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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.

Talese Hunt


Provo, Utah USA

 

Talese started her training in the STOTT PILATES® method in 2009 at Intermountain Pilates Training Center, seeking longevity and injury prevention in her professional dance career. In March of 2012, she became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES, and later ZENGA™ in 2013. Talese now loves sharing the knowledge she has gained through her STOTT PILATES training with her clients, whether they are elite athletes or just individuals seeking more ease in everyday movements.    

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

Tamara Hoffman

Pilates Center of Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee USA

Tamara started studying Pilates more than 25 years ago to prolong her career as a professional dancer. During the 18 years of her performing and touring career she practiced numerous forms of body work, including Pilates, Gyrotonic and yoga. In 1998 Tamara received her instructor certification for STOTT PILATES® and in 2003 she became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES and less than a year later, the Pilates Centre was designated a Licensed Training facility, certifying instructors from all over the Mid-South. Tamara accepted a position as  for Ballet Ballet Mistress Memphis in 1999 and started the Pilates Centre of Ballet Memphis, the first certified Pilates program in Memphis. Tamara continues to add to her skills through training and workshops.

 

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

Tomo Tsuchida

Calgary Pilates
Calgary, Alberta Canada

Originally from Tokyo, Tomo obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Exercise Science from Colorado State University, where she and gained extensive practical experience working with the body as an aide in orthopedic physical therapy clinics.  It was in the field of rehabilitation that Tomo discovered Pilates and she decided to pursue her STOTT PILATES® certification with the belief that the method could help people maintain a strong mind and body.  She became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2009 and continually draws from her diverse background and knowledge of the human body in teaching students and helping clients achieve their fitness goals.

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

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