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 and pre-trainer, a a Can Fit Pro trainer, a ®TRX suspension Trainer.  With this expertise, Christy directed the Pilates program at the Halifax Nubody's locations until she opened her own business, inesS®, 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.


An important part of Studio in Essence is creative dance and Christy is known across North America for her contributions to the hip hop dance community through competitive break-dancing, DJing and video production as well as judging and hosting events. She has since taken her competitive spirit through pole sport to represent atlantic Canada at the National Canadian Pole Fitness Championship where she won the 2nd runner up in the doubles category for 2013 and 2014. Check our her performance website to see what she is up to now. 


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.

Christy Sanford *aka SpiraLynn

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