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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.

Charlotte Albion

London, UK

Brought up in London, Charlotte has developed a diverse teaching career. After completing a B.Ed Hons degree in Physical Education, she taught in various International schools in Spain, Portugal, Switzerland an Italy. Later, she completed an MA in Theatre Arts at London University progressing to teach Drama. With a career entrenched in a physical background, Charlotte developed an interest in Pilates and in 2009 embarked on her STOTT PILATES training. Inspired by the rehabilitative aspect of the technique, she proceeded to complete her qualifications and in October 2013, became an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES. She now teaches courses at London’s Central YMCA whilst teaching an array of Pilates classes and clients. She also continues to consult on Drama in Secondary Education. 

Matwork, Reformer
B.Ed Hons, Physical Education and MA, Theatre Arts

Chase Owens

John Garey Fitness & Pilates
Long Beach, California USA

Chase earned his B.S. in Kinesiology in early 2012 with a focus on Fitness from California State University, Long Beach. He began at John Garey Fitness & Pilates as a certified personal trainer through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and since has earned accreditation through Johnny G Krankcycle, TRX Suspension Training, and the Spinning/SpinPOWER program. Most recently, Chase earned the prestigious title of CORE™ Athletic Conditioning and Performance Training Instructor Trainer through MERRITHEW™, enabling him to train and certify other instructors. The combination of these certifications, along with years of experience in both traditional and corporate fitness settings, promotes a perfect blend of science, fun, creativity, and motivation in each class. Expect to be challenged and inspired each time you embark upon a workout with Chase.


Cherie Boschma

Brighton, Michigan USA

Cherie obtained her BFA in Dance from University of North Carolina School for the Arts and began teaching Pilates in Toronto at the STOTT PILATES® Corporate Training Center in 1993 after training under Moira Merrithew. She became an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™, specializing in STOTT PILATES in 1998, and has instructed at the following LTC's, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, Seattle Washington and Vancouver, B.C as well as travelling internationally for Instructor Training.

Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels

Christine Heckel

Balance: Pilates Training Center
Washington , D.C.

Fifteen years of classical ballet training brought Christine to STOTT PILATES®. After training in the method, she became an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES. She currently teaches in a variety of locations, training Pilates clients and ballet students (according to the Vaganova method) throughout the Northern Virginia, Southern Maryland, and Washington D.C. metro areas - primarily at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA and College of Southern Maryland in La Plata, MD. She provides training in the STOTT PILATES method at Balance, a MERRITHEW Licensed Training Center in in Richmond, VA.

Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels

Christos Alexiou

Geneva, Switzerland

Christos was born in Greece and studied Sport Science and Physical Education at Democritus University of Thrace, Greece. He earned his Bachelor degree in 2004, and after coaching in different sports, he focused and specialized in Pilates. Christos studied at the STOTT PILATES® Corporate Training Center in Toronto where he became fully certified in 2011 and shortly after became an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES. He currently teaches at the I Love Exercise Pilates Studio in Geneva Switzerland. 

Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels
Bachelor of Physical Education and Sports Science