Viva Pilates


Our studio is a beautiful space in the funky Orakei Bay Village.

Stop by for an early class and then meet friends for a healthy snack, or for the city workers we are just across the tracks from the Orakei train station so you can stop in for a session on your way to or from work.

We are a fully equipped Pilates studio, and we’re excited to be the first in New Zealand to feature the amazing and innovative BASI System equipment – including Reformers, Wunda Chairs, Cadillac, Arm Chair Barrel Set, and Spine Correctors.

We’re also proud to teach the BASI Pilates method. Founded by Rael Isacowitz, BASI is one of the world’s leading Pilates education academies. BASI stands for Body Arts and Science International, which reflects the BASI approach to Pilates – a true blending of the art and science of human movement.

We are all about making you feel strong and amazing in your body, so we focus on small classes to make sure you get plenty of attention and get real results when you come to us.

We are passionate about helping people discover the incredible benefits of Pilates. Whether you’ve been doing Pilates for years or you’ve never tried before, stop in and see us!


Mialy Bolger

Mialy is a warm, encouraging teacher who always challenges her clients to do their best and get the most from each session. She loves seeing her clients grow stronger and progress towards their goals.

Mialy holds her Pilates certification from the prestigious Body Arts and Sciences International (BASI) school, and first trained in the USA, then taught in several studios in Chicago before returning to New Zealand in 2012, and starting Viva Pilates in 2013.

Originally from Madagascar and now settled in Auckland, Mialy loves exploring New Zealand’s great outdoors with her Kiwi husband and their three young children.

Kelsey Baker

Kelsey is from Auckland and has recently moved home after 5 years travelling. While sports and exercise have always been a big part of her life – Kelsey is a keen runner and crossfiter – she struggled with injuries and recovery. After a friend recommended Pilates to her, she was immediately drawn to everything it stands for.

Kelsey loves helping her clients find ease and enjoyment in moving their bodies every day. She finds that Pilates’ ability to create balance, integrity and strength in areas that are often overlooked in other forms of exercise are what makes it so amazing!

She completed the Balanced Body Teacher Training program over a two-year period in Costa Rica and Bali. When she’s not in the studio you’ll find her outdoors, in a gym, or enjoying food and wine!

Nicollette Van den Bergh

Nicollette first got hooked on Pilates while studying for her degree in Human Movement Science, and went on to complete the BASI (Body Arts and Science International) qualification in the Mat Teacher Training Program.

Her degree in Human Movement Science blends perfectly with Pilates, and Nicollette has also completed a course in ‘Pilates for Injuries and Pathologies’ so has a great understanding of how to work with common injuries to rehabilitate and strengthen the body.

Nicollette grew up in South Africa and moved to New Zealand in 2016. She has a passion for helping clients make progress, whether that means improving athletic performance or working with someone to manage pain in their everyday lives, and she looks forward to working with you to help you achieve your goals!

Asita Fotouri

Asita has loved sports and exercise from a young age, and 22 years of playing and coaching European handball inspired her to follow a career in sports and fitness. She first completed a Master’s Degree in Sport Science, before training in Pilates and qualifying in in Pre-and Postnatal classes. In 2018 she decided to complete the Comprehensive BASI Pilates Instructor training.

For Asita, Pilates is the perfect way to share her knowledge and passion for both rehabilitation and sporting performance, and she loves seeing the benefits for her clients as they improve their alignment, strength and overall health.

Originally from Germany, Asita travelled to New Zealand for the first time in 2010 and fell in love with the country, its open hearted people and its beautiful outdoors. If you don’t find her in the studio she will probably be hiking, fishing, diving or trying something new in the great outdoors!

Robyn Boardman

Robyn is originally from South Africa, where she earned her three year diploma in Clinical Neurophysiology, and then completed her Pilates qualification with the BASI (Body Arts and Science International) comprehensive teacher training programme. In 2019 she moved to New Zealand to continue her education and is currently studying towards a Bachelor of Health Science in Paramedicine.

Robyn has worked in a range of Pilates studios in South Africa and New Zealand, teaching mat and equipment classes, and worked with a wide variety of clients. She is passionate about Pilates and the human body, and walks a unique journey with each of her clients to help them achieve their personal fitness and movement goals. She loves to challenge and inspire, and thrives on seeing her clients grow in strength and stability.

Jessica Peeters

Jessica is a performing artist with 10 years’ experience as a professional gymnast and 5 years as a performing artist with Cirque du Soleil. Her gymnastics career led to many achievements, including three gold medals at the Belgium Championships and taking part in the World Championships in Japan in 1995.

Originally from Belgium, Jess relocated to New Zealand in 2017 with her Kiwi partner and decided to formalise her Pilates teaching by completing the BASI (Body Arts and Sciences International) training.

Her extensive experience in movement spanning everything from gymnastics to circus to high diving along with her warmth and enthusiasm make her an inspiring instructor!


Phone: 027 934 3891


Orakei Bay Village, 236 Orakei Road, Auckland 1050

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