You don’t need to sprint in order to stay fit.
We’ve noticed that workouts are trending towards more mindful and low-impact practices. There’s always been a little bit of a myth that yoga and pilates don’t require the same amount of strength that a typical gym workout might. However, you might be surprised how challenging a forty-five minute session might be. Pilates and Yogo is an incredible tool for targeting those small muscles that you never knew you had. Your posture will improve which is super important for those of us who are hunched over a computer all day… which reminds me to pull my shoulders back.
Find your flow in yoga and discover your stability in pilates. We’ve found the best studios filled with raving reviews across the country.
Core Collective, Auckland
The City Works Depot studio brings a boutique method of pilates on their low impact reformers. Each class is different, building on a new set of muscles and movements to improve form and posture. You’ll leave energised and ready for your next class as instructors ensure you’re levelling up!
Studio Red, Auckland
The space is a modern sanctuary with tall wooden walls and polished concrete floors, designed by Cheshire Architects. Studio Red has evolved from a yoga studio into a multi-faceted wellness home. Founder Vicky Cullinane brings her expertise as a tea sommelier at the tea bar, so you can enjoy after a round of meditation, yoga, HIIT Pilates or breath work.
This dynamic reformer pilates brand has 11 studios across the country, from Silverdale to Christchurch. Here, there are no slow, holistic movements, instead a dynamic and challenging set to push your body working until they fatigue. The founders bring the classes from their London roots for kiwis to experience workouts as the English celebrities do.
Alma Studio, Havelock North
Find connection in the welcoming atmosphere in Havelock North’s top wellness space. With a line up of incredible instructors, some hailing from Los Angeles with a background in celebrity training and others, Royal New Zealand Ballet training.
Alma is more than just yoga and pilates, with a Tea Room and meditation classes for a deeper connection with your body and mind.
If you’re new to pilates, you might only know the reformer practice. Hoi’s work includes the Pilates Barre and chair for deeper learning. Focusing on meaningful movement, rebelling against dusty beliefs of good and bad muscles, posture and alignment. With two locations, Miramar and Lyall Bay, Hoi is the perfect Wellington base for moving your body.
O Studio, Christchurch
O Studio is focused on both training and recovery with yoga and pilates on tap, and an ice bath and sauna to finish. Get going with O-Unlimited which gives you complete access to all of the studio’s facilities whenever you’d like to book. Float therapy once a week? Count us in!
On Form, Dunedin
On Form is a dedicated reformer pilates studio, with a small and intimate space in the heart of Saint Kilda. Designed to be small, their classes ensure attention to form, flexibility and balance. With over 30 years of experience between them, On Form’s instructors are well versed in breath work, yoga and dance training which all lend themselves to pilates in one way or another.
Nadi Wellness, Queenstown
A complete wellness studio, Nadi offers yoga, massage, workshops and retreats. Located in central Queenstown, the open and light studio has over 25 classes across the week focusing on different yoga practices.
Fluid Form, Online
If you can’t make it to a studio, pilates royalty Kristen King has created an online wellness and movement program, designed to transform the body with just 20 minutes a day! To make things simple, Fluidform has its own equipment set for you to get started.