We can't believe it's already been 1 year that Keri has been teaching classes! Keri is such a positive light every time she is in the studio. She motivates you so gently and then all of a sudden you realize how much you're working. Fun facts about Keri: she has 6 sisters and is originally from Canada! Learn more about this sweet and fabulous gal below! Here's to many years together at Green Bird!more
Lacie has been a Green Bird for over a year now. I first met Lacie when she was pregnant with her little one, Owen. It's been amazing to watch Lacie grow stronger and stronger. We love her happy mood and smile no matter how much she is sweating at the barre. Lacie was an easy choice to highlight this month as our Green Bird of the Month with her can-do attitude and ability to push through a 3 minute plank with no problem!more
Meet Kathy Wittig! She has been a dedicated Green Bird since the very first week we opened our doors back in January. Kathy comes twice a week taking one Barre and one Pilates class per week in addition to her weekly Zumba classes. I've seen nothing but hard work and grit from Kathy in every single class. She perseveres through every plank, push-up, squat, and anything else we throw out at her.
Kathy told me once of the time she really saw how much core strength she had gained and I just have to share the story. Her grandchildren (ranging in age from elementary to middle school) were having a plank contest at her house. Kathy thought, "Hey I can do this." So Kathy got behind the couch and started her own plank out of sight from her grandkids. Then her grandkids found her and started cheering her on. She beat them all with a 2.5 minute plank! Amazing!
Get to know a bit more about Kathy with our interview below!more
Introducing our first Green Bird Instructor Spotlight series! First up is Nina, the first instructor that I hired once the studio was up and running! I have known Nina for a few years now before she became a fitness instructor. The story goes like this: Green Bird Fitness started inside Premiere Dance Center (just across the street from the current studio location). It was just me and I taught 10 classes a week. Nina and I worked together at another studio and we would always chat between classes. I told her about starting Green Bird and she told me her dream of teaching Pilates. Nina would say, "Let me know when you need to hire instructors!" I would tell her, "I hope I get to the point where I need to hire instructors!"
Then a year went by and Green Bird grew into its very own studio space. It was still just me teaching classes. In February, I put out the very first call for hiring instructors and guess who was the very first applicant?! Nina, of course! And the rest is history.
It's been so exciting to see Nina grow as an instructor over the past 7 months. Nina's...more
Karen Bean has been a Green Bird since February attending 3-5 classes consistently. She always brings a positive attitude and gives every move her all. We've seen her improve in leaps and bounds in the past 7 months. Karen is so strong and has beautiful technique. We couldn't be happier that she is the first Green Bird of the Month! Learn more about Karen and how awesome she is below!more
Arm balances can seem scary if you've never done them before or you're just beginning to explore these poses. Well, nerves be gone! Here are a few poses and stretches you can do to prep for an arm balance. It's important to stretch your hips, strengthen your core, and practice practice practice.more
You asked and here they are! Our themed playlists are all collected here in one place for you! Enjoy the tunes this beautiful Friday!more
Many of you have been asking where to find my playlists for classes. Well, here you go! Enjoy 5 awesome playlists that I cannot get enough of! These are great for Pilates, Barre, Running, Cycling..... any activity where you need an injection of energy! You can also find me on Spotify under the username LAMD86.more