ANNA KING

Anna King

Pilates Instructor

Hi!    I’m Anna from AnnaFit.

I’m passionate about helping you build a strong, flexible and mobile body to suit your lifestyle, no matter how active you are or want to be. Whether it’s playing with grandchildren, reducing ongoing injury pain, returning after having a baby, weekend warrior training, or just wanting to be more active and energetic, Pilates can help everyone.

Movement has been my life for over 18 years as a REPS registered Personal Trainer and nearly a decade of teaching Pilates. You will feel and notice the results that Pilates offers you and it is my personal promise to support you on your Pilates journey with AnnaFit.

REPS Registered Personal Trainer (www.reps.org.nz) | STOTT Pilates – Advanced Mat and Reformer | Cadillac (in progress) | Chair  and Barrel trained | Classical Advanced Mat – Specialist | Total Barre – Instructor

PIPPA PAVEY

Pippa Pavey

Aqua Flow Instructor

I am a trained School Teacher, a Personal Trainer and a Group Fitness instructor with experience in many different types of classes. I began leading group fitness classes over 16 years ago and I have been teaching Aqua Fitness here at Flow for 4 years. I also have several land based circuit classes that I take in various places around Methven and at the local Garage Gym.

The aqua fitness classes are energetic and fun and they are created in a way that people can work at their own level and ability which I love as this provides the opportunity for everyone in our community to participate. We have all ages, all abilities and an outstanding facility that is enjoyed by everyone.

I love helping people work towards creating a better, healthier version of themselves through exercise and seeing their improvement, enjoyment and success.  I know the pool is many people’s ‘happy place’ and a very important component of their health and wellbeing. I love contributing to their wellness journey and I love being part of Flow.

Certificate in Fitness – Personal Trainer : Exercise Consultant L3 + Group Fitness Instruction L3 | REPS registered Group Fitness Instructor | PgDip in Secondary Teaching | BSc – Physical Education & Geography

JESSICA DRAY

Jessica Dray

Yoga and Dance Instructor

Jessica is a RYT – 250hrs Yoga instructor with 4 years teaching experience. She gained her teaching certification through Aura Wellness Centre after practicing Yoga since she was 16 and has used yoga as a tool ever since.

Jessica has been teaching and studying several styles of dance for over 7 years, with many years travelling around the world experiencing different yoga and dance environments. She specialises in Yin Yoga, slow flow yoga combining these styles with guided meditations.

She loves to teach Jazz, Hip hop and contemporary dance. Deepening her passion for movement lead her to attain her Chakradance certification that guides you in a non linear movement method that journeys through the Chakra system. Over the years I have loved teaching different dance workshops, yoga retreats and kids yoga.

Jessica holds a space that is safe, sacred and open to people from all walks of life. Jessica prides herself in contributing to the community and facilitating sessions where we are guided to connect to the wisdom of our bodies, moving away from the noise of the mind. 

Namaste – Jessica

250 hours Registered Yoga Teaching and Chakradance Certification

 

 

CUSHLA HOLDAWAY

Cushla Holdaway

Dietitian

Based in beautiful Methven, Cushla works with people all over New Zealand and beyond, both in-person and virtually. 
Completing a Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Human Nutrition at the University of Otago, Cushla took the next step and completed a Master of Dietetics (MDiet) as well. She then worked clinically for a number of years gaining fundamental experience in a range of specialities in some of New Zealand’s largest hospitals, before spending four years specialising in diabetes. More recently Cushla has completed her Accreditation with Sports Dietitians Australia, completed training as a FODMAP dietitian through Monash University Melbourne, and has completed courses on eating disorders in sport.
When not working you will find Cushla out running trails, skiing up the mountain, walking her Bernese Mountain Dogs, reading, studying, or cooking up a storm in the kitchen.
Cushla is a consultant at Sports Doctors Clinic in Christchurch, Oxford Women’s Health and is the dietitian for the NZ Defence Force Burnham base. You can arrange appointments as required to see Cushla at Flow.
 
Accredited Sports Dietitian, NZRD, BSc, MDiet

 

KATIE COLLINS

Katie Collins

Yoga Instructor

Yoga has been a part of my life for the last 13 years, following a horse riding accident that physically had been ‘fixed’ by every therapy I could go to. It was Yoga that showed me the connection of the emotional body affecting the physical body, and when I allowed myself to feel, I began to heal.

I have danced for over 17 years, and trained as a dance teacher before commencing my degree in Sports strength & conditioning, Rehabilitation & Massage, before undertaking my 200 hours RYT.

Teaching people how to connect all their layers of the self through breath and mindful movement has been my passion for the last 6 years, alongside welcoming and raising 3 small people of my own into the world.

