How empowered we would feel, if we can just wake up in the morning,
feeling refreshed and excited to face the day with vigour and freedom of movement,
knowing our bodies are capable of whatever our mind can imagine.
Perhaps you have lived a life thinking of all the “impossibilities” when it comes
to fitness. And after the countless attempts, your subconscious self may
think that you are unable to achieve your physical fitness goal.
Truth is, we are all born unique with a great physical potential
and it is what Pilates Plus hopes to develop together with our clients.
We wish to bring you on this marvelous journey of self-discovery
in unleashing this hidden potential in you.
Michel’s enduring passion is to uplift the lives of people around him, and constantly find ways to improve himself and others. He’s been mastering Pilates for more than 20 years now–training students to achieve the full potential of the human body.
Michel’s journey into the world of Pilates started soon after college when, by chance, he was spotted by an instructor, who was impressed by his “natural gift for movement and execution.”
In 2001, he went to his first Pilates workshop in Hong Kong conducted by Dawnna Wayburne, a respected industry proponent. The next year, he traveled to Singapore to train under the late great Ron Fletcher, whose flexibility was phenomenal for a man in his 80s.
Michel is a licensed Physical Therapist, a seasoned cyclist, an avid wall climber, a classical guitar teacher, a martial arts enthusiast, and an impassioned carpenter. He teaches Pilates, Calisthenics, and Handstands–injecting his values of patience, discipline, and hard work into every class.
Expertise and Interests: Wall Climbing, Competitive Road Cycling, Capoeira, Boxing,Ido Portal Movement, Handstands, Classical Guitar
KY’s passion for the movement and martial arts was sparked by Taekwondo. He became a Taekwondo practitioner in 2003 and gained his first dan blackbelt in 2008.
In 2010, KY discovered the captivating world of Capoeira and has since focused his training on the art. He had undertaken an apprenticeship with Mestre Xuxo, who, at only 17 years old, began traveling around the world to promote Afro-Brazilian culture.
Mestre Xuxo founded Pelo Sinal da Santa Cruz Capoeira in Singapore, and KY is one of the group’s most avid proponents.
KY believes that Capoeira should be embraced holistically. Its seemingly contradictory philosophies–dance vs martial art, trickery vs objectivity, playfulness vs aggression–are simply an embodiment of all true Capoeiristas in body, mind, and heart. KY’s infectious enthusiasm shines through when he teaches Capoeira classes.
Expertise and Interests: Capoeira, Shaolin Kung Fu, Taekwondo, Powerlifting
Don has always been adventurous and energetic even as a boy. It’s no wonder he was drawn to calisthenics early on, and began formally training for it in 2012.
He started out on a journey into street workouts as a young adult–a passion that helped him achieve feats of high-level strength.
Don is a certified American Council of Exercise – Certified Personal Trainer (ACE-CPT). He has taught High-intensity Interval Training (HIIT), Power Plates, Kettlebells, Les Mills Barbells, and Vitality, Performance and Reconditioning exercise programming (ViPRs).
With such a broad range of interests, he sought to learn more about movement through various areas of specilisation.
At the moment he’s continuing his training for advanced-level tricking, Pilates, Capoeira, Contemporary Floorwork, Parkour, Tai Chi, and Acroyoga.
Expertise and Interests: Calisthenics, Ido Portal Movement, Capoeira, Contemporary Dance, Tai Chi, Acroyoga
Surbjit’s professional marketing career was derailed when she suffered from a serious back injury. Constant episodes of pain and spasm restricted her daily movement, ultimately impacting the quality of her life.
Incapable of utilising her full physical functionality, Surbjit’s muscles began to atrophy. So, in 2004, her physiotherapist introduced Pilates as part of her physical rehabilitation.
It was then she realised how little awareness she had of her own body, and how it compounded her challenges. That realisation that spurred her to explore Pilates from a holistic perspective–not merely as a workout for the body but a conditioning of the mind.
With a newfound passion, she attended workshops and took up a Pilates Masterclass in Vancouver, Canada. Her focus is largely on Corrective Exercises using props, and tactile and imagery cues.
Expertise and Interests: Pilates Reformer and Matwork, Pre-natal and Post-natal Pilates, Pilates for Rehab and Scoliosis, Sivananda Yoga, The Eric Franklin Workshop on Visualisation and Tactile Therapy, Reiki and Healing Therapy, Vipassana Meditation
Gerardine signed up as a client more than 15 years ago after reading about the benefits of Pilates. She was so pleased with the results that she wanted to learn more, so she enrolled in the teacher-training program and was certified in 2012.
Being active all her life and competing in school athletics, she found Pilates effective for cross-training. Pilates made her stronger and more balanced and dexterous, compared to the resistance- and endurance-conditioning she used to do religiously at the gym.
A natural-born motivator, Gerardine guides her students toward efficient movements– teaching them to work the body as it was designed, maintaining good posture, and avoiding injury or strain.
She travels almost monthly for work but still finds time to teach the Pilates Equipment Group classes part-time. Aside from being certified for Mat and Apparatus Pilates teaching, Gerardine is also a pre- and post-natal specialist accredited by The Center for Women’s Fitness.
Expertise and Interests: Pilates, Scuba Diving, Cycling, Hiking, Pole Dancing, Track and Field