Wilfried Bernard - Certified Instructor - Chi Living

Wilfried Bernard — Senior Instructor

After studying biochemistry and getting my degree in 1970 I started working as an assistant researcher at the Max-Plank-Institute for Biochemistry in Munich Germany (München Deutschland). After that I held a couple positions in the chemical and pharmaceutical Industry. But as the years passed by my chemical interests faded and I got more and more involved in software development and creating fitness innovations in the public health sector.

In 1997 I started my own business and founded a software company based in Munich Germany and Tampa, FL USA. A couple years later I began running again after a long pause since my last sports activities in high school. Main reason was, I had gained weight and my stressful life with a lot of inactivity started to pay a toll on my health.

During these last years I ran a couple Half-Marathons and Marathons, but started to develop ailments with the meniscus in my right knee. I came close to have surgery in 2009 but got lucky and I found ChiRunning which fundamentally changed my running style.

Almost within 3 month the knee pain was completely gone and I could call-off the knee surgery. This success came even as surprise to my Orthopedic doctor, which was absolutely baffled and couldn’t quite belief it, but my meniscus seamed to have healed somehow.

After all that positive experience and changes, I saw the tremendous chance to help thousands of runners to get rid of their own orthopedic risks while running. So I decided to teach by myself what I had learned from Danny Dreyer and his excellent Master Instructor Marion Meesters in the Netherlands.

Beginning from October 2010 I’m now an officially certified ChiRunning and ChiWalking Instructor in Germany. I do hold workshops, personal trainings and public speeches, both in German and English, at locations in and around the “Octoberfest” city, Munich, which is in the south of Germany, not far away from the alps and the borders to Switzerland and Austria.

If you’re around for any reason, work or pleasure traveling the area, you’re always welcome to come visit me and participate in any venues available to start your own injury-free and efficient running-style journey.

Believe me, it’s nothing less then all out fun, and I wish you the best of it.

A quick note for our German speaking friends:

Informationen in Deutsch und Chirunning Workshop Angebote in Deutschland, Österreich und Schweiz findet Ihr in Zukunft auch auf meiner Webseite http://www.schmerzfreilaufen.de.

Wilfried Bernard

South Germany, Austria, Switzerland




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