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Bernadette Sidney, Spinning® Master Instructor | California, USA

Bernadette Sidney, Spinning® Master Instructor | California, USA

Posted by Spinning® on Apr 18th 2018


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.