Pilates with Tracey Thornton


About Tracey

Tracey is a very experienced and well respected Pilates instructor who is working very closely with the rest of the rehab team at Capital Sports Medicine. 

Tracey completed a distance Diploma Sports Studies, Otago. During this time, she studied the first of 3 styles of mat Pilates.  Developing a fascination with the workings and importance of the core, Tracey became an advocate for Pilates overnight.

Having instructed mat classes for 12 years, in 2011 Tracey graduated Polestar Pilates with an international qualification in Studio Pilates Equipment specialising in rehabilitative, individualised programmes.

A strong core is the key to any sport, hobby or ultimate postural alignment. Helping people to become pain free; return to a sport or job they love; or enhancing the strength and capacity of an athlete drives and motivates Tracey.

Tracey's hobbies include, skiing, running, mountain biking and swimming. Tracey has been a keen triathlete, and in 2011 completed the Oxfam Trailwalker in Taupo.

Is Pilates for Me?

Yes! Smile Pilates is for everyone regardless of age or fitness level. It is suitable for everyone, from the general population through athletes.

One on One

Tracey takes one on one Pilates sessions (using mat and reformer) tailoring each session to the individual.

To enquire about one on one sessions call us on 04 499 5732.


There are no current class dates available at Capital Sports however we are noting down anyone who is interested.

Intro Class(Beginners):

Introductory Pilates: We start from the beginning by covering gentle movement patterns and principles which we will build-on each week.

Spaces are limited to 10 participants per class.

These classes are run in 9 week blocks. For flexibile options speak to Tracey.


What you need to bring:

  • Pilates mat (Limited mats available)
  • Work out clothing allowing for ease of movement
  • Clean socks to be worn during the class

 Please enquire about booking your space at reception or call 04 499 5732