Personal Training

Christa Bache

I’ve been working with clients in New York City since 1998, first in gyms and then with my private clientele in their homes. Over the years, I've chosen to specialize in working with clients who are 60 years of age or older. I’m certified by NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) as a Corrective Exercise Specialist and Senior Fitness Specialist and by the American Academy of Health, Fitness and Rehab Professionals as a Medical Exercise Specialist. I also have a Bachelor’s degree in Dance as well as a Master’s degree in Applied Physiology from Columbia University. My love and respect of both movement and science is reflected in every one of my sessions.

There is nothing I'm more passionate about than figuring out how to take my clients to higher levels of strength, endurance and flexibility while taking into account the orthopedic issues, medical conditions and balance challenges they're facing. Working in partnership with my clients towards specific functional goals in the most safe and effective way is what drives our sessions. As a result, our working relationship and my client’s growth seldom ends when the day’s exercise does.

Private Training Sessions Sessions can occur at the client's home or the gym in their building.

Private Session Flexible Scheduling

One-on-one training scheduled on a week by week basis.

Sessions can be purchased in packages of 10 or 20.

Private Session Retainer Client

One-on-one training with reservations for specific days and times for the month.

Clients are billed on the first of each month for the month.

Testimonials

  • Christa is magical! She’s been working with me for the past four years and is the reason that my body is “in tune” today and able to successfully manage the aging process for this hyper-active 70+ years old avid road cyclist.
    In the beginning, Christa was very thorough and asked for my medical history. Then, with permission, she spoke to one of my doctors and asked me about my exercise goals, before building a customized training program. Sessions, in my home, are one-hour and usually weekly. Then, based on my progress as determined by Christa during our session, a customized updated program is developed after each session and sent to me via email. Additionally, Christa is extremely helpful and important to me, as she helps me coordinate my gym cardio and outside cycling activities to ensure that I gain strength without body discomfort and pain.
    Always interested in “how I feel”, Christa draws from her experiences and vast knowledge, and may even make changes to my “homework” routines in between our sessions. It’s comforting to know that Christa ALWAYS has my back and is interested in my well-being. Yours truly sometimes forgets his age, which sometimes has a negative effect on my body.
    Thanks to Christa, I’ve learned to “listen to my body”. She’s a “loving” and tough taskmaster who ensures that stretches and exercises are done correctly, so as not to hurt the body. Something that I was unable to get during group exercise classes. Once a nay-sayer, I’m now a believer. Thanks to Christa, I’ve engaged under-used muscles (my cyclist’s legs needed no help), strengthened my core and begun to develop an upper body.
    In closing, I’m so glad to have Christa as my personal trainer.

    - Geoffrey
  • I have been exercising for well over 30 years, mostly without supervision. A few years ago I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis; my mother and aunt both have stenosis of the spine. So I decided I needed to take a different approach to body work and get professional help. And that’s when my chiropractor recommended Christa…and my life (and body) changed.

    Put simply, Christa is an amazing teacher. She is incredibly smart, knowledgeable, diligent, detailed, observant, compassionate…and helps push your body forward. Warm ups, lengthening, balance, upper body, lower body, activation, core, whole body circuits. The diverse programs she designs are based on strengthening my body in relation to Osteoporosis; the programs change and grow based on my needs and my progress. Christa continually challenges me and presents exercises that are different and interesting and I do things with my body that I never thought possible at this stage of my life.

    Yes, I am older and have a bone disease. However, I am so much stronger than I have ever been, I have such better balance and I continue to be more flexible. I am so much more aware of my body, how it moves, how it should move and how it shouldn’t move. I am so much more present with my body and within my body and treat it so much better. And I always challenge myself more.

    I cannot thank Christa enough and she has turned out to be an incredible gift to myself.

    - Jan

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