movementLAB | Physiotherapy + Pilates + Personal Training + Massage + Nutrition

Reach your ultimate potential with experts who put their soul into the science of wellbeing.

We take your training personally.

 

 

 
 

Experienced and ACC registered physiotherapists, offering a range of treatments and rehabilitation protocols in both the pilates and gym studio.

Our physiotherapists are highly qualified hands on manual therapists that apply the latest evidence-based research to your management to maximise your recovery.

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TRX

Born in the Navy SEALs, Suspension Training bodyweight exercise develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously.

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What equipment is used?

The TRX suspension Trainer is a highly portable performance training tool that leverages gravity and the user's body weight to complete hundreds of exercises.

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How easy is it?

You’re in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise. You can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance. 

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Pilates Classes

We keep our classes small in order to ensure so everyone can get the individual attention they need. 

We also offer one-on-one sessions for those wanting a more personalised approach to training.

Mat Pilates  

This class is taught at a slower pace as there is an emphasis on proper technique and execution throughout the session. 

You can expect to leave a class feeling “worked” yet relaxed.

Pilates Reformer  

Clients will combine their own body weight with spring resistance allowing for fluid movements that activate the core while training all areas of the body. Clients must have previous experience on the reformer or complete a one on one.

 

This class enables those recovering from injury who are currently working with one of our physiotherapists to have supervised access to the full compliment of Pilates equipment in our studio.

Spaces are limited to ensure all participants have quality supervision.

 

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Group Equipment Class

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Personal Trainers

 

Our team of dedicated and professional personal trainers are all REPS registered exercise professionals, meaning they deliver safe and effective programming to help you get the RESULTS you are after.

Jen Cuttance

Specialisations
Core strength & stability
Full body strength conditioning
Fat-loss

Jen comes to us after a long period working in Oman.  She has worked with members of the royal family there and is renowned for her holistic approach merging mind & body. She is an accomplished yoga instructor and brings much of this practice into her everyday life and work. 

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Tammy Hughes 

Specialisations
Sport
Mobility
Strength & Conditioning

Tammy's fresh approach is positively engaging and delivers a steady supply of energy and drive into every session. As an avid netball player and all-round sportsperson, Tammy can help guide you towards your personal goals and hone in on your sporting potential or get you to peak physical performance.

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Tom

Specialisations
High intensity interval training
Rehabilitation
Sport specific conditioning

Tom brings a highly energetic and unique individual training style to the MovementLAB. He has a special talent for motivating clients with bucket loads of enthusiasm and positive encouragement. His in-depth education in physiology, sport, strength and conditioning and exercise science provide him with an exceptional knowledge base to tackle any challenge thrown his way. Tom is committed to teaching the core principles of anatomy and the mechanics of movement to promote safety and success.

Àlvaro Domínguez Barcala

Specialisations
Gymnastics  Acrobatics
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Nutriton & Lifestyle

Originally from Spain, with a background in judo, athletics and swimming and a Masters degree in Personal Training. He moved to New Zealand in 2010, and passionately coaches people in multidisciplinary movements, nutrition and lifestyle helping them to holistically SHIFT their fitness, wellness and physicality.

 

Nutritionists

Abbie O'Rourke

Abbie has a fun approach to nutrition and provides ongoing support and guidance as you easily incorporate healthy habits into your daily lifestyle that improve your health and well-being. Abbie also has a strong interest in developing nutritional strategies to help you lose weight, address health concerns, increase energy levels, or simply eat better.

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Danijela Unkovich

Danijela approaches nutrition on an individual level, taking into account health and wellness, budget, lifestyle and time constraints to create a tailored plan that will lead to sustainable changes. She is interested in digestive issues, weight management, emotional eating, family health, skin issues, fatigue and the management of chronic conditions through nutritional therapy.

 

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Emily White

Emily has a holistic approach which is complemented by scientific research. She is passionate about mindful eating, weight loss, gut health and reproductive issues such as PCOS and endometriosis.

Empowered eating is something she finds incredibly important and above all, believes nutrition should come from a place of self-love and not hatred for the way you look.

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Phoebe Smith

Phoebe aspires to educate and inspire people to make the right choices to reach the happiest healthiest version of themselves. She is a strong believer that health begins in the gut and there is a wealth of scientific evidence to support this. She is interested in gut health, weight management, stress and fatigue and men’s health (including weight concerns, energy levels, cholesterol levels and easy healthy diet plans).

Book your consult today or find out more about the Feel Fresh Nutrition team by looking at their website. 

Pilates

We offer intimate Pilates reformer, and Pilates mat classes where the focus is were it needs to be. On you. One on One with a qualified Pilates instructor or physiotherapist also available.

