Who I Am

My name is Helen Christine.  I am a longtime fitness enthusiast with beginnings in ballet and dance.  A professional dancer by trade, I have decades of cross-discipline movement training in yoga, bodybuilding, distance running, CrossFit, hot Pilates, pole fitness and aerial arts.

A dancer since age 4, I have always been moving.  My mom used to tell me, “Dancers have their brains in their feet,” implying a deep connection to and knowledge of the body.  In high school, I added the rigors of competitive swim to the demands of ballet, and by the time I entered San Jose State University I was also motivated to learn bodybuilding and hatha yoga.

My next challenges came in the form of marathon training, then pole fitness. From chinese acrobatics to CrossFit or stand-up paddle boarding, I am always wanting to physically challenge myself and learn new skills.  I am enthusiastic and motivating, and love to inspire others to work toward their true potential.

I hold a B.A. in English and a B.A. in philosophy, both from San Jose State University.  I am a Yoga Alliance registered yoga teacher and am trained in Inferno Hot Pilates.  I also hold current certifications in group fitness instruction from the American Council on Exercise, and a current CPR/First Aid/AED certificate from the American Heart Association.