IMG_0115.jpgAbbey Parsons


Abbey is the Director of Movementor Pilates. Originally from a dance background, Abbey went on to train as a nurse after injury ended her dancing career. She did some initial Pilates instructor training in Melbourne and then completed the Polestar Pilates International Studio Course in 2007. Abbey is also a mentor and Educator for Polestar Pilates in NZ in both Mat and Studio. Abbey's passion is teaching and helping people learn new ways to move and think, in order to make their lives more comfortable, active and enjoyable. Abbey can be contacted at

melanie-orr.jpgMelanie Orr

Melanie has recently returned from 12 years in the UK where she trained extensively with Body Control Pilates including specific Osteoporosis, swiss ball and Pregnancy Pilates.  She had her own Pilates business working with people privately and in mat classes in Cheltenham, England.  Melanie is certified with Polestar Pilates International as a Comprehensive Studio Instructor.

Jane_.jpgJane Hardcastle

Jane is passionate about teaching, learning, health, wellness and personal development. She has been a registered nurse and has taught practising nurses for many years, focusing her Master’s and Doctoral studies in education. She strives to apply this knowledge of adult learning, health and wellness in her Pilates and Yoga teaching practice.  Jane is currently studying with Polestar Pilates New Zealand and has a particular interest in spinal health and core stability in Pilates and Yoga. “Pilates is a constantly challenging practice that teaches you about your body, the importance of mindful movement and flexible strength”.

Karl Kibler

Karl is a NZ registered Chiropractor and trained with Polestar Pilates in the US.  Originally he moved out to NZ to cover Abbey's maternity leave but loved it so much he has returned to stay.  Karl loves the outdoors especially Golf and river fishing. 

Amanda Crean

Amanda graduated as a Physiotherapist in 2003 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of Otago.  Through a focus on holistic whole body treatment, Amanda has found Pilates to be an essential tool for those returning from injury, those wanting to maintain health and wellbeing and those striving for better performance.  In 2007 and 2010 Amanda studied with Back in Motion Pilates and then in 2013 with Dance Medicine Australia Pilates.  Amanda is certified with Polestar Pilates International as a Comprehensive Rehabilitation Instructor.


Pilates Instructor Vacancy - Studio and Mat


We are currently looking for an instructor to cover some maternity leave for one of our staff.  We are Christchurch's busiest Pilates specific studio offering privates, studio circuit classes and mat classes. Everyday we are having new enquiries and we have potential to open more availability in the studio. We need you if you are training towards or Certified with a reputable Pilates training institution and fit the availability we have.  The successful applicant will be available to teach evening mat classes of varying levels and may open some daytime hours if the demand requires this.  Please contact Abbey Parsons at or on 021 646 154 to talk more about this fabulous opportunity.