Suna Pilates + Wellbeing - Takapuna Studio

Discover life-changing fitness and wellbeing with our unique combination of low and high intensity Pilates-based classes and holistic wellness! Prioritise your wellbeing and enjoy a stronger, more vibrant, energised and balanced you. You’ll feel incredible, look fantastic, and live well longer and stronger.

Suna Pilates Classes

Our exercise is so much more than Pilates. Over 20+ years, we’ve evolved Pilates to deliver faster, whole body fitness transformations. With a blend of interval training, Pilates postural principals and functional fitness we’ll help you create a stronger, leaner body that looks great, feels amazing, and ages well.

Suna offers 100+ Pilates classes every week, with limited numbers and highly trained instructors who ensure that you get extensive personal direction to help you smash your fitness goals. Posture is key to effective exercise, and our focus on mind-body connection means you’ll leave workouts refreshed and energised. Work the body - Free the mind!

Suna Wellbeing

Take wellbeing to a new level with a Suna Wellness Assessment and reveal how your body is functioning and what it needs to reach its full potential. One size doesn’t fit all in terms of exercise and nutrition. Qualified Suna staff combine insights from kinesiology and metabolic typing to create a completely personalised programme that works with your body, for your body. We’ll tell you what’s right for your body, what’s good for your body and what will work to get results for your body.  With a tailored blend of nutrition, exercise and kinesiology we can help you change self-defeating habits and feel calm, balanced, and vibrantly alive.

Suna Instructor Training

Suna Pilates® Instructor Training is considered the best and most comprehensive training available. Suna is proud to offer a comprehensive Suna Pilates Instructor Training Programme. We have a unique teaching method and a proven track record of successful graduate trainers. 

Suna Pilates Instructors provide expert guidance

All Instructors at Suna Pilates are trained under the guidance of Director Susie Cleland and qualified with Suna Pilates®, is a unique blend of multiple health disciplines to ensure you get most from your time at our studio. We believe our trainers are the best qualified and most experienced Pilates instructors in New Zealand, because we choose to train them in Suna-style Pilates from the onset, and our education and investment in our trainers never stops. 

Our Trainers are knowledgeable about all studio equipment and understand how to assist each client to work at their optimum level within the group, and safely rehabilitate any issues. All our instructors continue developing their skills with continuous professional education throughout the year. We are proud of our Trainers both as amazing human beings and exceptional teachers of strength, wellness and health. They teach, train, educate, motivate and care!


Suna Pilates workouts are high energy low-zero impact workouts for everyone! 

There’s a common misconception that Pilates is similar to yoga or that Pilates is just stretching – it's not! We’ve had All Blacks tell us that Suna is the hardest workout they’ve ever done. Suna Pilates is high energy and really challenging exercise – but it’s kind to your body. Every class we run is multilevel as with our small class sizes and high level of personal attention, each workout can be tailored to fit your fitness level and accommodate any health issues.

Correct posture is essential to achieve excellent results, so our Pilates Instructors correct and adjust your posture throughout each workout. Great posture makes you feel good, and improves your body’s function, and your fitness - really quickly. We work people smarter, rather than harder. 

We always wanted to offer more than other Pilates studios and provide truly fantastic Pilates classes. Developed over 20 years, our Pilates is based on fitness not physio. We’ve taken the original basis of Joseph Pilates’ exercise and incorporated learnings from bio-mechanical and anatomical research, as well as years of hands on development in the studio. We use the best Pilates Reformers and incorporate Pilates equipment into our workouts.

We believe that we are the clear leader in the Pilates field - with a new generation of Pilates. Suna Pilates is different and better because it includes:

  • updated Pilates exercises to include learnings in functional anatomy from the last 100 years and improved postural training
  • muscular sequencing training, to ensure we get the correct muscles to work for each Pilates movement we do
  • dynamic interval training - improves all over health and heart health
  • diaphragmatic breathing - improves oxygen saturation for increased energy
  • seasonal training - movements fit the seasonal changes in our bodies to restore better seasonal and circadian rhythms
  • "neurobic" training - mind body connection, exercise for brain and body to keep both young
  • metabolic training - increasing and maintaining metabolic rate, better for weight loss and optimizing all body systems - from immune function to digestion, through a combination of the above
  • meditation/being present to clear head space and de-stress

We’ve tailored the price of our classes to encourage you to come as many times a week as you can. Memberships start from just $18.50 per week, similar to many gym memberships, yet we provide fully directed and supervised equipment based Pilates classes and top quality Pilates Reformers.


Suna Pilates was originally founded in 2000 by our Director of Pilates Susie Cleland. View Susie's Tips here or browse the FAQs. Want to find out how to actually make exercise work for you? Read Suna's Big Six!