Jill was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. Her love for movement began when started taking dance classes at the age of 3. Jill took, ballet, jazz, tap and competition classes. After college graduation, her love for fitness began to increase. Jill graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Ecology with a concentration in Foods, Nutrition and Dietetics and went on to complete a Dietetic Internship to become a Registered Dietitian. As a Registered Dietitian, her mission was to teach and help people lead a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise. Jill has devoted her career to adult weight management and loves seeing her clients transform from the inside out. She follows the same lifestyle as she teaches. An avid runner for many years and after trying and completing many at home exercise programs, she found a new home when the doors of FREEBIRD opened to explore her new love for yoga inspired fitness classes. She immediately fell in love with the classes, instructors, and community. Her main and number one inspiration, studio owner, Danielle Whitener, along with her love for fitness and health coaching led her to her fitness instructor journey. Jill feels teaching and motivating clients comes natural for her because she already was doing so as a Registered Dietitian. Also, her love for music started at a very early age as well, music taste ranging from all ends of the spectrum. So when all of these components, (healthy lifestyle living, fitness classes, teaching, music) came together, Jill feels like it is a truly a dream come true to be able to teach at FREEBIRD!
- Buti Yoga/Buti Sculpt/Hot Core Certified
- FreeBird FLEX & FLY BOUNCE Certified
Words to live by? “If it is important to you, you will find a way, if not, you find an excuse!”
Favorite Vacation Spot? Vegas with husband and any Beach with family
Guilty pleasures? Elvis documentaries of any kind, Elvis movies of any kind, Elvis concerts on film, shopping and occasionally icing from cake!
Career outside of Freebird? Registered Dietitian, Jill B, RD, Dietitian Consulting/Private Practice
Family? Married since 1999 to husband, Jason. We have 3 children: Jackson, Presley and Lucy
City & State you’re from? Nashville, TN
Favorite Workout? BUTI YOGA and Running intervals, distance and climbs
What I wanted to be when I grew up? A Pink Lady from the movie Grease, but I always played teacher or made up dance routines at home in my dance recital costumes.
Secret talent? My friends from childhood tell me that I have the secret talent of remembering details no one else does, so I guess my longtime memory! They call and ask me about facts that happened when we were growing up and I seem to be the only one that remembers. Not sure if that is a true talent. I can easily match color shades from my memory. This is most helpful when shopping.
Favorite artist to work out to? Any “old school” rap! ANY-Talking 1990-2000 era. This music will get me moving every time!
Favorite healthy snack? Don’t snack much, but if I do, I LOVE avocados!