Updated: Oct 9, 2019
Stepping foot in the fitness industry hadn't been what I had expected when I was younger. I had always envisioned myself being someone who would, with my smallest effort, make a change in the world, from "I want to be a doctor when I grow up," to "perhaps I could venture into Medicinal Chemistry" when I was in university.
Fast forward, it's been more than 7 years since I have been on this journey and I would say I wouldn't regret any bit taking that leap of faith. Having faith, believing in His guidance, is probably the hugest commitment I'd taken in my life. I am still doing what I can, in my smallest effort, to make this world a better place - improving the lives of others, and helping another part of the the community that would strive for the same endeavor.
Recently, I found renewed joy when I took up the challenge covering for a colleague, who had to take a break from an injury, to teach "Beginner" classes again at the newly opened Virgin Active at Paya Lebar. I think it takes a lot of patience, understanding and empathy to educate, care and still deliver a good workout for these people.
I think it's also because I am in this phase that I am about to step into the purpose of education, and re-education, and I am really grateful for this opportunity to learn, and re-learn; and truly finding me in my journey.
We all start somewhere. In recent years, there's a growing pool of Pilates instructors; few of us have gotten past the 5-year mark, a number possibly the decade mark, and there are also teachers whom I always look up to who are generous and open in sharing their wealth of knowledge and experiences. For all who have just started your teacher training, certification is just the beginning; not an end.
Be patient, embrace the process, and enjoy the journey. x