What inspired you to become a Certified Spinning® Instructor and then a Master Instructor?
I was in the fitness industry for a while and I just wanted to be certified in something else to make myself more marketable. In 1999 I volunteered for the first WSSC in LA and I was inspired by all the presenters at the time.
What do you love about teaching Spinning® classes?
The best part is that it is a workout that anyone can do and it is injury free.
What makes Spinning® such a great workout?
It makes it a great workout because everyone can manage their own intensity.
What advice would you give to someone who is thinking about becoming a Certified Spinning® Instructor?
Once you go through the certification remember to keep the integrity of the program because so many lose it.
Do you have a hero in the Spinning® community, someone who deserves recognition for their leadership?
I have always respected and used Gary Kobat as a mentor for many years.
Is there anything about you that would surprise people?
Yes, that my name is Bernie and most people expect a guy.
General Biographical information:
I am originally from Mexico City and I have accomplished eight Ironmans and next year hopefully will be my 9th and also the Boston Marathon for the second time. I coach clients in both triathlon and running events.A 20-year veteran in the fitness industry, Bernadette is a Master Instructor for the Spinning program and an ACE and AFAA Certified Fitness Instructor. In addition, Bernie is a certified Level 2 Stott Pilates instructor.