Dallas >Downtown Dallas Pilates
1309 Main St Suite 209, Dallas, TX | Directions 7520232.78035 -96.80054
M-F 7am-8pm, Sa 8am-4pm, Su Closed
Neighborhoods: Historic District
Being new to the downtown Dallas area I was unsure where to go to find a studio that did not involve me driving out of City Center and into the suburbs. The first time I entered this establishment I was very impressed by the set-up and the cleanliness of the facilities. The fact that it is set in the Historic District of Dallas within a very industrial space just added to the overall feel. The instructor that I worked with, Don Kirby, was an extremely personable character and only enhanced the overall experience. The attention to detail and overall attention that Don gave made this a great experience.
I would definitely guide anyone of my friends or family members to this establishment.
I have had years of back problems and I decided to see if Downtown Dallas Pilates could help my pain. Don Kirby, helped me when nothing else did! His work outs strengthened my back and I have never felt better! We focused on building up specific muscle groups using his innovative approach to fitness. I highly recommend Don and Downtown Dallas Pilates at the Core Matrix! Thanks Don for all of your care! You are the best!
Simply the best... – I’ve always played basketball and or ran track. Believe it or not, I hated going to the gym to workout. But when Don introduced me to Pilates I’ve been hooked every since. It really showed on my wedding day. I was taking Pilates classes twice a week from July to February and changed my eating habits. Within two weeks I could tell the change in the way my cloths fit and I felt more energized. When it was time to do the last fitting for my wedding dress in the second week of January, my dress was tight around the bust and waist. I had to lean against the mirror in the dressing room to flatten my bust and have my sister zip me up. The representative helping me asked did I need to have it let out a little I explained it would be okay on my wedding day February 18th. I was very optimistic. I continued Pilates and we incorporated some weight training in my private sessions. The day of the weeding I was hoping the dress was not still tight. Well as I put my dress on my sister zipped me up. I said “What’s wrong do I need to suck in more?” She said “No it’s zipped and hooked.” Within that month apparently I toned up and lost more weight. The dress was not only zipped and hooked, I had to have the dress safety pined to my bra. (LOL) I was not expecting that. If you want to get in shape for the summer or just get in shape to improve your health; Pilates is a great way to go. It is low impact and will get you toned without dreading to workout.
Wow Cookie! Great story. Thank you!
Pilates for All.... – I dropped in for a class while visiting my daughter in Dallas and SURPRISE! I had a wonderful time getting my first taste of Pilates. SInce my definition of exercise consists of stirring coffee for three reps, a Pilates class was a little intimidating. Luckily for me, Don was attentive to my beginner status and took the time to point out the best positions for my level of inability. I actually got quite a lot of information from only one session. I find myself pulling my belly button in and lengthening my spine while I move about my daily routine. I suppose that is the beauty of Pilates...you can use the skills even when you are not in a class. You just can't do that with salsa dancercise, can you?
Don would be an excellent choice for someone who wants to come in at a high level or as a beginner --- he is patient and spends that litle extra bit of time that gives you the ability to improve from where you are. There were five in the class --- all at varying levels and yet he gave useful feedback to each member. I would suggest you give Pilates a a try with Don. He is competent & skillfull and yet totally approachable and full of personality and positive energy. If you are thinking of Pilates, think of Don.
Thank you so much Mrs. Hain it was such a pleasure to meet you. I hope we will see you again.
Fabulous Pilates Instructor! – Don is the very best kind of instructor... full of laughter, motivation and a kind heart and yet keeps you motivated and inspired to go further. I can not recommend him enough!
Fun – Don is a great instructor. His classes are enjoyable but challenging. He can effectively work with different levels at the same time. I always feel that I get a great workout but have fun at the same time.
Body by Don Kirby! – Don is the perfectionista of pilates! I was new to the reformer and every session with Don reminds me that I'm on the right track and with the right instructor! Don knows exactly when, and how tough, to be! I started to see changes in my physique almost immediately and now can tell everyone that I'm flaunting a body by Don Kirby!
Best Pilates Instructor I've Ever Had – Don Kirby is an incredibly talented, knowledgeable, and versatile instructor. He combines his upbeat, gregarious personality with his background years as a dancer and fitness guru to tailor to the needs of every client he works with. As a physical therapist and amateur dancer, I am well impressed with Don's ability to instruct in "layman's terms" and technically as well to achieve my desired goals with every pilates session. When I go in for a session, pilates will be the focus, yet Don can ad lib and incorporate Thai yoga, boot camp activities, etc. depending on what my body needs that day. He is amazing!!
Best Pilates Instructor! – Seriously, run don't walk to Downtown Dallas Pilates! I've been training with Don for over two years. He's the best. Our sessions blend pilates, yoga, strength training and more recently zone cardio - he keeps it interesting, challenging and lots of fun, always focused on how you are feeling and what you need that particular day but keeping your long term goals in mind. He takes a whole body and mind approach and is really devoted to his clients. I highly recommend Don and Downtown Dallas Pilates!
Best Pilates Instruction in Dallas area – I have trained with Don Kirby for about a year. He is an extremely talented instructor – thorough, motivating, patient, caring and fun! He focuses on your particular needs by building creative and intense workouts, which in turn help you achieve your specific goals. He also gently encourages a healthy lifestyle without lecturing or judgment. If you want to work hard, see results and thoroughly enjoy the experience, call Don Kirby.
I would recommend Downtown Dallas Pilates to anyone!
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