Instructor Elva’s Pilates Journey

How Elva first started doing Pilates? I was first introduced to Pilates by my Physiotherapist in 2009 due to a muscle tear injury. I also fractured my leg in a ski accident in 2012 and Pilates not only helped with my recovery from these 2 serious injuries, but it also improved my body awareness for…

Passionfruit Warabi Mochi

Passionfruit Warabi Mochi Warabi mochi is a chilled, jelly-like mochi covered with a nutty roasted soybean powder and sometimes with brown sugar syrup. Unlike the mochi made from glutinous rice, warabi mochi is made of bracken starch and tastes softer and chewier. The team at Focus was lucky to taste this soft delicious warabi mochi…

Senior Instructor Chami’s Pilates Journey

How Chami first started Pilates and what spurs/inspires her to become a Pilates instructor? I started Pilates through a friend’s introduction when I was suffering from a back pain after childbirth. It has helped me tremendously and as my body improved, I became more confident. Simultaneously, my Pilates teachers then introduced me to take up…

Eggplant Lasagna

Here’s one of Senior Instructor Julie’s go to lunch recipe! If you are a fan of pasta/lasagna, give this low carb 🍆 eggplant recipe a try 😋, we promised it’s yummy! Ingredients:  2 large eggplants 1 teaspoon sea salt, add more to taste olive oil, to taste 5 cloves garlic, minced ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 can…

Instructor Jia Ying’s Pilates Journey

Jia Ying shares on when she first started Pilates and started taking it more professionally I started Pilates about 10 years ago although admittedly I was not that serious. Eventually, I started doing Pilates more seriously when I experienced firsthand from my Physio sessions how Pilates helped me to rehab from my injuries and improved…

Can Pilates complement your Yoga Practice?

How can Pilates complement your Yoga practice? Are you a yoga practitioner and curious about Pilates? A Pilates enthusiast wondering how many of your favourite exercises are yoga-inspired? Or maybe you haven’t tried either and interested to know what the difference might be? This month, we shall be answering some of the most popular questions…

Zucchini Chips

Though these crispy, golden brown, juicy zucchini chips looks plain, it’s deliciously addictive and I bet you will devour all in one shot. It’s a great side dish to your meals or can be serve as a snack! What’s more, it’s very easy to whip it up as long as you have an air fryer…

Instructor Xuewei’s Pilates Journey

How Xuewei first started Pilates and fell in love with it. I’ve always been more of a cardio fiend – running and spinning are my staples. But I always knew I needed to complement my workout routine with strength and conditioning work. I started with mat Pilates and immediately loved how much it challenges your…

Cucumber Mango Miso Noodle Bowl

Other than rice, noodle is usually one of our go to meals for most Asians as it’s easy to prepare. This vegan & gluten free rice noodle 🍜 with the added miso-tangy flavour is delicious enough with or without a cooked protein. Give it a try! You can even use other type of preferred noodles…