Ted Chan is a new addition to BYL, beginning with us as an avid Bikram yogi who soon found his true calling in Inferno Pilates.
“My motto for the last couple years has always been ‘Keep moving forward’. Whether you know what you’re doing, whether you think right or wrong, if you keep moving forward, everything will eventually right itself in the end.
But I’m beginning to feel a new one this year and that is: ‘Your book is still unwritten. It’s up to you to decide what happens next. Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right!’
To be where we want to be in 5 years time, we need to not only picture what it looks like, but to visualise it in HD. What does it sound like? Smell like? What are we wearing? Who is standing there next to us? Where are we exactly? What day is it? What are we there?
The more details we add to our ideal scenario, the more realistic we make our roadmap to get there. If we start with what we want, exactly what we want, and work backwards, we will see what we need to change, what we need to put in place, what mountains we need to move, in order to realise our goal.
Aiming for a specific goal is much more attainable than reaching for the stars. ” – Ted Chan
Originally trained as an Architect, Ted has worked for many years both as an Architect and a Project Manager in the Financial Sector, and brings the same level of precision and intensity to his Inferno classes at BYL.
A Certified Level 3 Inferno Hot Pilates® Instructor, with YMCA Awards Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Mat Pilates and Hatha Yoga from HFE, Ted leads a highly technical, yet engaging and awesome Inferno Hot Pilates regularly at BYL!
Ted is a Balanced Body® Level 1 Pilates Reformer Instructor and is a member of REPs (The Register of Exercise Professionals).
Registration Number: R0184607
He is also an avid Ashtangi and has been to Mysuru, India twice to study under R. Saraswathi Jois at the Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) and Sharmila Mahesh at the K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga (KPJAY) Shala, Bengaluru, India.
When not on the mat, Ted works professionally as an international Fashion and Fitness photographer and is based in London but travels to California and Nevada regularly!
Ted’s Inferno class can only be described as being full-on, with an emphasis on sharing his detailed knowledge. You definitely want to catch him whenever on the BYL schedule!
B.A. (Hons.) Architecture, Manchester University, BArch Architecture, University of Greenwich
YMCA Awards Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Hatha Yoga
(Health and Fitness Education (HFE)) – Dec 2019
Yoga Trapeze® (50 hr) Teacher Training
YogaBody (~Certified by Yoga Alliance) – In progress (Jan 2020)
YMCA Awards Level 3 Diploma in Teaching Contemporary Mat Pilates
(Health and Fitness Education (HFE)) – Aug 2019
Balanced Body® Pilates Reformer 1
Purely Pilates, Stowmarket – Sep 2019
YMCA Awards Nutrition to Support Physical Activity Level 3
(Health and Fitness Education (HFE)) – In progress (Dec 2019)
Balanced Body® Pilates Trapeze Table / Cadillac Teacher Training
Tranquility Pilates Centre – TBC
Diet and Nutrition – Advanced Diploma Level 5
Oxford HSC – In progress
Hatha Yoga Teacher Training
Complementary Therapists Accredited Association (CTAA) – In progress
Ashtanga Yoga Training (R. Saraswathi Jois)
Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga Institute (KPJAYI) – In progress
Ashtanga Yoga Training (Sharmila Mahesh)
Sri K. Pattabhi Jois Ashtanga Yoga (KPJAY) Shala, Bengaluru, India – In progress
CERTIFIED Inferno Hot Pilates® (IHP) Teacher Training
(HIIT training in 37°C heat and 40% humidity)
Inferno Hot Pilates®, Las Vegas – Jun 2019
Level 3 Inferno Hot Pilates® (IHP) Teacher Training
(confidence & mind set coaching, timeline therapy, removing limiting decisions & negative emotions)
Inferno Hot Pilates®, Las Vegas – Apr 2019
Level 2 Inferno Hot Pilates® (IHP) Teacher Training
(resistance bands and hand weights)
Inferno Hot Pilates®, Las Vegas – Nov 2018
Level 1 Inferno Hot Pilates® (IHP) Teacher Training
(HIIT training using Pilates Principles in 37.5°C heat and 40% humidity)
Inferno Hot Pilates®, Las Vegas – Nov 2018
Level 3 Award in Pilates Training (CPD Accredited)
Oplex – Mar 2019
Pilates Teacher Training
Josie McKenlay – Dec 2018
Balanced Body Reformer Pilates Level 2 and Yoga Body/Yoga Alliance Yoga Trapeze.