Deanna Has been a miracle worker for me. I suffer from arthritis and have not found any form of exercise that has been beneficial. I finally went to meet her and she was very warm, inviting, and reassuring. I have worked out with a variety of trainers and I always found myself discouraged and injured. She has helped me build strength without pushing me past my physical limitation. I am thankful to find not only a workout I enjoy but also a trainer who has knowledge and expertise Rachael Y., Plano, TX
After teaching one of her many seminars – Aging Confidently – Geriatric Posture, Core and Balance – at Grayhawk, Dr. Lesmeister received the most wonderful letter thanking her for her methodology and approach to working with geriatric patients. Read more…
I have been working with Deanna at d’Pilates for about four months. My SI join pain has completely resolved. My right knee, which felt unstable at times, no longer feels unstable!
Getting stronger and improved balance. Love that I am getting healthier!!! Joan, Plano, TX
I can’t thank you enough for working with me. I can see the difference in my body. I’m stronger. I love Pilates! It’s the first time in a long time I’m comfortable exercising because I know you will take care of my knees. You are the best! Janeth Gomez, Plano, TX
Being new to Pilates I did not know what to expect. I’m glad I decided to give it a try. Simply amazing??? I highly recommend d’Pilates and Deanna to anyone who wants to build their core strength and improve balance and posture. I’ve never felt better. Robert, Plano, TX
Incredible Pilates session with Dr. Deanna. She is so knowledgeable and so good at instructing. She made me feel completely comfortable while challenging me at the same time. I am so looking forward to my next session! Christopher, Plano, TX
Kim, from one of our recent seminars, had this to say:
Just wanted to tell you that the course was very inspiring and informative. The exercises were quite appropriate to my everyday practice. The ball exercises particularly are useful and I am currently using them with a shoulder patient. Integrating cognitive techniques with their exercises is quite valuable to my practice as well. Thank you for a great course – Kim, PT
I had the opportunity to attend on of Deanna’s seminars and it was amazing! I not only took home several pearls of wisdom but she sparked my interest and made me think outside the box to better serve my patients. Excellent job Deanna! Thank you!. Carrie, Pensacola, FL
Meet Stacey 😇and hear her story at Dpilates Physical Therapy at The shops of legacy, Plano Texas!
I love Deanna and this studio. It has changed my life and so has Deanna. I am peaceful when I am here. My body and mind are both renewed.
Just when I thought I would have to give up my career as a nurse I met Deanna. She not only helped me restore myself physically but she’s guiding me mentally and emotionally through my rehabilitation experience.
Deanna is knowledgable and passionate about the world of Pilates. She uses essential oils in the workout area to make you feel relaxed and focused. The session felt very therapeutic too. I loved how my body felt for days after each workout!
Shonda Russell Chiotti Dallas, TX
Deanne is knowledgeable and professional. She teaches Pilates using creative exercises that fit your individual needs. I love the personal and customized approach. Great for prenatal strengthening and physical therapy in addition to regular sessions!
I have been trying to do Pilates since January. My friends think I am better. Monday I went to a church and sang several old hymns with other people who like old hymns. It was wonderful! I was able to sing longer with more breath control than I have in many years. Thank you Deanna.
Helen Highsmith Plano, TX
I’ve heard it said that “Yoga is a gift that you give yourself”…. well, Joyce is a gift to Yoga! She is a wonderful teacher — amazing in her approach and always willing to help me tailor each session, based on how my body and/or mind is doing that particular day. Joyce has shown me many exercises that I can do at home in my own practice to help alleviate problem areas. The studio at dPilates has many tools and resources that assist me get into those hard to achieve poses! Joyce even incorporates some Pilates into the sessions, which is fantastic! Yoga helps boost my physical energy and has helped me regain my flexibility. I have learned just how personal Yoga is to each person and my body misses it when I’m away.
Sandy Dulaney Plano, TX
After having knee surgery I was looking for an exercise to strengthen and restore mobility to my knee. A close friend of mine joined d’Pilates and recommended it as a way to re-strengthen my knee. I started taking private lessons at d’Pilates in January 2013 and I can already tell the difference; my knee is much stronger and more flexible. Pilates has not only helped my knee recovery; it’s improved my mental state as well by keeping my mind relaxed and focused. d’Pilates studio is helping me to fulfill my own desire to have a longer life with increased mobility and strength. The workouts are challenging, effective, and fun!
