News & Events

Gee whiskers! Nothing like Lockdown plus Level 3...Level 2....and then Level 3 and 2 all over do away with a huge chunk of the year! We have been so enormously grateful to our clients for sticking by us, supporting us by doing Zoom sessions with us from their bubbles, for returning to us in the studio when you could and for helping us by working with new systems to keep everyone safe. We understand that this whole experience is very different for every individual. For those of you we have not yet seen back in the studio, we look forward to that time when we do.


We are super excited to welcome Jenni Soutar to our team. Jenny is taking bookings now for Fascial Release – Specific Assessment, Testing and Release/Realignment of fundamental Fascial Lines. Ultimately Jenni will be incorporating Pilates Principles of Movement & her skills as a Biokineticist/Exercise Physiologist, into her work with clients, to provide a unique & dynamic treatment. This just might be the missing piece in your puzzle! BOOK IN TODAY!

Jenni graduated as a Biokineticist / Accredited Exercise Physiologist in 2002, in South Africa at Stellenbosch University and finished her Masters degree in Sports Science in 2004. Jenni has been working in her own Biokinetics practice for the last 15 years, where her focus was on injury rehabilitation, strength and conditioning.  In 2011, Jenni did her first course in Lynotherapy - Fascial Release - and has done multiple courses since. Fascia is her main focus and her key to unlocking complicated, persistent or chronic injuries. Jenni has competed for many years in mountain biking, adventure racing and ultra-marathons and comes with a rich understanding of what it takes to be your best. 

Our fascia is a network of connective tissue that envelops & weaves its way around every component of every system in our body.  Fascia loves and needs to be hydrated and mobile. If it becomes restricted in one area, its far-reaching connections within the body means this restriction can then manifest elsewhere. As we compensate and adapt our bodies around these restrictions, we can end up with injury/ dysfunction in places distant to the original restriction. Specific hands-on mobilisation of the fascia works to restore this connective tissue to its optimal length. This has an amazing knock-on effect right throughout your entire kinetic chain.BOOK IN WITH JENNI TODAY!

Recently our very own Jane Saunders held an Art Exhibition to raise money for Pinc & Steel Cancer Rehab for people with cancer in our Taupo community. Jane reworked pages from her Art Journal, an artistic 'diary' of her cancer journey, framed them and held a hugely successful art exhibition raising neraly $14,000!!!

Cancer Rehabilitation is not a 'nice-to-have', it is an absolute 'need-to-have'. So many men and women diagnosed with cancer are left with Physical and Psychological barriers after the standard medical interventions of surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and drug therapy. Many believe that this is just what they have to live with, when the opposite is true. There is much that can be done to help and we feel very priviledged to be a truly positive part of their journey with them.

The Pinc and Steel Trust have created ongoing programmes for clients that have had their individualised sessions with a Cancer Rehab Physio. If possible many of our clients will continue on into Pilates Classes with us in the studio. However, for some, financial and mental barriers may prevent this. To keep them moving forwards, we run two 'second tier' programmes - Paddle On and Next Steps. Jonty ran another successful Paddle On course for our Pinc and Steel clients in February. We were lucky with the weather and our paddlers were totally awesome! We hope to get funding for Next Steps to run before the year is out - a new group stepping, stretching and strengthening to some rockin’ tunes!

Next Steps and Paddle on aim to keep our Cancer Rehab clients moving on from their individual sessions. From there, there are Nationwide Pinc and Steel events running under the umbrella of Move Over Cancer. These initiatives are so inspiring and so valuable and we see them working every time we get to help someone with Cancer in our studio. It is no wonder that the founder of Pinc and Steel, Lou James, made the Queen's New Years Honours List! Seriously deserved. That woman is a legend!

Hope you are all doing well. Sending energies to you.

Thank you for your continued dedication to Pilates and prioritising your health. It really does make life better!

Tiddly Pom!


“Pilates has been a very important part of may life for many years and helps me to continue to enjoy everyday life. It keeps me strong, flexible, mobile, agile AND it’s so much fun! To Tam, Jonty, Lisa and the whole team, you are a wonderful inspiration and I cannot thank you enough.” – Anna Willis
Phone: 07 376 8489 a/h 021 566 894 | Studio: Top Floor, 21 Heuheu Street, Taupo New Zealand 3330