Written by Yung Ok Yoo
It has been 3 years since True Pilates Sydney opened its studio doors in Surry Hills, Sydney. To celebrated this milestone, we created the event idea of EAT. DRINK. PILATES. It was a night to honour and acknowledge the many thanks we owe to our clients, friends and the Pilates community for their continued support and dedication.
The night was a melting pot of different people — all of which came with a common Spirit of Pilates. Clients came (minus active wear) in their dedication to Pilates. Friends of the studio came with curiosity and the Pilates community of the Romana’s Pilates came in full force to show their support.
The title of the event EAT. DRINK. PILATES couldn't have been more accurate. We ate, we drank and then we… (well — Cole Mccallion and I) did Pilates as a demonstration.
Also — thank you to Master trainer Cynthia Lochard who participated in our demonstration. Cynthia has been there from the very start of my Pilates journey and still remains my powerhouse of encouragement and guidance to this day.
Thank you again to all of the clients that have been part of True Pilates Sydney’s journey. We are very fortunate and proud to be in such fabulous company. We look forward to seeing you at EAT. DRINK. PILATES 2017!
“My Passion for the True Pilates method stems from my own evolution in exercise. Pilates has given me strength and discipline in body and mind”
- Yung Ok Yoo, Owner & Instructor
My introduction to Pilates was one that was not unusual - I had an old injury and through a friend I heard about Pilates. I was skeptical at first, as my understanding of exercise was limited. After a few months I was hooked. Pilates was everything I wanted and needed in exercise - it was fun, dynamic, both physically and mentally challenging and disciplined. It pushed my boundaries in terms of strength and focused my control in Body and Mind. Through the discovery of my own strength, I was a believer of the Method. I was so inspired by the Pilates Method, I started my Pilates apprenticeship with Cynthia Lochard at The Pilates Method, Surry Hills - where I still have my weekly sessions. At that time I was managing a restaurant and ran a small Interior decorating business customizing artworks for different buyers - commercial, corporate and residential - so my move into the exercise world was one that was serendipitous and life changing.
I still maintain my weekly session with Cynthia Lochard and travel to New York regularly. In NYC, I continue my tutelage with Master teacher trainers Jerome Weinberg & Cynthia Shipley from True Pilates New York (TPNY), Anthony Rabara from The Anthony Rabara Pilates Studio in New Jersey and Peter Fiasca - founder of Classical Pilates. All of these trainers worked closely with the late Romana Kryzanowska (Joseph Pilates' protege). As well as NYC, I have travelled to Singapore, Paris, London and trained with various international teachers.
In 2013, I opened True Pilates Sydney Studio because I felt there were very few Pilates studios in Sydney that focused and honoured the True Pilates Method - hence I named my studio 'True Pilates Sydney'.
Through my own teachings I hope to inspire, train and educate others in the art of Pilates as I have been inspired in my own training and journey.
True Pilates Sydney Studio
3/ 96 - 102 Buckingham Street, Surry Hills NSW 201
0410 552 385