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Ineke Rush

Mindful Movement Collective
Newark, California USA

Ineke Rush began her training in Pilates at the age of 12 in New York City with Carola Trier, a colleague and student of Joseph Pilates, whom she trained with extensively for 2 years. After a 10 year career as a professional ballet and modern dancer, Ineke pursued her Pilates certification with STOTT PILATES™. She is fully certified to work with all levels as well as those with post rehab injuries and other special conditions. An Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ since 2004, she has taught STOTT PILATES™ certification courses and workshops all over the Bay Area and Northern California. In 2006 Ineke opened Mindful Movement Collective, a movement and wellness center which became a MERRITHEW™ Licensed Training Center in 2008. She is certified by the American Council on Exercise as a Personal Trainer and is licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio in massage therapy. She is also on faculty at Ohlone College in Fremont and Newark, CA as both a Pilates and ballet instructor.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, Total Barre™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
ACE, CMT, Adjunct Faculty at Ohlone College

Inmaculada Varo Zuniga

Akrostudio
Toledo, Spain

Inmaculada received her STOTT PILATES™® certification in 2001 and became a certified Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ in 2006. She teaches at AkroStudio a MERRITHEW Licensed Training Center

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Irma Leissring


West Palm Beach, Florida USA

Irma earned her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of California, Irvine in 2001. While studying for her MFA in 1998, she took her first Pilates certification. In 2002 she earned full certification in STOTT PILATES™®. Irma is now an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES™. Her passion for correcting form and healing the body motivated her to add her certifications in Active Isolated Stretching in 2010 and in 2011 she became certified in TRX® Suspension Training. Irma is also a certified instructor for GYROKINESIS® and GYROTONIC®

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Chair, Cadillac, Barrels, ISP, Group SPX
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
MFA, TRX, GYROTONIC®

Ishbel Miller

Pacific Northwest Pilates Education
Portland, Oregon USA

Ishbel started practicing yoga with her mom when she was five years old and has practiced and studied yoga ever since. After a serious back injury, Ishbel began studying Pilates as a means of stabilizing her spine. She fell in love with the way Pilates transformed her body and has been teaching yoga and Pilates for the past 10 years. Ishbel is the owner of Nomad Yoga & Pilates, LLC, a business that brings yoga and Pilates classes to people in their homes and offices. An Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES™®, she has also earned a variety of Yoga certifications.  Ishbel works extensively with individuals who are recovering from injuries, and loves watching the progression from instability and pain to stability and ease-of-movement and easily relates to the relief that Pilates brings to people’s lives! 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Jaada Peterson

Intermountain Pilates Training Center
Salt Lake City, Utah United States

Jaada has been professionally committed to fitness for over 20 years. Her passion for health allows her to encourage people to attain a better quality of life. Excited to be part of IPTC, she is a fully certified STOTT PILATES™® Instructor and an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES™ Matwork, Reformer and CORE™. Discovering Pilates has been fulfilling and she loves sharing this amazing fitness approach with others. Jaada loves the Utah summers, enjoys hiking, boating and sitting by the pool, while actively pursuing many other avenues of fitness. Whether it is traditional step aerobics or kickboxing, core training to Zumba, Spinning® or yoga, she continually strives to educates herself and teach others.

 

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