My name is Greg Soon.
My focus is on Strength Conditioning, Weight Loss, Cardiovascular Conditioning and Corrective Exercise. As a National Academy of Sports Medicine Certified Personal Trainer, I use the NASM Optimum Performance Training Model (OPT Model) to design a specific Training Program to improve a client’s strength, endurance, flexibility, balance and speed, while decreasing body fat.
I have experience working with women and men of all ages, from teenagers to seniors. I bring a gentle and light-hearted yet focused approach to the training and instruction I provide.
I am available for personal training and small group sessions at home, in your workplace or at a private studio in Manhattan.
To book a session or inquire about rates and packages, please call me (646) 209-5373.
I have a lifetime of training in athletics. From my childhood I trained and competed in boxing, fencing, wrestling, Judo and Aikido. In order to stay in top physical condition I began weight-training as a 12 year old. In 1997-1998 I lived as an Uchi Deshi (live-in disciple) under two Aikido Shihan (master instructors), Yoshimitsu Yamada Sensei and Seiichi Sugano Sensei and learned the deepest teachings of Aikido. I began teaching Aikido as an uchi deshi at New York Aikikai and became an independent Aikido instructor in 2002.
In 2007 I began teaching an independent Aikido and Self-Defense class at Moving Body Resources (112 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001) and taught this class through the Fall of 2011.
In 2014 I became a Certified Personal Trainer in order to expand my scope of practice and begin a career in the health & fitness industry. I had not planned on becoming a personal trainer, but it was a natural step for me to transition from being a martial arts instructor to being fitness trainer. As a personal trainer I have been able to learn much more about Human Movement, anatomy/physiology and training methods that was limited when I only taught martial arts.
In 2015 I joined Moving Body Resources as the Rental Manager, in addition to being an independent Personal Trainer. My goal is to continue my educational journey as a fitness professional and wellness instructor so that I can help as many people find enjoyment and fulfillment through fitness as I have found.
National Academy of Sports Medicine – Certified Personal Trainer (NASM CPT).
National Academy of Sports Medicine – Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM CES).
TRX® Certified, Qualifications:
TRX® FORCE Level 2 Suspension Training (FL2),
TRX® Sports Medicine Level 2 Suspension Training (SMSTC),
TRX® Group Suspension Training (GSTC),
TRX® Suspension Training® (STC), and
TRX® Rip™ Training (RTC) Trainer.
Member of IDEA Health & Fitness Association.
American Red Cross CPR/AED Certification.
Fully Insured by Fitness and Wellness Insurance (Philadelphia Insurance Companies).
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