I teach Zumba and Pilates classes, and older adults’ aerobics classes, in and around Thornbury and Alveston, Bristol. I also provide specialised Back-Care Pilates courses and Pilates-based personal training in the local area.

Due to recent changes everybody has had to make in response to Coronavirus, some of my classes are currently running online. Some are now back to running in the real world. For more information about online and real world classes, please click here.

In the meantime, to all my current participants or to anyone else visiting the website, look after yourselves, stay safe and sane, and I hope to see you all soon!


Sam Hutchinson Fitness

I believe that exercise should make a positive contribution to your life. Whatever you want to get out of it, exercise should be something you enjoy, find rewarding, and that you feel better after doing. After all, if you have fun while you’re exercising then you’re far more likely to want to do it, which ultimately means you’re more likely to get the results that you want too!


Group exercise classes were where I first fell in love with fitness and since then I’ve spent more than ten years working in the fitness industry. In that time, I’ve worked with people with a diverse range of goals and abilities and I welcome anyone to my classes regardless of their experience or level of fitness. I currently run Zumba and Pilates classes as well as aerobics classes for older adults. All these sessions have a fun, friendly, and relaxed atmosphere, which means we get to enjoy ourselves at the same time as getting a good workout.

I’m also passionate about the use of Pilates as a therapeutic treatment for conditions such as back pain, arthritis and osteoporosis, and the role it can play in aiding recovery from joint replacement surgery. I have a range of specialist exercise qualifications and I draw on this knowledge in my Back-Care Pilates courses and Pilates-based personal training sessions to provide tailored exercise programmes that can improve balance, mobility, strength, and flexibility, and help to alleviate pain. These tailored programmes can make a significant difference not only to people’s bodies and to their health, but to their happiness and their overall quality of life.



Dance-Based Fitness

  • Level 2 Instructing Exercise and Fitness to Music

  • Zumba Fitness Basic Steps Level 1

  • Zumba Fitness Basic Steps Level 2

  • Zumba Gold

  • Zumba Core

  • Step Exercise to Music


Specialist Exercise

  • Level 4 Physical Activity and Lifestyle Strategies

      for Managing Low Back Pain

  • Level 4 Specialist Exercise (Low Back Pain)

  • Level 3 Adapting Exercise for Older Adults

  • Level 3 Exercise Referral

  • Postural Assessment and Corrective Exercise Training


Additional Fitness Qualifications

  • Level 3 Personal Training

  • Level 2 Fitness Instruction (Gym)

  • Circuit Training

  • Kinesis Foundation Training



  • Level 3 Instructing Pilates Mat work

  • Pilates for Common Orthopaedic Conditions

  • Fitness Pilates



07977 632003

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I look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks for contacting me! I usually respond within two working days, so you should hear from me soon. Sam


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