About Us

Total Body will help you look and feel as good as you should! We combine science with holistic nutrition to personalise your health and get to the root cause of your health concerns by combining functional medicine and health testing.

We are Gisborne's only Authorised Power Plate exercise studio and have been operating for nearly 15 years. Focused on Power Plate and Pilates based classes. We aim to bring you the latest in exercise programs that not only improve strength, flexibility and fitness but also inspire, energize and invigorate. We offer a variety of classes including the revolutionary Power Plate, TRX and Pilates Mat. For people wishing to lose weight, increase their bone density / flexibility, improve their posture and core strength, and to generally tone up there is nothing better than a Power Plate Class. Power Plate classes are a great way to shape up, regardless of age or fitness level. Our classes will sculpt and strengthen your entire body, yet will leave you refreshed rather than exhausted like some workouts. Join us for the very latest Power Plate classes. Our unique studio concept, fully qualified staff, that have over 15 years personal training experience. State of the art equipment and high levels of instruction are designed to energise and transform your body regardless of age or ability. We also offer a 100% organic and natural looking spray tans to help you look and feel confident. Shape up your Body and your life today! What are you waiting for? Call now! 06 8678381

Why Power Plate


Significant weight loss is often reported by those who use Power Plate regularly in conjunction with a healthy, calorie-controlled diet. One of the reasons for this is increased lymphatic flow. Research also shows, when used as part of an active lifestyle, Power Plate may have a significant impact upon the reduction of cellulite and body fat. This may occur due to an increases in metabolism, both during and following exercise.


Many traditional exercises can be done on the Power Plate, and the results are magnified. It’s thanks to proprietary PrecisionWave™ Technology, which is engineered precisely to activate the body’s natural reflexive response to vibration. The surface vibrates 25 to 50 times per second (25Hz to 50Hz), resulting in a natural response that works your muscles harder while doing the same exercises.


The Power Plate vibrates up and down, side-to-side, and front-to-back, destabilizing the body and promoting the reflexive engagement of soft tissue. Involuntary muscle activity promotes quick, reflexive responses in muscle fibers and an increase in circulation. That means development in whole–body balance, mobility and stability, strength and motor control (muscle memory), in a shorter time frame than with traditional methods.


Exercise is stress, and the body needs time to rebuild to positively adapt to training. Massage on a Power Plate stimulates lymphatic flush, eases pain, promotes faster recovery of damaged muscles and tendons, improves joint function, and helps you return stronger–all in only a few minutes a day. And even beyond that, you can exercise using a Power Plate with less chance of strain due to the patented multi–directional vibration. With regular use, you’ll find that you prepare faster, perform better and recover quicker.


With whole body vibration training, you get a complete, full-body workout incorporating stretch, balance, core, strength-building and massage, all in only as little as 30 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions


Engineered precisely to apply the body’s natural reflexive response to vibration, Power Plate technology uses a vibrating platform, which moves 25 to 50 times per second, resulting in corresponding muscle activation. The vibrations are harmonic, which are safe, consistent and controlled levels of vibration, moving in three directions (up and down, forwards and backwards and side to side).



Significant weight loss is often reported by those who use Power Plate regularly in conjunction with a healthy, calorie-controlled diet. One of the reasons for this is increased lymphatic flow and associated removal of biological waste, and retained fluid. Research shows, when used as part of an active lifestyle, Power Plate may have a significant impact upon the reduction of body fat. This may occur due to increases in metabolism both during and following exercise.



There are literally hundreds of thousands of Power Plate users across the world, who have been exercising on the device for many of years. Such widespread use with no reported negative effects over an extended period demonstrates the safety of training on Power Plate. As with any form of exercise, there are certain pre-existing medical conditions, which may make Power Plate an unsuitable option. 


Power Plate is considered the market leader, with more than 15 years’ experience in whole body vibration training, products, and services. To ensure our products offer health and fitness benefits for a wide range of users, they have been developed by our research and product development team based on proven scientific findings regarding the effects of specific vibration exercise programs. Power Plate creates a mechanical stimulation, which ranges from 25Hz to 50Hz, chosen specifically because it is out of the range of the human body's own resonance. Performance Health Systems is the only specialized company in its field to be certified medical device manufacturer. 



