If you are looking for a better match between the Pilates exercises and your goals, try our Pilates 1-to-1, Duet or Care sessions. They are especially helpful when you have specific goals, or if you have an injury or pain, and you want to address them. Receive the right exercise and progression from the bespoke sessions.



How does Pilates compare with the abdominal exercises in the gym to strengthen core muscles? Which exercise gives you more core muscles? Is it Pilates or gym training?

The answer is Pilates, according to a study in 2015, published in the Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation.

The study from South Korea pitted Pilates trained-instructors, against gym instructors in a contest to see who have more core muscles. The study involved 30 women, divided into three groups. One group was Pilates instructors, another group was exercise instructors at the gym, and the third — the control group — consisted of women who were sedentary. They were each given four trunk exercises to do. Clinical instruments were used to determine the level of core activity during the exercise.

The researchers found among the three groups, the Pilates group “most effectively” recruited their core muscles for trunk stability, compared to exercise instructors and the sedentary group. The Pilates instructors also had thicker core muscles than the exercise instructors. On the other hand, exercise instructors had bigger muscles than the Pilates instructors, and they tended to use the big muscles for stability.

The study shows Pilates is the better of the two exercises in building core strength, but gym exercises produce bigger muscles than Pilates.


Training the deep stabilising muscles of the body offer many benefits. Increasing your core stability helps you to sit, walk, run and generally move better. A strong core also supports the low back and improves posture. It is a natural and effective remedy for back pain, as well as neck and shoulder pain due to poor posture. If you sit a lot because of work, Pilates is a good exercise to counter the effects of sitting.

Core muscles also complement the big muscles in the body, which are particularly useful if you have an over-used injury.  You don’t have to rely on your big muscles as much if you can turn on your core muscles for strength and power.

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Pilates Programmes

Bespoke Pilates

Pilates 1-to-1

You have specific goals you want to meet. Or you have a few aches and pain, and you are finding it increasingly hard to exercise with the aches and pain. What you will receive from the 1-to-1:

  • A personalised Pilates session to meet your goals and need; strengthen muscles that need the most strengthening, stretch and loosen tight muscles
  • Particularly helpful if you have specific tightness like neck and shoulders, hamstrings or calves
  • Enjoy a core-intensive session that is high on core work, but low on its impact on the knees and ankles
  • Improve your sitting and standing posture
  • Go slow on exercises you find difficult, speed up on exercises you find easy; workout at a pace that suits you, improve faster
  • Access to Rehabilitation for pain relief; and Personal Training for additional strength training

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Bespoke Pilates

Pilates Duet

You want to try Pilates, and share the experience with a loved one or friend. Our sweetheart sessions may just be the answer:

  • Strengthen and stretch in a programme designed for you both. Find a better match between your need and interest, and the exercise
  • The exercises will also address specific aches or pain you have; avoid injury
  • Flexible timing to suit your schedule, so you rarely miss a session; improve with regular practice
  • Build lean muscles, get back into shape
  • Improve your sitting and standing posture; experience less aches and pain
  • Option to top-up for a 3rd person, a loved one or friend, to join you in class; pay per use

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Pilates Group

We’re growing BIGGER in terms of floor space to offer you more Pilates classes, but are staying SMALL in terms of class sizes. What you will receive:

  • Enjoy a 55-minute workout to strengthen core muscles, stretch and strengthen the body
  • Available in the morning and lunch time, take a quick break from your busy schedule to reset and re-align the body
  • Or join the evening or Saturday classes to stretch, strengthen and recharge after a long day
  • Take it slow with the Reformer class, or pick up the tempo and burn calories with the Mat Flow or Dance class
  • Exercise in a small class ratio of about 4 – 6 participants to 1 instructor; receive the attention you need; good for beginners

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Core Exercises for Active Ageing

Pilates Group Gold

If you are 65 years old and above, the Gold class is designed to help you stay active & pain free. What you will receive:

  • A low-to-moderate exercise programme of 55 minutes on the Pilates reformer and other Pilates equipment to strengthen & improve stamina; exercise at a pace comfortable for you
  • A small class ratio of about 4 participants max. to 1 instructor, good for beginners
  • Strengthens big muscles of the body, as well as the smaller, stabilising muscles such as the core and pelvic floor muscles
  • Experience less joint stress exercising on the reformer
  • Improve balance, reduce the risk of falls
  • Stretch & improve flexibility, reduce joint stiffness

Due to the small class size, slots are limited. So don’t wait, reserve your slot today.

