Heather Shalabi Gratz Gallery Banner

HANGING PULLUPS on the Gratz Cadillac

This Pilates-inspired exercise targets the back, shoulders, and arms, giving me a full upper body workout. Hanging from the bar, engage your core and activate the back muscles, and pull yourself down with determination. Feeling the burn and building my strength, one pull-up at a time.

Experience the grace and strength of Kneeling Ballet Stretches on the Gratz Cadillac. Stretch, strengthen, and lengthen your body, targeting the legs, hips, and core. Elevate your flexibility, posture, and control with this harmonious Pilates exercise.

Always a movement enthusiast, Heather Thomas has been teaching Pilates for over two decades.  Her recognition of Pilates’ benefits  and passion for the discipline led her to embark on intensive training, completing her full Studio certification in 2002. She later studied traditional Pilates through Benjamin Degenhardt’s 360° Pilates  in 2016, and received 3 rd  Generation Classical Pilates certification with  Alycea Ungaro’s REAL Pilates  in 2018. Heather is a Lead Educator for REAL Pilates, and conducts multiple trainings in Hong Kong and Singapore each year. 
Heather opened Hong Kong’s Flex Studio in 2005, and Flex Studio Singapore in 2023. The studios have become the cities’ premiere fitness destinations and Classical Pilates Teacher Training Centres.  Heather also leads annual retreats in Asia, and workshops to empower people to take control of their physical well-being. Her interest in movement and the body stems from decade-long training in classical ballet as a young girl, and subsequent daily yoga practice whilst living in New York City in the 1990’s.
Heather has a strong business background, with degrees from Johns Hopkins University and Columbia Business School, as well as extensive marketing experience with the Walt Disney Company.  She has designed and overseen the buildout of eight Pilates studios in Hong Kong and Singapore; her decades in the Pilates industry have led to an extensive network of connections, global resources and a firm belief in the endless possibilities Pilates offers.
“The body WANTS to do the right thing… 99% of the time we fail to give it an operating platform on which to improve. All it takes is the slightest nudge in the right direction to see profound neuromuscular change with just a few reps of an exercise. That’s the incredible honour we have to live in our bodies… we can abuse it for years, yet it will robustly adapt to positive change in order to return to the amazing miracle that is the human physique. Pilates is the embodiment of this potential.” — Heather Thomas, Founder of Flex Studio


See her full bio at flexhk.com/pilates/heather-thomas-shalabi 


Website | flexhk.com 

Facebook | facebook.com/FlexStudioHk

Instagram | instagram.com/flexstudiohk


Share:   Facebook   |   Twitter   |   LinkedIn



More » Less «
  • List
  • Map