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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.

Elizabeth Cooper

Pilates Certification Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

Elizabeth became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2000, and moved on to become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2003.  A graduate of the Senior Professional Program of the School of Contemporary Dancers, Elizabeth is the co-director of Momentum Arial & Acrobatic Troupe, and is also an aerial dance performer and choreographer.   In addition to her STOTT PILATES instructing, Elizabeth specializes in teaching and performing aerial silks, hoop, hammock, and static trapeze.  

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BA Hons

Fabio Brasiliense Fernandes

CPA Pilates
São Paulo, Brazil

Fabio was first introduced to the STOTT PILATES® method in 2007 while finishing his education in Physical Education. He fell in love with the method and became certified as a STOTT PILATES instructor in 2008, sharing the passion and benefits of the method with clients of all levels and ages. In 2011, he became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES and has been teaching the method throughout Brazil since then. A passionate mountain biker for over 20 years, Fabio has competed in some major events in Brazil and now rides just for fun!

 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels , CORE™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
Physical Education at Universidade de Sao Paulo

Gabrielle Cahoon

Studio 48 Pilates and Fitness (Hosting Center)
Whitefish, Montana USA

Gabrielle, an active teacher in the fitness industry for over 10 years, earned her full STOTT PILATES® Instructor certification in 2011, and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2013. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Recreation Management. Gabrielle, an avid runner, discovered the benefits of Pilates in 2007 and saw increases in her training performance with less injury. Gabrielle is the owner of Studio 48 Pilates & Fitness in Whitefish, Montana. She is enthused to provide Studio 48 Pilates & Fitness as a home for her clients to achieve their fitness goals and build the strength needed for endless outdoor adventures Montana offers year round. Gabrielle is also trained in Total Barre™, ZEN∙GA™, and TRX and is an ACE certified Personal Trainer. 

 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Total Barre™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
B.Sc, TRX, ACE

Gail Lewis

Mindful Movement Collective
Newark, California USA

Gail received her full certification as a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2004 and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2008.  She is a Gold Certified Pilates Instructor with the Pilates Method Alliance and is also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer.  She has complemented her Pilates training with Yoga teaching training courses.  In addition to her fitness credentials, Gail holds a B.S. degree in Finance from Santa Clara University in California and is an acting paralegal.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ZEN•GA™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
B.S., ACE, PMA

Gayle Eubanks

Equilibrium Mind-Body Fitness
West Bloomfield, Michigan United States

Gayle became a fully certified STOTT PILATES instructor in 2000 then went on to become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health  & Fitness specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2003. Gayle holds a B. A. in dance from Michigan State University and performed professionally as a leading dancer with Harbinger Dance Company for 12 years. She enjoys mentoring Pilates students enrolled in Equilibrium’s comprehensive training program: helping them to determine the best ways to make Pilates effective for themselves and their future clients. She is very passionate about helping her clients stay active throughout their lives. Gayle is a Breast Cancer Post-Rehab Specialist, certified through the Pink Ribbon Program. She is trained in the Gyrotonic Expansion System, TRX Suspension System and TRX Rip Training. She is also a MELT Hand and Foot Instructor.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
B.A. Dance, Michigan State University, TRX, Melt Hand and Foot, Pink Ribbon