Pilates and Personal Training


Current Certifications: AFAA Group Exercise Instructor by American Fitness Association of America; ACSM Certified Personal Trainer (American College of Sports and Medicine); Comprehensive Pilates Teacher by Balanced Body (Reformer, Chair, Cadillac, Trapeze, Barrel, Mat); CPR Certified

Meet Ildi Bercak, Our Wellness Specialist

Ildi is a Comprehensive Pilates Teacher (Certified to teach on all Joseph Pilates’s equipments) by Balanced Body, a personal trainer (ACSM) and a group exercise instructor (AFAA).

Ildi was one of the first introducing a foam rolling class to Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s Fitness Center and the first to teach a Chinese Meridian Workshop with her husband DeWayne Baugus (Acupuncture Physician/DOM). Ildi and DeWayne own Maplebrook Acupuncture clinic together.

Her professional background includes:

  • Hospital trained Mat Pilates teacher at Healthfit Fitness Center powered by Sarasota Memorial Hospital, working together with the cardiac rehab personals and physical therapists, teaching with modifications for all populations for a variety of health conditions.
  • Shoulder rehabilitation after rotator cuff surgery with clients over 55 (at Lifestyle Fitness Center and Esplanade Fitness Center)
  • Knee rehabilitation after knee replacement (at Esplanade Fitness Center)
  • Weight loss clients from 10-35 lbs. with special populations (working with medical conditions: high blood pressure, diabetes, heart conditions and metabolic syndrome)
  • Sports specific training to pass firefighter’s physical exam (at formerly known as Lifestyle Family Fitness Center)
  • Balance and strength training with Parkinson’s disease (at Esplanade Fitness Center)
  • Training clients with fibromyalgia and cancer patients (Esplanade)

Ildi is from Budapest, Hungary. She is an ex gymnast and springboard diver. Some of her jobs before arriving in the US included, legal secretary for an international law firm (BBLP), realtor (TIPP Real Estate Agency).

Ildi came to the USA in 2001 as an Au Pair (nanny) to San Francisco, CA after completing an intensive childcare training (for ages: 1-12) in NYC. She took care of 2 boys for a year (age 1.5 & 4 yrs. old) while attended to a local community college taking English as a second language. Which later led to an early childhood teaching position at Flanzer Jewish Community Center in Sarasota, FL.

She absolutely loves to teach people about how to make positive changes in their body, mind and spirit as a whole and learn new exciting ways to accomplish thighs they didn’t think were possible.

Her Motto is: Whenever we love what we do for living, we never work a day in our lives.

Currently Teaching at Balanced Pilates of Tulsa on Thursdays at 4:30 P.M and 5:30 P.M (Location: 8373 South Memorial, Tulsa, OK 918.607.4367 balancepilatestulsa@gmail.com

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