About - Float Fitness



AntiGravity® Fitness is a form of low impact exercise, inspired by both yoga and acrobatic movements.

Movements are performed in a ceiling mounted hammock, that provides support and resistance. By performing all techniques above ground your body utilizes more muscle groups to balance, providing an all body workout.

And don’t worry these hammocks are approved by safety engineers for over 450 kgs!



My passions in life include movement through music. I love the beach and enjoy surfing whenever I get time to take a break from my busy life.  My younger years were filled with creative arts and competitive sports, including Rhythmic Gymnastics, dancing, competitive swimming, top-level netball and athletics.

My desire to live life to the fullest is what brought me to where I am today.  After being a full-time mother for 5 years, I wanted to combine my lifestyle of daily exercise with my working life in order to maximise time with my awesome family, friends and the great outdoors. I wanted to find a way to take my exercise away from the gym and hill climbing to methods that were in line with my passions and interests.

The idea of yoga and similar exercise techniques, including breathing, has always appealed to me. I knew the benefits; it just needed to be a little more of an upbeat tempo for me. Then I discovered AntiGravity® Fitness and here I am healthier and happier than ever before! 

I have a positive attitude towards life and a great sense of humour. I pride myself on giving 100% in all that I do and look forward to helping others reach their full potential through their AntiGravity® Fitness experience.

Alisha Grimmer

A recent teaching graduate and an avid adventuress, Alisha is combining her skills to teach AntiGravity® Fitness classes. She’s also working hard to stock our Float Retail Shop with awesome products and, as a keen surfer, she’s excited to be working with us on our AntiGravity® Surf Programme.  Join Alisha in the hammocks for an AntiGravity Surf session. We’ll cover a range of moves and routines specially designed to strengthen your surfing, from developing those arm and shoulder muscles for a strong pop-up, to improving your balance on the board.

Bronya Rae

This awesome lady was our very first Elite High Flyer Member, and now she’s our first NZ-trained AntiGravity® Fitness Instructor! When I mentioned I needed teachers to grow with me and the business, Bronya jumped at the chance and has given 100% ever since. When she’s not at the studio, you’ll find Bronya at her cafe The Big Wave, the iconic cafe with the best coffee and best view in town!

Abby Andersen

Abby has been head-over-heels in love with AntiGravity® from her very first class. She says she feels alive, content and happy in the hammock and adores the effect it has on mind, body and soul. Abby has infuse her love and passion for yoga into her AntiGravity® classes here at Float Fitness.

Abby is a creative soul who enjoys immersing herself in nature. She has a Bachelor in Early Childhood Education and believes that playing and having fun is of the utmost importance at any age. She’s excited to have discovered Float because it combines the joys of play with benefits like increased strength and flexibility.

Leah Rogers

Leah was first introduced to AntiGravity® in early 2016 by a friend who thought it might be “a bit of her”. He wasn’t wrong! Leah enjoys kiteboarding, snowboarding, wakeboarding and mountain biking, and found the AntiGravity® technique a perfect complement to her active lifestyle.

Leah has found AntiGravity® fantastic for strength, stretching and flexibility, and she particularly enjoys Suspension Fitness. She loves that you can enjoy the technique at any ability or fitness level, and she’s enjoying helping others use the AntiGravity® technique to get the best out of their body and mind.

Dr Anita

Dr Anita is an award-winning chiropractor, owner of Matamata clinic Advanced Vitality (pictured), and a Senior Ninja Floater! Her chiropractic care is based on techniques and modalities aimed at helping people discover, nurture and respond to their inner vital force and innate wisdom. She brings her expert skills and knowledge to the studio every Monday for AntiGravity®Restorative Yoga and Pilates.

Visit Anita’s clinic website at https://arawachiropractic.nz/

Terry Simmonds

For the last three years, Terry has been teaching Les Mills Body Pump and CX Worx, and now he joins us at Float to lead our Wednesday morning CrossCore® classes.

His passion for health and fitness dates back to his teenage years, having completed a National Diploma in Sport in the UK when he was just 17. He’s completed a few challenges since then, including a 850k bike ride around NZ’s north island and three half marathons (two of which were barefoot!). He says:

“In my spare time, I thoroughly enjoy staying active through exercise, which includes running 5k’s, yoga, gardening and CrossCore®! I love the versatility of CrossCore®, and with body weight training being popular as ever due to functional strength gains, not being daunted by weight lifting and building lean body mass, it’s a great benefit to have access to CrossCore® classes. I look forward to sharing some of my passion for this form of exercise, and I truly believe that a lot of people can benefit from this style of training.”