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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.

Francisca Llabres

Baleares, Spain
Francisca started her classical ballet studies in Palma de Mallorca before moving to Barcelona to continue her education in contemporary and jazz studies. Throughout her travels with various dance companies, she has been exposed to several mind-body techniques including Do-ing, Yoga, and Feldenkrais. In 2001, she began her STOTT PILATES® education in Toronto and is now a Certified Instructor Trainer. Francisca introduced the STOTT PILATES method to Mallorca, implementing the program into a major fitness centre. She studied Gyrotonic & Gyrokinesis® directly, and became a master BOSU®* trainer. She has also collaborated with the technical crew of the Global Tennis Team, where she trained players including Carlos Moya and Rafael Nadal. 
Matwork, Reformer, SPX Matwork, SPX Reformer

Gabrielle Cahoon

Studio 48 Pilates and Fitness (Hosting Center)
Whitefish, Montana USA

Gabrielle, an active teacher in the fitness industry for over 10 years, earned her full STOTT PILATES® Instructor certification in 2011, and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2013. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Recreation Management. Gabrielle, an avid runner, discovered the benefits of Pilates in 2007 and saw increases in her training performance with less injury. Gabrielle is the owner of Studio 48 Pilates & Fitness in Whitefish, Montana. She is enthused to provide Studio 48 Pilates & Fitness as a home for her clients to achieve their fitness goals and build the strength needed for endless outdoor adventures Montana offers year round. Gabrielle is also trained in Total Barre™, ZEN∙GA™, and TRX and is an ACE certified Personal Trainer. 


Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, Total Barre™

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 Health & Fitness™ 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 acting paralegal.

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

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.

Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels
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.

Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, Total Barre