Our Panel Of Certified Instructors  
   
 

Pilatique Pilates Studio (Malaysia)
1. Melissa Wong (Founder & STOTT PILATES Lead Instructor Trainer)
2. Nanthini Palan
3. Elaine Tan
4. Yamuna Kamalan
5. Yap Jun Xian
6. Maalini Devi


Pilatique Pilates Studio (Singapore)
1. Melissa Wong (Founder & STOTT PILATES Lead Instructor Trainer)
2. Raj Dasaratha

 
   
 

Melissa Wong (STOTT PILATES™ Instructor Trainer in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrel, Injury and Speciall Population & Group SPX)

 
   
   
 

Melissa Wong is the co-founder of Pilatique Pilates Studios and has always been a fitness enthusiast. She started her career in the fitness arena in 2000 as a part-time fitness instructor teaching in various gyms. She transitioned into a full-time fitness career after graduating from university with a Bachelor of Business Studies.

Mel, as she is better known, is very passionate in dance and this very passion has led her to many endeavours. In 2003, having discovered that Pilates complemented her dance performances, Mel’s passion for Pilates started to grow as she sees how it can help to strengthen her and other individuals as well. She then attended a basic training program held by one of Kuala Lumpur’s pioneer Pilates studio and started teaching Mat Pilates soon thereafter.

An opportunity arose in 2004 and Mel underwent STOTT PILATES™ Mat and Reformer training, and continued her journey as a certified STOTT PILATES™ Trainer until today, and will be forever, as she foresees.

Mel co-founded Pilatique Pilates Studios in 2005 with her husband, Steven. She continued and progressively attended the full series of STOTT PILATES™ courses both in Malaysia and Canada. She achieved STOTT PILATES™ Full Certification Instructor in 2008 and moved on to be a STOTT PILATES™ Instructor Trainer in that same year.

Besides Pilates, Mel is also the first Head Teacher for Les Mill’s dance program, BodyJam, for Fitness First Malaysia. Fitness first is the world’s largest privately owned health club group. Mel was appointed a presenter for the Les Mills Quarterly Workshops.

Since 2006, Mel has had the honour to work with Nike as a chosen Master Trainer for Nike Rockstar Workout, which has given her the opportunity to represent Team Malaysia in Singapore and Japan. In 2007, Mel again trained instructors for the Nike Rockstar Workout program in Thailand. In 2009 and 2010, Mel has been selected to present in STOTT PILATES workshops for Asia Fitness Convention in Bangkok, Thailand.

Pilatique Pilates Studios proudly became a STOTT PILATES™ Licensed Training Center in 2008. Mel will continuously be upgrading her personal knowledge and development to train and groom more Certified STOTT PILATES™ Trainers that are seriously lacking in the local industry and also worldwide. She has, and will always be dedicated and committed to Pilates by giving the best of her to Pilatique’s students, clients and beyond.

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  Maalini Devi (STOTT PILATES™ Certified Instructor & Physiotherapist)  
     
 

Coming from a physiotherapy background Maalini Devi has discovered pilates as a stepping stone for venturing into the fitness and lifestyle industry. Pilates became an eye opener for her as she discovered it from a career talk conducted by Pilatique Studio Kuala Lumpur. She has also learned how the body is able to move beautifully as well as every individual body has a different story to tell.

She has embarked in a journey of creative learning and making best use of her physiotherapy qualification as well to serve clients to their best benefit. She is also aware of the need to make healthy lifestyle changes and her goal is to use her pilates knowledge all over the world.

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Elaine Tan (STOTT PILATES™ Certified Instructor & Msc. Sports Science)

 
     
 

A taekwondo coach and avid practitioner of the martial arts and former short-distance sprinter, holding a Masters in Sports Sciences, Elaine has made it a life-long passion to consistently improve athletic performance for herself and for her students to perform their best. Owing to her athletic lifestyle and rigorous training she underwent, she suffered torn ligaments and underwent two ankle surgeries and unfortunately, had to give up all forms of strenuous exercise. In seeking a method that would rehabilitate her ankle in a safe and gentle way, she discovered Pilates.

After thoroughly researching Pilates, she was convinced on how Pilates would be able to rehabilitate effectively, promote fitness and health and enhance athletic performance. Moreover, the adaptability of Pilates and its clever use of props and custom Pilates equipment allowed her to exercise and strengthen her ankle joints in a pain-free and low-impact manner to its successful rehabilitation. Now, Pilates has become her second nature and a way of life for Elaine, and she believes that everyone should know and be given the opportunity to enhance their lives with the principles of STOTT PILATES not only for doing Pilates, but in every aspect of life!

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Yap Jun Xian (STOTT PILATES™ Certified Instructor & Physiotherapist, BSc(HONs) Physiotherapy Sciences (Northumbria, UK))

 
     
 

Yap, is a qualified physiotherapist who completed his UK Northumbria Honors Degree in Physiotherapy Sciences. He grew up with poor cardiorespiratory condition and overweight. Being in a sedentary lifestyle and facing high risk of various chronic diseases, he found his determination in year 2012 to start his fitness journey. Since then, he loses his inches from 36' to 32', a fitness enthusiast who then obtained his American Council of Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer Certificate in year 2012. He graduated being a certified personal trainer, qualified medical professional and a man ready to serve.

