Gidget Anthony

Owner of The Designed Body

Gidget opened The Designed Body in 2003 shortly after her daughter was born.  With Pilates, she felt she had finally found what she had been looking for in the field of movement and fitness.  For the past 20 years she has worn many hats in this field, but with integrated movement and conscious life choices she feels finally at “home”.  Her Pilates studio was awarded Best Pilates Studio in Dallas 5 times, an honor she is very proud of.  As she has continued to train in more modalities, her life’s passion has evolved as well.  After 15 years of owning a commercial studio, Gidget now works with her clients in a private home studio located in Plano.  This has allowed her to prioritize her role as mom and trainer.

She considers herself a knowledge “junkie” and has spent the past few years expanding her knowledge into the field of the fascial system.  Acquiring additional knowledge of how the body is designed to work and how we can achieve our goals has become her passion.  She has most recently become a Licensed GYROTONIC® Apprentice.  “The first time I was on the Gyrotonic pulley tower my entire physical body and nervous system found a place of such calm and peace I knew I had found my new movement home.  I describe it as a movement meditation”

In 2014, my son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 8.  This was a life changing event for my entire family.  My desire to educate myself on how to create and maintain his health lead me into my health coaching career.  What I have learned though the 2 programs I attended as well as the many mentors I choose to learn from has changed my family’s health.  Not only regarding our relationship with food, but also how we address movement, sleep and play.  I am inspired to share this with any and everyone I can help.

I want to assist you on your journey

Contact me at or by phone at (972) 943-0001


Pilates/Movement Certifications:

  • Merrithew™ Lead Instructor Trainer for STOTT PILATES® Mat, Reformer, CCB and ISP
  • Fascial Movement Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™
  • Total Barre™ Instructor Trainer
  • Licensed GYROTONIC® Apprentice

Fascial Stretch Therapy Certifications:

  • FST (Fascial Stretch Therapy) Level 3 Fitness Specialist
  • Life Stretch Certified

Health Coaching Trainings:

  • Primal Health Coach
  • IIN Health Coach

Additional Trainings:

  • ZEN•GA™ Mat and Equipment Certified
  • TRX Suspension Training Certified
  • Fascial Dissection training with Tom Myers