At age two, Christine’s mother laced a pair of figure skates on her feet and held her hand as she stepped onto the ice. Through figure skating, she experienced freedom in movement, and it was exhilarating. In her youth, she skated, tumbled and cheered. As an adult, she discovered the rewards of mentoring and coaching these very disciplines. After the birth of her son, she left her job as an elementary school teacher and broadened her understanding of alignment through reformer Pilates and yoga. She vividly recalls her first Power Yoga class at Cleveland Yoga in 2008, where she learned the importance of breath and how to listen to her body. She discovered strength in stillness, reframing her perception of exercise and fitness. Upon resuming her teaching career, Christine trained with Child Light Yoga and was inspired to practice yoga with her students. Several years ago, she left teaching to spend more time with her family. It was her husband who urged her to take a barre class, and for this, she will always be grateful. Barre provided a challenging full body workout that allowed her to find her edge. Exhale Barre Training with Fred DeVito was metamorphic and re-ignited Christine’s passion for teaching. When she’s not at Barre Cleveland she’s most likely at the Holden Arboretum with her Vizsla, or curled up with a good book.
Christine Papageorge instructs the following:
Our BARRE class is designed to give you a complete body workout using functional fitness techniques (light weights, planks, pushups, squats and healthy alignment cues) that will give you a long, lean frame and enhance your postural alignment. Upbeat music is played while you sculpt your body, strengthen your core and decrease your levels of stress. A program designed for all levels.