img_alvin_giamFounder Alvin Giam is the only Gold Certified Pilates Teacher certified by Pilates Method Alliance International in Asia. He has over 20 years of experience in teaching Pilates and has studied with many first and second generation master teachers in Pilates including Mary Bowen, Dianne Miller, Michele Larsson, Ron Fletcher, Pat Guyton and Alan Herdman.

Alvin is certified as a Pilates Teacher by elder Ron Fletcher and the first teacher in Asia that he has personally certified. Alvin is solely instrumental in introducing the Fletcher work to Asia. He is the first in Asia to pass the international examination for Pilates teachers set by the Pilates method alliance in the US and to be certified as a PMA gold certified teacher.

Alvin’s encounter with Pilates began in the 1970s. Back then, Pilates was wildly popular among injured gymnasts and dancers because of the remarkable recoveries and relapse prevention. It also improved overall body toning & control, bringing grace and elegance to performers’ movements. Under the Pilates method, the pain from Alvin’s back injury dissipated and he grew increasingly convinced that Pilates should not be restricted to just injury rehabilitation.

Alvin pursued his passion for Pilates and train for over a decade under a number of master trainers who were direct disciples of Joe & Clara Pilates. Alvin was one of the privileged few, who was able to learn the purest teachings & philosophy that were true to the original principles Pilates was based on. This undiluted insight was passed on from his master teachers, linking Alvin’s education lineage back to the founders of Pilates.

Alvin was selected as a Spirit of Enterprise 2006 Awardee, by a consensus of public voting and the Board of Governors. He is also a consultant to the Singapore Back Society (Singapore General Hospital) on the Pilates work, assisting the patients to improve their back problems with Pilates.

Alvin had also worked with Singapore Airlines on their in-flight “travelwise” video segment, an in-flight exercise segment program for the prevention of D.V.T. Alvin is the lecturer & examiner at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts on the Pilates work, the first educational institution to offer Pilates as a compulsory module in their Dance Diploma Course.

Founder Alvin Giam is the only Gold Certified Pilates Teacher certified by Pilates Method Alliance International in Asia. He has over 20 years of experience in teaching Pilates and has studied with many first and second generation master teachers in Pilates including Mary Bowen, Dianne Miller, Michele Larsson, Ron Fletcher, Pat Guyton and Alan Herdman.

Alvin is certified as a Pilates Teacher by elder Ron Fletcher and the first teacher in Asia that he has personally certified. Alvin is solely instrumental in introducing the Fletcher work to Asia. He is the first in Asia to pass the international examination for Pilates teachers set by the Pilates method alliance in the US and to be certified as a PMA gold certified teacher.

Alvin’s encounter with Pilates began in the 1970s. Back then, Pilates was wildly popular among injured gymnasts and dancers because of the remarkable recoveries and relapse prevention. It also improved overall body toning & control, bringing grace and elegance to performers’ movements. Under the Pilates method, the pain from Alvin’s back injury dissipated and he grew increasingly convinced that Pilates should not be restricted to just injury rehabilitation.

Alvin pursued his passion for Pilates and train for over a decade under a number of master trainers who were direct disciples of Joe & Clara Pilates. Alvin was one of the privileged few, who was able to learn the purest teachings & philosophy that were true to the original principles Pilates was based on. This undiluted insight was passed on from his master teachers, linking Alvin’s education lineage back to the founders of Pilates.

Alvin was selected as a Spirit of Enterprise 2006 Awardee, by a consensus of public voting and the Board of Governors. He is also a consultant to the Singapore Back Society (Singapore General Hospital) on the Pilates work, assisting the patients to improve their back problems with Pilates.

Alvin had also worked with Singapore Airlines on their in-flight “travelwise” video segment, an in-flight exercise segment program for the prevention of D.V.T. Alvin is the lecturer & examiner at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts on the Pilates work, the first educational institution to offer Pilates as a compulsory module in their Dance Diploma Course.