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Christine Gallagher DeFilippis, Creator & President

Christine Gallagher DeFilippis is a fitness and dance expert, choreographer, writer, presenter and the creator of award winning fitness programs Red Hot Dance Fitness™ and Red Hot Barre™. Formally trained in NYC and Philadelphia, she danced competitively with the nationally ranked NCAA Temple University Diamond Gems while an undergrad pursuing a Journalism degree. She holds over 20 specialized certifications in a variety of formats including Body Pump, Spinning , Mat Pilates and Barre workouts. Studying dance in Philadelphia and New York City, she competed on the national level with StarPower Talent, Showstoppers, Dance Educators of America and Dance Masters of America. With over 20 years of teaching experience, she combined her passion and expertise in the fields of dance and fitness to create the Red Hot Dance Fitness program. Her programs have won numerous awards including: Best of Philly 2014, 2013 (Philadelphia Magazine), Best New Fitness Trend of 2012 (Main Line Today Mag), 5 celebrity judge awards from PhillyFIT Magazine including judges Top Pick, Best Instructor and Sexiest Workout.

She has been featured on 6ABC with and CBS.com, Moxie Magazine, IDEA Fitness Journal, Philadelphia Magazine and more. In January 2013 she was featured on News Talk 1180 on their series “Women to Watch”.

Christine is the Head Coach for the La Salle University Dance team, a Master Trainer for BOSU® and a continuing education provider for ACE and AFAA. She is a certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and is the founder of Red Hot Nutrition. She recently competed in a local version of Dancing with the Stars: Dancing for our Future Stars. With celebrity boxer Joey “Joltin Jabs” DeMalavez.

To learn more read – A Conversation with Christine



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