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.

Pilates Mat Instructor Certification 

1535 Dresden Row Suite 203 Halifax

2 weekend intensive 36 hour pilates Mat Certification


Friday November 2nd  10am-1pm and 5-8pm

Saturday November 3rd  9-1pm and 430-830pm

Sunday November 4th 10am-4pm

Friday November 30th 10am-1pm and 5-8pm

Saturday December 1st 9am-1pm and 430-630pm

Sunday December 2nd  9am-4pm

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

The cost is 1250$+Tax

500$ Booking Fee deposit

More information here

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