Deborah is a fully licensed medical doctor and avid dancer who first encountered Pilates more than 10 years ago. Pilates enabled Deborah to greatly improve her understanding of movement and reduce the lower back pain she suffered from due to mild scoliosis.
Inspired to learn more and to share the benefit of Pilates with others, she decided to undergo Pilates instructor training. She has had extensive experience training under different instructors in Singapore, Sydney and Hong Kong and is also well-versed in ballet, tap and contemporary dance. She is constantly pursuing continuing education to keep updated on the latest in medicine and exercise science.
With a background in both movement and medicine, Deborah hopes to bridge the gap between movement and medicine and optimize wellness for her clients by integrating both.
Thicha holds a Master Degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T), Boston, USA. Thicha is a fully certified STOTT PILATES® level 1 & 2 in Mat and all apparatus, She is a STOTT PILATES® Lead Instructor Trainer, ZEN∙GA™ Instructor Trainer and TotalBarre™ Instructor Trainer. Thicha is also a 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified yoga practitioner, a certified GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® Instructor. She is also fully certified in Polestar Pilates in all apparatus.
During her days as a student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T) and while juggling a dance career in Boston, Thicha discovered and embraced Pilates as a way to recover from a disc and ankle injury while improving and maintaining her overall muscle tone and flexibility all at once, staying healthy and injury-free. She immediately saw the potential and need to be able to help all population type develop healthy movement habits through positive motion.
Thicha has been teaching Pilates for almost a decade now and her clients include an extensive range, from professional ballet dancers, Olympic medalists, Hollywood singers to rehabilitation-based clients. Thicha has a strong interest in helping her clients to achieve their goals and maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle through various movement modalities.
Over the past few years, Thicha has been more involved in teaching, mentoring and certifying new instructors in the STOTT PILATES® method. She feels empowered helping these new instructors utilise their skills to rehabilitate others.
Sook Kuen (SK) was introduced to Pilates by her sister after she consulted her on her scoliosis problem, which was causing her to experience bad knee pain. She was soon being put on a program and indeed that was a life-changing experience for her! It was not too long before SK discovered her new passion and was amazed by the benefits that Pilates had brought about for her.
Since then, there was no looking back and Pilates had become an important part of her life. In her quest to share the many great benefits of Pilates with others, SK gave up her rising career in the corporate world and decided to pursue her new passion – Pilates.
Movement and dance has been Susanne’s passion ever since she attended ballet classes as a young girl. Trained as a senior nurse in Orthopedic and Accident Surgery, Orthopedic rehabilitation and Obstetrics, she started teaching Pilates and Argentine Tango after the birth of her son. While on relocation with her husband in Freiberg, Germany, she started her own Pilates studio and fashion boutique.
With a wealth of knowledge in movement, anatomy and physiology, Susanne is able to develop programs that cater towards their needs and goal. Her love for movement and music helps clients to learn functional movement patterns for their daily life in a joyful and inspiring atmosphere.
Dance has always been part of Daisy’s growing up years. Apart from being a medium of expression for her, it was also a form of cardiovascular fitness which she preferred as opposed to regular jogging.
Her exposure to fitness and Pilates started after suffering from shoulder and lower back pain after childbirth. After witnessing how Pilates could allow how to be pain free and inspired by fitness professionals, she decided to undergo Fletcher Pilates matwork, Pilates Academy International Reformer and personal training (ACE) certification.
Previously a personal trainer at SICC, Daisy left to join Breathe as she wanted to focus more on Pilates and rehabilitation. She derives satisfaction from seeing her clients become passionate about fitness and Pilates as she believes fitness and wellness makes a huge difference in our lives. She hopes to always inspire people to exercise well through good training, dance and Pilates.
Rohini started teaching Pilates over 6 years ago in Melbourne, where she began her teaching career after training with STOTT PILATES. She was drawn toward Rehabilitation Pilates and the specificity Pilates exercises provide for a wide range of injuries and conditions. Her interest in helping people achieve their goals to return to sport or their daily functional activities after an injury or surgery saw her train to become a Rehabilitation Pilates Trainer . She is a certified STOTT PILATES and Total BARRE Instructor, Rehabilitation Pilates Trainer, and has a Certificate IV in Fitness from Fitness Australia. Before moving to Singapore, she worked as a Physio Assistant in Melbourne, working along side a team of Physiotherapists to deliver relevant exercise programs in a Clinical setting.
