Pilates on Elmwood Reviews

1501 Elmwood Dr. Abilene TX

Owner of Downtown Dallas Pilates returns to his hometown Abilene, and now runs  Pilates on Elmwood… You can also find us on Facebook

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Tammy Gonzalez…on November 2009    30,      

                               

“Downtown Dallas Pilates is excellent for your mind, body & pocketbook! You will meet the most wonderful people & get the workout of your life! Don brings out your inner potential & caters to any limitations. You won’t regret it!”

LChang…on November 24, 2009                                                                                                       
“DP has been great for me.   Don makes sure that everyone gets what they need from every class.    Since going to Don’s classes, my core has significantly improved and I am more flexible than I have ever been.  I love my new posture.”
mymanyopinions…on November 23, 2009                                                                                   
“Don is the absolute best!!!!!”
Misty Wehler…on November 19, 2009
 
“I have never seen anyone put so much personal effort into helping others feel better and healthier!”

Simply the best… 

by DaMetriaat Citysearch

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.

Pilates for All…

 by hain7 at Citysearch 02/18/11

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.

Fabulous Pilates  Instructor! by cassandrads
at Citysearch 02/14/11

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 by AnnEff at Citysearch 02/11/11

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!
by Kim Garrett at Citysearch 02/09/11

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 by Sheri5 at Citysearch 02/09/11

Best Pilates Instructor!
by lenoresullivan
at Citysearch 02/09/11

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
by dreamland109
at Citysearch 02/09/11

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!

Yay for Pilates!

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!

Great personal training
and pilates instruction
by lml2 at
Citysearch 02/06/11

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.

Master Pilates teacher -
Don!
by VickiJones
at Citysearch 02/04/11

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.

Quality Private Pilates
Instruction
by Tadd McCullough at Citysearch 02/01/11

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.

Professional, personalized
pilates
by jblakeharris
at Citysearch 02/01/11

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 is Amazing!
by Lydia Zapata

I hesitantly joined Don’s class, thinking it was just another pilates class… but after the first session
I was hooked! Don brings such a great spirited energy! His instructions and one
on one with each of us sold me! He takes care of making sure body form is
correct and his clients all look fantastic. I started seeing results
immediately. He instills a can do attitude in us and his classes are intense yet
so much fun! I highly recommend everyone taking a least one session with him and
guarantee you will return and will feel fantastic and rejuvenated! Your body
will love you for it! LZ

I highly recommend
Don
by Lindsay Seiders

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!

I think I have finally
found my exercise of choice
by Sisty

Don, I think I have finally found my exercise of choice in your pilates sessions. They are definitely effective, beneficial, and far from being routine. I love the change of pace and the endless ways you have to make me more flexible while becoming stronger. There is no way I can be bored and unchallenged with you, and the benefits continue to improve. I definitely feel I can obtain my goal of being on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue! [Maybe the Senior Edition in the wading Pool] Thanks, Thanks, Thanks!

Meticulous and thorough,
yet warm and caring
Jody Sims

Amazing work in Dallas by Anthony Maxwell

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!

Personal Trainer
by
Peggy Davion

Don is a very good
trainer, he knows his ‘stuff’ and cares about people… I recommend him
highly!

Best Pilates
by Sivadon at
Citysearch 11/30/09

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

Cons: none!

Pilates is Addicting!
by Tammy Gonzalez at Citysearch 09/06/09

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!

Cons: none

GREAT PILATES!!!!
by Lindsay Seiders at Citysearch 08/31/09

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!!

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PILATES EQUIPMENT WE RECOMMEND