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Kimberly West

California-born, Kim began teaching Pilates 8 years ago in New York City. In 2016, she became a Master Instructor with Balanced Body and is qualified to certify new Pilates instructors worldwide. She has authored and taught education workshops to Pilates and yoga instructors in the USA and NZ. 

Kim's interest in the body and healing led to her study of CranioSacral Therapy, a gentle form of bodywork that helps restore balance in the body.

A dance artist for most of her life, Kim also holds a BFA in Dance from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington. 

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Sarah Aydin

Sarah began her own journey with Pilates after a back injury left her in chronic pain. Her recovery using the method, returned her to full strength and mobility and completely changed her perspective.

This led Sarah to become trained with Stott Pilates in Mat & Reformer to an advanced level. Sarah's passion is to help people become more aware of their bodies in day to day movement and see mobility as a long term journey.  She believes by tuning into what your body needs daily, you can tailor therapeutic movement or challenge and strengthen in a fun, controlled environment.

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Kerrie Mayo

Kerrie is trained in Mat Pilates and Total Barre Pilates. Kerrie attended Pilate’s classes for many years and realised the amazing benefits of Pilates through her own post injury rehabilitation. 

This led her to want to share the amazing benefits of Pilates with students of all abilities. 

Kerrie’s background of Ballet & Rhythmic Gymnastics gives her great insight into the movements of Pilates through a deep awareness of the body and muscles.

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Emma Hardisty

Emma Hardisty is a BSc Hons Physiotherapist and Master Pilates instructor from the UK. She began her career as a professional dancer and choreographer at age 16 before completing her honours degree in Physiotherapy in 1996.

Emma began doing Pilates to manage her own back injuries and was so impressed with the results she became a qualified Body Control Pilates Mat instructor in 2001. 

Emma has a real passion for how Pilates and Physiotherapy combined can give optimal rehab results across all walks of life.

Physios

 

Our physiotherapists are highly qualified hands on manual therapists that apply the latest evidence-based research to your management to maximise your recovery.

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Campbell Dixon-Mc Iver

Cam has advanced skills in working with children with developmental conditions, youth sporting injuries, and has honed his skills in taping techniques.

Over Cam’s Career he has developed a keen interest and expertise in working with knee and ankle injuries. This complements his interest in shoe technology and an appreciation of movement efficiency in the prevention of lower limb injuries.

Having had a sporting career including Rep Rugby, Competitive Martial Arts, Cricket and Athletics, health and fitness is a key component of his lifestyle.

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Rachel Skilling

Rachel graduated from AUT in 2010 with a Bachelor of Health Science in Physiotherapy. She has worked with a rugby league team, in a private practice clinic and at Adidas. She is a qualified Pilates instructor and incorporates Pilates into her treatments. 

During her Post-Graduate studies, her research focused on injuries to the lower limb. She has experience working with children with traumatic brain injuries and people with chronic pain. 

Rachel is a keen horse rider who has represented New Zealand and enjoys working with sportspeople of all types.

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Jianni Felpas

Jianni's career spans over 20 years in the health & fitness industry.

Over the past 15 years he has worked as a personal trainer specialising in both corrective and high performance exercise instruction. He has worked in several gyms, studios and clinics over the past 6 years since graduating from AUT as a physio. He is available for one on one training in both the gym and the Pilates studio.

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Alaina Collins

Alaina has worked with various sports in acute injuries, post surgical rehabilitation and high performance functional training since her graduation from AUT in 2004. Her career has taken her overseas to explore different sports and their associated injuries. She is a qualified Pilates instructor and incorporates this into her gyn and functional training. She has extensive experience with rugby, basketball and dance and is a qualified Western Acupuncturist.  

Massage

Richenda Rowe

Massage therapist

Richenda was born in Ireland and came to New Zealand 15 years ago. She studied at Wellpark College where she gained a Double Diploma in Sports and Therapeutic Massage.

Shortly after this she started Real Balance Sport & Remedial Massage. Richenda likes to work with a range of people -  be it sports people, CEOs, parents and children - the main aim is to teach people awareness of their body's needs and to help bring them back to a balanced state.

Areas of Expertise | Sports, Remedial and Stress Relief

 

Our qualified massage therapist specialises in sports, remedial and stress relief massage.

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Administrative Team

 

We take your training personally. We believe everybody should experience the joy to move and exercise, achieve their goals and feel amazing.

Bianca Klein

Practice Manager

 
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Mandy Ho

Admin, reception & I.T

Mandy has been working in the healthcare sector for the past 10 years. She moved from Dunedin to Auckland 3 years ago, and graduated from The University of Otago with a BA in Education.

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