Hi, I'm Kristin Tucker

About Us

BREATHE | MOVE | INSPIRE

My love of Pilates began in Boulder, Colorado when I was introduced to a class from a friend. I can still recall the sensation I felt after my first class and knew I wanted more of this in my life. The benefits also complimented my long distance running. From then on, I was hooked. My Pilates journey has taken me on a loving adventure learning about the body and how we can move freer.

The classes at Waiheke Pilates Centre can be what you want them to be, challenging and fulfilling! I wanted to create a space for the locals of Waiheke and visitors to feel relaxed while enjoying movement.

Our Educators

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 become certified when she moved to New Zealand. Her education includes Stott Pilates, Peak Pilates, Polestar Pilates, Taube Pre/Postnatal Pilates and Yoga Medicine. She has a keen interest working with pre/postnatal women and individuals needing pelvic stability work. She believes finding the right balance between flexibility, mobility and strength are all part of the equation for achieving optimal health.

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 8 years of teaching experience. Her classes are dynamic and educational and focus on breathing and alignment.

When Kristin is not teaching Pilates, she enjoys exploring New Zealand with her family.

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.  

Celeste Diaz

Celeste is originally from Argentina, and has been living on Waiheke Island for 15 years. She has an extensive background in different forms of dance along with certifications in Pilates, Aerial Silks, Zumba and Group Fitness. She became a Stott Pilates Instructor in 2010 and taught for 3 years on the Island and Auckland before starting a family. ​

 She discovered another passion for Arial Acrobatics and dedicated herself to the training. She became certified as an Aerial Silk Instructor in 2018 and has incorporated the Pilates method to her aerial work. The Pilates concepts are key factors to practice and teaching aerial. Currently, she is teaching Silks on the Island for people as young as 7 years old up to adults.

Her classes are fun, engaging and inspirational.  

Celeste enjoys spending time with her family and friends when she is not teaching.

Our Space

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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