About Beyond Pilates
Beyond Pilates is a boutique Pilates studio on the North Shore of Auckland. Reformer and smaller classes are held at our home based studio.
Our classes are tailored to consider all fitness levels and ability, focusing on small class sizes in order for you to get the most from your class. One on one Mat or Reformer, pre and post-natal, rehabilitation and stretching sessions can be arranged to create a workout specific to your needs and goals.
Our unique exercise approach combines traditional Pilates techniques and equipment to create a full body workout designed to improve core stability, posture, flexibility and strength. Classes are beneficial for everyone, regardless of age, fitness level or lifestyle.
Beyond Pilates was founded by Stefanie Goder. With over 20 years of dance experience and a Diploma in Dance (elite performance) Stefanie had numerous professional contracts most recently onboard cruise ships with Princess Cruises and P&O Australia.
Like many professional dancers, Stefanie has made the natural progression into teaching Pilates. The concepts found in Pilates complement dance considerably and so she followed the method as a student for many years before completing her instructor training with Polestar Pilates in 2013. Polestar Pilates is the only internationally recognised certification in New Zealand.
Stefanie is also indulging her other passion with a psychology degree and is keenly interested in the mental health sector, why our brains and bodies act the way they do and what can we do to support ourselves when our mental health is operating at less than optimum. She hopes to continue to integrate this knowledge into how we can use movement through Pilates in an informed way to support our bodies and brain.
Stefanie’s favourite thing about teaching Pilates is seeing people move beyond the boundaries they have set themselves. and walking out of the class feeling like they have really achieved something.