News & Events

Ahhhhh! Summer at the Great Lake! You've gotta love it. Many beautiful native bush walks and mountain bike trails to explore, SUP to do, the lake to swim in, markets to go to, cafes to visit, BBQ's to have, ice creams to eat, Pilates classes to attend.....

....Gemma to welcome to our team!

Gemma Kearins joins us from Hamilton. She is an experienced Pilates-trained Physio and Pinc Cancer Rehab Physio and is an incredible asset to our team. In fact, it feels like she has always been with us! Thank you Gemma for finding us! With this gladness we have some sadness, as we farewell Danni, our studio's real-life-Pilates-fairy-godmother. Danni has been with us for 6 years, with 2 beautiful babies arriving over that time. She has been a valued member of our team and we, and her clients, will miss her dearly. We wish Danni and her family all the best as they embark on their exciting new life in Auckland. 

The final result of our Fundraiser for Pinc and Steel Cancer Rehab was just over $8000! This absolutely blew our expectations out of the water! Thank you so much to all the people who donated, the seriusly awesome bunch who participated in our 2 hour Pilates class and all the people that attended our evening and purchased tickets in our raffles. A huge thank you must go to the many Taupo businesses who donated incredible prizes for our raffles. Your generosity was/is absolutely outstanding. Shop local everyone!

This $8000 goes directly into subsidising cancer survivors in our Taupo community into individualised Physiotherapy/Pilates sessions. This is not a 'nice-to-have', it is an absolute 'need-to-have'. So many men and women diagnosed with cancer are left with Physical and Psychological barriers after the standard medical interventions of surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and drug therapy. Many believe that this is just what they have to live with, when the opposite is true. There is much that can be done to help and we feel very priviledged to be a truly positive part of their journey with them.

The Pinc and Steel Trust have created ongoing programmes for clients that have had their individualised sessions with a Cancer Rehab Physio. If possible many of our clients will continue on into Pilates Classes with us in the studio. However, for some, financial and mental barriers may prevent this. To keep them moving forwards, Jonty is running Paddle On - the Trusts 8 week SUP course in February. We hope to run at least one of these courses each year.

In June of this year, Tam will train up to take the Next Steps Programme - the Trusts 10 week Pilates/Yoga/Cardio course.

Next Steps and Paddle on aim to keep our Cancer Rehab clients moving on from their individual sessions. From there, there are Nationwide Pinc and Steel events running under the umbrella of Move Over Cancer. These initiatives are so inspiring and so valuable and we see them working every time we get to help someone with Cancer in our studio. It is no wonder that the founder of Pinc and Steel, Lou James, made the Queen's New Years Honours List! Seriously deserved. The woman is a legend!

On that note. Happy New Year everyone! Go forth and do something awesome today!


  • A few people have asked for a water fountain in the studio. Mostly we don't have one to save the planet of all those plastic cups. We encourage you to have a water bottle with you so you can sip constantly throughout your session.  It is really awkward drinking from an open cup of water whilst you are lying down and potentially very messy!
  • Remember the shower in the bathroom is for your use. With summer coming, if you want to walk, run or ride to your class and need a shower before you leave then please go right ahead. Just bring a towel.
  • If you cannot make your regular class time, did you know you can just check in with your Trainer & the diary and look for an alternative option for the week?
  • Have you considered a Foam Roller, Squidgy ball or Swiss ball for home? Rememebr you will only ever be as good as what you are doing outside the studio - these props give your more variety and fun for your home workouts. 

On that note...Thank you for your continued dedication to Pilates and prioritising your health. It really does make life better!

Tiddly Pom!



"Since my first session over four years ago, practising the principles of Pilates has become, easily, part of my life. Tam and her colleagues share their expertise and skill generously and Pilates really has changed my life. To avoid future injury and the possibility of the dreadful back pain that led me to Pilates I now share sessions with my 12 year-old-sports-mad daughter. The studio is one of our favourite places. We arrive stressed and leave stretched, relaxed and full of energy."  Lianne & Annabelle Fraser
Phone: 07 376 8489 a/h 021 566 894 | Studio: Top Floor, 21 Heuheu Street, Taupo New Zealand 3351
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