Private Training and Pilates

Semi-Private Training and Pilates

Group Fitness- Core, Strength Training, Fitness 101, and Functional Flexability

Massage Therapy

BEMER sessions 



Yes! Our group fitness class training plan which allows you to attend ALL of our group fitness classes. 

 Our Semi-Private training plan allows you to attend any Pilates groups or strength training groups.

No. You only pay for the services you choose to use, such as Private Training, Semi-Private Training, or Group Fitness. Those training plans are monthly autopays.

Yes, we require that you to sign in ahead online throught the MINDBODY app or website. This reserves your place in a group fitness class or a semi private group.

You are welcome to come to any class in your plan, either as a drop-in client or a regular weekly client. Class sizes are limited based on equipment available or studio size.

  • CORE: We offer Core class each week on Saturday morning. 
  • STRENGTH TRAINING: We offer weekly strength classes held on T/Th.  
  • FUNCTIONAL FLEXABILITY: We offer one class each week on Monday and Friday mornings
  • FITNESS 101: We offer this class weekly on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
  • SEMI-PRIVATE TRAINING: We offer Pilates Equipment groups and strength training groups (2-4 clients)at various times Mon-Sat. 

Yes. Many of our clients enjoy the benefits from the combination of our services. We customize plan to fit your goals, exercise experience, and help you find what you enjoy the most!

Our group fitness classes range from 4-10 clients, depending on the class. 

Our Semi-Private groups are 2-4 clients.

We focus on small class sizes and pride ourselves in phenomenal customer service and personal attention to help you get the results you are looking for!



All services are paid for by auto payments via ACH or credit card every 4 weeks, with 6 or 12 month committment options. You can also purchase drop-ins for all of our services (private, semi-private, and group) online through your MINDBODY account or the App. We also customize packages for those who travel, or need additional options for short term packages. 


Both of the massage therapists schedule appointments directly with their clients. If you are interested in booking a massage session, please contact the therapist of your choice by clicking on the Massage Therapy tab on the home page or picking up their business card in our lobby. Their background and contact information is listed on the FITNESS By Desing page under Massage Therapy.

The massage therapists are at our same location as our fitness studios ~ 4715 Grand Ave. Please enter the Studio East door closest to Polk Blvd, near the sandwich board on the sidewalk. Your massage therapist will meet you in the lobby. The massage rooms are in the hallway just past the lobby.


Yes. Download the MINDBODY app for free on your iPhone or Android. Use it to reserve your place in a group, check class schedule, PT or Pilates appoinments, see your visits and more! It's a convenient way to stay connected and updated with FITNESS By Design when you are away from your computer.

  1. Go to and click on the MINDBODY button in the FITNESS tab on the menu.
  2. Sign in with your email and password. 
  3. Click on CLASSES to view the schedeule and sign in to a class or group. You can also click on the various tabs at the top to view class schedule, manage your account, see your visits, etc.

Parking & Directions

Our Des Moines studio faces Grand Avenue and the Art Center. However, our parking lot entrance is one block north of Grand, off of Ingersoll Ave. Take Polk Blvd to the 4-way stop intersection at Ingersoll Ave. Go left (west) and take an immediate left into the long driveway south of Ingersoll. Park in the lot and take the stairs down to Grand Ave level and enter either Studio West or East doors on your left.

You can also park on Polk Blvd and walk on the Grand Ave sidewalk past one house on Polk and enter the studio doors.



There is 1 location on Grand Avenue in Des Moines across from the Des Moines Art Center.

Our Grand Ave location offers:

FITNESS: Private and Semi-Private training, as well as group fitness classes.

MASSAGE: There are also two massage therapists at that location.

BEMER: We have a BEMER studio and offer sessions, rentals for home use, and purchase options.