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Former Dancer Royal NZ Ballet
Born in Dunedin, Greer Robertson studied on Scholarship at “The National School of Ballet” now the “NZ School of Dance” where she uniquely graduated both as a dancer and teacher. Her career flourished as a dancer with the “Royal NZ Ballet” and as a teacher, worked alongside Joan Irvine and later on Russell Kerr QSM at “Southern Ballet and Dance Theatre” as Senior School Tutor and Ballet Mistress to the fulltime company. Greer produced and mentored many nationally and internationally acclaimed dancers before founding her own studios DanceWorld based in Christchurch.
Greer has taught dancers from a variety of genres and singers and actors for all kinds of shows. She has devised specialized flexibility training for elite athletes, dance courses for N.A.S.D.A and Canterbury Opera Youth, along with choreographing over a dozen operas. With her events organization, Greer has choreographed and directed many high profile events - such as the Netball World Cup Opening and Closing Ceremonies and the Youth Variety Concert for Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth the 2nd. Following extensive travel, working and teaching on a luxury cruise liner and her recent arrival in Wellington, Greer continues to enjoy working as a dance and fitness teacher, reviewer, freelance tutor and adjudicator.
The fun way to get in shape
The BODY MECHANICS exercise programme is based on techniques developed for and used by dancers for hundreds of years. It’s different from regular exercise programmes because it’s based on elongating rather than contracting muscles, improving flexibility as well as strength.
BODY MECHANICS can work for you whether you’re an elite athlete, a dancer, a weekend warrior on the sports field or just want to feel healthier, happier and more at one with your body.
- Improves circulation, balance and co-ordination
- Improves postural awareness
- Increases flexibility
- Creates a greater range of motion
- Improves strength and performance
- Relieves stress
- Promotes greater health and wellbeing
Former Captain NZ Womens Hockey
Body Mechanics is the best thing I have done for my sport. Before the in-depth sessions, I had constant injuries
due to muscle imbalance and poor flexibility, but after only 8 weeks, I feel great - freer, faster and my muscle
recovery is much quicker.Last season, I didn’t have any muscle-related injuries.
Thanks Body Mechanics.
Former Regional Rep Badminton, Black Belt Tai Kwando
Since beginning Body Mechanics, I have noticed a significant improvement in my flexibility, strength, physical and mental wellbeing. After years of searching for help from conventional health professionals who CLAIMED to be able to cure my very regular injuries, I have finally found someone who Truly knows how to harness my strengths and eliminate my weaknesses.
Policy Advisor/ Kairarahi
I’ve lost 15kgs in 10 weeks of working with Greer on her 'Better Choices, Better Bodies' programme. My continued weight loss is now stabilizing at around 1kg a week. I have more energy and more resilience. The weekly 1-on-1 in-depth stretch sessions have given me a much greater range-of-motion throughout my entire body. Because of working with Greer, I now go further and harder in my chosen physically demanding performance disciplines.
Account Director / Partner Creature Design
If you're looking to re-arrange your body or to get functionally fit - then Greer's Body Mechanics classes are for you. Over four months I have done both group and one on one sessions. I've lost weight, toned and firmed my body. My core muscles are working. I feel energised and am getting positive comments. Greer Robertson IS my Body Mechanic.
NZ and International Touch Referee, Business Consultant
Greer's Body Mechanics sessions radically improved my body awareness and knowledge, flexibility, muscle balance and subsequent strength and endurance. My body is now far more effective for me in my sport and every day life.
Through Body Mechanics training, I have gained greater flexibility, increased my speed and reduced injuries, which has allowed me to achieve my physical potential and goals. The systems and methods used by Greer are based on attaining correct techniques in a supervised, controlled environment. I also use this knowledge in day to day training and pre and post warm ups and cool downs. I wouldn’t have got where I am today without Greer’s help.
New Zealand's Cookie Entrepreneur
The title 'Body Mechanic' sums up Greer beautifully. If you don't challenge yourself, the universe will, so when Greer presented me with a challenge, I said YES. After training with her 1-on-1 for only 3 months I did the splits on my 50th birthday! The photos are still on my desk, living proof that anything is possible. Thanks for the fun journey we shared, it'll be remembered forever.
I was recently involved in a car crash and sustained whiplash, resulting in suffering continual bad headaches without being able to move my head for two weeks. I started private sessions with Greer who focused on my spine, neck and shoulders. Four sessions later and I am much happier, almost back to my full range of movement, and painfree without headaches. I am now feeling much better and able to attend all my normal extra-curricular activities of spin, Body Mechanics, salsa and pole classes. Thanks Greer!
Tune up your technique
The advanced BALLET classes offer a balletic workout to keep the body in tune and maintain your skills. They’re a great option if you’re a resting professional, a freelance dancer, or aspire to be a professional. Not for the faint hearted!
