D.K. Body Balancing, Pilates By Dolly is an all-inclusive Pilates company that focuses not only on health and fitness but also training and certification with detail in anatomy and injury prevention.
PILATES BY DOLLY
WHO WE ARE
Our instructors and routines emphasize stretching and limberness, stress continuous motion, muscle control and strength.
At D.K. Body Balancing, a variety of Pilates specific exercise equipment is used including; Reformers, Trapeze Tables, Combination Chairs , Ladder Barrels and GYROTONIC EXPANSION® Equipment.
The equipment is designed to use springs and your body weight, together, as the main source and cause of the desired level of resistance. This is different than traditional weight-bearing exercises that are found in gyms, with this resistance-based exercise, your muscles engage to do the work throughout the entire move, without using gravity to assist you.
Because the exercises are done slowly and controlled, with close attention to form, correct posture and movement, injury is avoided and concentration stimulates your mind, body and soul like nothing before.
In addition to the extensive equipment based routines, we also teach a variety of floor exercises.
Each exercise routine is individualized and designed specifically for you to help target your body’s individual areas of weakness, to strengthen and balance your body bilaterally (both sides equally) and help you improve your overall strength and flexibility.
OUR FOUNDER: Dolly Kelepecz
Dolly Kelepecz has been a professional dancer for over thirty years. She danced with Los Angeles Ballet, Nevada Dance Theatre, Zurich Opera Ballet, Houston Ballet, Circus Knie and was the lead singer and dancer at the famed Lido Show at the Stardust Hotel in Las Vegas. Dolly also founded her own dance company the Opus Dance Ensemble. She is currently a part time faculty member with the U.N.L.V. Dance Department where she teaches both Ballet and Pilates. The U.N.L.V. Dance Department has included Dolly’s pilates classes as part of the curriculum required for dance majors to graduate. In 2008 she was recognized as the Part-Time Instructor of the Year.
Dolly is a certified Pilates instructor and owner of Pilates By Dolly Studios. She received her Pilates certification in 1987 from Eve Gentry and Elizabeth Larkin in San Francisco, California. After returning from San Francisco Dolly introduced Pilates to the city of Las Vegas, opening up Las Vegas’ FIRST Pilates studio. In 1997, she trademarked her own method of instruction called the D.K. Body Balancing Method.
Dolly has traveled throughout the world certifying others in the D.K. Body Balancing Method. Her instructors are successfully working in her own studios and also studios located in Australia, Canada, Mexico, Japan, Russia, Israel, and Spain and throughout the entire United States.
Now 25 years later, she has expanded her business to Japan, Korea, and Mexico and has multiple studios locally, throughout the U.S. and Internationally. She has worked with celebrities, professional athletes, dancers and personal clients. She also developed an At Risk Youth Program with Nevada Dance Theater to inspire at risk children.
Dolly has published Pilates books in Japanese and Korean and also has her own line of Video/DVD’s. She has hosted Pilates fitness programs, airing five days a week on her own television show called Healthy Lifestyles, to promote health and wellness.
Her education also includes Physical Therapy, Massage Therapy, and Alexander & Feldenkrais techniques. Dolly was certified in the GYROTONIC® Method in 2000 and uses that as well as the Art Forms System in her studios in Las Vegas.
In addition to her Pilates By Dolly studios, Dolly has established studios for many facilities, including hospitals, physical therapy clinics and chiropractic offices. She has also developed programs for the Houston Ballet, Nevada Ballet Theater, Wynn Resorts and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.