Who we are
We think the human body is incredible, and can adapt, change, heal and do amazing things! But just like other parts of life, sometimes you need a bit of help. Physiotherapy can make a real difference in your life. Couple that with a movement practise you love and do regularly – and you are making an amazing impact on your health and well-being.
This is our awesome team who’ll help guide you along that journey…
OUR Experienced Physio Team
Our Physiotherapists are experienced and knowledgeable, having years of experience in private practice and in working with both elite athletes, sports teams and sports doctors. We believe strongly in great communication, and the right management. We’ll tailor make a unique rehabilitation plan that’s right for you, and coach you through it to get you tracking steadily toward your goal. We’ll give you a clear understanding about what is happening in your body. No mystery and no complicated language.
Our Pilates Team
Our Pilates team is a passionate group of enthusiastic instructors that want to educate and teach you stability, strength and flexibility through our expertly led reformer classes and private Pilates training. We believe in moving the body through contemporary, evidence-based functional movement to make you stronger and more flexible and feel better so you can do more of what you love! Pilates glow. We’re so excited to share our love of Pilates with you!
Meet the team
Director, Principal Physiotherapist
Simon is a Masters trained Physiotherapist with over 20 years’ experience in diagnosing and successfully treating musculoskeletal issues. He has a special interest in Youth Athletes, and Sports Injuries.
Simon completed his masters in 2006 and is also an advanced practitioner in Spinal Manipulative Therapy, and Western Acupuncture. He is trained in The Watson Headache Approach and certified as a Titleist Performance Institute Golf Physiotherapist.
In his career, Simon has worked as Physiotherapist to elite sporting teams including the Auckland NPC Rugby team, the Auckland Rugby High Performance Unit. He also spent many years of involvement with the Grammar Tec Rugby Club, and prior to that, Marist Rugby.
When he’s not in the clinic, you can find him enjoying family life, out in the water, or charging down fairways. Alongside his team, he recently won the 2021 Auckland vs North Harbour Masters Golf Tournament and was also part of the successful Titirangi Golf Club 2021 Penance victory.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy), PGDip Musculoskeletal therapy, PGDip Western Acupuncture and Spinal Manipulation, Masters in Musculoskeletal Therapy. Titleist Performance Institute Certified Medical, Certified Watson Headache Practitioner.
Studio Manager, Pilates Instructor
Bec co-founded ONFORM with Simon and manages our studios and Pilates community. With a background in business and marketing, Bec has her finger in every piece of the ONFORM pie…but it’s Pilates that makes her light up! She discovered Pilates after suffering from lower back pain in pregnancy, that just wouldn’t go away. She quickly fell in love with the movement practise, and it became a way of managing, and over time completely fixing her lower back pain. She went on to do her Pilates mat training and certification through Stability Plus in Auckland, and later did her Intensive and Advanced Reformer Training through STOTT Pilates.
Bec believes that Pilates has an amazing ability to make regular everyday movement come alive, and to turn exercise haters into lovers. Not only does it make you stronger, and more flexible, but it makes you feel better day to day. It’s a practise that is sustainable and life changing – and absolutely everyone can do it!
Outside the studio, Bec’s is a skatepark mum, a lover of nature, good food, and getting out into the wild. Qualifications: BBUS Marketing, BDip Information Technology, Stability Plus Mat Essential & Intermediate, STOTT Pilates Intensive and Advanced Reformer trained.
Physiotherapist & Pilates Specialist
Ali is an Irish trained physiotherapist who has been working in private practice in New Zealand for the past 4 and a half years.
Ali is currently completing her Post Graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Ali has a special interest…
- Sports rehabilitation and injury prevention
- Pain science
- Education & it’s impact
She has experience working with a variety of population groups from youth in schools, to sports teams to senior fitness and rehabilitation.
She loves helping people to achieve their goals and get back to doing what they love most.Ali is a clinic Pilates specialist, having completed both the BASI comprehensive Pilates training and STOTT mat Pilates. She is trained in all the Piltes equipment.
Ali found a love for Reformer Reformer Pilates both for her clients and herself, having found it to be personally beneficial in preventing ‘niggles’ when running.
Outside of work, Ali enjoys running, exploring New Zealand with her dog Buddy, and baking at home.
Jen is one of the friendly faces you’ll see when you arrive at our Panmure clinic. As part of our front desk reception team, she looks after our clients and Physios, and helps to streamline our front desk, and administration! Along with Sandy, she keeps us all ticking along smoothly.
