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The Core Matrix, Pilates, Yoga, Bodywork and more...
1501 Elmwood
Abilene, TX 79605

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The Core Matrix, Pilates, Yoga, Bodywork and more...

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Certifications: AFFA, IDEA, Mad Dogg, Polestar
Skills: Pilates, Personal Training, Spinning, Yoga - Ashtanga, Yoga - Bikram, Yoga - Hatha, Yoga - Iyengar

Member Since 03/26/11

Experience: 25
Job Status: Practitioner Looking for Full Time Work
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Rating: 5
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Visit my Website: http://www.AbilenePilates.com



Pilates on Elmwood in Abilene Texas 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

opened Downtown Dallas Pilates in 2008 to provide authentic, contemporary Pilates and Mind Body Fitness in the downtown Dallas, Texas community. Don teaches on all the Pilates apparatus: Mat, Props, Reformer, Cadillac, Chairs and Barrels. Don returned to Abilene to bring affordable Pilates and Thai Massage to the Big Country..

Don has over 20 years of experience in teaching Mind Body Connection. Starting in 1986 under the direction of Marj Baucum [a former dancer of Ballet Russe]. This is where Don had his introduction with Pilates.

Upon moving to Dallas in the early 1990s, Don continued with his passion for ballet and other forms of disciplined dance by performing with the Dallas Metropolitan Ballet, Dallas Black Dance Theater, and Krassovska School of Dance [Nathalie Krassovska, former Ballet Russe Principal Dancer]. He also taught Ball Room Dance and competed for the Mid-Cities Dance Center.

While continuing his practice of Classical and Contemporary forms of Pilates in the later 90s, Don began his study of Yoga. His study of Yoga included the Hatha, Iyengar, Bikram, and Ashtanga disciplines.

Don's other areas of interest in fitness include Martial Arts, Spin, Boot Camp Training, and Weight Training. Don has extensive training and certifications from AFFA, IDEA, Mad Dogg, and Polestar.

Don continues his education with Core Dynamics under the direction of Michelle Larson. [The Pilates lineage of Eve Gentry] Eve Gentry's approach and philosophy.

'There is no bad movement only movement badly done' ~ Eve Gentry

Don also volunteered with Immunocise as well as the Special Olympics.

He was the coordinator of Immunocise from 2000-04. [Immunocise was a Health and Wellness program developed in the mid 1980s to help persons with HIV, AIDS and Cancer.]

Don's personal philosophy related to fitness is to aid students in a personalized balance of strength, stamina and flexibility. He is dedicated to design a program specifically for each student, independent of the season of their life, and to harness inner power within his students as his teachers have done for him.

Price List

Fit Camps

Matrix Class - $18
Unlimited Month Class Pass - $150

Thai Yoga

Intro to Thai Yoga - $75

One-on-one single session. One time only offer

Thai Yoga 60 minutes - $91
Thai Yoga 90 minutes - $134
Thai Yoga 60 minutes, four pack - $450
Thai Yoga 90 minutes, four pack - $595
Thai Yoga 60 minutes, eight pack - $590
Thai Yoga 90 minutes, eight pack - $780


Single Class Pass - $18
Unlimited Monthly Class Pass - $150

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I have never met anyone with such passion for his work. I met Don after a fall I had and I was recommended to talk Pilates So I searched and no one really out here was well versed in the pilaties machine as much as Don. And boy AM I HAPPY. I now see him Twice a week He IS Great, a stickler for form and motion ....I love it. ....He is not a just a trainer that keeps looking at his watch but HE IS ALL ABOUT PERFECTION> Thank you Don for making me feel Great
- cece (04/21/11)
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