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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.

Michelle Gantz

Bodycenter Instructor Training Studio
Seattle, Washington USA

Michelle obtained her STOTT PILATES® certification in 2006 and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2009.  She is also a licensed massage therapist and has been a certified yoga instructor for more than 12 years. Michelle enjoys working privately with clients, drawing from her diverse background to help them develop strength and find efficient movement and that best fits their lifestyle and limitations.  She frequently works with special client populations recovering from knee or hip replacements and spinal cord injuries and thrives on finding the right exercise solution for their needs.  

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

Nahit Baylan


Istanbul, Turkey

 

Nahit Baylan received his Bachelor of Science in Body Education and Sports and Master’s Degree in Sports and Health Sciences from Marmara University, where he also completed research in Pilates. He is currently completing his Ph.D. on the effects of recovery techniques on muscle damage in the Movement and Training Sciences Department at Marmara University. The only Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® in Turkey, Nahit lectures on sports and fitness for various federations. Additionally, he was a tennis player in the Turkish Tennis league and worked as a strength and conditioning coach for the Turkish National Tennis Team. Since 2000, he has been working in the fitness sector as a trainer and manager and is the founder of Fitkon Personal Training & Pilates, which has two studio locations in Istanbul, Turkey.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
MSc, NSCA CSCS

Natalie Gennett

Northeast Pilates Education Centers
Manchester, Massachusettes USA

A native of upstate New York, Natalie earned her Masters Degree in Nutrition Management from Rochester Institute of Technology, and is a Registered Dietitian (RD).   After working five years in critical care as a Nutrition Support Dietitian, she yearned to improve the quality of life and health of her clients outside the critical care environment.  Natalie began her STOTT PILATES® training in 2002 and became a Certified Instructor in 2006.  She has taught Pilates and group fitness at the Denver Corporate Training Center since 2008 and became and Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2009.  Natalie is passionate about teaching students and enjoys making a difference in her clients’ lives.  Her enthusiasm for her work is evident as she works tirelessly with students to help develop their skills, confidence and a love for their new career path.     

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

Natashia Sally Dermawan

Vitruvian Studio
Surabaya, Indonesia

Natasha has always had a passion for sports, health, and fitness. She enjoys dancing and various types of workouts including Pilates, fitness, aerobics, running, step, badminton, and others. To transfer her passion of a healthy lifestyle to others, Natasha began her STOTT PILATES® training in 2010 and started teaching when she was 18 years old, before earning her Full Certification in 2012. Her young age enabled her to create a youthful and exciting ambience that motivates others as well. She completed her portfolio by studying ZEN∙GA™ and Core™, and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2013. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Noémie Jane Bull

Studio Praxis Pilates
Montreal, Quebec Canada

 

 

Noémie Jane Bull started training in Pilates in 1991 while studying in dance at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. She received her Bachelor in Fine Arts degree in Contemporary Dance and Music at the University of Quebec in Montreal.  In 2010, she was certified in STOTT PILATES® and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES Mat & Reformer in 2012. In addition to teaching Pilates, she is a massage therapist, obtaining her certification at the GUIJEK INSTITUTE and KINE CONCEPT schools in Montreal in 2007.  She later obtained her credentials in the Osteodynamie technique. Noémie enjoys working with a variety of clientele from different physical backgrounds but has the greatest interested in Injuries and Special Population and functional anatomy for movement.
IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BFA in Contemporary Dance and Music