Merrithew Health & Fitness

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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 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™ 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

Jodi Solie Berger

Jodi’s Pilates Studio
Regina, Saskatchewan Canada

After becoming Regina’s first certified instructor in 2000, Jodi Berger founded Regina’s first Pilates studio in 2001 and has now established her studio as the only MERRITHEW™ Licensed Training Centre in Saskatchewan.  Jodi is an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness, specializing in STOTT PILATES®, where she teaches courses, evaluates, and examines for STOTT PILATES certification. While rehabilitating an injured hip and knee, Jodi was introduced to Pilates and has worked with many clients since, from those chronic conditions and injuries, to athletes wanting to enhance their performance.  She holds Full Certification in Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, and Barrels, along with Injuries and Special Populations,  Jodi’s experience and expertise in Pilates, combined with her passion, enthusiasm, yet gentle approach along with over 15 years of teaching experience make her an exceptional instructor.

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

Jolanda Hoefnagel

k'dans, studio' in beweging'
Hague, Netherlands

Jolanda has a passion for movement and for the last 12 years, specifically in the Pilates method.  After years of study, she became a physical education teacher at a high school, specializing in a number of different sports and especially in dance. During that time, she developed remedial after-school teaching programs as well as studying massage therapy. She has a great interest in anatomy and is fascinated by fascia and how it can be integrated in a Pilates program.  As an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™  specializing in STOTT PILATES®, Jolanda has a passion for sharing her knowledge with students and teachers. She is the owner of K'dans, currently the only Licensed Training Center in The Netherlands where she teaches a variety of fitness modalities, with STOTT PILATES as the base for all movement.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
Physical Education Teacher, Massage Therapist , Movement Rehab Specialist for children