Gemma Rogers

Reformer Teacher

In 2017 after a few years in Sydney and Melbourne, I moved back to Auckland and was looking for a new gym to join so decided to try reformer Pilates and fell in love instantly! As a former competitive swimmer, I love that Pilates a low impact exercise that combines resistance, mental determination and not getting your hair wet!

As an Ellerslie local, when Movement Pilates opened in 2019, my once a week Pilates class became a 5 class a week hobby. When I realised that coming to Movement was one of my favourite parts of my day I decided to train as an instructor! 

When I’m not at Movement teaching or doing a class, I can be found; at my corporate job, shopping, holidaying with skiing in winter, jet skiing and beach hopping in summer or long lunching with a wine in hand.

When people ask what Pilates is about, I describe it as; strength, flexibility, mindfulness and ‘me’ time. A reformer Pilates class in my eyes should be 45 minutes of conditioning for your body where you not only strengthen and tone but become aware of your body, its limits and how to safely push them. I love teaching classes that are enjoyable, challenging and a little escape from your day.