Svetlana De Jong -
Instructor

It was through the discovery of Pilates that allowed Svetlana to correct her posture, eliminate muscle tension, regain strength in her spine and abdominals and start enjoying a pain-free life, without any surgery. Svetlana strives to make each class challenging yet fun, bringing in a smile and positive energy and leaving her clients feeling fit and strong after each session.

Svetlana was introduced to Pilates several years ago while trying to cope with chronic lower back pain. After pregnancy pain was so severe that she was recommended to do spinal surgery.

It was through the discovery of Pilates that allowed her to correct her posture, eliminate muscle tension, regain strength in her spine and abdominals and start enjoying a pain-free life, without any surgery. It also gave her a greater sense of mind and body awareness and general well-being.

Inspired by such a life-changing experience for her health, body and mind she fell in love with Pilates and decided to change her career from the corporate legal world to master the art of Pilates.
Strong believer in mantra “Doing what you Love is Freedom, Loving What you do is Happiness” she delighted to pass the gift of Pilates on to others, guiding them to a healthier and happier lifestyle.

Advocate of Mindfulness Svetlana strives to make each class challenging yet fun, bringing in a smile and positive energy and leaving her clients feeling fit and strong after each session.

Certification / Experiences

• Balanced Body Comprehensive Pilates Certified
• MOTR® Trained
• Barre® Trained
• Prenatal and Postnatal Prescription by PhysioPostureFitness
• Pre/Post Natal Pilates by Studio Pilates International
• Usui Reiki Energy Therapy

Areas of Interest:

• Back Issues
• Pre/Post Natal
• Myofascial Release

Locations:

• East Coast

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

Audrey's first brush with Pilates several years ago was as a client coping with back pain and scoliosis. Pilates proved to be such a life-changing experience for her that in 2003, she switched reins from the corporate world to become a movement instructor, in the hope of touching others' lives through movement. In 2009, Audrey founded The Moving Body – a culmination of more than a decade of movement experience consisting of Fitness, Functional training, Pilates and the GYROTONIC® method. Fully certified in the Pilates, GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methods, Audrey is passionate about providing the best care for her clients. Till this day, she travels extensively to learn from various experts in the field of movement practice to broaden her skill set and shares it with fellow instructors. Both a Balanced Body Faculty member and a Pre-Trainer in the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methods, Audrey has trained and certified many new aspiring instructors in the region. She conducts Instructor trainings in Singapore and in Asia and has presented at the Asian Fitness Conference in 2012 and the Balanced Body Pilates Around the World Conference in 2020. A mother of 2, Audrey has taken a keen interest in working with pre/post natal women. Having exercised through both her pregnancies whilst managing her scoliosis, she has experienced the benefits of exercise for both mother and child from pregnancy, to delivery and beyond. This new phase in her life has also led her to discover the value of using mindful movement to change the lives of the physically challenged. Audrey's passion to help others through movement has led her to volunteer at ABLE, a charitable organization where she provided consultancy and expertise in the set up and running of a Pilates-based Rehabilitation Centre.
    Fiona is a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor, and a lifelong student dedicated to 360-degree wellness. She is fully certified in Matwork and Reformer, trained in Cadillac, Stability Chair and Barrels, and is also trained in Pre-natal and Post-natal Pilates. Pilates has benefitted Fiona greatly through better body awareness and an improved posture. She believes that understanding and adopting a good posture and movement patterns help significantly in improving one's quality of life. A scoliosis patient who has greatly benefitted from Pilates herself, Fiona is eager to share her knowledge and help students achieve their own Pilates objectives. “I'm committed to help clients learn to read their bodies, be aware of their postures and way of movement, and help them build a stronger body, inside and out.”
      Elsie is passionate in sports and participates actively in running, weights training, HIIT, biking, swimming, scuba diving to competitive sports like marathons & triathlons. A firm believer in mind & body connection, she finds ultimate satisfaction in Pilates which works both the mind and body harmoniously. She has extensive experience working with clients from all walks of life, professions, backgrounds and passions. Elsie thrives on sharing her experience and knowledge. She enjoys seeing clients achieve their goals and exceed their potential. Working with different clients from pre to post-natal, scoliosis to athletic training, Elsie enjoys walking the total mind body integrated Pilates journey with clients.