All Instructors

Cholthicha Srivisal

Breath Pilates
Singapore, Singapore

A graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Thicha spent thirteen years working in the banking industry, before leaving the corporate world to follow her long-time dream of becoming a full-time Pilates instructor.  After suffering back and ankle injuries in 2002, she discovered the therapeutic benefits of Pilates first hand and decided she wanted to teach others about the method.  She obtained her STOTT PILATES® certification in 2009 and became an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™, specializing in STOTT PILATES the following year.  Her passion for movement originates from her many years as a professional ballet dancer.  Thicha holds a Certificate of Higher Education (Dance) from the University of Surrey, UK, an advanced level certification from the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD), and is a registered RAD teacher.  She is also a certified GYROTONIC, GYROKINESIS and GYROTONER trainer.

Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels, ISP, ZEN•GA™, Total Barre™
MBA, ARAD, Certificate of Higher Education in Dance Education, Instructor Trainer for Antigravity® Aerial Yoga & Suspension Fitness

Chrissy Connelly

Southampton, England

Formerly a member of the British Olympic Windsurfing Team, Chrissy enjoys working with a range of clients from international athletes to rehabilitation clients. Chrissy became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2004 and furthered her training to become an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™, specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2007, and ZEN•GA™  in 2013. Currently she works alongside physiotherapists and sports masseurs in a studio well equipped with STOTT PILATES equipment, where she teaches group classes as well as one-on-one personal sessions.  

Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ZEN•GA™

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™ 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 MERRITHEW Licensed Training Center in in Richmond, VA.

Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels

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

Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels
Bachelor of Physical Education and Sports Science

Claudia Fink

The Studio
Milan, Italy

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 a satellite location in Brussels, Belgium. Claudia is proud to be a Lead Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES, is fully certified in STOTT PILATES Rehab and is also an IT for CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™. In 2012, she received 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.

Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, SPX, Total Barre™ , ZEN•GA™, CORE™
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