Team


Here at Return to Form, our friendly staff are here to help you with whatever you need.

Zee Sharif - Physiotherapist, APPI Pilates instructor, Acupuncturist, Aromatherapist

Physiotherapist
Zee Sharif Ponsonby Physiotherapist

BSc (hons) Physio, P.G.Dip Acupuncture, APPI Pilates, P.G.Dip Aromatherapy, Pinc/Steel Physio.

Physiotherapist, Pilates instructor, Acupuncturist, Aromatherapist, Certified Total Gravity Trainer

Zee qualified from the University of Brighton (England) in 1994. After working in a combined setting of paediatrics and general adult physio she made the switch to clinic based work on moving to New Zealand.

Zee is owner and principal physio at Return to Form. She has a hands on holistic approach combining her acupuncture, pilates and general physio skills for her clients needs. Her specialty is pelvic floor health, men & women and cancer rehabilitation. Zee works closely with Urologists/Oncologists for men undergoing Prostate surgery.  Zee has completed various post graduate courses including acupuncture for women’s health problems acupuncture in pregnancy&childbirth, Cancer rehab and is a Pinc & Steel cancer rehab certified physio.

Zee is certified on the Total Gym Gravity and uses this in her rehab of clients with ACC  injuries, cancer rehabilitation, general health& fitness as well as equipment Pilates classes.

Zee often returns to the UK for courses to keep up to date with the latest techniques and skills, That may not be available in NZ.

Personal goal: Keep on running half marathons for chosen charities

Lillian Drummond - Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor

Physiotherapist

Physiotherapist
BSc Physio, APPI Pilates

 

Lillian comes with a wide breadth of experience from working with neurological patients in NZ/Australia and UK to working as a physio on a superyacht. Lillian has recently returned from overseas and will utilise her skills in rehabilitation, pilates and dry needling for the benefit of her clients at Return to Form.

Lachlan Brodie - Physiotherapist, Pilates Instructor

Physiotherapist

 

Lachlan qualified with a Bachelor in Physiotherapy from University of Otago in 2013 with a special interest in musculoskeletal conditions and exercise rehabilitation.

Lachlan has completed post graduate courses in; dry needling acupuncture to help with reduction of pain and muscle tightness and Pilates to help strengthen and stabilise muscles following injury or to prevent further problems. He is alos working with pre and post Prostate cancer men to rehabilitate back to full active living by combating incontinence, erectile dysfunction and regaining fitness after surgery.

Lachlan teaches Pilates classes as well as 1:1 Pilates work at Return To Form to help his clients achieve the best results possible.

Lachlan is passionate about his fitness with an interest in helping others achieve their fitness goals in and out of the clinic, so you might just get a little bit of homework to keep you going between sessions!

Nellie Pigot - Nutritionist/Naturopath

Nutritionist / Naturopath

Nellie Pigot - Nutritionist/Naturopath

BHS (Massage & NMT)

Nutritional Diploma – Dip. ION (Merit),

London College of Naturopathic

Medicine and Health Science UK. Naturopath

Nellie Pigot is a UK trained nutritionist and naturopath and has been practising since 1999. She has worked as the nutritionist for a major London investment bank and as a naturopath in an integrated practice working alongside medical GP’s. Consequently Nellie is very experienced in interpreting diagnostic medical tests.

Her areas of expertise are treating digestive disorders, food allergies and intolerance, women’s health, optimising thyroid function. She works on increasing energy levels through manageable dietary and lifestyle changes with the help of short term vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements.

Dan Rivers - Personal Trainer

Personal trainer

Dan Rivers - Personal Trainer

Dan’s love for sports and fitness has been a driving force in his life since a young age. Over the past seven years he has worked to turn this passion into a career. Dan combines technical knowledge and expertise with his own extensive experience as an athlete and sports person in order to provide efficient & effective training results. His natural enthusiasm and relaxed communication style ensure that client motivation is maintained.

Dan’s session are tailored to the individuals needs and fun! Sometimes there is so much laughter coming from our in house studio, that we wander if they are just doing laugh training!

At Return to Form studio Dan utilises the ‘Total Gym – Gravity’ system to provide goal oriented & results based training.

A FREE trial with Dan will have you converted in no time.

Maria Selva- Yoga instructor

Yogi

Maria was born and raised in Brazil, before moving to Auckland 6 years ago. Her love for nature, beautiful scenery and the ocean has kept her here, despite her coming from a beautiful island back home. She thrives on the creative energy and passion associated with industry.

Maria’s love for yoga started a few years ago, and her lust for life is always contagious. Maria started teaching purely as a passion to share with people the importance of a mind body connection, as well as health and fitness. Her classes are small and fun with hands on adjustments if needed.

When she is not working, teaching, or practicing yoga, she is camping, surfing, or hiking. She is always reading and loves a good book recommendation. Drop her a line sometime!

Bruna Bechara - Massage Therapist

Massage Therapist

Bruna joins us from Brazil. She has experience in a variety of massage therapies including: sports, lymphatic drainage, pregnancy massage, pre-surgical, post-surgical, modelling and relaxation massage.

Lisa Cho- Acupuncturist/Traditional Medicine

Acupuncturist/traditional Medicine

 

Lisa originally trained as a nurse and did lecturing in Korea before moving to New Zealand and retrained as a acupuncturist and traditional medicine practitioner.

Lisa can provide you relief from a variety of conditions ranging from IBS and digestive problems, diabetes, weight control. Women’s health issues, anxiety, emotional problems & stress,headaches, to skin disorders.

Lisa is an experienced practitioner of other traditional modalities such as: Moxa, cupping, electro acupuncture, Light therapy and will formulate a plan with her clients to offer a combination of modalities that best suit her clients.

Lisa works closely with the physios to ensure full holistic management and sees ACC and private clients.

Renata Selva - Operations Manager

More information on our ops manager coming soon!

Whitney Litz - Front of House Manager

Front of House

Whitney moved to New Zealand from the United States in 2016. She’s spent some time abroad teaching in Japan and also worked as a home care provider before joining us, so she brings her compassion for helping the public to the RTF team.

Whitney spends a lot of her free time in the garden and has a keen interest in nutrition–feel free to chat her up about heirloom vegetable varieties in addition to any questions about our services… She is happy to answer any and all questions!