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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.

Jenna Hansen

Intermountain Pilates Training Center | Floating IT
Salt Lake City, Utah USA

Jenna has a passion for life, the outdoors, education and people. She is an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels; Total Barre™, ZENGA™, and CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™. Along with teaching Pilates Jenna has also taught snowboarding, skiing, group fitness, weight training, and dance. She has taught dance and Pilates in New Zealand and was a Rafting and Hiking guide in Alaska. She has seen Pilates improve her time, endurance, technique and reduce injury on the many activities she does in her spare time from surfing to completing an IRONMAN. Jenna has competed and placed in marathons, triathlons, snowboarding, and dance competitions. Jenna has seen Pilates create miracles in the lives of her clients as well as in her own. Jenna’s philosophy is ‘If you can believe it, you can achieve it, so go out and do it’. Jenna is certified by the AFAA, the NSCA and Les Mills. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, a Masters in Education and a Secondary teaching license. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ZEN∙GA™, CORE™, Total Barr™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BFA, MEd, NASM, AFAA

Jessica Loncar


Sandy Springs, Georgia USA

After graduating from Tulane University and receiving her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1999, Jessica began practicing physical therapy in Atlanta.  Jessica's interest in Pilates was ignited after attending a mat course for healthcare professionals in 2002.  After incorporating Pilates exercises into her practice and seeing tremendous results with her clients, she pursued certification, and became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2008.  In early 2009, she became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES Rehab.  Currently, Jessica instructs clients with a wide range of abilities, connecting with them by using her technical knowledge and training to appropriately challenge them in the pursuit of their goals.  She specializes in acute and chronic spine conditions, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, sports medicine, orthopedic manual therapy and post operative rehabilitation.  Jessica is also a credentialed McKenzie Institute® Therapist.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Rehab
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
MS, PT, OCS, Cert. MDT

Jodi Solie Berger

Jodi’s Pilates Studio
Regina, Saskatchewan Canada

After becoming Regina’s first certified instructor in 2000, Jodi Berger founded Regina’s first Pilates studio in 2001 and has now established her studio as the only Merrithew Health & Fitness™ Licensed Training Centre in Saskatchewan.  Jodi is an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness, specializing in STOTT PILATES®, where she teaches courses, evaluates, and examines for STOTT PILATES certification. While rehabilitating an injured hip and knee, Jodi was introduced to Pilates and has worked with many clients since, from those chronic conditions and injuries, to athletes wanting to enhance their performance.  She holds Full Certification in Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, and Barrels, along with Injuries and Special Populations,  Jodi’s experience and expertise in Pilates, combined with her passion, enthusiasm, yet gentle approach along with over 15 years of teaching experience make her an exceptional instructor.

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

Josefin Ekström

Stockholm Pilates Center | Movement Studio Malmo
Malmö, Sweden

Josefin has been working full time with Pilates and movement for nearly ten years. She was born in Sweden where she actively trained in gymnastics until her mid-teens. While living in London in her early 20's she began suffering from back pain. It was then that she discovered Pilates and its amazing power to heal and strengthen the body. In 2005 she moved to the US and became a certified STOTT PILATES® instructor. Two years later, she became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES. In 2009 she opened her own studio in Malmö, Sweden: Movement Studio Malmö. Her studio is flourishing, and she enjoys training clients at all levels as well as running STOTT PILATES instructor Trainer courses. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Mat, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Judy Amira


Harare, Zimbabwe

Judy began her active lifestyle as a competitive ballroom dancer in Zimbabwe, and also as a member of the Zimbabwe National Aerobics team.  She became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2001 and an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2008.   Judy draws on her degree in applied nutrition, as well as her experience with personal training, therapeutic massage and injury rehabilitation when working with her Pilates clients.  She particularly enjoys working with students as they prepare for their examinations, and considers Postural Analysis and correction to be her passion.   

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