Instructor Spotlight

Instructor Spotlight: Arthur Soetedja

“Keep moving and don’t give up!”



Studio Pilates Courses Completed

Matwork Course
Anatomy Course
Matwork Progressions Course
Small Ball Course
Reformer Course
Reformer Progressions Course


What has been your favourite Studio Pilates course to complete?

Hmmm… actually a tough question, but I’d say Matwork Programming and Progressions because it not only expands your repertoire of exercises (including the more “classical” Pilates exercises), but also introduces you to a whole new level of understanding behind the principles of each Pilates exercise. My members have also loved and benefitted from the wide variety of exercises I offer in my classes.


How have you been using your Pilates skills since completing your instructor training?

I have been instructing in various gyms, and also online (since the lockdown).


What has been your greatest challenge as a Pilates instructor?

Catering to all the different levels of my participants and offering options that would keep everyone moving.  There are beginners and also more advanced members that come to my classes and I also teach older clients. I love the challenge of catering to all of them, and I’m continually learning about the variety in people’s physicality.


How has COVID-19 changed how you instruct?

I’ve been teaching some online classes, but I have really missed the connection I make with in-person classes.

One positive thing from lockdown is that I now have time for my own practice and I’ve been doing my own Pilates session everyday (even if it’s for 20 mins).


What is the one health or fitness related item that you can’t live without right now?

My library of exercises in the Studio Pilates instructor portal haha!


What is your personal Pilates or exercise philosophy?

Keep moving and don’t give up!


What song or playlist is keeping you and your clients motivated in class right now?

Sounds weird, but at the moment I like doing a Pilates workout to the “song” of my own breathing!


What is your favourite exercise to instruct right now and why?

The Seal!  I’m forever trying to convince my members that I’m not making it up and it’s a legitimate Pilates exercise (in fact, a classical one)!



How do you prioritise or find time for your own Pilates practice?

With lockdown, it’s easy because I have a lot more time on my hands!  Outside of lockdown, I’ve been going to Studio Pilates reformer classes.


What is the greatest tip you could give another Pilates instructor?

Keep it simple!

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