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Instructor Trainers

The STOTT PILATES® Faculty, or members of our esteemed team of Instructor Trainers, is made up of highly qualified and internationally sought-after educators who are known for their dedication, professionalism and attention to detail.   All of our faculty members hold full certification in the STOTT PILATES method and have achieved additional designations to complement their training. A diverse group, they come from various backgrounds including physical therapy, exercise science, athletic therapy, dance and group and personal fitness training to name a few. Every member of the team strives to uphold the highest standards of training that have been developed worldwide.

Elisha Elliott

Real Pilates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

While completing her Journalism degree in Australia, Elisha found Pilates and fell in love! She spent her college breaks taking multiple classes and she eventually studied to become a Fully Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor as well as a Cert IV Personal Trainer. The STOTT PILATES method of exercise and contemporary approach to mind-body fitness peaked Elisha’s interest and so in 2012, she was accepted into the STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer Program at the headquarters in Toronto. Currently an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES, CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™,  and ZEN•GA™. She continues to attend a variety of courses and workshops to make sure her knowledge is always up-to-date.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, ZEN•GA™, CORE™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Elizabeth Cooper

Pilates Certification Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

Elizabeth became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2000, and moved on to become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2003.  A graduate of the Senior Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers, Elizabeth is the co-director of Momentum Arial & Acrobatic Troupe, and is also an aerial dance performer and choreographer.   In addition to her STOTT PILATES instructing, Elizabeth specializes in teaching and performing aerial silks, hoop, hammock, and static trapeze.  

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BA Hons

Erika Fehler


Ciudad De Buenos Aires, Buenos Aries Argentina

Erika began her STOTT PILATES® education in 2005 and followed the path towards becoming a Full Certified Instructor.  She became a certified Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ in 2007.

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

Fabiana Silva


Sao Paulo, Brazil

Fabiana began her STOTT PILATES® education in 2002 and followed the path towards becoming a Full Certified Instructor.  She became a certified Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ in 2006.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Fabio Brasiliense Fernandes

CPA Pilates
São Paulo, Brazil

Fabio was first introduced to the STOTT PILATES® method in 2007 while finishing his education in Physical Education. He fell in love with the method and became certified as a STOTT PILATES instructor in 2008, sharing the passion and benefits of the method with clients of all levels and ages. In 2011, he became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES and has been teaching the method throughout Brazil since then. A passionate mountain biker for over 20 years, Fabio has competed in some major events in Brazil and now rides just for fun!

 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels , CORE™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
Physical Education at Universidade de Sao Paulo