Originally from Seoul, Korea Junghee Won was certified in 1999 by Romana Kryzanowska at The New York Pilates Studio, New York City. She worked with Romana, Sean Gallagher, Bob Liekens, Brett Howard, Ton Voogt, Michael Fritzke Peter Fiasca, and with many other well known teachers at The New York Pilates Studio and Drago’s Gymnasium until joining Power Pilates in 2003 where she was certified as a Teacher Trainer under the new mentorship Director, Bob Liekens.
Junghee returned to Seoul and co-founded Korea’s first Pilates studios, Pilates Korea and Classic Pilates, which were Affiliate Teacher Training Centers for Power Pilates. In 2006 she returned to New York City and continued to work for Power Pilates Chelsea and at their Equinox Fitness studio at Columbus Circle.
Junghee has an extensive background as a professional dancer (ballet, modern, jazz, Korean traditional dance) and she performed at the Opening Ceremonies of the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. In 2001, Junghee was asked to model for Dr. Peter Fiasca’s “Classical Pilates Technique” DVD series.
Junghee earned a B.A. in Dance Education (Kyung-Hee University, 1990), an M.A. in Dance/Dance Education (NYU, 1995), and a Ph.D. in Performing Arts (Kyung-Hee University, 2004). Her published research papers include “The Effect of The Pilates Method on Dancers’ Cognitive Style and Body Awareness”, “A Qualitative Approach to the Effects of Pilates Exercise”, and “An Inquiry of Philosophy and Principles of The Pilates Method”.
After continuous teaching Pilates at the Pilates studios, the Physical therapy office and the fitness club for three years in San Diego, California, Junghee returned back to the east coast in 2011 and currently work at Can Do Fitness Edgewater, NJ and very excited to join to Uptown Pilates in NYC!