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Adriana Rotella

International Training Centre
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Adriana Rotella was first introduced to the STOTT PILATES® method in 1999 when she was strengthening her training as a volleyball player.  After falling in love with Pilates, she became a fully certified STOTT PILATES Instructor in 2000 and then, inspired by the results she saw in her clients and her drive to further her career, excelled to become an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2003. Adriana's IT status has enabled her to teach as a Lead Instructor Trainer. Adriana has taught certification programs in Toronto and to students from around the world as well as at sites in over 10 countries. She has been a featured performer in several MERRITHEW DVD's and has participated in a number of  international fitness conferences including Can-Fit-Pro & the Body Mind Spirit Conference. Her knowledge and understanding of the Pilates method continues to inspire her students and clients to continue mastering the technique for their own personal growth and achievement. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP
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AfetBurcu Ozturk


Istanbul, Turkey

Burcu was born in Turkey in 1981and has been involved in sports all her life. She played semi-professional tennis in junior leagues and as well as varsity basketball. After graduating from Robert College, she went on to study at Syracuse University, receiving her bachelor’s degree in 2003 from the School of Arts and Sciences in fashion design.  After suffering a ski accident in her senior year of college, she started Pilates as a method of rehabilitation. This treatment turned into a passion over time.  Although she started working as a junior designer at an international fashion label, her passion for Pilates only got stronger.  She dabbled in various Pilates programs but became convinced that the STOTT PILATES® system was far more innovative and the most scientific program she had experienced.  Her decision led her to submerge herself fully in the method and permanently movement back to Istanbul where she founded her studio, Hero House Pilates. In 2013, she became one of only two Instructor Trainers for Merrithew Health & Fitness™, specializing in STOTT PILATES in Turkey. She enjoys teaching Pilates to clients and training new instructors in her studio.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Aimee McDonald-Anderson

Equilibrium Mind-Body Fitness
Ann Arbor, Michigan USA

Aimee McDonald Anderson received her STOTT PILATES® certification in 1999 and became a certified Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2007. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance from the University of Michigan, and it is through dance that she first discovered Pilates. 

Aimee is the owner of The Movement Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, Gyrotonic Ann Arbor, and founder and choreographer for Terpsichore's Kitchen Dance Theatre. With her passion for dance and her wide ranging experience in teaching movement, Aimee is dedicated to increasing her clients’ fitness, while focusing on their mind-body awareness.


IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BFA

Alison Salmond

YMCAfit
London, England

With approximately 27 years in the fitness industry, Alison decided to expand her knowledge and wanted to study at more of a clinical level. She qualified as an osteopath in 2014 and now combines osteopathy with Pilates.  She has been an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® since 2007 and was awarded the prestigious title of Lead Instructor Trainer in 2012. She is also an IT in CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™. Alison is extremely passionate about Pilates, with a specific interest in how it can be used in the post rehabilitation process. She delivers a range of STOTT PILATES education at YMCA OneKX and is now in the process of working towards teaching STOTT PILATES rehabilitation programs too. Watch this space!

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, CORE™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
Masters of Exercise Science; Certificate of Education

Allyson Metcalf

Elements in Motion
Chicago, Illinois United States

Allyson Metcalf shares ownership and instructing responsibilities with her partner Martha at Kinematics Corps in La Grange, IL, a thriving Pilates studio in a thriving community.  Previously a personal trainer, fitness instructor, and fitness director of the Rich Port YMCA, Allyson dedicated herself professionally to the STOTT PILATES® method after having the good fortune to complete her training and certification with Vered Arbel.  She has served as an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES at Elements In Motion, a Licensed Training Center since 2008. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS: