Instructor Team

Passionate advocates of movement, our instructors are skilled in multiple movement disciplines to empower your transformation.

Audrey D'Cotta

Founder & Senior Instructor

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.

CERTIFICATION / EXPERIENCES
• Balanced Body Master Instructor (Pilates, Anatomy in 3 Dimensions, CoreAlign®, MOTR® and Bodhi Suspension System®)
• The Center Method for Diastasis Recti Recovery Program
• Prenatal & Postnatal Pilates Specialist Program
• Healing Diastasis - Fusion Pilates
• GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Pre-trainer
• GYROTONER® Certified
• Archway Certified
• Jumping Stretching Board Certified
• Leg Extension Unit Certified
• FISAF Certified Personal Trainer
• Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT)
• Barre® Trained

AREAS OF INTEREST:
• Scoliosis
• Pre/Postnatal
• Diastasis recovery
• Seniors
• Athletes
• Physically Challenged

LOCATIONS:
• Bukit Timah
• River Valley

TEACHES IN:
• English

Cindy Cheong

Senior Instructor

Cindy believes that everybody should enjoy pain free movement regardless of age, body type and physical history. She has over ten years of experience in leading group exercises and providing personal training.

Cindy’s passion for Pilates grew from her desire to relieve pain she experienced from a lumbar herniated disc, due to excessive aerobics teaching, and her difficult second childbirth. Pilates has helped Cindy to achieve comfort and wellness. It is an important part of her life as she feels it not only improves her mind and body awareness, but it also helps her gain control over her emotions.

Since becoming a certified instructor, Cindy has worked with many clients to regain functionality and to improve their quality of life. She realizes the importance of ongoing training and actively tries to find more ways to empower her clients by providing them with the tools for self-therapy.

CERTIFICATION / EXPERIENCES
• Balanced Body Master Instructor (Mat & Reformer)
• Polestar Pilates Certified
• GYROTONIC® Level 1 Certified
• GYROTONER® Certified
• Jumping Stretching Board Certified
• FISAF Certified Fitness Leader and Personal Trainer
• The Center Method for Diastasis Recti Recovery Program
• Prenatal & Postnatal Pilates Specialist Program

AREAS OF INTEREST:
• Lower Back Pain
• Pre/Postnatal
• Toning

LOCATIONS:
• Bukit Timah
• River Valley

TEACHES IN:
• English
• Mandarin

Karina Sudarmadji

Senior Instructor

Karina had been teaching Pilates in Bandung for five years before she moved to Singapore. Teaching Pilates in Singapore was initially challenging for her due to language and cultural differences. But Karina was determined to improve her teaching skills in order to help clients.Karina believes that learning is a continuous journey. She is constantly upgrading her knowledge to understand how the body can move better. In addition to Pilates, Karina is also a GYROTONIC® certified instructor.

She has worked with clients of various fitness levels, injuries and medical conditions and feels happy when she sees them improve with every session.

With ten years of teaching experience, Karina has a patient, caring attitude and an attention to detail. Most, if not all of her clients feel at ease and confident working with her.

Karina also volunteers at ABLE teaching the physically challenged with Pilates rehabilitation techniques. She loves to help people achieve freedom through movement.

Despite her busy schedule, Karina maintains a healthy lifestyle by running regularly and has participated in races such as the Standard Chartered and Sundown Half Marathon.

CERTIFICATION / EXPERIENCES:
• Balanced Body Master Instructor (Mat & Reformer)
• GYROTONIC® Certified
• GYROTONER® Certified
• Jumping Stretching Board Certified
• Bodhi Suspension System® Certified
• MOTR® Certified
• Redcord Instructor
• ZEN.GA Equipment Certified
• Completed “Be Activated Muscle Course”

AREA OF INTEREST:
• Back Pain
• Scoliosis
• Hypermobility
• Rehabilitation

LOCATIONS:
• Bukit Timah

TEACHES IN:
• English
• Bahasa Indonesia

Alethea Chor

Instructor

Alethea has worked in both the private and public sectors for more than 15 years before making a switch to the movement industry. She was once diagnosed with severe myalgia pain; suspected to be caused by viral infections and for that short period, she had lost much of her hip mobility to even walk properly. During this time, Alethea started practicing Pilates which restored her sense of well-being, grounding her with an understanding of mind-body connection and giving her a sense of inner peace. Alethea’s mid-career change was motivated by her desire to find freedom from chronic pains, support others on their journey to restoring health that could dramatically improve quality of life and empower them with movement awareness of their own bodies.

Alethea works frequently with populations who has back, hip, knee & ankle conditions, stroke clients, older adults, prenatal, postnatal & diastasis recti recovery. Her love and passion to coach others rejuvenate their state of well-being is the core motivation for her drive. Alethea says “Move to Live Awesome”

CERTIFICATION / EXPERIENCES:
• Pilates Academy International (PAI) Mat and Reformer Certified
• Pilates Academy International (PAI) Chair, Cadillac and Barrel Trained
• Pilates for Senior Population (PAI)
• Prenatal & Postnatal Pilates Specialist Program – The Center for Women’s Fitness
• The Center Method for Diastasis Recti Recovery Program – The Center for Women’s Fitness
• Pilates for Menopause – The Center for Women’s Fitness
• Myofascial Release Techniques by Penny Elliot, Physio Posture Fitness Australia
• GYROTONIC® Level 1 Certified

LOCATIONS:
• East Coast

TEACHES IN:
• English

Analyn Dy

Instructor

Ana started her journey with Pilates when she joined The Moving Body as a Customer Service executive in 2011. Whilst here, Ana has witnessed clients that have come in with movement and body alignment issues and after some sessions, they had better posture and felt better moving.

This prompted Ana to try out Pilates and she noticed the difference in her body. She realised how Pilates can help an individual tone up, build a strong body and mind. This motivated her to embark on her journey to become a Pilates instructor.

As an instructor, she would like to help clients have a better body awareness that leads to improved body movement and reduces the risk of getting injured.

CERTIFICATIONS:
• Balanced Body Mat Certified
• Balanced Body Comprehensive Trained
• MOTR® Trained

AREAS OF INTEREST:
• Postural/Movement Correction
• Movement for Rehabilitation

LOCATIONS:
• River Valley

TEACHES IN:
• English

Ann Ho

Instructor

As a fitness enthusiast since young, Ann Ho was exposed to the Pilates exercise in 2003. Amazed by how it connects the mind and body plus her interests in human biomechanics, she became an instructor in order to spread the true benefits of Pilates to others. Ann spent 2 years doing full time training and understudying as apprentice, until she finally got her professional qualifications as a Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) Certified Pilates Teacher in 2008.

She derives satisfaction from seeing her clients having more ease in movement and improved postures as it equates to higher quality of life since they could stay mobile and independent for long.

The quote she always likes to share is “The ranges of motion that you use are the ranges of motion that you get to use in the future”.

CERTIFICATION / EXPERIENCES
• Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) Certified

AREAS OF INTEREST:
• Body Awareness
• Lower Back Pain
• Postural Movement Correction
• Rehabilitation
• Scoliosis

LOCATIONS:
• Bukit Timah
• River Valley

TEACHES IN:
• English
• Mandarin

Atsuko Hussain

Instructor

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).

CERTIFICATION / EXPERIENCES:
• Australia National Pilates Training
• Diploma of Professional Pilates Instruction (Level 5)
• Advanced Diploma of The Pilates Method (Level 6)

AREAS OF INTEREST:
• Functional Movement
• Muscle Alignment
• Pilates Method as preventive therapy in aging society
• Postural Movement Correction
• Rehabilitation

LOCATIONS:
• River Valley

TEACHES IN:
• English
• Japanese

Celine Khoo

Instructor

Celine has always had a keen interest in fitness and movement starting with teaching Group Exercise classes during her university days. Her first experience with Pilates was in 2004 and she has been a convert ever since! Celine started her career as a lawyer and continued to practice while teaching Pilates.

Shortly after she had her first child in 2011, it was a natural progression to retire from the
corporate world and focus on teaching. Celine has not looked back since. Celine has been teaching with The Moving Body since 2011 and she recently took a short hiatus when she moved to Hong Kong from 2018-2020 where she also taught a little Pilates there. She is now back in Singapore, and is teaching at the East Coast studio.

Having had 3 kids herself, Celine has a particular interest in working with prenatal and postnatal clients and believes in the benefits and rehabilitation that Pilates brings in this area. She has also pursued further education in this respect and hopes to do more.
Celine also loves teaching group classes and enjoys the energy and flow from the classes.

