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Chris Ure- Owner & Fully Certified STOTT PILATES Instructor

Chris has been running this Studio for over 3 years. She is always motivated by the clients who have attended & got some fantastic benefits 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, & now is one of only a few Fully Qualified Stott Pilates Instructors in New Zealand.

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® Fully Certified  STOTT PILATES ® Instructor
    • -Comprehensive & Advanced levels Matwork 
    • -Comprehensive & Advanced Reformer 
    • -Intensive & Advanced Cadillac, Chair & Barrels Instructor
    • -Injuries & Special Populations
  • Total Barre Qualified Instructor

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

Isla Griffin, Physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor (Polestar)

Isla has over 20 years experience helping people recover fully from injuries, re-activate balanced strength in their bodies and access some of the more subtle, deeper, bioenergetics that underpin holistic wellness.

She trained in the UK arriving in New Plymouth in 1997. She set up her own Physio and Pilates business in 2000 which she ran for 5 years until moving to Australia. She continued with Pilates instruction working in several well established and fully equipped studios in and around Noosa until returning to Wellington in 2015. She continued to teach Pilates while studying for an MFA at Massey University.

Isla's ongoing passion has been to explore advances in the understanding of how bones, myofascial and energetic systems work in harmony. She has trained in Qi Gong, Yoga and is a certified Zero Balancing therapist all of which contributes to studio sessions and classes that whilst addressing core strength, joint stability, flexibility and agility also help to restore optimal breathing patterns, improved body-mind connection and the ability to find that elusive place of peaceful ease at the deepest core of our being.

" I am really looking forward to meeting and working with you at Pilates New Plymouth. It is full circle for me to be back here in beautiful Taranaki and I know I come back, maybe older, but definitely wiser in the most current thinking of how best to help you care for your amazing body. See you in class! "

Isla's Qualifications:

  • Graduate Diploma in Physiotherapy (UK)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Therapy - Curtin University, Perth.
  • Polestar Studio Rehab