About Us


Frederique Masson or “Fred”

I have always been devoted to Health, Wellbeing and helping others. I have a background in nursing (in France and Switzerland for over 20 years), massage therapy (Swedish and sports) and sports nutrition.

Keen to try different methods of training, my partner Eric who is a Personal Trainer encourage me to discover the Pilates Method. We moved to New Zealand in 2006 , at which point I started to practice Pilates regularly. The more I practiced, the more I wanted to learn — I was hooked! I decided to train to become an instructor so I could share my passion.

Romana Pilates certified , teaching since 2009 , I really believe this method can benefit to everyone . I am witnessing it every day.

I would love to meet you and share this great exercise with you at Vivre Pilates!