About The Pilates Loft

We focus on doing one thing very very well, Pilates.
We deliver quality authentic Pilates to a diverse range of clients.
We use the original Pilates Method. We don't change the Method, it changes you.

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spacious studio

Sunshine steams into our loft studio and is a great space for Pilates.

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range of classes

20 group sessions a week throughout the day as well as personal sessions.

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convenient location

You'll find us in Downtown Tauranga on Devonport Road.

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qualified instructors

Fully qualified and very experienced ( and yes, maybe a little Pilates obsessive ) .

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wide range of apparatus

We have an extensive range of high quality Pilates Apparatus in our studio for all levels.

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friendly environment

We are a supportive and friendly studio where everyone is welcome. Including children and dogs!

The Pilates Loft Story

The beginnings of the The Pilates Loft were most humble. Starting in a small room inside BodyZone Gym, then moving to a slightly larger space in Grey St. After a year of looking for the right size space 15a Devonport Rd was found. After almost 6 years at 15a Devonport Rd,  Stephen decided to move the studio to a larger space he'd been hoping to get for years, the timing was right and he took the entire First Floor of 77 Devonport Rd as the new home for The Pilates Loft.

Whilst the size of each studio has grown, the focus of the studio has stayed the same. Quality over Quantity. As such the studio focuses on Personal and Small Group Sessions.

Who we are

Stephen Hahn

Stephen Hahn

Owner and Head instructor

It wasn’t until his mid 30’s that Stephen took the plunge and tried Pilates for himself. After his first session he knew it was a “smart” way to work the body and the mind, that it was very different to yoga and that he wanted more. What followed was years of personal practice and training in all various styles, from Classical to Stotts and Polestar, covering Reformer, Mat, pre-post natal and Apparatus.

Mid 2018 Stephen began the process of Bridging his existing skills and qualifications into a Full Authentic Certification via Authentic Pilates Education International. With almost 20 years of experience Stephen still invests heavily in his continuing education and deepening his understanding of The Pilates Method and has recently started working towards another certification under Romana Pilates.

Outside of the studio Stephen likes riding his motorbike, a Royal Enfield Classic, making pottery on his pottery wheel and regular Bikram yoga. All activities that use the Pilates principles: Concentration, Control, Centering, Flow, Precision and Breathing.

Stephen is heavily invested in making Tauranga a great place to live. He is the Co-Chair of Font, a Contemporary Public Art Trust. Font will deliver a world-class collection of exceptional contemporary public art for Tauranga, He is also a Board Member of Downtown Tauranga.

Andrea Lloyd

Andrea Lloyd


Andrea was first introduced to Pilates after having children and quickly  realised it was an efficient and effective form of exercise, which not  only toned the body but created a mind-body awareness that was lacking  in many other sport and fitness regimes.

Andrea has a slight preference for the Reformer, due to it enabling easy modifications of exercises to an individuals needs.  Andrea enjoys incorporating new exercises as well as  mastering the classical routine.  A favourite quote is often uttered in  her classes “if it’s easy, it’s not Pilates”!  Andrea also has her own Private Studio in Papamoa. Andrea is committed to her own professional development and has undergone a full Comprehensive Certification via BASI Pilates.

Andrea continues her professional development via Romana Pilates and is currently undertaking the Romana Pilates Apprentice Program. Andrea has an enviable depth of Pilates knowledge that she uses to deliver the best for clients. Andrea is also available  for Private Studio Sessions. at the Loft as well as her own studio.

Beth Domino

Beth Domino

Senior Instructor

Beth became a Pilates student in 1993 to assist her recovery from a foot injury. She continued to include Pilates as part of her fitness routine while working as a professional ballerina in Centra Pro Danza in Cuba, the Milwaukee Ballet Company and Dance Alive in Florida.

In 2002, Beth decided to turn her passion for Pilates into a career. She completed her Pilates Inc Authentic Pilates Teacher Certification with Master Teacher Romana Kryzanowska and since then she has taught Pilates at her own studio in Florida.   For the last 20 years she has taught a wide variety of clients and is passionate about people reaching their potential.Beth is recognised as an extraordinary and talented teacher by many professional athletes, including LPGA players and International Equestrians.

Beth primarily focusses on Teacher Training via International Pilates NZ, however continues to take Private and Duet Sessions at The Pilates Loft when available. She is firmly committed to the clients she works on as well as educating new instructors about the work of Joseph Pilates. All our instructors choose to go to Beth for their own personal Pilates workouts and additional training.

Very few people have the depth of Pilates experience that Beth has.

Paul Cubitt

Paul Cubitt

Instructor - Romana Pilates International Full Certification

Graduating from Brighton University in BSc Sports and Exercise Science his first role saw him build and develop a successful GP referral scheme which led him on a journey of health and wellness of his clients. With over 20 years experience, his journey has taken him personal training, massaging, movement coaching and running gym facilities in England, Dubai and here in New Zealand. He has relocated from the Bay of Islands where he worked alongside Physiotherapists who introduced him to The Pilates Method.

He is proud to have been part of peoples journeys such as to be the first Arab woman to have climbed Mount Everest, and for helping change a life where climbing flights of stairs is now a daily habit and part of which eventually lead to a more healthy lifestyle to have a child. Hearing stories of being able to put on pants in the morning without struggling and being able to do hobbies such as gardening without pain is Paul’s drive.

Paul's focus is on reducing pain and moving freely to enable people to perform their life activities including work and play to the best of your ability.

Paul holds a Romana Pilates International Advanced Pilates certification.

Fran Batista

Fran Batista


Fran has a background in Personal Training, capoeira, fitness style Pilates and as a Women's Health Specialist

She became known to the studio just  after she started her studies with the Romana Pilates International Teacher Training program as an apprentice to Beth Domino.

Fran has completed the required hours, seminars and testing to begin working in the studio and  we are very happy to have here taking Small Group and Private clients.

Astrid and Brett

Astrid and Brett

Maintenance and cleaning

Brett and Astrid take care of the general maintenance and cleaning of the studio. Astrid regularly tells Stephen off for moving things around the studio!

Our Pilates Sessions

We run Personal and Small Group sessions catering from beginners to advanced.