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Pilates Trio

Pilates Trio

You’ve heard of the benefits of Pilates, and want to make it a gathering of friends or family members, our session for three may just be what you’re looking for:

  • Strengthen your core muscles and stretch in a programme designed for you; you could be a group of cycling, tennis or golf kakis
  • The exercises will address specific areas related to the sport you enjoy; avoid injury
  • Or do Pilates with your immediate family, share with them the benefits of a stronger core
  • Flexible timing to suit your schedule, so you rarely miss a session
  • Improve your sitting and standing posture; experience less aches and pain
  • Share the pain when you do difficult exercise and the joy when you improve together

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$60* per person

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Core Exercise for New Mums

Women are encouraged to exercise regularly during pregnancy. Core exercise in particular, is good for new mothers. A strong core reduces the risk of diastasis recti and other women’s health issues…


Core Exercises for Back Pain Relief

Is back pain preventing you from being more active? Or is your back pain due to sitting or standing too much. Discover why not medication, why do Pilates to reduce back pain…


Pilates for neck and shoulder rehabilitation and fitness

Does you neck and shoulders feel tight and tense? Or are you looking to improve your upper body strength? Try Pilates. Enjoy the benefits of Pilates for rehabilitation and fitness…


Knee Pain Remedy Fast Effective

Does your knees hurt while you are exercising? Do you want to stay active? Try the Pilates reformer. Find out why it has been described as a “magic machine”…


Walking is often recommended for weight management. But if you find walking a challenge for your knees, ankles or low back, Pilates can help you trim and tone, while going easy on the joints…


Find the Joy of stretching

There are many benefits to stretching. Stretching releases muscle tension, brings relief to painful joints, improves flexibility and reduces injury. If you don’t enjoy stretching, try Pilates. Let the exercises bring back the joy of stretching…


Can Pilates help breast cancer recovery

When you are recovering from breast cancer, you may feel there are not many exercises you can do. Pilates has a history of helping patients recover from breast cancer…


Can Pilates help prostate cancer recovery

Pilates is a good exercise for prostate cancer recovery. Strengthening the pelvic floor and core muscles help reduce the side effects of cancer treatment…


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    Thanks to Pilates, Life Feels Great Without Neck Pain

    Through a series of private Pilates classes, my long-term neck problem completely disappeared! May diagnosed my body condition and identified the root cause of my neck issue. Life has never been so easy for me!

    Waking Up with Less Back Pain, Can't Wait for My Next Session

    May has magic hands! I’d been experiencing chronic and acute lower back pain for quite some time and tried various things to no avail. During my first visit with May, she not only released tension in the relevant muscles, but also taught me how to engage my core muscles properly. Just by looking at how I walk or move, she knows exactly which muscles need work. I now wake up to much less pain coz I learned how to release the tension in my lower back. I can’t wait for my next session with her.

    Didn't Ache Much During Pregnancy, Minimal Water Retention

    Attended Move Therapy’s Pre-natal Pilates sessions from my second trimester onwards. Each session was very helpful in improving my posture (e.g. walking gait) and provided me with ample opportunities to have a good stretch and build muscles. With the regular Pilates sessions, I didn’t ache much during my pregnancy and had minimal water retention. May is an extremely good instructor as she is patient, provides clear instructions and is very attentive to students’ posture. I have benefited much from the sessions and will highly recommend the sessions. Can’t wait to return for more!

    Doing Pilates for My Feet and Ankles

    Teacher May’s classes are great. They are not just about simple exercises. She will help you make specific improvements based on your physical problems. For example, my feet are uncomfortable. After taking her class, I feel that the blood circulation in my feet has improved.

    Walked in with Walking Stick & Waist Support, Walked out Unaided

    I had severe back pain due to prolonged sitting with bad posture. I tried acupuncture with little improvement. Doctor cleared me for Pilates and I booked a session. I walked in with a walking stick and wearing a waist support. An hour of Pilates later, I walked out unaided. Now I'm just mindful that I need to have regular core strengthening sessions to have a healthy back. Thanks May!

