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Our Team

Team Fifth Ray comprises of highly affable and qualified coaches, teachers, trainers and therapists who are responsible for the careful and systemic delivery of Fifth Ray’s unique and highly effective programmes and Training Systems™.

The Team as a whole offers extensive experience and expertise to meet the needs and goals of all our clients, from age 2 to 70+ years.

Dr Tan Swee Kheng, PhD

Kinesiologist, Movement Consultant

Programme Director

A former national hockey player, who was part of the team that won the first and to date only gold  medal for Singapore Women’s Hockey during the 1993 South East Asian Games and was awarded the Singapore Sports Council Certificate of Merit for hockey.Dr Tan founded Fifth Ray Integrated Activities in 2005 and has been the pivotal force in positively changing the lives of children, youths and adults for the last 12 years through her coaching and programmes. She is now the Programme Director at Fifth Ray.

When time permits, Dr Tan lectures in the areas of Early Childhood & Special Needs Education at NIE/NTU and Sports and Exercise Science at NTU. She currently sits on the advisory board for the local magazines, RUN Singapore and Shape. Periodically, she also contributes to write-ups on running for Run Singapore, Men’s Health, Shape magazine and Singapore Women’s Weekly.

Currently, Dr Tan goes on air weekly (Thursdays, between 6am – 10am) with FM 91.3, The Married Men, to share on various aspects of fitness, running, and running-related topics. To date, Dr Tan is the only certified TRX® Sports Medicine Suspension Training Instructor in Singapore.

Click here to read a detailed profile of Dr Tan.

 

Professor Robert M. Malina

Programme Advisor (I AM Kids® by Fifth Ray)

Professor Robert M. Malina, PhD, FACSM, has earned doctoral degrees in physical education (University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1963) and anthropology (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1968), and honorary degrees (doctor honoris causa) from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium (1989), the Bronislaw Czech Academy of Physical Education, Krakow, Poland (2001), the University School of Physical Education, Wrocław, Poland (2006), and the University of Coimbra, Portugal (2008).

Professor Malina is currently the Professor Emeritus in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education of the University of Texas at Austin, and a Research Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at Tarleton State University, Stephenville, Texas.

Professor Malina was the recipient of a Citation Award for contributions to sports medicine and exercise science from the American College of Sports Medicine (1997) and has been named as the recipient of the 2013 Honor Award of the American College of Sports Medicine. The Honor Award is the highest award of the College and recognizes his lifetime of outstanding scientific contributions related to sports medicine and exercise science.

He was also the recipient of the Honor Award from the North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine (2002), the Franz Boas Distinguished Achievement Award of the Human Biology Association (2006), the Clark Hetherington Award of the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education (2007), and Distinguished Scholar Award, North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (2009). He is also a foreign member of the Polish Academy of Sciences, section in biological sciences (physical anthropology).

Professor Malina’s primary area of interest is the biological growth and maturation of children and adolescents with a focus on motor development and performance, youth sports and young athletes, and the potential influence(s) of physical activity and training for sport. A related area of interest is the growth, nutritional status, performance and physical activity of school age children in Oaxaca, southern Mexico. The research in Mexico began in 1968 and continues at present.

He co-chaired the expert panel on Youth Physical Activity for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2003-2004) which developed physical activity recommendation for American children and adolescents of school age. He also served on the Youth Health Subcommittee of the Physical Activity Guidelines Advisory Committee (2007-2008), and on the Committee on Fitness Measures and Health Outcomes in Youth of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies (2011-2012).

Professor Malina was editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Human Biology (1990-2002), editor of the Yearbook of Physical Anthropology (1980-1986), and section editor for growth and development for the Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews (1981-1999) and the Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (1981-1993).  He currently serves on the editorial boards of several journals in the sport sciences and biological anthropology.

 

 

Fifth Ray Affiliates & Associate Consultations

 

Dr Christopher Quek 

Dental Health and Hygiene Consultant

Dr Christopher Quek understands both the importance of having an excellent dental health as well as good overall physical fitness and mental well-being. Dr Quek is a dental specialist with Smileworks Pte Ltd, who has been working with Dr. Tan Swee Kheng and Fifth Ray for the past two years. He has been managing and maintaining the dental aspect of Fifth Ray’s members as young as 2 years of age.

The dental growth of young children and youths teenagers progresses in tandem with their physical and mental development. While for adults, a healthy set of “pearly whites” compliments an individual’s overall physical appearance and gives an intangible boost to ones self-esteem.

Dr. Quek is an avid marathon runner with three marathons under his belt and counting. As such, he thoroughly understands the importance of good oral health for persons leading an active lifestyle.

www.dentalworks.com.sg + www.smileworks.com.sg

 

Dr Lynette Ngo

Medical Oncologist

Dr Lynette Ngo is a Medical Oncologist with Raffles Cancer Centre, Raffles Hospital. In addition to general medical oncology, Dr Ngo’s areas of interest are in breast and gynaecologic cancers, psychosocial oncology and palliative medicine. She is a strong believer in promoting the benefits of exercise and physical activity in patients undergoing active treatment for cancer or who have completed treatment. Recent clinical trials have now backed up what she has longed believed and encouraged – that even moderate exercise improves fatigue, physical functioning and quality of life in cancer patients and survivors. There is even suggestive evidence that in breast and colorectal cancer, regular exercise after treatment improves progression-free and overall survival.

Dr Ngo is currently working with Fifth Ray Integrated Activities to formalize exercise programmes for patients with cancer during and after treatment, as well as to individualize exercise prescription for patients with different cancers on different treatments.

www.rafflescancercentre.com

 

Karl Chaundy

Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu Master

Karl Chaundy is an 8th dan black belt in Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu. Karl started his training in the United Kingdom in 1997 with Alex Bradley in Bujinkan Martial Arts in Centeral London and has been a dedicated practitioner ever since. Karl has continued with his Bujinkan training even after moving to Singapore with his family in 2004.

Karl is a dedicated student of the Bujinkan art. He still travels to japan annually to train under the Grand Master, Soke Hatsumi and other established Shihan to ensure his techniques and knowledge are kept up to date. Karl firmly believes that all achievements stem from self-awareness which begins with eliminating one’s ego.

 

Toby Ouvry

Qi Gong and Meditation Coach

Toby is a meditation and Qi gong coach with Platinum Light Pte Ltd in Singapore. He has fourteen years of experience in the field of mental fitness and meditation, and a decade of experience in actively mentoring people in the field of consciousness development. This time includes five years as a Buddhist monk within the Tibetan tradition.

Toby is currently working with Fifth Ray Integrated Activities to help people/clients manages stress, develop their psychological focus and positivity, build their energy levels (though Qi gong), and find genuine lasting inner peace in their mind through meditation.

 

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