Pondering over his options to serve in conventional hospitals or private physiotherapy setting, he discovered the existence of Pilates and the role of Pilates in rehabilitation setting. His interest grown further after he researched and read about the Pilates approach founded by Joe Pilates. He was then granted a 30 days observation as trainee under Pilatique Pilates Studio to observe and understand Pilates. After approximate 200 hours of learning, he fell in love with the principles of how Pilates helps in restoring and maximizing health, fitness and rehabilitation. In particular, the detailed concentric and eccentric muscle control, proper breathing techniques, neuro-motor control, muscle balancing and reeducation. This shines the path for him to cooperate with Pilatique's Physiotherapy team to deliver the best of both. He aims to blend the essence of Pilates and raise the bar of rehabilitation practice.

Yap, has been growing with us and gone through the STOTT PILATES Mat and Reformer Level 1 Certificate Course. Since then he's been utilizing his expertise in providing the combined approach of Pilates and Physiotherapy in the rehabilitation and training of his client. He recognize the importance of passive and active way of being to achieve health and fitness. Often, you will find him applying hands-on manual techniques, taping support as passive approach and follow on with tailored Pilates exercise to strengthen, awaken the inhibited muscles. Being a nemesis of pain and sickness, he focus on creating postural awareness, solving muscle imbalances, and pain reduction. He aims to develop himself as a Rehab Specialist through STOTT PILATES Rehab Specialty Track and upholds the standard of Rehab Services.

Off duty, he enjoys brews of coffee around local cafes, having a nice break with friends and families achieving work life balance. Putting his daily workout routine aside, Yap loves reading materials revolving around self development, business and investment. He shares the vision of a healthy society without discrimination and poverty.

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Nanthini Palan (STOTT PILATES™ Certified Instructor & Physiotherapist, BSc(HONs) Physiotherapy Sciences (Northumbria, UK))

 
     
 

As an active teenager, Nanthini suppose that it was inevitable that sports would be a joy and a major part of her life. A passion for sports and human biology forged her career as a physiotherapist. Her passion for sports performance grew as the knowledge base developed in 2009 that is when she began combining the science of physiotherapy and athletic training with physical conditioning and sports specific training.

She has seen many people who is sedentary or active and especially athletes facing injuries at certain point of their life due to poor ergonomics and work hazards. Being active herself,she have also experienced similar feelings with her clients on how horrible it feels like to unable to move your body as you desire when you held with an injury. That is when she felt life is all about movement.

In the journey of searching and developing for something that can complement the existing knowledge and skills that she has as a physiotherapist destined Nanthini's career path venturing into Pilates. This allows her to be able to help others overcome injury and get back to their optimal movement.

After doing Intensive Matwork Plus (IMP) and Intensive Reformer (IR) course in Pilates, it has enhanced her knowledge and skills of rehabilitation. It changed her taught that exercise is more than just physical rather its a connection between mind and body awareness which creates a proper balance throughout the body. In Pilates, she has learned that the clients are motivated through compassion, knowledge and education on their own body mechanics. These enables them to move safer in more efficient pattern of motion invaluable for injury recovery, sports performance, good posture and optimal health.

She always believed that every individual has the potential to improve. These improvement can be achieved through the integration between physiotherapy and Pilates which complements each other in providing a client centered approach through the process of active rehabilitation. She feels fortunate to play a key role in helping people regain functional independence to the greatest extend possible. The satisfaction and joy that clients derive from achieving their mobility and fitness goals are priceless to her. She is inspired by the perseverance and determination of her clients and that is what keeps her going everyday.

Day after day, she continues to get amazed with what she can do with the newly possessed knowledge and skills through Pilates. She is looking forward to qualify  as a fully Certified STOTT Pilates Instructor to be able to inspire the people who believes in her.

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  Pilatique Pilates Studio (Singapore)  
     
   
 

Raj Dasaratha (STOTT PILATES™ Certified Instructor)

 
     
 

Raj is in the healthcare and fitness industry for over 10 years now. He specializes in Exercise , Sports Science, Rehabilitation and Pilates. He has had stints with the Australian Institute Of Sports, Singapore Sports Council and the Sports Medicine Clinic at Changi General Hospital.

Due to overuse injuries, Raj has a prolapsed spinal disc, worn out meniscus on the left knee, a popliteal cyst on the right knee and a rotator cuff injury on his left shoulder. He is now an ardent fan of pilates as it has helped him tremendously in recovering and coping with his injuries. Pilates has made it possible for him to exercise in a pain free zone and most importantly, he does not have the need to go under the surgeon's knife.

Raj has the following qualifications:-

Bachelors in Exercise and Sports Science
American College of Sports Medicine Level 1
Australian Strength and Conditioning Association Level 1
Certified Sports Massage Therapist
Certified in Myofascial Release Technique
Certified Redcord Nuerac Instructor

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  PILATES INSTRUCTORS WANTED  
  Pilatique seeks fun and energetic Pilates trainers. We offer very competitive wages and a great work environment.

Full time and part time positions available. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to:

Pilatique Pilates Studio,
8-2A, Jalan Batai, Damansra Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia or email to [email protected].

We thank all applicants; however, only those being considered will be contacted.

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