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Ineke Rush

Mindful Movement Collective
Newark, California USA

Ineke Rush began her training in Pilates at the age of 12 in New York City with Carola Trier, a colleague and student of Joseph Pilates, whom she trained with extensively for 2 years. After a 10 year career as a professional ballet and modern dancer, Ineke pursued her Pilates certification with STOTT PILATES. She is fully certified to work with all levels as well as those with post rehab injuries and other special conditions. An Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ since 2004, she has taught STOTT PILATES certification courses and workshops all over the Bay Area and Northern California. In 2006 Ineke opened Mindful Movement Collective, a movement and wellness center which became a MH&F Licensed Training Center in 2008. She is certified by the American Council on Exercise as a Personal Trainer and is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio in massage therapy. She is also on faculty at Ohlone College in Fremont and Newark, CA as both a Pilates and ballet instructor.

Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels
ACE, CMT, Adjunct Faculty at Ohlone College

Jacqueline (Jackie) Gallant

Studio Praxis Pilates
Montreal, Quebec Canada

Jackie has always been involved in sports, fitness and physical health, which led her to a Physical Therapy degree from Université de Montréal in 1993 and she continues to add post-graduate courses to help improve her practice. In 2005, she tried a STOTT PILATES® Mat course and saw the potential of incorporating it for her patients to help restore function and ability. She started using her anatomy background along with her new skills in Pilates and saw great results with everyone - from rehabilitation patients to group and private clients. An active teacher in Pilates for over nine years, she earned her full STOTT PILATES Instructor certification in 2012, and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2013. Jackie specializes in acute and chronic general orthopedic conditions, sports medicine, post-surgery rehabilitation, breast cancer and postural dysfunction in kids and teenagers. Jackie is fluent in both French and English.

Matwork, Reformer, Chair, Cadillac, Barrels
B.Sc. P.T.

Jan Monczynski

Charlotte, North Carolina USA

Jan became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2005, and by 2008 had become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES.  She is also a licensed massage therapist, having graduated from the Southeastern Massage School in 1994, where she later returned to teach massage therapy courses.  In addition to her Pilates teaching Jan offers myofasial, neuromuscular and cranio-sacral therapy at ABsolute Pilates.  Jan is passionate about fitness and education, and is dedicated to teaching Pilates to foster wellness in other’s lives.  

Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP

Janine Trudeau

Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Janine has a love of sport & movement, an eye for detail, and a passion for helping people live more active, fulfilling lives. In 1992 she completed a degree in Physical Education then, in 1994-95 she added a series of Personal Training certifications. Looking for a smarter training method to help her clients, Janine completed all levels of a STOTT PILATES Teacher Training certification in Toronto.  In 2004, she became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES, offering Teacher Trainings throughout Europe. Janine has also completed a Golf Performance Instructor Certification through the Titleist Performance Institute and in 2011 a 200 hr Yoga Teacher Certification with Yoga Alliance.

Matwork, Reformer
BCRPA, BPE Titleist Golf Performance Instructor

Jaqueline Rangel

Pilates Studio Fit and Studio Flow
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

An Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™, Jaqueline specializes in ZENGA™ and is a Lead Instructor Trainer for STOTT PILATES®. She is the owner and director of Studio Flow in Rio de Janeiro and is affiliated with Pilates Studio Fit, a Licensed Training Center in São Paulo. 

Jacqueline is a professional dancer and has traveled around Brazil with Laso Contemporary Dance Company, she also studied Biology at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada. She currently enjoys teaching the artists from Corteo-Cirque Du Soleil and is preparing to graduate from a course in Physiotherapy.

Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels & ISP