Welcome to Dynamic Pilates & The Powerhouse Cafe Our pilates, dynamic stretch and fitness classes will help you feel stronger, healthier, happier - to be a better you. Book Now
Studio Timetable View our available pilates, dynamic stretch, and cross-training classes. If you would like to book private one-on-one class, semi-privates or personal training, please contact us to arrange a convenient time. View Timetable
Powerhouse Cafe Delicious counter and menu meals, snacks, drinks, juices and smoothies are available, eat in or take out. Catering for functions also available. More Info
Pilates is a movement system developed over 70 years ago. Originally referred to as ‘the art of control’, it emphasises precise, concentrated and flowing body movements all designed to improve toning and flexibility – but not to add bulk.
Dynamic Pilates is one of New Zealand’s largest equipped pilates studios. We are also a pilates teacher training studio.
Based in city-end Karori, Wellington, Dynamic Pilates is led by Chantal O’Connor, a fully accredited Master of pilates with 18 years’ classical pilates instruction experience.
At Dynamic Pilates, we practice classical pilates. Movements are fluid and at a pace, giving you a real workout as you transition from movement to movement.
The benefits of pilates are: strengthening, lengthening, toning, flexibility, posture and balance, injury prevention, rehabilitation, and post natal recovery.
Starting at Dynamic Pilates
Dynamic Pilates offers a broad range of group, semi-private and one-on-one classes in:
• Classical pilates (mat, reformer, tower and chair)
• Core, strength and stretch
• Dynamic stretch
• Cross training
• ABSolutely BOOTYlicious (incl. TRX)
• Personal training
We have a dedicate mat class for seniors (over age 60 years) at reduced pricing.
There is no membership fee. Clients can pay per class (casual rate), or buy 12 or 24 trip tickets which are valid for 12 months from date of purchase. Say bye bye to the dreaded direct debit to a gym when you aren't able to make it!
We can recommend classes to achieve your goals. We will work with you individually to suit your lifestyle and needs - regardless of your level of fitness, age, lifestyle, and existing or aged injury status.
Chantal is also an experienced teacher for people wanting to become pilates teachers. There is a chronic global shortage of pilates teachers. If you would like flexible, certain work which is really beneficial to others, refer to our "Teacher Training" page for more information and get in contact with us :)
Who does pilates?
Our clients are a broad cross section of the community: professionals with sedentary desk jobs, professionals with physically demanding jobs, stay at home parents, seniors, students, amateur cyclists and golfers, professional dancers, rugby players, netballers.
Our classes are for generally healthy bodies with day-to-day aches and pains. One-on-ones and personal training sessions suit people with individual needs.
The Powerhouse Café
The partner business, The Powerhouse Café, is attached to the studio and is led by Simon Mitchell, a personal trainer and qualified chef – the perfect combination for ensuring the food and drinks are delicious and healthy.
The café offers eat in and take-out food, coffee and drinks, and is a place for studio users to congregate before and after class, creating a sense of community and energy around the studio.
We look forward to seeing you
We look forward to you experiencing Wellington’s friendliest and most effective studio and café. Come and visit us at Marsden Village, city end Karori. Parking is free!