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The Designed Body
3115 West Parker Road
Suite 360
Plano, Texas
75023

t: 972-943-0001

Gidget Anthony
Gidget Anthony
Lead Instructor Trainer
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Amanda Taylor
Instructor Trainer
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licensed training center

The Designed Body

The Designed Body has been a Merrithew™ Licensed Training Center since 2012 and has proudly served the Dallas area as a Pilates Studio for over 13 years. We have been voted the Best Pilates Studio in Dallas 5 times. We are proud to offer certification programs for STOTT PILATES® and qualification programs for Total Barre™. Our studio is located in the Plano area of Dallas, Texas. We are easily accessible by many major interstates as well as DFW International Airport and Love Field Airport.

Our 1400 square foot studio is beautifully designed for an intimate training experience. The training center is open to all education students for practice and observation hours during your education process. We also offer in house mentoring by Merrithew Lead Instructor Trainer. The Designed Body is proud to acknowledge that 6 graduates of the STOTT PILATES Certification Program have gone on to open their own studios.

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CORE
ZEN•GA
WORKSHOPS / EXAMS
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ISP
ADVANCED
INTENSIVE

The Intensive Program

The STOTT PILATES Intensive program is for fitness and health professionals. This program prepares you to teach STOTT PILATES Level 1 Matwork and equipment-based repertoires safely, effectively and with confidence.

The Comprehensive Program

Designed for those with some movement training and exposure to Pilates, Comprehensive courses cover functional anatomy and the practical skills needed to develop effective and motivating Level 1 Matwork and equipment-based programs.

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The Advanced Program

The Advanced program consists of Level 2 courses in Matwork, Reformer, and Cadillac, Chair & Barrels. Completion of the Advanced program is required for full certification.

Injuries & Special Populations

The STOTT PILATES Injuries & Special Populations course equips you with the skills required to address a broad range of physical challenges among your clients. Completion of ISP is required for full certification.

The Rehabilitation Program

The Rehabilitation program is specifically for licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, sports medicine professionals and chiropractors wishing to integrate modified STOTT PILATES exercises for injury prevention and rehabilitation into their practices.

ZEN•GA Courses

ZEN•GA is an innovative fusion of exercise science and mindful movement that brings about clarity of the mind while releasing body tension through purposeful movement. ZEN represents the search for inner discovery, while YOGA symbolizes the way to reach it. Together they form ZEN•GA, which is based on Four Mindful Movement Principles: breath, support, yield and flow. When applied together, these principles allow you to become aware of how the body and the mind move in tandem. ZEN•GA focuses on core stability, stamina and resilience while attaining a state of presence. The increase in demand on your neuromuscular system allows you to reap the benefits of improved strength, clarity and overall fitness.

CORE Courses

Take your workouts to the next level with our CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training – developed exclusively by Merrithew experts. This unique training program focuses on functional fitness targeting core strength and kinesthetic awareness leading to improvements in total-body strength and power. This multi-layered system is designed for both novice and high-level athletes.

Total Barre Courses

Total Barre is a high-energy program that focuses on strength, flexibility, stamina and dynamic stability by combining elements from Pilates, dance, cardio and strength training. Programming is driven by music which increases coordination, motivation and improve movement quality. Incorporating the Total Barre Foundational Principles, this program teaches choreography, exercise essence and correct biomechanics of movements as well as how to cue effectively and safely to music.

Workshops/Exams

This area may include upcoming Continuing Education workshops, Exam Preparation workshops and Practical & Written Exam dates. Please note only Continuing Education workshops qualify for CECs. No prerequisites required.