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Alana Robinson - Owner/Director/Pilates Instructor

Alana has been working for Pilates New Plymouth for nearly 3 years and recently took over ownership of the business.

She previously worked as a Pilates Instructor & Personal Trainer for 11 Years in Wellington. Alana is trained in 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, and health & fitness in general. She is passionate about helping clients achieve their goals!

Alana's Qualifications:

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


A professional rugby player in France with the USA Perpignan Rugby Club. Passionate about athletic training and exercise, to keep at peak fitness for the Top 14 rugby competition.

George's Rugby Resume:

  • Wellington Development
  • Manawatu Turbos
  • All Black Sevens
  • SUA Agen Rugby Club - France
  • Bordeaux Begles - France
  • USA Perpignan - France

Juliet McLean - Pilates Instructor (Polestar)

Juliet stepped into a Pilates studio over ten years ago and began her training with Polestar Pilates a few months later. "I loved the movements and felt the benefits immediately and knew this was something I wanted to share with others." She trained in both mat and studio at Lifesync Studio with Isla Griffin and Richard Wilson. "Working with physio's was great as they used the equipment for patient rehabilitation and I was able to observe as well as run my own studio and mat classes."

Juliet also completed a Yoga certification and has worked consistently in New Plymouth but is really excited to be teaching again in a fully equipped Pilates studio. "I got back on the machines for the first time in a number of years and my body felt like it had come home."

Juliet's Qualifications:

  • Polestar Certified
  • Yoga Certified 

Peggy Preston - Pilates Instructor (Polestar)

Peggy Preston is thrilled to be joining the team at Pilates New Plymouth. Peggy has had a career in fitness for the last 20 years and loves guiding and helping people to transform and progress. Her background began in Yoga at age 23 and she went on to become qualified in Bikram and studied the 8 limbs of Yoga (including yoga therapy). Peggy opened up a successful and still running yoga studio in Queenstown in 2007. Mat Pilates became a foundation for many beginning, injured and advanced students who wanted to fine tune their understanding of the core, breath and integration of the two. 

Peggy has taken a sabbatical after moving back to New Plymouth and is now super excited to get back into the studio and connect with the community.

Peggy's Qualifications:

  • Polestar Certified
  • Bikram Yoga Certified 1999