Traci ChrismasFrisco, TX
I miss d’Pilates! Deanna, your help and skill really helped me build strength on my right side. I’d love to have a d’Pilates here!
Posted by Carolyn B. Prosper, TX
Thank you Deanna Lesmeister for teaching me the health benefits of Pilates. My SI joint and lower back problems have improved tremendously. I have increased strength, balance and flexibility. You are a true healer!
Posted by N.P. Plano, TX
Deanna is a knowledgeable professional. She is a fabulous resource as she is helping my daughter with progressive scoliosis.
Posted by Randy Burt
Deanna is wonderful! She has transformed me physically and mentally! Great coaching from the best Pilates studio in DFW area! Thank you D’Pilates! 🙂
Posted by Taylor Eenink
Kristi Barrientos Plano, TX
Though Pilates I have learned to activate my core muscles and control my breathing to promote a full and controlled swing. More flexibility and control equal more fun on the golf course.
Bill Keaton Frisco, TX
After two months of Pilates therapy with Deanna, a Doctor in Physical Therapy, my back pain has improved significantly and my mobility is much better. I feel stronger and performing every day activities has become enjoyable and requires less effort. I highly recommend physical therapy at d’Pilates in Plano to anyone experiencing back pain or discomfort.
Tim Plano, TX
I have been working for 28 years as a nurse at the hospital full-time and have suffered from back, hips and feet pain. After three shifts in a row I usually need a couple of days to recover. I also had multiple car accidents in the past and a flat thoracic spine.
After five sessions of Pilates I have noticed a strength in my lower back, looser hips and lighter feet. I did a fair amount of research before coming to d’Pilates and I thank Deanna for her expertise in the proper alignment of the body during the exercises. Her vigilance in keeping the client safe is great, because in the past, I have taken classes and injured myself not knowing that improper alignment can cause injury.
I am 60 years old and finally found a teacher who can work with me individually and help me reconnect with my body, breath, and build a stronger core with the added benefit of flexibility.
Thank you so much Deanna!
Sylvia S. Plano, TX
I am amazed daily at the progress I have made after practicing Pilates at d’Pilates. I am under the careful supervision of a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Deanna Lesmeister, who encourages me to address my weaknesses while paying careful attention to all the injuries I have collected in 35 years of tennis and other activities.
She has worked intently to help heal my shoulder, neck, back and knees. She is a very gifted healer and a saint! Thanks to her ministrations, I don’t feel the same on the court and afterwards, I no longer feel as if I’ve been hit by a truck.
My husband is in awe of what Pilates has done for my golf swing and the distance it has added to my drives; at least 50 yards! He’s also noticed that I am no longer exhausted at the end of 18 holes.
I’ve heard “strong core” for years and have tried numerous workouts to strengthen my core. But I never truly tapped into it until Deanna’s help!
Donna Keaton Frisco, TX
After having back surgery for a disk, I spent three months doing traditional physical therapy to strengthen my abdomen and back. Although my pain was markedly improved by the surgery, I still had some soreness especially in the evenings when I was tired. In addition, my back surgeon emphasized that strengthening my muscles and improving my flexibility would help prevent further back problems. My wife encouraged me to try Pilates with Deanna at d’Pilates. I am amazed at my progress. I’ve gotten stronger and perhaps even more importantly, I have had a major improvement in my flexibility. The Pilates technique seems to be much more effective than just traditional physical therapy. Deanna is a great teacher and has the ability to really motivate her students to achieve more. In addition, her training as a physical therapist helps her push her students towards success with less risk of re-injury. I highly recommend her. Dr. David M. Chihal Plano, TX
Last spring I began experiencing major hip and knee pain as well as tingling and numbness in my right leg. I attributed the pain to spending several days working in my beautiful backyard. The debilitating pain continued so I sought medical attention. After visiting several doctors, numerous scans and MRI’s, it was determined that 2 bulging discs, minor scoliosis, loss of muscle tone and strength were the causes of my pain.
