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  1. A Dancers Warm Up

    At the age of 12, I began dancing in shows alongside professional ballerinas from the Royal New Zealand Ballet. I remember seeing how intensely they warmed up and used to think they were mad doing all that extra work on their bodies right before a tiring 8-hour rehearsal. My warm up at that age consisted…

  2. Peak Performance in Sport

    After years competing in a sport internationally thinking you’ve reached your absolute peak, then learning you haven’t even come close could be somewhat overwhelming, but discus and shot put thrower Apii took the opportunity on with determination to enhance her sports performance with Kinematics. Background Apii Tapoki has been throwing for her country, making the…

  3. Reformer or Clinical Pilates?

    With so many different Pilates options available these days it can be hard to know which one to choose. In this blog, I share my personal experience with Pilates as well as how we run our sessions at Kinematics. Flashback 9 years, I am a 15-year-old girl with aspirations of becoming a Division 1 Scholarship…