Team JR & Instructors
Jing is a multi-talented instructor who holds AFAA and AEA certified group exercise instructor. She is a Zumba instructor since 2014 teaching Zumba Fitness and other specialty programs such as Zumba Toning, Zumba Gold, Zumba Kids, Zumba Steps and Aqua Zumba and Piloxing. Jing’s friendly and easy-going personality made her well-liked by her students and those who know her.
Studios ManagerOur studio manager, Jo Yan is also a fitness enthusiast herself. She loves travelling and enjoys good food. Her favourite classes at JR Fitness are Yoga, KpopX Fitness and Piloxing. Jo has a cheerful, friendly and approachable personality. She is very helpful with members’ enquiries and always ready to assist member with their needs.
Les Mills BodyCombat InstructorLock Li is an experienced instructor who started his teaching career since 2011. He teaches a variety of program such as BodyCombat, Piloxing, Kickboxing, Self defence, Yoga, TRX, BOSU, VIPR, circuit training. His Favorite Quote is “So, you wanna be a fighter? It’s not how hard you hit or how fast you move. It’s waking up earlier than the other guy.Training harder. Be the last one to switch off the gym lights.” – UFC.
His Fitness Tip is Never stop pushing yourself. Some say 8 hours of sleep is enough, Why stop there? Why not 9? Why not 10? Strive for greatness. Do 15 pushups instead of 10.Run 3 miles instead of 2. Eat the whole cake instead of a slice.Do 15 pushups instead of 10. Burn your ex’s house down. I believe in you.
Join him for a heart-pumping and adrenaline rushing Body Combat class on every Monday, 6-7pm.
Les Mills BodyCombat InstructorKarel is trained in Les Mills BodyCombat, Les Mills Body Pump and Les Mills Grit Series. She is a dedicated instructor who always motivates students in class with her high energy and passion. She always gives options to students in class to cater for participants of different fitness levels and make sure no one gets left out. She loves to give participants a challenge and encourage them to always push themselves beyond their limits. For her, one of the most rewarding thing as a Group Fitness Instructor is when participants come up and tell her that they pespire a lot and enjoyed the class, and most of all getting a good workout!
Come join Karel for an energetic, fun and intense Body Combat class on every Tuesday 6-7pm!
Les Mills BodyCombat InstructorJohn Por, started his fitness career since 2012. He is a well established Street Salsa and Bachata dancer and trainer. He earned his first place at the Asia Bachata Champion in 2010 and has never looked back. From dancer turned fitness leader, John incorporates dance techniques and musicality into heart throbbing, muscles toning fitness workout. John is proficient in Les Mills BodyCombat, Sh’bam, BodyJam and BodyPump, Zumba, Animal Flow, TRX, Vipr, Kettlebell and many more to come.
John believes in..
“When endurance goes down, perserverance runs up!” – John Por, himself.
“Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.”- Bruce Lee
Come join John every Wednesday, 8-9pm and Thursday, 7-8pm for a heart throbbing and muscles toning BodyCombat class!
Les Mills BodyCombat InstructorWorking out and having fun can be two mutually exclusive elements when it comes to group exercise classes like BodyCombat. Wyatt believes in having the fun element in working out and using BodyCombat as his gateway to bring people of any levels of knowledge in sports together for an intensive and inclusive workout. Physical results are tedious to achieve but as long as one puts their heart and determination to commit to their own goals, Wyatt will be ready to bring his participants to the next level in terms of their fitness. It is the combination of fun and results that inspired Wyatt to be a BodyCombat instructor and he loves having like-minded people to engage with him about the program and even ask questions about techniques or how to enhance their experiences in BodyCombat classes.
Come join Wyatt on every Saturday, 7-8pm for a crazy and intense BodyCombat class!
Les Mills BodyCombat InstructorStephen is a certified Les Mills BodyCombat instructor. He believes group fitness is one of the keys to unlocking the motivation in people to keep up with a fit and healthy lifestyle. As the quote says, “You can become even stronger by coming together.” Stephen enjoys finding new ways to teach his classes in order to keep members engaged and motivated. During his free time, he enjoys reading to stay relevant, travelling to broaden the mind, and catching up with friends over a hot cup of coffee.
