Penny loves passing on her enthusiasm for both pilates and movement. She is teaching a variety of Mat, Reformer and Equipment classes, as well as private and small groups. She has a P.E degree and has the internationally recognised Polestar Pilates Certification. She is also Barre, TRX and Runity trained, (a worldwide running certification based on the principles of Pilates). She keeps up to date with continuing education. Penny enjoys seeing her clients achieve results and feel better after a positive movement experience.
Penny relates to Joe Pilates's quote .... "Change happens through movement and movement heals".
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.
Meech is a renowned Master Trainer for TRX, Barre, Rumble Roller (Self Myofascial Release techniques), Global Master Trainer for ViPR and a Mentor/Educator for Polestar Pilates. In the past 8 years, Meech has mentored over 60 Mat and Reformer students through to successful completion of their Polestar Pilates certification.
Meech specialises in training group and individual clients with a particular emphasis on understanding the biomechanics of human movement and its practical application to help prevent injury, speed healing and rehabilitation, and improve overall health and wellbeing.
Pia D’Ambros is Polestar Pilates New Zealand 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
Zoe is a marine scientist with a PhD and a passion for the ocean, surfing, sailing, paddle boarding, travelling and Pilates.
She started practising Pilates eight years ago and after two years decided to train as an instructor. She completed her Pilates training with Stability Plus and specialised in pre and post-natal Pilates as well as continuing to pursue her interest in Pilates for rehabilitation. Zoe firmly believes that nobody should be in pain and that movement is the key to healing both the mind and body. She is also trained in restorative yoga. While continuing her career as a scientist Zoe has managed to teach regular Pilates classes and has become a very popular teacher. Her pursuit of knowledge continues and she is training as a physiotherapist.
Emma Hardisty | Instructor Trainer
Emma is our master Pilates trainer. 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.
Asita's passion for movement and sport lead her to a career, starting with an apprenticeship in sport and fitness management more than 15 years ago. After working five years in the fitness industry she was keen to know more about theory, biomechanics, physiology and movement therapy. In 2010 she obtained a Master's degree in Sports Science with a major in rehabilitation and injury prevention.
In the past few years Asita worked as PT within a Pilates studio where she discovered Pilates as the perfect addition to her movement knowledge. She has a become a comprehensive Pilates Instructor with Body Arts Science International (BASI) and has a Pre-and Postnatal certification! She is teaching Mat and equipment classes and is available for one-on-one's.