LeapHQ is Beyond the Gate at 21 McBeath Avenue.  It is wonderful place where you can be you, and discover your good news.   An intimate and unique wellness studio, tucked away in an almost secret garden beyond the brown gates.  Surrounded by trees, birds and a view of the Port Hills, this old mechanics workshop has been transformed into a warm and inviting blank canvas.    Our offices sit overlooking the cherry blossoms, magnolia and jasmine tree with lots of visits and cuddles from the resident cat Missy and Fox Terrier Prince.

Leap HQ – Beyond the Gate is a wellness boutique offering our multi disciplined team and external contractors a unique space and blank canvas for their clients to explore ways to return to movement, activity and balanced living.     It was the dream of our Chief of Smiles Cate Grace (categrace.com).    Cate is a personal trainer and wellness coach whom following the Christchurch Earthquakes in 2011 found herself without her own premises to operate from.   Thanks to the generosity of colleagues around the city in the five years since, her PT business Leap has operated from nine different premises, client homes, parks, playgrounds and even one of the local racecourses.    Through much adversity Riwai and Cate held on to their dream of one day opening a purpose built studio.

After purchasing a new home in November 2014, Riwai suggested that they convert the old garage into a studio.   It was a dark run down space with grey brick interior, broken windows, graffiti and old concrete floor.   Not many could see the vision.   After four months of hard work, and over 50 tradesmen, their dream came to life and the studio is now in full operation.

Our clients have access to our multi discipline team of personal trainers, group fitness instructors, coaches, nurses, social workers, counsellors, business mentors, advocates, community liaisons and more whom all specialise in working with clients and their families who have experienced injury, illness or trauma. We understand the skills we offer by our multi-disciplined wellness team were also useful for shift workers, busy mums, and time poor families so in recent years our client base has grown to incorporate all walks of life and ages. We look forward to working with you on a healthier, fitter, stronger and balanced lifestyle.


  • Understands adversity and appreciates uniqueness
  • Supports you to discover and share your good news
  • Offers goal setting, coaching, group fitness and personal training with a holistic approach (read more about our trainers)
  • Facilitates a space to learn to love who you are, embrace your story and Celebrate!.