Shuri Kino -
Instructor

Shuri’s brush with GYROKINESIS® is not by chance, she discovered GYROKINESIS® while searching for ways to improve her movement and breathing in dance performance. She took her training course and has never looked back.Shuri began teaching GYROKINESIS® specifically to performing artists and then started a corporate programme teaching office workers in maintaining health and well-being through GYROKINESIS®. Shuri finds fulfilment in helping clients especially office workers to tackle their disorders and pain caused by the modern lifestyle.

In 2011, she took the GYROTONIC® training qualification and commenced teaching at a specialised GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® studio in Osaka, Japan.

She has continued to develop her professional skills by attending instructor training courses in Japan and all over the world.

Shuri joins The Moving Body as an instructor and hopes to spread the method as a way to improve the lives of busy working adults.

Certification / Experience

• GYROTONIC® Pre-trainer
• GYROKINESIS® Certified
• GYROTONER® Certified
• Leg Extension Unit Certified
• Jumping Stretching Board Certified
• Balanced Body Reformer Certified

Areas of Interest

• Scoliosis
• Shoulder pain

Location:

• River Valley

Meet Other Trainers

Working from home meant we could vary snack and coffee breaks, change our desks or view, goof off, drink on the job, even spend the day in pajamas

Alethea has worked in both the private and public sectors for more than 15 years before making a switch to the movement industry. She was once diagnosed with severe myalgia pain; suspected to be caused by viral infections and for that short period, she had lost much of her hip mobility to even walk properly. During this time, Alethea started practicing Pilates which restored her sense of well-being, grounding her with an understanding of mind-body connection and giving her a sense of inner peace. Alethea's mid-career change was motivated by her desire to find freedom from chronic pains, support others on their journey to restoring health that could dramatically improve quality of life and empower them with movement awareness of their own bodies. Alethea works frequently with populations who has back, hip, knee & ankle conditions, stroke clients, older adults, prenatal, postnatal & diastasis recti recovery. Her love and passion to coach others rejuvenate their state of well-being is the core motivation for her drive. Alethea says "Move to Live Awesome"
    Karina had been teaching Pilates in Bandung for five years before she moved to Singapore. Teaching Pilates in Singapore was initially challenging for her due to language and cultural differences. But Karina was determined to improve her teaching skills in order to help clients.Karina believes that learning is a continuous journey. She is constantly upgrading her knowledge to understand how the body can move better. In addition to Pilates, Karina is also a GYROTONIC® certified instructor. She has worked with clients of various fitness levels, injuries and medical conditions and feels happy when she sees them improve with every session. With ten years of teaching experience, Karina has a patient, caring attitude and an attention to detail. Most, if not all of her clients feel at ease and confident working with her. Karina also volunteers at ABLE teaching the physically challenged with Pilates rehabilitation techniques. She loves to help people achieve freedom through movement. Despite her busy schedule, Karina maintains a healthy lifestyle by running regularly and has participated in races such as the Standard Chartered and Sundown Half Marathon.
    Sonia has tons of energy and enthusiasm, and she bounces everywhere. She bounced from Seoul to Europe to America and Japan before finally landing - on both feet and with bent knees of course - in Singapore, just over 6 and half years ago. Everywhere Sonia has been, she has taken exercise very seriously. She has been to gyms, studied all kinds of classes, and had different personal trainers - but only in Pilates has she found a discipline that is serious about studying the way our bodies move. Although she still believes it's important to work out hard and push yourself, this shouldn't be done at the expense of your posture and balance. "Studying Pilates has taught me how complicated our bodies are," Sonia says, "such as the connectivity between small muscles that support the bigger muscles that we think do all the work. It has given me more of an appreciation for moving correctly, with balance and striving for perfect form. It has also made me realize how important it is to strengthen under-used core muscles and stabilizers, as these are key to protecting from over-stress in other activities." She still understands the desire to put in a tough workout - and bounce around - but now knows that doing this is safer, and much better in the long run, with a properly balanced body. "And it's great to be able to share this knowledge with other people who love to exercise too - which is what I get from teaching at The Moving Body," she adds.