4703 W Lovers Ln Dallas, TX
5330 Alpha Rd. Ste 100 Dallas, TX
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!!
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!
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!
Anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that I never work out and care very little for staying fit. However, I started Pilates with Don about 3 years ago and with his encouragement, patience and fun learning environment, I really enjoyed something I thought I could never be interested in.
Pilates/Don has worked wonders for me. I'm extremely toned, my balance is great, my flexibility is awesome, my back hurts a lot less and my weak joints grow stronger with each class. One of my favorite things about Don is that he will alter his technique depending on your body type/aches/injuries. After a while, you know how to adjust positions to suit your needs and that is a valuable knowledge set when working out.
Don is knowledgeable, friendly, professional and the classes are always fun! A great Pilates instructor!
I started taking pilates classes with Don a year ago. I had set a personal goal to exercise on a more regular basis. Don has been key in helping me meet my goal. I take both mat and reformer classes with Don. He is a very good teacher and works with you individually to get your best outcome. He is great at mixing things up and I have yet to bored. He is terrific at knowing just when to push me to the next level. I would definitiely recommend Don and Downtown Pilates. Especially if you are in the downtown area......easy to get to.
I have been taking Mat and Reformer Pilates classes with Don for over one year. He is fantastic and FUN! I am a devoted student and feel I get excellent work outs with personal attention. Don works hard to push you but to also consider your personal situation. He keeps the work out routines creative and challenging. It is a GREAT work out experience!!! I have referred MANY friends and co-workers which is a testament to the quality of Don's Pilates instruction.
My partner and I have a duet session with Don twice a week. I have a lot of experience with the Pilates method, and my partner is learning fundamentals for the first time. Don does a fantastic job of bridging the gap between our skill levels, keeping us both focused and working hard.
We have a very active week of varied exercise and activities, including weight training and running. Don takes this into account, giving us techniques to use while working with him and in our other activities. I've had many Pilates instructors, and I am very pleased with the work I've been doing with Don over the last couple months. He's fun and friendly, insightful, and a skillful teacher. You just need to try him out for a few months and see for yourself! Thanks, Don.
Friendly, professional - always challenging, but encouraging at the same time. Don does a great job evaluating your skill level and ensuring you get the best pilates workout possible - whether a beginner or more advanced. Great downtown location, flexible hours.
Don does amazing work in Dallas
with his health and fitness program!
I took a class while in Dallas and I
was so glad to see such a class being
offered in Dallas. I live in NYC and
travel a lot. So, it?s good to know that
other cities offer some of the same
type programs as NY. Great job, Don!
This place is run by an independent instructor, Don Kirby. It's located inside the Davis Building in Room 211. He's basically turned a loft into a workout studio. It's pretty cool.
Anyway, so Pilates is only useful if you do it correctly. And you can only do it correctly if you have a competent instructor. Enter: Don. Don is great. He really cares about his clients and he will work extra hard to make sure you are satisfied with your work out. His biggest goal is to provide the best customer service at a great price. The classes are small (5 people at most) so he gives a lot of 1-on-1 feedback, which is helpful. It's a small business but he's looking to make it grow so you should definitely give it a try.
Don's prices are great and the knowledge he offers is invaluable. Definitely give it a try!
Pros: great price, experienced and helpful teacher, great work out
Don Kirby will challenge you to go beyond what you think you're capable of while at the same time take into consideration any physical limitations you might have. Don is an empathetic coach who will make you feel proud about what you accomplish. Without a doubt, I'm more flexible, stronger, and am overall more toned - And sometimes I can't believe I'm doing what I'm doing! I didn't think it was possible! All of this in a clean, bright, non-stressful environment where you always feel welcomed. Just one warning: feeling like this is addictive!
Pros: Best workout for the best price!
I have been doing the private training with Don on Pilates and have been really enjoying the experience. I have back injuries and have finally found a work out method that helps with the pain by strengthening my back and not make the pain worse. I had taken a Pilates class during college but having the one on one really helped with learning the proper technique to get the very most out of each exercise. I would highly recommend Don to anyone that would like to learn more about Pilates!!