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About Bernadette


Exercise Therapist, Nutrition Specialist, Licensed GYROTONIC® Trainer, Master Herbalist, Ayurveda Medicine Specialist

Bernadette is a former professional ballet dancer and ballet teacher. She has been a professor of dance and a dance lecturer. After a successful career in the arts she made the decision to follow her passion for alternative medicine. By majoring in Alternative medicine in college which lead her to make the connection that movement and alternative medicine can be used together to full help those with chronic illnesses, cancer and just everyday wear and tear on the body. Bernadette has suffered her own physical challenges such as having lupus and losing her eye sight due to her lupus. After fighting to restore sight, she discovered how important proper nutrition and exercise is to the well-being of ones body. She has also helped improved the quality of life for those with cancer and chronic illness through the use of movement and alternative medicine.

Bernadette’s undergrad degree is in a bachelor of Science in Alternative Medicine, She is also a Certified Exercise Therapist, a License GYROTONIC® Trainer, a Certified Sports Nutritionist, a Certified Weight Management Specialist and a Master Herbalist. She is also completing her doctorate in Ayurveda medicine and is completing her internships at Healthy Body Healthy Living Wellness Center.

Areas of Expertise

  • Core and Balance
  • Nutrition
  • Strength Training
  • Weight Loss
  • Flexibility and Mobility
  • Boxing
  • Muscular Definition
  • Muscle Gain
  • Posture
  • Kettlebells
  • Functional Training
  • Sports Performance Training
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Injury Prevention
  • Stress Reduction
  • Wellness
  • Barre
  • Corrective Exercise
  • Dance

Additional Certifications

Gyrotonic Licensed Trainer, CPR/AED/First Aid, ISSA Exercise Therapy Specialist, ISSA Sports Nutrition Specialist, ISSA Weight Management Specialist


BS in Alternative Medicine

Who I Especially Like Working With

Actors, Beginners, Brides-to-be, Cancer Survivors, Dancers, Disabled, Men, Middle-aged, Military, Models, Overweight/ Obese, Peri/Post-menopausal, Post-rehab, Pre/post-natal, Rehab, Runners, Seniors, Student-athletes, Women

Medical Conditions Experience

ACL tear, Addiction, ADHD, Alzheimer's, Amputation, Andropause, Ankle Injury, Anxiety, Arthritis, Artificial Hips, Artificial Knees, Asperger's Syndrome, Asthma, Autoimmune Diseases, Back Pain/Issues, Bad Posture, Bone/Joint Injury, Brain Trauma, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Cardiac Rehab, Celiac Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Pain, Cognitive Delays, Congestive Heart Failure, Crohn's Disease, Dementia, Depression, Diabetes, Dialysis, Diastasis Recti, Disordered Eating Recovery, Eating Disorders, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS), Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Golfers Elbow, Hamstring Issues, Headaches/Migraines, Hearing Impaired (Deaf), Heart Attack, Hernia, High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Hip Pain/Issues, Hip Replacement, Hypertension, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Infertility, Joint Pain, Joint Replacement, Kidney Disease, Knee Pain/Issues, Limited Mobility, Lower Body Pain/Issues, Lupus, Lyme Disease, Lymphatic, Menopause, Metabolic Dysfunction, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, Neck Pain, Neuropathy, Obesity, Osteoporosis, Paraplegia, Parkinson's Disease, Piriformis Syndrome, Plantar fasciitis, Postural Issues, Prediabetes, Pregnancy, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rotator Cuff Issues, Sarcodosis, Sciatica, Scoliosis, Shoulder Issues, Sleep Apnea, Stress, Stroke, Stroke recovery, Tennis Elbow, TMJ, Ulcerative Colitis, Visually Impaired (Blind)

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