Denise Marshall

Bryan, TX 77808-9132

I have been teaching group fitness since 1989. Over the last two decades of teaching, I have experienced many different stages of life all while trying to maintain my personal well-being and health: young and resilient; during pregnancies; working full or part-time jobs; expat living; training for a specific event/race or simply training for active and functional living; and presently--maintaining fitness as the body ages. These experiences, as well as the incorporation of knowledge of health and fitness elements that the fitness industry regularly avails, have allowed me to build a foundation that has proven effective for assisting clients with various needs and goals. My goal is to strive for and teach optimal health in a world where social and personal pressures seem to conviscate our time, attention, energy, and emotions. For me, fitness is ONE element of optimal health. A well-being that initiates with my relationship with the Lord and knowing Him through His Word. For me, this is the foundation of health.

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About Me


  • BSc., Exercise Physiolgy/Kinesiology, Angelo State University
  • Physical & Health Education, Angelo State University

Certifications / Trainings

Merrithew™ - AM- Advanced Matwork (L2)
Merrithew™ - IM or CMR - Matwork L1
ACE - Certified Group Fitness Instructor
YMCA - aquatics instructor
Agency Unavailable
YMCA - stability ball training
Agency Unavailable

CPR Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Mar 10, 2015

AED Certified

American Heart Association
Expires: Mar 10, 2015
American Heart Association Heart Saver AED
Expires: Dec 31, 1969

Liability Insurance

Additional Information


$40.00 / hr, Private Sessions

Payment Methods

Cash, Personal Checks

Years Experience


Awards & Accomplishments

Languages Spoken




9 Reviews

5.0 out of 5 Stars

  • by Shereen Tadros on Sep 29, 2012

    I have joined Denise's pilates classes for about a year in Dubai. As a person, Denise has such positive energy, she is a great example of a healthy person in her personal life, you get right in the mood for the exercises soon as she walks in the hall as she always believes and enjoys the exercises herself. She is conscious of having a healthy diet and even goes for a 4K run after each class. She does set the right example. Denise is always very pleasant, spontaneous, always welcoming, flexible and friendly person yet she is also very honest, practical, direct and enormously focused which does not allow her kindness to be misused or misinterpreted. The perfect mix that allows her to steer a class without a sweat. Denise is also very professional, never bringing any personal issues to the class and never allowing any external factors to influence her commitment. She's always there and it's always easy going no matter how hard our muscles are working! As a teacher Denise has amazing qualities. She could communicate and explain very smoothly, accurately and influentially. It comes naturally, she does not exert any effort trying to bring the message across. Her voice is well heard and she expresses very clear just at the first time. This is her natural talent, so no time wasted on communication. She is very sensitive to the different capabilities within the group. She could sense this in no time and adjust the exercises to the different levels within the group. She delegates tasks to the more advanced ones if she feels some would need more guidance in the group which is a great advantage to everyone and no one feels on hold on account of others. She levels up or down perfectly and easily, always has a plan for everyone. No one is ever left out. Not to mention how Denise participates on regular basis in various learning channels in order to stay updated and to enhance her knowledge and use the latest practises in pilates. To conclude, a great person, a great example, an amazing teacher, continuously prepared and up to date and a real blessing in all aspects to anyone she knows.

  • by onicha okennedy on Sep 28, 2011

    I have been doing Pliates for a number of years and she is excellent at managing a class at diffirent levels and keeping everybody motived. She also inspires her students to do their best but in a very repectful way of each students' capability. She is always on time and vary the class content in such a way that one can improve but not grow bored with repetitive move all the time. A great instructor for any level and truly someone who walks the talk!

  • by Robin A. on Sep 26, 2011

    I have been doing Pilates and yoga for fifteen years, and Denise is by far the best instructor I have ever had. She makes work-outs fun, even while the practice grows increasingly challenging. She is very aware of the different levels of ability and drive in her students and differentiates her lessons for the various levels in her classes. Denise cares that each student does the exercises properly to minimize risk if injury and maximize benefits. Her ability to communicate is excellent. She is also just a lovely person, sharing positive energy every day. I look forward to her classes and miss them when we are "off season."

  • by Solomon Judson Anuparthi on Sep 26, 2011

    Solomon Judson.

    I have never come across in my life like Ms.Denise who is very patient in explaining every moment with smile I have come across great teachers in diffrent subjects and in diffrent sport activities but they loose their patience Ms.Denise is entirely diffrent person who makes very comfortable while you learn and practice.I have greatly blessed and benifited by her Pilates classes.

  • by User on Sep 26, 2011

    Getting to discover Pilates with Denise is a chance because you would discover muscles you would never have guessed were existing in your body!
    Denise is a fantastic teacher,she puts a lot of energy in her classes, she gets a lot involved, she cares for her students correcting the postures and adapting to each level.
    Apart from that, Denise is a beautiful person "outside and inside" and makes people feel good. I guess , she is also a great coach!


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