Pilates helped eliminate pain for MBS’ new Pilates instructor, Jill Wittry

Jill Wittry knows Pilates is a versatile tool for working with all kinds of bodies.

MBS: What made you want to be a pilates teacher?

I was a runner and I was struggling with knee pain. I took a Pilates mat class and the instructor was promoting private sessions. I signed up and it completely changed how I move and it eliminated my pain. I wanted to share the benefits of the practice with as many people as possible.


MBS: What is your unique approach to your clients?

I try to develop a program based on their personal needs. Some people want a more athletic workout and others need Pilates as a supplement for other sports. Every person moves differently and has different needs. It’s important to listen to them and find out why they chose Pilates.


MBS: What advice do you have for people who want to make dramatic changes in their health and wellness?

Small steps can bring about big results. Don’t try to change everything all at once. Make one change a habit and once it’s part of your regular routine, make another change. Too much at once can be overwhelming.


MBS: What stretch or warm-up/cool-down move should everyone be doing as part of their routine?

I think everyone should own a foam roller. It’s great for fascia release work, core strengthening and opening the chest and shoulders. It’s such a simple prop that offers so many benefits.


MBS: What motivates you every day?

Fitness has been an important part of my life for years. It keeps me healthy and sane. It’s a natural stress reliever for me. Studios are also a wonderful place to build a community. I’m fairly new to San Antonio and MBS has been a place for me to find like minded people.


MBS: How do you motivate your clients?

I try to be upbeat and a good listener. It’s important to tune into the needs of your clients so they feel appreciated and cared for.
To get information on working with Jill, email Alex@mbslife.com.