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Debra Hunt

The Sweatshop Fitness Club
Inver Grove Heights, Minnestoa USA

Debra began her journey as a highly accomplished Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® in 2006.  Her Pilates training is complemented with a strong background in dance and gymnastics, whereby she obtained her BA in dance. She works with people in all states of health, wellness, recovery and restoration. Debra revels in learning about new, innovative mind-body modalities and anatomy. This is exemplified by her enthusiasm and leadership in ZEN•GA™ and  other mindful movement directions such as Pilates, Yoga, Alexander Technique, Postural Restoration, Anatomy Trains, Mindful-Based Stress Reduction, and Franklin Method.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, ZEN•GA™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BA

Dot Kavanaugh


Windsor, Ontario Canada

Dot became certified as a STOTT PILATES® Instructor in 2003, and in 2009 she became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Windsor in 2004, and is currently working on her Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  In 2001 Dot received her certification as a Yoga Teacher by the Sivanada Yoga Group, and has acted as both the instructor and owner of The Yoga Centre in Windsor since that time.  She brings over 10 years of experience in teaching movement, and keeps her programming interesting and up to date by taking a variety of continuing education workshops.

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

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

Elizebeth Ellison

Inspire Health
Atlanta, Georgia USA

Elizebeth’s career in the fitness industry began as an ACE certified personal trainer and her interest in Pilates initially began as a pursuit to discover how Pilates could help improve her father’s golf game. Elizebeth became fascinated by the STOTT PILATES® approach and its accessibility for all levels.  She then expanded on her fitness education to include becoming a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor in 2004 and then an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2007. In 2009, Elizebeth received the distinction of MH&F IT Rookie of the Year.  Her fascination and dedication to continuing education inspires her to continuously learn more about the discipline.  

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

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