Move through life with greater ease at Tiaki Reformer Pilates classes
Pilates, Physiotherapy and Pelvic Health in Wellington, New Zealand
Get moving safely and effectively
At Tiaki we know that you want to get moving (it might have been awhile). To get moving, you need to find an effective and safe form of exercise. And going to the gym is just not your thing. It can be frustrating not knowing where to begin if you’ve been away from exercise for too long or need a more effective way to get your fitness back.
Tiaki Pilates Classes
A strong foundation
Tiaki Pilates is a low-impact but effective form of weight-bearing exercise that involves strengthening and lengthening muscles.
Done in the manner taught by our instructors, our Pilates classes will allow you to achieve remarkable results without risking injury.
The exercises that you perform as part of the Tiaki Pilates classes help you strengthen both small and large muscles.
Many of the exercises you’ll enjoy in our sessions allow you to strengthen and control core muscles that are responsible for protecting against back pain, getting tummy muscles back and improving posture and breathing.
Pilates can be done on a mat, using a reformer machine or using other equipment. Using a reformer machine or other equipment helps support your body as you learn to coordinate how you move, build strength and improve mobility.
Helping reduce back pain, enhance tummy muscles and get you back to enjoying life.
New to Pilates?
We get that starting a new activity can be daunting, which is why at Tiaki we have expert Pilates instructors ready to guide you and help you confidently embark on your journey to wellness.
Book your introductory assessment session!
Get 2 x free Reformer Pilates classes free when you book your one hour private introductory session.
Tiaki Pilates Classes
In studio classes
Live online mat classes
Studio Reformer Pilates classes
Many people want to get moving again, safely. They’ve heard about Pilates, but don’t know where to begin. Reformer Pilates is perfect for people new to Pilates, or who are recovering from injury.
Rather than being complicated and confusing, the Reformer machine makes it easy to learn the correct Pilates movements and the machine can be adjusted to help you out.
Reformer Pilates classes make it easy to learn and easier to progress to more challenging exercises without over-stressing your body. So you can experience the benefits of Pilates faster.
What to expect at Tiaki Reformer Pilates classes
- Our studios are regularly cleaned to keep you safe and healthy.
- Bring your own towel with you for hygiene purposes.
- For Health and Safety reasons, we ask you to use grip socks for all of our reformer pilates classes.
- Our studios are a place for you to take some time-out and focus on you. We ask all our clients to switch off their mobile phones when you enter the Pilates room, yoga studio or private room and conduct personal conversations outside the rooms quietly.
- Our Group Classes are for participants who are considered fit and well to attend class. If you have any injury concerns please ask to speak to one of our physiotherapists.
$32.00 per class casual
Memberships are the best way for you to get more classes for less! We have a variety of membership options starting from as little as one class per week. Talk to us about your needs and we can tailor a membership option to suit!
Live online mat Pilates classes
Tiaki live online mat Pilates classes are perfect when you want to experience the benefits of Pilates classes but find it difficult fitting exercise into your busy day.
Tiaki Pilates mat classes are live-streamed so that you can get moving in the comfort of your own home. You can even stay in your PJs and leave the camera turned off. In the mat classes, you’ll use your body weight and resistance bands to provide resistance.
And learn how to move your body correctly, improving strength, mobility and posture using more functional exercises.
What to expect at Live Pilates Mat classes
- Create a space for yourself where you are free to move.
- Grab a mat or towel and a resistance band. You can buy a resistance band kit from our studio, or from our online store.
- Set your phone, tablet or computer up somewhere that you can see it and will be able to see the instructor. It’s important to set it far enough away that the instructor can see your whole body.
- Download Zoom on your computer or phone/tablet.
- Book into the live mat Pilates class using the Mindbody link you get in the email registration for the class.
- 5 minutes prior to the start of class, click on the link to join in.
$15 per class
Private Pilates classes
$100 per class
Ask us about our private classes
Many people who are just getting started or have specific goals don’t want to join an exercise group. Instead, they want a personalised Pilates experience.
