christine's certifications

ACE Personal Trainer

​Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist (Biomechanics Method)

​ACE Certified Orthopedic Exercise Specialist

ACE Health Coach

Parkinson's Exercise Coach (multiple certifications)

CPR/AED Certified and Fully Insured



M.A., Higher Education Administration from Boston College

B.S., Business Management, SUNY Binghamton


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Start Moving Fitness, LLC is led by Christine Hales, ACE certified
Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, and Health Coach.  She trains adults ages 50+ and brings more than 30 years of experience in the fitness industry to her clients.

Christine's Specialties, Mission and Philosophy 

My specialties include functional and corrective exercise, strength training adults/active aging, coaching in healthy lifestyle modification, and women's fitness. Many of my clients have had orthopedic/joint issues in the past (post-rehab) or pain from muscle imbalances and seek guidance with safely implementing and progressing a fitness program.  I also train and coach individuals with Parkinson's Disease.

My training mission is to educate, motivate and empower you to achieve your fitness goals one step at a time. My approach to training includes educational and motivational coaching techniques in goal setting and achievement.  Your fitness and health goals are my priority. 

My philosophy is about safely training you to the best of your ability.  I do this by correcting muscle imbalances and movement patterns, teaching functional training, and challenging the body safely and progressively. For optimal health, wellness, and disease prevention and management the body needs exercise and a clean, healthy diet.  I believe you can achieve your goals, and I create an exercise program that works with your busy lifestyle as well as coach in making healthy lifestyle choices. 

Believe in yourself and your body will follow your mind.