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Hotels
The Adolphus Hotel
(214) 742-8200
1321 Commerce St
Aloft-Downtown
(214) 761-0000
1033 Young St
Crowne Plaza Hotel Dallas
Downtown
(800) 948-0424
1015 Elm St
Dallas Grand Hotel
(214) 747-7000
1914 Commerce St
The Fairmont Dallas
(214) 720-2020
1717 N Akard St
Hotel Indigo-Dallas
(214) 741-7700
1933 Main St
Hotel ZaZa Dallas
2332 Leonard St
(214) 922-0200
The Joule, Dallas
(214) 748-1300
1530 Main St
The Magnolia, Dallas
(214) 915-6500
1401 Commerce St
Maple Manor Hotel
2616 Maple Ave
(214) 871-0032
The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
2121 McKinney Ave
(214) 922-0200
Rosewood Crescent
Hotel
400 Crescent Ct
(214) 364-0104
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
2821 Turtle Creek Blvd
(214) 559-2100
2101 Stemmons Fwy
(214) 747-3000
Springhill Suites Dallas
Downtown/West End
(214) 999-0500
1907 N Lamar St
Stoneleigh Hotel
(214) 871-7111
2927 Maple Ave
2440 Victory Park Ln
(214) 397-4100
Warwick Melrose Hotel
3015 Oak Lawn Ave
(214) 521-5151
The Westin City Center Dallas
650 North Pearl St
(214) 979-9000
Apartments
The Mosaic
(888) 631-7109
300 N Akard St
Gables Republic Tower
(866) 722-0824
350 N Ervay St
The Davis Building
(877) 590-3761
1309 Main St
1900 Elm
(866) 602-3561
1900 Elm St
1001 Ross Apartment Homes
(214) 954-4131
1001 Ross Ave
The Shores Apartments
(214) 265-5072
1100 E Lamar Blvd
Downtown Dallas
Apartments
(214) 444-9185
1102 Jackson St
Condos
1505 Elm Condos
1505 Elm St 2220 Canton Lofts
2220 Canton St
3030 Bryan Lofts
3030 Bryant St
509 Elm St
The Beat at South Side
Station 1001 Belleview
BUZZ Lofts
1111 Akard St
Coombs Bridge Lofts
2401 Ervay St
DPL Flats
1506 Commerce St
The Davis Building
1309 Main St
Interurban Lofts 1500
Jackson St
Live Oak Lofts of Dallas
2502 Live Oak St
Museum Tower Dallas
Condos 2112 Flora
One Arts Plaza
Condominiums
1722 Routh St
South Side on Lamar Lofts
1409 S Lamar
For information on Pilates, Pilates equiptment, Reformer Pilates, Chair Pilates Mat Pilates, group fitness, nutrition, yoga and Thai Yoga Bodywork call us at 469.995.0874
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The Benifits of Pilates

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A Mind-Body workout – Pilates brings mind and body awareness. Connecting a rhythm and flow of movements by emphasizing proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, [Centering] and complete concentration on smooth, flowing movement, you become aware of how your body feels, where it is in space, and how to control its movement. The quality of movement is valued over quantity of repetitions which develops concentration as well as coordination. Pilates helps you perform movements with maximum power and efficiency. Last but not least, learning to breathe properly can reduce stress.
Build strength without “bulking up” – gain long, lean muscles and flexibility. Conventional workouts tend to build short, bulky muscles – the type most prone to injury. Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. A body with balanced strength and flexibility is less likely to be injured.
Develop a strong core – flat abdominals and a strong back building on the principles of Joseph Pilates. Pilates exercises develop a strong “core,” or center of the body. The core consists of the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine. Control of the core is achieved by integrating the trunk, pelvis and shoulder girdle.
Create an evenly conditioned body and prevent sport injuries:
In conventional workouts, weak muscles tend to get weaker and strong muscles tend to get stronger. The result is muscular imbalance – a primary cause of injury and chronic back pain. Pilates conditions the whole body, even the ankles and feet. No muscle group is over trained or under trained. Your entire musculature is evenly balanced and conditioned, helping you enjoy daily activities and sports with greater ease and less chance of injury.
Learn efficient patterns of motion:
Pilates exercises train several muscle groups at once in smooth, continuous movements. By developing proper technique, you can actually re-train your body to move in safer, more efficient patterns of motion – invaluable for injury recovery, sports performance, good posture and optimal health.
Be confident and safe and be challenged:
No other exercise system is so gentle to your body while giving it a challenging workout. Many of the exercises are performed in reclining or sitting positions, and most are low impact and partially weight bearing. Pilates is so safe, it is used in physical therapy facilities to rehabilitate injuries.
Pilates is also an extremely flexible exercise system. Modifications to the exercises allow for a range of difficulty ranging from beginning to advanced. Get the workout that best suits you now, and increase the intensity as your body conditioning improves.
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Pilates & Parkinson’s

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Pilates & Parkinson’s

Pilates encourages a balance of strength, flexibility, mobility, as well as balance itself.. Many exercises to choose from and a good Pilates Instructor will have modifications and or progressions for every one of the Pilates exercises. Pilates helps in slowness of movement, stiffness, pelvic floor , bladder control and loss of balance and let us not dismiss it improvement on posture.  (Slowness of movement, stiffness, pelvic floor weakness, bladder control and loss of balance are all symptoms of Parkinson’s) Pilates is beneficial in coordination, motor control and quality of life. Our Pilates Programs can also be written off by insurance if diagnosed and suggested from your Doctor. At Pilates on Elmwood, we have worked with clients young to old… Athletes to senior citizens. Our clients have included young athletes ages 12 to senior citizens well into their 90s. We have personnel training packages that fuse Yoga, Pilates as well as incorporate massage. Other article Prenatal Postnatal Pilates Personnel Training WHAT IS CARDIOVASULAR TRAINNING? All about Muscle Growth All about Energy and Balance 3 steps to overcome over eating

