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

Olga discovered Pilates in 2012 while living in Shanghai. Her previous career involved sitting in the office for long periods of time, which caused problems with her posture resulting in neck and back pain. Her chiropractor recommended her to try some Pilates sessions which she instantaneously fell in love with.Pilates appealed to Olga as it teaches the way our body moves and functions. It can be gentle but also challenging at times. And the best thing about Pilates is that is effective for people with different fitness levels. Recognising the benefits of Pilates, Olga decided to pursue a certification in Pilates and has completed the Balanced Body Mat Certification. She believes Pilates not only helps to improve your posture and strengthen the body, but also gives you more energy and a sense of general well-being. "Guiding people to healthier and happier lives makes me happy!"
    Sudha was introduced to Pilates in 2007 when she received 10 Pilates session as a birthday gift and she hasn't looked back since then. Starting out as a client she found it helped with her own knee issues and lower back pain. She slowly got interested in learning as well. Starting with BASI course in 2008, she then went on to do the Mat, Reformer and Apparatus course from Balanced Body. With her interest in learning new methods of helping clients, she continued with her CoreAlign course and certification. She has always been interested in Women's health and has furthered this by learning how Pilates helps with various women's health issues.
      Having experienced backache in her younger days due to bad posture, Samantha decided to try Pilates after learning the benefits from her Chiropractor. After 4 years of practice, she embarked on a journey of discovering Pilates through the eyes of an instructor and being more focused in body awareness. Using herself as an example of someone who prefers not to "sweat it out in a gym", she believes that Pilates is an approachable exercise for everyone with different fitness levels.