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™ and CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training. 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.