I love alpine climbing, and most of my gym routine is created to help me prepare for my next climb. I am currently training to climb Aconcagua. At 22,841, this is the tallest mountain outside of the Himalayas so it should be a difficult climb. Besides climbing I just love the outdoors in general. Whether it is hunting or taking my dogs on a run with my wife, Jennie, I will use any excuse to be outside.
My wife and I love to travel when we get the time to. My best vacation was probably a trip we took together to Fiji, although climbing Mont Blanc is a close second.
San Antonio, let’s make this the year of movement! As the phrase says, “A new year, a new you.” Let us help you make this phrase become a reality. Many times we say that at the beginning of the year we are going to start eating healthier and become more active, but then we forget about it. Well this year, DON’T! Let this year be the year you don’t forget, let this year be the year you move. Move yourself to a better, healthier life.
We can help you move into the New Year and the years to come! Let us shape your Mind, Body and Soul (MBS).
Come relax your mind at our spa with a massage or a facial. Massages and facials relieve stress and cause you whole body to gently flow into relaxation.
Shape your body by trying out a fitness class such as Combat Kung Fu, Acroyoga, pilates or come tryout CrossFit at Mind Body Soul CrossFit. Trust us, after a few classes, you won’t want to look back. Exercising produces endorphins, causing your mind, body and soul to be happy! Also, start eating new and real foods, which you can get at our Uncommon Fare store.
Relax your soul with some heated vinyasa or moon salutation. Allow yourself to escape your thoughts for a while and surrender to the beauty and relaxation of yoga. Your soul will thank you, as well as your body and mind!
All of these classes and other aspects of MBS will be offered at the beginning of January and we even offer lunch yoga! Come on San Antonio, let's stop making excuses and let’s move!
A dancer from a young age, Britt began Pilates as rehabilitation for her broken tailbone, sustained during childbirth and inhibiting her ability to stand, much less dance. Because of Pilates she is able to dance again and is dedicated to helping others strengthen their core muscles in order to pursue their respective athletic endeavors. She holds a B.F.A. in Dance from Southern Methodist University and an M.F.A. in Dance from the University of Iowa. She trained and performed with the Martha Graham Dance Company in New York. In 2007, she founded Saint Lorraine Dance Company in San Antonio and continues to dance and choreograph.
Candice Valenta is passionate about helping individuals at all life stages achieve their fitness goals through personalized and motivated workouts. She holds a B.A. in Public Health and dedicated five years to health education through community outreach. She is a Qualified Fletcher Pilates Teacher, a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Personal Trainer and a Woman’s Fitness Specialist. She uses these as a foundation to aid all her clients, including those with Rheumatoid arthritis, Cystic fibrosis, and Parkinsonian symptoms, with a challenging all around workout, which increases muscle tone, endurance, flexibility and proper body alignment. Whether your goal is to better your game, be a more competitive athlete, fight against a health condition or age with strength and grace, Candice will create the workout that’s right for you.
Kelly Pittman is a certified Fletcher Pilates teacher specializing in group reformer classes. She grew up with a passion for sports and dance and began studying Pilates as a student over 15 years ago. In 2009 she transitioned to teaching after being introduced to the Fletcher method. Kelly’s teaching focuses on developing strength and flexibility for clients at all levels. Her classes are designed specifically with each client’s individual goals in mind. She believes that everyone, regardless of physical ability, age or gender, can benefit from incorporating Pilates into their fitness routine. In addition to Pilates, Kelly is a CPA and Assistant Professor of Accounting at The University of the Incarnate Word. She holds a BBA in accounting and a MS in finance from Texas A&M University. She is also a busy mother to three children. They are her youngest “students” in every way.
Born and raised in San Antonio, TX, Felicia has been active her entire life. Starting at the age of 4 with gymnastics, transitioning into serious ballet training at 12, and continuing into a successful professional dance career, Ms. McBride has an immense amount of experience with the body. As a freelance dancer, personal trainer, Dance and Pilates instructor, Felicia strives to help each individual achieve their own fitness goals through personalized training sessions. Ms. McBride holds certifications in Pilates Mat, Pilates Reformer, and a certification for Personal Training from the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Felicia is excited to be back in her hometown and working at MBS Fitness!
Are you a Pilates-qualified instructor looking for a gorgeous, fully equipped studio that focuses on small classes and individual lessons?
Call us at (210) 412-0398 today to see if the MBS team is right for you!
Kayleigh has been a movement instructor for over 5 years, combining her passions for musician wellness, natural movement, and corrective exercise. As a yoga instructor, she has studied with Jill Miller, Tari Prinster, David Vendetti, Trina Altman, and Sarah Court, as well as completed additional studies in biomechanics, children’s yoga, and anatomy. She is also an integrated Yoga Tune Up® instructor and MovNat® level 1 instructor. Her studies in pilates have been with Karen Sanzo, P.T., and Erin Burnham at Pilates Unlimited in Dallas, TX. She blends traditional yoga and pilates movements with contemporary knowledge of movement and biomechanics, to help clients move better and feel better. Kayleigh also maintains the blog, the Musicians’ Health Collective, which has an annual viewership of 50k readers, and has been a featured author on YogaDork, Elephant Journal, polyphonic.org, Musicovation, and other online and print publications. She is a member of the viola section of the San Antonio Symphony, and has performed and taught music internationally.
Richard Garcia grew up with a passion for music, arts, and movement, and at the age of 15 began his professional career as a dancer. A major injury cut short his dance career, but opened the door to strength training, rock climbing, triathlons, and ultimately Pilates. As an teacher, he’s worked with a wide variety of clients from first time exercisers to college athletes, and even Olympic hopefuls. He has vast experience working with those with special health considerations including multiple sclerosis, Parkinsons disease, back, shoulder and neck issues, and other chronic pain disorders. In 2009 he was recognized as an official Fletcher Pilates ambassador for his ambition, talent, and strong drive to help others.