Jen is super sporty, has 4 super sporty daughters and a very big dog! She manages all this and makes it look easy! We are in awe!
Community Support & Administration
Sandy joins us from the world of office management and client service. As a member of our reception and admin team, she’ll welcome you with a friendly smile. She keeps this ship running smoothly, and looks after our amazing clients.
When Sandy is not keeping our office ship shape, you’ll find her in a ‘downward dog’ (yoga), breaking boards (2nd Dan BB), or her ultimate quest to cook the family dinner in under 7 minutes.
Simone began her Pilates journey over 15 years ago to rehabilitate a neck injury. After enjoying the benefits of Pilates, and with a wealth of experience on board, she left the corporate world and trained via STOTT Pilates in Intensive Mat and Intensive Reformer.
Simone has found her calling in Pilates, using her skills gained in teaching, experience in communications and her genuine love of people and positive attitude to inspire, motivate, and coach her clients to get the most out of Pilates, helping them to maintain a strong, balanced and flexible body.
Classes focus on a total body workout with modifications to help clients to achieve their individual goals. What she loves most about her job is working and connecting with all our amazing clients at ONFORM.
Tracey discovered Pilates as a young mum in South Africa. She fell in love with the method as a way to connect to yourself, and stregnthen. Pilates helped her discover her athletic abiltiy, and uncover a love of running. She went on to complete 5, 10km races, several half marathons, and a 32km marathon run across the Table Mountains.
She completed her BASI Mat and Comprehensive Teacher Training in Cape Town, South Africa, and is qualified to teach on all the amazing Pilates equipment from beginner to advanced level.
She moved to Auckland in 2018, and we are thrilled to have her as part of our team. Her classes are designed to get you moving mindfully, gradually building up your strength, flexibility and confidence. Challenging you to find new levels of movement and a connection to your body that will leave you feeling motivated, encouraged and more equipped to keep moving. You can read her full story here.
Linda has a love for educating clients and this probably comes from her past life as a high school teacher. She is comprehensively trained under Polestar Pilates International and continues her learning as a mentor with Polestar.
To Linda, Pilates is about mvig efficiently and gaining the most out of life throuigh doing the things that we love. Her goal is to use Pilates to stregnthen,increase flexibility of her clients for their everyday life. From sitting at a desk to playing golf – everything can be helped by Pilates.
Suz represented NZ in Beach Volley Ball, and experienced a very full competition and training schedule. She discovered Pilates after her second child, and it quickly became her sanctuary and time to refuel her tank. After many years of training in the gym and competitive sport, she found that her body welcomed a form of exercise that was kinder on her, but still gave me the feeling I looked for in a workout.
She has completed STOTT Pilates Intensive and Advanced Mat training and Intensive Reformer training. She loves seeing her clients gain strength and confidence in their body’s capabilities. She gets great satisfaction from seeing individuals progress physically and psychologically and leave with a smile because they’ve shown up for themselves.
Pilates came into Leonie’s life when she was working as a Physiotherapist in Brazil in 2008. She wanted to do more than treat her patients and send them home afterwards, she wanted her clients to commit to their physical rehab therapy, understanding the importance of following a conditioning program so the chances of re-injuring themselves would drop considerably. She wanted them to be pain free, happy and confident in their bodies again.
The search led Leonie to Pilates in 2011, she undertook a comprehensive Pilates certification in Brazil. She started to apply the methodology in my patients’ routine of treatment and noticed significantly results on enhancing spinal stability, muscular flexibility, balance control amongst others benefits.
In 2015 Leonie came to New Zealand and fell in love with this beautiful country, its landscapes and welcoming people. She was fortunate enough to keep working in the Pilates field and completed further training with Stott Pilates and Stability Plus certifications in New Zealand.
“Pilates is my life and I love it!” She hopes her clients have fun and enjoy the classes as much as she does.
Born and raised in the beautiful Western Cape of South Africa, Theresa had the opportunity to change careers in 2009 after working in the Logistics / office environment. She started off as a Body Control Pilates Matwork Instructor and then moved to the study of Pilates on all equipment with BASI Pilates Cape Town. Since then her curiosity took over as she travelled the globe to do more workshops and courses. She has a keen interest in Pilates for the active ageing clients, Pilates for those who struggle with injuries, pathologies or chronic pain, and Pilates for Athletes. She also completed the Legacy Program under Rael Isacowitz, Founder of BASI Pilates. The Mentor, Master I and Master II programs were done in California while the Honors was completed online during the tough Covid restrictions. She lived and worked for many years in Doha Qatar where she mostly worked with private clients. She joined her Kiwi partner in Auckland during September 2022 and will soon start serving the community through ONFORM Pilates Kohi and St Johns!
