Performance Pilates

The Thinking Person's Exercise


Wellington's longest running studio. EST. 2002
Performance Pilates
"The thinking person's exercise"

Performance Pilates is a private, boutique studio located in the heart of Wellington's CBD, at 150 Featherston St. It is an airy space with bright, natural lighting and a secluded and relaxed atmosphere. The studio runs one class at a time, with limited numbers, to maximize client attention and feedback, making your lessons personal and comfortable. We provide individual pilates workouts to suit your needs, whether it is goal specific or for general health. 

New Season, new routine!

With summer just around the corner, here are some tips to keep up your motivation and keep it fresh:

1. Book your classes well ahead of time, so that your aren't tempted to skip at the last minute.
2. Try a different class - such as swapping a studio class for a mat class, or vice-versa.  You are also free to swap around your class times, space permitting, which means experiencing different teachers
3. Come along with a friend or partner!  We have duo sessions available, so it could be a perfect way to introduce someone you know to the joys of pilates!


Long term benefits of Pilates include: 

  • improved muscle tone, length and strength
  • a stronger centre and lower back stability
  • greater flexibility, especially of the spine
  • improved body awareness and postural alignment
  • improved quality of movement and fine motor control
  • Relaxation and stress relief
  • Social time! 


Client Testimonials

"I have been at Performance Pilates for several years and like the professional way the studio is run. Performance Pilates has made a huge difference to my physical well being, my posture has improved significantly and I have become more body aware. The classes are up to four people so the attention is very personal and friendly." - Rosemary, September 2016

“My relationship with Ellena Conland and Performance Pilates goes back over 10 years.  I've tried pilates in other settings and with a variety of instructors over the years but I've always found Ellena and her team to be the best.  They take great care to identify what my needs are and ensure that the exercises and equipment I use are tailored to meet those needs.  Whether it's in a mat class or a studio session I know I'll be guaranteed individual attention as I improve my strength, flexibility and body tone.  I always feel lighter and taller after a session there and I enjoy the company of the smaller groups and classes compared with larger providers.” Karen, August 2015

I love Performance Pilates! I have been attending classes for two years now, and feel 10 years younger. It's a great experience to work with intelligent, skilled instructors such as Ellena and Kim. Susan, November 2015 

                       "The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit." - Joseph H Pilates.