Bernadette is originally from the Midwest and went to school at the University of Dayton, where she began her fitness career. She intended to have a career in theatre or social work but her love of fitness and body mechanics pulled her into the fitness industry. Bernadette has been teaching group fitness classes for about 10 years and Pilates for 4 years. She is certified under Balanced Body and has specialty certifications in Barre and TRX training. Previously, Bernadette worked at a Club Pilates studio in Houston , TX before moving to Chicago. Bernadette enjoys the thought invoking practice of Pilates and uses it to complement her other training.