Teaching with compassion and energy, she encourages clients to move with focus as they find the joy in small accomplishments.
“Pilates is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, play and work” – Joseph Pilates
Natalie has been teaching Pilates for over 5 years since completing the REPs-accredited instructor Pilates training with Stability Plus and absolutely loves her work. Her training was comprehensive, covering all Pilates equipment as well as pre/post natal Pilates.
Natalie has worked in both Pilates and clinic Physio settings building a broad knowledge of musculoskeletal issues through regular physio-led CPD sessions. She has worked in London, worked for various studios including The Loft Pilates Studio, Pepilates Wimbledon and Mayfair Pilates and Physiotherapy.
On a personal level, Natalie has a background in ballet and started Pilates at age 12 to compliment her dance training. Having experienced the benefits myself from that young age, she fell in love
with Pilates and its adaptability for people of all backgrounds. Whether rehab or fitnessbased, Natalie strives to create a positive and motivating environment in my sessions
Catherine has always loved exploring movement through dance and team sports since childhood. She started practising yoga regularly in 2013, while living in Spain, and later trained to teach Ashtanga and Restorative yoga in 2018 at the Auckland Yoga Academy. As she began to teach, Catherine became interested in how to make postures and movements more accessible for her clients. This led to training and working as an instructor at Studio Pilates Newmarket in 2019. She has since worked for various pilates studios, and been lucky to learn more ways to assist clients enhance their movement practice from incredible mentors. She is thrilled to be part of the Onform team! She thoroughly enjoys teaching and encouraging others to embrace their body and find their source of wellbeing and joy through movement.
Bronwyn is a STOTT Pilates trained Mat and Reformer instructor.
Living abroad and teaching yoga for the previous 6 years. Gaining 650 hours of yoga teacher training while living in both India and Mexico each for one year studying with an arrange of great teachers.
Returning home to New Zealand with a love of strength and conditioning, Bronwyn is delighted to share her understanding of athletic and mindful movement, inviting playful self enquiry whilst developing strength, flexibility and mobility. Encompassing a deeper knowing and connection with your own body through Pilates practice.”
Natasha is trained in Reformer & Mat Pilates and has been teaching Pilates since 2018 when she fell into a mat training opportunity. She hasn’t looked back since! Natasha loves facilitating energizing classes involving dynamic movement for all bodies. In her classes you can except many layers to increase or decrease intensity to suit whoever and whenever, fun and challenging coordination challenges, flow of movement from one exercises to the other and inclusive body awareness. Natasha is passionate about movement in general and loves encouraging her clients to achieve their movement goals by building strength, body awareness, flexibility and overall wellbeing. She loves combining classical Pilates movements with more contemporary styles with inspiration from yoga, dance and natural movement.
ONFORM at Home Pilates Instructor
Sarah’s journey with Pilates began after a back injury left her in chronic pain. Her recovery using the Pilates method, returned her to full strength and completely changed her perspective on how she had previously been moving her body.
Sarah is trained in the Stott Pilates method across all the awesome Pilates apparatus to an advanced level & Injuries & Special Populations.
Her passion is to help people become more aware of their bodies in day to day movement and see mobility as a long term journey. She believes by tuning into what your body needs daily, you can tailor therapeutic movement or athletic challenge to strengthen your body in a fun & safe environment.
Sarah builds layers in her classes to allow you to progress by getting intuitive with the feedback your body is giving you.
Pilates Instructor / Currently on leave
Amy discovered Pilates as a gymnast, and used it as one of her main conditioning practises. She fell in love with the modality and has now been an instructor for 9 years. She finds that Pilates is a great way of staying strong and flexible. It allows her to have high performance in her workouts, and she loves the connection with amazing people daily.
She creates a friendly, light hearted and enjoyable atmosphere in her classes. She helps her clients build strength and gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of how their bodies move. Working with clients and their individual goals is something she takes seriously, and that means you pack a LOT into 50 minutes! But also have a great fun throughout the session. Amy is from Chicago, but now calls New Zealand home. She is currently training for her co-pilots license, and regular flies with her husband.