Pilates

At re:ab, we incorporate our physio knowledge into the type of exercise you do.

women on reformer
OUR EXPERTISE

Pilates is a safe, proven exercise system

Pilates is a unique body conditioning programme using a variety of equipment and exercises. Pilates improves core strength, flexibility, agility and biomechanics. At re:ab, we incorporate our physiotherapy knowledge into the type of exercise you do. Therefore it is safe for any level including new mums, people with significant injuries and those recovering from surgery.

COME ON IN

We’d love to see you

At re:ab we are committed to teaching in a safe and supportive environment.  Our instructors are experienced in providing modifications or progressions to suit your ability and needs. At re:ab we want pilates to be something your mind and body can't be without. Our pilates team are passionate about pilates; we want you to love it as much as we do.

Experienced instructors

Friendly atmosphere

Small class size

Variety of props to enhance workout

Creative and challenging exercises to suit all levels

Equipment studio sessions to focus on specific goals

our classes

Whether you’re into fitness or pilates, we have something for everyone

Power Yoga

30 min
Medium

Welcome to our power yoga class. This consists of several forms of energetic vinyasa-style yoga to increase your range of motion and strengthen your joints.

Reformer Stretch & Core

45 MINS
SET TO YOUR LEVEL

Know you need to stretch more, but don't want to miss out on your core workout? This class is for you.

re:fresh outdoor classes

45 mins
Medium

re:ab’s re:fresh outdoor classes are outdoor cardio, running or strength workout that aim to improve your overall stamina and strength. Re:fresh...

Reformer Pilates (post natal friendly)

60 mins
Set to your level

Our post natal friendly classes are reformer based pilates classes suitable for everyone. These classes will cover a mixed reformer repertoire...

Stroller Boot Camp (weather depending)

60 mins
Set to your level

This is a chance for you to get outside and have some exercise for you and your baby. We will meet at re:ab and walk together to Grey Lynn Park...

Mums and Bubs Pilates

45 mins
Set to your level

This class is especially designed for mums to bring their baby to class (while they are able to stay safely on a mat next to you!). A blanket can...

Pregnancy Pilates

60 mins
Set to your level

This class is taken by a physiotherapist and is a mat/ reformer based class appropriate for any stage of pregnancy. A mixture of props is used...

HIIP (High Intensity Interval Pilates)

45-60 mins
Medium-Hard

A dynamic class mixing pilates and interval training to strengthen and tone your body while increasing cardio endurance. The main body of this...

Fit for Life

45 mins
Set to your level

A 45 minute class with a bit of everything. We will warm up on the spin bikes (sneakers essential) before doing work on posture and balance...

Zoom

45 mins
Set to your level

Get your workout done at home and connect with our instructors through Zoom. Popular during lockdown, our Zoom classes allow you to work...

Spin:lates

60 mins
Medium

Now you can get your cardio and pilates fix in one time efficient class. A half hour session in the spin room, is followed by half an hour of pilates...

Stretch

45-60 mins
Set to your level

A great opportunity to really focus on flexibility. Using a variety of props this class emphasises good breath control whilst stretching. There...

Re:hab Self Practice

60 mins
Set to your level

This session enables those clients with specific rehab needs to work on the pilates studio equipment. Clients work individually on a programme...

Barre:Reformer

60 mins
Medium

Combining two favourite classes to give a unique total workout - the barre component targets legs and arms whilst constantly working postural...

re:barre

45-60 mins
Medium

re:barre uses floor work, light weights and standing exercises to sculpt the whole body. You will challenge your core strength, lengthen...

Mat and Reformer Combo

60 mins
Medium

Can’t choose between a mat or reformer class? These combo classes give you the best of both worlds with class time divided between the two.

Beginners’ Pilates

45-60 mins
Set to your level

Essential to any newcomer, and hugely beneficial to all pilates clients. The beginners’ class returns to the fundamentals of pilates; concentration...

Advanced Reformer

60 mins
Hard

Challenge yourself with an hour of reformer exploring some of the advanced exercise variations. This class is not for beginners, pregnant clients...

Mat

30-60 mins
Medium

No two classes are ever the same. You will use a variety of props and exercises to strengthen your core, mobilize your spine, improve flexibility and tone your whole body.

Reformer

30-60 mins
Medium

This whole-body workout uses varying spring resistance to keep your mind engaged with your body. Pilates’ principles are fundamental to every movement. You’ll be amazed at the versatility of this piece of equipment.

