Bernie Nelson, founder of Body & Core Pilates, is certified by the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA), has completed Pilates programs from all American Pilates, the Kane School of Core Integration for Pilates and Lolita San Miguel Pilates Master. A former collegiate football player for the University of Nebraska at Omaha, he has also held Certification in Personal training from the American Council on Exercise and National Strength and Conditioning Association.

In 2001, after working in the fitness industry as a Personal Trainer and a Licensed Massage Therapist, Bernie became a Certified Pilates Instructor and opened his first Pilates studio inside Gold’s Gym. With a growing clientele, he opened Body & Core Pilates Studio in 2003, which became the largest Pilates studio in Palm Beach County. Two years later, Bernie began to facilitate the Kane School of Core Integration of New York teacher training program. In 2008, after completing his second Pilates training program, he developed his own Pilates educational program. In 2011, Bernie completed a mentorship program under master and first generation Pilates instructor Lolita San Miguel. Along with Pilates, Bernie has also been a teacher trainer for Redcord, a suspension based exercised training from Norway.

Bernie currently travels nationally to give advanced workshops and conduct teacher training. He focuses his teaching and workshops on problem solving techniques that use Pilates to enhance whole body health.