Christine Germain

Photo by: Oda Aase Johnsen

Christine Germain, is a movement specialist who wants to share to the world what has helped her improve her fitness and recover from injuries. She has been active in sports all her life; figure skating, synchronized swimming, gymnastics, circus, martial arts, and numerous dances from around the world. She received a BFA (Concordia University, Montreal) and an MFA (UC Davis) in dance and choreography using somatic education as part of the curriculum. She observes and analyses in order to improve people’s efficiency of motion. She has been a movement educator since 1998. She is certified as a personal trainer by the American College of Sports Medicine. Her numerous certifications include Yoga by the Sivananda Vedanta Center, Pilates through Balance Body University, TRX (Total Body Resistance Exercise) from Fitness Anywhere and FMS (Functional Movement Screening) by Functional Movement Systems. She persistently learns new approaches and methods to help clients perform better, recover, and achieve their fitness goals.

The Feldenkrais Method helped her to recover from a serious injury and a car accident, which allowed her to get back to dance and to get initiated to circus arts. This convinced her to become an instructor and practitioner of the Method. Both Pilates and Feldenkrais were part of her dance training and helped her to become stronger and get better alignment.

Germain teaches at The Corner Studio, RCPTFitness,  and works as a DanceMedicine Specialist in Sports Medicine at St-Francis Memorial Hospital in San Francisco. She offers workshops in California and abroad.