Next Barre Teacher Training Begins July 14!

Weekends: July 14, July 20 and 21, August 3 and 4 (9am-5:00pm)

The Green Bird Fitness Instructor Training Program is a 40-hour intensive program that prepares instructors to teach high quality, fun, and safe barre classes for all levels of fitness.

Upon completion of the Green Bird Fitness Instructor Training Program trainees will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in the following:

  • Create dynamic and interesting playlists
  • Lead a barre class with a variety of cues, anatomical, motivational, and directional
  • Ensure clients' safety throughout a barre class

Trainees that would like to take that next step to become a Green Bird Barre Instructor will be required to teach at least 2 Community Classes as a final audition.

The next Green Bird Barre Instructor Training Program will take place March 30th-April 28th!

Our 40hr Barre Instructor Training Tuition of $400 includes 6 weeks of unlimited complimentary classes during the training period, one-on-one mentorship sessions, and a small class size to ensure that our trainees are supported throughout and ready to teach a high quality barre class.

To Apply

Green Bird Fitness is currently looking for new instructors and those looking to deepen their understanding of a Barre class to learn, train and teach our signature Barre classes. Candidates who are considering apply should take into account the following qualifications:

• Pilates, Barre, Fitness, or Yoga certification

• Previous teaching experience in Pilates. Barre, group fitness or personal training

• Creative fitness programming that can be attainable for all levels of fitness

• Ability to cue and describe anatomical technique to clients in an approachable way

• Strong musicality

• Degree in Dance or Exercise Science is highly recommended

Even if you don't meet the above qualifications and are passionate about barre don't hesitate to apply. We're always looking for motivated people!

To apply to be a Green Bird Fitness instructor and/or to participate in the Green Bird Barre Training Program, prepare your résumé and a cover letter stating what you love about Green Bird Fitness, why you want to be an instructor, and how long you've been taking barre classes to


Lauren Whitehead

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, University of Texas

-Minor in Dance, Texas A&M University