Feel Good Factor - helping you feel better

Amanda Staples: Instructor and Therapist (CNHC registered)

Matwork Pilates, Remedial Massage, Bodywork and Clinical Hypnotherapy


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.


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.