Reformer Jump

45-60 mins
Medium - Hard

A dynamic workout using the pilates’ jump boards. Hopping and jumping sequences target all the major leg muscles and your heart will get a good...

See Timetable
OUR STAFF

Meet our team of Pilates Instructors

Jane Evans

head of pilates

Jane is a certified pilates instructor with Body Control UK and Polestar International; she also holds a Total Barre Instructor and Spinning(r) Instructor Certification. 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

Read More

Melanie Gray

PILATES INSTRUCTOR

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

Read More

Kirsty Gregg

Head of Fitness

Whether your goal is improved strength and tone, elevating your sports performance or giving yourself a physical and mental "deep breath" for an hour a week, teaming up with a personal trainer brings the focus back to you.

Read More

Kirsty Murray

SENIOR PHYSIOTHERAPIST

Kirsty graduated in Physiotherapy from Queen Margaret University Edinburgh in 2006. Since qualifying Kirsty gained extensive Physiotherapy experience in the UK including

Read More

Debbie Sumner

HEAD OF PHYSIOTHERAPY

Debbie is a qualified Physiotherapist, Clinical Pilates Instructor and Breathing Educator

Read More

Sue Celligoi

Practice manager

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.

Read More

Pia D'Ambros

Pilates Instructor

Pia D’Ambros is Polestar Pilates New Zealand Mat & Reformer trained. Pia is a passionate, experienced Pilates coach that loves making every class different and new.

Read More

Hosanna Ball

PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Hosanna completed her Reformer and Mat training with Polestar Pilates. Her background is in classical ballet, completing her professional training at New Zealand School of Dance in 2017 and dancing professionally in freelance projects ever since. She first discovered pilates at the age of 13 when rehabilitating from an injury, since then she has used pilates in her own personal practice as a way to cross train to strengthen and improve her dance performance.

Read More

Jeremy Kloet

Instructor

Jeremy's goal is for the everyday person to improve their overall health and fitness while still enjoying themselves.

Read More

Genevieve Dawick

Instructor

Genevieve sees exercise as a critical tool for establishing / maintaining good physical and mental health.

Read More

Frequently Asked Questions

What is pilates?

Pilates is a fitness system developed by Joseph Pilates, after whom it is named. Pilates focuses on engaging your core and mobilising your spine; exercises coordinate breath with movement, the aim is to move with control whilst having a strong and stable centre.

I've only done mat pilates, can I join a reformer class?

Whilst the pilates principles apply to mat as well as reformer; the reformer is quite different and it's worth joining a Beginners’ Class or having a private session to help you get familiar with the equipment.


What is the difference between pilates and yoga?

Both styles of exercise focus on breath and a strong mind body connection; both styles encourage length and strength. Generally yoga is a series of held positions, whilst pilates uses movement and exercises.


My physio suggested I do pilates should I do mat or reformer?

This depends on the nature of your injury and any contraindications. Please call reception and we can help find the most suitable level class for you.


How many beginners classes do I need to attend before joining a general level class?

A rough guide is 5 Beginners’ Classes... but you should always talk to your instructor about this. Some clients need less time, some prefer the pace of Beginners and want to stay in those classes for longer. Beginners’ Classes are there to help you familiarise yourself with the pilates principles, the repertoire and how to safely use equipment and small props. We do have two specific packages designed for the total beginner;

New to Pilates Package 1- 5 sessions + a pair of grippy socks, New to Pilates Package 2 - 5 sessions + a physio/pilates assessment to improve your technique.

Do I need to wear pilates socks?

We recommend that you wear pilates socks during your class. They have grippy pads on the sole which keep you safe as well as being more hygenic.

I've been to pilates classes at other studios what class should I join?

It's best to talk to us about where you have taken classes and for how long. As a rough guide; we are happy to take clients who have been regularly practicing mat and reformer pilates (at least 6 months) and are injury free, into one of our general level classes. It's always good to come along to a Beginners Class first to get used to the studio if you can; but we appreciate that class times don't always suit.

What equipment do I need for the online classes?

You just need a mat and a clear space. Some workouts specify small props; a roller, a theraband, light weights... all these can be purchased via our online shop, but none are essential to starting our online workouts.  


BOOK ONLINE

We’d love to see you!

Book a class