    Looking Forward to Classes Each Week

    I’m halfway through my package with May and already feel improvements to my posture and wellbeing. Started classes because of lower back aches and May has been patient and helpful in helping me through the necessary stretches. I look forward to classes each week!

    Prenatal Pilates Leave Me Feeling Lighter, Stronger, Better

    May has been helpful, professional and flexible in tailoring each Duet session to my needs as I prepared for labour. I always leave the studio feeling lighter, stronger and with a better posture.

    Enjoying Pilates Duet

    I am enjoying the Pilates sessions with May. May has been helpful in customising the exercises for our private duet Pilates sessions, and patient in adjusting our postures so that the exercises reach the targeted muscles. Thanks!

    Enjoyed the Group Classes

    Meditative exercise (which calms the mind and body.) May customizes the approach even in group classes.

    Challenging, But Rewarding

    The workouts can sometimes be challenging; yet rewarding. After each session, I feel relieve for my stiff back and my body feels more balanced.
    Sher Ching

    Prenatal Pilates Helped Me So Much

    I was about 5 to 6 months pregnant when I joined Prenatal Pilates. It has helped me so much. I had no leg swelling for this pregnancy unlike my first and my posture improved tremendously. And I’ve to say, my blood circulation was good as well. May was very accommodating and helped with each exercise. I intent to continue once I deliver for the Postnatal Pilates.

    Very Happy To Find This Studio

    I highly recommend this Pilates studio! I have tried many Pilates studios but none as professional and patient as May. After taking her lessons for a few months, my terrible stiff neck is gone! Very happy I found this studio.

    Looking Forward to More Sessions

    Had my first trial session with May for Prenatal Pilates and I want to thank her for being patient, encouraging and also to help work on target areas. Appreciate the customised exercises for my own condition and looking forward to more sessions going ahead as I prepare for labour.
    Xin Yi

    My Parents Really Enjoy the Senior Gold Class

    Hidden Pilates gem in the area! May is an amazing and passionate Pilates instructor! She is extremely attentive to my parents who have been attending the senior Pilates Gold class for more than half a year - and has helped them train full body muscles to improve balance, weight distribution when walking and assuage their knee pain. My parents really enjoy her classes and feedback that she’s extremely patient on guiding them to make the right Pilates postures! Adding on, they also highlight her facilities are very clean! Thumbs up~

    Seeing Results In Five Classes

    I highly recommend Pilates. It has helped me recover from my sunken hips. And it was only after five classes. Teacher May is also very careful and professional. Thank you.

    Postnatal Pilates, Would Recommend

    I'd private sessions with May for Postnatal Pilates. I have enjoyed & benefited from them. May is both knowledgeable & professional. Would recommend!
    Sharon T

    Better Posture, Feels Great After Class

    May is great at correcting my posture so that the correct muscles will be activated. It's a marked difference from reformer classes at the gym versus here. Feels great to walk away feeling taller and more upright after class 🙂

    Perceptive & Good

    May is very perceptive and good at picking out which muscles that are not working as they should!

    Backache From Pregnancy Went Away

    I had a really bad backache during pregnancy and after my first session, the pain went away and I felt so much better. Really patient and caring instructor! Highly recommended!

    Totally Happy, Find Relief From Back Pain

    May is an amazing instructor and her Pilates sessions are very relaxing! She helped me relieved my back pain due to my first pregnancy since 4 years ago with only a few sessions. Totally happy with the result and looking forward to attending more sessions!

    Surprise to Sweat

    I have been positively surprised by the sweat after the Pilates sessions with May. As someone who has spent many hours in the gym, (I didn't expect the intensity of Pilates exercise.) The moves targeted at “small muscles” have brought new inspiration and fun to exercise.

    Able to Sit on Hard Chairs, Feel Refresh

    I’d been having back pain when I sit. I couldn’t sit for long because of the pain. Sitting for a meeting became a problem. Since yesterday after the session (of manual therapy and Pilates,) I experienced a vast improvement. I'm able to sit even on hard chairs. When I got home yesterday, I was completely exhausted and slept very well. I am refreshed today. Thank you.

