About Ilene

About IleneAs a professional dance instructor and performer on Broadway, film, and television, Ilene Bergelson recognizes the importance of physical conditioning and the connection between mind and body. Determined to help people exercise conscientiously and become more in tune with their bodies, she became a health fitness professional. Her work is influenced by her experience with dance, yoga, alternative medicine and physical therapy.Ilene is an American Council on Exercise Continuing Education Specialist. She lectures on a variety of topics and provides continuing education for other fitness professionals through specialized workshops throughout the country. Ilene is also a co-creator of Posture Break™ with Equinox’s own Lashaun Dale and Frederick Schjang.


As the owner of Lifemoves Health, Ilene has presented internationally, including appearances at IDEA World, ACSM Summit, Fit Pro UK, ECA OBOW, and ABC. She has guest taught for NYU’s Physical Therapy PhD program and developed ACE, AFAA, Can Fit Pro, CHEK and CHEK Europe approved CEC programs for health and fitness professionals.

Under the instruction of such industry experts as Paul Chek, Annette Lang, Guy Voyer, Mark Comerford, Gil Hedley, Joan Pagano, Bob Esquerre, Dr. Paul Juris and Dr. Michael Jones, Ilene has completed specialized programs on topics including fitness for breast cancer and surgery, prenatal and postpartum fitness, myofascial stretching / soft tissue release, exercise for the older adult, post-rehabilitation protocols, joint de-coaptation (ELDOA), TRX Suspension Training, power training, as well as both levels of Reactive Neuromuscular Training through Reebok University.

In addition to her private clientele, she is on staff as a group fitness instructor for Equinox health clubs in New York City. She has worked with athletes and clients dealing with various conditions including surgical reconstructions, orthopedic implants, joint replacements, scoliosis, disc herniations as well as guided many moms through their perinatal experience.

Ilene is nationally certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Health Fitness Specialist, the American Council on Exercise and the C.H.E.K Institute as a Level 2 Corrective Holistic Exercise Practitioner and Level 1 Holistic Lifestyle Coach. She has served on the Dance/USA Task Force on Dancer Health founded by Dr. Richard Gibbs, and Actors’ Equity Association‘s committee for workplace safety. Ilene has consulted on injury-related issues for the Actors Fund.

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About Ilene