BALLET FOR WOMEN - Gain the beauty, grace, charm and elegance that are the hallmarks of this centuries-old tradition.
BALLET FOR MEN - Gain the creativity, the physical prowess and technique to be the dancer you’ve always wanted to be.
BOOT CAMP BALLET STYLE - Transform yourself! A fast paced, fantastic fun workout, specifically designed to target and tone all over. Feel the burn to get those lovely, long, lean limbs of a dancer. Non Dancers and Dancers welcome.
BALLET BASICS - Back to basic Ballet technique without the frills. Master that move, rekindle your dance desire from time gone by or ignite your passion to learn Ballet. Beginners welcome.
Don't settle for average, learn how to be great!
Principal Dancer The Birmingham Royal Ballet
Greer trained me during my early years of classical ballet. Her vibrant and energising personality plus her encouragement, saw me on the path to becoming a professional ballerina. My career has taken me on a journey from The Royal NZ Ballet, to The Australian Ballet and on to the UK, where I am currently a principal ballerina with The Birmingham Royal Ballet. Thank you Greer!
Design Production Manager, Cato Partners
Greer's classes really are the epitome of what ballet is all about. After a break from ballet of 13 years I started classes with Greer and within the space of 7 months she has totally transformed my body. Through what I would like to call the 'Greer' method you will come to understand the true joy that dance can bring into your life. This joy will touch all aspects of your life - not just the physical. She is a wonderfully caring person that has a rare and incredible gift for motivating anyone (ex dancer or complete novice) to be able to achieve what you never thought you would. In a sentence I would describe her classes as highly addictive fun. I would urge anyone that loves to dance or that are thinking of exploring the world of dance, to come along and share in this great lady's gift.
Project Manager Raising the Barre
My professional dance training days are well behind me but I could have used Greer's teaching talents back then! Today I love attending her classes for challenging me to still strive for personal bests. And, she somehow makes us all have a lot of fun while she cracks the whip! The attention she takes to understand each individual dancer's needs and abilities is commendable. She brings a smile, positive energy and a "let's do it!" attitude with her both into the studio and behind the scenes. Raising the Barre is lucky to have her on board! Thank you Greer!
Dance your way to fitness
The DANCE DYNAMICS programme puts your dance skills on the fast track. Dance Dynamics provides expert professional tuition using a revolutionary formula specifically designed to achieve dance skills quickly. It’s ideal for gymnasts, trapeze artists, aerobics and pole fitness performers, models, actors - even synchronised swimmers! It’s never too late to learn to dance - adult beginners welcome.
DANCE DYNAMICS will help you become stronger and more technically in tune with the capability of your body.
Remember, from discipline comes freedom - the freedom to look fabulous with greater postural awareness and dynamic drive.
Senior Researcher, New Zealand Council of Education, Aerialist
Dance Dynamics is a great complement to my circus training, combining balance, posture, alignment and movement in
fun ways that make complete sense - even if you've never taken a dance class in your life and struggle to tell left
Dance Dynamics challenges, educates, and entertains you
As a Jazz dancer and Tutor, I find Greer's Dance Dynamics classes very beneficial. They provide an opportunity to go 'back to basics' and work on the fundamentals of clear dance technique combined with strength work and body alignment. Through these exercises I am able to apply this technique with a greater consciousness in all my dancing and teaching.
Feel good at work
The CORPORATE WELLNESS programme takes just 30 minutes once a week away from the pressures of work, and you and your colleagues will feel the benefits - to both body and mind. It’s fun! It feels great and you won’t work up a sweat. It’s an easy addition to the working week.
CORPORATE WELLNESS can help you build a more productive, creative work force by giving your team a new tool to manage stress, improve posture, tackle and prevent repetitive injuries and increase energy and drive.
Committing to a regular Corporate Wellness Programme with Body Mechanics will help you get the best out of yourself and your colleagues for the good of your organisation.
Clinical Typist, CCDHB
I consider it a privilege that I can attend a 30 minute Corporate Wellness class with Greer during work time. I sit at a computer for a large part of the day and feel that these exercises really help counteract any stiffness, aches and pains associated with long periods at the keyboard. The exercises are really fun. We do them sitting in a chair and they sort out my problem upper body area. I totally recommend her.
Clinical Typist, CCDHB
After one of Greer’s sessions I always go back to my desk relaxed, full of energy and feeling taller!
Senior Digital Designer, Creature Design
I do circuit training in the gym, running and cycling in the outdoors. Flexibility is part of my fitness that is neglected. Doing Greer’s classes makes me realise how stiff I've become and after class my body feels loose and great. I've blended some of her flexible exercises with my circuit training and feel much better for it. Thanks Greer.
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