ABOUT REFORM PILATES
Welcome to Reform Pilates. We are a boutique Pilates studio perfectly positioned in the beautiful Whitford village, less than 10km from Howick or Beachlands, and only 5 minutes from Flat Bush.
We offer private and semi-private Mat, Reformer, Barre Attack and Yoga classes. All of our classes at Reform are led by fully trained and experienced instructors.
Owner & Instructor
Kelly purchased the business from the original founders in January 2018 after working as an instructor.
Kelly trained in Mat, Reformer and Wunda Chair with Studio Pilates in Australia where she also completed her Progressions course and Advanced Reformer. Coupled with this Kelly is also trained in leading Barre Attack classes designed by Renee Scott in Australia.
Kelly believes the three disciplines of Pilates, Yoga and Barre are so complimentary of each other. Each of them focuses on fitness, flexibility and strength. Kelly loves that her studio is in a position to offer all of these classes.
Motoko is originally from Tokyo, Japan, but has lived in New Zealand for many years. She explored Pilates after Thyroid surgery and fell in love with Pilates straight away.
She is Polestar Pilates Comprehensive certified and also TRX and MOTR trained. Motoko works in a number of studios around Auckland including our boutique studio, Reform Pilates in Whitford.
Motoko has a passion for helping clients get stronger and achieve a greater sense of flexibility and mobility.
Nicollette moved to New Zealand from South Africa where she completed her degree in Human Movement Science at the University of Pretoria. As part of her degree, she had the opportunity to explore Pilates and instantly fell in love.
She has completed both her BASI (Body Arts and Science International) qualification in the Mat Teacher Training Program and the Comprehensive Teacher Training Program. Further studies include: a course in ‘Pilates for Pathologies and Injuries’ in late January 2018, ‘Pilates Protocols for Seniors’ in September 2017 and also ‘The Foot in Pilates: Optimal movement from our Foundation’ in August 2017.
She loves working with people and has a passion for helping clients reach their goals.
Sarah's love & passion for Yoga sparked from a place of healing after losing someone very close to her heart.
She was compelled to learn more & share the knowledge of this nourishing practice. So, in 2017 she completed a YA500hr Yoga Teacher training course in the style of Ashtanga Vinyasa. This included training in restorative & yin styles too.
In Sarah's words: "Yoga is not just a practice but a way of life. By connecting body, mind and spirit through breath, movement & stillness on the mat and taking that awareness into daily life is key. It gives me so much joy to help others make this connection too."
Katia's experience as a yoga teacher and as an aspiring homeopathic student has emerged as an organic expression of her curiosity to learn how the human body thrives.
Initially trained as a Hatha and Ashtanga Yoga teacher in 2011, her ongoing studies continue to broaden her depth of knowledge in pursuit of understanding how to best support individual needs. She has trained in pre and post-natal yoga, womb yoga, women's wellness, restorative yoga, and yin yoga.
'Core Restore' yoga is her current specialization at the studio and has been inspired by her own recovery and training in optimal pelvic health. She was an experienced primary school teacher and learnt about the benefits of yoga on a child's development. She brings this wisdom to her children's yoga classes where she facilitates a fun, safe, and creative yoga class.
Krystel’s passion for Pilates was sparked over 20 years ago when she attended her first Reformer session. In her own words she says “I walked out of each session two centimetres taller and my body rejuvenated!” The back pain she had been experiencing for years disappeared. Because of this she felt she could go on to pursue any activity of her choice.
In 2010 Krystel completed a Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction through Polestar Pilates International. She then opened her own Pilates studio in South Australia, nestled amongst the vines in the Barossa Valley. Krystel loves the community associated with the studio.
Krystel really enjoys using the Reformer and other Pilates apparatus to move all of the joints throughout our body in ways that we so rarely do in our every-day life.