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Our Awesome Team!

Karen Finlayson - Owner, Pilates & MovementTrainer

Bodyneed Owner, Pilates and Movement Trainer, Sports TherapistKaren Finlayson Pilates Trainer
Stott Pilates Trained, Total Barre Qualified Instructor, Dip Therapeutic Massage, BA

Interests: Hiking, trail running, pilates and movement, MovNat, reading, nutrition

15 years ago when I started on my journey of wellbeing via massage - I never realised that I would still be as fascinated and intrigued today as I was when I started.  The human body never ceases to amaze me - how incredibly adaptable it is, the amazing feats of athleticism and endurance we can put ourselves through and I am constantly in awe of what our clients get up to.  The building of both my own practice and this company as a whole has been a hugely rewarding journey and one I hope to continue for many years to come.
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Noomi Johnsson - Practice Manager

Practice ManagNoomi Johnsson 2016 er
BSc.Sports Education & Health Promotion

Interests: Trail running, Triathlon, Surfing, Travel, Hiking, Outdoors

My interest in sports began when I was 8 – my best friend took me along to soccer training   and I’ve been hooked since. My soccer career was fairly short and not particularly successful, however I did a lot better as a goalie in floorball (google it ;). The body would however only take so much of that, and since moving to New Zealand I absolutely LOVE the bush running, mountain biking and surfing opportunities available. I quite like triathlon as well even though I end up pretty far down the finish list! ;)
As for my professional career, with a love of being active and a huge interest in the human body it was always going to be something to do with health and sports. I’ve done my dash of PT and boot-camp instructing but the plan was always to be on a more organizational level. Managing the clinic here is just the perfect job for me – I love it! Plus being at the front desk I get to meet heaps of fun and interesting people (like yourself). We look forward to meet you soon!
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Sophie McKay - Massage Therapist

Senior Sports Therapist - MassageSophie McKay Sports Massage
Dip TM (Sports)
Specialist areas: Endurance athletes, runners, sports therapy, injury prevention and recovery.

Interests: Hiking, running and cooking.

I have been part of the team at Bodyneed for over 5 years and love the diverse range of people I see everyday. I love helping to facilitate change for my clients, helping them reach their goals through massage be it a marathon or just getting through a week.

In my downtime I love keeping active by running or hiking and have completed several half marathons!

"I just wanted to pass on my thanks to Sophie who I had a massage with on Monday afternoon.
She did an amazing job and has completely fixed my pain without the need to go to a chiropractor.
Thank you so much, love you guys and think you are amazing :)"

Alina, Senior Account Director

Heath Hawkins - Massage Therapist

Heath senior massage therapist
Senior Sports Massage Therapist, Adv. Dip in Myotherapy, Dip. In Remedial Massage (Sports), Registered therapist MNZ, Sports Trainer

Specialist areas: Reduce/Eliminate Pain, Resolve restriction of movement, Injury prevention/ rehabilitation, Optimise function

I have recently returned to NZ after 3 years studying and working in Melbourne. I have worked with major league teams, basketball teams, Iron man events and more and am very excited to have joined the team at bodyneed sports clinic. 

My great interest in rugby league (and sports in general) is what initally led me to become a massage therapist. I greatly enjoy being able to help not only players, but also friends and family and the extended community. I thrive on meeting new people and helping out in anyway I can. I am very much looking forward to meet all the faces and clients at bodyneed and offer my skills in this new role.

Interests: Rugby League, Tag, Basketball, Food, Gaming, the outdoors.


Catherine Royce - Physiotherapist

Senior Physiotherapist, Catherine Royce Sports PhysiotherapySports Physio, Acupuncture
BHSc Physio, Post Graduate Diploma Musculoskeletal,  Acupuncture, Masters  Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
Football Ferns Physio
NZ Football Women's U20 Physio – World Cup 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016

Interests: Running, Football, Fitness, Cycling

I have a great passion for not only football but all sports and their related injuries! Being a keen runner, cyclist and boot camper myself I love working with like minded  athletes and helping them achieve their    sporting goals. I have a competitive background in football and know how important it is to get athletes to return to sport as soon as possible following injury. My most recent biggest sports achievement was doing my first full marathon in Nov 2014.
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"Just a Huge Huge thanks to Hannah and Catherine who put me back on my feet.
I just ran the Sydney Marathon yesterday almost painless and did a pretty good time of 4 hours 14mn. Which is pretty good. So kindly convey my big thank you to them!" 
Emmanuel B. rehab client, marathon runner, July 2016

