FUMI SYMONDS

PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Fumi was introduced to Pilates at UH Manoa in 1999. Over 20 years later, she returned to Manoa as a Doctor of Physical Therapy specializing in Pilates based rehab. She has decades of experience in wellness leadership that started with her position as the Fitness Director of Bally’s Total Fitness in Brooklyn, NY. It was in NY that she embarked on her first Balanced Body Reformer Teacher Training in 2002.

After moving to Austin, TX, she was appointed Program Coordinator for Yoga, Pilates, and Dance at the Townlake YMCA. While in graduate school at Texas Woman’s University, she taught undergraduate dance coursework and dance conditioning at the department’s Pilates studio. In Seoul, Korea, she was an apprentice with Trust Dance Co., toured for one season, and then became the Artistic Director for Some Dance Co. She was then recruited as a Visiting Professor for the School of the Arts at the prestigious Sungkyunkwan University. In 2012, she completed her first 550-hour comprehensive Pilates teacher training through Polestar Pilates Asia.

While pursuing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy, she completed her second comprehensive teacher training with Polestar’s Transition Intensive in Miami, FL. In 2018 she passed the National Certified Pilates Teacher exam and completed her doctoral research, titled Pilates Based Postoperative Management of Total Hip Arthroplasty with Contralateral Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head. After moving back to Hawaii, she was accepted to the first cohort of Balanced Body’s Community Expansion Program. She then completed her third 520-hour comprehensive teacher training with Balanced Body in 2022.

In addition to Pilates and physical therapy, she has also devoted several years of study to Hatha Yoga, completing over 500 hours of teacher training in Ashtanga, Anusara, Integral, Yin, Prenatal and Postpartum Yoga, and is a certified Pregnancy and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist. Fumi is dedicated to diversifying the Pilates community, creating positive changes in the field, and sharing her multifaceted knowledge of the body and movement along the way.

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Harmony Pilates

PILATES CLASSES

We offer a variety of Pilates classes, as well as, private sessions, semi-private, trio sessions, and workshops. We can accommodate all activity levels from the beginner to the experienced Pilates client. We also have classes for Seniors, those coming off an injury or those who have been inactive. Do Pilates and you will feel and see the difference!

Harmony Pilates Location

2752 Woodlawn Drive Suite No. 5-211
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 373-2129

HARMONY PILATES AND PHYSICAL THERAPY REVIEWS

It’s one thing to tell you how great we think we are, but we’d rather you hear it directly from our clients! You can read our reviews below or review us on Google and Facebook.

I love the Manoa location as it has easy parking, the studio is clean, and the instructors are great. I feel renewed after every class.

Bonne BellaBonne Bella

I always feel great after my Pilates class. It is a great way to cope with stress while building strength and flexibility. The Manoa studio has easy parking, and the instructors are helpful and knowledgeable.

Shirley J. DanielShirley J. Daniel

I started taking pilates at Harmony a year ago. When I started my lung function was at 38%. The staff and instructors took my disability into consideration during exercise regimen. I had my annual pulmonologist appointment last week and my lung function had increased to 51% over one year! I had also lost about 7 pounds and a dress size. I feel great and wish to thank the Harmony team. The studio is well appointed with stellar instructors. There is schedule that anyone can find a suitable time with a variety of options both in Kailua and Manoa. If you want to improve your health and work on your strength try it out. You are sure to see results if you stay with it.

Nira CoorayNira Cooray
Love Harmony Pilates! I’ve been working out here for the past year and a half and I can’t say enough good things. Amazing dedicated instructors, great customer service, beautiful clean space, and my health and wellness have improved exponentially from my regular pilates practice. Take a class and see for yourself! You won’t regret it.
Fauzia MorganFauzia Morgan

Pilates has helped me recover quickly from two pregnancies and strengthened and lengthened my muscles in ways that no other workout routine has! It’s a great way to relieve stress and Harmony’s instructors have been so wonderful over the years! Mahalo, Harmony!

Kimi Mikami YuenKimi Mikami Yuen

I am so impressed with Harmony Pilates in Manoa Marketplace. The instructors are so excellent and guide you safely through the exercises to help prevent you from any injuries. I have noticed a huge improvement to my leg strength and more flexibility. In addition, they keep the studio and machines very clean. I would highly recommend this place!😊

Donna HirashimaDonna Hirashima