Clara hails from sunny Sydney, Australia, having also grown up in many cities such as Hong Kong, Seoul, Perth, Auckland, and the Gold Coast. As an active young lass, she would always find herself in and out the doors of physiotherapists’ with injuries. Over time, this developed knowledge and practice of the body and Pilates. Her experience includes injury rehab such as for the ankle, knee, and shoulder, as well as conditions such as neck and back pain, scoliosis, tight hips, and fibromyalgia.
Before certifying as a STOTT® Mat and Reformer instructor, Clara completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Hons. I), where she also formally studied biomechanics and designed orthopedic devices.
While understanding movement deeply at a technical level, Clara enjoys having lots of fun in classes and making things simple and easy to understand. You’re never perfectly ready to do Pilates - come as you are!
Clara Tan instructs the following:
This class is a step up from the Essential reformer level and continues to build on endurance and core strength while improving coordination and flexibility.
In this medium-intensity class you will work both the core and peripheral muscles, to ensure you are on your way to having a strong and streamlined body as you continue to strengthen and stabilize the hips, knees, and ankles.
You are required to attend at least 3 Essential reformer classes or 2 Private Foundation’s prior to attending an Essential/Intermediate reformer class.
This class introduces the Reformer, the most popular piece of Pilate's equipment. Learn how to set up the reformer and methods of adjusting the pulleys as you master the proper technique required to build core strength, stability and mind-body awareness. Like the Essential matwork class, this class provides an energising total-body workout. Participants are welcome to stay in the Essential classes until they feel confident enough to enter the Essential/Intermediate class. Class capacity is five participants.
This class is suitable for those who are moving on to reformer after attending at least 3 matwork classes or those who have done two Private Foundations.
A brilliant workout, when you've learnt the basics and know what you're doing!
Matwork classes at Intermediate level will provide a bigger challenge and take you through a dynamic, full-body workout that focuses on improving flexibility and core strength, with exercises that stretch and tone all muscle groups. Programming may vary from session to session to include: Stability Balls, Flex-Bands, Toning Balls, Fitness Circle®. Class capacity is ten participants.
A good knowledge of Pilates is necessary and you should be injury free.
This class will challenge your Pilates training while giving you a cardio workout. The class will use various pieces of equipment including the Halo.
If you are new to the Studio it is necessary to complete at least three Essential Matwork classes or two Private Foundation sessions before joining this class, although due to its faster pace is best suited to those with some experience of Pilates.
This class focuses on improving deep core strength, endurance and control. Exercises are selected to challenge mobility and stabilization through the core and peripheral muscles while adding flexibility and suppleness to your body. Resistance props are incorporated to add variety and familiarity.
It is necessary to attend three Essential matwork classes before booking onto our Essential/Intermediate matwork class.
A great starting point for beginners, people who are recovering from an injury or those wanting to fine-tune their technique. The Essential Matwork class teaches the Five Basic Principles of the STOTT PILATES method, and builds a foundation of exercises required to move on to the next level. This mat-based workout is designed to help participants develop leaner, longer-looking muscles, establish core strength and stability and heighten mind-body awareness. Props may be incorporated to add variety. Participants are welcome to stay in the Essential Matwork class until they feel confident enough to enter the Essential/Intermediate class. Class capacity is ten participants.