Beverley D. Burdeyney – WOMAN of ACTION™



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Beverley D. Burdeyney

“Do Your Personal Best, and the Rewards will Come!”

Beverley D. Burdeyney is living proof that being fit can lead to a healthier life. She is 66-year old Personal Exercise Coach who has a spina bifida – but you would never know it. She firmly believes that the aging process can be retarded.

Spina bifidaSpina bifida (Latin: “split spine”) is a developmental congenital disorder caused by the incomplete closing of the embryonic neural tube. Some vertebrae overlying the spinal cord are not fully formed and remain unfused and open. If the opening is large enough, this allows a portion of the spinal cord to protrude through the opening in the bones. There may or may not be a fluid-filled sac surrounding the spinal cord. Other neural tube defects include anencephaly, a condition in which the portion of the neural tube that will become the cerebrum does not close, and encephalocele, which results when other parts of the brain remain unfused.

Spina bifida malformations fall into three categories: spina bifida occulta, spina bifida cystica with meningocele, and spina bifida cystica with myelomeningocele. The most common location of the malformations is the lumbar and sacral areas.

Myelomeningocele is the most significant and common form, and this leads to disability in most affected individuals. The terms spina bifida and myelomeningocele are usually used interchangeably.

Spina bifida can be surgically closed after birth, but this does not restore normal function to the affected part of the spinal cord. Intrauterine surgery for spina bifida has also been performed, and the safety and efficacy of this procedure are currently being investigated. A study conducted with mothers who had prior spina bifida births indicates the incidence of spina bifida can be decreased by up to 70% when the mother takes daily folic acid supplements prior to conception.
Spina bifida is one of the most common birth defects with a worldwide incidence of about 1 in every 1000 births.

The Mayo Clinic states Spina bifida is part of a group of birth defects called neural tube defects. The neural tube is the embryonic structure that eventually develops into the baby’s brain and spinal cord and the tissues that enclose them.

Normally, the neural tube forms early in the pregnancy and closes by the 28th day after conception. In babies with spina bifida, a portion of the neural tube fails to develop or close properly, causing defects in the spinal cord and in the bones of the backbone.

Spina bifida occurs in various forms of severity. When treatment for spina bifida is necessary, it’s done through surgery, although such treatment doesn’t always completely resolve the problem.

bev dancing in rainComic Lucille Ball once told women that the secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age.

Toronto’s Beverley Burdeyney would have some trouble with that last part. Proud of her ripe young age of 71, she still works full-time as an exercise coach, writes and lectures about fitness, and tells other women to seize the moment.

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain,” she says.

Burdeyney also volunteers for Women of Baycrest, a network of influential women who fundraise for Baycrest’s Women’s Brain Health Research Fund to support a research chair at the Toronto academic health sciences centre which focuses on age-related health and social issues, illness, and impairment. READ MORE 2011

PERSONAL EXERCISE COACH – first declared P.E.C in Toronto – since l985, working one-on-one with Professional and Business individuals. 30+ experience in restoring, rejuvenating and restructuring bodies. First individual to teach “pelvic girdle stability technique – structure governs function”; now embraced by the fitness industry as “core stability”.

FITNESS FOR THE LINKS – President – Personal Golf Fitness – creating and implementing individually designed fitness programs for men and women.

A contributing FITNESS WRITER for various publications, including Financial Post, Canadian Woman Golf Magazine, Canadian Jewish News, 50plus/CarpAction. etc.


  • T.S.N. World of Golf by Acura with well known T.V. Commentator, Journalist and Author, Lorne Rubenstein;


  • “The T.G.S. Method to Better Golf”, Mark Evershed, Oakville, June l996
  • Dr. Glen Moore, D.C. Toronto
  • Norm Jones, Amateur Golfer, Royal Mount, Montreal.
  • Women’s Post – Women of the Week – September 2009
  • Woman of Baycrest – “Makes a Difference”- Baycrest Foundation – Spring 201
  • FEATURED in various newspapers, magazines and publications- Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, Financial Post, Canadian Jews News, Ontario Medicine, Today’s Health, Flare, Toronto Life, Toronto Fashion, Toronto Magazine, Country Estate and Women & Business.

Published on Jan 9, 2014

Interview with Gloria Valentine

Honored as a Women of the Week for Women’s Post.


  • Golf & Travel Show, March l998 – Score and C.W.Golf Magazines.
  • August 1998 – Women’s Golf Day, Henry’s Tournament “fore” Health, Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation/Toronto. BDB personally sponsored by Canada Trust.
  • April l999 – Swing for Bonds/Women’s Division State of Israel Bonds.
  • June 2004 – RBC Financial Group Houselink Charity Golf Tournament.
  • October 2006 – CARP/ Health Seminar – “Living Dynamically at any Age”
  • July 2007 – Origins/Dr. Andrew Weil/The Bay – “Living your best Life,Today”
  • January 2008 – Origins/Dr. Andrew Weil/The Bay -”Lasting Beauty – Inside/Out”.
  • May 2008 – Personal Appearance, courtesy of Origins – The Bay Yorkdale – ”A World for Mom Gala”.
  • November 2008 – Personal Appearance, courtesy of Origins/The Bay Yorkdale – “Bringing the Living Back to Life”.
  • July 5, 2011 – York University – “Sociology for Living” – lecture on Living Dynamically at any Age..
  • Sept. 4, 2011 – Guest speaker/Women of Baycrest – Hotel Vogue/Montreal .
  • July 2011- York University/Sociology in Aging – Living Dynamically at any Age/In Health There is Freedom.
  • July 2012 – York University/Sociology in Aging – Shifting Gears: Aging, yes! Old Age, No!
  • November 2012 – Art & Sculpture Exhibit at MJG Gallery/Toronto on the story of the Children of Tehran & Lea Vogel (a child of Tehran).
  • May 2013 – Top Influencer of the week – Canada Linked-In. Exercise is Medicine. “Core Stability”.
  • May 2013 – Top Influencer of the week – Canada Linked-In. Women-in-Business. ”What’s the biggest challenge facing Women Entrepreneurs today?”
  • July 2013 – York University/Sociology in Aging – Living Mindfully. Change your Lifestyle NOW in order to have an Ageless Body and Timeless Mind.
  • September 2013 – Top Influenzer of the week..Canada Linkedin/Women-in-Business.
  • October 2013 – Teleseminar/Yoga Naturals, USA – “Achieving maximum health through a balanced life.”
  • November 2013 – Terraces/Baycrest – The Children of Tehran/Lea Vogel – “The Blessed Rage For Order” Holocaust presentation.

Representing – Province of Ontario –
International Council on Active Aging. Headquarters -Vancouver, B.C.

program with Dr. Neda Amani – Toronto/Ottawa (
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Associate Team Member – Dr. S. Bergman –


  • Life Member/Women’s Auxiliary/The Baycrest
  • 500 hour volunteer recognition badge – The Baycrest Centre.
  • Women of Baycrest. – Honoree November 2011
  • Member Board of Director – The Village Shul, Toronto.


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