Hi, I'm Kristin Tucker

About Us


Hailing from the land of Boulder, Colorado where Pilates studios are located on every corner instead of a McDonalds, it was in my destiny that my life became intertwined with this movement method called Pilates, originally developed by Joseph Pilates. As the years passed, Pilates stayed with me. I began to practice more than the moves and started to study the theory and history.

Pilates is a tight knit community that is vast and wide and full of inspiration. I thoroughly enjoy sharing my knowledge about movement with others.

Curious about Pilates? Come to the studio for a visit and see what everyone is talking about. We have classes to suit all levels and provide modifications if needed. 

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Our Educators

Waiheke Pilates Studio - Kristin Tucker began practicing pilates in Boulder Colorado, and became certified in NZ, her education includes Stott, Peak and Polestar pilates, Taube post and prenatal pilates and yoga medicine

Kristin Tucker

Kristin has a passion for learning, discovering and understanding the body through exercise and movement as a form of body movement therapy. 

Kristin began practicing Pilates while living in Boulder, Colorado and became certified when she moved to New Zealand. Kristin has completed her certifications through Stott Pilates Mat Intermediate/Advanced, Polestar Pilates Comprehensive and Critical Reasoning for Rehab & Post-Rehab Course and Taube Pre/Postnatal Pilates, she has additional training with Peak Pilates Reformer, Yoga Medicine as well as other various workshops related to the anatomy and movement. She has a keen interest working with pre/postnatal women and individuals curious about pelvic floor health. She believes finding movements to support your daily functions can help lead to a happier and healthier quality of life.

Kristin graduated with a B.A in Cultural Anthropology from CU Boulder. Kristin is registered as a Safe Pelvic Floor Exercise Professional with Continence NZ.

She has over 12 years of teaching experience and 20 years management experience. Her classes are dynamic and educational and focus on moving with a purpose.

When Kristin is not teaching Pilates, she enjoys being outside and exploring the world with her family.

Waiheke Pilates Studio - Sarah Gloyer certified Personal trainer and Stott pilates instructor originally from Vancouver Island specialising in mat, reformer and pre and post natal pilates as well as other exercise medicine and sports massage

Sarah Gloyer

Originally from Vancouver Island, British Columbia Sarah started her fitness career more than 30 years ago as an American Council of Exercise certified Personal Trainer and British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association Fitness Instructor.

She went on to qualify with a diploma in Sport and Recreation, and later a degree in Human performance.  An avid (and once competitive runner) she is a Lydiard Foundation Coach and organises Trail Tribe, a free community running group.  Her varied Pilates training with Stott Pilates (Canada) (Matwork), Michael King Pilates (U.K) (Matwork and Reformer), and Polestar Pilates (Mat, Studio and Critical Reasoning) provides a wide platform for applying the modality for fitness and health, rehabilitation, and sport-specific high performance.   

She is currently registered with REPS NZ and holds several other certifications including Exercise as Medicine (Wright Foundation, UK), TRX, Animal Flow, Metafit, Pre and Post Natal Fitness (BCRPA), Sports Massage (AUT), Exercise for Seniors (BCRPA), and more.  

Amanda Fell

Amanda has a love for creative and original sequencing and is fascinated with finding new and exciting ways of moving the human body. Mindfulness alongside movement is at the forefront when she teaches, be it sweaty and dynamic or more gentle and meditative. 

You will find her holding space for people of all walks of life, but one of her specialties is pre and post natal. Her offerings as an instructor include; Vinyasa Yoga, Yin Yoga, ballet inspired Barre and of course Pilates. 

Amanda has recently completed her reformer Pilates training through Stott and has over 10 years of teaching experience in Yoga and Barre. She has a diploma in Yoga from Wellpark College and during her time living abroad in London she received her Xtend Barre qualification and completed Prenatal Yoga teacher training through Triyoga. These among many other courses and workshops amount to Amanda’s skill set as a highly qualified and knowledgeable movement facilitator.

Melody Beecroft

Melody has long loved calm yet powerful movement, drawn to dance and movement since childhood. She began pilates at age 11 and eventually studied with Polestar Pilates in London after the birth of her first child. She is particularly passionate about working with pre and post natal women.

Melody has had a varied career, with a constant love of movement, and passionate interest in health and the way the body works together in the most extraordinary way.

Melody grew up in New Zealand, and after a recent 6 year stint in London, has returned to Waiheke Island to raise her young family and keep sharing her love of movement and pilates with others.

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Booking FAQs

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Advanced payment is required for all services offered at the Centre. All of our passes have expiration time periods.

Please bear this in mind; exceptions to this will only be made in extreme circumstances. We accept all major credit cards, except American Express.

Payments for services and unused passes are non-refundable, except in the event you are deemed medically unfit to participate in Pilates for the unforeseeable future, a 2.7% refund fee applies.

All bookings are subject to Waiheke Pilates Centre Cancellation Policy.

What is the cancellation policy if you are not well?

To stop the spread, please do not attend if you are unwell. Please respect this policy and the other members and staff at this time. If you’re feeling even slightly ‘under the weather’, cancel your class as a precaution and you can always book back in when you’re feeling better. All staff at the studio are also following this protocol.

We require a 24 hour cancellation for class bookings. If you cancel within the 24 hours, you will be charged for that missed session. We will make some exceptions for emergencies.

​Waiheke Pilates Centre reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment. Clients will be notified by email if your class has been cancelled and that class will be put back on your account.

We require a 48 hour cancellation for private bookings. If you cancel within the 48 hours, you will be charged for that missed session. We will make some exceptions for emergencies.

Passes valid for 3 months

Bookings are essential.

You may be refused service if you show up to the centre without a booking as space is limited. Payment in advance is required to secure your booking for all of our services.

To schedule classes and workshops, please select the BOOK button listed throughout the website. You will then need to select the class and/or workshop and register an account to secure your booking.

To schedule a private or semi-private session, please email us at [email protected] or call the centre at 022 186 0181.

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