Feel Good Factor - helping you feel better

Amanda Staples: Instructor and Therapist (CNHC registered)

Matwork Pilates, Remedial Massage, Bodywork and Clinical Hypnotherapy

Classes

One to one sessions:

You may wish to attend a one to one session prior to joining a matwork class. These are available at a cost of £35 for one hour and are conducted at Downend Assembly Hall on a Wednesday lunchtime or Warmley Community Centre on a Monday evening or Saturday morning.

Enrolment:

You will be asked to complete an enrolment form in order to highlight any physical needs and have exercises adapted to your needs as appropriate. Please contact me for a form.

You should view the course as you would a holiday rental or college course; you effectively buy the block. If you cannot attend a class it cannot be credited. However, since I aim to be fair, I do offer 'catch up'. This means that you can attend another class at another time when someone else is absent. Not all teachers offer catch up and some charge a membership fee on top of the course. This is my living so I ask that you be as fair to me as I endeavour to be to you.

Matwork Group Classes:

The exercises are performed laying on your back, front, side, on hands and knees and standing. Alternative postures can be provided for those that cause difficulty to allow full participation. A sanitised bodymat is supplied. Classes are a maximum of 10 people to ensure personal attention and social distancing. Classes generally run in six week blocks, costing £49.

Class Dates for 2021

Monday at King's Forest Primary School, Station Road, Kingswood 6.45pm

3 January - 7 February

14 February - 21 March

28 March - 2 May

9 May - 13 June

Closed for one week

27 June - 1 August

* Classes operate normally on Bank Holidays unless otherwise advised. 

Tuesday at Bethesda Church, Soundwell Road, Staple Hill 6.15pm & 7.30pm.

4 January - 8 February

15 February - 22 March

29 March - 3 May

10 May - 14 June

Closed for one week

28 June - 2 August

29 June - 3 AugustWednesday at Downend Assembly Hall, Salisbury Road 10.15am

5 January - 9 February

16 February - 23 March

31 March - 4 May

11 May - 15 June

Closed for one week

29 June - 3 August

Wednesday at the Penny and Vowles Room, Warmley Community Centre 6.45pm & 8pm

5 January - 9 February

16 February - 23 March

31 March - 4 May

11 May - 15 June

Closed for one week

29 June - 3 August

Class places will not be held without payment. For clients wishing to sign up for a further six week block, payment is strictly on or by week six. If your payment is not received, I cannot guarantee you a space. If you cancel last minute a fee will be charged. New starters will have places confirmed upon payment. No refunds will be made.

About Me

I have been working in the field of complementary therapy since 1998. As a Pilates instructor, clinical hypnotherapist and massage therapist I have a keen interest in the wellbeing of others.

Through all my work I seek to instill confidence in my clients, working with them to improve the function of their mind and body. I trained with Body Control Pilates, the market leader in this area, and adhere to National Standards. I am a member of the CNHC (the government's regulating body), Complementary Therapists Association and a Fellow of National Council of Hypnotherapy. 

I run Rejuvenation Retreats at the gorgeous Penny Brohn Centre in Pill three times a year, usually spring and autumn. Places are very limited and go quickly but do talk to me if you are interested.

I am a Level 4 Specialist Pilates Instructor in back pain.