Deanna is a rarity in the Pilates world, an experienced Pilates professional with a strong background in Physical Therapy and Fitness. She has a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Boston Univeristy and has a Masters degree in Gerontology (the study of the human aging process) from Wichita State University. Deanna has been a practicing licensed Physical Therapist for over 20 years. By combining her professional medical education and drawing on her extensive knowledge of the Pilates exercise repertoire, she is able to focus on the relationship between body and mind and how it affects ones’ complete health picture. Certifications include Physical Mind Pilates Mat, New York Power Pilates mat and equipment, Michael Miller Mat/Equipment Pilates, Polestar Rehab Specialist; Certified Weight Trainer and Personal Trainer in the Pilates method, the C.H.E.K. (Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology), Holistic Lifestyle Coach and is a National Clinical Instructor for Pilates, Strength Training, Yoga and Senior Strength Training for baby boomers. She has developed and continues to teach educational programs for health care professionals, integrating Pilates and rehabilitation, both locally and nationally, and is currently an instructor in the Physical Therapy program at Kaplan College in Dallas, TX.
Deanna is the founder and owner of d’Pilates since its inception in 2005, and is also the President of Healthy World Enterprises, a continuing education business, providing certifications to Physical and Occupational Therapists, as well as other Health Care professionals.
“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” -Zig Zigler “Have a HAPPY HEALTHY Day” , “Love, Laugh, Live” – in memory of my dearest client, friend, mentor, colleauge the late Susan Nicole Loper; in spirit we are never apart!
Joyce found the discipline of yoga 4 years ago when an injury prevented her from doing high impact exercises. After experiencing the many benefits of this ancient form of discipline, she realized that she wanted to share it with others. Joyce is certified with Purple Lotus Yoga Teacher Training (200 hours Yoga Alliance Approved). She also has a BBA in Finance. Her other interests are Pilates and Spinning. Yoga is a journey and she looks forward daily to continuing her journey by growing her personal practice and sharing it with others.
“Yoga is stilling the activities of the mind.” – Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra