Chelsea Kawana has opened her new pilatesFIT Boutique studio at Catalina Bay, next door to the farmers’ market. To find pilatesFIT, come down the stairs from Launch Road and turn left.

Being in Catalina Bay has been a long-time dream for Chelsea. Formerly based in a work-below-and-live-above terrace house on Hobsonville Point Road, the move to the new studio means the business has had room to grow – with space for eight reformer machines, rather than the previous six.

Chelsea describes the studio as being “community style”. “We’ve created a community in our studio here. We work hard, but we also have a lot of fun. It’s not traditional Pilates – it has a fitness element. I genuinely enjoy what I do. It feels like my friends come over for classes.”

*You’ll find the new pilatesFIT Boutique at 1/3 Boundary Road, Catalina Bay. You can follow the business on Facebook or check out its website,