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

Meet Other Trainers

Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas

Karina had been teaching Pilates in Bandung for five years before she moved to Singapore. Teaching Pilates in Singapore was initially challenging for her due to language and cultural differences. But Karina was determined to improve her teaching skills in order to help clients.Karina believes that learning is a continuous journey. She is constantly upgrading her knowledge to understand how the body can move better. In addition to Pilates, Karina is also a GYROTONIC® certified instructor. She has worked with clients of various fitness levels, injuries and medical conditions and feels happy when she sees them improve with every session. With ten years of teaching experience, Karina has a patient, caring attitude and an attention to detail. Most, if not all of her clients feel at ease and confident working with her. Karina also volunteers at ABLE teaching the physically challenged with Pilates rehabilitation techniques. She loves to help people achieve freedom through movement. Despite her busy schedule, Karina maintains a healthy lifestyle by running regularly and has participated in races such as the Standard Chartered and Sundown Half Marathon.
Being a certified group exercise instructor and personal trainer, Chris has been spreading his passion for fitness and health over the past 10 years. His belief for fitness is three-fold: cardiovascular endurance and speed, overall body strength, flexibility and agility. Outside of the gym & studio environment, he has completed many triathlon races, marathons, and trail running races, both locally and overseas. Chris enjoys teaching classes and imparting his knowledge on fitness & health. It brings him joy to find out that his participants are enjoying themselves keeping fit and especially when they achieve their goals.
    Aparna started her career as a physiotherapist in 2002 with the aim of improving the quality of life of adults and children with neurological issues, such as stroke and cerebral palsy. She soon realised that caregivers need equal amounts of attention; and thus, her interest in issues of the spine, sacroiliac joints and the knees and shoulders. Her masters in health sciences (with a specialisation in paediatrics) a couple of years later gave her a more holistic view of the neuromuscular and musculoskeletal system of adults and children. Aparna believes in adopting a head-to-toe approach. She sees the body as a chain of interconnected muscles and joints; where a dysfunction at one end is bound to affect the other end. For her, efficiency in movement is the key to a healthy and fit life. Together with her concept of a “preventive physiotherapy,” Aparna aims to return her patients to a comfortable life as soon as possible. Pilates is a modality she believed would help her achieve her aims in rehabilitation as well as in “preventive physiotherapy.” She did her comprehensive Pilates training with Polestar Pilates; and then shifted to Singapore from Kuala Lumpur to work as a senior Physiotherapist with The Moving Body. Subsequent to that, she has become a Master Instructor/Faculty Educator for Balanced Body Pilates. Under The Movement Academy, she conducts Pilates training courses for those who are interested in becoming Pilates Instructors.