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Josefin Ekström

Stockholm Pilates Center | Movement Studio Malmo
Malmö, Sweden

Josefin has been working full time with Pilates and movement for nearly ten years. She was born in Sweden where she actively trained in gymnastics until her mid-teens. While living in London in her early 20's she began suffering from back pain. It was then that she discovered Pilates and its amazing power to heal and strengthen the body. In 2005 she moved to the US and became a certified STOTT PILATES® instructor. Two years later, she became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES. In 2009 she opened her own studio in Malmö, Sweden: Movement Studio Malmö. Her studio is flourishing, and she enjoys training clients at all levels as well as running STOTT PILATES instructor Trainer courses. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Mat, Reformer
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Joseph McCarthy

Complete Body Movement
Dublin, Ireland

Joseph McCarthy is a fully certified STOTT PILATES® instructor in Mat and all equipment; who has trained in Ireland, the UK, and Canada. He is also an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES Mat and Reformer as well as STOTT PILATES Rehab Mat and Reformer. Joe came to the health & fitness industry in 1998 and since then has qualified as a Neuromuscular Physical Therapist and Personal Trainer and holds a diploma in Nutrition. Along with his work at the studio, Joe trains Pilates instructors around Ireland as well as in the UK. He is a lecturer for Litton Lane Training in Anatomy & Physiology and Nutrition for ITEC and FETAC courses.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Rehabilitation
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Judy Amira


Harare, Zimbabwe

Judy began her active lifestyle as a competitive ballroom dancer in Zimbabwe, and also as a member of the Zimbabwe National Aerobics team.  She became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2001 and an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2008.   Judy draws on her degree in applied nutrition, as well as her experience with personal training, therapeutic massage and injury rehabilitation when working with her Pilates clients.  She particularly enjoys working with students as they prepare for their examinations, and considers Postural Analysis and correction to be her passion.   

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels
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Julia Bourne

John Garey Fitness & Pilates
Long Beach, California USA

Originally from England, Julia is a certified dance teacher with the Royal Academy and worked as a professional dancer for 12 years before discovering Pilates. She became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2003 and an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2008 and currently teaches at John Garey Fitness and Pilates in Long Beach, California. Julia is also a certified personal trainer with ACE and is the owner of Bourne Pilates and Fitness in Upland, California.

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

Julie (Juhyun) Lee

Pilates S
Seoul, South Korea

Julie was introduced to the STOTT PILATES® method in 2007 during rehab for an ACL injury. She became a Certified Instructor in 2008 and in 2013, became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES. Julie is passionate for dance and education and is dedicated to help people by spreading the STOTT PILATES method throughout Korea. Since suffering from injury while training as a dancer, she has become aware that many dance students are not exposed to proper rehab or training for movement. It is her intent therefore, to bring the STOTT PILATES method to local students and clients.

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