Studio Support

High Intensity

Group Workout

Stength and Flex

Pilates with Charlie

Core Strength

HiiT with Em

About Express Classes

We run 45 minute Pilates, Yoga and HiiT classes in our sunny private studio at the rear of the store. Our classes are small with a maximum capacity of 6/7 for each class – This way the teaching can be tailored to individual ability and corrections made accurately. We believe this is how classes should be, so whether you want to compliment your cardio sessions or take some time in your day to future proof your body we will have something for you. Click here to view our timetable.

Yoga Retreats with Helen Clare

Express Classes has partnered with yoga teacher Helen Clare to offer you yoga retreats in beautiful Cornwall. Helen runs a series of yoga retreats from her north Cornish coastal base with an emphasis on rejuvenation, enjoyment of our natural environment and a wholefoods plant based diet. In addition to yoga Helen runs several yoga and Chi Running retreats a year – combining the principles of yoga to efficient injury free running. See Helen’s website for more details.

One to One

1:1 1:2 1:3 sessions with all our instructors are available on request at £45/£60/£75 respectively. Email Niccole for more information.

Corporate Classes

To encourage health and wellbeing in the workplace, we can come to your office/studio and take a class. Email Niccole for more information.

  • Charlie


    A Polestar certified instructor who has been honing bodies since 2008. Her approach to teaching is completely inclusive believing that every ‘body’ can reap the benefits of the fundamental Pilates principle – reinforcing movement through strengthening and stabilising, changing not only how a body looks but how it feels. Visit The Pilates Line for more.
  • Em


    Em-Fit instructor Emma will guide you through a high intensity and effective workout over your lunchbreak. Em is primarily a Personal Trainer specialising in fat loss, body sculpting and nutrition for women. Em-Fit Personal Training
  • Vanessa


    An RYT 200 hour qualified teacher, Vanessa has practiced vinyasa and ashtanga yoga for several years. She is a dedicated ashtanga student with a full 6 day week yoga practice, something she believes is crucial as a yoga teacher. Vanessa teaches with compassion and respect for each individual’s needs but always encourages students to work beyond the limitations of their mind, so they may experience the benefits of Ashtanga: a light and strong body, improved circulation and a calm mind.
  • Helen


    When Express Classes was looking for a yoga teacher to partner with to offer retreats Helen was the natural choice. With a background in running Helen hosts yoga retreats in Cornwall and Europe with an athletic emphasis on core, recovery and wellbeing.
  • Tracy


    Tracy is founder of Brainbox Coaching and Empower Yoga focusing on building ability and confidence in your yoga practice and developing a healthy happy lifestyle. She is also a PT, combat instructor and author. Find her at
  • Niccole


    A dedicated Betty, and founder of Express Classes, Niccole identified the studio space at the Sweaty Betty shop as a fantastic place to host selected teachers for you to maximise your lunch break. Your main point of contact you will often see Niccole in the pilates and HiiT on the mat next to you.
  • Charlie
  • Em
  • Vanessa
  • Helen
  • Tracy
  • Niccole

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Opening hours

Classes daily from 11.10am

The Classes

Pilates, Yoga and Core


Sweaty Betty
59 Queens Rd Bristol BS8 1QL


Make the most of your lunchbreak with Express Classes!