Our Panel Of Certified Instructors  
   
 

Pilatique Pilates Studio (Malaysia)
1. Melissa Wong (Founder & STOTT PILATES Lead Instructor Trainer)
2. Maalini Devi
4. Thevisri Sandrasagaran
5. Pavithra Ramakrishnan
6. Ong Lip Qin
7. Elaine Tan
8. Yamuna Kamalan
9. Yap Jun Xian
10. Nanthini Palan


Pilatique Pilates Studio (Singapore)
1. Melissa Wong (Founder & STOTT PILATES Lead Instructor Trainer)
2. Michelle Lim
3. 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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Thevisri Sandrasagaran (STOTT PILATES™ Certified Instructor & Physiotherapist)

 
     
 

When Thevisri came across an article on Pilates one day, she was attracted to the fact that it can help with posture correction and back issues. Even qualified Physiotherapists can have issues with their physicality and Thevisri is no exception. She had poor posture and severe hamstring tightness. After deciding to take up the STOTT PILATES™ Teacher Training course offered at Pilatique Pilates Studio, things changed for the better – no surprise, really. Thevisri learnt the proper way to work her muscles based on the Pilates principles and she now walks around with a good posture and improved hamstring, for sure.


Thevisri's interest in Pilates grew deeper as she learnt more things about the wonders of Pilates at the training course. During that time, she also learned that the combined benefits of Pilates and Physiotherapy would be very useful to rehabilitate her patients with injuries. Thevisri have so far worked with patients who have spinal and back issues, so the new Pilates knowledge and skill are coming in handy.


She hopes to impart what she has learnt to help clients achieve their goal of being pain-free and living to the fullest, just like how Pilates have changed her body and her life too.

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Pavithra Ramakrishnan (STOTT PILATES™ Certified Instructor & Physiotherapist)

 
     
 

Pavithra is a physiotherapy graduate and has always been into active sports since school.  She was a keen runner and overtime she had to degress as she suffered from severe back pain resulting from a fall.  Thereon, she became interested in studying and understanding the potential of the most complex structure – The Human Body.


She was introduced to Pilates in 2012 and with Pilates, she discovered a new way to stay healthy and strong.  Finding it an invaluable addition to her physiotherapy knowledge, she decided that Pilates would be her new career and started training with Pilatique Pilates Studio, qualifying in 2012. Now, she is a CERTIFIED STOTT PILATES  MATWORK, REFORMER, ICCB LEVEL 1 INSTRUCTOR.


Pavithra believes that Pilates is a highly versatile technique that has wonderful benefits for everybody whatever their physical abilities or their goals may be. She is passionate about teaching and has a genuine enthusiasm for sharing the benefits of Pilates with other people. What she enjoys most about teaching Pilates is watching her clients bodies change as they begin to move differently. Pavithra  enjoys working with clients of all ages and fitness levels, ranging from sports professionals and performing artists to desk-bound professionals and clients looking to improve their general fitness.


She believes in looking at the client as a whole, structuring the session around their personal needs and goals. She incorporates mat and machine work and the use of small equipment into her sessions.
Pavithra feels that teaching Pilates, would not only enhance her own understanding and techniques, but take this learning to others who perhaps were not previously aware of its benefits. She is passionate about helping them to improve their posture, to strengthen, lengthen and mobilise and generally move with greater ease and poise in their everyday lives.


Pavithra says  “ The philosophy of Pilates has fascinated and inspired me to the point that I have chosen to dedicate my life to studying Pilates."

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Ong Lip Qin (STOTT PILATES™ Certified Instructor & Physiotherapist, NASM CES, ACE, Bsc(HONs) PT (Northumbria, UK) ; KTAI-KTP, TRX-SMSTC, & BAPO-DMO.)

 
     
 

Lip Qin is a physiotherapist who is extremely passionate about correcting and repairing the human body through manual therapy, corrective exercise and fitness education. He has completed his Bsc(HONs) Physiotherapy (Northumbria University, UK) and also completed more than a thousand hours of clinical attachments in more than eight hospitals, namely (Kuala Lumpur Sports Medicine Centre(KLSMC), Sunway Medical Centre (SMC), National Heart Institute (Institute Jantung Negara, IJN),Hospital Kuala Lumpur (HKL) and etc. He has also experienced various specialties scheduled during the course of his study in the field of musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory and neurology strains.


