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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.

Patricia Hernandez Perez

Akro Studio
Tenerife, Canary Islands Spain

Patricia was born in Tenerife, Spain and graduated from the University of Kent with a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Dance at the London Contemporary Dance School.  After suffering a back injury she discovered the therapeutic worth of Pilates and decided to teach. In 2009 after moving to Italy, she became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor and Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES a year later. Patricia is currently teaching for Akro Studio in Madrid, Spain and has also taught in Italy. She is a certified Gyrotonic teacher and a passionate student of yoga and meditation. Patricia was a featured performer in the most recent Merrithew Health & Fitness DVD production.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BA (Hons), Gyrotonic

Patricia Tyler

BodyFit Studio
Cairo, Egypt

Originally from South Africa, Patricia is the owner of the BodyFit Studio in Cairo, Egypt, the country's first dedicated Pilates Studio.  With an extensive background in sports and fitness, dating back to 1983, she started teaching the STOTT PILATES® method in 2005, and went on to complete full certification in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, and Barrels, together with Injuries and Special Populations in 2010. In 2012 she became Egypt's first Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES.  She now teaches courses, presents workshops and examines students for certification.   Patricia also has certifications in Personal Training (ACE), Group Fitness (AFFA), Spinning (Mad Dogg Athletics), Yogafit and TRX group Suspension Training systems.  With a passion for teaching, Patricia is always keen to share her knowledge with students and clients alike.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
ACE, AFFA, Mad Dogg Athletics, TRX, Yogafit

Patrick Przyborowski

Practice Fitness
Dayton, Ohio United States

Patrick Przyborowski began teaching Pilates in Ohio in 2003, shortly after which he met his first STOTT PILATES® instructors and was so wowed by them that he started his training anew in 2004. In 2008 he opened his own Pilates, yoga and personal training studio in Dayton, Ohio. Patrick became a fully certified STOTT PILATES Instructor in 2010, and in 2012 became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness specializing in STOTT PILATES. He holds a BS in Communication, an MFA in Playwriting, and is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. Patrick teaches courses at his studio, Practice Fitness, which is now a Merrithew Health & Fitness hosting facility.  In addition to teaching Pilates and running his studio, Patrick loves strength training, running, meditation and yoga.

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

Peggy Struble

Floating IT
Scottsdale/ Phoenix, Arizona USA

As a former competitive ballroom dancer, Peggy became enthralled and appreciative of Pilates and its focus on core development, musculature, body stabilization and precise movement.  She became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® in 2008 and actively distributes her vast knowledge of Pilates and her advanced comprehension in kinesthetic anatomy. With additional training in Hatha and Anusara Yoga, Peggy brings an eclectic passion to her teaching whereby she is known for her multi-dimensional and adaptive learning techniques as well as her attention to detail and humorous personality. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
M. Ed. Psych, Hatha Yoga

Rebecca Beckler


Dana Point, California USA

Rebecca has been working in the health and fitness industry since 2000 and has her BA in Adult Fitness from Marshall University in West Virginia.  She has been an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® since 2010 and CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™ and Total Barre™ since 2013. She is also a certified ACE Personal Trainer and an AFAA certified Group Fitness Instructor.  Rebecca is the proud owner of Be Buff Pilates, a boutique Pilates studio that incorporates Pilates and Functional Training.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Total Barre™, CORE™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BA, ACE, AFAA