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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.

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 Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES™, and is a certified breast cancer exercise specialist with the Pink Ribbon Program.

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

Haley Shoor


New York, New York USA

Haley Buzbee Shoor is an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ 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. 

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

Holly Furgason

Blue Sparrow Pilates
San Francisco, California USA

Holly received her STOTT PILATES® certification in 2001 and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2011 and CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™  in 2013.  She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance from the University of Michigan, and a Masters of Fine Arts is Choreography and Performance from Mills College in Oakland, California.  Holly is the founder and CEO of Blue Sparrow Pilates; a Licensed Training Center located in San Francisco.  With her passion for dance and her wide ranging experience in teaching movement, she offers over a decade of experience working with a wide-ranging clientele, from the highest-level of athletes to rehabilitation.  Holly is dedicated to helping students master the skills required to become successful fitness professionals, and is driven to share her knowledge and excitement with new teachers. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, CORE™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BFA, MFA

Ineke Rush

Mindful Movement Collective
Newark, California USA

Ineke Rush began her training in Pilates at the age of 12 in New York City with Carola Trier, a colleague and student of Joseph Pilates, whom she trained with extensively for 2 years. After a 10 year career as a professional ballet and modern dancer, Ineke pursued her Pilates certification with STOTT PILATES. She is fully certified to work with all levels as well as those with post rehab injuries and other special conditions. An Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ since 2004, she has taught STOTT PILATES certification courses and workshops all over the Bay Area and Northern California. In 2006 Ineke opened Mindful Movement Collective, a movement and wellness center which became a MH&F Licensed Training Center in 2008. She is certified by the American Council on Exercise as a Personal Trainer and is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio in massage therapy. She is also on faculty at Ohlone College in Fremont and Newark, CA as both a Pilates and ballet instructor.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
ACE, CMT, Adjunct Faculty at Ohlone College

Inmaculada Varo Zuniga

Akrostudio
Toledo, Spain

Inmaculada received her STOTT PILATES® certification in 2001 and became a certified Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ in 2006. She teaches at AkroStudio a MH&F Licensed Training Center

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS: