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 is a former British record holder in the W40 indoor mile.
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.
A true Yorebel and bon vivant, 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 of 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.