CHRISTY
BENINCASA

Yoga Instructor

"I believe that through mindful movement, a person is able to heal "

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I am Exercise Physiologist and modern/contemporary dancer from New York with a decade of experience working in various areas of the fitness industry. I have a BFA degree in Dance and a BS in Exercise Physiology from SUNY Brockport and I’m currently working on a Doctorate in Sport and Performance Psychology with Clinical Mental Health Counseling. I received a comprehensive Pilates certification through Balanced Body and fitness certifications through the American College of Sports Medicine.

I have spent many years in non-profit fitness management, corporate wellness, and boutique fitness providing personal training and group fitness classes. My experience and expertise range from barre, Pilates, strength training, mindfulness, functional fitness, and recovery/mobility which gives me the flexibility to cater workouts to the needs of you, the clients. I strive to create an inclusive and approachable fitness experience and work together with clients to create lasting positive lifestyle change. I approach fitness from a functional perspective with the goal of helping clients feel better doing the activities that they love to do – because when you feel better, you live better. Whether that is outdoor activities like hiking and golfing or getting up and down off the floor with your grandchildren; I believe fitness is about creating a strong and resilient body and mind.

When I’m not teaching, training, or in class, I love to go running with my collie mix, Indy, hiking the Adirondacks, and trying new restaurants around Boston.

CERTIFICATIONS, SPECIALTIES AND PASSIONS
  • ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist

  • ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

  • Comprehensively Certified Pilates Instructor (Balanced Body, all apparatus)

  • Certified Pilates Mat for Dancers (Evolution Pilates)

  • Certified Pilates Reformer for Dancers (Evolution Pilates)

  • Pre/Post Natal Pilates (Evolution Pilates)

  • Barre (Balanced Body)

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance – The College at Brockport

  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology – The College at Brockport