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Jean Millis Leavenworth

Pacific Northwest Pilates Education
Portland, Oregon USA

Jean is a former modern dancer and dance educator with an M.S. in Dance and Kinesiology. She has been an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® since 2000 and has taught Pilates in physical therapy clinics, health clubs and private studios since 1998. Complementary to this, Jean has obtained her ACE certification in personal training as well as her MELT method certification. She has studied extensively with Australian physiotherapist Greta Von Gavel and feels privileged to have been able to travel around the world delivering STOTT PILATES education.  Apart from this, Jean has been extensively and very successfully involved in creating fundraising events at her studio, such as Pilates for Pink.

 

 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
M.S.

Jee Yeoung Rachel Park


Bangkok, Thailand

Rachel studied Science of Body Movements and Performance as well as Business Management at Ewha Woan's university in Korea. She began working at a Pilates studio in Seoul after translating a Pilates manual into Korean and immediately saw its potential growth in the market. Soon after, she was running three studios in Korea, Hong Kong and Thailand. She realized a goal of running her own studio after opening the Pilates Asia Co., Ltd in Thailand. In *** she became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™, specializing in STOTT PILATES Mat and Reformer. Rachel embraces the logical side of Pilates and how it keeps her focused.

 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Jeff Ong

International Training Centre
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Jeff Ong graduated from the National University of Malaysia with a degree in Nutrition. He worked in the food and nutrition industry for six years before he decided to pursue his interest in body movement and fitness. The STOTT PILATES® method of exercise and contemporary approach to mind-body fitness peaked Jeff’s interest and by 2007 he was a fully certified STOTT PILATES Instructor. He is particularly passionate about the application of Pilates to the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries. As an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES, Jeff makes a point of attending a variety of workshops to make sure his knowledge is always up-to-date. 

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

Jenn McNellis

C2 Pilates
Avon, Connecticut USA

Jenn’s career in the fitness industry began as a group exercise instructor and personal trainer.  She holds a Master of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology, and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA.  In 2007, Jenn became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™, specializing in STOTT PILATES®.  She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Exercise Science Department at Southern Connecticut State University and teaches Pilates at The Edge Fitness Clubs in Fairfield County, Connecticut.  

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

Jenna Hansen

Intermountain Pilates Training Center | Floating IT
Salt Lake City, Utah USA

Jenna has a passion for life, the outdoors, education and people. She is an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels; Total Barre™, ZENGA™, and CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™. Along with teaching Pilates Jenna has also taught snowboarding, skiing, group fitness, weight training, and dance. She has taught dance and Pilates in New Zealand and was a Rafting and Hiking guide in Alaska. She has seen Pilates improve her time, endurance, technique and reduce injury on the many activities she does in her spare time from surfing to completing an IRONMAN. Jenna has competed and placed in marathons, triathlons, snowboarding, and dance competitions. Jenna has seen Pilates create miracles in the lives of her clients as well as in her own. Jenna’s philosophy is ‘If you can believe it, you can achieve it, so go out and do it’. Jenna is certified by the AFAA, the NSCA and Les Mills. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, a Masters in Education and a Secondary teaching license. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ZEN∙GA™, CORE™, Total Barr™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BFA, MEd, NASM, AFAA