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Elisha Elliott

Real Pilates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

While completing her Journalism degree in Australia, Elisha found Pilates and fell in love! She spent her college breaks taking multiple classes and she eventually studied to become a Fully Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor as well as a Cert IV Personal Trainer. The STOTT PILATES method of exercise and contemporary approach to mind-body fitness peaked Elisha’s interest and so in 2012, she was accepted into the STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer Program at the headquarters in Toronto. Currently an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES, CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™,  and ZEN•GA™. She continues to attend a variety of courses and workshops to make sure her knowledge is always up-to-date.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, ZEN•GA™, CORE™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

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

Eva Powers

Equilibrium Mind-Body Fitness
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan USA

As the Chair of the Maggie Allesee Department of Dance in the College of Fine Arts at Wayne State University, Eva’s primary research is in education, pedagogy, teaching methodology and dance science. Her courses in Dance Kinesiology and Movement Analysis reflect her interest in the integration of body and mind conditioning for dancers. An Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™, Eva was recently named a Lead IT for STOTT PILATES®. She has also achieved Level 1 Certification in Gyrotonic® and apprentice level in Gyrokinesis. Eva is a dancer, choreographer, gifted professor and mentor to new STOTT PILATES instructors at Equilibrium.

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

Fabio Brasiliense Fernandes

CPA Pilates
São Paulo, Brazil

Fabio was first introduced to the STOTT PILATES® method in 2007 while finishing his education in Physical Education. He fell in love with the method and became certified as a STOTT PILATES instructor in 2008, sharing the passion and benefits of the method with clients of all levels and ages. In 2011, he became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES and has been teaching the method throughout Brazil since then. A passionate mountain biker for over 20 years, Fabio has competed in some major events in Brazil and now rides just for fun!

 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels , CORE™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
Physical Education at Universidade de Sao Paulo