Platypus Pilates

11 Ngaio Gorge Road

Ngaio, Wellington

New Zealand

+64 (21) 168 7424

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Sunday, 26 April 2015 06:50


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Hurray! I am now a certified Rossiter coach. What is Rossiter? It is a way of manipulating your fascia. During a Rossiter work-out, you will be making slow, deliberate moves, while I stand on you. Yep, I stand on you. But don't worry. You are the 'person in charge', you can decide how much pressure you want. Part of the beauty of Rossiter is that you are fully clothed and it is quick, as each each move takes about 30 seconds and is repeated 2 or 3 times, with my foot changing position slightly each time. So, should you, say, during a Pilates session, find movements hurt, we can immediately apply some Rossiter and then move on with the session. Of course you can also have a pure Rossiter session, which can last from 30 to 90 minutes, depending on your needs. Come on, give it a try!

Thursday, 08 January 2015 19:48

Studio open for drop-in classes and 'challenge'

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Happy New Year! Hope your break was as good as mine. I am all set to go, with the studio officially opening on Wednesday January 14th for drop-in classes at 6.30pm and 7.30pm. Please email me or ring me when you want to 'drop-in'.

Then...the challenge... 30 Pilates exercises 4 times a week for 12 weeks. 

Starting in the week of January 12th, you will have 3 x 30 minutes class (you have to do your 4th by yourself or with friends or whatever). Same for week 2. By now you should know the 30 exercises and the sequence. Week 3 and 4 you'll have 2 x 45 minutes classes . Week 5 to 12 (8 weeks during schoolterm) back to 1 hourly class per week. In this session we will be doing different exercises.

Depending on how many are keen to join me, I'm thinking of scheduling classes for week 1 & 2 tu/we/th between 9.30 - 11.30 and between 6.30pm - 8.30pm. For week 3 & 4 tu/we/th between 9.30 - 11.45 and between 6.30pm - 8.45pm. For week 5-12 tu/we/th 9.30, 10.30 and 6.30pm, 7.30pm. 

Sounds like fun, doesn't it?!


Tuesday, 02 December 2014 09:27

Studio closed for Christmas break

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It's time for a well deserved break. The studio will be closed from today till January 13th, 2015.

I will use this time to finalize the details for "The Pilates Challenge", so keep checking back.


Sunday, 12 October 2014 08:15

Term 4, 2014

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Term 4, 2014

Classes start again on Monday October 13th. 


Friday, 19 September 2014 06:14

New classes starting Monday September 22nd, 2014

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On Monday September 22nd the studio will open again for classes. Most classes will run at the usual time, but we are introducing an extra class on Wednesday morning 9.30. This will be a Pilates based suspension class. These classes are 50 minutes with a maximum of 4 participants. Ring me for more information.



Wednesday, 19 March 2014 21:24

Fundraiser Mat Classes at Onslow College

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Correction: The Pilates fundraiser classes at Onslow start on Thursday March 27th at 7pm. Not on the 28th. 

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 22:12

Fundraiser Mat Classes at Onslow College

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To help raise funds for Onslow College's Music Department's trip to Sydney for the 25th Australian International Music Festival, I am going to teach beginner's Pilates Classes at Onlsow College on Thursday evenings, from 7.00 - 8.00pm and from 8.00 - 9.00pm, starting Thursday March 28th, 2014.

This 4 week course will introduce the Pilates principles and classical Pilates exercises. Hopefully you will like it so much that you will join for the 8 week course in term 2!

The fee for the 4 week course  is $50.00, payable before or on the first day. You can pay in cash, cheque, or direct debit into Platypus Pilates's bankaccount, with AIMF and your name as reference. The account number is: 06-0541-0185300-03.

To make sure I bring enough flexrings and therabands, it would be appreciated if you could confirm attendance by either texting me on 021 - 168 7424 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hope to see you on Thursday march 28th!


Wednesday, 08 January 2014 00:27

Drop-in mat class

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On Wednesday January 15th at 7.30pm I will start a drop-in matclass. Since spaces are limited, please let me know if you're attending.

The studio will be open again from Monday January 13th for studio classes and Fascial Manipulation. The first matclass for term 1 will be on February 10th. More details to follow.


Saturday, 28 December 2013 23:26

Mat class timetable for 2014

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I am currently in the process of updating class times. I will try to keep the group classes at the same time as last year, but I am open to suggestions. This is a good time to form your own group. The timetable is still not definite, so tell me what time suits and I can schedule your group in. The same of course is true for studio classes. The sooner I know, the more chance I can book you in to your prefered timeslot. See you in the new year!

Tuesday, 24 December 2013 03:38

Christmas break

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One more night and it is Christmas! Santa will have some trouble flying his reindeer with this wind. 

The studio will be closed from 25/12/13 - 6/1/14. 

From January 6th, the studio is open for studio classes and Fascial Manipulation sessions. Matclasses will resume on February 10th, 2014.

I will be running some drop-in matclasses from January 15th, but will post details later. Thursday lunchtime classes at Jai Thaiboxing will resume mid January as well. 

Have an amazing break and thank you so much for being both clients and friends. Hope to see you all in 2014!



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