Core for the Sport of Motherhood & Why What’s Good for Mom Could Be Good for All

by Ilene Bergelson |   Date Released : 07 Mar 2012
Ilene Bergelson

About the author: Ilene Bergelson

Ilene Bergelson, BFA, ACSM-HFI, ACE-CPT, CHEK Level 2 Practitioner, CHEK-HLC 1, has 20 years of cumulative teaching experience giving master classes on various forms of movement as well as educational intensives throughout the United States. Her fitness education company, Lifemoves, is based in New York City.

Ilene is a regular continuing education provider for Equinox Fitness Clubs and a member of several faculties including Clay Fitness Training Institute, Sky-Fitness & Wellbeing and Esquerre Fitness Group. Her unique perspective on prenatal and postpartum fitness has prompted invitations to speak throughout the U.S. and the writing of several articles. Ilene has lectured for ECA and Club Industry, and she has written for several publications including Club Success magazine. In addition to workshops and one on one coaching sessions, Ilene maintains a private training practice in New York. She consults for the fitness community and develops transitional programs in conjunction with medical practitioners for post-rehab and paranatal clientele.

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Bergelson, Ilene | 22 Jun 2013, 04:45 AM

Thank you, Karen, for your feedback. It's exciting to see pelvic floor conditioning and the nuances of training the pregnant core gaining more attention and focus. All the best to you with your practice and I hope our paths will cross one day.

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Rooff, Karen Shopoff | 13 Mar 2012, 23:54 PM

You've hit on all the major issues I see in my training working with perinatal women. I've worked hard to develop relationships with local perinatal health care providers-- both midwives and OBs--many of whom admit they do not have confidence giving their patients sound advice regarding fitness protocols. Thanks for helping share good information about these important issues.

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