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Founders' Bios

Lindsay G. Merrithew

Lindsay G. Merrithew

President and CEO
Co-founder, Merrithew Health & Fitness™

Lindsay Merrithew is the driving force behind the growth of Merrithew Health & Fitness, and its premium fitness brands: STOTT PILATES®, ZEN•GA™, CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™ and Total Barre™. He was nominated twice for Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award and is a five-time recipient of PROFIT Magazine’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies award.

In addition to directing and growing the fully integrated business from a visionary and strategic point-of-view, he has been instrumental in designing, producing and marketing the company’s extensive equipment and video lines. To date, he has developed dozens of commercial products and has executive produced over 170 fitness DVDs for the professional and consumer markets.

Lindsay is a member of Ontario’s prestigious Innovators Alliance for elite entrepreneurs, and is consulted regularly by the trade and business media. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Performing Arts in New York City.

Moira Merrithew

Moira Merrithew

Executive Director of Education
Co-founder, Merrithew Health & Fitness™

After an accomplished career as principal dancer with the City Ballet of Toronto and the Atlantic Ballet Company, Moira Merrithew went on to retrain and certify as a Pilates instructor under the tutelage of Romana Kryzanowska at the original studio founded by the late Joseph H. Pilates.

Together with President and CEO of Merrithew Health & Fitness, Lindsay G. Merrithew, she has spent over two decades promoting the benefits of responsible exercise through their brands STOTT PILATES®, ZEN•GA™, CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™, and Total Barre™. Working closely with a team of physical therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, they ensure all programming is aligned with current scientific and biomechanical research. This clear and detailed approach forms the basis for STOTT PILATES training and certification programs.

In addition to overseeing the creation of the curricula and support materials for the company’s Education & Certification programs, Moira is a content creator and featured performer in their extensive DVD series. She has also trained such high profile athletes as former Toronto Maple Leaf goalie Ed Belfour and tennis great Martina Navratilova. A published author and media personality, she is actively involved in the company’s Fit Kids program, and presents at numerous fitness industry events.