Welcome to Pilates BodyTree! 80% of the people who came to us have experienced some form of aches and pain in their bodies, whether through sedentary lifestyles or sports. The common reason for coming to us is that they want to live well and be able to do the things that they love for a long time.
We strongly believe in teaching our members to have movement confidence and not movement avoidance. Movement avoidance rarely gets to the root of the physical problems we face. We strive to help our members overcome these problems and most importantly build movement confidence so that they are empowered to move well to live well.
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Meet our teachers
Co-founder of Pilates BodyTree. Daniel has 20 years of teaching experience in personal training and group exercises. He has 16 years of experience teaching Pilates to fitness trainers and clients in Singapore, Jakarta and Seoul. Voted “Fitness Best Elites – Pilates Instructor of the Year 2017”
Derek is a strong communicator and believes in doing his best in everything he does. This included sprinting, high jumping, swimming, volleyball and badminton, and he certainly tries his best in storming down the mountain in downhill skiing. It pains him that people at different ages often take their health and fitness for granted, and he wants to help them change that.
Having experienced first-hand the positive impacts of Pilates in her personal pursuits in sports and ballet, Dorcas finds no greater joy than to share her knowledge and passion with individuals who are seeking to enhance their quality of movement; and improve their athletic performance. She is firm and exacting when necessary, but compassionate and approachable always.
Eve’s dance background has made her believe that precision brings about better quality in movement. This philosophy of teaching has helped Eve’s students to experience results in their performance and she looks forward to sharing her knowledge of the work and joy in movement with more people!
In 2009, she started practicing Pilates to complement her yoga practice. She completed a Pilates matwork course with iPilates in 2010 to gain deeper understanding. However, a busy schedule led her Pilates practice to pause for nearly two years, when she accumulated various injuries from her body’s physical imbalances which she never experienced before. Since then, Pilates has become an integral part of her lifestyle, alongside yoga and rock climbing.
After experiencing how practicing Pilates rid her of knee pain and hip pain, Jane fell in love with it and was determined to become a Pilates teacher. She was a Secondary School teacher and she loved her craft. She began sharing about movement, generating appreciation of alignment, and growing confidence in her students.
Managing Director & Co-founder of Pilates BodyTree. His life mission is to teach and inspire people to take changes to improve their quality of life. Jerry is an energetic and dedicated teacher. His greatest strength is his ability to adapt and adjust teaching methods to different learning personalities so as to make learning simple yet effective. Winner of Fitness Best Asia Awards 2018, Pilates Instructor of the year. Creator of “Get Back On Track – a slipped disc workshop” and “Discover the 3 steps to fall prevention” workshops
Louisa took up Pilates Matwork teacher training in year 2005 to strengthen her core, to help her in ballet. Through her journey with Pilates, Louisa discovered tremendous improvement in core strength with a supple body. Having experienced the benefits of Pilates, as well as the improved mind-body awareness and alignment, Louisa was inspired to commit teaching Pilates fully.
Peishan is especially passionate about teaching women between their 20s to 40s who may be bendy but lack control and strength – an imbalance that, if left unchecked, could lead to pain and injury. Her instructions are intuitive yet precise, guiding students to be increasingly body-aware.
Priscilla’s keen interest and knowledge in the human anatomy ultimately forms the fundamental framework of her classes. Having personally encountered injuries, she puts her 100% focus on her students to ensure correct movements so as to avoid injuries and improve overall strength and flexibility.
Ping also loves to work with the younger generation as she strongly believes that young children these days are not moving enough. She feels they need to move more so that they can be stronger, keep their minds and body more alert and be able to let their young bodies feel young.
The rigours of ballet training and rehearsals led to injuries that forced Tabitha to place her dancing days on hold. A chance opportunity led her on a path of rehabilitation with pilates. Now as a Pilates instructor, she is passionate about working with both dancers and non-dancers to realise their movement potential, and discover the joys of having the freedom to move.
Vera’s ambition is to never stop learning, so as to experience and create enduring change. As a movement teacher, her goal is to improve her students’ body awareness and to help them be precise in their actions – to have control over their muscles and to train for efficient movement.