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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.

Jerome Acosta

Marshall Eklund Pilates & Fitness Studio
http://www.merrithew.com/instructor-training/wheretotrain/california-sandiego, San Diego California

Jerome earned his full STOTT PILATES® Instructor certification in 2007, and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2009. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. After graduation, Jerome moved to San Diego to begin a career in fitness facilities management.  Four years later he was inspired to open his own personal training business and continues learning new ways to facilitate Mindful Movement.  Jerome is proud to be part of the Marshall Eklund Pilates & Fitness team.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

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 Health & Fitness™ 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:

Jitka Miskarova


Bratislava, Slovekia

Jitka began her training with STOTT PILATES® in 2005 became a certified Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ in 2011. She currently works teaching for MH&F around the world.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
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 Health & Fitness™ 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