EN FORME™ was inspired by the French language “être en forme” which means “to be healthy” or “to have energy”.  Specialising in barre, pilates and dance fitness classes in Christchurch, En Forme also offers pre and post-natal classes in barre and pilates. 

Our mission is to engage, enliven and empower our clients; transforming your idea of what fitness can be. Join us for a class at our Christchurch studio and see what all the fuss is about. 


Managing Director and Instructor – Stephanie Hadley

Stephanie loves sharing her passion for dance and fitness with her clients at En Forme. She’s been teaching dance and group fitness for more than 16 years and has combined these two disciplines to create an entirely unique experience for every client. 

Stephanie is a registered exercise professional in Group Fitness, a certified instructor of The BootyBarre®,  KONGA®, and Studio Pilates International®, and a certified pre and post natal coach.

She also contributes to the industry through her governance positions as Chair of the Exercise Association of New Zealand Inc and Director of  Skills Active Aotearoa Ltd.

Outside of the studio, Stephanie is mum to an energetic toddler Maria (MJ), an even more energetic GSP/Viszla Mack and wife to James.

Instructor – Lauren Naylor

Lauren holds a first class BA Honours Dance Degree from the UK. She went on to further train at Broadway Dance Center in New York City where she began her professional dance career, leading her to different parts of the world.

Lauren became a qualified Booty Barre instructor in 2018 after getting hooked on En Forme’s classes. She has been teaching it ever since.

Lauren works in HR at Hays recruitment agency.

Marketing Support - Anna Wilson

Our newest team member, Anna is a marketing strategist, digital guru, and a dedicated En Former. She initially joined En Forme’s Barre classes two years ago to help build strength and better posture for ballet.

Since then she has been a regular at our Saturday morning classes, continuing through her pregnancy and postpartum.

Anna is a marketing consultant with Bloom Marketing, mum to baby Rosie and fur baby Agie and wife to Chris.


The majority of our classes are held in the Fitzgerald Studio located in the Performing Arts Centre at Rangi Ruru Girls School. The entrance to the studio is located on the chapel side of the Performing Arts Centre. 

59 Hewitts Road, Merivale, Christchurch

The studio is a modern, custom-built dance studio with large mirrors, fixed barres and sprung floors; ideal for comfortable, safe exercise without comprising our joints.

Day classes are held at guest studios located around Christchurch.

Parking is available both off-street by the tennis courts and on-street along Merivale Lane.