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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.

Gail Lewis

Mindful Movement Collective
Newark, California USA

Gail received her full certification as a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2004 and became an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2008.  She is a Gold Certified Pilates Instructor with the Pilates Method Alliance and is also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer.  She has complemented her Pilates training with Yoga teaching training courses.  In addition to her fitness credentials, Gail holds a B.S. degree in Finance from Santa Clara University in California and is an active paralegal.

Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ZEN•GA™, Total Barre™

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™ 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.

Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels
B.A. Dance, Michigan State University, TRX, Melt Hand and Foot, Pink Ribbon

Gigi Filer

Gigi’s Pilates Studio (Satellite for Victory Pilates)
Des Moines, Iowa USA

Gigi is one-half of the heartbeat of Gigi’s Pilates Studio & Personal Training. A Des Moines native and fitness expert with more than 18 years’ experience, Gigi’s passion for fitness began early when she earned her Bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Iowa State University. Since then she’s added certifications as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and the International Sports Conditioning Association (ISCA).Gigi also is an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES®, and is a certified breast cancer exercise specialist with the Pink Ribbon Program.

Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels

Haley Shoor

New York, New York USA

Haley Buzbee Shoor is an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ 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. 

Matwork, Reformer, Chair, Cadillac, Barrels

Holly Shaw

Pacific Northwest Pilates
Portland, Oregon USA
Holly Shaw completed her full certification with STOTT PILATES® in 2014 and went on to become an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES Mat and Reformer and Total Barre™. She teaches private sessions and group classes at Pacific NW Pilates and dances professionally with Éowyn Emerald & Dancers and skinner/kirk DANCE ENSEMBLE in Portland, Oregon. Holly has performed internationally in Japan, South Korea, Germany, and India and consistently uses Pilates as a form of cross training for her dance career. Along with her pre-physical therapy studies, Holly graduated from the University of Utah with a BFA in Ballet with emphases in performance and teaching. Holly specializes in training athletes and dancers, and also enjoys guiding older adults and special needs clients to using effective and efficient movement in all areas of life.
Mat & Reformer; Total Barre™
TRX Suspension Trainer Level 1 & 2, Bachelor of Fine Arts