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

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

Claire first discovered Pilates 13 years ago after having her first child. Loving the feeling of balance, strength and energy that Pilates offered, Claire decided to follow her passion and become an Instructor. Fully certified in Pilates Mat and Studio, Claire taught in Sydney for over 5 years, before relocating to Singapore. Having a genuine love for Pilates, particularly in the origins of the method, Claire is constantly learning, trying to increase her knowledge to help her clients work deeper and grow stronger. In order to achieve this, she takes regular workshops and lessons, both here in Singapore and overseas. Claire is interested to help people of all ages and abilities to discover the beauty, simplicity and strength that Pilates can offer. Alongside Pilates, Claire has a passion for running, in particular long distance events.
    Hwee Kheng has been actively involved in movement most of her life. She started Pilates over 10 years ago to help with her lower back pain. Her regular practice in Pilates, as well as the GYROTONIC® method, together with all her other training, not only helped strengthen her core and back, it also helped her move mindfully which is important to minimize injuries and effectively recover from one. She is grateful that she can continue to do many things she enjoyed and to try new experiences and challenges (including aerial arts) that she probably would have difficulties with when she was younger! This philosophy and approach carries over to her work as an instructor – she enjoys working with and coaching clients to move more mindfully and effectively, so that in turn they can be better in dealing with their life challenges. She had experiences working with clients with shoulders, back, and knee issues to help them strengthen and improve from pain.
      Atsuko believes exercising is a way of life. Living an active lifestyle, Atsuko has also incorporated Pilates into her fitness regime. She finds it the best way to strengthen her body and maintain a balanced body and mind. Atsuko is also interested in Pilates as a form of rehabilitation and does voluntary teaching at ABLE (Ability Beyond Limitation and Expectations). Fluent in both English and Japanese, Atsuko believes exercising is a way of life. Living an active lifestyle, Atsuko has also incorporated Pilates into her fitness regime. She finds it the best way to strengthen her body and maintain a balanced body and mind, especially when she was living a busy corporate life and during pregnancy. She is interested to help clients improve their core and help them move more efficiently in their daily lives. With her sharp eye for details, Atsuko can help correct muscle and movement alignment. Her interest in rehabilitation has also brought her to teach at Charity sessions at ABLE (Ability Beyond Limitation and Expectations) and at the Singapore National Campaign Giving Week for SDSC (Singapore Disability Sports Council).