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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.

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

Bridget Georgeson


Long Beach, California USA

Bridget received her first STOTT PILATES® certification in Matwork in 2002 and became a certified Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ in 2006. Located in Long Beach, California, Bridget is the owner of her own studio “The Studio by Bridget”.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Brigitte Robitaille

Studio Praxis
Montreal, Quebec Canada

Brigitte began teaching STOTT PILATES® in 2004 and then became a certified Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™, specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2009.  Her Pilates background then lead her to massage school, where in 2008 she graduated from the Guijek Institute.  She continued her education at the Kine-Concept Institute in Montreal, where she expanded on her education to include knowledge of trigger points, deep tissue, fasciatherapy and cranio-sacral massage therapy.  She has also studied Osteodynamie™ and graduated from this program in October 2009.  Brigitte enjoys working with a variety of clients, from children, to the elderly and athletes, but her passion lies with special populations and injuries.  Brigitte’s passion for helping others is what drives her to provide her clients with careful attention, encouragement and compassion.  

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Brooke Taylor


New York, New York USA

Brooke has been active in the fitness industry for the past 7 years and has been an Instructor trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® since 2008.  She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a dual major, a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography and a BA in Psychology.  While pursuing a professional dance career, she discovered a new passion for fitness and holds several national fitness certifications.  Her client work specializes in corrective exercise training, cardio respiratory training, weight management, and exercise performance.  

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BA, BFA, ACE, NASM, AFAA