Sue joined re:ab in October after 25 years at Unitec in a Customer Service and Supervisor’s role.
Sue has always had an interest in Health and Fitness and has taught aerobics for many years. She is enjoying working in a caring and positive environment. She is passionate about helping others whether they are clients or staff.
She is also physically active and is currently enjoying re:barre and is keen to try the other classes.
DEBBIE SUMNER - HEAD OF PHYSIOTHERAPY
PGDipHSc(Acupuncture), BHSc(Physiotherapy), PGDipSci(Biomechanics), BSc(Sport&Exercise Science), Clinical Pilates Instructor, Steel Pilates Instructor, RAD.TS
Debbie is a qualified Physiotherapist & Clinical Pilates Instructor and loves the integration for rehabilitation and conditioning. She has a postgraduate diploma in physiotherapy and acupuncture and is a qualified Steel Pilates Practitioner. Debbie has worked with Ponsonby, Auckland and South Auckland rugby league teams & assisted at North Harbour Club netball with physiotherapy and sports massage. Prior to physio, Debbie completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Sports & Exercise Science at Auckland University and was teaching at her own branch as a qualified ballet teacher until 2009. Debbie enjoys performing arts, as well as a good game of rugby.
KIRSTY MURRAY - Senior Physiotherapist (BSC Hons), Diploma Orthopaedic Medicine, Certified APPI Pilates Instructor, Accredited Acupuncture Practitioner (AACP UK)
Kirsty graduated in Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University Edinburgh in 2006. Since qualifying Kirsty gained extensive experience working in the UK initially within a variety of settings, then since 2010 solely in the private musculoskeletal sector in Edinburgh, where laterally Kirsty worked as a Team Lead Physiotherapist.
Kirsty is a Certified Pilates Matwork Instructor through the APPI and since 2010 has enjoyed teaching matwork classes and furthering her Pilates training and knowledge including ante and postnatal teaching experience. Kirsty’s elite Sports Physiotherapy experience includes working at the 2012 Olympics in London, 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and working for 4 seasons within Premier 1 Division Rugby in Edinburgh.
Kirsty is excited to have joined ReAb after relocating to Auckland with her Kiwi Husband. Her particular clinical interests include orthopaedic rehab, sports injury rehab and combining her Pilates experience with her “hands on” Physio skills to facilitate recovery, optimise performance and reduce the risk of re- injury.
SOPHIE LAX - Senior Physiotherapist
Sophie is an experienced musculoskeletal and women’s health physiotherapist, with over a decade of industry experience.
Since qualifying from Manchester Metropolitan University in 2008, Sophie has developed skills through experience in both the public and private sectors. This diverse experience has provided her with advanced clinical reasoning skills enabling her to treat a wide variety of conditions.
Sophie is passionate about keeping up to date with the latest research and has completed numerous accredited courses. She commenced her Pilates training in 2009 with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI), focusing on deploying Pilates as a tool for rehabilitation. She has since become fully certified through APPI and Polestar Pilates as a rehabilitation practitioner and teaches one-to-one Pilates and group classes on all equipment.
Sophie completed her acupuncture training with ALIED in 2014 and utilises acupuncture in the treatment of back and neck pain, pelvic pain, sports injuries and arthritis.
She finds the use of manual physiotherapy with Pilates to be an effective combination in the treatment of acute and chronic injuries. She is specialised in the treatment of back and pelvic dysfunctions, sports injury, tendinopathy and pre and postnatal problems.
Having worked at the highest level of physiotherapy in London, Sophie moved to New Zealand with her fiancé in February 2019 and is excited to be working at Reab.
JANE EVANS - BA (Hons - Performing Arts), Body Control UK - Mat, Polestar Pilates - Studio.
HEAD OF PILATES
Jane is a certified pilates instructor with Body Control UK and Polestar International. As Head of Pilates at re:ab she runs inservice sessions with the pilates team and regularly attends courses and workshops to keep at the forefront of trends and developments in the pilates sector. She has over 15 years experience teaching, and has worked with a variety of clients from children to endurance athletes, led classes in retirement villages, hospitals and lawyers offices. Jane has a BA Hons degree in Performing Arts and has used pilates in the rehearsal room with actors, opera singers and dancers; and has worked with international touring musicians prior to going on stage. Jane is committed to making sure every client has a complete movement experience for whatever their level.
KIRSTY GREGG - BFA, AUT and Poliquin Certified Personal Trainer
HEAD OF FITNESS
With the clear minded expertise that comes from a decade as a results-focused personal trainer, Kirsty Gregg is an exceptional member of our team. Her in-house Studio takes an upbeat, evidence-based approach to training, putting her in demand as a trainer for one-on-one clients and larger groups.
RACHEL HORSEY - Senior Physiotherapist (on maternity leave)
physiotherapist, pilates instructor, spin and circuit instructor, bootcamp instructor, PT and pilates one on ones
After graduating from the University of Southampton in 2007 Rachel worked in Wales for 3 years in a variety of hospital settings and with multiple sports teams. She left Wales in 2010 and travelled for 6 months en route to NZ. She has been working in a private clinic setting as a physiotherapist, a bootcamp instructor and working with a variety of sports teams; including NZ rep netball teams and a Division 1 soccer team. She also trained in Pilates and really enjoys the way it complements rehabilitation. She feels that happiness, health and fitness are the key to achieving any goal.
