How did you find teaching online classes during the circuit breaker?
It was definitely different but a great challenge. This virtual way of teaching really tested my verbal cueing skills. You have to verbalise in great detail the exercise’s start position and alignment, exercise focus, movement initiation, where to feel and stabilise – and that is a lot of talking! Personally, I feel online teaching requires greater preparation, creativity and stamina.
On top of that, I was camera shy in the beginning but as the weeks went on, I became less conscious. Little did I know, I could gain so much more from online teaching as it further honed in on my skills that I can use both in the studio and online.
How did your Pilates journey start and when did you realise you wanted to become a Pilates Instructor? + What were you doing before you became a Pilates Instructor?
Pilates has been ingrained in my routine for many years, simply because it’s my favourite form of exercise. After 10 years of not exercising I discovered Pilates at a nearby studio when I worked in the Banking & Finance sector some years ago.
Since then, I’m always encouraging people around me to try Pilates and share how Pilates has helped me ease aches and pain. The mind-body benefits of regular Pilates practise are endless; increased strength, a boost of energy and confidence!
While taking a break from the Corporate world, I signed up for a STOTT PILATES Instructor Course to deepen my knowledge and appreciation of Pilates. That’s when I thought, why not become an Instructor and share the benefits first-hand!
What do you love most about being a Pilates Instructor?
The best thing about my job is seeing the progression of my clients. When they go from strength to strength, build confidence and leave with less pain and injury-free. I also love inspiring others to take the journey to become Pilates Instructors too.