Chin-Shan Hsieh


Chin-Shan Hsieh is the director of BODY LAB, the first to introduced Pilates to Taiwan in 2000 and GYROTONIC® IN 2006, also the first Pilates teacher training institution in the region. She is a GYROTONIC® master-trainer, GYROKINESIS® pre-trainer, PMA Pilates certified teacher. 

Chin-Shan Hsieh came from a dance training background and introduces the method with a scientific sound, and aesthetic pleasing approach. Ms. Hsieh has an extensive experience in teaching Pilates, GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® as well as training instructors in Taiwan, Korea and U.S.A. Before she opened BODY LAB, she worked as a senior Pilates instructor for years at the On Center Conditioning in southern California, where she received her Pilates teaching certification from the world renowned Pilates Master Rael Isacowitz in 1997. Most notably, Chin-Shan Hsieh is one of the very few PMA (Pilates Method Alliance) Gold Certified Pilates instructors in the world. She has published 6 books on the subject of Pilates and a regular guest to many health programs on TV shows.

BODY LAB offers Pilates, GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® classes in different functional topics at different levels. There are private sessions, semi-private sessions and group lessons that meet your individual needs, goals, and capabilities. All instructors at BODY LAB are both GYROTONIC and GYROKINESIS certified trainers, as well as PMA certified trainers who updates their training at major workshops all over the world annually. 

BODY LAB is located at the heart of Taipei and is surprisingly convenient to MRT within minutes. There are also parking facilities close to the studio if you prefer to drive.Classes at BODY LAB are primarily instructed in Mandarin. English taught classes are available to private lessons and by special arrangements. Taking classes at BODY LAB is a great learning experience in a different culture however relaxing setting.

My Qualifications

  • GYROTONIC® Apprentice
  • GYROTONIC® Trainer
  • GYROTONIC® Pre-Trainer
  • GYROTONIC® Master Trainer Apprentice
  • GYROTONIC® Master Trainer
  • GYROKINESIS® Apprentice
  • GYROKINESIS® Trainer
  • GYROKINESIS® Pre-Trainer

My Training

  • GYROTONIC® Level 1 Pre-Training Course
  • GYROTONIC® Level 1 Foundation Course
  • GYROTONIC® Level 1 Final Certificate Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Pre-Training Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Foundation Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Level 1 Final Certificate Course
  • GYROTONIC® Level 2, Program 2 Pre-Training Course
  • GYROTONIC® Level 2, Program 2 Course
  • GYROTONIC® Psoas Principles
  • GYROTONIC® Jumping-Stretching Board Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Level 2 Beginner Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Level 2 Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Lotus Blossom, Program 1 Course
  • Gyrotonic Level 2 Pre-Training Course (legacy)
  • GYROTONIC® Pre-Trainer Update Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Pre-Trainer Update Course
  • GYROKINESIS® Breathing Course Experience with Juliu Horvath

Teacher Training Course Schedule

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“The ultimate aim is to be at home in one’s body, to be at one with the nature of oneself, and to experience exercise as a creative and delightful experience.”
– Juliu Horvath