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Master Trainer in Pilates, Pole Sport, and Aerial Hoop

Certified Pre-Trainer for GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®

Director of

After becoming injured in a car accident in 1999, Christy Sanford learned first hand that there was more to Pilates than just the latest celebrity fitness craze.  Using the methods laid out by Joseph Pilates, Christy soon discovered that Pilates could heal, strengthen and revitalize her body.

Witnessing the transformative power of Pilates on her own body as well as others inspired Christy to become a certified Stott Pilates and Equipment instructor, a certified GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC® method  instructor, a BCRPA fitness leader and a Can Fit Pro trainer and a ®TRX suspension Trainer.  With this expertise, Christy directed the Pilates program at the Halifax Nubody's locations until she opened her own business, Studio in Essence, in 2004.  


A master trainer, Christy loves to share her enthusiasm for fitness and developed the Pilates in Essence certification program, Pole instruction certification and the Aerial Hoop Certification. She has recently become a Certified GYROTONIC® Method Pre-Trainer and a Certified GYROKINESIS® Pre-Trainer on her way to becoming a Master for both of these as well.


Christy has built a committed following of students of all body types and fitness levels who appreciate her positive and fun approach to mind-body awareness and her encouraging philosophy of the  "power from within".


Contact her for any Personal Training or Instructor Certification inquiries.


GYROKINESIS® Pre-Training Course


GYROTONIC® Pre-Training Course

Pole Instructor Certification


Pilates Mat Instructor Certification 

Pilates Reformer Instructor Certification 

Please email the director Christy Sanford with a summary of your pilates and fitness experience to be accepted into this certification.


1535 Dresden Row Suite 203 Halifax


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