Clara Fischer Gam, MSc
co-founder and director
I live immersed in the practice and study of human movement - the body is my home and my field of research. But it was not always like so. It all started when, at the age of 15, I started to feel chronic pain that progressed for another 5 years until the pain reached the point of making it impossible to keep up my daily activities. Having been about 3 years undiagnosed, I can say that I know what it is like to live in pain. From the experience of great limitations and challenges that movement came to me. I found in embodied experience, self-care and physical fitness the key to overcome it, which transformed my life and my career.
What drives me on this journey is to awaken the potential of the body in each person, promoting more physical fitness, longevity, autonomy and vitality for the general population and professional performers
For about 10 years I have been offering fitness sessions for small groups in studios and one-to-one personal training. My work interests are post re-hab fitness training and strength and conditioning training for performance. Since I obtained my Masters in Dance Science (Trinity Laban Conservatoire, UK) I've been directing the fitness programmes for performers "Corpos Aptos Gestos Livres", which I founded in partnership with Weld Encarnação in 2015. Currently, I work in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
I remain connected to the development of the field of dance science in Brazil and in the world through the " Dance Science Brasil " community - an initiative that I created for interaction between researchers and professionals in the field - in addition to contributing to international associations, being a member of the Promotion Committee and collaborator on the blog of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) and member of the Performing Arts Medicine Association (PAMA-Colorado). I also undertake research in Dance Science and Movement Science frequently take part in congresses and share my work in workshops and presentations.
MSc of Dance Science (Trinity Laban Conservatoire, UK)
BSc Sports & Exercise (IBMR, BR)
BEd in Dance Somatics Education (Faculdade Angel Vianna, BR)
Integrated Movement Rehabilitation (Isoflex / Escola Brasileira de Postura, BR)
Certified Functional Strength Coach (MBSC, USA)
Integrated Physical Training (Limit Treinamentos, BR)
Pilates Instructor ( Stott Pilates®, CA)