Kimberley (Scarcella) Koop is an accomplished dancer/singer/actress and has worked professionally in Toronto's musical theatre industry for 13 years. She performed in the original Toronto Cats production for 3 years, after which she performed at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Once returning to Toronto, she was featured in numerous roles in such shows as A Chorus Line, Durante, Me And My Girl, Anne of Green Gables, Nunsense, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Showboat, and Beauty and the Beast. Her voice can be heard on the Cds of Joseph (with Donny Osmond) and Showboat.
After the birth of her children, Kimberley discovered Pilates helped her re-condition her body to its optimum strength and health. As a professional performer, and competitor in gymnastics, Kimberley developed several injuries. Through the practice of Pilates she found her discomfort from the injuries subsided, and her body re-gained its strength and mobility without developing more injuries.
Kimberley has received her certification through Body Harmonics in Toronto on Matwork, small apparatus, and large equipment (Reformer, Cadillac, and Chair). She continues to develop her skills and education through Pilates Certification Manitoba (Stott-Merrithew). Kimberley works with clients privately in her home studio and in group lessons in the Steinbach area.
Mission: To work with individuals excelling their physical strength, becoming "In Tune" with their body, in order to reduce pain, to participate in every day activities or achieve optimal athletic health.
Continuing Education Courses:
Scoliosis and Handedness
Small Apparatus: Foam Roller, Small Stability Ball, Big Stability Ball, Pilates Edge, Extended Platform, Swivel Disks, Stability Cushions.
Zenga Foundations (Flowing Sequences of Movement)
Athletic Conditioning on the Tower Trainer
Foot & Ankle: The Body's Spring System
Secret to a Strong Back: Ultimate Back Care
Advanced Mat: From Joseph Pilates to Now (with Moira Stott Merrithew)
Fascia Movement Foundations
Sacroiliac Joint: The Critical, Functional Link
Foam Roller Flow
Essential Mat with a Fascial Focus