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Anyone can make you sweat.

Anyone can pump their fist and urge you on for one more rep.

But can they get the best from you?… And produce the best, lasting results FOR you?

Arthur Dunbar is more than a fit body and a few encouraging catch phrases.

He is a dedicated fitness professional with more than 20 years of bringing health and life goals to reality. For each of his clients, Mr. Dunbar crafts comprehensive wellness strategies that achieve the clients’ individual goals and needs.

From seniors with physical challenges to elite athletes, performers, and models, Arthur Dunbar inspires his clients and produces health and fitness results that last.

In addition to being a certified personal trainer, Arthur is an accomplished and licensed Pilates instructor. His innovative approach and exceptional results, have landed him in several major publications including: The Beacon, AARP, The Wichita Eagle, and The Salina Journal newspaper. Perhaps even more important than his stellar qualifications, is his ability to drive, inspire, and connect with his clients. There’s no certification or license that covers engaging personalities, but if there were, Arthur would probably be teaching it!

By incorporating Pilates with weight training and cardio, Arthur enjoys unique success helping his clients to achieve flexibility, athleticism, core strength, and an ideal healthy body weight. In addition to his training activities, he is currently the owner of DC Pilates – a pilates studio located in Washington, DC.

Before becoming a full-time fitness coach and entrepreneur, Arthur was a competitive dancer at the highest levels for more than a dozen years.

After more than two decades as a fitness professional, Arthur’s passion for his work is stronger than ever. His infectious energy and expertise continue to lift clients of every level to reach their goals and live better lives. And his diverse skills and background, coupled with his easy vibe, make him an ideal addition to any successful fitness team.


Karla Brooks is a native Washingtonian. She graduated from Duke Ellington School of the Arts where she majored in classical ballet. She danced professionally for over a decade with various ballet companies throughout the states. Karla was introduced to the Pilates discipline during her dance career. She has over 20 years of personal  Pilates practice and teaching experience.

Karla was a member of the teaching faculty at Body Arts and Science International(BASI), an internationally recognized certifying organization.  She remains a featured model in many of BASI’s study guides and manuals.
Karla’s fitness background includes certifications from the American Council on Exercise(Health Coach)AFAA(Group Exercise Instructor) Healthy Mom’s Fitness(Perinatal Specialist) and BASI(Comprehensive Pilates).
Courtney Puidk
RD, Stott Instructor