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…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. We believe that 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.
Ashley is an experienced Physiotherapist with a special internet in Youth Athletes. Our resident Netball guru, Ashley has worked with a variety of sports teams and netball communities which include Saint Kentigern College, Auckland Netball and recently Netball New Zealand.
Ashley has a strong passion for injury prevention which is highlighted in her involvement at Saint Kentigern College and their wider netball programme. Ashley is a strong advocate for getting her patients involved in their rehab journey, believing that someone who understands their injury or dysfunction will ultimately be more successful in self-management and preventing future injuries. She takes a holistic approach to treatment and tailors individualised rehabilitation plans for her patients and their goals. Ashley’s sessions have a strong manual therapy approach in combination with exercise prescription to ensure optimal results. Her work also extends to post match massage for the All Blacks and regional Netball Leagues
Outside the clinic Ashley is often seen participating in anything that involves a good flat white or a glass of prosecco. Or out and about watching sport or hiking to see a spectacular view. Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy)
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 has a special interest in rehabilitation and injury prevention. 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 trained in STOTT Mat Pilates and is currently completing her Post Graduate Diploma in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. Ali also has a newfound love for Reformer Pilates having found it to be personally beneficial in preventing ‘niggles’ when running. She hopes to complete her Reformer training later this year.
Outside of work, Ali enjoys running, exploring New Zealand and baking at home.
Rachel is an experienced Physiotherapist with a special interest in physical rehabilitation and maintenance. To enhance this passion, a post graduate diploma in Western Acupuncture was completed alongside further studies in pain management, biomechanics and clinical Pilates (mat and TheraBand).
Rachel has gained a lot of experience over the years working with elite athletes and sports teams. Her work has been varied, treating international tennis and squash players, representative track and field athletes, professional boxers, rugby and league players and many other sporting codes. Her work has also extended to pre and post-match massage for representative sports teams including: All Blacks, Auckland Blues and Auckland NPC, international teams for both Super 15, NRL and the 2011 / 2015 Rugby World Cup.
Qualifications: , Bachelor of Health Science (Physiotherapy), Post Graduate Diploma in Health Science (Western Acupuncture), Clinical Pilates (Mat and TheraBand).
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amelia is originally from Auckland, but moved to Melbourne when she was 16 years old to train full time at the Australian Ballet School. She lived in London for 8 years while dancing with the English National Ballet and then teaching Ballet, Barre and Pilates. She completed her STOTT Pilates Intensive Mat training in the UK.
Amelia moved back to NZ in early 2020 and completed her comprehensive training in all the Pilates equipment including STOTT Pilates Intensive Essential and Advanced Reformer, Barrels, Chair, and Cadillac. She is a awesome Instructor and her love for Pilates shines through her teaching.
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.
Anna has been teaching Pilates for 5 years. She trained through Suna pilates in the North Shore, after falling in love with the practise and wanting to share that love with others.