She hopes to make each class challenging yet fun and enjoyable.
The strength and flow that comes from a regular Pilates practice has continued to inspire Celine over the past 10 years and she hopes to similarly inspire and convince her clients of the benefits of Pilates and regular movement!

Out of the Pilates studio, you will also find Celine dabbling in some boxing and strength training which she believes is a great complement to Pilates!

CERTIFICATION / EXPERIENCES:
• STOTT PILATES Reformer Certified
• Balanced Body Comprehensive Certified
• MOTR® Full Body Training System Certified
• TRX Suspension Training® Certified
• Bodhi Suspension System® trained

AREAS OF INTEREST:
• Prenatal & postnatal
• Postural alignment
• Strength/fitness training

LOCATIONS:
• East Coast

TEACHES IN:
• English

Fiona Phua

Instructor

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.”

CERTIFICATION / EXPERIENCES:
• STOTT PILATES® Certified

AREAS OF INTEREST:
• Scoliosis
• Myofascial Release
• Pre/Postnatal
• Postural Awareness

LOCATIONS:
• East Coast

TEACHES IN:
• English

Gary Tham

Instructor

Gary has an active lifestyle and enjoys kayaking, dragon boating, rock climbing and running. Through personal experience of injuries sustained from these sports, Gary is adamant that one has to move correctly in order to avoid injuries.

He strongly advocates having good strength, flexibility and mobility to enjoy life’s daily activities. Gary is always keen to share his experience on how Pilates will help improve overall strength and mobility of the body. He finds great joy when he sees their body enhanced through Pilates.

The phase, “Never stop learning to improve” has stayed with Gary since he took up Pilates. He believes that through Pilates, one can understand how our body can be strengthened through effective movement.

Besides Pilates, Gary is also Sports Massage trained. He was forced to seek treatments due to joints and muscles ache from the sporting lifestyle he had. When he recovered, his beliefs in complementary therapy grew stronger. Hence, the decision to pursue a Sports Massage diploma to complement his Pilates teaching. Thus far, Gary has helped some of his clients recover from their pains and aches sustained from their active lifestyle and it has certainly encouraged him to continue helping others to achieve the same.

Gary aims to help his clients regain a pain free body to enjoy the daily activities in life.

CERTIFICATION / EXPERIENCES:
• Balanced Body Mat & Reformer Pilates Certified
• ITEC Diploma in Sports Massage - Level 3
• Strength & Conditioning Coach Level 1 & 2 (ASCA)
• MOTR® Trained

LOCATIONS:
• Bukit Timah
• River Valley

TEACHES IN:
• English
• Mandarin

Gabby Ho

Instructor

Passionate about helping her clients feel energised and confident, Gabby will make sure that you leave class with a smile on your face!

Introduced to Pilates back in college, she loved how Pilates was a great way to heal, a moving meditation, and a great workout. Through regular sessions, she improved her physical strength, gained more flexibility and was even able to achieve her goal of running a full marathon.

She’s also a new mother to a young baby and she credits Pilates for her pain-free pregnancy and smooth labour.

CERTIFICATION / EXPERIENCES:
• Balanced Body Mat and Reformer Pilates Certified
• Prenatal & Postnatal Pilates Specialist by The Center for Women's Fitness
• The Center Method for Diastasis Recti Recovery Program by The Center for Women's Fitness

AREAS OF INTEREST:
• Postural Correction
• Prenatal and Postnatal

LOCATIONS:
• Bukit Timah
• River Valley

TEACHES IN:
• English

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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

TEACHES IN:
• English

Goh Jia Yin

Instructor

Jia Yin’s passion for movement began at a young age; she trained competitively in artistic gymnastics before treading into her first (Chinese) dance class at the age of 12. A leap of faith after graduating from Singapore Management University (SMU) saw her pursuing dance at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in Singapore, then at State University of New York (SUNY) Purchase College under a scholarship from the National Arts Council (NAC).

Equipped with a Bachelor in Fine Arts (Dance), certifications and training in other movement modalities namely GYROTONIC®, GYROKINESIS®, and Balance Body® Pilates Mat and Reformer, Jia Yin juggles between teaching dance, Gyrotonic, Gyrokinesis, and Pilates at various studios and institutions. She is an adjunct lecturer at NAFA, and an artiste with The Human Expression (T.H.E) Dance Company’s Second Company, where she dances, choreographs, and teaches.

