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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 2013 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, Total Barre™
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

Jennifer Dahl

Toronto Corporate Training Centre
Toronto, Ontario Canada

As a member of the Merrithew Health & Fitness™ team since 2000, Jennifer brings her abundant energy to the Corporate Training Center in Toronto. A highly-regarded Lead Instructor Trainer for STOTT PILATES® and an Instructor Trainer for ZEN∙GA™, she teaches courses, examines students for certification and presents workshops in Canada and internationally. Additionally, Jennifer complements her teaching repertoire with a focus on high performance athletic training, injury recovery and rehab. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Toronto, is an ACE certified professional trainer, and is also a graduate of the School of Toronto Dance Theatre. Jennifer continues to work as a professional dancer and choreographer along with her Pilates career, and has performed across Canada with numerous dance and theatre companies.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, ZEN∙GA™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BSc, ACE