About Our Staff
Principal Instructor and Director
Amy Hong is the principal instructor and director of Corepower Pilates. She discovered pilates in 2004 when she started taking mat classes.
Amy is an optometrist by profession and also suffers scoliosis. Poor ergonomics in optometry and scoliosis led to body ailments and she found pilates was the best way to overcome this and it transformed her body by improving her posture and made her physically stronger.
Amy lived in New York City in 2011 and soon discovered a whole new world of pilates and the Classical Pilates Method. It was different to the classes she had taken in Australia. New York is the home of pilates, Joseph Pilates immigrated there in in the early 1920s and opened the first studio.
Amy fell in love with pilates and it soon became her passion. Her passion for pilates brought her back to New York a few years later and she become a fully certified pilates instructor in the Classical Pilates Method, an all apparatus program with over 700 apprentice training hours.
Amy continues to workshops and classes in NYC. She regularly travels to New York for continuing education. Some of the teachers she was taught by were elders who were trained by Joseph Pilates himself. She has worked with an orthopaedic surgeon and physical therapists in NYC on lower back pain management, and loves anatomy being a science nerd. She has special interest in scoliosis, chronic pain/injuries and prenatal/postnatal pilates, and has a keen eye for detail and technique.
Chloe Seo is a certified pilates instructor in Contemporary Pilates and is currently undertaking training in Classical Pilates. Chloe has a keen eye for detail and will tailor the pilates session to your body. She has experience in back and knee pain, poor posture and neck issues. She will make your session challenging and give lots of corrections.
Vivian Dracakis is a certified pilates instructor and trained in the Classical Pilates Method in New York and in Contemporary pilates with Polestar. She taught pilates in Florida for 10 years. She also holds a degrees in Physical Therapy. Vivian has extensive experience in different injuries and conditions. Clients love her dynamic class, attention to detail and different variations.