Pilates New Plymouth Pilates New Plymouth


Chris Ure- Owner & Pilates Instructor

Chris has been running this Studio for 3 years. She is motivated by the clients who have attended & got some fantastic benifits from the Pilates sessions they have had.

Previously Chris worked in the fitness industry for over 15 years , with the health benefits of exercise always her main motivator for being involved. After a back injury Chris discovered the benefits of STOTT PILATES®. So impressed by the results & science of the STOTT PILATES® system, she decided to study, train & become an Instructor.

Chris has a real passion for Pilates & her aim is to offer the benefits of Pilates to men & women at her Pilates New Plymouth Studio.


  • Diploma in Sports Studies - University of Otago
  • STOTT PILATES® Trained Comprehensive & Advanced Matwork Instructor
  • STOTT PILATES® Trained Intensive  & Advanced Reformer Instructor.
  • STOTT PILATES® Trained Intensive & Advanced Cadillac, Chair & Barrels Instructor
  • STOTT PILATES® Trained in Injuries & Special Populations
  • Total Barre Qualified Instructor

Emily Faragasso - Relieving Pilates Instructor 

Sadly Emily Faragasso will now only be working for us on a relief basis Due to other family commitments.

Emily is originally from the United States and has been living in the New Plymouth area for several years. She trained with Stott Pilates in Group Reformer classes, & worked as a Personal trainer. Emily also is a Board Certified & experienced Physical Therapist in the United States.

Her exercise interests are in Rehabilitation, & Womens health including Pre & Post Natal Care.

Emily's Qualifications:

  • STOTT PILATES® Trained Intensive Reformer Instructor.
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of Kentucky, Board Certified in Kentucky, USA
  • Certified Personal Trainer, National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)

Alana Robinson - Pilates Instructor

Alana has been working for Pilates New Plymouth for 2 years.........& she is awesome!

She previously worked as a Pilates Instructor & Personal Trainer for 11 Years. Alana trained in the Stott Pilates, & is experienced not only in Matwork & Reformer, but also other Pilates equipment, Tower, Stability Chair & Ladder Barrel. She also holds a Bachelor of Sport & Exercise with a major in exercise Prescription.

Alana has a keen interest in sports & athletic conditioning, so will be specialising in running Athletic conditioning Pilates circuit Classes.

 She is vey good with rehabilitation exercise, & health & fitness in general. She is passionate about helping clients achieve their goals!

Alana's Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Sport & Exercise- Massey University
  • STOTT PILATES® Trained Comprehensive & Advanced Matwork Instructor
  • STOTT PILATES® Trained Intensive & Advanced Reformer Instructor

Julie Gray - Pilates Instructor, Yogalates(TM) Instructor

Julie Gray is our fabulous new Member to the team!

Julie comes from a 20 year background working in the fitness industry teaching Yoga, Yogalates(TM), Personal training, weights training, &  specialising in Rehab work!  She suffered a badly broken ankle a year ago & rehabbed it with Pilates, this inspired her to year complete the STOTT Pilates(R) Reformer Training so is able to teach Beginner level right up to Advanced.

We look forward to seeing more of Julie in our Studio taking Yogalates(TM) classes, Reformer classes & One on One Sessions too!

Julie's Qualifications:

  • Yogalates(TM) Certified Instructor
  • STOTT PILATES® Trained Intensive & Advanced Reformer Instructor