Bonita is the founder of SELF Fitness Studio. Being passionate in helping clients understanding correct movement pattern, reducing pain and increasing their sports performance, she love working with clients from different fitness levels.
Bonita is The Garuda Method Master Trainer of Hong Kong and China, she is also experienced in Pilates, Animal Flow and Pre and postnatal teachings. She is passionate about helping students improve their body awareness whilst increasing physical and mental strength.
Active since the age of 3, she has been involved in sports like dancing, swimming, surfing, muay thai.
As a result of years of extreme exercise and a horseback riding accident brought Bonita to Pilates in 2014. Through practicing she was not only able to heal her chronic knee and back pain, but also increased her sports performance, and perception of the mind-body connection.
Bonita completed her Pilates training with Polestar Pilates, then went on to achieve additional Pre and Postnatal certifications, and NKT Therapy certification. After years of teaching full-time, Bonita discovered The Garuda Method, and it has immensely helped her clients from all backgrounds. Over the years, she has attended countless training courses in London with the founder James D’Silva, making her the only Master Trainer in China.
Besides training her clients, Bonita enjoys outdoor water activities, you can often find her freediving or enjoying the sun, sea and sand with her family!
Jessica is our Pilates Instructor and Nutrition & Healthy Lifestyle Coach. She believes everyone deserves to have a happy, healthy body and mind which is long lasting and with the right fitness, nutrition & lifestyle guidance anyone can achieve this.
Previous to being a Pilates Instructor & Nutrition Coach Jessica was a chef and a restaurant owner, in London and Hong Kong. Working in a kitchen and running several restaurants Jessica was always in a high stress environment which can take its toll on one’s body. She practised pilates from the age of 17, discovering how having a healthy spine leads to better mobility and prevents injuries as she saw colleagues around her suffering from back and hip pain from having to be on their feet all day everyday. After being in the hospitality industry for so many years, she wanted others to experience the benefits of pilates and got her Pilates Instructor Certificate as well as The Garuda Method Teaching Certificate. Besides pilates Jessica explored and studied how integrating healthy habits into one’s day to day life can help manage stress physically and mentally so that everyone can extend the longevity of their bodies so they can live longer with a healthy mind and body.
Jessica understands everyone has different bodies and lifestyles and there is no one size fits all approach to reaching their desired fitness, nutrition and lifestyle goals. Her nutrition and healthy lifestyle programme & pilates classes enables her to be her client’s guiding hand on their journey to feel good and live better. Her passion has always been with food, she began her journey of sharing with her clients her knowledge of food as a source of enrichment to the body and how eating healthy does not mean taking the enjoyment out of a meal.
When Jessica isn’t coaching clients, you will find her lost in a book, out and about with her dogs, or cooking delicious creations in her kitchen.
One of our functional and strength training instructors, Hill aims to help his clients gain more understanding on how they can move their body better and build strength to prevent and rehabilitate injuries.
Hill started his personal training career with injury rehabilitation, and has over 10 years of training experience with different types of clients. He is also a kindergarten teacher, playground teacher and SENS teacher and experienced chronic tightness and discomfort because of his work. He tried many different methods of training, such as yoga for flexibility, cardio to increase circulation, and strength training to provide long term aid to keep his body pain free and strong.
Hill discovered progressive methods of mobility that are different to traditional strength training as these more modern methods are more dimensional and require much more spatial awareness. After learning and practicing these new methods it gace Hill a whole new meaning of how our bodies can move better efficiently and effectively.
He's especially talented in working with helping the elderly regaining strength and range of motion.
Hill is very dedicated to his practices and trains in his spare time when he isn’t teaching, he also enjoys relaxing in nature to relax.
Jacqui is a NASM qualified personal trainer and corrective exercise coach with a special interest in postural issues and scoliosis. She helps identify and work on muscle imbalances caused by poor posture, sedentary lifestyle or uneven training habits.
Having spent part of her working life in the corporate world she can relate to the issues you feel from being stuck behind a desk. She’s also had to work on her own imbalances having suffered from moderate scoliosis since her teenage years. She now feels healthier, stronger and more flexible from working on her weak points and training smart, not hard.
Our Pre & Postnatal & lactation specialist, who helps women transitioning and stepping into motherhood recover gradually using the therapeutic and healing power of yoga.
Michelle found yoga in 2006 when she first started her career as a banker. In the fast-paced banking industry, yoga helped her slow down, to find inner peace and to deal with her daily work challenges with a clear mind and healthy body. Gradually, she found practising yoga has become her life’s daily essentials. She always said, “Yoga replaces my daily cup of Joe!”. Not until she became a mother did she realise the magic of yoga, she healed her own postpartum trauma through yoga practice. Michelle then became a prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher RPYT and a lactation consultant IBCLC. Through deep-dive research and studies, she has a strong conviction that all women transitioning and stepping into motherhood will recover gradually using the therapeutic and healing power of yoga.
Michelle’s first yoga teacher is Ana Forrest, who created her own style of yoga called Forrest Yoga. A very powerful form of yoga that is specially designed for mending the hoop of the people. Michelle trusts that our body is able to heal itself. When you believe it, you will be able to achieve it. This is her philosophy of life.
Michelle’s class is precise, calming and fun at the same time. Her class has strong emphasis on breathing and connecting to the feelings in your body. Students are able to approach yoga step by step through a specially designed sequence.