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SOO SEO

Certified Pilates Instructor & Fascial Stretch Therapist

Soo has a background in rhythmic gymnastics and contemporary dance, which inspires her teaching in body conditioning, movements, and Pilates training. After a lower back injury, Soo used Pilates as a form of rehab. After experiencing how Pilates helped her rehabilitate her back injury while increasing her core strength and overall tone, Soo became passionate to introduce and familiarize people with the Pilates techniques. She believes that Pilates is one of the most effective and beneficial forms of exercise for anybody.

Over 10 years of teaching experience, she realized every different body needs specific modifications for the exercises. Therefore, she emphasizes individual modified programs that focus on core strength, postures, imbalanced muscles, flexibility, and rehab. She also specializes in Fascial Stretch Therapy especially in the areas of the jaw, neck, head, and shoulders which helps release the tension and stresses of daily life.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Performing Arts Degree, Seoul Institute of the Arts
  • Physical Training Instructor Certification
  • Industrial Design Degree, Cultural Industry College
  • Professional Contemporary Dance Training, School of Toronto Dance Theatre
  • Comprehensive Full Certification: Mat, Reformer, CCB, and ISP, STOTT Pilates
  • Intensifying Essential Matwork
  • The Secret to Toned Buns & Thighs
  • Athletic Conditioning on the Reformer
  • Stability Ball Challenge, Level 5
  • Jumpboard Interval Training, Level 2
  • Athletic Conditioning on the Stability Chair
  • Post-Natal Pilates
  • Pre-Natal Matwork with Stability Ball & Flex Band
  • Pre-Natal Pilates on the Stability Chair
  • Therapeutic Foundation & Application to Lumbo-Pelvic Stability
  • Knee: Stability & Function
  • Shoulder Girdle: Stability & Function
  • Athletic Conditioning on Stability Cushions
  • Pilates Weight Loss Boost
  • Athletic Conditioning on the V2 Max Plus Reformer
  • V2 Max Plus Reformer
  • V2 Max Plus Reformer Athletic Conditioning on the Cardio-Tramp
  • Athletic Conditioning on the Cardio-Tramp
  • Rotational Disks on the Mat
  • ZEN.GA Flow Sequences
  • ZEN.GA Fluid Conditioning with Mini Stability Ball
  • Golf Conditioning on Reformer
  • Mini Stability Ball Workshop, STOTT Pilates
  • Flexion Free Workshop
  • Stability Barre: Create Balance and Control
  • Athletic Conditioning on the Stability Chair, Level 2
  • Optimization of the Shoulder Complex
  • ZEN.GA Fascial Fitness: Exploring the Arm Lines
  • ZEN.GA Fluid Conditioning with the Mini Stability Ball
  • ZEN.GA Intro to V2 Vinyasa Flow on the V2 Max-Plus Reformer
  • Halo Instructor Foundation Course, STOTT Pilates
  • Posture, Alignment, and Pilates Repertoire
  • Turn with Ease: Spine Rotation on the Reformer for Daily Life & Sports and Athletics
  • Release Neck and Liberate Shoulders
  • Mat for Motor Control, Stability, and Balance
  • Elizabeth Larkam's Anatomy of Breathing: Movement Sequences on the Barrels, Pilates on Tour
  • Rebounding Certification, Body Harmonics
  • Biomechanics and Programming
  • Functional Movement Screen, Sally Belanger
  • Essential Fasical Stretch Therapy
  • Fascial Stretch Therapy, Stretch to Win
  • Franklin Method Ball Exercise: Release tension in muscles and fascia neck, shoulder, and back, Eric Franklin
  • Fascial Release of the Head, Neck, and Jaw, Gait Assessment and Optimization, Thomas MeyersBody Evolutions
BEST PIECE OF ADVICE SHE'S EVER RECEIVED:

The best way to start a day

FAVOURITE WORKOUT SONG:

K-pop (Korean songs)

FAVOURITE CHEAT MEALS:

I don't believe in cheat meals!

TESTIMONIALS:

"My objective in starting Pilates with Soo several years ago was to improve my posture. She has been wonderful in designing a program which has strengthened my core, improved my alignment, lessened the tension in my neck and shoulders, developed my flexibility and augmented my stamina. The result is that my posture is better – and so is my golf! It has been fun and I am looking forward to the next several years.” – Linda Currie

“Doing Pilates with Soo for the past several years has been challenging and fun – it has improved my strength, flexibility, posture, and balance. Many thanks.” – Sidney Robinson

“Kind, caring, excellent coaching and instructional technique, program geared to my capabilities with a controlled push for advancement. Always polite, professional, and extremely knowledgeable and caring about my needs. She is the best.” – Anonymous