Come join Stephen on every Saturday, 7-8pm!
Yoga InstructorGwen, who is our certified Yoga instructor has always had an active lifestyle, even when she had to juggle motherhood, full-time work and cope with the challenges of a modern woman. She worked hard for more than a decade in the fast-paced and stressful travel industry, before moving on to the health and wellness sector, managing a physio clinic for 5 years. An avid runner, she turned to running as a way to de-stress and keep healthy. However, upon sustaining injuries from her running, she realized she needed a more balanced approach to health and fitness. Her first yoga experience convinced her that yoga is what she needed to achieve that balance, to be healthy both inside and out.
Join Gwen for a unique Yoga experience at JR Yoga, Bugis.
Les Mills BodyBalance InstructorKelvin is a certified freestyle Aerobics Instructor since 2004 and holds various programme certifications by Les Mills, Spinning and Pound Fit. He is an internationally certified instructor for Les Mills Body Balance, Body Step and Body Pump. By nature a friendly and bubbly person, Kelvin enjoys meeting people and is passionate in promoting group exercise as a way to expand one’s social circle and get fit at the same time. Kelvin believes that “One is only as good as his last class” and always looks out for opportunity to learn new knowledge to share with his members. Apart from group exercise, Kelvin started exploring gymnastic strength training as part of his workout routine. He also enjoys traveling, reading and hunts down good food which is the national hobby of Singaporeans.
Come and join Kelvin on every Saturday from 10am to 11am to experience Body Balance – a motivating blend of Yoga with Taichi and Pilates.
Zumba Fitness & Zumba Toning Instructor“My name is Charissa. I love to listen to music, singing and grooving to the beat. Zumba allows me to do all of that! Each Zumba class allows me to relieve stress, to exercise and most importantly, to have FUN! I look forward to meeting you and hope to give you an unforgettable Zumba experience”.
Join Charissa on every Tuesday, 8-9pm for a fun and exhilarating Zumba Fitness and Thursday 8-9pm for an intense Zumba Toning class!
Zumba Fitness Instructor
Charlotte Marie started in the fitness industry on a similar yet different professional path as a sport science and physical educator working with kids. With sports and dance having always been in her veins, Charlotte went on to obtain her Zumba instructor license in Prague, Czech Republic in 2010. There was no turning back from thereon. Despite having no prior experience in dance, group fitness or aerobics whatsoever, she works hard in picking up what she can to ensure she can deliver her classes to high standards.
Aside from Zumba, Charlotte does other programmes such as Pound, HIIT, Kickboxing, Cardio freestyle dances (Hiphop, Latin, Kpop etc.) as well as dance choreographies for company events and shows.
A firm believer of being an agent of positivity, Charlotte brings to her classes raw vibrant energy, sincerity and pure fun simply because she can.
Come and learn some swaxy Zumba moves with Charlotte on every Thursday, 7-8pm!
Zumba Fitness and STRONG by Zumba Instructor
Charmaine Wong – Group Fitness & Dance Instructor, an advocate for perfection and a firm believer that happiness comes from living positively and healthily. She is a certified fitness and dance instructor with more than 8 years of experience in the fitness & dance industry, providing high quality & tailored fitness/dance training services. Group fitness instructor services (Circuit Training, Kickboxing, HiLo Aerobics, Cardio Latino, Beach Body Toning, Belly Dance, Exotic Dance).
An enthusiastic & energetic individual that leaded various mass workout events in Singapore – Amore Women’s Day Out Event, Fitness First Mass Workout Events, etc. Flash-mob Choreographer/Dance Performer for company’s event and weddings. Corporate Group Fitness Trainer, Jump Robe Coach for Singapore Heart Foundation, Fitness/Dance Trainer
for kindergarten, primary and secondary school kids. Resistance Band Trainer for the elderly at various community clubs in Singapore.
