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

t: 972-943-0001

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

The Designed Body

ABOUT: The Designed Body Pilates Studio is located in the heart of Plano, TX near the Park and Preston intersection. The 1,350 square foot studio has two separate studio spaces for equipment use and for mat based classes. The Studio is fully equipped with MERRITHEW™ equipment.
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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.

Intensive Mat-Plus™ (IMP)

LEVEL: 1      40 hours
Winter 2017 | January 19-22, February 2-5
Thursday-Saturday 12pm-5:30pm | Sunday 10am-3:30pm

Intensive Reformer (IR)

LEVEL: 1      50 hours
Spring 2017 | March 15-19, 29-April 2
Wednesday-Saturday 12pm-5:30pm | Sunday 10am-3:30pm

Intensive Cadillac (ICAD)

LEVEL: 1      25 hours
Spring 2017 | April 28-30, May 13-14
Friday-Saturday 12pm-5:30pm | Sunday 10am-3:30pm

Intensive Stability Chair™ (ICHR)

LEVEL: 1      15 hours
Fall 2016 | November 11-13
Friday-Saturday 12pm-5:30pm | Sunday 10am-3:30pm

Intensive Barrel (IBRL)

LEVEL: 1      10 hours
Spring 2017 | May 27-28
Saturday 12pm-5:30pm | Sunday 10am-3:30pm

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.

There are currently no Comprehensive courses scheduled at this location.

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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.

Advanced Matwork (AM)

LEVEL: 2      6 hours
Winter 2016 | February 19
Sunday 10am-4:30pm

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.

Injuries & Special Populations (ISP)

      24 hours
Summer 2017 | June 22-25
Thursday-Saturday 12pm-6:45pm | Sunday 9am-3:45pm

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.

Rehab courses are available at many of our training locations worldwide.  Please click here for a complete listing of training options worldwide.  Currently, training isn’t offered at this location, but and check back regularly for updates.

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.

ZEN•GA™ is currently not scheduled at this location. To find another location that works for you, click here

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.

CORE™ is currently not scheduled at this location. To find another location that works for you, click here.

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.

Total Barre™ Instructor Foundation Course

LEVEL: 1      7 hours
Winter 2017 | February 18
Saturday 10am-6pm

Continuing Education Workshops

Friday December 9 Total Barre™ Creating Great Choreography to Music 12pm-4pm
Friday December 9 Total Barre™ Modified for Pre & Post Natal 4:30pm-6:30pm


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.

Continuing Education Workshops

Friday December 9 Total Barre™ Creating Great Choreography to Music 12pm-4pm
Friday December 9 Total Barre™ Modified for Pre & Post Natal 4:30pm-6:30pm
Saturday December 10 Stability Chair™ Flow Workout 10:30am-12:30pm
Saturday December 10 Matwork Flow with Ankle Tubing 1pm-3pm
Saturday December 10 Athletic Conditioning on the Cardio-Tramp™ Rebounder 3:30pm-5:30pm
Sunday December 11 Athletic Conditioning on the Reformer, Level 4 10:30am-12:30pm
Sunday December 11 Reformer with Fitness Circle® 1pm-3pm
April 14-16 Workshop Weekend TBD TBD