    Started Pilates During Pregnancy

    First try at Pilates when I found out about my pregnancy! Instructor May is patient and encouraging, she takes extra care as I approach my due date. Also, studio is clean and hygiene!

    A Wonderful Experience, Prenatal Pilates

    I started doing Prenatal Pilates with May in my second trimester. Although it’s my first time, May has made Pilates very easy and comfortable to pick up and she is always very attentive to my postures during class. Thank you for the wonderful experience and I highly recommend for any mummies to-be looking for prenatal exercise (:
    Hui Ying

    Looking Out For What I Need

    WOW! It has been a different experience for me at the Pilates sessions with May as from the others I went to! Love how May looks out for what I need to strengthen, and customises the sessions to suit me. Totally awesome!
    Peck Lian

    Feeling Like A Million Dollars

    May is INCREDIBLY knowledgeable. Every time I walk out (of the Pilates session) feeling like a million dollars!

    Awaken Many Tiny Muscles

    Thank you a thousand times. You gave me the beginnings of a 6 pack, made me so much more aware of my body and breathing. So many tiny / lazy muscles have been awakened!
    Cat H

    Pilates for ScoliosisFinding Symmetry Despite Scoliosis

    I have had scoliosis for 30 years. My left and right upper back and buttocks become asymmetric. With customised Pilates exercise, I saw my upper back and butts more equal for the first time. Thank you!

    Reversing The Effects of Sitting

    I spend lots of hours sitting on a chair, in front of my laptop and that's harmful for my body and specially my back. I see May every week for Pilates and she helps me restore balance, finding healthier postures for my body and releasing from the weekly erosion.

    Countering the Effects of Medication, Feeling Stronger

    Post surgery, I was looking for a physical trainer to partner with in counteracting the effects of long term medication, and in building a stronger body for health reasons. After a year of training with May, my walking gait has improved, knees feel stronger and better supported by muscular mass built through exercises planned by May. I feel confident that I can depend on her expertise to address pain in the body and more importantly learn new habits to slowly build a stronger, pain-free body. Thank you May for being a very important part of my healing process!

    Ease the Effects of Chemotherapy

    Cancer and chemotherapy have greatly affected and changed my body and mind. During chemotherapy, I have developed chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. A year into post chemotherapy, the side effects, pain and discomforts lingered on. My hands and legs were frequently stiff, swollen and tingling with pins and needles. I was struggling with fatigue, balance and mobility. I met May at Move Therapy in January 2018. Her studio is no frills but well equipped and personable. May did not paint me any rosy promises or rainbow illusions. She did some evaluations and suggested we can start with some rehabilitation and strengthening workouts. I never looked elsewhere after our initial workout and I have been going to her since. Thanks to her guidance and motivation, I have physically improved and no longer suffering in pain and discomfort. The tingling pins and needles in my hands and feet have much subdued and most important, I am no longer struggling with my balance and mobility.
    K Foo

    Relieves Knee Pain, Improves Fitness

    I'm glad to have May as my Pilates instructor. May has helped me with my bad knee through exercises and orthopedic manipulation. She is also very patient, and committed to my body's improvement beside my knee.
    Ai Lin

    Really like the Pilates class, better flexibility

    I really like the Pilates class because May explains it very well. As such, I can actually do the exercise quite easily. At the same time, I can feel improvement in my flexibility. I hope she continues teaching the class at NUS.

    A surprisingly pleasant intro to Pilates

    Thank you for a very surprisingly pleasant introduction to Pilates. I am an experienced athlete and a professional diver with chronic stiffness in the neck and shoulders. Today, I found new skills to augment what I already knew, and a focus on proper technique for great results. I felt very effectively engaged.

    Weekly Pilates, important in my schedule

    I often wear high heels which affect my posture. I walked with a hunch. I have the pleasure of improving my posture in the Pilates classes at Move Therapy. When I see myself in the mirror, I see the change. I stand straight. I put Pilates down as important in my schedule. I make it a point to come for exercise every week.

