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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.

Jessica Loncar


Sandy Springs, Georgia USA

After graduating from Tulane University and receiving her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1999, Jessica began practicing physical therapy in Atlanta.  Jessica's interest in Pilates was ignited after attending a mat course for healthcare professionals in 2002.  After incorporating Pilates exercises into her practice and seeing tremendous results with her clients, she pursued certification, and became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2008.  In early 2009, she became an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES Rehab.  Currently, Jessica instructs clients with a wide range of abilities, connecting with them by using her technical knowledge and training to appropriately challenge them in the pursuit of their goals.  She specializes in acute and chronic spine conditions, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, sports medicine, orthopedic manual therapy and post operative rehabilitation.  Jessica is also a credentialed McKenzie Institute® Therapist.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Rehab
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
MS, PT, OCS, Cert. MDT

Jessica Lauw

Vitruvian Pilates Studio
Pondok Indah , Jakarta Indonesia

Jessica began her training with STOTT PILATES® in 2007 at Vitruvian Pilates Studio where she is now an Instructor Trainer. She specializes in STOTT PILATES Matwork & Reformer and is also a Qualified Instructor for CORE & ZENGA.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Jessica Sabrina Ortiz Sainz

YMCA OneKX
London, UK

Originally from Mexico City, Jessica has lived in London, UK for the past 20 years. Having studied dance from an early age, Jessica turned to Pilates as a method of rehabilitating injuries.  Realizing the potential for Pilates and her desire to keep movement as a part of her lifestyle, Jessica chose to make the method her career in 2005, becoming a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor. In August 2016, Jessica went a step further and became a MERRITHEW™ Instructor Trainer specializing in STOTT PILATES. Jessica teaches at London’s YMCA OneKX, her own company, Body Harmony, and at London’s premier health club KX GYMUK. Jessica has worked in the fitness industry for the past 12 years, and enjoys working with clients from different backgrounds. She takes great satisfaction from helping people improve their lifestyle with a holistic approach. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Mat, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
Sports Massage and Remedial Therapy diploma (L.S.S.M.), Certified Strength and Conditioning Couch, Group Fitness and Garuda Instructor

Jitka Miskarova


Bratislava, Slovekia

Jitka began her training with STOTT PILATES® in 2005 became a certified Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ in 2011. She currently works teaching for MERRITHEW™ around the world.

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

JOana Meneses


New York, New York United States

JOana received her STOTT PILATES® instructor certification at the Toronto Corporate Training Center in 2001 and became an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2002.  JOana is a certified yoga teacher and the founder of BodyRoots Fitness Studio in New York City. Previously the head of the Pilates program at an elite fitness club in NYC and with over 13 years of experience, JOana now offers personally tailored, one-on-one training in her private downtown Manhattan loft space. A proud former Lululemon Althetica brand ambassador, JOana has been featured in several STOTT PILATES professional fitness DVDs, Pilates Style magazine, Shape magazine, The New York Times and has trained high profile clients in NYC including Jimmy Fallon and Edie Falco.

 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Chair, Cadillac, Barrels
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
TRX™, Kettlebell Concepts