I was referred to Deanna at d’Pilates for weekly Pilates and physical therapy. Another friend had suggested Pilates as a means of therapy for a bad back but I knew very little about this type of exercise. Deanna was so informative and so dedicated to teaching me the right techniques, stretches and exercises using the Pilates equipment. Six weeks later, my pain has diminished significantly. I am building my core muscles, rehabilitating my back, increasing my flexibility and range of motion as well as increasing my stability and durability.
As a doctor of physical therapy, Deanna has designed a safe and yet rigorous rehabilitation program to meet “my individual” needs. I highly recommend Deanna, Doctor of Physical Therapy at d’Pilates. Carol Smith Plano, TX
Awesome experience! Deanna is a patient, excellent instructor. If you’re interested in the real deal, schedule a class or private session. Deanna teaches Pilates the right way, not some gym chain hybrid. Most importantly, she will make sure your experience is both rewarding and safe. Highly recommend! Amy Meade Plano, Texas
Deanna and d’Pilates is amazing! I have suffered from Scoliosis for 18 years. I have tried everything – chiropractor, pills, working out,etc. As I got older my body started getting weak and my back was hurting. I lost all confidence in myself – even while working out – and anything I did was painful. I started going to d’Pilates and I have a new found confidence. I feel energized, and a lot stronger. My scoliosis does not bother me anymore! Deanna’s knowledge of Pilates as it pertains to my scoliosis symptoms, has drastically reduced the amount of pain and discomfort I so commonly experienced. Megan Helton Plano, TX
I’ve been going to Deanna for help with my very bent over posture. She works every part of my body, as it is all relates to standing erect. I see her three times a week, and when I’m gone too long in between for travel, I really miss the regiment we do. My problem would be crippling without the exercise and accountability I owe to her. Lorraine T. Frisco, Texas
My orthopedic surgeon referred me to DPilates for rehabilitation after extensive back surgery. Deanna is a licensed physical therapist as well as a Pilates instructor. Using her extensive knowledge and experience, Deanna was able to customize a program that allowed me to safely participate in exercise and rebuild my strength and flexibility. She listened to my goals and problems. Instead of simply using a “cookie cutter” list of exercises, she modified my plan to fit my needs. I’m sure she would be as successful working with athletes who want to optimize their skills or people who just want to become physically fit. She prefers to do private sessions but is flexible. Deanna isn’t cheap but she is worth it. Dr. H. Jane Chihal Plano, Texas
I have been coming to d’Pilates for a few months now. Deanna, a doctor of physical therapy and Pilates instructor, is very knowledgeable and educated. I have gained strength, flexibility and confidence and would highly recommend this studio. D Lieberman Plano, Texas
I’ve heard it said that “Yoga is a gift that you give yourself”…. well, Joyce is a gift to Yoga! She is a wonderful teacher — amazing in her approach and always willing to help me tailor each session, based on how my body and/or mind is doing that particular day. Joyce has shown me many exercises that I can do at home in my own practice to help alleviate problem areas. The studio at dPilates has many tools and resources that assist me get into those hard to achieve poses! Joyce even incorporates some Pilates into the sessions, which is fantastic! Yoga helps boost my physical energy and has helped me regain my flexibility. I have learned just how personal Yoga is to each person and my body misses it when I’m away. Sandy Dulaney Plano, Texas
My husband, who is an orthopedic surgeon, suggested I try d’Pilates when I started experiencing lower back pain. I interviewed many Pilates studios to find the perfect fit. For me, that came with d’Pilates. Deanna Lesmeister, a doctor of Physical Therapy and certified Pilates instructor, is so knowledgeable on body mechanics that she set up a personalized program to meet my needs. It is truly a gift that I found her and would highly recommend her. D. Lieberman Plano, Texas
I met Deanna at a Newcomer’s meeting where she was introduced as a physical therapist. Since, in the last 2-3 years, I have become more bent over and have a great deal of trouble standing erect, I decided to engage her services. After giving her the history of the various causes of my deterioration, she determined a plan of exercise (opening up and strengthening). It has steadily improved my awareness of carrying myself, as De says, in a “proud to be an American” stance. It’s hard work, but De & I are determined to achieve my goal. Lorraine Timpanelli Frisco, Texas