He stands a very unique position in the physiotherapy and rehabilitation field; whereby he is not only a qualified physiotherapist, but also who holds various international fitness qualifications such as American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)-CES; Kinesio Taping Practitioner (KTP) by KT Association International (KTAI); TRX Sports Medicine Suspension Training (TRX-SMSTC Lvl 2) and British Association of Prosthetists & Orthotists (BAPO)-DMO. In year 2011, he founded the Malaysia Physiotherapy Students' Network (MPTSN) with his university mate who aims to provide a knowledge based platform for physiotherapy students in Malaysia and Singapore.

He is a regular presenter for public health talks, corporate health education presentations, sports physiotherapy and personal training seminars. He was also a course facilitator and educator in Fit Malaysia where they teach National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) - Corrective Exercise Specialist (CEx) and American Council on Exercise (ACE) CECs in areas of his specialty, such as Pre and Post Rehabilitation. He remains passionate about bridging the gap between allied health professionals and fitness professionals with his strong foundation and interest in sports medicine, rehab and fitness. He is also a certified STOTT PILATES trainer in Intensive Mat-Plus™ (IMP) and Intensive Reformer (IR).

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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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Yamuna Kamalan (STOTT PILATES™ Certified Instructor & Physiotherapist)

 
     
 

Yamuna is a STOTT Pilates certified Instructor. She is also an experienced physiotherapist in neurology rehabilitation.
Yamuna strongly believes that pilates would be beneficial in rehabilitating her clients by improving their movement pattern, strength, balance and flexibility. She is passionate about the integration of pilates with physiotherapy.  That lead her to STOTT Pilates training course in matwork and reformer to further enhance her skills. She found the principles and movement applied in pilates to be perfect supplement to her physiotherapy practice.


With Pilates Yamuna has improved her posture, muscle imbalances and has become more aware of her functional movements. She believes that pilates is an intelligent exercise that is safe and effective and it benefits everybody no matter their physical abilities or their goal may be.


She is passionate about teaching pilates and has a genuine interest in sharing the benefits of pilates with other people. She enjoys watching her clients body change as they begin to move differently.  Yamuna feels that “Pilates is extremely gratifying to learn and it’s all about a strong core experiencing the movement from the centre through total awareness”.

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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)  
     
 

Michelle Lim (STOTT PILATES™ Certified Trainer, Balanced Body University Faculty Teacher, & Polestar Pilates Studio Certified Studio Trainer)

 
     
 

Throughout her formative years, Michelle was never one whom you would associate with any fitness or athletic activities. All this changed when she began to gain exposure to dance and Pilates. Pilates not only helped her manage imbalances and injuries within her body- it also changed her confidence and view of her world, with new found awareness, control and hope.

Michelle's first Pilates certification is from Pilates International in year 2005. She taught mat classes in community centres and gyms. She went on to gain Polestar Pilates Studio certification in 2007 and started teaching in Pilates studios. With unquenchable thirst for more, she studied and received Stott Pilates Level 1 certification in 2010, Level 2 in 2012 and Pilates Method Alliance certification in 2013. She was sole Pilates instructor at a physiotherapy clinic where she testify to the powerful rehabilitative system. A dynamic and versatile teacher, Michelle has taught individuals from all walks of life in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Michelle's other influences are from contemporary dance and ballet(graduate 2003 Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts, Singapore), Myokinematic Restoration(Postural Restoration Integration Institute), Foundation Training in Gyrotonic and Anatomy Trains by Tom Myers.

Besides Pilates, Michelle is an avid Argentinian Tango dancer. She teaches Tango part-time with her husband.

In 2014, Michelle became Faculty Member for Mat & Reformer of Balanced Body.

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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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Balanced Workout Sdn Bhd (702362-V)
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