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THE
STUDIO THREE TEAM

Our team at Studio three have been carefully selected for their expertise, experience in the programs they teach and above all, their commitment and level of care for our clients!

Viv Gallagher

Viv's passion for movement started from a young age with classical ballet and developed over the years as she studied various styles of dance, gymnastics, yoga and pilates.

 

Viv has more than 25 years' experience in the fitness industry and is a certified Group Fitness Master trainer, Personal Trainer, TRX, Barre, Pilates Mat & Reformer Instructor.
Viv has completed training in a variety of Pilates styles over her many years of teaching.
Her classes reflect her versatility and experience ranging from New York Core
workout-based reformer methods, Stability Plus, Pure Reformer and Yin Pilates certifications.

 

Committed to continuing education Viv has completed a comprehensive Pilates Anatomy and Kinesiology course with Anthony Lett and is passionate about her current studies into Women's healthy aging. How to exercise effectively and in a way that is the most beneficial to our female bodies is Viv's key area of interest.


Viv founded Studio Three in 2013 with a strong commitment to providing high  quality boutique fitness classes that set her clients up for success through individual care and attention to form.


Viv is a firm believer that in order to stick to a fitness routine, it must motivate, challenge mentally and physically and above all be something that you enjoy doing!

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Meech Aspden

Meech specialises in Clinical Pilates and is a Master Trainer in multiple modalities - she trained to an elite level with Polestar Pilates, TRX, ViPR, Barre, Rumble Roller and PTA Global (Personal Training Academy). She has developed and delivered internationally recognised education courses and presented at global health and fitness symposiums.  

 

Meech attributes her high success rate in injury rehabilitation - particularly with back pain, loss of joint mobility and soft tissue injuries, to her passion for understanding the human anatomy and biomechanics. She takes a pragmatic and individualised programming approach using a combination of Pilates, functional training, stretch techniques and myofascial release.

Esther Hankinson

Esther began her Pilates journey back in 2002 in Sydney after having her fourth child and feeling the need to get strong again. She quickly developed a love for Pilates and the benefits that good movement brings.
 

Esther has over 15 years teaching experience, and is a Polestar Pilates mentor for instructors in training.
 

Esther’s passion lies in helping clients to align and strengthen their bodies. So often people suffer unnecessarily from pain, purely because of weakness and misalignment. Teaching people to move well, which will automatically recruit and strengthen the correct muscles, is beneficial for clients in and out of the studio.

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Debra Barrow

Growing up, sports were always a big part of Deb’s life with health and fitness her priority. Over the years Deb practiced many different forms of exercise before walking in the doors of Studio Three in 2018 as a client and discovering her passion for Pilates.
 

Thanks to the support and mentoring from Master trainer Meech and Studio Owner Viv, Deb was able to go from an enthusiastic student to an inspiring and very popular instructor with an international certification in Reformer Pilates. Her goal as an instructor is to make every class fun and for her clients and for them to leave feeling better than when they arrived.

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Rebecca Wyatt

Rebecca grew up with a very active lifestyle and has not stopped moving since. She began dancing at the age of 4 doing Ballet and Jazz, and also has a strong background in competitive Athletics.

After discovering Pilates and other fitness form, she is passionate about the way different form of exercise can complement each other. 

Qualified in barre, Pilates Mat, Reformer and TRX, Rebecca enjoys seeing how the body can adapt and build strength my applying different techniques. When not teaching at Studio Three, Rebecca is busy running her own dance school. 

Rebecca loves to continually challenge and upskill herself and her warm, sweet personality will encourage you to do the same! 

Pamela Sidhu

Pamela was first introduced to yoga during her professional dance training at the New Zealand School of Dance. During her studies and since graduating she has worked with Black Grace Dance Company, The New Zealand Dance Company, The Lion King(Australian tour) and the Lion King (Netherlands.)

 

Throughout her career, Pamela continued to develop a strong and personal yoga practice which shes believes has sustained the health of her body and mind. Preventing injuries; assisting with muscle recovery; and offering a place of refuge, from the fast pace of everyday life, to slow down and reconnect. 

 

To take her practice further, she completed a YTA 200hr yoga teacher training in Spain with Frog Lotus Yoga. She continued to each in Europe and loves that she now gets to invite and guide others to journey on the same thoughtful inquiry of their bodies and minds. 

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Amy Stewart

Amy has been a jazz and ballet dancer her whole life & blending this with her love for fitness, teaching Barre is the perfect combination!

She trained under Angela Gendell at Dance Pilates (while working reception at Studio 3!) before heading to New York for two summers to teach dance and fitness conditioning at a specialty performing arts camp. She also enjoys weight-training, having competed in 8 bodybuilding shows in NZ and Australia, and holding the national title of WFF Miss Fitness NZ in 2018.

Amy is a professional dancer with Finesse Entertainment and juggles teaching group fitness & performing alongside her day job at My Food Bag, which supports her passion for nutrition and wellness. She is also a breast cancer survivor, with fitness playing a major part in her physical and mental recovery!

Amy believes fitness should be fun and there's a 'fit' for everyone. She loves helping people find what workouts they enjoy - movement shouldn't be a chore!

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Kit Rielly

Kit is a trained dancer, choreographer, composer, filmmaker and fitness instructor. He completed his diploma in dance performance at New Zealand School of Dance, graduating in 2017.
 

Kit completed his comprehensive barre certification in 2019 and his classes have gained popularity ever since! In 2020 he expanded his skillset to encompass a 200hr yoga training at Contemporary Yoga with Karla Brodie and Neal Goshal. Kit is also currently completing his CIMSPA certified personal training qualification in the UK via correspondence.
 

He is super passionate about creating a fun and hard working environment whilst empowering people to integrate more awareness of the power of movement in their everyday life.

LOREN WHITEHEAD

Loren’s passion for health and fitness, and love of dance, inspired her to train with TheMethod NZ to become a certified Barre instructor. 

 

Loren danced throughout her childhood and has always engaged in sport/fitness of various forms. She loves to challenge her body and feel strong! 

 

Loren loves teaching Barre as she wholeheartedly believes it is an amazing form of exercise both on its own and as a great addition to any sport or fitness routine to help with your form, posture, mobility and strength.

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NICOLE MARIE

Nicole's fitness journey began when she started dancing at the age of 15. From then on, it became a pillar in her life. She was selected to represent NZ at the World Championships of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, coming away with 4 silver medals in dance. Nicole went on to gain a degree in dance and work professionally as a dancer, she discovered Barre, became a certified Barre instructor and is passionate about sharing the benefits of this dance inspired workout!

 

Nicole works full time as a performer and teacher. She has recently completed her studies with STOTT Pilates and is excited to add Reformer Pilates to her repertoire. Nicole is passionate about dance and fitness and is excited to share her knowledge.

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