In her past life, she used to be a Communications professional, working in Public Relations, Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility roles.
Rachel specialises in postural correction and pain management.
Previously a finance professional and avid dancer, Rachel was suffering from chronic pain for more than a decade. She understands the value in living a pain-free life and aspires to provide a one-stop solution to those who suffer from constant pains and aches, bringing quality back into their lives.
Rachel has coached clients with scoliosis, disc herniation, spondylolisthesis, sciatica, tension headache, shoulder impingement, frozen shoulder, osteoarthritis, patellofemoral syndrome, plantar fasciitis, diastasis recti, hypermobility and numerous other conditions. She has also coached clients with autoimmune diseases – multiple sclerosis, hashimoto’s thyroiditis, graves’ disease; and genetic disorder – spinal muscular atrophy to restore their bodily functions.
Rachel wears multiple hats. On top of being a pilates instructor, she is also a personal trainer, sports massage therapist and nutrition coach.
Sash is a fully certified Pilates instructor with the Pilates Method Alliance. He has 8 years of teaching experience and specialises in pre and post natal Pilates, Rehabilitation and Geriatrics care. Always keen to learn and keep in touch with the latest developments in the Pilates industry, Sash has attended workshops held by second-generation master instructors Patricia Guyton, Jay Grimes and Alan Herdman and he believes it is a privilege to learn the original principles Pilates was based on.
Sash believes that Pilates is a great exercise system for regaining strength, rehabilitation, injury prevention and developing body awareness. His classes are always challenging and fun and there is never a dull moment with him around.
The desire to return to the ballet studio after having stopped dancing for many years led Dorothy to Pilates to strengthen her core and awaken the mobility in her limbs. Pilates became her staple exercise regime, as she found that it helped her physical performance and body awareness. Drawn into Pilates, she left the corporate world to pursue Pilates teacher training, and moved full-time into the fitness world. Her love for movement, dance and music also led her to train as a barre instructor.
Dorothy finds joy in sharing the functionality and beauty of Pilates and movement, with her clients of various fitness levels, age, and physical conditions, including rehabilitation. When she is not in the studio or scuba diving in the region, she would be somewhere practicing yoga, barre or ballet; or spending time with her miniature Dachshund.
Angeline has a keen interest in healthy living and over the years developed a great passion for Pilates. What started as a simple back pain turned into a chronic problem and she discovered that Pilates was the most effective way to improving her condition. It is a mind body regime that is stimulating, comforting and produces results. This inspired her to pursue certification to share the benefit of her practice with others.
She is certified in STOTT PILATES®, the GYROTONIC® method,TRX®, Pre-post Natal Pilates and Myofascial Release Techniques by Carolyne Anthony founder of Centre for Women’s Fitness. Angeline is also mother of two, holds a BBA, is an avid traveler and photographer.
Kerstin is a licensed medical nurse by education, specialized in Anesthesia and Intensive Care in Germany. She first encounted Pilates about 10 years ago during her stay in India. Moving into teaching, Kerstin is a certified STOTT PILATES® and Pilates Academy International (PAI) instructor. Since then, she has also worked with many clients, some of whom have special conditions (e.g. back, foot, or shoulder injuries), assisting them in post-rehabilitation.
Kerstin teaches Pilates with the goal of a good workout and having fun and is always pursuing continuing education to challenge herself and grow as an instructor.
Mari discovered Pilates while she was looking for an activity to give her energy level a jump-start following years of sedentary lifestyle in her busy corporate life; that involved many hours of sitting through meetings or at her desk. This results in frequent neck, shoulder and back aches. Various therapies and exercises she’s tried provided limited relieve. Through Pilates, her condition improved by focusing on alignment, strengthening her core; and she began noticing how it shaped her body while staying pain free. Even today, she continually found herself connected to all aspects of Pilates to get stronger.
Having experienced first hand the many benefits of Pilates, she decided to pursue instructor certification with STOTT PILATES® to better understand Pilates and soon found herself embarking on a new career. She loves that it is a job where one keeps learning and growing. She believes Pilates is restorative yet challenging – a harmony of big and small muscles working together through stretching, strengthening and realigning our bodies.