Deanna has done a fantastic job in helping me recover my strength, in both core work and overall conditioning, after two recent back surgeries. Also, her experience as a physical therapist makes her training unique in my Pilates workouts. Dr. David Park Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano Plano, Texas
Dpilates has taken away all my neck and back issues. Thanks Deanna for incorporating wellness into my workout. Mary Hess Plano, Texas
We asked Megan to say a few words in our first home-made video about training with Deanna at Prosper Physical Therapy. After just a few sessions, she described her workouts as challenging, targeted and that they show results. “…it’s defiantly sparked my energy level, made me feel a lot better and helped my workout overall.” Click on the image to the right to watch her full :30 second testimonial. Megan Plano, Texas
I searched extensively for a qualified Pilates teacher to provide me personal conditioning and overall health training and I found Deanna at D’Pilates in Plano. I can’t say enough about what she has done for me! After just a few sessions I significantly improved flexibility and core strength. Now after a couple of months working with her I can see improvement in my golf swing and other athletic activities. Deanna is so caring and knowledgeable. Her extensive education and training really shines through and makes a world of difference for a safe and intense workout. I can’t imagine going anywhere else! Thanks Deanna! Christi Staib, CRPC, MBA Plano, Texas
After having knee surgery I was looking for an exercise to strengthen and restore mobility to my knee. A close friend of mine joined d’Pilates and recommended it as a way to re-strengthen my knee. I started taking private lessons at d’pilates in January 2013 and I can already tell the difference; my knee is much stronger and more flexible. Pilates has not only helped my knee recovery, it’s improved my mental state as well by keeping my mind relaxed and focused. D’Pilates Studio is helping me to fulfill my own desire to have a longer life with increased mobility and strength. The workouts are challenging, effective, and fun! Traci Chrisman Frisco, Texas
I started taking private Pilate lessons at D’Pilates in January of 2011 to gain strength, balance and to help ease lower back pain. I am so pleased that the back pain has subsided and I am feeling more fit than I have in years! Making the torso stronger is holding my back in position thus alleviating the pain. In addition, my posture and balance has improved and I am overall stronger. Due to the results and simply because I enjoy Pilates, I will continue practicing the rest of my life! Debbie Rader Plano, Texas
I am a few months shy of my 37th birthday and I had my son 5 months ago. As most women know, with your second pregnancy the weight comes on more quickly and the body changes more rapidly. I could not exercise during this pregnancy but still maintained a reasonable weight gain (32 pounds). What I did notice this time was that my stomach did not return as quickly and it almost seemed as though my organs were not in the right place and it was painful to even try and suck my tummy in. I started my Pilates journey when my son was about 3 months old. It was very difficult and the abdominal work seemed daunting for this one time athlete. I have to say that after one series, I had my body back and was beginning to feel great. I have exercised my entire life and I have never felt so strong or flexible before. If you want to put your body back together again, especially after a pregnancy, there is nothing I would more strongly recommend. Deanna is demanding and keeps me disciplined which is fantastic. There is no slacking with these workouts. If you stick with it, you will not be sorry. An additional benefit that I noticed is that I have less body aches and pains when I am consistent. I am on my feet a lot during the day and am bending over and twisting in awkward positions and Deanna’s Pilates workouts really keeps me tuned up and capable to accomplish of any physical challenges my job presents. Nicole Sivie, DDS Plano, Texas
May I take this opportunity to highly recommend Ms. Deanna Lesmeister as an excellent physical therapist/health and fitness coach. Ms. Lesmeister has instructed me for several weeks in the Pilates physical system, for rehabilitation subsequent to a serious and debilitating injury and resulting surgery. The orthopedic surgeon who is my treating physician is in total agreement that is extremely important for post-surgical patients to retrain the whole body rather than just the injured area. He was happy to write me a prescription for Ms. Lesmeister to use the Pilates system as a rehabilitation technique. Ms. Lesmeister is a registered physical therapist as well as Pilates coach, she clearly understands the complexities of the human anatomy. Although I have only had eight Pilates sessions and need much more rehabilitation, I can already see a difference in my level of body strength and muscle tone. Ms. Lesmeister is willing to adapt exercises to meet the personal needs of her clients, and she is very knowledgeable, professional and enthusiastic about her chose profession. It is a pleasure to work with her and I am happy to recommend her to anyone who needs/requests her services. Ann K. Delaney, Ed.D. Dallas Texas
