About

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Katie Yip

Coming from an athletic background, Katie is driven to find a potent balance between health and performance. She began her training with Chris Robinson at S6 Fitness in San Diego, and then completed her apprenticeship under Brooke Siler and Cary Regan at re:AB Pilates in NYC. Katie's passion, ambition, and everyday discipline to her training and education have helped her cultivate an understanding of what it means to have strength with flexibility and control. She combines her science-based education and intuition to transform the way her client's move, look, and perform. 

Katie is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego where she earned her B.S. in Physiology & Neuroscience. She is currently a Master’s Candidate in Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology at Columbia University. She continues to study the Pilates method and is grateful for the knowledge her teachers' Chris Robinson, Brooke Siler, Cary ReganVictoria Torrie-Capan, and Kathi Ross-Nash have shared with her. 

Philosophy

My training philosophy focuses on establishing and consistently improving fundamental fitness skills. Before beginning any skill intensive sports or activities, athletes, weekend-warriors, and anyone in pursuit of optimal health should understand how to move efficiently through basic movement patterns. This requires strength, joint stability, full physiological range of motion, motor control, balance, endurance, and importantly, movement without pain. 

In an attempt to counteract the ubiquity of the modern day sedentary lifestyle, we engage in highly technical activities without a fundamental foundation of basic fitness. Poor fitness cannot be solved with aggressive physical training, and building a set of intricate skills on dysfunction compromises performance and increases risk of injury. I have found that Pilates, when taught correctly, is one of the best platforms to create a solid foundation with which athletics and other modalities of exercise can be built upon. 

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