Instructors|Pilates Studio B&B



Yutaka Tazawa

Yutaka studied Pilates with Christine Romani-Ruby, a founder of PHI Pilates, at her PHI Pilates Studio in Pittsburgh. Being a certified PHI Pilates Master Trainer, Yutaka's specialty field is sport performance enhancement and posture improvement. He is also one of the first-generation graduates of the Balanced Body's CoreAlign® Instructor Training Course held in Japan. After certification, Yutaka furthered his understanding of CoreAlign® learning from Katherine and Kimberly Corp sisters of New York Pilates, and from June 2013 directly from the CoreAlign® inventor Jonathan Hoffman. Yutaka is also a PMA certified Pilates teacher.

Currently Yutaka is pursuing his doctoral degree at Sports Science Laboratory of the University of Tokyo. His researches focus on "The structure of the brain - function and motor learning" and "Baseball and the brain structure".


Discovering Pilates broadened my coaching career, then concentrated around a free weight training significantly. I want still more and more people to experience excellence and power of Pilates with the collaboration of CoreAlign® unit, and help them transform their bodies into more flexible, graceful and beautiful. I am convinced that Pilates and ® also play an exceptionally big role when it comes to increasing sports performances. I would like to encourage many athletes to give it a try.

Yutaka is a founder and owner of Pilates Studio B&B.

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Hajime Kuroko

Hajime is from Tochigi prefecture.
After graduating from high school, he aimed to get a job as an athletes support professional and entered a collage with specialization in athletic training. Upon finishing a collage, in order to gain more knowledge and experience Hajime went to the U.S., where he earned a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on athletic training at California State University, Long Beach. As a student trainer, he worked with track and field team, American football and basketball team, and dance department at his university. During his 4th year at a university he got qualified as a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC, in the U.S. a para-medical qualification).
After graduating from a university, through an internship he worked as an athletic trainer with the MLS team LA Galaxy.

After returning to Japan Hajime acquired the PHI Pilates teacher certification, as he wanted to provide personalized conditioning to everyone, athletes as well as the general population. He combines Pilates with his athletic knowledge and experience to contribute to health maintenance of his clients.


With my athletic training background and knowledge, I offer Pilates for injury rehabilitation, injury prevention, and performance enhancement for athletes, as well as correction of postural problems causing chronic pain and improving the quality of life for the general population. I look forward to helping you make your life better and happier.

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