About Us

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Co-Founder/Lead Instructor

Lauren Whitehead is passionate about giving people a fun and challenging workout. Whether she’s teaching Pilates Mat, Barre, or Yoga, it’s quickly obvious that she loves what she does. As the creator and lead instructor of Green Bird Fitness, Lauren strove to create a fitness studio that focuses on sustainable lifelong fitness while still keeping it fun and sweaty. Having trained and taught at some of Austin’s premiere studios, such as Dancers Shape, Kor180 (Best Pilates Studio in Austin 2 years in a row by Austin Fit Magazine), Yoga Yoga, and ToddPilates, she brings a wealth of knowledge and is excited to bring a high quality fitness experience to South Austin!

Lauren’s Qualifications:

-Pilates Certification (Mat, Reformer, and Cadillac apparatus) from Pilates Sports Center

-200 hr. Yoga Certification through Yoga Yoga Austin

-10+ years teaching group Fitness

-15+ years Dance Experience

-Master’s in Biology, Texas A&M University

-Master’s in Public Health, University of Texas

-Master’s in Public Affairs,...

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Jeff Whitehead Yoga Green Bird Fitness

Co-Founder/Yoga Instructor

Jeff is going to make you sweat. His yoga classes at Green Bird Fitness are vinyasa driven, full body workouts for all fitness levels. As the co-creator of Green Bird Fitness, he is focused on helping people achieve their fitness goals and lead a balanced life by creating fun and challenging yoga workouts. Jeff has always been active, from mountain biking and hiking to canoeing, and soon found yoga to be a great compliment to these pursuits. He loves that yoga is an enjoyable and challenging experience within itself and has been working to strengthen his practice since 2007. Jeff also earned a B.S. in Wildlife Conservation Biology from Texas A&M University. When Jeff isn't hanging out at Green Bird Fitness, he's working hard for his clients in residential real estate or writing and playing music.

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Yoga Instructor

Rebecca is a born and raised Austinite who has a passion for yoga, dance and fitness. Her classes are Vinyasa flow based and range from a more restorative sequence to faster paced power classes for a meditative full body workout. She loves to motivate people and help others find their happiness within fitness.

Rebecca has been dancing most of her life, but discovered yoga in 2009, and has been teaching since 2014. However, she loves fitness classes equally, and can't get enough barre and barre + kickboxing classes!

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Little Bird Babysitter

Felicia grew up in Austin, has a degree in psychology and is a registered nurse, having previously worked at St. David's Medical Center. Felicia and her husband have two children: a 2 1/2-year-old, and a seven-month-old. When not taking classes at Green Bird, Felicia loves to be outside exploring Austin.

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Barre Instructor

Lacey is an energetic instructor with a passion for fitness on many levels. While her classes are challenging and will make you sweat, you'll quickly figure out how fun it is to be part of a high-energy class that moves to some great tunes! Lacey has been involved in sports and fitness all of her life, it took one class back in 2011 to have her hooked on Pilates and barre. After having a baby in 2011, Pilates is the program she credits to quickly getting her post-baby body into shape and making her stronger than ever. Lacey loved taking barre classes so much she decided to become a certified PulsePointe barre instructor in 2015 in hopes of helping her future students find their love for barre as well. She continued her training in 2016 with Lauren Whitehead, the Co-Founder of Green Bird Fitness, which made her a confident instructor and greatly increased her knowledge in teaching and fitness altogether. Her classes are designed to keep your head in the game by working out to upbeat music and positively motivating you along the way to get the most out of each class.

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Pilates and Barre Instructor

Keri believes that physical fitness plays a tremendous role in one’s health, happiness and overall well-being. You’ll likely work up a sweat during one of her workouts but will have a good time, regardless of your fitness level! Keri developed a passion for fitness over 20 years ago and discovered Pilates in 2008 during her second pregnancy. She achieved her Pilates Mat certification earlier this year, and she’s anxious to share that passion now as an instructor and help others realize the benefits and rewards of a fun, challenging workout. Keri has also found Pilates to be an excellent complement to the other types of exercise she enjoys, including running and boot camp style workouts.

When she’s not working out, Keri enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 children. She is also the owner and VP of Sales for an IT consulting firm, which she co-founded in Austin in 2002.

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Julia Rogers

Pilates and Barre Instructor

After being a longtime lover of dance and wellness, Julia developed a love for Barre and Pilates three years ago when she witnessed the increased strength and transformation those activities brought to her body within just a few months, that two years of bootcamp and running had not provided. A mother to two girls who are only 364 days apart, Julia is a strong believer in fitness in order to keep up with her children, as well as providing for an overall happy, healthy lifestyle. An ex-marketing manager, Julia now devotes her time to bringing fun and energetic classes to Green Bird Fitness!

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Yoga Instructor

Rachel is a career educator. Her first calling was to serve as an elementary special education teacher. Her love for teaching, partnered with her sense of empathy allowed for an easy transition to teaching yoga as a 200 hour certified teacher. Yoga has had a dramatic impact on all aspects of her life - emotionally, physically, and spiritually. As an active mom of two, yoga helps her find stillness and peace in the hustle of everyday life. Rachel is especially drawn to yoga because it serves every body, no matter the level of strength or flexibility. All that is needed is the commitment to show up with an open mind.

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