Who We Are
We are a team of dedicated Movement Educators. We encourage and teach people about the importance of movement and the benefits of low-impact exercises. We are a fully equipped studio and offer an array of small group classes that range from Pilates Mat, Reformer, Mixed Equipment and Barre. We offer private sessions to groups or 1:1 rehabilitation, and pre/postnatal Pilates for women. Our qualified instructors come from different backgrounds, bringing their unique skillsets to share in their classes.
We are about bringing people/community tūhono (together) becoming part of the culture on the motu, Waiheke Island.
The studio provides a safe environment for locals and visitors to enjoy and learn movement, become body aware, and cultivate friendships. We help people move better and feel better in an encouraging environment.
We promote healthy living & foster community involvement.
This studio has become a staple on the island. It all started back in 2002 when Sarah Gloyer offered Pilates mat classes in the Old Blackpool School. As word spread and the demand grew, classes moved to a home Pilates and Fitness studio on Moa Avenue full time. In 2003 the studio expanded again and moved above the Unichem Pharmacy in Oneroa. More instructors came and a variety of classes were offered.
In 2013, the studio moved to its current location in Ostend, next to Waiheke Physiotherapy. In 2016, Sarah decided to free up her time to further her studies and her other passion, running! It was then Waiheke Physiotherapy incorporated Pilates into their services.
At the end of 2020, Waiheke Physiotherapy decided it was time to put their full focus back into their ever-growing Physiotherapy clinic. Pilates Instructor Kristin Tucker took this opportunity to manage this space and keep the studio open to the islanders of Waiheke.
We are proud of our roots on Waiheke Island and excited to share this journey with everyone.
"Pilates reformer classes help me develop and maintain my strength, my balance and my flexibility. I started attending the classes because I had bad arthritis in my knee, to delay surgery as long as possible....That was three years ago. I’ve prepared for surgery and recovered from surgery and still I continue with Pilates reformer classes because I enjoy the effect of them on my body."