Our Directors



Jason Richardson


Jason was a top ranked junior tennis player in New Zealand and played professionally overseas. In 1992 he trained with the US Professional Tennis Association where he qualified as a coach. He went on to teach in Australia, Europe and Hong Kong.

A back injury led to his interest, enthusiasm and belief in the benefits of Pilates and he went on to train at the internationally respected Pilates Institute in London and with Stott Pilates.

Jason opened the first Peak Pilates studio in Newmarket in 2003 and has successfully guided the company through its extraordinary growth. The company now boasts eight studios, over 50 staff, and hundreds of clients reaping the benefits of Pilates on a daily basis.

Lorna Richardson


B.Sc (Hons) Physio (UK), MCSP, RPT (Hong Kong), RPT NZ

Lorna is from the UK, where she gained an honours degree in physiotherapy. She represented her country in athletics and gymnastics, which fuelled her interest in the Biokinetik Exercise Technique (BET). This is a physiotherapy exercise rehabilitation method based on the theories of Joseph Pilates.

Lorna was trained by the founders of this technique – currently the only Pilates-based technique that has supporting research showing that BET reduces back and neck pain.

She has been teaching both floor and machine Pilates for over twelve years, and is also trained in holistic treatments such as Body Talk – a mind/body healing system.