Even after nearly 20 years Dorothy never fails to come up with new and interesting exercises to make me ever stronger and more flexible (very necessary as I get older!). She is great about modifying exercises to accommodate aches, pains and injuries. And on top of it all, she is fun to work with!
As someone who spent most of my adult life avoiding instead of embracing exercise, it is a joy to have found Personal Pilates Plus – Dorothy Stewart has kept me engaged and active with a regular schedule of ever-changing and ever-challenging Pilates workouts for almost twelve years. She is Dallas’ best-kept secret!
It is a joy to do Pilates with Dorothy Stewart. She has a wealth of knowledge about exercise and the human body, and her emphasis on motivating you to reach for the next level of fitness in a way that minimizes your chance of injury is really special.
Dorothy is motivational in the best sense of the word. She encourages me to be eat well, exercise more, and generally be my best self without ever being judgmental.
I hate to exercise. Always have. But Dorothy Stewart at Personal Pilates Plus has changed all that. I have been working with her for a little more than six months and never plan to stop. There is no cheating, no short cuts around Dorothy – nothing gets past her. She is dedicated to her craft and challenges your limits and beyond.
The sessions are challenging but the benefits are tangible. She always gives her all and expects nothing less from her clients. Her knowledge of anatomy and physiology is amazing! I have arthritis in my ankle and recently fell and bruised several ribs but through our sessions she was able to address my injuries so that they didn’t cause any more pain. I have made steady progress and become stronger – all thanks to her.
With Dorothy, you’ll look forward to your workouts. They’re great fun!
When I started working with Dorothy almost twenty years ago, my mantra was “feel better, look better, last longer.” I think that all of that is still true. I also think that Dorothy has done a great job over those twenty years of matching the exercises to me so that I get what I need when I need it.
I have been studying Pilates for three years and working with Dorothy for a little over one. I’ve worked with some of the best Pilates instructors in New York but Dorothy is truly special. I am privileged to have her as a teacher. She has a wonderful uplifting and positive manner and is relentless in making me believe I can do anything — even the most advanced exercises. She brings a unique creativity and energy to every session as well as a critical eye for what I am not doing correctly and immediately makes adjustments – sometimes they are small, but have huge results.
Dorothy thinks outside the box to keep me engaged and excited about our workouts. Every week I learn something new. She doesn’t merely provide me with an incredibly fun and challenging workout; she teaches proper form and alignment so I will be able to safely continue my Pilates practice for years to come.
Working with Dorothy is the best thing I could do for my body and mind. I definitely see and feel the benefit of her training techniques. She has a tremendous breadth of experience as well as a extraordinary knowledge of the body, which combined with her unrelenting enthusiasm and ability to motivate has inspired me to move out of my comfort zone during our sessions.
Whatever your goals are — losing weight, improving posture and balance, increasing flexibility, improving core strength — Dorothy will help you achieve them. Pilates can really make a difference in your health without taking a toll on your body. I’m living proof.