For me, practising Yoga is all about leaving my mat with a little more peace than when I stepped onto it.

Hari Aum.

Bachelor of Science – Strength and Conditioning (Honours) , Rehabilitation & Massage and 200 hours Registered Yoga Teacher

 

ROB WIGHTMAN

Rob Wightman

Physiotherapist

Rob is an experienced post graduate physiotherapist who works at Rakaia Physiotherapy and lives locally near Methven. Graduating in 2006, Rob has experience ranging from sports team physiotherapy, post operative rehabilitation to acupuncture & workplace ergonomic advice. Rob has a proven and well-established skill set that is totally adaptable to your individual situation. Rob is a very practical physiotherapist and always holds his work to a high standard.

Rob looks forward to meeting you to assess you from head to toe. There is always something that can be improved on whether it being flexibility, strength, or stability. Due to the nature of our busy lives and predominately sitting more than ever, our body tends to lose its ability to maintain good posture or have adequate strength and stability with tasks such as walking or running. This is where a through physiotherapy assessment can help pick out these subtle changes and correct them before they potentially lead to more chronic issues. You may have some pre-existing injuries that you want to be looked at again for some advice, or you may just have a niggly joint or muscle that you just cannot seem to get rid of. Either way, after your assessment, Rob will provide you with comprehensive advice and give you the tools to help remedy those issues.

B Phty (2006) PGCertHealSc (2019)

DR. LAURA PFEIFER

 

 

Dr. Laura Pfeifer

Doctor

Laura believes that wellness starts at home, and health is established for and by the community. She trained at the University of Otago, graduating in 2015 in the top 10% of her class. She then completed a Diploma of Women’s Health in 2018 while working as a House surgeon at the Christchurch Public Hospital. She is presently working full time as a General Practitioner, alongside studying Lifestyle Medicine.

Lifestyle Medicine is the therapeutic use of evidence-based lifestyle interventions to treat and prevent lifestyle related diseases in a clinical setting. It empowers individuals with the knowledge and life skills to make effective behaviour changes that address the underlying causes of disease.

MBChB, Dip OGYN, Cert. Lifestyle Med

MELANIE PEDLER

 

 

Melanie Pedler

Owner & Facilitator

Melanie is founder and facilitator at Flow Pool and Studio. She was born and bred on a farm in rural, coastal South Australia leading to her passion of being in, on or near the water, and finding solace when in a state of flow. Theoretically, Melanie has a Bachelor of Education – Physical Education/Health/Outdoor Education and a Master of Education – Special Education. She also has Austwim Teacher Certification, Yin Yoga, Meditation and Breathwork Teaching Certification and Kids Yoga Teaching Certification.

Practically, Melanie has 25 years’ experience of working within a range of educational and private settings and feels fortunate to be able to combine her love of educating people of all ages and abilities whilst assisting in enhancing their wellbeing….something we all need access to in this increasingly hectic, disconnected western lifestyle. Melanie will guide you through yoga, hydrotherapy and rehabilitation pool sessions, and facilitate your group packages.

Bachelor of Education – Physical Education/Health/Outdoor Education and  Master of Education -Special Education

JARROD COUTTS

 

 

Jarrod Coutts

Educator

Jarrod is looking forward to sharing stories, challenges and the various benefits that training and competing in multi-sport events has to offer. For those involved in Flows 5 Weeks to Wellness Program that are intrigued at entering, or further developing their knowledge and understanding of the world of multi-sport, this is a great starting point for you.

Shortly after arriving in the Foothills,  Jarrod was introduced to multi-sport by former colleague Glen Currie (current Coast to Coast race director). He has completed ‘The Longest Day’ in February 2022 and has competed in 4 Coast to Coast races (including a podium finish in 2 day tandem section with close friend, Stephen Blackwell in 2021). Having experienced first-hand the amazing journey that multi-sport can take you on, Jarrod is now looking to share his passion with more aspiring athletes across various multi-sport events.

B Physical Education and GD Teaching and Learning (PE).

ROSIE ROBINSON

Rosie Robinson

Personal Development Coach

Using psychological and behaviour insights, Rosie will challenge you to delve deeper and think more holistically about your path while building the steps to get there.  Developing relationship is central to Rosie’s coaching practice.  This is balanced with reflective questioning to identify obstacles, and unpacking hopes for the future. We will use POWER as the backbone to your personal development, where you will set goals in relation to physical activity, oneself, wellbeing, eating and rest.  You will be empowered to build a habit of POWER health, through weekly sessions.

Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) | PG Diploma of Teaching | Executive Coaching Certificate