About Danielle Whitener

Danielle is from Louisville Kentucky and developed a passion for movement when she started dance classes at the age of 3. Classically trained in ballet, tap and jazz, Danielle competed at a National Level and performed with a traveling performing arts group. After hanging up her dance shoes, Danielle continued her passion for movement through group fitness classes. She has been teaching various forms of fitness for many years.

She moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 2013 to pursue the musical dreams of her husband Todd, and together they opened FreeBird! Opening FreeBird has been a dream come true for Danielle! Her vision has been to create a studio of love and acceptance, where judgement has no home. In April of 2016, she was honored to become a Lululemon Ambassador!

Danielle’s goal as a fitness professional, is to continually expand her exercise knowledge to provide a safe, fun, inspirational and welcoming environment for every FreeBird that walks through the doors to better their mind, body and soul. She loves to inspire others to love themselves from the inside out & to challenge themselves, set and exceed goals, and live life as a FREEBIRD!!!


  • Studio Owner
  • 200 RYT
  • AFAA Group Fitness Certified


Words to live by?  Do what you think you can’t do!
Fav vacation spot? Any beach with white fluffy sand and clear water!
Guilty Pleasure? Reality TV and sour gummy bears!
Career outside of FreeBird? Wife & Mommy!
Family? My handsome musical hubby, Todd & my gorgeous singing, dancing, and modeling daughter, Tiara! My two fur babies, sweet & cuddly, Lola & nut case snuggle bug, Chloe
City & State you’re from? Louisville, Kentucky! GO CARDS!
Favorite type of workout? FIRE FLOW, FLY BOUNCE & FLEX
What did you want to be when you grew up? A Radio City Rockette… my legs are to short!
Secret Talent? I can clap with one hand!… for real!
Favorite music artist that pushes you hard during your workout? 80’s POP and 90’s HIP HOP!
Favorite healthy snack? Acai bowl