Dara Driessea

Dara Driessea

Elite Training

26 years of experience

About Dara

Dara D. has been dancing for over 38 years and holds a B.A. in Theater Arts and Dance from Santa Clara University, California. She was born and raised in San Francisco, California. She is in her 23rd year of teaching Pilates, Dance, and Fitness to students of all ages. Dara is a Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Pilates and Dance Instructor specializing in Barre, PiYo, Yoga, Zumba, Step Aerobics, Cardio KickBoxing, TRX, Pre-Natal, Stretch, HardCore Abs and More! Dara holds her New Jersey Substitute Teaching Credential for Vocational Arts/Dance. Dara believes that in dance and fitness there are no limits! Life is NOT a dress rehearsal! Dara loves meeting new members!


Pre/Post Natal
Core Training
Form Correction
Physical and Occupational Therapy
Cardio & HIIT
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Mantra to live by

Life is NOT a Dress Rehearsal

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Raising 3 kiddos

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What clients are saying

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S Sforza
Los Angeles
Dara is great at identifying what you need work on and motivating you to push yourself to your potential
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J Dods
Amazing workout. Dara always has new ways to move your body. Today was double bands (arms and legs!) and multi-directional movements. Great for strength AND stability!
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L Maddox
Los Angeles
enjoyed my first session with you!!!
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Great, we jumped right in. Love her energy!
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J Guss
Energetic, enthusiastic, supportive, high energy.
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T Frye
Great session!! It's amazing how strength training combined with dancing can really lead to a #sweatfest!! Love it!! :-)
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J Smith
New York
Dara's dance class was super fun! She made the moves perfectly challenging for me!
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d beaudry
Dara is a multidimensional talent, a wholistic practioner,
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R Kreher
Simply awesome 1st traning session in Pilates. If I had 4 thumbs, I'd give Dara 4 thumbs up. Will definitely book again.
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