Sonia Addision -
Instructor

Sonia has tons of energy and enthusiasm, and she bounces everywhere. She bounced from Seoul to Europe to America and Japan before finally landing – on both feet and with bent knees of course – in Singapore, just over 6 and half years ago.
Everywhere Sonia has been, she has taken exercise very seriously. She has been to gyms, studied all kinds of classes, and had different personal trainers – but only in Pilates has she found a discipline that is serious about studying the way our bodies move. Although she still believes it’s important to work out hard and push yourself, this shouldn’t be done at the expense of your posture and balance.

“Studying Pilates has taught me how complicated our bodies are,” Sonia says, “such as the connectivity between small muscles that support the bigger muscles that we think do all the work. It has given me more of an appreciation for moving correctly, with balance and striving for perfect form. It has also made me realize how important it is to strengthen under-used core muscles and stabilizers, as these are key to protecting from over-stress in other activities.”

She still understands the desire to put in a tough workout – and bounce around – but now knows that doing this is safer, and much better in the long run, with a properly balanced body. “And it’s great to be able to share this knowledge with other people who love to exercise too – which is what I get from teaching at The Moving Body,” she adds.

Certification / Experience

• Polestar Pilates Certified
• CoreAlign® Certified
• GYROTONIC® Level 1 Certified

Areas of Interest:

• Beautiful body and mind
• Fun!

Location:

• 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

Diandra has always been very active, engaging in a variety of sports ranging from gymnastics and trampoline to softball and swimming. She is a keen runner and has completed two marathons in the last ten years. After seven months of strict bed-rest during a difficult twin pregnancy, Diandra discovered Pilates as a way to restore her strength and flexibility. It also helped her recover from diastasis recti, which she suffered as a result of the pregnancy. Diandra was inspired by how Pilates helped her regain her health and functionality, and this in turn motivated her to undergo her teacher training in order to help others. Before motherhood and her journey to fitness, Diandra was in the corporate world, working in Marketing and Communications in Australia, Germany and Singapore.
    Shuri's brush with GYROKINESIS® is not by chance, she discovered GYROKINESIS® while searching for ways to improve her movement and breathing in dance performance. She took her training course and has never looked back.Shuri began teaching GYROKINESIS® specifically to performing artists and then started a corporate programme teaching office workers in maintaining health and well-being through GYROKINESIS®. Shuri finds fulfilment in helping clients especially office workers to tackle their disorders and pain caused by the modern lifestyle. In 2011, she took the GYROTONIC® training qualification and commenced teaching at a specialised GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® studio in Osaka, Japan. She has continued to develop her professional skills by attending instructor training courses in Japan and all over the world. Shuri joins The Moving Body as an instructor and hopes to spread the method as a way to improve the lives of busy working adults.
      Mary graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2016 with a BSc in Physiotherapy (Hons). Since graduating, Mary spent two years working in an acute hospital setting. She has completed rotations in orthopaedics, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal outpatients and geriatric rehabilitation. Having run osteoarthritis and cardiac rehabilitation classes, she is a firm believer of the benefits of exercise as medicine in both acute and chronic conditions. During her musculoskeletal rotation she developed a passion for post operative recovery and return to sport including ACL and rotator cuff repair rehabilitation. Being an avid runner, swimmer and footballer herself, Mary understands the importance of being in peak condition and returning to sport following an injury.