to breathe correctly.”

“Pilates is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace and skill that will unmistakably be reflected in the way you walk, play and work.”

“True flexibility can be achieved only when all muscles are uniformly developed. When all your muscles are properly developed you will, as a matter of course, perform your work with minimum effort and maximum pleasure. “

“A few well-designed movements, performed in a balanced sequence, are worth more than hours of sloppy calisthenics and forced contortion.”

“The acquirement and enjoyment of physical wellbeing, mental calm and spiritual peace are priceless to their possessors.”

“With mind, body and spirit functioning perfectly as a co-ordinated whole, what else could reasonably be expected other than an active, alert, disciplined person.”

“The art of Pilates proves that the only real guide to your true age lies not in years or how you THINK you feel, but as you ACTUALLY are as infallibly indicated by the degree of natural and normal flexibility enjoyed by your spine throughout life.”