Jia Yin finds joy and fulfillment in helping her clients and students tap into their potential of movement as a form of therapy, injury prevention, as well as athletic and mindfulness training to enhance performance. She is a firm believer that a functional body makes for a happy and expressive body.

CERTIFICATION / EXPERIENCES:
• GYROTONIC® Level 2 Program 2 Pre-training
• GYROTONIC® Applications for the Hip & Knee
• GYROTONIC® Applications for Dancers 1
• GYROTONIC® Applications for the Pelvic Girdle
• GYROTONIC® Level 1 Certified
• GYROKINESIS® Lotus Blossom 1
• GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Certification
• Balanced Body® Pilates Reformer 1, 2 & 3
• Balanced Body® Pilates Mat 1, 2 & 3

AREAS OF INTEREST:
• Awareness of Body

LOCATIONS:
• Bukit Timah
• River Valley

TEACHES IN:
• English
• Mandarin

Kelvin Tan

Instructor

Kelvin has been involved in all-things fitness since 1997, and is especially motivated when he sees how he has made an impact on the individuals he has trained.

When he started Pilates in 2004, his intention was to apply its techniques to his personal training sessions – having heard how Pilates emphasizes core work, and adopting the application of biomechanics in the Pilates exercises. Kelvin developed a great love for the practice from his very first course, spurring him to attain his full certification with STOTT PILATES®.

Kelvin brings his dynamic personality into his classes, and every class is energetic and interactive. With his experience in various fitness programs, his Pilates classes are like a melting pot of his repertoire.

Apart from teaching group exercise classes, Pilates and personal training, he is also a presenter and trainer for Les Mills Asia Pacific’s BODYCOMBAT™ & RPM™. Kelvin is also a program advisor and mentor to Fitness First Singapore’s group exercise training department.

CERTIFICATION / EXPERIENCES:
• STOTT PILATES® Certified
• GYROTONIC® Level 1 Certified
• TRX® Professional Education Course
• Les Mills RPM Trainer & Presenter
• MOTR® Trained
• Bodhi Suspension System® Trained

LOCATIONS:
• East Coast

TEACHES IN:
• English

Karen Kim

Instructor

Karen embraced Pilates due to her scoliosis. She has suffered from back, neck and shoulder pain since her teenage years and she tried a lot of different exercises such as yoga, belly dancing, long-distance running and finally Pilates. In her 7 years of practicing Pilates, her scoliosis was managed tremendously.

She fell in love with Pilates and decided to get certified as a Pilates instructor to pass on knowledge to her clients and help people find comfort and benefit from movement. She believes that movement should be fun and inspiring. Karen is able to teach her classes in both Korean and English.

In her free time, you can find her at one of Singapore’s beautiful golf courses playing golf or at a tennis court playing tennis with her husband.

CERTIFICATION / EXPERIENCE:
• Balanced Body Mat and Reformer Pilates Certified
• Immersive Training by NPCP (National Pilates Certification Program) trained

AREAS OF INTEREST:
• Scoliosis
• Prenatal and Postnatal
• Rehabilitation

LOCATIONS:
• River Valley

TEACHES IN:
• English
• Korean

Kuan Yue Tong

Instructor

Yue Tong began dancing and performing at an early age. She started training at Singapore Ballet Academy and subsequently went on to further her studies in contemporary dance.

She believes that Pilates is suitable for everyone – from simple stretching and strengthening of the core to others that require a more athletic challenge and approach. Practicing Pilates has allowed her a deeper understanding and awareness of the body. As an athlete herself, Yue Tong understands the needs of the physical body and looks forward to help others move, train and perform more efficiently.

Yue Tong turns to GYROKINESIS® when she needs to mobilise and reduce tension to her spine. It has helped to improve her posture, she feels that GYROKINESIS® not only relates to dancers but to non-dancers as well.

She is certified in GYROKINESIS® Level 1 and is also trained in Pilates.

Yue Tong hopes to share her experience with these movement methods to benefit others.

CERTIFICATION / EXPERIENCES:
• GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Certified
• GYROTONIC® Level 1 Certified
• GYROTONIC® Jumping Stretching Board Certified
• Balanced Body Mat & Reformer Pilates Certified

AREAS OF INTEREST:
• Body Awareness

LOCATIONS:
• River Valley

TEACHES IN:
• English

Olga Motyleva

Instructor

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 it 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 and Reformer Certification, and has also been trained in Balanced Body Apparatus and MOTR®.

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!”

