Clare started taking Pilates at age 14 to support her professional ballet training. She became addicted to the strength Pilates gave her, so she decided to become an instructor to be able to guide others in the movement discipline that helps her so much.
Clare is a professional dancer, and is endlessly intrigued by the workings of the human brain and body. She loves to help people work towards feeling fabulous through improving their movement patterning.
Clare has danced professionally with Ballet Kelowna, Ballet Ireland, Conny Janssen Danst, Rondos Dance Theatre, and currently dances with the Toronto International Ballet Theatre.
As someone who is constantly working to achieve greater depth and understanding in movements through her work in the studio and onstage, Clare draws on her creativity to approach workouts from as many different angles as possible to enhance the training process.
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:
- The Pilates Process™ Reformer Certification
- The Pilates Process™ Matwork Certification
- Arts Umbrella Graduate Dance Program, Vancouver Community College
- Canada's National Ballet School Professional Program
- Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet School Professional Program
BEST PIECE OF ADVICE SHE'S EVER RECEIVED:
"There is no need to fear that suddenly one has learned it all." - Twyla Tharp
FAVOURITE WORKOUT SONG:
"Vivaldi Storm" - 2Cellos
FAVOURITE CHEAT MEAL:
“I’m always looking for teachers who blend technique and innovation. Clare’s simple and clear class instructors have allowed me to easily advance and feel great about myself, and my body! Simply an inspired workout, every single time!”
“Clare is an exceptional Pilates instructor who goes the extra mile to create very personal training sessions for her clients. She is passionate about her craft and truly cares about her clients and their specific needs, expertly pushing their bodies towards positive change. I have worked with many Pilates instructors, but Clare’s attention to detail, her thorough knowledge and passion for Pilates, and her compassion for her clients’ well-being and positive goals are what truly set her apart.”