Pregnancy and Post-Natal Recovery with Deborah

If you hadn’t noticed already, we love to talk about the benefits of Pilates for pregnant women and mums. And there is a good reason for this, aside from scientific studies we’ve seen many of our Instructors and clients enjoy a more positive pregnancy (and recover more quickly post-partum) because of their sessions with us. You don’t just need to take our word for it though.

At Breathe Pilates, we love to share stories so we have decided to start a series of post-natal journeys with our Instructors and clients. This week the spotlight is on our newest mum, Dr Deborah Wong who shares with us her pregnancy, labor, and her recovery experience.

Meet New Instructor, Wan Jung

Born and raised in Taiwan, Wan Jung worked as a Physiotherapist for the past 4 years. She discovered Pilates while seeking a long-term and efficient exercise for her back pain and hand injury. Wan Jung found that rehabilitating with Pilates has helped her to recover faster from her injuries, and also prevented her from further work-related injuries.

This week, we get to know our new Instructor, how her Pilates journey started, her COVID-19 experience, and what we can expect from her classes!

Meet New Instructor, Caureen

Due to her scoliosis and unsupervised HIIT workout, incorrect posture and wrong weight bearing on her joints eventually caused Caureen to suffer massive pains in her shoulders, hips, and knees. As a form of rehabilitation, she discovered Pilates and since then her life had changed and her constant pain has since disappeared! 

A firm believer in the benefits of Pilates as a fitness regime, particularly as the body ages, Caureen is keen to share her knowledge and teach clients to better understand proper functional movement for their respective bodies which will lead to effective mobility, strength, and flexibility training. Get to know our newest Instructor, Caureen over on the blog with our Instructor Spotlight interview!

The Garuda Method

With new fitness trends popping up every day, there’s no lack of options to stay active in Singapore. While Pilates and GYROTONIC continue to rise in popularity, new variations of the classics are also picking up momentum in Singapore’s fitness scene.

Enter The Garuda Method; an all-in-one fitness program that encompasses the principles of Pilates, the breathwork of yoga plus the grace and athleticism of dance.

In this article, Dorothy discusses why Pilates buffs should be obsessed with this new workout!

Breast Cancer Awareness

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign that helps to drive awareness of the disease that impacts 2.1 million women each year. In order to improve breast cancer outcomes and survival, early detection is critical so we urge you to take charge of your health and go for regular screenings. Early Detection Saves Lives.

This month we speak with Breathe Client and Founder of Breathe Essentials Co, Charlene Koh who shares with us her story on her diagnosis, how her lifestyle has changed, and life after fighting the cancer.

Client Stories – Elaine

This month, we chat with Pilates and Mobility fan Elaine on her COVID-19 journey. We find out what her routine was like pre-pandemic, her experience through circuit breaker and what she’s learned so far in 2020.

Breathe Training Program

When researching for a pilates studio, we often see the phrase “quality instructors”. We realised that most studios use the word “quality” but  what exactly constitutes a quality instructor or studio and how does a studio define quality?

This week, we talk to Co-Owner Dennis and Breathe Education Director, Thicha on how Breathe has built a reputation within the industry as a quality pilates studio and the journey it took to get there. 

Why Mobility Matters

At Breathe Pilates, we believe that everyone is entitled to the freedom movement and to empower every individual to create a life of vitality and mobility. The ability to move freely and with ease as well as combat poor habitual patterns – such as excessive sitting, standing or repetitive movements and to function with diminished risk of injury and pain is essential to one’s quality of life. Breathe Pilates have launched Singapore’s first Mobility class, designed and curated by STOTT Pilates Lead IT and Breathe’s Education Director, Thicha Srivisal.

Instructor Spotlight – Meet Fiona!

This month, we welcome our newest Instructor to the Breathe family, Fiona. Fiona has a keen interest in clients requiring rehabilitation, especially back related issues. And being a mum herself, both pre/post-partum programs, which have kept her supple yet strong throughout and after her pregnancy.