Gen Wong -
Instructor

Gen first started Pilates 8 years ago, in an attempt at finding a solution to scoliosis-related back pain,and it changed her life. She credits Pilates for her having a pain-free, smooth pregnancy in spite of scoliosis. Gen lives by the mantra, “Everything Happens for a Reason”, because having been a litigation lawyer, and then spending many years in the commercial insurance industry, Gen’s route to joining the movement industry was not a straightforward one. She became a Pilates instructor chiefly to share the numerous benefits of regular Pilates practice with as many people as possible.

Gen strongly believes that the mind-body connection fundamental to Pilates practice makes for safe and effective movement. Regular Pilates practice results in functional movement because it builds not only strength and flexibility, but also trains balance and proprioception. This means that Pilates can complement practically every lifestyle and fitness regime, whether a person is into high-impact sport, low-impact flow, or just wants to be able to balance better on a crowded bus!

Pilates exercises can be modified almost limitlessly, making Pilates suitable for people of all ages and physical conditions (professional athletes, those with injury/chronic pain, pregnant women, etc.)

Certification / Experiences

• STOTT® Pilates Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels
• STOTT® Pilates Injuries & Special Populations
• MOTR® Trained

Areas of Interest:

• Pilates for Balance and Conditioning
• Pre- and Post-Natal Pilates
• Pilates for Scoliosis

Locations:

• Bukit Timah

Meet Other Trainers

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Margaret has 11 years of clinical experience working in private and restructured hospital settings, followed by Pilates training and teaching. After receiving her training in Singapore and The University of Sydney, Margaret started her career focusing on pediatrics and women's health conditions in Mount Alvernia Hospital. While in Tan Tock Seng hospital and rehabilitation centre, she dealt with a wide range of conditions of all age groups. Over the years, Margaret has developed special interest in geriatrics and neurological care. In her pursuit of skill enhancement to provide better care for her patients, Margaret discovered her new passion - clinical/rehabilitative pilates training. She received DMA clinical pilates training in Perth and rehab based pilates course under Polestar Pilates. Since then, for the past 4 years outside the hospital setting, she has been incorporating Pilates in her physiotherapy treatments, dealing with clients with acute to chronic conditions, from neurological disorder to musculoskeletal related problems. She believes in working with her clients and giving them the skills and knowledge to manage their symptoms for long-term recovery.
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