Pregnancy and Postpartum Fitness
Meet Nikki Bergen
Nikki Bergen is the Creator of The Belle Method and The Bump Method Inc. She is an expert trainer with a passion for helping people feel confident and strong throughout pregnancy, postpartum and beyond.
Nikki discovered Pilates after injuring her knee as a 24 year old dancer. Amazed at the powerful impact it made on recovery, she knew she had to learn more. After her first Pilates certification, she began teaching reformer privates at a Sport Rehab Clinic. Many of these were covered under insurance. In one day she could see a nurse with a herniated disk, a pregnant woman with pelvic pain, a new mom with diastasis recti, and a teen gymnast with incontinence.
It was a baptism by fire. She would study patient records before each session, grilling the clinic physiotherapists for insight into how I should structure the Pilates workout. She learned a lot, fast.
Eventually most patients ran out of insurance, so the demand grew for more affordable group classes. She saw a need to create a class that would be fun and challenging yet appropriate for a variety of injuries and conditions. It had to focus on technique, but not be boring or too easy, otherwise people wouldn’t get the sweat they craved.
And so, The Belle Method was born. Inspired by Pilates, informed by science and created to help people feel strong and confident.
The addition of The Bump Method classes arrived shortly afterwards, tailored specifically to the needs of pregnancy and postpartum.
Inspirational trainer and creative educator
Nikki is one of Canada’s most sought after health and fitness experts. A former professional dancer, Nikki has dedicated her life to creating groundbreaking fitness programs that combine Pilates and Pelvic Health, creating choreography from science.
Inspired by Pilates, informed by science and created to help you feel strong and confident, Nikki’s deepest hope is to help women develop new appreciation for their bodies, feel empowered with knowledge and to discover their true strength.
The Belle and Bump Method were born out of inspiring people to feel strong and confident. The addition of The Bump Method aims to change the dialogue from “bouncing back” after birth, but towards restoring your body. Click on the methods below to learn more..Learn About the Methods
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I created The Belle Method and The Bump Method exercise programs to help you transform your deep core, build strength and reach your fitness goals.
Discover how combining Pilates, pelvic health research and functional training can help you feel your most confident and powerful!
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