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 Method

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 Faust-Heffner

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.

Ready to start - go straight to the timetable of classes!

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.

Mat Classes

  • pilates-150Beginner 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!


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  1. Joanna Cunis on March 11, 2018 at 10:07 am

    My family and I are interested in starting classes on Monday nights. What time on Monday is your last class? And how much does it cost per session 🙂

    Kind Regards,

    • Jeannie McKee on March 14, 2018 at 12:04 pm

      Hi Joanna
      The best thing to do to get the most up to date information regarding classes and cost is to give Barbara or Sarah a call to discuss.
      Sarah (021 262 0079)
      Barbara (021 299 8840)
      Kind regards

  2. Lauren b on June 21, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    Hi there very interested in a Tuesdays mat class session could you please email me x thank you

  3. Jillian Moxham on February 14, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Hi there,
    We chatted this morning and I’m very keen to start the new class in Waipu next Thursday night at 5pm.
    many thanks

    • Rosemary Neave on February 14, 2015 at 10:35 am

      that is great jillian, I have forwarded this to Barbara – best to contact her directly

  4. Nicola on January 7, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Hi there,
    my friend and I are very interested in coming and having a lesson with you.. what would our options be – preferred if it could be on a Wednesday..


  5. charmaine on September 17, 2014 at 6:05 am

    When r yr mat classes? Do u have a Saturday class?

  6. Helen on November 19, 2013 at 11:13 am

    Hi there Barbara, Can you please tell me how much a class is please.
    Cheers Helen

    • Rosemary Neave on November 19, 2013 at 1:36 pm

      Hi helen, It has gone up a litte recently – I will check for you and get back on that

    • Rosemary Neave on November 20, 2013 at 2:52 pm

      Hi Helen – prices are
      – Mat classes from $12
      – Studio sessions from $25
      – “Floating Fitness” classes from $ 16
      I have added this info to the website – thanks