Yuko Kimura is a Pilates and Gyrotonic®+Gyrokinesis® trainer that runs a small exercise class (by reservation only) called “Body Basics”.
I’ve been taking her class for several months and I’ll tell you what… “It’s fun and
deﬁnitely works for your body!! ” It is not just an exercise, I feel it’s a way to ﬁnd out more about my body. How the body works, how it moves, how it joins…
Yuko explains those details very well in Japanese or English during sessions, so I can just listen to her and follow her movement.
Yuko began her dance career with K-Ballet Company in Tokyo. She discovered Pilates while she was dancing in the company. During this time Pilates kept her body strong and ﬂexible without any injury as well as maintain a healthy mind.
After Yuko left the company she moved to England. She completed her Pilates training with the Pilates Foundation at Laban in 2008.
She was also qualiﬁed as a Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis trainer and had been teaching in the several studios in London before she returned to Hiroshima to open this studio.
Yuko explained about these exercises by saying, “The founders of Pilates and Gyrotonic, they both had suffered through sickness and injuries themselves so from their experiences they created these effective exercises for improving body strength and balance. Those exercises were inspired from Yoga, Tai chi, Gymnastics, Dance, Martial arts, Swimming etc. It is an exercise method designed to deepen abdominal strength, improve postural awareness and strengthening weak or injured areas. It can be beneﬁcial for just about anyone regardless of age and ﬁtness level.”
I think for learning Pilates, the instructor has to be an expert such as Yuko who’s got a rich experiences and knowledge. Her lesson is always superb in Japanese and English so you don’t need to worry about language problems!
She has some group sessions and private sessions at the moment, also she can arrange the schedule according to your convenience. All classes are by reservation only- if you are interested or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact to her.
- Group lesson (3 to 6 people) 60mins ¥2,000 per person
- Private lesson 60mins ¥6,000 (other sessions available upon request)
- Mat rental fee: ¥100
- Payment: Cash only
Please do not walk in without reservations
Address: 202 MN building, 2-26 Komachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima-shi