Since childhood, Bernadine has been an exercise freak.
Until 2016 when injury threw a curveball, Bernadine was an elite masters’ competitive runner having won World and European titles in her age group in middle distance events.
She soon transitioned to low-impact exercise including Bikram yoga, spinning, weights and Inferno Hot Pilates (IHP). She caught the IHP bug and in January 2018 trained to be an instructor.
Bernadine’s other love is singing performance. She has appeared in West End musicals including ‘Phantom of the Opera’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Carmen Jones’ and ‘Carousel’. In summer 2019 she appeared in the opera ‘Porgy & Bess’ for Grange Park Opera.
Bernadine loves IHP because its high intensity and challenges are similar to the running training and racing she did, but without the impact that can cause injuries.
IHP is for everyone – it’s an all-level full-body workout. The ‘bridges’ section of the class helps to activate and strengthen the glutes and is especially good for people who spend long periods of time sitting or driving because the glutes can switch off when sitting. Strong glute muscles help to prevent back pain and promote good posture. With consistent practice, you’ll develop strong muscles and increased fitness and flexibility.
Expect challenge, variety, high energy and exhilaration in Bernadine’s classes. Get ready to sweat and burn lots of calories!
Being close to the centre of London, there’s a wonderful busy buzz at BYL two studios and a diversity of students from all over the world.