Jill Harris Of FitSprings On 5 Lifestyle Tweaks That Can Dramatically Improve Your Wellbeing
… I have a dance teacher who always says “don’t do that move if it is going to make you have a bad day.” I love this idea that you give yourself permission to not do something. It translates into not saying yes to going where you don’t want to go or not doing a section of a workout that doesn’t feel good. Make it ok to choose to be happy and not worry that other people are watching.
We had the pleasure to interview Jill Harris. Jill has been an innovator in the Pilates world since 1996. As a part-time dance instructor, she realized that her desire to move and teach made sitting at a desk all day seemingly impossible. Jill was drawn to the benefits of Pilates and received her classical Pilates certification in San Francisco. Creative movement inspired Jill to teach Pilates in her own unique way and has led to the development of workshops and trainings based on these creative ideas.
In 2013 Jill created FitSprings equipment and workouts as a solution to keeping clients in her studio to meet all of their workout needs. FitSprings addresses the limitations of traditional Pilates equipment and enables people of all ages and levels of fitness to take their workouts and rehabilitation to the next level, while minimizing impact on their joints. What makes this system so innovative is that it’s not limited to a single use case or practice. It is designed to be used by athletes, dancers, physical therapists, trainers and any other individual that is working to perfect performance, recover or get fit in a fun and effective manner.
Thank you so much for doing this with us Jill! Our readers would love to “get to know you” a bit better. Can you share with us the story about how you first got involved in fitness and wellness?
When I was 5 years old, I took a ballet class and the teacher told my mom I would never be a dancer and should become a gymnast. I did that until my body started to change in my early teens and I discovered that dance was where I was…