Total Body's Holistic Nutrition Consult

Initial Consult: $110.00

Follow Up Consult: $45.00

A consult with our Clinical Nutritionist provides you with a proactive and accountable approach to health care that helps you to take personal responsibility for your health. Proper nutrition is a key component in balanced health. It is essential to healing, quality of life and longevity.

Our qualified Nutritionist is trained to assess and identify any current nutritional imbalances, and to develop unique nutrition, lifestyle and supplement protocols that can help bring your body back into proper balance, thereby resulting in optimal health. 



Price $20.00 per half an hour

Located in a gorgeous roof top location, enjoy some much needed time out while making the most of all the benefits saunas have to offer. Group bookings available.

Spray Tan

Price: $40.00

Full Body 100% organic and natural looking spray tan. Develops in only ONE hour and fades naturally. Packages and group bookings available.

Functional Testing

Are your hormones driving you crazy?

Do you have concerns about your hormonal health, are you struggling to understand the reason for your symptoms, have you been looking for a comprehensive test you can easily take in the comfort of your own home?

Total Body offers the precision and analytical DUTCH urine complete test.

This is the most informative and comprehensive hormone test available and gives important insights to liver, metabolic pathways for reproductive and adrenal hormones.  This test is more advance than saliva and is also a fantastic test to test for sex hormones.

The DUTCH test and consultation to assess the results and treatment plan is $445.00

Contact us for further details.

Total Body Food and Environmental Allergy Sensitivity Test

Before you continue reading through this post, we would like to share some important information with you regarding the differences between ‘allergic reactions’ and ‘sensitivity- and intolerance reactions’. This will help you to better understand your results and the explanations in your report at the completion of the test.

When we consume anything that makes us feel unwell, or are exposed to anything in our environment that causes distress to our body, we automatically assume that we have an allergy to it. These reactions are however not always due to allergy. Allergy is a specific immune-based reaction to anything that we are exposed to, which our body cannot tolerate. The reaction is usually immediate (within 30 minutes) and involves a special subset of immune antibodies called IgE. These antibodies trigger the release of histamine, giving all the classic symptoms of allergy i.e. swelling of the lips, mouth and throat, skin rash, itching, hives and respiratory symptoms. These symptoms can vary in intensity and in extreme cases may lead to anaphylaxis, which could be fatal. Some allergic reactions are more delayed and occur up to 48 hours after exposure to the substance.

These reactions may be immune based, or a non-immune physiological reaction. The immune-based delayed reactions usually involve subsets of antibodies called IgG or IgM, with varying symptoms including skin reactions, headaches, fatigue and gastrointestinal symptoms such as bloating, flatulence and constipation and/or diarrhoea. Non-immune responses involve one or more physiological reactions that are not yet fully understood. Currently there are no conventional testing methods that are able to detect the causes of these sensitivity reactions and they go largely undiagnosed.

The Allergenics testing method uses a unique energy measurement technology that can detect disruptions to normal energy patterns in the body. Each substance that we eat or that we are exposed to in the environment, has a particular energy pattern that can be measured. If a particular substance causes a stress to the body, its energy pattern changes and these changes can be detected and recorded. This allows us to ascertain which substances are causing distress to our bodies and whether or not the stress is an acute (short-term) phenomenon, or chronic (longterm) phenomenon.

Please note: The Food and Environmental Sensitivity Assessment is not a medical test. It does not provide information on classic immune-based allergic reactions. It is a test that utilises energy technology to provide information on food and environmental sensitivities and intolerances. Foods that one has been avoiding in their diet prior to doing this test may not show up as reactive, or may show up at a lower reactivity level.