Featured in mainstream publications such as SHAPE, I-Weekly, Mind Your Body, Straits Times.
Fitness and dance have always been a passion in her life. In year 2012, she discovered her new love – Zumba Fitness. Reason of loving Zumba Fitness is simple: “Cause every class feels like a party!” she said. And the best part of her day is being able to inspire, motivate and bring big smiles on others face each and everyday!
Come join Charmaine for some exhilarating and fun Zumba Fitness and STRONG by ba class on every Thursday, 6-7pm!
Zumba Fitness InstructorNurul has been in the dancing scene, mainly Hip Hop since 2007. She came to know about Zumba in 2015 and started to build her passion in Zumba from then on. Being an adventurous person, she loves to experience and try new things as well as exploring different types of dance genres and fitness program. She believes in spreading happiness through Zumba by staying fit and happy. She looks forward to more learning and growing opportunities as a dance fitness instructor. Her life motto is “Dreams are passion, determination and hardwork. Just believe and make it happen!”
Zumba Fitness Instructor
Kavin being our youngest Zumba instructor, is a talented dancer and Instructor. He has been actively involved in the Latin dance scene since 2014 and participated in local and international Latin dance competition. His interesting dance moves, choreos and clear dance instructions progresses his students and make them come back for more. His favourite line is “What seems hard now will someday be your warmup”. Join Kavin Friday 12.30-1.30 pm for a fun and unforgettable Zumba Fitness class!
K-Kardio and CardioMix Instructor
Jin teaches K-pop dance, K-kardio, CardioMix and Zumba. A former instructor at California Fitness, he is also teaching he is passionate about dancing and has performed at several dance and stage productions. As an instructor, he brings flair, panache and style to his classes.
Come and learn some fun K-Kardio and CardioMix dances and choreographies with Jin on every Tuesday and Wednesday 8-9pm and Kpop Dance on Wednesday 9-10pm!
Zumba Fitness InstructorJarren is no stranger to the dancing community. At the age of 10, he started competing in ballroom dancing, representing Singapore in almost every category. In 2012, Jarren was ranked number one in the junior-under 16 category in all of Singapore. However, his dancing career did not stop there. At age 24, while he still loved dancing and competing in ballroom dance, he took up the Zumba Instructor course and started his teaching career in Zumba. Jarren is a certified Zumba Fitness, Zumba Toning and KpopX Fitness Instructor.
He takes pride in giving the best energy in every of his classes. A session with him will guarantee lots of sweat and fun!
When asked why he wanted to teach dance or dance fitness?
He replied ” I was born to dance, I cannot see myself doing anything else in my life besides dancing. I want to make a difference and share the gift of dance to the world. Even if I bring a smile to the faces of my participants, I am happy”
Come join Jarren for some exciting and intense Zumba Fitness on every Friday 8-9pm!
Zumba Fitness InstructorThis man needs no introduction. Aaron has always been good at one thing, dance. Starting at the age of 12, he rose through the juvenile and junior ranks and has now become one of the most prominent male Latin dancers in Singapore.
In 2013, he became a zumba fitness instructor. Coached by ZES David Velez and ZES Michael Thomas and further mentored by Shannon Lupian, founder of local fitness company, Fiesta Fitness.
Aaron goes by the mantra, “Anybody can dance as well as they want to, I never believed in the term, two left feet”. He wants to help all his participants keep fit and have massive fun all at the same time!
Come join Aaron for some fun and energetic Zumba Fitness on every Tuesday 6-7pm!
Zumba Fitness & Zumba Toning InstructorKelly started her journey like all others – intrigued by the health benefits that exercise brings. With no prior dance or fitness background, it was tough at first but it soon grew into her passion. To her, Zumba is not only a workout, it is also a stress reliever; nothing beats sweating it out in class! Come join Kelly on Saturdays, 6-7pm for a fun and intense Zumba Fitness class!