Tiaki private classes are the perfect way to benefit from the personal attention of a Pilates expert, allowing you to work with a range of additional Pilates equipment and focusing on your individual needs.
Private classes can be arranged for individuals, couples or small groups of up to three people (get the girls together to exercise!). Many of our clients book private clients to help them achieve personal goals, such as focusing on improving muscle control and strength after pregnancy and childbirth, increasing general fitness and mobility after retirement or as a social exercise event with friends.
In the private classes, you can experience the full range of Pilates equipment:
- Reformer machines
- Wunda chair
- Ladder barrel
- Mat and small props
Pilates anytime online classes
Pilates and yoga anytime, anywhere.
Tiaki, anytime online classes, are perfect if you want to experience the benefits of Pilates and yoga, but life gets in the way. Too busy, a new baby, COVID restrictions, winter… It doesn’t matter.Wouldn’t it be great to have online access to your favourite Pilates and yoga classes whenever and wherever you are? At home, on holiday, during the day or evening.
The Tiaki Pilates membership platform allows you to move and live better, whenever you want. The library of recorded classes is always being added to so you’ll never get bored.
Choose from general mat classes or focus on specific areas.
Pilates and yoga anytime online classes
- Themed classes
- Pregnancy and post-natal classes
- Technique and tips videos
- Instant access
- Monthly subscription
- No minimum membership length
$19.95 per month
Teach Pilates at Tiaki
- 2 ½ day compulsory foundation course
- Additional specialist Pilates training workshops
- Studio hours available at Tiaki studios
- Expert teaching, mentoring, observation and practice hours
- Two intakes a year
- Maximum 6 per intake
It’s time for a rewarding career. Becoming a Pilates Instructor can be a fulfilling way to help people achieve their wellness goals while paying the bills.
Tiaki offers Pilates training to a maximum of 12 students a year. With online and in-person training you’ll soon be working towards a worthwhile profession helping people move well, live well and age well.
2020 has meant many people have had to change career paths. And with more people looking to take care of their wellness they’re looking for experts to help them achieve their goals safely.
Becoming a Pilates instructor may be the perfect outcome to your own wellness journey, stepping back from a hectic corporate life, or forging a new path when COVID has meant you’ve had to swap to Plan B.
Learn more about our Pilates teacher training
Frequently Asked Questions
It’s much better to have control than strength. Many people have heard of Pilates in the context of back pain or improving core strength.
Our ‘core’ is the abdominal (tummy), pelvis, hip and lower back muscles that support our spine. Rather than building core strength, Pilates actually helps you use the correct muscles to have better control over how you hold yourself. And this control can help protect your back, reduce back pain, improve posture and help tummy muscles.
Better control and strength can help improve sports performance as well as daily activities.
Pilates is a low-impact exercise perfect for getting back into exercise again, recovering from injury or childbirth, or when you’re trying to keep active as you get older. Rather than building strength, Pilates focuses on how you move and coordinate your muscles to move, and teaches you how to do it right.
The exercises we teach at Tiaki Pilates help you use big and small muscles to give you complete control over your movement. The equipment and reformer machines we use in some of our Pilates classes make learning Pilates easier.
The equipment can seem overwhelming at first, but with the guidance of our expert instructors, you’ll soon experience how easy Pilates exercises can be to learn and enjoy.
Regular Pilates classes will help you increase muscular strength, endurance and mobility, improve posture and breathing, and reduce injury risk. Making it the perfect form of exercise if you’ve been slowing down, not exercised for a while or want to get tummy muscles back after pregnancy and childbirth.
Everyone who is new to the studio has an introductory session where we find out about you, your movement or body concerns, previous injuries, level of experience and what your goals are.
We then take you through a Pilates session so you can see what it’s like.
We don’t focus on weight loss. We focus on sustainable regular exercise with the aim to strengthen your whole body, improve mobility and improve how you move.
We encourage you to create long term habits and enjoy your time at Tiaki so that you are more likely to make it a lifetime habit. If you exercise regularly you’re less likely to suffer pain and dysfunction.