CERTIFICATION / EXPERIENCES:
• Polestar Pilates Mat Trained
• Balanced Body Mat Certified
• Balanced Body Reformer Certified
• Pre & Post-Natal Workshop by The Movement Academy
• Diploma for Proficiency in Mandarin Language, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 2003
• Balanced Body Apparatus Trained
• MOTR® Trained

AREAS OF INTEREST:
• Posture Correction
• Nutrition
• General Well-Being

LOCATIONS:
• East Coast

TEACHES IN:
• English

Samantha Lim

Instructor

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.

CERTIFICATION/ EXPERIENCE:
• Pilates Academy International (PAI) Mat and Reformer Certified
Core Suspend Certified
• Pilates Academy International (PAI) Cadillac, Chair & Barrel Certified
• Pre/Postnatal Pilates Specialist Program (Mat and Equipment)
• MOTR® Trained
• Oov® Pilates Fundamentals and Apparatus Trained

LOCATIONS:
• River Valley

TEACHES IN:
• English

Sarah Lin

Instructor

Starting off as a client, Sarah Lin started Pilates as a complement to her triathlon training, which often left her with muscle tightness and injuries. Sarah recognised that Pilates was different from other fitness methods she had tried, and was determined to learn more. She completed a Diploma in Sports and Exercise Science and went on to become certified in the Gyrotonic Expansion System. Sarah is also fully certified in the Polestar Pilates method.

Sarah enjoys teaching clients from all walks of life from prenatal mothers to competitive Ironman Athletes. She has been teaching since 2007 but took a hiatus for 5 years to build up a food business.

Now a mother of a one-year-old girl, she is even more convinced that Pilates is essential for healing and rehabilitation of the body. She is keen to share its benefits so everyone will be equipped with skills to be free to move with strength and fluidity.

CERTIFICATION / EXPERIENCE:
• Polestar Pilates Certified
• GYROTONIC® Level 1 Certified

AREAS OF INTEREST:
• Pre-natal
• Athletes
• Rehabilitation

LOCATIONS:
• East Coast

TEACHES IN:
• English

Shuri Kino

Instructor

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.

CERTIFICATION / EXPERIENCE:
• GYROTONIC® Pre-trainer
• GYROKINESIS® Certified
• GYROTONER® Certified
• Leg Extension Unit Certified
• Jumping Stretching Board Certified
• Balanced Body Reformer Certified

AREAS OF INTEREST:
• Scoliosis
• Shoulder pain

LOCATIONS:
• River Valley

TEACHES IN:
• English
• Japanese

Sophie Ki

Instructor

Sophie’s love for Pilates started from a misfortune. She used to dance ballet recreationally until that hobby was cut short when an injury prevented her from continuing to dance. She then turned to Pilates as an alternative form of fitness.

Fast forward seven years, Sophie is now a certified Pilates instructor who is also interested in various movement modalities that complement her Pilates practice and teaching. Her goal as an instructor is to help clients feel confident about their bodies, and have the freedom to move and live. She feels energised and deeply satisfied when she can share her methods with her clients and make a positive impact in their lives.

She holds a BSc in Life Sciences and it became a building block in her interest in human physiology. She is constantly learning – taking up additional courses like nutrition and specific certification courses like Franklin Method. She even took a human cadaver dissection course to learn more about human anatomy and internal systems!

Sophie is available to teach in both Korean and English.

CERTIFICATION / EXPERIENCE:
• Modern Pilates International (MPI) - Comprehensive-Training
• Balanced Body Bridge Program Trained
• Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT)
• Franklin Method Fascia Trainer for the Lower Back
• Certified Franklin Method Educator (Level 1)
• Pilatesing Instructor

AREAS OF INTEREST:
• Men’s Pilates
• Seniors
• Injury rehabilitation

LOCATIONS:
• Bukit Timah
• River Valley

TEACHES IN:
• English
• Korean

Svetlana Rao

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 / EXPERIENCE:
• 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

TEACHES IN:
• English

Wany Misban

Instructor

It is easy to attribute Wany’s expertise to over 10 years of industry experience; but in reality, it is due to her personal belief that the key to a good life is moving well. Her approach to exercise is fuelled by this principle of fundamental movement and drives her to create personalized, targeted plans to unlock movement potential in her clients. She pulls from her extensive and constantly growing knowledge base – she is a graduate of sports and exercises science, certified in varied Pilates techniques (Balanced Body, STOTT, Gyrotonic), TRX, endurance and Bootcamp training, and precision nutrition among others. The results speak for themselves, as her clients experience holistic improvement in their strength, flexibility, and pain levels.

