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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 Health & Fitness™ 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 MH&F Licensed Training Center in in Richmond, VA.

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

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 Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES. He currently teaches at the I Love Exercise Pilates Studio in Geneva Switzerland. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
Bachelor of Physical Education and Sports Science

Claudia Fink

The Studio Milano & Brussels Pilates.be
Milan, Italy &, Brussels, Belgium

Claudia’s first involvement in aerobics and fitness began in Paris, France where she was studying for her Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Tourism.  Drawn to Pilates for rehab purposes after several athletic injuries, she soon discovered the STOTT PILATES® method.  She became an Instructor Trainer and taught at the Corporate Training Center in Toronto until she opened her studio and Licensed Training Center, Pilates Italia in Milan and satellite location in Brussels, Belgium.  Pilates Italia is also the official distributor of Merrithew Health & Fitness equipment in Italy.  Claudia is proud to hold the designation of Lead Instructor Trainer and the recipient of the ''Going the Extra Mile'' award. Currently studying Osteopathy, Claudia is fluent in 4 languages, continues her athletic life, and loves to teach students and clients.

 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, SPX, Total Barre™ , ZEN•GA™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
Fitness and Aerobics, Iyengar Yoga, Cancer Rehabilitation Specialist, Multiple Sclerosis and Neurologic Rehab Specialist, Myofascial Release Techniques, Isometric Rehabilitation Specialist and Pink Ribbon® Instructor Trainer

Connie Ierullo

The Pilates Body
Mississauga, Ontario Canada

Connie Ierullo earned her full STOTT PILATES® Certification in 1997 and went on the following year to become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES under the guidance of Moira Merrithew.  She was first introduced to the STOTT PILATES method in her movement studies at York University and holds an Honours BA in Dance.  She is the proud Co-Owner of The Pilates Body Studio, a Merrithew Health & Fitness Licensed Training Center in Mississauga, ON, along with her husband Bruno.  Connie’s passion for teaching movement as an avenue to improved health is demonstrated by her dedication to each individual client and certification student.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrel, ISP, Total Barre™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BA Hons

Danica Larson

The Sweatshop
St. Paul, Minnesota USA

Danica became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2003, motivated by her desire to share the mental and physical consciousness and balance she found in Pilates.  In 2008 she moved on to become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™, specializing in STOTT PILATES. She currently teaches at the SweatShop in St. Paul, Minnesota where she enjoys helping students and clients alike to improve their strength, posture and body awareness.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS: