Susan is the Founder of équilibre and teaches as a Principal Instructor. She is fully certified in all disciplines of STOTT Pilates Level 1 (Matwork & Reformer; Cadillac; Chair, and Barrels) and the GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® methods. Trusted among clients, Susan is a perceptive, patient, and dynamic instructor who infuses her classes with fun and energy. She possesses an in-depth understanding of musculature and biomechanics and is able to accurately recommend individualised treatment regimes for her clients.
As the first Asian graduate of the world-renowned Vienna Municipal Conservatory Austria, Susan began her career as a talented classical ballerina, but was forced into retirement after four years from debilitating ankle and hip injuries. She started teaching Pilates in 2005 after experiencing the benefits of Pilates during her own rehabilitation. Susan firmly believes students can only progress insofar as their instructors learn and continually upgrades her skills to better serve her clients. She is accredited in other fitness and wellness techniques such as Myofascial Release Therapy, RockTape Kinesiology, ZEN.GA, REDCORD, and TRX.
Joan Alexis Cher
Despite being our youngest instructor, Joan has been dancing classical ballet for almost 20 years and is certified by both the Royal Academy of Dance (Vocational Graded Examinations: Intermediate) and The Commonwealth Society of Teachers of Dancing (Intermediate). She uses her dance training to lead our Movement for Kids class, which incorporates classical ballet principles.
Joan has been practising Pilates for eight years and is Stott-trained in Pilates Matwork & Reformer. She has also completed her pre-GYROTONIC® training and uses the complementary principles to enhance her movement knowledge and teaching.
As an instructor, Joan is gentle, calming, and attentive. She is invested in properly strengthening and protecting her students' bodies, often taking the time to explain the anatomical importance of each movement.