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Master Instructor Trainers

The Master Instructor Trainer has reached highest level of STOTT PILATES® educators.  With a minimum of seven years of teaching experience in the industry, this individual has established himself/herself as an expert in the field of mind-body fitness. The Master IT possesses the unique skills to inspire through leadership the Merrithew Health & Fitness™ Community of Excellence philosophy and bring this ability to the courses and workshops that are taught anywhere in the world. All Master ITs are integral in the creation and development of new programs for Merrithew Health &Fitness, and continue to learn and grow within the industry. 

John Garey

John Garey Pilates
Los Angeles,  California  USA

As a Master Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™, John is an integral part of the programming team specializing in STOTT PILATES® and CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™ and has starred in over 60 Fitness and Pilates DVDs, mostly for MH&F.  John is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA, a Personal Trainer from the American Council on Exercise, and earned his MS in Physical Education from New York University.  A STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor since 2001, John is an accomplished Pilates and Fitness Presenter currently representing Merrithew Health & Fitness and has presented workshops and lectures in more than 14 countries internationally and throughout the USA. He has contributed to and appeared in many international publications, including Men’s Fitness, Shape, ePregnancy, Pilates Style and the LA Times.  John is the President and Founder of John Garey Fitness & Pilates where he serves as the Executive Program Director. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, SPX, CORE™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
MS, NSCA CSCS

Kim Kraushar

Interlude Spa
Halifax,  Nova Scotia  Canada

Kim has built an impressive reputation as an expert and leader in the health and wellness industry. She is a Merrithew Health & Fitness™ Master Instructor Trainer and an integral member of their Programming/Education team, representing STOTT PILATES®, ZEN•GA™ Mindful Movement and Total Barre™ programming. Kim is the proud owner of one of the first STOTT PILATES Licensed Training Centers in Canada. She presents on behalf of MH&F throughout North America and internationally at conferences and trade events, and is featured in several of MH&F's new DVD releases. Kim studied at York University where she received her B.F.A. in Dance/B.Ed. and completed her B.Sc. Kinesiology at Dalhousie University. She is also a Yamuna Body Rolling Certified Instructor Trainer, and Certified Franklin Method Instructor.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, CORE™, ZEN•GA™, Total Barre™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BFA / Bed Dance, BSc Kinesiology, Yamuna Body Rolling, Franklin Method

Laureen DuBeau

International Training Centre
Toronto,  Ontario  Canada

Communications Director, Education for Merrithew Health & Fitness™, Laureen is an integral member of a dynamic team responsible for the global development and implementation of training and certification programs. Her spirited approach to teaching has made Laureen a vibrant international presenter, trainer and examiner. An NSCA certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, she began teaching Pilates in 1995 and is now a Merrithew Health & Fitness Master Instructor Trainer specializing in STOTT PILATES®. Laureen is a featured performer and associate producer of many Merrithew Health & Fitness DVDs, the associate editor of numerous teaching manuals and author of articles in several industry publications.Prior to joining Merrithew Health & Fitness, Laureen worked for Tennis Canada where she was responsible for Canadian and international public relations in the capacity of media relations and communications, player relations and event organization. Laureen studied Dance and Physical Education at York University in Toronto where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BFA, NSCA CSCS

Melanie Byford-Young

Pacific NW Pilates
Ridgefield ,  Oregon  USA

Merrithew Health & Fitness™ Master Instructor Trainer Melanie graduated with a degree in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and specializes in the STOTT PILATES® Rehab Program. Specializing in orthopedics and manual therapy, she spent the next 10 years working as a physiotherapist at a private practice. In 1999, she became an IT teaching the full repertoire for Matwork, equipment as well as Injuries & Special Populations. Melanie is one of few instructors in the United States instructing the STOTT PILATES Rehabilitation Series. Utilizing Pilates for the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, brings her the most joy in her career. 

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

Moira Merrithew

International Training Centre
Toronto,  Ontario  Canada

Moira Merrithew, together with President and CEO of Merrithew Health & Fitness, Lindsay G. Merrithew, has spent over two decades promoting the benefits of responsible exercise through their brands STOTT PILATES®, ZEN•GA™, Total Barre™ and CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training. Working closely with a team of physical therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, they ensure all programming is aligned with current scientific and biomechanical research.

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

PJ O'Clair

Northeast Pilates Education Centers
Boston,  Massachusetts  USA

Merrithew Health & Fitness™ Master Instructor Trainer PJ O’Clair has been a leader and consultant in the fitness industry for more than 25 years. A valuable member of the programming team, PJ specializes in STOTT PILATES®, Total Barre™ and ZEN•GA™ Mindful Movement and is the owner, president and educational director of New England-based Northeast Pilates, a STOTT PILATES Licensed Training Center. She is a featured performer and instructor in numerous fitness videos including over 30 titles with Merrithew Health & Fitness. PJ won the prestigious IDEA Program Director of the Year Award in 2008 and was a finalist in 2007. She is a sought-after speaker and consultant at fitness conferences and spas worldwide – and has written numerous articles for industry publications. No matter where she goes, PJ takes her trademark enthusiasm and dynamic personality with her.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, Total Barre™, ZEN•GA™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
ACE Certified, Programming Director Board Member for IDEA Health & Fitness, TRX Senior Master Instructor

Sally Belanger

International Training Centre, Toronto
Toronto,  Ontario  Canada

Based out of the Merrithew Health & Fitness™ head office in Toronto, Sally is a Master Instructor Trainer, who has travelled extensively as a presenter around the globe, applying her expertise to demonstrating the Merrithew Health & Fitness methodology and programming as a specialist in both STOTT PILATES® and CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™ . She graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario with a degree in Physical and Health Education, and is certified as an Ace Personal Trainer as well as a Certified Fitness Consultant in association with the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists. With almost two decades of experience in the fitness industry, Sally has coached elite athletes from a variety of disciplines perfecting their game while reducing their likelihood of injury.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BA, ACE, Certified Fitness Consultant

Stefania Della Pia

International Training Centre
Toronto,  Ontario  Canada

As Senior Program Director, Education and Master Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ Stefania Della Pia oversees the growth of the Instructor Trainer program and global implementation of training and certification programs for STOTT PILATES®, Total Barre™, ZEN∙GA™ Mindful Movement and CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™. In addition to teaching Pilates for the past decade, she has represented the company internationally in more than 14 countries on 5 continents as a presenter, trainer and examiner. Stefania is certified as an ACE Personal Trainer and a Can-Fit Pro Personal Trainer Specialist.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
ACE

Wayne Seeto

International Corporate Training Centre
Toronto,  Ontario  Canada

Wayne Seeto is a Merrithew Health & Fitness™ (MH&F) Master Instructor Trainer and an integral member of the internal programming, education and presenting team specializing in STOTT PILATES®, STOTT PILATES Rehab and ZEN•GA™ Mindful Movement.  Wayne has been based at the MH&F Corporate Training Center in Toronto for 10 years and is a recognized leader in his field.   This high-energy Australian native received his Bachelor of Occupational Therapy from the University of Queensland, Australia and his Masters of Science (Physiotherapy) at McMaster University, Canada.  Wayne has presented on behalf of Merrithew Health & Fitness throughout North America and Europe at symposia and industry trade events, and is featured in several MH&F DVD titles.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, Rehabilitation
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BOccThy, MSc(PT)