The two main threads in my career have been
Teaching & Movement

I tutored family friends from the age of 15, taught dance for my dance school, and even went on to set up my own dance school for a period of time. I taught Science and Biology for 5 years at the secondary level, and have been teaching adult education since 2013 (Tutor for the Cert in Health Sciences, workplace literacy and numeracy facilitator, communication, training and leadership programme development and facilitation). And of course, the reason you are here, I have been teaching Barre & Pilates since 2017.

Movement has always been a part of my life, I danced from the age of 4, and to be honest have never stopped 😊 I played hockey, had a brief period of running (it really is not my thing), was a gym junkie and then found barre. I was hooked from that first booty barre class and ended up teaching it in that studio. I then fell in love with Pilates – both mat and reformer Pilates, but barre will always be the movement that I love the most.

I want everyone to be able to move their bodies with love. I want it to feel good, prevent injuries and keep you mobile as we age. I am not about numbers on scales, the ‘summer bodies’ (bodies are bodies!) or the before and after photos…movement should be about strength, mobility, feeling good and having some time for you…it is not a punishment! So if you want to move with love…come and join me at the barre!

Qualifications:

BSc (Biology & Psychology), University of Auckland

PGDip Teaching (Secondary), University of Auckland

Dip LCC (Life Coaching), New Zealand Institute of Business Studies

Leadership Programme LP44, Institute for Strategic Leadership

NZ Cert Adult Literacy & Numeracy Education

Booty Barre 1 and 2 certification

STOTT Mat & Advance Mat work

Polestar Gateway Reformer

Other:

Blessed with an amazing family, including a beautiful daughter.

Dogs. The greatest things on Earth. Rescue pitbull breeds are my favourites and Zeppelin & Titan will always be my babies.

I am an author. I wrote “When Sex Is Not Enough” (2022) with two friends about our fertility journeys. We had a spread in women’s weekly, did a couple of podcasts and interviews, and was even on The Project NZ (live TV yip!).

Music. I love old rock (Zeppelin, Stevie, Fleetwood, GnR, Pink Floyd) Bit of metal, some grunge, pop, hip-hop…Tool, Rage, Shihad, Harry Styles…I think you get the picture! Clients I haven’t seen in years still comment about my memorable, and eclectic, playlists!