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Green Bird of the Month: Kathy Wittig

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!

Where are you from?
I'm a native Texan. I've never lived further north than Austin.
What do you do for a living?
I am a retired school librarian. Worked for Austin ISD for 31 years, 25 of those at Covington Middle School.
What's your personal motto or motivation when things get tough?
My mother persevered through many hardships and always kept a positive attitude. I just reflect on her life when mine gets a little tough.
What's your favorite meal after a long day?
Grilled cheese and tomato soup - real comfort food.
If you could have a dinner party with anyone living or dead, who would it be?
I'd choose Carol Burnett, and authors David Baldacci, Edgar Allan Poe and Jane Austen.
How does Green Bird help you stay in shape?
Since beginning your classes, I've noticed a real improvement in my flexibility. I think my balance and core strength have improved, too.
What do you like most about Green Bird?
You are always so welcoming and exude a happy, upbeat and positive attitude every day.
Where is your favorite place to travel?
Anywhere with my family.
What's on your bucket list?
More travel in the U.S. - especially Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.
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