STOTT PILATES Lead Instructor Trainer
Pilatique Co-Founder and Education Director
Melissa Wong, STOTT PILATES Lead Instructor Trainer, is the co-founder of Pilatique Pilates Studio and has always been a fitness enthusiast. She started her career in the fitness arena in 2000 as a part-time fitness instructor teaching in various gyms. She transitioned into a full-time fitness career after graduating from university with a Bachelor of Business Studies.
Mel, as she is better known, is very passionate in dance and this very passion has led her to many endeavours. In 2003, having discovered that Pilates complemented her dance performances, Mel’s passion for Pilates started to grow as she sees how it can help to strengthen her and other individuals as well. She then attended a basic training program held by one of Kuala Lumpur’s pioneer Pilates studio and started teaching Mat Pilates soon thereafter.
An opportunity arose in 2004 and Mel underwent STOTT PILATES™ Mat and Reformer training, and continued her journey as a certified STOTT PILATES™ Trainer until today, and will be forever, as she foresees.
Mel co-founded Pilatique Pilates Studio in 2005 with her husband, Steven. She continued and progressively attended the full series of STOTT PILATES™ courses both in Malaysia and Canada. She achieved STOTT PILATES™ Full Certification Instructor in 2008 and moved on to be a STOTT PILATES™ Instructor Trainer in that same year.
Besides Pilates, Mel is also the first Head Teacher for Les Mill’s dance program, BodyJam, for Fitness First Malaysia. Fitness first is the world’s largest privately owned health club group. Mel was appointed a presenter for the Les Mills Quarterly Workshops.
Since 2006, Mel has had the honour to work with Nike as a chosen Master Trainer for Nike Rockstar Workout, which has given her the opportunity to represent Team Malaysia in Singapore and Japan. In 2007, Mel again trained instructors for the Nike Rockstar Workout program in Thailand. In 2009 and 2010, Mel has been selected to present in STOTT PILATES workshops for Asia Fitness Convention in Bangkok, Thailand.
Pilatique Pilates Studio proudly became a STOTT PILATES™ Licensed Training Center in 2008. Mel will continuously be upgrading her personal knowledge and development to train and groom more Certified STOTT PILATES™ Trainers that are seriously lacking in the local industry and also worldwide. She has, and will always be dedicated and committed to Pilates by giving the best of her to Pilatique’s students, clients and beyond.
She is known for breaking down content well and making it easy to understand and to apply in teaching.
With all her skills and passion for teaching, she has helped many instructors in becoming successful instructors.
Melissa has also been appointed as a Member of Talent Advisory Panel of The People’s Association of Singapore, where she supports in bringing up the standard of Pilates instructors in the communities.