Christie Dauphinee
Christie Dauphinee
Pilates Instructor

Available at multiple locations

About

Christie is a fully certified Stott Plates and Canfit pro instructor with over 10 years of experience. From an early child to young adult, Christie was always involved in performance arts and played sports including ringette, hockey, power cheerleading, soccer and downhill skiing. Christie was competitive until the age of 15 when her focus shifted to all sports, encompassing the process rather than the specific sport.

Christie completed a Bachelor of Arts from Dalhousie University with a Performance in Theatre major and a minor in music. This degree helped her gain a deep connection to her own body through in depth vocal training and a strong background in dance. Her understanding of dance in combination with her natural teaching ability led her to be chosen to tutor the Dance and Movement course at Dalhousie. Upon graduation, she was more interested in human movement than theatre. An opportunity came up to become a certified Stott Pilates instructor. Through Pilates, Christie became hyper focused on correct body movement while enhancing human performance.

She took a break from instructing fitness to complete a Bachelor of Education from the University of Maine at Presque Isle. This degree helped to advance her teaching skills and confirmed her passion for teaching exercise. Christie returned to teaching Pilates calling SMUFit at Saint Mary's University her home. There she taught exercise to a wide variety of patients including high-level athletes, patients with chronic pain to pre/post surgical patients. While at SMUFit she became one of the most sought-after Pilates instructor and personal trainers.

Continuously trying to advance her knowledge of biomechanics, Christie is excelling at Lifemark. She thrives on learning from Lifemark's highly trained physiotherapists, massage therapists and chiropractors and collaborating on patient-centered care. Working at Lifemark helped inspire her next career goal - to enroll in the School of Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University hopefully starting in the Fall of 2018.