This month, we speak with Sasha! Always fun, helpful and generous; he’s a very integral part of the community. As we celebrate his 5 years with us and his promotion to Senior Instructor – we delve deeper to speak more of his Pilates journey, favourite Singapore eats and hobbies outside of Pilates.
Hi Sash! Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where are you from and how long have you lived in Singapore?
I’m from the Southern part of the Philippines, Davao City. The only city in the Philippines which has the award of being one of the safest and cleanest cities in the world. I’m very proud of my city in the Philippines. Most of the rules that we have there are similar to what you guys have here in Singapore and that’s why I feel at home.
I have been here for 10 years now. I love the convenience (transport), good food. I live by my means so I save BUT I do like to splurge – first on food, next shoes.
We know you’re pretty busy most days helping others lead healthier lives, how do you keep yourself fit and what do you do in your spare time?
I try to play badminton weekly with my friends. It helps release my stress and keeps me strong, motivated, enthusiastic and young! I am also part of an indoor volleyball team – we are called the Nomaddicts (I recently tore my ACL in the league 🙁 but I’m cheering on my team from the sidelines!)
I also work on my Pilates repertoire and you can find photos and videos of my progress at @sashalovespilates
In my spare time, I like to hang out with my friends and I enjoy my Netflix on a Saturday night (currently hooked on Money Heist). I also love to eat, I love Laksa, Chicken Rice, Chicken/Fish Noodle Soup. Any Filipino dishes. There are a lot of wonderful restaurants here in Singapore that offer sumptuous meals of different cuisines but my favourite would have to be Basilico at the Regent Hotel.
Shopping is another one of my favorite hobbies and who doesn’t love shopping anyway?!?! I usually go to Paragon and Ion to shop and look at brands that inspire and fascinate me. I also love the local designers at Cineleisure with their unique pieces.