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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.

Gidget Anthony

The Designed Body Pilates Studio
Plano, Texas USA

Gidget became a fully certified STOTT PILATES® instructor in 2004 and began her instructor trainer training in 2006. She is currently an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES and Total BarreTM.   Gidget is the owner of The Designed Body Pilates Studio in Plano, TX and in 2012 proudly became an official Licensed Training Center.  Her studio has twice been voted Best Pilates Studio in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and she takes great pride in owning a studio that houses the education of Merrithew Health & Fitness and a client base that both values and appreciates what this studio has to offer.

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

Holly Furgason

Blue Sparrow Pilates
San Francisco, California USA

Holly received her STOTT PILATES® certification in 2001 and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2011 and CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™  in 2013.  She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance from the University of Michigan, and a Masters of Fine Arts is Choreography and Performance from Mills College in Oakland, California.  Holly is the founder and CEO of Blue Sparrow Pilates; a Licensed Training Center located in San Francisco.  With her passion for dance and her wide ranging experience in teaching movement, she offers over a decade of experience working with a wide-ranging clientele, from the highest-level of athletes to rehabilitation.  Holly is dedicated to helping students master the skills required to become successful fitness professionals, and is driven to share her knowledge and excitement with new teachers. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, CORE™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BFA, MFA

Ineke Rush

Mindful Movement Collective
Newark, California USA

Ineke Rush began her training in Pilates at the age of 12 in New York City with Carola Trier, a colleague and student of Joseph Pilates, whom she trained with extensively for 2 years. After a 10 year career as a professional ballet and modern dancer, Ineke pursued her Pilates certification with STOTT PILATES. She is fully certified to work with all levels as well as those with post rehab injuries and other special conditions. An Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ since 2004, she has taught STOTT PILATES certification courses and workshops all over the Bay Area and Northern California. In 2006 Ineke opened Mindful Movement Collective, a movement and wellness center which became a MH&F Licensed Training Center in 2008. She is certified by the American Council on Exercise as a Personal Trainer and is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio in massage therapy. She is also on faculty at Ohlone College in Fremont and Newark, CA as both a Pilates and ballet instructor.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
ACE, CMT, Adjunct Faculty at Ohlone College

Jacqueline (Jackie) Gallant

Studio Praxis Pilates
Montreal, Quebec Canada

Jackie has always been involved in sports, fitness and physical health, which led her to a Physical Therapy degree from Université de Montréal in 1993 and she continues to add post-graduate courses to help improve her practice. In 2005, she tried a STOTT PILATES® Mat course and saw the potential of incorporating it for her patients to help restore function and ability. She started using her anatomy background along with her new skills in Pilates and saw great results with everyone - from rehabilitation patients to group and private clients. An active teacher in Pilates for over nine years, she earned her full STOTT PILATES Instructor certification in 2012, and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2013. Jackie specializes in acute and chronic general orthopedic conditions, sports medicine, post-surgery rehabilitation, breast cancer and postural dysfunction in kids and teenagers. Jackie is fluent in both French and English.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Chair, Cadillac, Barrels
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
B.Sc. P.T.

Jan Monczynski


Charlotte, North Carolina USA

Jan became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2005, and by 2008 had become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES.  She is also a licensed massage therapist, having graduated from the Southeastern Massage School in 1994, where she later returned to teach massage therapy courses.  In addition to her Pilates teaching Jan offers myofasial, neuromuscular and cranio-sacral therapy at ABsolute Pilates.  Jan is passionate about fitness and education, and is dedicated to teaching Pilates to foster wellness in other’s lives.  

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