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About Activation Pilates

Welcome to Activation Pilates at Core Collective, Dempsey — a haven for fitness enthusiasts and well-being seekers. Founded by the experienced Angie Seow-Yuen, a trusted instructor with over a decade of expertise, our team offers a holistic Pilates experience. Activation Pilates focuses not just on physical fitness but on unlocking potential and enhancing the mind-body connection. Tailored classes cater to diverse needs, be it one-on-one, duet, or group sessions. With a commitment to individualised instruction, our team ensures a safe and effective Pilates journey. Beyond traditional exercises, we incorporate innovative techniques for engaging and effective sessions while at the same time committing to ongoing education to ensure clients receive the latest insights and practices in the world of Pilates.

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Angie Seow

Angie’s career journey began in coral restoration research, but a passion for movement and biology led her to transition into the Pilates industry. With a diverse clientele, ranging from pregnant mothers to seniors and professionals, she specializes in addressing musculoskeletal issues such as scoliosis, osteoporosis, knee pains, and shoulder/neck problems. Her focus lies in creating specially-designed exercise programs to alleviate chronic pains and enhance mobility. Angie is particularly dedicated to empowering the elderly and those with specific health challenges. Through her work, she aims to cultivate in her clients a deeper understanding and self-awareness of their own bodies, promoting freedom from discomfort and improved overall well-being.

  • The Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) – Teacher Certification
  • Clinical Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) Certified by Dr Joe Muscolino
  • Pilates Academy International (PAI) Master Instructor Trainer
  • Pilates Academy International (PAI) Instructor (Level 1 & 2: Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels)
  • Pre/Post-Rehabilitative Pilates by Pilates Academy International
  • STOTT PILATES® Instructor (Fully Certified)
  • Injuries & Special Populations Course by STOTT Pilates
  • BASI Pilates® Pilates Anatomy Course
  • Jungle Sports: Physio Educative 1 & 2 Instructor
  • The Center Method for Diastasis Recti Recovery by The Center for Women’s Fitness
  • The Centre for Women’s Fitness: Pre/Post-natal Pilates Specialist™, Pilates Applications for the Pelvic Floor Program™, Pilates for Menopause Program™, Myofascial Release Techniques for Fitness Professionals™
  • CARDIOLATES® Trainer – Pilates on Fifth
  • Trigger Point Therapy – Myofascial Compression Technique
  • Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function


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Flora Yee

Flora is first a secondary school choir instructor and then a Pilates instructor. She has been teaching school choirs since 1996 and participating in regular national and international choir competitions and events with them. Due to a stressful work practice, she used to fall sick frequently. When she started taking up body-mind-soul classes like stretching, Pilates and yoga in 2009, she felt herself becoming healthier and more able to cope with work-related stress. Subsequently, her lifestyle became more balanced.
Flora began to find Pilates very interesting and challenging as there were many modifications and possibilities available for different clientele. There was also more to Pilates than just mat exercises – she realized that the principles of Pilates were also applicable to help her choir students sing better.
Eventually, Flora decided to take up an instructor course to deepen her own knowledge of the subject. With the certification, opportunities to teach and cover Pilates classes became available. Such opportunities exposed her to different types of clients and their needs, helping to better her knowledge of Pilates and at the same time, increasing her desire to learn more.
Areas of Expertise:

  • Pilates for Special populations ( injuries , pain , recovery )
  • Matwork
  • Pilates for Mobility and Flexibility
  • Working with Singers, Teenage Choristers, Musicians (core control, posture and alignment and joint mobility


  • Bodytree Academy (BTA) Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training program  ( Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Spine corrector , strength and Mobility, Movement Anatomy)
  • Stott-Certified and trained Pilates instructor in MAtwork Level 1, Injuries and Special Population , Programming for Scoliosis Management
  • Also crossed over and certified for Pilates Academy International (PAI) in Matwork and Reformer tier 1-3.
  • Trained in pre- and post natal pilates and Golden ( senior population ) pilates
    ⁃ Licensed provider of Fletcher pilates Towelwork, Floorwork and Barrework
  • International Sports Academy (ISA) prescription for Special Population ( Youth, Elderly, Pregnant)
  • Barefoot Training Specialist Level 1,
  • Barefoot Workout
  • First Aid ( CPR and AED)
  • Carolyne Anthony’s Centre of Women’s Fitness : Rocking and Rolling to Release


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Tan May Li 

May first discovered Pilates as a client. Pilates workouts were initially meant to complement her overall exercise regime but she quickly fell in love with the precision, balance and intelligence of Pilates - which greatly appeal to her inner engineer.

Inspired by her instructors and the changes she felt and witnessed in her own body and sense of well-being, May now delights in sharing the same with her clients. "No matter how you felt before, you'll feel better after Pilates" - whether after a particularly challenging workout or a gentler wake-me-up for the body and mind, May hopes that her clients will say the same. She is warm and friendly, and looks forward to helping her clients achieve their goals while having fun!

  • Pilates Academy International (PAI) Instructor (Level 1 & 2: Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels)
  • Pre/Post-Rehabilitative Pilates by Pilates Academy International
  • Anatomy, Biomechanics and Postural Analysis by Pilates Academy International
  • Jungle Sports Physio Educative Instructor Level 1
  • Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function


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Charmaine Ang 

Growing up with bad postural habits and a lack of body awareness, together with gruelling demands of her corporate job in Legal and Compliance, Charmaine suffered from years of constant knee and back pain. She was recommended by a physiotherapist ten years ago to Pilates as a form of rehabilitation. Not only did the pain gradually go away, but her body also felt lighter, and her energy levels improved. Before that, Charmaine tried several forms of therapy, but nothing else struck a chord like Pilates.

Passionate about the transformative impact of Pilates, Charmaine decided to pursue Pilates to share its benefits as a lifestyle with others. She firmly believes that each body is uniquely different, and her goal is to inspire and empower clients to be the best version of themselves.

  • Balanced Body Pilates Comprehensive Instructor
  • Pilates Academy International (PAI) Instructor (Level 1: Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, Level 2: Mat and Reformer)
  • Pre/Post-Rehabilitation Pilates by Pilates Academy International
  • Pre/Post-Natal Pilates by Pilates Academy International
  • Anatomy, Biomechanics and Postural Analysis by Pilates Academy International
  • Golden Pilates by Pilates Academy International
  • The Center for Women's Fitness Pre and Postnatal Pilates Specialist
  • Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function