Golden autumn scene in a park, with fall

Owner, Operator and Instructor, Lou loves good vibes, community and is a passionate enthusiast of the heated practices! Her favourite style of training due to the MANY rewarding benefits it has, and the extra challenge the heat gives. Seeing and hearing consistent results from the hot classes on offer, and life changing improvements, Lou is very appreciative to share her passion to benefit others, amongst a welcoming and unpretentious studio space. Thriving on helping each individual to help themselves - with effective, fast results for the mind and body, via fitness, wellness, health and self development. Lou is also always continuing to up skill and learn, so she can deliver her best to you. A genuine and enthusiastic motivator, Lou is understanding every one and every body is different, and also has a strong focus on mindset. Bringing experience in a very broad range of fitness styles, with years of experience from reputable studios around the worldwide. The amazing team of Well Trained Instructors will ensure you improve on your health and well being. Commit to the practices and do not give up. Enjoy the genuine encouragement, passion, motivation and positive environment you are given at Well Trained Studio.

Lou - Owner, Operator, Instructor 


Yolanda is a firey, fun, passionate instructor who "brings it" every class! Trained at the Studio, she has come so far! She is also New Zealand's first ever Inferno L.A.B trained Instructor, also a qualified personal trainer and a fitness/health enthusiast. She is running her own business "Maletino Movement" alongside instructing at Well Trained, plus is also a DJ... Hence why she always has an epic playlist alongside an epic hot workout!

Yolanda Maletino - Inferno Instructor


Gamo (pronounced 'Namo') is a South Auckland based Samoan yoga teacher who’s practiced yoga and meditation for over 10 years. A supportive down to earth Instructor, she studied Yoga in Cambodia and Sri Lanka and has experience teaching overseas and in NZ. Gamo is passionate about bringing equity into the wellness space, particularly by making yoga and meditation more accessible for South Auckland communities. She strongly believes in the amazing practice of Yoga for strengthening the body/mind/spirit. To be able to support people through their yoga journey is a real honour for Gamo!

Gamo - Yoga Instructor


"Leon the legend" is a qualified Inferno Hot Pilates Instructor. A big believer in the connection between body movement and mental wellbeing. Leon’s passion is to help others find a positive life change in body movement. 4 years ago he decided to take up Hot Yoga, then did a Hot HIIT Pilates class and the rest is history! Leon trained in the unique class known as Inferno Hot Pilates, also studied Personal Training, and also works as a Graphic designer. He made the move to train in fitness, to help others be the best versions of themselves. He brings great vibes, great demos and explanations of moves!

Leon - Inferno Instructor


Meet Jane! A full time lover of disco with a passion to create mind and body awareness through dance and fitness. Jane's career over the past 14 years has predominantly taken her onto international stages as a dancer, singer & choreographer. Having understood the benefits of health and wellbeing for dancers, Jane chose to cast her net into the fitness world and since 2013 has become a qualified Barre, Pilates Stick and Hot HIIT Pilates instructor. Jane has taught in a top studio in London and now teaches across some of Aucklands top studios.
Jane is also 1/3 of "The Method NZ", who specialise in hosting teacher trainings for fitness professionals. With their N.Z R.E.Ps registered courses in Pre & Post Natal, Barre and Suspension(TRX) they are all about sharing the knowledge and creating a safe space to do so.

You can always rely on Janes classes to be high in energy as she encourages you to connect further through her plethora of funky tunes! You will leave feeling invigorated, energised and empowered to move mindfully in your day.

Jane Strickland - Inferno Hot Pilates Instructor


Hot Yoga enthusiast, Craig has a genuine grateful love of life, the world we live in and the yoga we practice. Yoga for Craig has become the love of life which gives a life of love.

His Bikram Yoga journey began in Brisbane 2008. He has taught worldwide and is a very experienced teacher, who will no doubt strengthen your practice and you. He looks forward to seeing you soon at the studio. Any questions you have before or after class always ask - Craig is happy to help! 


Qualified Inferno Hot Pilates Instructor, Steve is cool, calm and collected in his style of teaching, always ready to give you an amazing  kick ass workout!

Steve - Inferno Hot Pilates Instructor


Cheryl has been working with Sound Bowl Healing, Yoga and Meditation for last 14 years. It is her passion and she loves how rewarding it is seeing the benefits of the practice she offers.
Cheryl's collection of Cyrstal Tones® bowls is quite extraordinary.  They are unique cast bowls fired with gemstones, crystals, minerals, rare earths and salts. Plus chakra sets, endocrine sets, traditional metal bowls, gongs, drums and more.

Be sure to look out for this on the schedule, approx every 6 weeks, it's a treat and you feel grounded, relaxed, rebalanced and improved clarity.

Cheryl - Sound Bowl Healing  Meditation Instructor


Emma is a very experienced and passionate yoga instructor. She loves the different modalities on offer at Well Trained Studio and loves combining yoga with the HIIT Pilates workouts in her routine! She is amazing at teaching and leading you through class. Find her covering Yoga Flow, YIN and Restorative.

Emma Smith - Yoga Instructor




Thank you for opening this Well Trained Studio in Manukau. It is such a warm and welcoming environment, very clean and absolutely beautiful decorations always filled with a calming aroma and freshness. I am absolutely enjoying all the variety of classes offered. It has really helped me not only physically but also mentally. Anyone practicing here will never want to go back to a Gym... Lou and her instructors are full of passionate and energy every time they teach, very positive and encouraging to help me reach my goals. Thank you Lou for looking after us.

Madhu - Google Review 


Truly love well trained Manukau. The vibe and atmosphere is fantastic. Training is never boring. Always looking forward to going to this place. Friendly staff, make you feel comfortable and they all make a genuine effort to encourage you to do the best you can. Extremely neat and clean place for training. Thanks Lou and the team.

Vinita Prasad - Written Testimonial


Love the core and glute work. Epic, fun, entertaining, and powerful. Thanks I will definitely be back again soon!

Cynthia Boisvert - Testimonial


Written review for Well Trained Studio - Thankyou x

Maneesha - Testimonial


I haven't done any form of exercises nearing two years. I was feeling unfit and nervous to attend the pilates class. I talked myself out of it a few times prior to my first class. But I am so glad I built the courage and showed up on the mat. Now 3 weeks on I am loving it and I look forward to each of my class. I have done similar style pilates before but I used to dread going to those classes. There is a sense of calm in the way Lou runs the class. Lou is the anchor to my busy chaotic days ☺

Dimple G - Testimonial


Kind, patient and knowledgable yoga teacher. I enjoyed the class!

Ahmed - Testimonial