Fiona Phua -
Instructor

Fiona is a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor, and a lifelong student dedicated to 360-degree wellness. She is fully certified in Matwork and Reformer, trained in Cadillac, Stability Chair and Barrels, and is also trained in Pre-natal and Post-natal Pilates.

Pilates has benefitted Fiona greatly through better body awareness and an improved posture. She believes that understanding and adopting a good posture and movement patterns help significantly in improving one’s quality of life.

A scoliosis patient who has greatly benefitted from Pilates herself, Fiona is eager to share her knowledge and help students achieve their own Pilates objectives.

“I’m committed to help clients learn to read their bodies, be aware of their postures and way of movement, and help them build a stronger body, inside and out.”

Certification / Experiences

• STOTT PILATES® Certified

Areas of Interest:

• Scoliosis
• Myofascial Release
• Pre/Postnatal
• Postural Awareness

Location:

• East Coast

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