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Prenatal , Postnatal Pilates as well as brides are other areas we specialize in

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Abilene Pilates

Don Kirby  (325) 721-5426 www.AbilenePilates.com 

 Don has moved back to his hometown Abilene Texas with over 25 years experience in Yoga, Pilates and  Mind-body experience  Abilene Yoga

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Pilates on Elmwood is dedicated to the original authentic teaching of Joseph and Claire Pilates.

 Keeping in mind the evolution of our industry. Authentic and contemporary Pilates in Big Country Abilene TX.

We offer a personalized approach to wellness.

*Massage * Nutrition * Personal Training * Yoga * Pre and Post Therapy

◾ Prenatal , Postnatal Pilates as well as brides are other areas we specialize in

NO ENROLLMENT FEES,NO MEMBERSHIP FEES TRUE HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAMMING

Pilates and Yoga Events Text or Call to Verify you are coming below: (325) 721-5426 or Contact Us Like us on Facebook to be in the know about special events All Donations go to Toys for Tots! Bring a Toy, Money or Just Yourself! When? Thanksgiving Morning at 10AM Thursday, November 27, 2014 (21 days from today). Where? Everman Park Abilene TX Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns

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  When? Thanksgiving Morning at 10AM Thursday, November 27, 2014 (21 days from today).
Where? Everman Park
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We have moved back to my hometown in Abilene! Pilates on Elmwood is our new location

Pilates on Elmwood, Abilene Massage and Abilene Thai Yoga

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We do not take drop ins at this time. You must book in advance.
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Pilates on Elmwood is dedicated to the original authentic teaching of Joseph and Claire Pilates
 keeping in mind the evolution of our industry. Authentic and contemporary Pilates in Big Country Abilene TX.
We offer a personalized approach to wellness.
 
*Massage * Nutrition * Personal Training * Yoga * Pre and Post Therapy
  •  Prenatal , Postnatal Pilates as well as brides are other areas we specialize in
NO ENROLLMENT FEES,NO MEMBERSHIP FEES
TRUE HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAMMING
 
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Prenatal and Postnatal Pilates

By Don Kirby

Pilates on Elmwood

     Abilene Pilates (Pilates on Elmwood)

Pilates on Elmwood is dedicated to the original authentic teaching of Joseph and Claire Pilates.

Keeping in mind the evolution of our industry. Authentic and contemporary Pilates in Big Country Abilene TX.

We offer a personalized approach to wellness.

*Massage * Nutrition * Personal Training * Yoga * Pre and Post Therapy

◾ Prenatal , Postnatal Pilates as well as brides are other areas we specialize in

NO ENROLLMENT FEES,NO MEMBERSHIP FEES TRUE HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAMMING

Prenatal and Postnatal Pilates

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Posture-and-Pregnancy

 

For best results you should start your exercise program before becoming pregnant:

For best results and easiest delivery it is best to plan ahead and start exercising before you become pregnant, especially if you are without any  prior fitness experience. If  you become pregnant and are very deconditioned your Dr. may even suggest that you wait until after the delivery before beginning any exercise program.

Pilates may be one of the best ways to get started.

Why? Here are 12 reasons

  • It concentrates on breathing ( diaphragmatic breathing)
  • It concentrates on the pelvic floor ( Kegel exercises)
  • It concentrates on the abdominal wall connection
  • Its Gentle ( in my opinion as a Pilates and yoga instructor it’s even more gentle then yoga with less stress on joints. Yogi and Yoginis please do not get me wrong I love Yoga and think Yoga is also wonderful for pregnancy.
  • It may help to prevent Diastasis  Recti
  • It helps with lordotic posture associated with pregnancy
  • Better posture from exercise aids in digestion
  • It helps eliminate back pain commonly associated with pregnancy
  • Woman who exercise bounce back quicker and are able to better take care of there new bundle of joy.
  • Exercise may help distrabute weight more evenly wich also helps with strains in arches, calves
  • May help with a smoother delivery with less labor time and complications.
  • Healthy moms usually make  healthier babies

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Downtown Dallas Personal Training

According to the President’s Council on Physical Fitness:Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States. Physically inactive people are twice as likely to develop coronary heart disease as regularly active people.