MELANIE GRAY - BA (Psychology & Communications), Body Arts & Science Teacher Training Certification in the Pilates Method (mat and studio)
With over 15 years of international teaching experience, what I love about Pilates is its ability to help people make the most of their lives - both physically & mentally. Whether you're sitting at a desk, running around after a toddler at home or being active, if it's a success story you're after, I look forward to helping you achieve your goals.
Jeremy Kloet Reps registered fitness professional (Group Class Choreographer & Personal trainer) Polestar Pilates (in progress) Expertise in Bootcamps, Spinning, TRX, Kettlebelsl, Strength and Core Pilates
Jeremy's goal is for the everyday person to improve their overall health and fitness while still enjoying themselves. He incorporates aspects of functional and cardiovascular fitness into all his classes. His personal challenge is to keep his classes fresh and entertaining with his personable style and professionalism - keeping classes upbeat and fun!
Certified Spin and Polestar Pilates Instructor
Shaan Kloet is a certified Spin instructor and Polestar Pilates instructor. Shaan has been teaching at re:ab for the past two years and loves working along side the re:ab members, helping everyone reach their goals in their own fitness journey. Shaan attends classes regularly to ensure she is able to keep up with the re:ab members and loves learning new skills. Out of re:ab Shaan is a New Zealand Musical Theatre performer and also loves spending time walking with her dog Indy! :)
Polestar Pilates, Mat & Reformer Instructor
Pia D’Ambros is Polestar Pilates New Zealand Mat & Reformer trained and has been practising Pilates for 8 years. Pia is a passionate, experienced Pilates coach that loves making every class different and new. Her energy is infectious in a class setting due to her love of Pilates’ core principals. Pia works alongside physiotherapists to ensure rehabilitation from injury or surgery is safe and successful with the goal of getting your body back to functional movement.
She believes Pilates gives you the confidence that your body can do what you want it to do, when you want to do it.
Her effective and efficient exercises will have you leaving her classes feeling refreshed, energised and stronger than yesterday
Polestar Pilates Instructor
Stella has always had a passion for all things related to wellbeing & fitness. She holds a Diploma in Fitness training & has completed the comprehensive Polestar Pilates training program in NZ. Stella has been teaching Pilates for six years & has recently started to do further study in the classical Pilates method. Stella loves the way Pilates helps to create amazing long lasting transformations in client's both physically and mentally. Stella has recently been overseas in London instructing & training at some highly regarded studios she is very excited to be back at Re:ab & looks forward to working with you soon!
KELLY KIRWAN - Personal Trainer and Exercise Consultant (NZ Institute of Health and Fitness)
Kelly is an instructor for our TRX, Bootcamp and Circuit classes. Her classes are designed to push boundaries and introduce clients to new challenges. She wants to help clients to achieve their fitness and health goals while they are having fun!
SHELLEY BICKERTON - Massage Therapist, Pilates Instructor & Dry Needle Practitioner
Shelley completed her Health Sciences Diploma at the New Zealand College of Massage in 2008. Her understanding of body mechanics aided her when she became a Pilates Instructor in 2010 after one-on-one training with a Clinical Pilates Specialist. She is equipped to teach both Reformer and Mat classes and continually develops her professional practice in these through further training. Her philosophy is that no matter your age or circumstances in life, you can be fitter stronger, more flexible, and healthier. This is reflected in her passion for what she does and the incredible results she gets for her clients.
EVA NAGY - Boxing:Circuit
Eva has been involved in various martial arts in 19 years, holding a black belt, and has experience in both teaching classes and competing herself. As a trainer she enjoys teaching skills and helping to take people to the next level and achieving their fitness goals.
KENZIE ROBERTS - Receptionist and Administrator
Kenzie joined re:ab this year as the afternoon receptionist. She has worked in multiple customer service and administration jobs, most notably for Telnet Services Limited, the Career Academy, and Leto Women's Health. She is passionate about health and wellbeing, as evidenced by her study at the University of Auckland, where she has completed a Bachelor of Health Sciences degree majoring in Public Health. She is currently furthering her academic achievements there by working towards a Bachelor of Nursing degree. She enjoys chatting to clients, staff or anyone who comes through the door! If you cannot find her at reception, she is most likely elsewhere in the studio, working to make it sparkly clean!
KIRSTY WILKINSON - BCom/ LLB (Hons)
Kirsty joined Lou at re:ab in 2006 after 10 years working in a variety of roles in health and law. She now is the sole owner of re:ab as well as being on a variety of boards in her spare time. Kirsty is passionate about health and well being and providing the very best experience for all re:ab clients. She has been a re:ab client herself since its inception and loves the combination of services that re:ab is able to provide, with its expert physiotherapy, pilates classes and fitness classes. She tries to 'walk the talk' and you will often see her at boot camp, in re:barre or on the reformer in the re:ab studio. Kirsty is always keen to talk to you about re:ab and receive feedback - you can contact her on email@example.com anytime.