Claudine moved to the Philadelphia area after graduating from St. Joseph’s University with degrees in Business and Marketing, and fell in love with the trails of Fairmount Park and Valley Green. Mountain biking (& racing) and running became her passions. Over the years, Claudine has completed several distance events for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program, which raises money and awareness for cancer research and treatments. She has completed 10 full marathons, including Chicago, Bermuda, Berlin, Germany and two qualified trips to Boston. After several running wear and tear injuries, including surgery for a ruptured tendon, Claudine found herself back at the gym looking for a full-body strength and conditioning workout, and a more balanced approach to fitness. That is when she discovered barre and realized it was exactly what she was looking for; a challenging, intense, total body workout that tones your entire body while increasing flexibility and strength. Claudine has been taking classes at RISE since they opened their doors and couldn’t be more excited to share her love for barre with rest of the RISE community!