Platypus Pilates

11 Ngaio Gorge Road

Ngaio, Wellington

New Zealand

+64 (21) 168 7424

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Tuesday, 18 March 2014 22:12

Fundraiser Mat Classes at Onslow College

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

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

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

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!



Tuesday, 15 October 2013 04:00

Facebook page

Ok, never thought I'd do this, but Platypus Pilates now has a facebook page.

I would appreciate it if you could "like" me, so this page actually becomes visible (and therefor useful!).

I know that there should be some handy icon somewhere on this page that you can tick, but I haven't managed to find it yet and the web master is too busy....



Tuesday, 15 October 2013 03:47

Mat classes up and running again

School has started again and so have the mat- and mixed equipment classes. All scheduled classes are full, but please feel free to contact me and tell me what time would suit you and we might be able to add some extra classes. Or, drop in at Jai Thaiboxing, Level 1, Victoria Street, next to Stationary Warehouse,  on Thursdays at 12 for a 50 minutes Pilates mat-session.


Sunday, 29 September 2013 08:00

Fascial Manipulation Level II

I am back from my trip to Italy and am happy to say that I have passed the level II Fascial Manipulation exam.

The studio will be open again from Monday September 30th for studio and/or Fascial Manipulation seesions. Matclasses will start again on Monday October 14th, except for the advanced Men Mat-class, which will start again on Wednesday October 2nd.

The Pilates class at Jai Thai Boxing will commence on Thursday October 3rd. That is a drop-in class, so if you want to give Pilates a go,  that might be the way to go.

Hope to see you soon in one of my classes!

Tuesday, 27 August 2013 05:53

Fascial Manipulation

The studio will be closed from Monday September 2nd till Monday September 30th for I will be in Italy to attend level II of the Fascial Manipulation course.

Some matclasses will resume on Wednesday October 2nd. Su-Lin will take over the Thursday lunchtime classes at Jai Thaiboxing an d I will take over again on Thursday October 3rd.

In the meantime: get to know these 5 Tibetans!

Thursday, 07 February 2013 07:37

Did you know...

...that we are not starting on March 26th, with matclasses for cyclists. Cyclists often have very specific problems, e.g. rounded shoulders and upper back and very tight hamstrings, lower back and/or calf muscles. So we have developed a series of matclasses that focus on releasing the tight muscles and strengthening the weaker muscles. The plan is to run lunchtime classes in town at JAI, from 12 - 12.50 and evening classes here at the Studio, 6.30 - 7.30.

I am still keen on running these classes, but need a couple more interested cyclists. I will update as soon as I know when classes will start. 

Thursday, 07 February 2013 07:20

New Name - Same Service

Sometimes when you say a word over and over too often it starts to lose its meaning. “Point and Flex” is a common command in any pilates class, and frankly we're sick of hearing it – we've been called Point & Flex Pilates for over ten years, and it's time for a change.

As our client base has grown it's gone from almost exclusively female to almost one third male and we thought the new logo should reflect this by removing the feminine hibiscus from the logo.

Enter the Platypus. The story goes that when the platypus was first discovered, scholars thought it was a hoax: sewn together from parts of other creatures. Duck bill, otter body, beaver tail – a mammal that lays eggs, with both mammal and reptile DNA (plus a bit of bird to keep things even more interesting).

At Platypus Pilates we combine different disciplines, including yoga and martial arts, without losing the Pilates principles, so we can offer you the best possible experience

Unfortunately building a website is like being stung by the Platypus's venomous spur….it hurts and heals slowly!

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