Joyce was first exposed to Pilates during her previous career in research and marketing in Singapore. At the time, she suffered from chronic backaches due to scoliosis exacerbated by poor posture. All it took was one session of Pilates to convince her of the efficiency of the exercises, and since then she’s been hooked and living pain-free! Applying the principles learnt in the studio to everyday life further introduced a great sense of well-being and control to her life.
Joyce has been a full-time STOTT PILATES® instructor since 2014 and has experience teaching clients of all ages and fitness levels. She is mum to a young boy, loves science fiction, the outdoors and regularly scuba dives, hikes, and plays tennis. She tells anyone who will listen how Pilates can complement and improve their game – whatever their game may be!
Nicole developed her passion for dance and ballet at the early age of 5 when she joined the Singapore Ballet Academy, dancing with them for 12 years until moving to California to complete her degree in economics at University of California, Davis. She moved back to Singapore working in social media and IT, before she reawakened her love for dance and ballet through pilates and barre. She is a firm believer of a holistic lifestyle; where the glow and burn following a pilates class translates positively into the other areas of life. When she isn’t training or doing pilates, Nicole loves to dance, scuba dive, bake, read, travel and spend time with her puppy, Mowgli. Connect with Nicole @tokimonstarr
Credentials: Certified STOTT Pilates Instructor (Mat level 1 & 2, reformer level 1)
BarreAmped Teacher (level 1 & 2)
UC Davis Alumni
Growing up, Charlene spent a lot of time in sports and dance. She was always up for trying out a new activity but when she started pouring her life into work, she didn’t make time for much activities and her fitness level took a dive. After having her first kid, she was reminded how important fitness is to her mind and body, and how good it always made her feel! So she quit the corporate lifestyle and delved straight into the STOTT PILATES training.
Pilates has helped Charlene gain more than just core strength, it has helped balance her well being. She wishes to help others find that ‘neutral’ in their lives.
Gemhl’s journey into Pilates started in 2011, while she was searching for a way to relieve her chronic shoulder ache caused by sitting for long hours in front of a computer, working as a marketing executive. She sought many therapies including acupuncture and regular massages, but they only brought temporary relief. The pain and stiffness in her shoulders gradually got worse, and would sometimes even lead to numbness in her hands.
After Gemhl started Pilates, her shoulders quickly started feeling more relaxed, and the pain gradually went away. As a bonus, she walked out of each Pilates session feeling much lighter and taller, and found that her posture, breathing and energy levels also improved. Gemhl benefited so much from Pilates that she decided to begin training as a Pilates instructor while still working full-time in the corporate sector.
Today, Gemhl is a Certified STOTT PILATES® instructor with various certifications from The Center for Women’s Fitness, including Pre & Post-natal Pilates Specialization and Diastasis Recti Recovery.
In her free time, she enjoys cooking healthy plant-based meals, practicing yoga and going for nature walks.
Sandra is a level II STOTT Pilates® Certified Instructor and former owner of Breathe Pilates Studios. She had her first exposure to Pilates at the age of 17 when she took lessons at STOTT Pilates Headquaters in Toronto to rehab from dance injuries. Since then, she has always known that Pilates will be in her life in some ways.
Sandra shares her natural enthusiasm for movement and attention to form in her group classes and private sessions. Clients can expect a thorough yet fun approach to their practice while they improve body awareness, confidence, and strength.
With her nutrition and biotechnoligy background, Sandra is a firm believer that food and wellness go hand in hand in making clients feel their personal best. Sandra is also a certified living foods chef and consultant for wellness programs around Asia.
Alicia played multiple sports growing up but after entering the workforce, exercise took a back seat. Chronic aches and chest pains led her to try various workouts to break out of the sedentary lifestyle and prioritise health.
She decided to direct her focus on Pilates for injury rehabilitation following a fall, at the recommendation of her physiologist. After a few sessions, she noticed an increase in body and postural awareness, resulting in better alignment and execution of each exercise, and less pain!
Pilates became not just another exercise routine, but a passion that led Alicia to quit her career in marketing to dive into Pilates instructor training. She is now a STOTT PILATES(R) Trained Instructor in Level 1 & 2.
Alicia aims to evangelise the many benefits of Pilates and principles that clients can bring from the studio into other aspects of their daily lives and fitness journeys, through a fun and motivating environment.