Meet our practitioners
Each of us operates independently and is a specialist in our field. We’re committed to building a thriving studio where clients come to build lifetime vitality through strength, movement and whole body health.
Come, join us!
The Well is a group of experienced body health practitioners, who are passionate improving our clients’ quality of life through improved body strength, flexibility and mobility.
Jen Rice Fitness
Available Monday - Friday
Contact 027 204 1224
Jen is a certified Personal Trainer, Pilates mat instructor, mum of two and lover of movement indoors and out. Her workouts fuse functional training, weight training, Pilates and cardio and are designed to improve overall fitness, strength and movement.
She began as a Personal Training in Vancouver, British Columbia in 2004. Jen has a strong interest in the biomechanics of the body, and creates programmes that retrain the body to move as nature intended.
Available Tuesday, Thursday
Contact 0273 593 504
As an avid climber and lover of the outdoors, moving well and keeping strong have always been important to Andy. He qualified as a physiotherapist in the UK in 2007. His climbing and his work made him more curious to understand how to influence the whole body, not just the bits that hurt. He went on to study Tom Myers’ ‘Anatomy Trains’ and Douglas Heel’s ‘Be Activated’ technique.
Andy equips his clients with tools to perform better, and to prevent or manage their injuries. He will look at your whole picture health, going back to basics to identify where your habits, compensations and imbalances may have been tripping you up. With better building blocks, he’ll support your journey to a strong, more able and resilient you.
Available Tuesday, Wednesday
Contact 0274 149 470
Julie is a qualified therapeutic and remedial massage therapist and former Registered Nurse. She is a graduate of the New Zealand College of Natural Medicine.
Julie offers sports massage, injury rehabilitation, myofascial release, NMT and Bowen Therapy. She works with clients of all ages and abilities, improving movement and quality of life.
Evenflow Pilates & Physiotherapy
Available Wednesday, Friday
Lisa studied Physiotherapy at Otago University, and Curtin University in Perth, Australia. She is a qualified physiotherapist with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Sports Physiotherapy. Lisa is a DMA and Polestar clinical pilates practitioner.
Lisa has worked in private practice and sports clinics in NZ and London, and with sports teams in NZ, Australia and Malalysia. While based in London she held a role as head of physiotherapy for BUPA, working in a team environment alongside sports physicians who worked with England's elite teams and sports people.
Lisa works closely with clients on posture and muscle balance, and how to incorporate these principles into everyday life.
Mirka is a qualified Pilates instructor and mum of three wonderful children.
She discovered Pilates 20 years ago while living in London, UK and the loved the experience and felt the benefits of it. She then qualified as an instructor in 2005 after completing a comprehensive training course with Pilates International in Auckland. She has taught in both New Zealand and in London, UK.
Her active upbringing influenced her interest in movement and variety of outdoor sports. She enjoys teaching clients and her focus is on alignment, balance and quality of movement. Her sessions and classes are focused on vital movements for daily life and an active lifestyle.
Pilates Teacher & Holistic Health Coach
Kim is a mover and shaker who’s been dancing ever since she can remember! Raised in LA, she’s also lived in New York City, a small island in the Caribbean and nomadically in Europe as a Pilates instructor and holistic health coach. Kim moved to New Zealand 5 years ago after marrying her kiwi hubby.
After holistically healing from years of battling colitis in her teens, she pursued her love of movement and earned a BFA in dance in Seattle, then started a dance company in New York, and became certified to teach Pilates in 2009 by the Kane School of Core Integration.
In 2016, she was selected to be a Master Instructor with Balanced Body Education to train new teachers worldwide in functional anatomy and the full Pilates apparatus and functional. In 2017, Kim did her yoga teacher training with Embodied Flow in Auckland.
Kim is so excited to be a part of the Well Whole Body Studio!
Personal Trainer & Clinical Nutritionist
Alaina is a qualified personal trainer and registered clinical nutritionist and she believes that exercise is one of the best things you can do for your body!
She loves supporting her clients to achieve their health goals through both fitness and nutrition. She designs her programs around helping each person exercise and eat in a way that compliments their daily life. Her own passions are for the outdoors, particularly mountain biking, rock climbing and hiking and anything that makes exercise fun!
Port Hills Osteopathy
Available: Mondays - Thursdays
Kate has a keen interest in treating babies, children, and pregnant women. Kate is passionate about seeing children bounce back from traumatic birth, playground injuries or childhood illnesses and develop into healthy young adults. Her care for pregnant women can help provide welcome relief as the mother’s body and posture continually compensates and responds to the baby’s growth.
She holds Bachelor degrees in Applied Science (Complementary Medicine) and Applied Science (Human Movement), and a Masters of Osteopathy. She has practiced Osteopathy in Australia, Canada, and is registered with the Osteopathic Council of New Zealand, Osteopaths New Zealand, and is an ACC registered provider.
Julia Mckerrow is an award winning choreographer and professional dancer who has 20 years experience working in the Dance Industry.
With advanced training in Classical ballet RAD, Contemporary Dance BPSA Unitec, NZAMD syllabus, Hanna Somatics, Barre Warrior & Barre Body training and 14 yrs teaching experience in NCEA Curriculum Dance.
Julia has an extensive dance background and a love for teaching a diverse range of movers.