Christine Clark is the founder of PILATES FUSION, has over 15 years of experience teaching Pilates and is trained and certified in the STOTT Pilates® method, training her students on the Cadillac, Reformer, mat work, ladder barrel, stability chair, Edge, stability cushions, arc barrel, and all other small apparatus and equipment. In helping to improve the proprioceptive response of the body Christine is able to provide many resources to meet the needs and demands of her clients, including providing rehabilitative exercises for weight training injuries of the shoulder and spine and active isolated muscle stretching.
As a neuromuscular specialist Christine uses sensory motor learning exercises to relax the emotional stress that causes shoulder tension. Changing movement cycles for repetitive motion syndromes. Assessing static posture in all planes. Perform a dynamic assessment of the entire body as able. Assessing dynamic stability of the injured area.
Christine’s primary focus is strengthening the communication and awareness of her work with Physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and back specialists, etc. This provides a source to refer her clients to help deepen the effectiveness of her work.
Clients who arrive while still in therapy or have just finished, benefit from the close communication between Christine and those members of the medical field as it increases greatly the capabilities of an accurate initial approach of her Pilates work.
Christine was a Yoga teacher first (John Friends Anasura, and later the Ayurvedic approach). Starting to see the increased capabilities of Pilates and how it could better prepare people for Yoga Christine became a visionary in the field of Pilates. For many years Christine has been very interested in studying the many different ways we can breath and has become a passionate facilitator of breath work, encouraging and bringing awareness to the exploration of breath. Understanding that it bridges the gap between mind and body.
Christine is aware of how commonly employed breathing techniques actually hinder the biomechanics and physiology of the body and can assess breath patterns to identify common problems that can lead to chronic postural and orthopedic problems. Christine reminds her students of a timed breath for the resistance aspect of Pilates training for enhanced performance. The ability to change it up depending on what is needed results in higher quality levels of training. This also means we experience the task with a calm nervous system, less pressure on the heart and the body performs with a more effortless perfection.
Christine’s work shows great clarity in using precise techniques per individual. She is well known and respected for her caring approach, attention to detail, well- trained eye, keen sense of touch, and a developing intuitive sense of the physical and of the energetic body. Her teaching style is fine tuned and concise for safety, effectiveness and fun. She is able to lead a classroom of 5 or private individual through a never-ending series of new exercises leading to a constant mental and physical re-adaptation which leads to greater evolved understandings of themselves. Students become empowered more over time as there awareness increases. The repertoire of new exercise’s that Christine is able to provide keeps her students inspired in their own selves as they look forward to what is next.
Christine has a wide range of experience in working with athletes, dancers, shoulder, knee and hip conditions, menopausal, spinal conditions, wrist, foot and ankle conditions, sedentary, older adult, pre and post natal and auto immune deficiencies.
The top 2 messages from Christine to her clients are
As we work together we will honor and listen to your body’s story and then give it what it is asking through breath, positioning, movement and sending the intention
The first tier of learning is observation. The second is doing and letting yourself be guided. The third tier is experience while embracing the first two.