How good is your balance flexibility & strength?
Imagine an exercise programme that you look forward to, that engages you, and that leaves you refreshed, alert and with a feeling of physical and mental well being...
Pilates is a system of controlled exercises that engage the mind and condition the total body. The blend of strength and flexibility training improves posture, reduces stress and creates long, lean muscles without bulking up. Pilates takes a balanced approach so that no muscle group is overworked and the body moves as an efficient, holistic system in sport and daily activity.
Regardless of your age or your current level of fitness
Pilates can help you achieving your goals
Barbara has studied Pilates with Polestar Pilates in Auckland for over four years with hundreds of hours of practice to master technique while observing and assisting Polestar teachers. To date she has 10 000 thousand hours of experience.
A group Experience
Does working out with others help you stay motivated and focused? Do you need the camaraderie (and discipline) of scheduled classes to keep you on track? If so, group mat classes as well as group reformer or group studio sessions may be the best fit.
- Beginner Class: Start with the fundamentals of the mat work. In this class you will learn the basic series of exercises upon which the entire Pilates method is built. The emphasis on abdominal strengthening is a necessity at every fitness level.
- Intermediate Class: Pilates Intermediate reviews the fundamentals of beginner class while moving on to the more challenging exercises and repertoire. Learn the cadence and rhythm of a more aerobic mat. This class is designed for experienced Pilates students.
- Advanced Class: This fast-paced class will work toward the full advanced Pilates repertoire with a keen eye toward precision, efficiency and body awareness. Strong previous mat experience is required before coming to this level.
Group reformer Session
Work out on our Reformers together with two friends or colleagues. This class provides an intensive or gentle flow of exercises to suit your individual needs and ability. Book here (
Group Studio Classes (Pilates on Equipment)
Work out on our Reformers, Trapeze Table, Chair and Foam Arc to fit your needs and abilities, and ensuring the best possible workout. Pilates equipment as well as mat work may be incorporated.
Customized and one-on-one
Want an intensive, one-on-one Pilates experience customized to your individual goals or special needs? Nothing beats personal Pilates training sessions to help achieve your fitness or rehab goals.
Semi-Private (Duet) Sessions
These sessions involve two individuals working together with one trainer. Pilates equipment as well as mat work will be incorporated. A great way to work out with a pal while sharing the cost!
For courses or private tuition call or email Barbara on 09 432-0386 or txt 021 2998840
Your Sport and Pilates
Developing an athlete's core – the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine – makes athletes more agile, helps prevent injury and increases sports performance.
From weekend warriors to elite professionals, athletes looking for a competitive edge are discovering that Pilates helps you:
- Hit the ball further
- Run faster
- Jump higher
- Correct muscle imbalances
- Prevent injury
Pilates builds a strong core, increases strength and flexibility simultaneously, and improves posture, stability and alignment. It also emphasizes complete concentration on smooth, flowing movement, and proper breathing. You become acutely aware of how your body feels, where it is in space, and how best to control its movement.
See sample Pilates exercises and view our suggested products for running, equestrians and golf. We'll be adding more individual sports soon!