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Welcome, my friend.
I'm Michelle, a creature of habit and creativity.
I move mountains with my pen, my brush, and my body.
I had to be the least likely woman to become a fitness professional.
I hated sneakers till my twenties because I didn’t think they were cute enough.
During my youth, I could polish off man-size servings of anything.
Plus, I frickn loathed exercise.
I had to do something, though. My legs and gut were swelling year by year.
I found a determined aerobic teacher I could relate to.
She'd lost 100 pounds before I met her.
With her support, I lost 20 pounds in one year.
Guess how I kept the weight lost?
I made one of my obstacles
into my ally.
I used my imagination to change
body and my identity.
It's my mission to share wellness creation
and inner fulfillment with you.
my first and second bodybuilding shows 20 years ago💋
connect through coaching and speaking
Whether I'm coaching you in-person,
on Zoom, or if you're taking one of my workshops or courses,
my style is forward and funny, inspirational and transformational.
Your imagination can penetrate your reality, you know.
Mental habits and daily rituals
revive your body and life.
Would you like to know more?
Fitness and Lifestyle
Michelle Bernard, MS Ed
author & artist
ACE AFAA Hatha Yoga
Intentional Creativity Instructor
Michelle Bernard's paintings have been exhibited in the Musea Intentional Creativity Museum. Her clay works have been displayed and sold in various art shows and exhibitions in New York City.
Michelle currently supports humans who think it's groovy to be strong, spirited, and wild with personal fitness training as well as J.A.M. Sessions
Born in Iowa, she lived in the cities of her dreams; Chicago, Los Angeles, Osaka, Japan, and Manhattan; pursuing stages and wellness, performing as a singer and poet as well as teaching fitness and yoga programs to children, adults, and seniors.
She was awarded a NYC teaching fellowship for her Master's degree in Education and established the Theatre Arts department at 754X, a high school in the Bronx for students with special needs.
She also developed the curriculum for Creative Movement for Enlightened Minds and Stand in Your Light, her yoga and drama youth programs, respectively, for CUNY in the Heights in Manhattan.
Her devotional yoga curriculum at Amsterdam Day Program in Manhattan used chair dancing, hatha yoga, and active imagination to help seniors breathe deeper, move with joy, and recall satisfying memories.
Michelle Bernard wrote her first book,
LEAN HAPPY HEALTHY YOU—8 HEALTHY HABITS FOR HER HAPPY LIFE, after training clients for over 20 years in Los Angeles and New York City.
Her newest book about creative visualization through journaling, BEYOND WORDS--FINDING FULFILLMENT BETWEEN THE LINES, grew out of the healing and wisdom she's garnered through journaling every day. The book is also speckled with the poetry born from her journals.
Her upcoming book, due in late 2022, will feature poetry, prose, and paintings that chronicle her life as a curious & observant human in relationships.
When Michelle isn't sculpting bodies
or painting curiosities,
you can find her in a Euro-chic cafe with her journal. Meet her there. Tell her your stories over a coffee—or seven.
Michelle plays the tennis channel all day, soaks in salt baths at night, and adores stepping into sunny Mondays (which she does weekly since moving to Florida in 2019).
Making muscles, meaning, and a strong cup of coffee are most fulfilling.
Michelle Bernard is an educator, wellness consultant, author & artist.
the way i train now
reading from my book,
inspirational YouTube Vids
Tennis all day!
I could not put these books down ...
anything by Gillian Flynn
(love her story-telling and writing ability)
Ruby by Cynthia Bond (the writing is brilliant,
but the story is intense--you've been warned)
anything from Wayne Dyer
A Return to Love, Marianne Williamson
coffee, waterfalls, and Bossa Nova
and I will smile
Wanna see more stuff I dig for weight-loss
and happy life-making?
WELLNESS REALNESS FULFILLMENT
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