Improves strength and flexibility

Our Pilates Team

Jacqueline Van Eis
Zara Fowell
Mylinda Reid

Foundation offers matwork pilates, suiting all ages and abilities at our Papamoa Clinic.  The classes last 1 hour and exercises are modified and adapted to suit your ability.  Whether you're recovering from injury or wanting to feel physically stronger these classes are the perfect challenge.

About our instructors:


I began Pilates to assist in the recovery from an ankle injury at ballet school. From there I continued it as part of my fitness routine because it had made such a difference in my body when I rejoined full-time training. It set me up well to maintain and balance the body and I can attribute much of my injury free dance career to the addition of Pilates.

I completed my Pilates Certification through the Pilates Institute of Australasia and began teaching mat classes to help others reach their full potential. I am teaching Beginner Pilates at the Papamoa Clinic so if you are just starting out on your Pilates journey or have taken a break and want to ease back into it join me for a focused and enlivening Pilates/Stretch session. 

Jacqueline (Jax):

I can't really remember when I started pilates. It must have been a good couple of years ago. I was looking for some exercises that didn't require me to be a member of a gym. I started looking online and found some great Youtube channels that I still follow today. I liked how I noticed I was getting stronger and being able to do more difficult exercises as I progressed. Practice and perseverance makes perfect (OK maybe not perfect, but definitely better)!

I am convinced that you only get stronger when you get challenged. This is exactly my vision for the Pilates classes. You can do so much more than you think if you put your mind to it! Pushing out that last repetition that wasn't possible, is a great feeling.

After a few weeks or months you will be able to do more than you did before and this will make you feel better during other sporting activities, and your day to day life. Of course everybody's abilities are different and that's why the exercises have multiple options so that you can do them safely and with confidence.

Class times:

Monday 5pm - Intermediate

Friday 9.30am - Beginners


$17.50 casual rate per class, or $180 for 12 classes

First class is free as a trial

Classes are 60minutes

Class Concessions can also be used towards Yoga.

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