Valerie Bercier

About Valerie Bercier

Valerie is originally from Brampton, Ontario, Canada and attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 2008 through 2012. She then attended the University of Rhode Island to finish up school and become a Registered Dietitian. Valerie is now a health coach and co-owner of Berberry Health & Wellness, LLC, as well as a PWBA Tour player. She took home the 2019 PWBA Rookie of the Year honors. Valerie is also a 10-time member of Team Canada.

Improving Your Bowling Through Self-Reflection

An example from the 2021 US Women's Open

Improving Your Bowling Through Self-Reflection

Once a tournament is finished, do you take the time to think about your performance? Not the result, but your performance? Taking the time to reflect on how you executed, your mental game, and your lane play choices can be very helpful. You... [Read More]

Preparing for the Upcoming Season

Tips and tricks to make the most of your practice

Preparing for the Upcoming Season

Are you ready to take your bowling game to the next level this coming season? Perhaps with the breaks due to COVID-19 restrictions, you have found yourself feeling uncomfortable on the lanes? My guess is most people were in the... [Read More]

A Process for Competition Readiness

On-lane and off-lane training to prepare for the PWBA season

A Process for Competition Readiness

When setting goals and making training plans, it is important to know where your bowling game is at the start. For me, the opportunity to bowl in the recent PWBA Kickoff Classic series provided an excellent opportunity to compete and... [Read More]

A Five-Step Approach for Improving Anything

Bowling, health, and everything in between

A Five-Step Approach for Improving Anything

There are plenty of strategies that you can implement to make your life—and bowling game—better. This article presents a five-step process that you can use for improving just about anything. After learning these five steps and practicing each of them over... [Read More]

Health Coaching FAQs – Part 2

Diet versus exercise, keys to motivation, and intermittent fasting

Health Coaching FAQs - Part 2

Welcome back to my Health Coaching FAQs series! My primary aim for this article is to provide a bit more clarity to three more common nutrition and health-related topics. There is a lot of information and misinformation out there about... [Read More]

Health Coaching FAQs – Part 1

Good habits for weight loss and fueling yourself for competition

Health Coaching FAQs - Part 1

As a Registered Dietitian and Certified Health Coach, I am often asked several of the same questions on a daily basis. I especially get these questions from bowlers, since you are my primary clientele. I thought it would be a... [Read More]

Shifting to a Mindset of Control

Improving performance by doing what you can

Shifting to a mindset of control header

When it comes to bowling at a high level, your mindset will have a significant influence on your success. For many bowlers, it can come down to understanding the difference between what's in your control and then doing something about... [Read More]

Preparing for Tournament Season

Perspectives from a PWBA athlete

Preparing for Tournament Season

Competitive bowlers of all levels usually have a "tournament season" to prepare for. With this in mind, I wanted to share some of my strategies for preparing for the PWBA Tour season and discuss how you can use some of... [Read More]

Sticky Resolutions

A process for achieving your goals

Sticky Resolutions

Studies have shown that less than 25% of people stay committed to their goals after just 30 days, and only 8% actually accomplish them.1 Well, it's February. Which group are you in right now? Which group will you be in... [Read More]

Mindful Eating for the Holidays

Discipline off the lanes promotes discipline on the lanes

Mindful Eating for the Holidays

With the holidays right around the corner, it's the time for a lot of us to enjoy some time off work and some really good food. Because of this, I have many clients and potential clients who have said that... [Read More]