    The Best Part, My Lower Back Pain Has Gone Away

    I attended Pilates classes because of my lower back pain that came about after National Service. I had fears prior to joining May’s Pilates session as the only guy in class, but her non-judgemental attitude very quickly eased my worries and concerns. I started to enjoy the sessions more and more each week with her patient guidance. The best part is that now my lower back pain has gone away!

    Any stiffness always get relieved

    I always leave every Pilates session feeling mobile and supple. Any stiffness and other related conditions, that came with a desk-bound job, always get relieved. It is because May’s approach to exercise is holistic. Clients are more aware of their everyday movement when they get to practice the movement in the sessions; the emphasis on connecting the breath and mind is also important. I wish there were more like her in the industry! I miss my sessions when I’m away.

    Each week I walk away with a smile

    Just completed my 6th Pilates session and I feel great. I have really noticed the difference already. I am feeling stronger and fitter from my sessions. The care, precision and attention, that May provides, has allowed me to make quick progress and to concentrate on my posture, core strength and flexibility. I love attending my reformer session and each week I walk away with a smile!

    Less tired after a long day at work

    I am in my 40s. I can feel that my lower back and kneecap are starting to weaken. After I attended May's Pilates lessons, I can feel that I have improved in terms of strength, fitness and balance. I have learned to strengthen and stretch certain parts of our body muscles that we rarely work on in our daily life. My body posture has also improved tremendously, and I feel less tired after a long day of work in front of a computer.

    I'm running more, have less injury

    I am an avid runner. I run 10km a few times a week. I had hurt my ankles, calves just to name a few of the body parts I’d injured from running. Many of times I didn’t wait until I have completely recovered before I resumed running. It had resulted in the injury being prolonged. After attending May’s Pilates classes for about a year, I have gained better awareness of my body and movement. May taught me a lot about core strengthening, maintaining good posture and about movement. I’m more aware of my running posture. I find myself correcting my posture on the go like altering my foot alignment when I encounter discomfort, as well as how to stretch after. I can run more often because I have less injury now. Thank you May.

    My 2017 Highlight is your Pilates Classes

    "One good thing that happened to me in 2017 is attending your Pilates classes. I have chronic lower back pain since early 20s. I am in my 30s now. From a MRI scan a year ago, I found I have ‘lesser fluid’ on two of my lower back discs which might be the cause of my back pain. Sometimes, sitting was just annoying and I’d to take leave from my desk or from what I was doing to lie down. I’d been visiting TCM for quick reliefs when the pain was unbearable. I did some yoga and exercises through the years. They helped but they seemed to bring me other issues like knee discomfort, and a feeling of imbalance on my lower back. It could be I was doing these yoga poses and exercises wrongly. However, in your Pilates classes, the instructions are very detailed and clear on which part of the body I should be working on. Hence, I am able to do the pose with confidence without having to worry I might injure my back further. The lower back feels so soft after each lesson. After so many years of searching for an answer, the solution to my lower back problem is Pilates, where ‘The pelvis is the centre of the body where everything begins’ 🙂 Thank you!"


    "The result is amazing! My posture has improved. I now stand taller and walk with greater balance. I enjoy every Pilates class with its varied exercises using muscles that I did not know I have."
    Kwee Eng


    "I love the Pilates class! The clear, well-structured and creative exercises sometimes left me feeling sore, but glad I went. The instructor tailored the exercises to suit class members, provided individual attention to everyone on alignment and posture improvement. I found her “hands on” approach very helpful. It helped me understand what I need to work on. Going to the classes have improved my posture, flexibility and strength. Definitely for people who are interested in increasing their flexibility, balance and strength!"
    Chew Hoey


    "I'm in my early 20s. Having a lower back strain for close to 3 years, I can really feel the difference after attending May's Pilates group lessons. I’ve been attending for 10 weeks. I can feel that my posture has improved significantly and my back doesn't hurt as often as before. Thank you!"


    "I’d persistent lower back pain after giving birth to my daughter. I saw many healthcare professionals, but my back didn’t get better. But since starting my private sessions, my pain has gone. Before I didn’t want to move out of fear my back would act up, but not anymore. I’ve started running, and recently completed a 5-km run. Thank you!"

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    When you have persistent joint pain, it is difficult to exercise. Our Rehabilitation service of Manual Therapy and Pilates may just be what you are looking for. Find the pain relief you need


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