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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.

Rene̒ Craig

The Pilates Edge, INC
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA

Rene̒ has been active in the fitness industry for the last 16 years.  In her early fitness career she was a group exercise instructor and personal trainer for the YMCA.  She was introduced to pilates in 2004 and began applying the stability principles of pilates to her personal training clients.  In 2009 she received her STOTT PILATES® certification and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health and Fitness® in 2013.

Rene̒ is the owner of The Pilates Edge, INC and is working towards becoming a LTC in Oklahoma.  She enjoys helping her clients achieve their fitness goals regardless of their fitness level and working with those who have special needs because of health issues or injuries.  She continually strives to increase her skills and knowledge of the human body and movement so her clients will receive the highest quality training available.  

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
ACE certified Personal Trainer, MAT Jumpstart Upper Extremities, Lower Extremities, Spine and Trunk, PMA Certified

Ricardo Cuellar Barrios

Pilates body harmony
Nicosia , Cyprus

Ricardo received his STOTT PILATES® certification in 2007 and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2013. He is the Manager of Pilates BodyHarmony, a STOTT PILATES Host Training Center in Cyprus. Ricardo teaches group and private classes and works with elite and amateur athletes for performance enhancement and rehabilitation. His work is distinguished by his ability to motivate and inspire his students and clients to reach beyond their capabilities and comfort zone. Moreover, his portfolio includes a series of training and therapeutic courses, including Sensory Motor Learning, Muscle Activation, Trigger Point and fascia release.   Ricardo hails from Bogota, Colombia. He began his career as a ballet dancer, and through dance, he ultimately discovered Pilates - a decisive turning point in his life. Ricardo was the first STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer in Cyprus.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Robert Izatt

YMCAfit
London, UK

 

Originally from South Africa, Rob has been within the fitness industry for the past 25 years, where he started with fitness class instruction including aerobics, circuits, step and body conditioning. After moving to Boston, Rob started his training with STOTT PILATES® in 2000 and a long journey continued, which included further Certifications in yoga, Esalen Massage, Cranial Sacral Therapy and WATSU (Water based Shiatsu). He has been able to incorporate this therapy knowledge into his Pilates teaching. After operating his own Pilates and yoga studio in Winthrop, Massachusetts for 11 years, Rob moved to London in 2011 and finally became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™, specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2013. Rob is passionate about teaching and motivating, his passion for helping others is what drives him to provide his clients with careful attention, encouragement and compassion, allowing them to become the best they can be and believe in themselves.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Roberta Trzebinski


Sanabis, Bahrain

A job relocation brought Roberta to Bahrain in 1999 after spending the early years of her career working in the insurance industry in London.  Eventually, she had the opportunity to leave the corporate world behind to nurture her interests in the biomechanics of the body, Yoga, and Pilates.  Roberta has been studying, practicing and teaching Pilates for the last 9 years and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® in 2009.  Her educational background includes language studies in Italian and English and a degree in statistics and mathematics.  The proud owner of STUDIO RCT, Roberta is recognized by the Pink Ribbon Program as a post - rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist (BCES) and holds certifications in TRX Group Suspension Trainer, TRX Rip Trainer, and TRX Sports Medicine.  

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

Samia Pellizzari

Inspire Health
Atlanta, Georgia USA

Born in Brazil, Samia received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from the University of Campinas before moving to New York to pursue a professional dance career. After a knee injury, Samia decided to pursue Pilates as a career and she became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2003.  Before becoming an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2008 and in ZEN•GA™   Mindful Movement in 2013, Samia taught Pilates in Austria and across the United States. Samia has also been an Instructor Trainer specializing in. She currently teaches at Inspire Health, where she takes great joy in helping clients meet their fitness goals and achieve pain free lives.  Her vast experience in working with a variety of clientele including athletes, pre- and post-natal women, the obese, seniors and post-rehab clients makes Samia a well-rounded instructor.  

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ZEN•GA™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BA, ACE