I started Pilates when I was 58. I am now 61 and have found that Pilates has helped me maintain my core strength and helped me improve my balance, which is so important for the older adult to prevent falls. In addition, several other physiological conditions that deal with elimination have been improved through the core exercises. Thank you so much for being the excellent, caring and generous instructor that you are. Ginny Lindsey Dallas Texas
When I first began going to D’Pilates I had a low self-esteem and needed a change! I needed to work out my mind and body and that what Deanna helped me accomplish. Just after a few weeks, I felt stronger, more flexible and started to feel better about myself. I would have never thought Pilates could make me look and feel better about myself…but it has done wonders. Thanks, Deanna, for helping me become a better me. Holly Gaston Plano Texas
Deanna, I just got home from a day at the golf course and wanted to write you about the difference you have made in my golf game. I have been playing golf since I was six years old; however, the last ten years I haven’t been able to play as much because of starting my own business. As a result, my game hasn’t been as good as it once was. For example, my drives off the tee had shortened by almost 50 yards over the last many years. As you can imagine, my scores began to increase. Well, as a result of your Pilates instruction over the last month, my flexibility and strength have almost regain their levels of my earlier years resulting in increased drives off the tee back to where they once were. I can’t thank you enough for your patience in working with me and my middle-aged body. Garry Brownfield, MBA, CFP GB Financial Services , LLC Dallas Texas
We’ve been immensely impressed and satisfied with Deanna’s Pilates circuit. The workout is completely personalized and extremely effective. We both have athletic backgrounds and train on a regular basis. Deanna’s routines will tap into physical and mental development that is unmatched in the fitness industry. The D’ Pilates studio (conveniently located in Legacy Village) has an inviting vibe. Deanna’s extroverted and professional style, parlayed with her state of the art equipment, spawns a workout like no other. The intimacy of the private sessions (we take the class as a couple) is ideal for everyone who is serious about impacting positive changes in their mind and body. Beginners will be tediously instructed, while the most advanced will be challenged to optimal levels. Thank you. Jamie Pritschow CWKB Home Frisco Texas
Even though I’ve worked with many trainers over the years and have taken many Yoga classes, some Pilates classes and paid more gym fees than I care to admit, I have never experienced the level of satisfaction that I have after my Pilates sessions with Deanna. She has a unique ability to not only focus on you, but to know what you need from each session. There is continuous flow to each session rather than continuous starting and stopping. I am able to feel my body and my mind connect and now have a heightened awareness of that connection all the time. Even though it’s only been a few short weeks, I can feel that change is beginning to take place. The tension through my shoulders and neck area are nearly gone! I love it that you can make every moment count! It is certainly rewarding and also fun to learn the exercises that require strength, balance and coordination. With Deanna’s help, I will enjoy all the benefits that Pilates can bring. Lynn Harris Plano Texas
As an overweight, middle-aged desk worker, I had to find something. Pilates has made me leaner, stronger and more focused. More importantly, I feel better about myself and what I am accomplishing. Thanks, Deanna! Daniel Crain Plano, TX
I signed up for Deanna’s Pilates training to improve flexibility in order to regain distance in my golf game. The results have exceeded my expectations. Deanna’s instructions has yielded an unexpected side benefit – I am aware of my posture and body movements as never before. This awareness is of daily benefit to me. Hall Johnson, Regional Manager KEECO, LLC Plano, TX
D’Pilates has made a huge impact in my life! I have never been an exercise nut but after experiencing D’Pilates – I am enjoying going to classes at least four times a week. All of the instructors at D’Pilates offer a unique experience. They are willing to show you the correct form and stress the importance of quality versus quantity. I enjoy the small class size as I feel that it allows the instructors to offer modifications to the exercises and help me on a more personalized level. After only a month of going to D’Pilates – I have already had people comment on the changes that they can see in my body, talk about MOTIVATION! Thanks D’Pilates! Regards, Angela Dallas, TX