Natalia Kosinska - Massage Therapist

Senior Sports Therapist - MassageNatalia Kosinska Sports Therapist
Dip RM and Spa Therapies, MPhyEd, Dip Sail Coaching

Interests: Sailing, windsurfing, travel, psychology

I first became interested in massage and recovery strategies as an athlete. I have a first hand understanding of how massage prevents injuries, allows for bigger volume and intensity in training and helps to maintain good well-being.
Since I’ve completed my diploma I’ve worked with a range of clients, from athletes who are looking to maximise their training to highly stressed individuals who are trying to balance life's difficulties.
It gives me a lot of satisfaction when I can make a change to someone’s well-being.
In my downtime I windsurf (a lot!) and since narrowly missing out on Rio Olympics I have retired from professional sport and now windsurf just for fun - my last trip was out to the Poor Knights and back!
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Hannah Dawson - Physiotherapist

Senior PhysiotheHannah Dawson Sports Physiotherapyrapist – Acupuncture, Sports Physio
BHSc (Physiotherapy), MPNZ, Post Graduate Diploma Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Interests: Football, Hockey, Family

I have a particular interest in musculoskeletal and sports injuries. I have worked with a number of elite athletes including both men’s and women’s football teams, marathon runners as well as weekend warriors. I am the current physio for the Young Football Ferns who are heading to the U17 World Cup in Jordan later in 2016.
I have played both football and hockey competitively and enjoy running and spending time with my young family.

"Just a Huge Huge thanks to Hannah and Catherine who put me back on my feet.
I just ran the Sydney Marathon yesterday almost painless and did a pretty good time of 4 hours 14mn. Which is pretty good. So kindly convey my big thank you to them!" 
Emmanuel B. rehab client, marathon runner, July 2016

Natalie Gallant - Physiotherapist

Senior Physiotherapist, Born to Run Coach, Pilates TrainerNatalie Gallant Running Specialist
BSc.(Hons) Physiotherapy, Born to Run Coaching & Energetics Certs., APPI Pilates Mat Level 1, Acupuncture & Dry Needling, NZMPA Certificate in Orthopaedic Manual Therapy
Medic at the 2012 Olympic Games
Falkland Islands team Physiotherapist, 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow

Interests: Trail running, surfing, yoga & meditation, food!
Originally hailing from the UK ​I had the honor to train with the world-renowned running expert Lee Saxby, I hold Born to Run Coaching & Energetics certificates. I'm absolutely passionate about trail running myself, and can often be found muddy and grinning on trails around New Zealand. I really enjoy helping other runners develop into educated and mindful masters of the skill.
I also love working with 'non-sporty' injuries, taking great satisfaction in the successful treatment of low back pain and sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Be prepared to leave with a little homework after seeing me, I'm all about self help and mindful movement to iron out those niggly issues!

Marion Guilbert - Pilates Trainer

Marion Guilbert Pilates Training Pilates Trainer
Basi Pilates Trained, Pregnancy/Post Natal Pilates

Interests: Travel, food, NZ outdoors, Hiking, Having fun!

A shoulder injury was what first led me to immerse myself in Pilates, in search of healing. It worked. Finding myself pain-free and stronger than ever, I decided to become a Pilates teacher.
Pilates has taught me how to celebrate my body, its restrictions and aptitudes and I now want to inspire men and women at all stages of their lives to shift their vision of themselves. I believe that practiced in small groups or individual classes, Pilates can cater for everyone, making it possible to challenge, stretch, and strengthen the body while acknowledging its uniqueness.
I now teach at Bodyneed and privately around Auckland, fitting my lessons to my clients’ needs, goals and schedules. Tailored to each client, my classes work the whole body, always with a generous dose of fun.
I also teach pregnancy and post-natal private Pilates, and enjoy helping women to stay strong and flexible in these beautiful but challenging moments in their lives. 
Now in my early thirties, I am originally from Paris and have lived in Toronto, London and Sydney, before settling in Auckland in 2012.


17 Maidstone Street, Ponsonby, Auckland

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Opening hours: Monday – Thursday: 6.30am – 8pm Friday: 6.30am – 4pm Saturday: 9am – 5pm Sunday: 9am – 5pm