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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

Fabiana Silva


Sao Paulo, Brazil

Fabiana began her STOTT PILATES® education in 2002 and followed the path towards becoming a Full Certified Instructor.  She became a certified Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ in 2006.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

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

Francisca Llabres


Baleares, Spain
Francisca started her classical ballet studies in Palma de Mallorca before moving to Barcelona to continue her education in contemporary and jazz studies. Throughout her travels with various dance companies, she has been exposed to several mind-body techniques including Do-ing, Yoga, and Feldenkrais. In 2001, she began her STOTT PILATES® education in Toronto and is now a Certified Instructor Trainer. Francisca introduced the STOTT PILATES method to Mallorca, implementing the program into a major fitness centre. She studied Gyrotonic & Gyrokinesis® directly, and became a master BOSU®* trainer. She has also collaborated with the technical crew of the Global Tennis Team, where she trained players including Carlos Moya and Rafael Nadal. 
IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, SPX Matwork, SPX Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Gabrielle Cahoon

Studio 48 Pilates and Fitness (Hosting Center)
Whitefish, Montana USA

Gabrielle, an active teacher in the fitness industry for over 10 years, earned her full STOTT PILATES® Instructor certification in 2011, and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2013. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Recreation Management. Gabrielle, an avid runner, discovered the benefits of Pilates in 2007 and saw increases in her training performance with less injury. Gabrielle is the owner of Studio 48 Pilates & Fitness in Whitefish, Montana. She is enthused to provide Studio 48 Pilates & Fitness as a home for her clients to achieve their fitness goals and build the strength needed for endless outdoor adventures Montana offers year round. Gabrielle is also trained in Total Barre™, ZEN∙GA™, and TRX and is an ACE certified Personal Trainer. 

 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Total Barre™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
B.Sc, TRX, ACE