SOMA Trainer in NYC


SOMA Training is the combined educational curriculum given to a coach who can then offer an integrative approach to training. Within the training curriculum various scientifically proven methodologies are incorporated in the clients program to ensure efficient and successful results from injury rehabilitation to maximizing performance. The disciplines of a SOMA Trainer include; ELDOA, Myofaciaial stretching, Pompage and Global Postural Stretching. See below for details on each.

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ELDOA (Etierement Longitudinaux avec Decoaptation OsteoArticulaire) is a revolutionary stretching method for the spine created by renowned osteopath Guy Voyer of Marseilles, France.

Guy developed an ELDOA exercise for every articulation in the spine starting at the base of the skull and ending with the sacro-illiac joint. Disc compression existing at any level of the spine can be addressed through a specific ELDOA exercise.

The goal of each ELDOA exercise is to create fascial tension above and below the joint or disc that one is trying to “open up” or decompress. The benefits include:

  • Reduced vertebral compression
  • Improved circulation
  • Spinal disc re-hydration
  • Increased muscle tone and awareness

Disc hydration is an important and misunderstood factor in spinal health. Our discs are like sponges; when the area is properly hydrated and the discs are not compressed they draw water in. This hydration is necessary to maintain the suppleness that is present in a healthy disc.

If the disc is dehydrated and compressed it will dry out and become brittle. It is in this state that nerve compression and inflammation are more likely to occur.

Virtually every function in our body relies on nervous system impulses from our spine. It is crucial to actively preserve and restore the condition of the spine in order to achieve and maintain optimal health.

ELDOA trained professionals are hard to come by, that is another reason our center is so unique—our Founder has been trained and certified in this discipline.

At KOOP Strength & Wellness, we make sure that the right modality(ies) are used for your current and intended fitness and wellness states. Each client is different, so we customize our fitness and wellness recommendations accordingly.

Myofascial Stretching-


The fascial system is a network of many different types of tissue with various functions throughout the human body.

We have fascia that encase and connect groups of muscles. We have fascia that hold all of our organs in place. Our tendons and ligaments are also a form of fascia. Fascia is what really makes our musculoskeletal system, in fact, a system.

The significance of fascial treatment is misunderstood. In 1979, Ida Rolf brought to America a technique to relieve pressure in the fascia (known as “Rolfing”), but over the last 25 years Guy Voyer, DO, of Marseilles, France has been developing special stretching techniques that focus on the fascia of every major muscle group in the body.

Myofascial stretching, or self-massage, can be used to help correct dysfunction and relieve pains caused by traumatized tissue after automobile collisions and athletic injuries. Other forms of stretching focus solely on a specific muscle rather than the entire dysfunctional system. The dysfunctional system may involve several muscles and connective tissue, as well as the fascial container that surrounds them.

As the body ages, stretching becomes a critical need for optimal performance and wellness—not to mention injury prevention. Our Founder, Pete Kupprion, trained with the venerable Guy Voyer himself and has taken the fundamentals and best practices of this technique to the trainers at KOOP Strength & Wellness to help ensure the success of our clients’ exercise and fitness regimens. We are committed to optimizing those regimens—resulting in a higher performing clients with increased energy.

We look at the body holistically to make sure we are not just working on the aesthetic aspects of our clients’ bodies, but also their structure, and internal systems. Staying hydrated, following sound exercise principles, and maintaining a balanced fascial system can lead to a substantially healthier lifestyle and a more positive outlook toward life.



Pompage is an effective method of relieving pain in the joints.

It can be used to speed the healing of joint ailments including: bursitis, tendonitis, sprains, torn cartilage, arthritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, carpal tunnel, and shoulder impingement. Anyone who suffers from these conditions would benefit from Pompage. The pain in an inflamed or dysfunctional joint is often due to dehydration caused by immobility and fascial restriction.

The goal of Pompage is to create an environment of negative pressure within the joint which will “draw in” fluids that are necessary to extinguish the fire that is inflammation and help restore the suppleness that exists in a healthy joint. Pompage has been known to help speed recovery and minimize the trauma brought on by intense training. Our personal trainers are extremely knowledgeable about pompage, and work this methodology into the personal training services offered.

Global Postural Stretching-

In all activities in life, we optimize our movement by proper preparation, training and re-education of all the systems of our body. To make the body move optimally, Global Postural Stretching (or GPS) places part of the body being solicited into a global movement posture. This helps to perfect the connection between the joint, the muscles and their fascia (connective tissue). These specific postures must be closely monitored and adapted to each region of the body.

We serve across Manhattan, NYC, and the surrounding areas.