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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.

Laura Hicks


Franklin, Tennessee USA
Laura’s passion for movement stems from her background as a classical ballet dancer. She has danced professionally throughout California, and currently performs with the North Atlanta Dance Theatre. Laura became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2005 and an Instructor Trainer in 2008. Her dance experience has provided her with an exceptional understanding of alignment and movement, and her work with clients ranging from athletes to post rehabilitation patients has afforded her great skill in personalizing workouts to suit every activity level.
IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Laura Dixon


Chicago, Illinois USA

Laura’s passion for movement stems from her background as a dancer.  She earned her BFA in Dance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has danced professionally in Chicago and throughout the midwest. Laura became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2007 and an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2008.  Her dance experience has provided her with an exceptional understanding of alignment and movement, and her work with clients ranging from athletes to post rehabilitation patients has afforded her great skill in personalizing workouts to suit every activity level.  Laura also founded Harmony Mind Body Fitness in 2002, an award-winning Pilates, Gyrotonic® and mind-body fitness studio located in Chicago. 

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

Lesley Spalding

Balance: Pilates Training Center
Richmond, Virginia USA

Lesley received her STOTT PILATES® certification in 2008 and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2009. Her education also includes an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Northern Virginia Community College. Lesley’s experience in the fitness industry spans over 20 years and she holds certifications that include AFFA Primary, Yogafit Level 1 & 2, and ReFlex Aerial Yoga. In addition to teaching STOTT PILATES education, Lesley works as a PLC Provider at Back in Motion Physical Therapy and she is partnered with National Multiple Sclerosis Society as an MS Movement Specialist.   Lesley directs the impressive “Art of Movement” Program at The Workhouse Arts Center, and whether working in a private setting, teaching a STOTT PILATES course or workshop, she loves sharing her knowledge from her training with others.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
A.S., AFAA

Lisa Kaye


Sydney, Australia

Originally from the UK, Lisa is a former member of the British National Gymnastic Squad. Now based in Sydney, she has been teaching health & fitness for over 15 years. She is an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES®, a registered fitness leader and an ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) Certified Health & Fitness Specialist. Lisa teaches STOTT PILATES courses & workshops in Australia and has her own Pilates studio in Sydney that specializes in private Pilates training.

 

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

Lisa Lewis

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

Lisa became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2006 and an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2011 and ZENGA™ Mindful Movement in 2013. She is an ISCA certified personal trainer, TRX trained, and is also a certified breast cancer exercise specialist. Lisa earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance with Honors and Highest Distinction from the University of Iowa in 2006.  Lisa enjoys working with a wide range of Pilates clients; from those recovering from surgery to highly conditioned athletes. In addition to teaching Pilates, Lisa dances and performs professionally with Hurley & Dancers, a modern dance company in Des Moines, and teaches dance to a variety of levels and ages. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, ZEN∙GA™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BFA, ISCA