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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.

Annette Barry Cowhig

Northeast Pilates Education Centers
Manchester, Massachusetts USA

Annette has been studying and teaching STOTT PILATES® as a Certified Instructor since 2004 and in 2008 went on to become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™, specializing in STOTT PILATES.  Annette also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the Boston Conservatory and went on to teach and perform in various areas of Massachusetts throughout her dance career.  In February of 2011, Annette opened her own studio, Barry Pilates Center in Amesbury, Massachusetts where she specializes in private training and small mat and equipment group sessions.  Annette is also ACE certified and continues to work with Northeast Pilates as an Instructor Trainer, leading courses and workshops, in addition to training clients.  Annette’s enthusiasm for movement and fitness is constantly evolving as she continues to share her knowledge and passion for Pilates and dance with others.  

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

Ariel Lim

WITH PILATES
Seoul, South Korea

Ariel began her STOTT PILATES® education in 2004, received her full certification in 2007 and became a certified Instructor Trainer in 2009. She holds a Certificate of Higher Education (Dance) from the Han-yang University, Korea and a Diploma with International Cecchetti Classical Ballet, as well as certification in Gyrotonic, Level 1. Ariel is the owner of WITH PILATES in Seoul, Korea. Her desire to introduce excellence in Pilates to the public led Ariel to write Home Pilates Exercise every month in a national magazine as well as appearing regularly on a TV show. Her passion for teaching is evident and she never stops learning and loves to share what she has learned with others. 

 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, Total Barre™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
Gyrotonic

Ashlee Richardson

Victory Pilates
Omaha, Nebraska USA

Ashlee has always enjoyed an active lifestyle as an avid cyclist, competitive swimmer, runner and tri-athlete.  She fell in love with Pilates upon introduction as it was an excellent balance to her repetitive activities. A graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, Ashlee began teaching Pilates in college began.  After graduation she taught in a number of studios which eventually led her to find the STOTT PILATES® method.  She became a Certified Instructor in 2006 and an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™, specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2008.  Ashlee is co-owner of Pilates Center of Omaha, the home of Victory Pilates.  

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

Bernie Sidney

Floating IT
San Diego, California USA

Bernie Sidney is originally from Mexico City and earned her STOTT PILATES® certification  at John Garey Pilates Studio in Long Beach, Ca. where she was employed from 2000-2010. She became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2002 and has had the great opportunity to travel to Mexico, Spain and South America to teach courses. Bernie is a long distance triathlete and coach and has completed seven Ironmans and many Half-Ironmans. She now lives in San Diego, Ca. where she trains most of her clients.

 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
ACE, AFAA, Spinning Master Presenter, Trigger Point Therapy Master Presenter, Triathlon coach

Bob Andersen

Victory Pilates
Omaha, Nebraska USA

Dr. Bob Andersen has been in the performance coaching field for nearly 20 years and brings with him a vast array of knowledge and experience. He has expertise in performance training and functional movement as well as planning and implementing performance / strength and conditioning programs for all levels from aspiring youth to elite Olympic and professional athletes. He was Head Performance/Strength Coach at Nebraska Wesleyan University, Director of Performance Victory Human Performance, Director of the Sports Medicine Institute of Nebraska, and as performance consultant for numerous Universities, teams, clubs and academies. Bob is now an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™, specializing in CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™. He has earned a reputation as a dynamic presenter, expert instructor, and engaging mentor. He graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with bachelor's degrees in Exercise Science as well as Psychology then received his doctorate from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
CORE™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
NSCA CSCS, B. Exercise Science and Psychology, Doctorate, University of Nebraska Medical Center