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In support of Home Nursing Foundation, PILATES GIVES will be running complimentary online Pilates classes for anyone who has made a donation to the foundation. 

You can join all the sessions with a one-time giving or you can donate for each session that you will be joining. 

100% of your donations go to the foundation to provide for frail, bedbound or homebound patients with professional therapy, nursing and medical care in their homes.

A $15 donation to the foundation would provide a lonely elderly with five hours of home personal care visits, assisting them with basic housekeeping, elder-sitting and exercises.

Every $100 donation would equate to two home medical sessions where a doctor visits homebound patients to remove the hassle of making multiple trips to hospital.

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Step-by-step guide

  1. Make your donation at

  2. Please include your contact email when you are making the donations.  

  3. Please make your donation before registering for the online class.

  4. Register your participation at for the respective Pilates class(es) on ZOOM. 

  5. Class registration is only possible when your donation to Home Nursing Foundation has been successful.

  6. When registering for the Pilates class, please state the 10-character Transaction Reference reflected in the email confirmation titled "Donation Successful". It is the same number as the Ref ID reflected on the donation web page.

  7. We will be in touch with you with the web link to join the Pilates online session(s) you have registered for.

  8. Thank you for your giving.

  9. We look forward to a great workout with you in the Christmas season of giving.

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Our appreciation to all donors

For the first ten donors every new week with the value of S$15 and above, you will be entitled to a complimentary group reformer session (valued at S$50) at The Pilates Place, our studio location sponsor for this campaign drive, valid for one month.

For the top two donors with the highest quantum donated, we would like to express our appreciation by extending a personal private session (valued at S$120) at The Pilates Place using mixed equipment including reformer, Cadillac and barrel valid for one month.

All donors will also enjoy a 10% discount for classes at The Pilates Place. You will receive the promo code in the registration confirmation email.

About The Pilates Place

The Pilates Place is a fully equipped Pilates Studio conveniently located at 43 North Canal Road, Singapore, which is only a 3-minute walk from Clark Quay MRT. Set amidst the heart of a fast-paced business district, our Studio is a welcome retreat into a tranquil private space where you can focus on an uplifting and holistic mind and body experience. There are parking facilities located within sight of the doorsteps to the studio and many trendy new restaurants and bars located within the vicinity.

The Pilates Place offers a range of Pilates classes on mat or apparatus. Individual and group classes are categorised to suit different skill levels and needs. With classes kept at no more than 5 participants per class, you will get the individual care and attention from our teachers to guide you throughout the lesson. Our teachers are trained and certified in the STOTT PILATES®️ method.  The studio also works closely with sports doctors and physiotherapists for clients who are seeking rehabilitation with Pilates practice.

The Pilates Place strives to provide both quality and consistency in its Pilates training. In teaching this, the studio believes in educating clients about their bodies, to be more aware and listening to what their body is telling them, and explaining the right Pilates moves to achieve their goals and being the best they can be.

To start your session at The Pilates Place, please call 62276997 or 97506474.

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Shirley Ruesen is a certified STOTT Pilates Matwork & Reformer Level 1 and 2 instructor. She is also a Barre certified instructor. She has completed training for STOTT Intensive Cadillac, Barrels, Injuries and Special Population, pre- and post-natal Pilates, Facia Anatomy Trains in Motion endorsed by Tom Myers, and Pilates Grace of Movement trained by Ruth Alper (disciple of Eve Gentry who was one of the first generation teachers who worked directly with the father of Pilates Joseph Pilates).

Her first Pilates teachers in the Netherlands and Turkey as well as her instructor trainers were all former performing ballet dancers. This has formed the basis on how Shirley interprets the Pilates method: she builds her programmes focussing on lengthening and strengthening the muscles, moving the body with fluidity and flow, and executing the movement with control. As an avid runner, she has experienced how Pilates has helped her to train for the 21km half marathon or even her next Spartan races. Not only do such extreme sports require core strength to endure the longer distances, muscles around the hip, knee and ankle areas must be doubly strengthened and lengthened.

Shirley has always enjoyed sports and movement. Now at 50, she is feeling fitter, stronger and better aligned than ever before! Besides Pilates and running, she is in love with my weekly Muay thai classes and a friendly match of beach volleyball. No matter what she does, she feels the effect of what Pilates has thought her and learned how to move efficiently. She is driven to pass on the lasting effects of the Pilates method because she has a firm belief that we should all enjoy living in aligned, strong and flexible body. It makes Shirley exceptionally happy to see her clients walking out of the studio feeling taller, more flexible, stronger and moving with ease and grace.

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Lei Mui is a certified STOTT Pilates Matwork and Reformer instructor. She has also completed training for STOTT Injuries and Special Population, pre- and post-natal Pilates. She teaches group Pilates classes at The Pilates Place.

The promise of getting stronger and achieving leaner muscles through Pilates drew her interest more than 10 years ago. Not only did her posture and backache improve over time, Pilates also helped her build strength and endurance. The amazing result was a testament to how Pilates is an exercise for all ages to gain “longevity” for the spine.

As an instructor, Lei Mui endeavours to help people around her to reap the benefits from practising mindful movement through Pilates.

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Rachel Loke is a certified classical Matwork and STOTT Reformer Pilates Instructor. She has also completed training for STOTT Intensive Cadillac and Chair. She teaches Pilates using mixed equipment both on a group basis and private session at Breathe Pilates. Prior to that, she was teaching at Virgin Active, Upside Motion and The Pilates Place.

She started her journey as a Pilates Instructor in 2015 with the late Master Teacher Alvin Giam who started the first Pilates studio in Singapore. What got her started was the desire to learn the Pilates techniques thoroughly to benefit her body in the most efficient way.

Rachel has a strong interest in rehabilitative Pilates programme, particularly so as she has experienced first hand how Pilates has helped her in her post-op knee recovery. Pilates has also helped her in addressing lower back pain as a result of long hours of sitting and frequent flying during her days at corporate work.

The emphasis of hip, knee and ankle alignment alongside the five basic principles of Pilates form the basis of her programming for her classes. She delights in seeing how her clients’ overall well-being have benefitted from practising mindful movement.

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