NTC trainers Phoebe Di Tomasso and Yoonhee Kim live more than five thousand miles apart, but they share a common goal: They are dedicated to creating a strong, motivated and supportive community of girls and women with a passion for fitness.
The two trainers – who live in Sydney, Australia, and Seoul, South Korea, respectively – use many of the same tools and tactics, including live Nike+ Training Club workouts and the NTC app, to help women surround themselves with support and pursue their aspirations.
In Seoul, these ambitions include an increased interest in wellness and fitness, despite the country’s traditional focus on academic achievement above athletic engagement. In Sydney, Di Tomasso is also witnessing a cultural shift. Australian girls are evolving from simply thinking exercise is important to adopting fitness as a lifestyle.
By providing women in both cultures with a community, NTC sets them up for success. In addition to live NTC meet-ups, it provides them with a virtual community, a vital aspect of helping them reach their fitness goals, whether they are working out alone or in groups.
Both Kim and Di Tomasso see communities that have started in their studios flourishing online and outside of the gym; women in their cities share everything from a new personal record to a recently perfected yoga pose to a just-bought pair of running tights.
“It’s amazing to see how strong relationships can grow, just from sweating together,” says Di Tomasso. “I love that part of NTC and I love being able to watch it happen.”