Gary Tham -
Instructor

Gary has an active lifestyle and enjoys kayaking, dragon boating, rock climbing and running. Through personal experience of injuries sustained from these sports, Gary is adamant that one has to move correctly in order to avoid injuries.

He strongly advocates having good strength, flexibility and mobility to enjoy life’s daily activities. Gary is always keen to share his experience on how Pilates will help improve overall strength and mobility of the body. He finds great joy when he sees their body enhanced through Pilates.

The phase, “Never stop learning to improve” has stayed with Gary since he took up Pilates. He believes that through Pilates, one can understand how our body can be strengthened through effective movement.

Besides Pilates, Gary is also Sports Massage trained. He was forced to seek treatments due to joints and muscles ache from the sporting lifestyle he had. When he recovered, his beliefs in complementary therapy grew stronger. Hence, the decision to pursue a Sports Massage diploma to complement his Pilates teaching. Thus far, Gary has helped some of his clients recover from their pains and aches sustained from their active lifestyle and it has certainly encouraged him to continue helping others to achieve the same.

Gary aims to help his clients regain a pain free body to enjoy the daily activities in life.

Certification / Experiences

• Balanced Body Mat & Reformer Pilates Certified
• ITEC Diploma in Sports Massage - Level 3
• Strength & Conditioning Coach Level 1 & 2 (ASCA)
• MOTR® Trained

Locations:

• Bukit Timah
• River Valley

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