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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.

Gayle Eubanks

Equilibrium Mind-Body Fitness
West Bloomfield, Michigan United States

Gayle became a fully certified STOTT PILATES instructor in 2000 then went on to become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health  & Fitness specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2003. Gayle holds a B. A. in dance from Michigan State University and performed professionally as a leading dancer with Harbinger Dance Company for 12 years. She enjoys mentoring Pilates students enrolled in Equilibrium’s comprehensive training program: helping them to determine the best ways to make Pilates effective for themselves and their future clients. She is very passionate about helping her clients stay active throughout their lives. Gayle is a Breast Cancer Post-Rehab Specialist, certified through the Pink Ribbon Program. She is trained in the Gyrotonic Expansion System, TRX Suspension System and TRX Rip Training. She is also a MELT Hand and Foot Instructor.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
B.A. Dance, Michigan State University, TRX, Melt Hand and Foot, Pink Ribbon

Gidget Anthony

The Designed Body Pilates Studio
Plano, Texas USA

Gidget became a fully certified STOTT PILATES® instructor in 2004 and began her instructor trainer training in 2006. She is currently an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES and Total BarreTM.   Gidget is the owner of The Designed Body Pilates Studio in Plano, TX and in 2012 proudly became an official Licensed Training Center.  Her studio has twice been voted Best Pilates Studio in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and she takes great pride in owning a studio that houses the education of Merrithew Health & Fitness and a client base that both values and appreciates what this studio has to offer.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, Total Barre
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Haley Shoor


New York, New York USA

Haley Buzbee Shoor is an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels and in Matwork. Haley found Pilates through her ballet training in Florida. After completing her training, she focused on teaching post-injury clients and clients with special needs. She is also a personal trainer certified through the American Council on Exercise and likes to bridge the gap between mind-body exercise and resistance training. Haley has taught in a variety of settings including gyms, corporate facilities, in-home private clients and several Pilates studios. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Chair, Cadillac, Barrels
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Holly Furgason

Blue Sparrow Pilates
San Francisco, California USA

Holly received her STOTT PILATES® certification in 2001 and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2011 and CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™  in 2013.  She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance from the University of Michigan, and a Masters of Fine Arts is Choreography and Performance from Mills College in Oakland, California.  Holly is the founder and CEO of Blue Sparrow Pilates; a Licensed Training Center located in San Francisco.  With her passion for dance and her wide ranging experience in teaching movement, she offers over a decade of experience working with a wide-ranging clientele, from the highest-level of athletes to rehabilitation.  Holly is dedicated to helping students master the skills required to become successful fitness professionals, and is driven to share her knowledge and excitement with new teachers. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, CORE™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BFA, MFA

Ineke Rush

Mindful Movement Collective
Newark, California USA

Ineke Rush began her training in Pilates at the age of 12 in New York City with Carola Trier, a colleague and student of Joseph Pilates, whom she trained with extensively for 2 years. After a 10 year career as a professional ballet and modern dancer, Ineke pursued her Pilates certification with STOTT PILATES. She is fully certified to work with all levels as well as those with post rehab injuries and other special conditions. An Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ since 2004, she has taught STOTT PILATES certification courses and workshops all over the Bay Area and Northern California. In 2006 Ineke opened Mindful Movement Collective, a movement and wellness center which became a MH&F Licensed Training Center in 2008. She is certified by the American Council on Exercise as a Personal Trainer and is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio in massage therapy. She is also on faculty at Ohlone College in Fremont and Newark, CA as both a Pilates and ballet instructor.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
ACE, CMT, Adjunct Faculty at Ohlone College