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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.

Tresa Sauer

The Sweatshop
St. Paul, Minnesota USA

In 2005, Tresa left a 20-year paralegal career to become a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor.  After completing her courses at The Sweatshop in St. Paul, she began teaching classes and working privately with clients there.  In 2010, Tresa became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES and remains at The Sweatshop now teaching students in addition to her client base.  Her dynamic personality and keen sense of humor bring enthusiasm to the educational setting and make her an approachable mentor and information source.  In addition to Pilates, Tresa is a TRX Suspension System, Russian Kettlebell and CrossFit enthusiast.   

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Vichael Mak

VIM Pilates Studio
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Vichael is the proud co-owner of VIM Pilates Studio, the STOTT PILATES® Licensed Training Center in Hong Kong. He started teaching the STOTT PILATES method in 2006 and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2010. Ambitious and passionate about teaching, Vichael completed three IT courses in less than two years and was awarded Instructor Trainer Rookie of the Year in 2012. He holds a Masters Degree in Sports Medicine and Health Science and thrives on teaching both clients and students. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BBA, Masters Sports Medicine & Health Science

Victoria Roper


Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Victoria became interested in STOTT PILATES® in 2010 when she took her Matwork course to work alongside her Sports Physical Therapy practice in a local clinic. She knew from her first day on the course - and an inspirational IT - that she wanted to eventually, with time and experience, do the same. Victoria became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2013. Victoria now ties the Pilates method with her 8 years of experience as a sports physical therapist. The two modalities combined provide very strong and effective results. Patients also grow to love the Pilates side of treatment and often end up continuing after having been rehabilitated, some even becoming instructors themselves!!

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
Sports Physical Therapist and rehabilitation specialist

Yi-Chun (Jennifer) Peng

SmartCare Pilates Studio
Taipei, Taiwan

 

Jennifer has been teaching the STOTT PILATES® method since 2005. In 2011, she completed her Full Certification and went on to become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™, specializing in STOTT PILATES Rehab.  She is also a qualified ZENGA™ Instructor. Working as a physical therapist she is always in search of ways to solve the problems of pain, movement dysfunction, and motor control, and has practiced teaching Pilates clinically as a primary treatment for more than 8 years. Jennifer has conducted research on the effect of Pilates on low back pain and found that pain relief with Pilates was confirmed.  Her belief is "movements solve movement problems".  Over time, Jennifer becomes more and more enthusiastic about combining STOTT PILATES and ZENGA together for her clients’ treatment. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Rehabilitation
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
M.S. in Physical Therapy, National Taiwan University, Physical Therapist

Yoko Yasui

Body Mode
Tokyo, Japan

Yoko graduated from Yokohama National University with a degree in Health & Physical Education and has been an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® since 2007. She currently teaches courses and workshops at the Licensed Training Center in Tokyo, Body Mode.  Yoko has a passion for aerobics and has over 20 years experience teaching instructor courses, has competed in national and international competitions, and currently acts as a judge at such events in Japan. Yoko particularly enjoys working with the aging population, integrating post-rehabilitation techniques and coaching and conditioning athletes to help them achieve success.

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