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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.

Erica Loder

Pacific Northwest Pilates Education
Portland, Oregon USA

Erica moved to Portland in 2004 where she worked as an orthopedic and sports physical therapist seeing patients of all ages and fitness levels. She turned to STOTT PILATES® following a spinal surgery and has since made it an integral component of her physical therapy practice. Working with clients at Element Wellness and Sports Rehabilitation and at Pacific NW Pilates in Portland, OR, Erica is able to teach the therapeutic application of STOTT PILATES. In 2014 she received the honor of becoming a Rehab Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™, specializing in Rehab STOTT PILATES.

Erica earned a BS in Exercise Physiology from Montana State University in 2002 where she was a member of the women’s golf team, a student athletic trainer for the MSU football team, became an AFAA certified aerobics and personal fitness instructor, and was trained in Olympic weightlifting. She became a Certified Athletic Trainer in 2002 and earned her Master’s in Physical Therapy from the Mayo School of Health Sciences in 2004, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in 2006.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Rehab
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
Physical Therapist, Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach

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:

Esther Villaramiel

Akrostudio
Villadolid, Spain

Esther began her training in STOTT PILATES® in 2006 and is now an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES. Looking to expand her knowledge base, she has attended several courses focusing on movement screenings including Kinetic Control, Performance Stability and Be Activated. A specialist in Personal & Group Training, she is also a qualified instructor in ZENGA™ Matwork and Equipment as well as CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™  from MH&F. Esther is an energetic and very technical instructor who manages her own center in Valladolid, Spain.

 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, CORE
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