Christine Hales

Solon, OH 44139

I have been in fitness for over 25 years, and my passion is helping you achieve your goals and a healthy lifestyle. My specialties are motivating, educating and coaching clients in weight loss/fat loss, functional exercise and strength training, and making long-lasting healthy lifestyle changes. I also have experience developing programs for individuals who have various health and orthopedic/joint issues, as well as fitness programming for seniors and improving ADL (activities of daily life). So, what are you waiting for? Start Moving with Christine!

Verified Cert/Training
IDEA Author/Presenter
IDEA Member

About Me


  • Master's Degree, Higher Education Administration, Boston College
  • Bachelor's Degree, Business Management, SUNY Binghamton

Certifications / Trainings

ACE - Certified Health Coach
Expires: Aug 31, 2021
ACE - Certified Personal Trainer
Expires: Dec 31, 2020
ACE - Orthopedic Exercise Specialist Program - 2.5 CECs
ACE - Orthopedic Exercise Specialist
Not Verified

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: May 17, 2020
American Red Cross
Expires: May 08, 2015

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: May 17, 2020
American Red Cross
Expires: May 08, 2015

Christine's Locations

Start Moving Fitness LLC

Within 10.00 miles of 44139 (Mobile Training Radius)

Solon Recreation Center

Portz Parkway
Solon, OH 44139

Additional Information


$65.00 / hr, *Start Moving Fitness in-home training rate. (Fees at Solon Rec Center are different)

Payment Methods

Cash, Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

  • Start Moving Fitness, LLC, 2013
  • IDEA World Conference Inspiration Medal Winner, 2017
  • IDEA Member Spotlight 2015

Languages Spoken




18 Ratings

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Andrea Mucci on Nov 12, 2016

    I have had the pleasure of working with Christine for over a year now. I discovered I have diastisis recti after having two children when my youngest was two. After much research I found that I could correct it through the proper exercise. I contacted Christine and she was able to come up with a plan to help me close the gap. I have made significant progress and am happy with the results! She has taught me to really listen to my body and proper technique. Christine is creative in her workouts and makes our sessions fun. She really listens to what my goals are and helps me to reach them. I have tried many workout programs and never saw results like the results I have seen since working with Christine. She has really helped me sculpt my body into what I want it to be. Christine is very motivational and I would highly recommend her to anyone.

  • by Gretchen Spacek on Oct 19, 2015

    I have been training with Christine for 10 months now and I love it! This is a true testament to her since I have never been one to spend time working out. She is always finding new ways to challenge me and makes the session different each week. I find her style to be motivating and encouraging and although she is always pushing for more, she does it in a way that you don't even realize it. She is great about knowing what others are capable of and finding ways to get you there, especially when it comes to achieving goals. I like that she is always worried about proper form and making sure that exercises are done correctly to avoid any injuries. Education is a key part of any workout with Christine. Overall I couldn't ask for a greater trainer to learn from and keep me motivated to live a healthier life.

  • by Rebecca F. on Mar 01, 2015

    I have been fortunate to have Christine as my personal trainer for several months. After an initial assessment of my health condition, she created a program of weight training and cardio that has steadily increased my strength and endurance and has allowed me to tone up and shed a few lbs in the process. She varies the workouts; educating me along the way about form, muscle groups, and equipment options. That education has allowed me to supplement our twice weekly in-home sessions with my own workouts. She leads by example, as the picture of health, and motivates me to continually improve. Christine has the perfect blend of professionalism, sincerity and cheerfulness!

  • by Henry Bernstein on Dec 09, 2014

    I have known Christine now for a few years and consider my workout regime as fairly serious. I tend to be a bit critical about trainers/instructors since I believe they need to "walk the walk" so to speak and pardon the cliché. She is the epdumy of a a quality trainer who understands the harmony of cardio, endurance and strength training. More importantly, she embraces weight resistance training that will have one of the most impacts in anyone's transformation. Although she is very serious and professional about her training, she knows how to make it a fun and enjoyable at the same time. Her own fitness level is very motivating which I believe is a major factor in keeping one inspired to reach their own goals. Thank you Christine for your help and inspiration over the years, for a great website and for your wonderful laughter.

  • by User on Nov 10, 2014

    It has been almost a year since I started working out with Christine as my personal trainer. She has not only begun to transform my body but also my eating habits, my attitude on exercising, and changed my tainted view on instant gratification. I had gained 35lbs. in just over a year and a half and I was overwhelmed and desperate to get back to my old self. I started off with a 12 session package and figured I would be good on my own from then on. Much to my surprise, not only was I just beginning to make some real progress but I would look forward to every visit. Christine has an incredible way of making each session exciting and motivating. She can push me to work harder than I ever thought I could and makes it fun at the same time! I am learning so many different ways of working out that I had always been too intimated to try in a group setting. I feel very lucky to have found Christine as my trainer and a new friend. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

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