37% of adults report they are not physically active. Only 3 in 10 adults get the recommended amount of physical activity.

Poor diet and inactivity can lead to overweight/obesity. Persons who are overweight or obese are at increased risk for high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, sleep apnea, respiratory problems and some types of cancer.

41 million Americans are estimated to have pre-diabetes. Most people with pre-diabetes develop type 2 diabetes within 10 years, unless they make changes to their diet and physical activity that results in a loss of about 5-7 percent of their body weight.

Here at Downtown Dallas Pilates, our personal training services ensure that your personal fitness program is geared towards your personal fitness needs.

Personal Training is Fitness in all it components: Weight Training / Pilates / Yoga / Group Fitness / Detailed instruction on Alignment and Biomechanics / Consultation and Posture Assessments / Core Strength / Full Body Strength / Endurance / Cardio Respiratory / Endurance / Flexibility / Body Composition / Nutrition / Biomechanics / Speed / Power.

We offer in-home fitness training in downtown and uptown Dallas TX.

Our services are personalized to your individual needs and we train you with your personal fitness progression in mind. No matter your age, physical condition or athletic ability, you will be safely challenged.

One of the many great benefits to training with Downtown Dallas Pilates is there are no membership fees. Instead of paying a member fee we encourage you to get the results you want at the pace and timing that works best for you.

We offer Pilates, Personal Training, Fit Camp Matrix [Boot Camps], Yoga, Cardio, Fusion Classes and more.

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Don Kirby

Abilene Pilates

Pilates on Elmwood

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The Zero Project Plus 100 Calories or less anytime snacks

Abilene Pilates (Pilates on Elmwood)

Pilates on Elmwood is dedicated to the original authentic teaching of Joseph and Claire Pilates.

Keeping in mind the evolution of our industry. Authentic and contemporary Pilates in Big Country Abilene TX.

We offer a personalized approach to wellness.

*Massage * Nutrition * Personal Training * Yoga * Pre and Post Therapy

◾ Prenatal , Postnatal Pilates as well as brides are other areas we specialize in

NO ENROLLMENT FEES,NO MEMBERSHIP FEES TRUE HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAMMING

Looking for a way to keep your caloric intake down during the Holidays? Me too!

That is why we have created our holiday campaign this year called
“The Zero Project” Here is how it works. We are offering our
Nutrition Software and 3 weigh in from now until January 14, 2012. We will
track your goals along with your nutrition software all for $25. This is an amazing value.

I believe our nutrition software to be the best on the market!
Not only does it help with heart health, diabetes, cholesterol and all the other
countless issues of the “American Diet”, it also helps with recipes,
and customizing your diet perfectly for your everyday foods.

But, it only works if you are honest and you use it. That is where I can help you most. I can help in accountability in your use of the program.  People are even more succesful if they do the program with a partner. In any case I am happy to help. below are some demos of our program and some ideas for snacks. most are less than 100 calories!

100 Calories or less anytime snacks     

100 Calories or less anytime snacks “Weight
Control during the Holidays” 

Food    PORTION SIZE                                      CALORIES
Apple 1 med 60
Apricots 3 med 53
Bean Salad ½ cup 88
Applesauce ½ cup 60
Banana 1 med 65
Blackberries ½ cup 39
Cauliflower 1 cup 25
Blueberries ½ cup 80
Bran Cereal 1 cup 65
Broccoli 1 cup 25
Asparagus. ½ cup 25
Green Beans ½ cup 25
Carrots ½ cup 25
Pepper ½ cup 25
Cantaloupe 1 cup cubed 60
Cherries 12 large 63
Grapefruit ½ large 61
Grapes 17 61
Honeydew 1 cup cubed 60
Nectarine 1 small 57
Orange 1 med 72
Peach 1 med 63
Peaches ½ cup canned or frozen 60
Pear 1 med 65
Pears. ½ cup canned or frozen 65
Plums 2 small 60
Raisins 2 Tbsp. 57
Strawberries 1 ¼ cup 58
Cottage Cheese 4 oz. 96
Reduced Fat Cheese ¾ oz. 50
Fat Free cheese 1 slice 31
Fiber One ½ cup 60
Puffed Kashi 1 cup 70
Whole grain total ¾ cup 97
All Bran ½ cup 80

   

                              

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