She also enjoys conducting group classes both high intensity or low impact. Wany’s classes are as challenging as they are fun. Recognised by Nike for her skills and energetic vibe, she currently holds a Master Trainer role in SoutheastAsia. She conducts training in the region and is a consultant for the SEA team for program modifications.

Wany is always looking out for new perspectives and techniques to include in her teaching arsenal. In her free time, Wany dabbles in various sports, yoga, and meditation. Her life’s work is centred around ageing gracefully to live independently without pain, for herself and the community.

CERTIFICATION / EXPERIENCE:
• Diploma in Sports and Exercise Sciences
• Balanced Body Comprehensive Certified
• GYROTONIC® Level 1 Certified
• Certified Personal Trainer, American Council on Exercise (ACE®)
• Precision Nutrition Level 1

LOCATIONS:
• East Coast
• River Valley

TEACHES IN:
• English

Physiotherapist Team

With keen understanding of Pilates, our physiotherapists infuse movement principles into a tailored treatment and rehabilitation plan.

Aparna Shah

Senior Physiotherapist

Aparna started her career as a physiotherapist in 2002 with the aim of improving the quality of life of adults and children with neurological issues, such as stroke and cerebral palsy. She soon realised that caregivers need equal amounts of attention; and thus, her interest in issues of the spine, sacroiliac joints and the knees and shoulders. Her masters in health sciences (with a specialisation in paediatrics) a couple of years later gave her a more holistic view of the neuromuscular and musculoskeletal system of adults and children.

Aparna believes in adopting a head-to-toe approach. She sees the body as a chain of interconnected muscles and joints; where a dysfunction at one end is bound to affect the other end. For her, efficiency in movement is the key to a healthy and fit life. Together with her concept of a “preventive physiotherapy,” Aparna aims to return her patients to a comfortable life as soon as possible.

Pilates is a modality she believed would help her achieve her aims in rehabilitation as well as in “preventive physiotherapy.” She did her comprehensive Pilates training with Polestar Pilates; and then shifted to Singapore from Kuala Lumpur to work as a senior Physiotherapist with The Moving Body. Subsequent to that, she has become a Master Instructor/Faculty Educator for Balanced Body Pilates. Under The Movement Academy, she conducts Pilates training courses for those who are interested in becoming Pilates Instructors.

CERTIFICATION / EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor in Physical Therapy, Manipal, India
• Master in Health Sciences (specializing in Paediatric Neurology), USA
• Balanced Body Master Instructor (Mat & Reformer)
• Polestar Pilates for Rehabilitation
• Certified in Dry Needling

AREAS OF INTEREST:
• Scoliosis
• Knee
• Shoulder
• Sacroiliac Joint
• Ankle
• Paediatrics neurological and orthopedic conditions
• Adult neurological conditions

LOCATIONS:
• Bukit Timah
• East Coast

Shimpi Bhanot

Physiotherapist

Shimpi is a highly experienced physiotherapist with over 15 years of experience in India, UK and Singapore. Her experience includes treating patients of all age groups in a variety of settings ranging from hospitals and clinics to home settings.

Shimpi has a natural inclination of working with the elderly and children. She has been working with children and elderly with various physical disabilities in a clinical setting in Singapore for the past 10 years. Prior, she was working with National Health Services in London. Over the course of her career she has worked extensively with adults and children having neurological and orthopedic conditions. Her area of interest lies in corrective gait, sports injuries, pediatric physiotherapy and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. She believes in combining evidence-based practice with a holistic approach in managing her clients.

She holds a Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy from Delhi University and a Masters degree in Neurorehabilitation from Brunel University, London. She is registered with Allied Health Professions Council, Singapore.

Shimpi brings to The Moving Body a lot of positive energy with a fun-filled approach to therapy. When not working, she spends her time doing yoga, painting and engaging in sports.

CERTIFICATION / EXPERIENCE:
• MSc. Neurorehabilitation (London, UK)
• BSc. (Hons) Physiotherapy (Delhi, India)
• Certificate in Yoga (Delhi)

AREAS OF INTEREST:
• Neurorehabilitation
• Musculoskeletal
• Sports Physiotherapy in children and adults

LOCATIONS:
• East Coast

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