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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.

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

Daniela González Ares

Complete Body Movement, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland

Daniela González Ares is a Lead Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES®, Total Barre™ and ZENGA™ and is owner of Complete Body Movement in Ireland a MERRITHEW Licensed Training Center. Residing in Dublin since 1994, Daniela (called Dani by friends and family), was born to Spanish parents in the Netherlands and is a fluent speaker in various languages. She has always been interested in sport, particularly in swimming, karate, gymnastics and horse riding. Unfortunately Daniela suffered a horse-riding accident in her early twenties, which indirectly led her back to the gym, and a move to Ireland led her to STOTT PILATES. Daniela owns a personal training and Pilates Studio called AJNA in Dublin, is a certified gyrotonic instructor, certified yoga instructor, massage therapist and pink ribbon instructor. In 2012 Daniela received the award for Outstanding Personal Achievement by MERRITHEW.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, Total Barre™, ZEN•GA™ Matwork
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Danyelle Millar

The Pilates Body
Mississauga, Ontario Canada

Former dancer and competitive swimmer, Danyelle was first introduced to Pilates by The Pilates Body Director, Connie Ierullo in 2000, where she has been a member of the teaching staff since 2002. Danyelle is an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™, specializing in STOTT PILATES®. She instructs the Matwork, Reformer, and Cadillac, Chair, and Barrels courses. Continuing to further her education, she is currently completing an Honours BSc in Life Sciences at the University of Toronto and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) accreditation as a Personal Trainer. Danyelle is driven to help clients achieve their goals and has worked with clients of all ages and abilities, but she finds it most fulfilling when teaching clients with specific needs or injuries. After the birth of her first child Danyelle and a difficult recovery, she has shifted her energy to teach Prenatal & Postnatal Pilates & Fitness. She helps to promote the benefits of exercise during pregnancy and enjoyment moms can experience while exercising with their babies. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels
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