Judy Kuan - PT YOGA BOXING & PILATESVerified 9 Reviews
20+ years of experience. I specialize in providing Corrective Exercise programs and post-physical therapy/post-rehab, to address muscle imbalances that may have arisen and create a foundation to prevent future (re)injury. I was a lead trainer and the Head of Trainer Relationships for Wello, an online training platform that was acquired by Weight Watchers in 2014. I am also a certified personal trainer, nutrition coach, yoga instructor, a Pilates teacher, a blackbelt in Taekwondo, a former dance instructor, and trained with my college boxing club. I'm also an enthusiastic hiker/trekker and indoor climber/boulderer and am the Local Ambassador for the Ladies Climbing Coalition in Manhattan. Please contact me for additional availability.
My favorite client story
One of my clients was moving and traveling around quite a bit, and he wanted help getting a solid workout regimen that was safe for his shoulder injury. PLUS he wanted to learn how to speak Chinese Mandarin through our workouts! Needless to say, this has been quite the fun and challenging mission for BOTH of us – he has improved significantly in endurance, body mass composition, and his new language skills – all while keeping his shoulder safe.
My favorite exercise
The vinyasa series in yoga (plank, chaturanga, upward-facing dog, downward-facing dog): it is so good for the entire body in terms of building strength, stamina and flexibility! I always try to include at least a few of these in each workout (maybe as part of the dynamic warm-up of a bootcamp class, and definitely as part of my yoga flows). It helps mobilize the spine, warm up the shoulders and hamstrings, activate the core, and center your focus.
My favorite quote
“There is nothing so terrible as activity without insight.”
— J.W. Goethe
My training philosophy
I focus on providing personal fitness and yoga instruction to New Yorkers who are stretched for time but seek to balance work and personal life with staying fit. I help you “fit in fitness”, no matter how busy you are. How, you might ask? Through customized workout recommendations and high-caliber training designed to achieve specific health and wellness goals. Plus, I'm known for creating highly effective AND addictive workouts – so you’ll look forward to seeing my smiling face at each session!
My training experience
**National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM): Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist
**Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA): Certified Personal Trainer, Group Exercise Essentials
**Yoga Alliance and Three Sisters Yoga: RYT-500 Registered Yoga Teacher
**NESTA Spencer Pilates: Certified Pilates Instructor
**Precision Nutrition PN Level 1 Certified
**World Taekwondo Federation: 1st Degree Blackbelt, studying under 9th Degree Blackbelt Grand Master Jong Soo Lee
**Chu Ling Dance Academy: Principal Dancer and Instructor
**DSW: Prenatal & Postpartum Exercise Design Certification
**DSW: Lower Back Injury Prevention & Rehab
**Running Mechanics & Gait Analysis
**30/60/90(R) Teacher Training Course
Areas of Expertise
- Core and Balance
- Weight Loss
- Flexibility and Mobility
- Muscular Definition
- Functional Training
- Corrective Exercise
- Strength Training
- Cardiovascular Conditioning
- Cross Training
NCCA Accredited Certifications
NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist, RYT 500 Yoga Alliance, World Taekwondo Federation 1st Degree Blackbelt, NESTA Spencer Pilates Instructor, Precision Nutrition Level 1
BA, Dartmouth College, MBA, NYU Stern
Who I Especially Like Working With
Beginners, Cancer Survivors, Overweight/ Obese, Peri/Post-menopausal, Post-rehab, Pre/post-natal, Runners, Seniors
Medical Conditions Experience
ACL tear, Amputation, Ankle Injury, Arthritis, Artificial Hips, Artificial Knees, Back Pain/Issues, Bad Posture, Bone/Joint Injury, Cancer, Chronic Pain, Diastasis Recti, Hip Pain/Issues, Hip Replacement, Hypertension, Joint Pain, Knee Pain/Issues, Limited Mobility, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Menopause, Neck Pain, Neuropathy, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Parkinson's Disease, Plantar fasciitis, Postural Issues, Prediabetes, Pregnancy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rotator Cuff Issues, Sciatica, Shoulder Issues, Stress
Additional Languages Spoken
I usually do personal training and kickboxing with Judy, but I just completed a yoga class with her and loved it! The flows were seamless and well guided. She provided good additional verbal cues to get me in the right position. I will see you next week for yoga as well Judy! Thank you!
Great Instructor! Perfect way to start my Sunday morning feeling energized. Really enjoyed Judy's training style. Great teacher -- I felt I had a great ratio of warmup, cardio, strength training, and cool down / stretching. I'll be back :)
I now have had the pleasure to have Judy train me for over 6 workouts and each one has been awesome. She is definitely "In-Tune" with your needs and switches things up so that it's not monotonous. I highly recommend JUDY!!!
Judy is simply awesome!!! I have had sessions with Judy and have really enjoyed them. She explains really well, is super patient and will customize to your level! I look forward to more sessions with her and highly recommend her. She is truly the best trainer out there!
What a great workout! Judy is a great trainer. She's really encouraging and takes the time to make sure your form is good and you're breathing properly. She puts together a workout so challenging and interesting that the time just flies by! I definitely recommend training with her.
Exceptional TRAINER! I love how Judy take time to know you and design a program that will work for you. She is such a knowledgeable trainer and I look forward to getting in shape with her help..Thanks so much
Judy and I have worked out together over 3 sessions. She has coached me from boxing cross training to tae-kwon-do to stretching. All of which were excellent. I also challenged Judy by having 3 different environments, from the home, office, and while traveling in a hotel all with very limited space and Judy was able to modify each workout to meet the dimensions we had to work with. I find Judy to be the most dynamic coach, with a wide range of skill sets and work out routines which can accommodate everyone. She provides excellent instructions that are easy to understand and pays attention to form, pace, and intensity. I most highly recommend Judy for your work outs
Judy was excellent. I hadn't worked out in awhile and told her I wanted a low impact yet effective workout. She truly did provide that. I was so pumped afterwards that I switched my normal doughnut breakfast for an egg, yogurt and a piece of toast. What an impact.
judy kuan is the best trainer i've ever worked with. she is extremely knowledgeable, conscientious and thorough. she knows how to address individual issues and also listens to the client. i have a back injury and she is helping me to stand straight and prevent future injury. she's a lovely person and I can't say enough about her. if you are looking for a personal trainer, judy is the one!
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