What we test for…

  • Animal Proteins: Beef, Chicken, Egg - Whole, Egg Yolk, Fish, Shellfish.
  • Bacteria: Staphylococcal Bacteria, Streptococcal Bacteria.
  • Beverages: Alcohol, Beer, Caffeinated Drinks, Coffee, Tea, Wine.
  • Dairy Products: All Dairy, Caseinates, Cow's Milk, Whey (FS).
  • Environmental Compounds: Acrylic (ES), Chlorine (NAET), Detergents (ES), Diesel Fuel (ES), Dustmites, Fabric Softeners, Feathers, Flower Pollen, Grass Pollen, House Dust, Mixed Pollens, Moulds, Natural Gas (ES), Paint Mix, Perfume/Aftershave, Petrol - Leaded, Petrol - Unleaded, Pine Pollen, Sheep's Wool, Tea Tree, Tobacco Smoke.
  • Food Additives: Amaranth, Benzoic Acid, Erythrosine, Food Colours, MSG, Phosphoric Acid (NAET), Ponceau Red, Salicylic Acid (NAET), Sodium Nitrate (FS), Sodium Nitrate/Nitrite, Sodium Sulfate (FS), Sodium Sulphite, Tartrazine.
  • Fruits: Apple, Apricot, Banana, Citrus Fruit, Grapefruit, Grapes, Kiwi, Lemon, Mango, Mixed Berries, Nectarine, Orange, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Plum, Strawberry.
  • Grains: Barley, Corn - Processed, Gluten, Oats, Rice, Rye, Spelt, Wheat (white flour), Wheat (wholemeal), Wheat.
  • Legumes: Legumes, Peanut.
  • Miscellaneous Foods: Black Pepper, Mushroom, Salt, Soy Sauce.
  • Nightshade Foods: Capsicum, Chili, Nightshade Foods, Paprika, Potato, Tomato.
  • Non-Nutritive Sweeteners: Aspartame, Saccharin.
  • Nuts: Mixed Nuts.
  • Seeds: Cocoa, Coconut, Sesame Seed, Sunflower Seed.
  • Soy: Soy Bean.
  • Sugars: Fructose, Honey, Lactose, Sucrose (Table Sugar).
  • Vegetables: Avocado, Carrot, Celery, Corn - Fresh, Courgette, Cruciferous Vegetables, Egg Plant, Garlic, Green Bean, Onion, Pea, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato.
  • Viruses: Epstein Barr virus, cytomegalovirus group.
  • Yeast and Fungi: Candida Albicans, Mixed Candida.
  • Yeast and Yeastbased Products: Baker's Yeast, Yeast.

Price: $180.00. This includes test, PDF report and follow up consult.

CDSA Testing

Your digestion is the key to good health, how well you are absorbing nutrients and how well you are eliminating toxins affects all aspects of your health. Your digestive health can be compromised by bacterial, parasite and yeast infections, as well as inflammation and issues with absorption.

That’s why the CDSA Test is so important…

What the test will show and what you will discover:

  • The levels of healthy Bifidobacteria, Lactobacillus, Eschericia coli and Enterococci as deficiencies can lead to a range of health and immune problems.
  • Detection of parasites and pathogenic bacteria through PCR/ DNA testing, chemical EIA and visual testing to enhance the detection of infections.
  • The best type of natural treatment to address the infection and what types of antibiotics will be effective and which ones will not work.

Please contact us for further details.

Mum's & Bubs

A 12-week postnatal foundation course focusing on regaining abdominal/pelvic stability, posture and muscle tone after pregnancy. The class is designed for mums to strengthen and protect their pelvic floor along with a full body workout. Enjoy small group training, personalised to your needs in a beautiful environment, while you train with a qualified postnatal Power Plate personal trainer. Some physio education is included in the class too. Your trainer will continue to help you shape, sculpt and create a healthy body, for the whole duration of the 12 weeks, while building supportive friendships with other mums and their babies!


We absolutely love our new space and are looking forward to being able to help all the new mum's get back into shape safely while their little ones play happily in our new baby and toddler creche. 




"Mothers cannot give from a depleted source. Every Mother needs emotional, mental, physical and spiritual validation, nourishment and support. When a Mother is respected and well cared for, she, and her whole family, will benefit." 

Research and Studies

Power Plate equipment and training protocols are built on decades of science and research. See how whole body vibration can make an immediate and lasting difference in the way you train and the success of your health and fitness aspirations. 

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