For years, I struggled with body dysmorphia, eating disorders, and unhealthy habits to attain the "look" of a fitness instructor. Now I'm on a mission to disrupt the fitness industry and inspire joyful movement.

From a young age, I loved to dance but was told I didn’t have a “dancer’s body” and that it needed to be fixed--at any cost. At 16 years old, I taught my first fitness class. Over my decades in the industry, I was continually told that I didn’t have the “right” body. Never mind that my classes were so packed that there was barely room to move! Still, I struggled with disordered eating and body dysmorphia as a result of this messaging--and I know I’m not alone. 

Today, I am a Health at Every Size (HAES)-aligned fitpro who aims to make fitness more inclusive, inspire joyful movement, and help fitpros practice body-neutrality.

Christine DeFilippis 

Unconventional Fitness Pro

Speaker / Presenter

Health At Every Size Industry Leader

Host: Breaking Body Biases Podcast

Founder & Creative Director: FitProEd

Former Owner: Pop Fit Studio

Board Member: Body Positive Fitness Alliance


💥On a Mission to Disrupt the Fitness Industry💥

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Certifications & Associations


Certifications: ACE Primary Group Fitness & Kids Fitness, TRX, Mat Pilates, BodyPump, BodyCombat, 200 Hour Yoga Alliance (plus dozens of other specialty certs)

Christine is also a certified Body Image Coach and a certified Health Coach (IIN).




Presenter at CanFitPro, IDEA Worlds, DCAC, SCW, BeWellPhilly, CityFitGirls, FemCityPhilly, plus various Universities and Corporations.

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Want to Tap Dance at Home?

Learn how we created some inexpensive tap boards for studio use. Do the same thing at home.

Dance Tutorials

Want to dance at home or maybe you are a fitness instructor looking for ideas for your classes.

Bounce with us

Looking for ideas for at-home routines. Fitness instructors, feel free to borrow these routines for your classes

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