Zumba Fitness & Zumba Toning InstructorLiany attended her first Zumba class in Dec 2015 and she was hooked since then. She has then become an avid Zumba enthusiast that she obtained her Zumba Instructor certification in 2017.
“I LOVE how Zumba always makes me happy! It is such a fun workout that can help to release stress, work the mind and most importantly lost weight in a fun and healthy way. They call it exercise in disguise!
Come join Liany on Saturdays, 6-7pm for an exhilarating Zumba Fitness and Zumba Toning class!
KpopX Fitness Instructor
Alicia started dancing during her poly school days when she joined an artiste management company. She was trained to be versatile in all areas and developed a passion for dance since. By chance, she joined her first dance competition-POP Culture 2007 and her group emerged champion. Her dance group then joined the same competition two years later and won the first runner-up.
Alicia started her journey as a coach and dance fitness instructor back in 2013 when she took the Zumba and KpopX Fitness course. Alicia is an energetic and bubbly instructor with positive vibes who always make her class fun and interesting for both regulars and new comers.
Having participated in many performances on stage and on television, Alicia had gain lots of experience in different aspects. She was trained to be professional and being versatile. She believes that learning is a lifelong journey and constantly upgrades herself. She will strive towards her dreams of being a great dancer, one day inspiring others to dance as well.
Join Alicia for a fun and high impact KpopX Fitness class on every Wednesday, 6-7pm that will definitely make you sweat and burn loads of calories from her class.
Kpop Dance Instructor
McCoy is currently a KPOP dance instructor and coach for multiple organizations, as well as being an event organizer for KPOP related events. Being very easy-going, he always loves to add elements of fun and craziness into his classes, as well as instilling techniques and the ‘Stardom’ that KPOP artists portray.
He is also an active individual in the arts scene, having studied Fine Arts and participating in countless different creative events for 11 years. No matter how many stages he had been on from the first day, he believes in the growth of an individual and the team being his goal, and to have fun in everything he does with everyone he meets.
“If you make a mistake, rock it!”- McCoy
Join McCoy on every Monday, 9.15-10.15pm for fun K-pop Beginner class!
U-JAM Fitness Instructor
Susy has been involved on multiple types of sports & fitness activities such as Wushu, volleyball, basketball, etc since school time. In 2015, she took up Hip Hop basic for a while. In 2016, she was introduced to some fitness programs such as Zumba, K-Kardio, Body Combat and U-JAM fitness.
From then, she found her passion in dancing and decided to take her passion to the next level, which is teaching and coaching dance fitness.
She obtained her U-JAM Fitness Instructor ceritification in 2018.
Come and swag with Susy and Dennis for heart pumping U-JAM Fitness class on Fridays, 8-9pm at Bugis studio.
U-JAM Fitness Instructor
Dennis has been a sports enthusiast since university, particularly badminton. As he was exposed to more activities and being an adventurous person, he took up several fitness programs such as Zumba, K-Kardio, Body Combat and U-JAM Fitness since 2016. He found these activities to be fun and interesting. Hence, he decided to take the U-JAM Instructor Certification in 2018.
He is constantly managing to have an active lifestyle and had been a vegetarian since university while researching for a healthier and sustainable lifestyle. At the same time, he enjoys exploring good food. Do approach him for recommendations of vegetarian food in Singapore.
Come and swag with Susy and Dennis for heart pumping U-JAM Fitness class on Fridays, 8-9pm at Bugis studio.
Personal TrainerOliver is our certified Personal Trainer. He is also a certified Sports Massage Therapist, Weight Loss Specialist and Post Rehabilitation for personal trainer. His main focus is on post rehabilitation painful conditions and injuries of the knee and lower back with sports massage and therapeutic exercise. He also conducts group kickboxing classes that help clients to stay fit and strong. Oliver current passion is Brazilian Ju-jitsu- a form of martial arts that involves ground fighting techniques. He also practices Wing Chun and San Da during his teenage days. He also enjoys sports game including soccer, basketball, badminton and table tennis and is a fitness trainer with U-Elite Martial Fitness. Book a Personal Training session with Oliver today!