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Taeko Farthing

Taeko

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I discovered Pilates 15 years ago. I was suffering from sciatica, brought on by long hours of standing work and desk work, and my friend recommended I try Pilates. At first, I found it difficult to incorporate pilates into my daily routine. But after the birth of my second child, the pain became unbearable. I was struggling to look after my babies, and I realised that my body was not only for myself any more. My responsibility to my children meant that I simply had to look after my body.

After 3 months of either personal training or pilates classes on an almost daily basis, I felt stronger and healthier. After 6 months, people around me started noticing the change in my physique. A few years later, with exercise firmly established in my daily routine, the births of my third and fourth children were relatively easy, and the recoveries were easier and quicker.

Once pilates became a part of my daily life, I always felt driven to help other people with physical problems find their way to a solution through pilates. So I began studying to be a pilates instructor, and these days I am lucky enough to do what I love doing, every day. I am forever grateful to all at Options Pilates in Singapore, particularly Sharon Brendia and Koko-sensei, who gave me this opportunity.

My qualifications are from Pilates Academy International (NYC), which is under the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) umbrella.

Licences
All Populations Mat Ⅰ
All Populations Mat Ⅱ (Progressions/Challenge)
All Populations Reformer Ⅰ
All Populations Reformer Ⅱ (Progressions/Challenge)
All Populations Cadillac Ⅰ
All Populations Chair Ⅰ
All Populations Barrel Ⅰ

Additional Courses
Gold Pilates (Senior)
Rehabilitation
Prenatal, Postnatal

Yui

Yui

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In my early 20’s, I started to suffer from chronic lower back, neck, and shoulder pain, and reduced stamina. In an effort to improve my physical fitness, I started weight training, cardio, yoga, and stretching with YouTube videos, which all helped, but ultimately didn't solve my issue. Then I met Pilates.
At that time, my belief in fitness was “More is better!", so Pilates was culture shock for me! All the movements were simple without too heavy weights, so I was like, “Is this really going to change my body?”
However, after practicing Pilates 5 times a week for 3 months, my back, shoulder and neck pains were mostly gone, and I felt surprisingly energized even after walking all day long. I also felt my concentration was much better, perhaps because Pilates demands a consciousness of your own body movements. These days I feel as fit as I have ever been, both physically and mentally, because I have learned through Pilates how to use my body properly, and those habits have become second nature to me.
I have a natural desire to explain to everyone who is suffering from such health issues, "We all can make our body better just by doing adequate exercises!" And that is precisely the reason I decided to become an instructor. Let's enjoy our lives to the fullest, with healthy and energized bodies, because we live only once!

Qualifications
・BASI Pilates Comprehensive

Hobbies
Playing with my cat, being out in the natural environment, art, beauty, Netflix, walking, goooood food, wine.

Kasia

Kasia

I am a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor, experienced in teaching Pilates both in Japan and Poland, my home country.

I’ve been teaching Pilates since 2013. Later in 2017 I moved to Japan with my family, and since mid-2018 I have a great pleasure in running Pilates classes for both the local and international communities in Yokohama and Tokyo. I have experience teaching Mat-work and equipment classes (Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels) including group and private sessions.

So why Pilates?

Pilates was designed to deal with pain, faulty posture, weaknesses and injures but also to give natural grace, and to bring joy and happiness in our life. This is what I share with everyone who comes to my class. With its focus on core stability and natural alignment of the body, Pilates helps to restore the natural curves of the spine, relieve tension and enhance self- confidence.

Teaching is my passion and well-being of my students is my greatest reward.

Join the classes and feel the benefits of a balanced and aligned body that looks fit and moves with ease!