Kim began her training at the age of six with her first gymnastics
class and has been studying movement ever since. She earned her
Pilates certification in 1999 from Master Instructor Romana
Kryzanowska. Also certified through Power Pilates, she studied
extensively with Bob Liekens and has assisted Jennifer Kries with
teacher-training seminars. Kim is featured in Jennifer’s Master
Trainer DVD series as well as her Hot Body/Cool Mind series.
One of the first to bring Pilates to the mainstream, students filled
her classes at Equinox Health Club, New York University, and the
Time/Life Company, among others. She has studied Anatomy,
Kinesiology, and Biomechanics with Irene Dowd and Jean-Claude
Kim danced professionally in NYC and was a member of The
Mark Morris Dance Group. After moving to San Francisco, she
studied flying trapeze and performed with the aerial dance
company, Flyaway Productions. While there, she also taught
Pilates to members of the San Francisco Ballet.
Now in Portland, OR, she has trained athletes for the Portland
Trailblazers. As a mom of two boys, she likes to take any
opportunity she can to practice her Pilates, study yoga, or go for a
run in all her “spare” time. Kim’s philosophy is to empower her
students to create change, and to always believe in the possibilityof a positive outcome.