0117 973 0878

8 North View, Westbury Park, Bristol BS6 7QB

Liza Bennett, Pilates Therapist, qualified with the Pilates Foundation

I have seen at first hand how effective Pilates can be in not only helping the rehabilitation process, but also as a helpful adjunct to the prevention of injury.  Many of my clients newly introduced to Pilates appreciate the beneficial effects of the technique, from improvement of posture to regaining more mobility and freedom of movement.


During my first pregnancy I suffered from Diastasis recti (also known as abdominal separation) which is a disorder defined as a separation of the rectus abdominis muscle into right and left halves.  Following the birth, my Physiotherapist suggested that I attended Pilates classes to strengthen my core muscles and from my first Pilates lesson, I have never looked back!!

After working in the corporate environment, within Human Resources for 20 years, I was offered a transfer to either Bromley or Edinburgh… or redundancy.  I quickly decided to grasp the opportunity to take redundancy and re-train as a Pilates teacher.

  • In 2009 I completed a rigorous training course with the Pilates Foundation under the supervision of Master Teacher Suzanne Scott, and I qualified as a Pilates Matwork Teacher.

As I am Pilates Foundation Teacher, you can be confident that:

I am committed to maintaining the highest standards of Teaching.

  • I abide by a strict Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct.
  • I am trained in the full classical Pilates repertoire (Joseph Pilates’ original series of exercises) and current biomechanical understanding. I’m also trained to be able to modify the exercises appropriately for an individual’s specific needs and abilities.
  • I am dedicated to continuing my education and learning. To maintain my affiliation to the Pilates Foundation, I must take a number of Continuing Professional Development courses each year. I’m also required to have up-to-date insurance and first aid certification.

I was born and bred in Bristol and moved back into the City (into Henleaze) in February 2011 with my husband, two young daughters and a rather bouncey Airdale!!

I have been working at Vital Health since May 2011, teaching small groups (maximum 5 in a class) of clients and also clients on a one-to-one basis.