Melissa’s interest in Pilates started in her university days in Singapore when she was recommended Pilates as the best way to improve her posture and tone her muscles. In 2006, Melissa moved to Canada, where she completed the instructor training program at the headquarters of STOTT PILATES in Toronto and earned her full STOTT PILATES certification.
Melissa has since completed numerous other certifications and courses including prenatal Pilates, Stretch Therapy, TRX and Surfset Fitness. After moving to Hong Kong in 2014, she became deeply passionate about Yoga and has completed various Yoga teacher training programmes.
In the past 11 years, Melissa has trained clients and managed studios in Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong and Indonesia. She has trained hundreds of clients from all walks of life and her greatest joy is to able to share her passion for fitness with all her clients.
- STOTT PILATES Fully Certified Instructor since 2006, trained in Toronto, Canada
- Strong background in anatomy, functional movement and post rehabilitation
- RYT 200 Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher
- Benefit Pilates, Hong Kong, 2014-Present (Private clients only)
- Surfset Fitness, Singapore, 2013-2014 (Fitness studio inspired by sport of surfing)
- Benefit Pilates, Jakarta, 2012-2016 (Full studio with private and group reformer classes)
- Pilates by the Bay, Singapore, 2006-2011 (Private studio)
Selected courses & certifications
- STOTT PILATES Mat and Reformer, Toronto, Canada (2006)
- STOTT PILATES Injuries and Special Populations, Toronto, Canada (2007)
- STOTT PILATES Full Certification for All Apparatus Level 2, Toronto, Canada (2010)
- STOTT PILATES Fascial Movement Foundation, Singapore (2017)
- Prenatal Pilates Specialist by Centre for Women’s Fitness, Hong Kong (2010)
- Yoga 200-hour Foundation Training by Patrick Creelman, Hong Kong (2015)
- Navakarana Vinyasa 108-hour Yoga Teacher Training by Dario Calvaruso, Hong Kong (2017)
- Aerial Yoga Instructor Training 40-hour, Pure Yoga, Hong Kong (2018)
- Stretch Therapy by Kit Laughlin, Hong Kong (2015)
- Trigger Point Foam Rolling, Hong Kong (2017)
- TRX Suspension Training Instructor, Toronto, Canada (2011)
- RPM Spinning Instructor Training, Toronto, Canada (2011)
- Surfset Fitness Trainer (2014)