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Lisa Palmer

The Movement Lab
Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Originally from a photography background, Lisa decided to pursue her passion of movement and the human body by becoming STOTT PILATES® certified in 2005 and then an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES the following year. Once certified, Lisa discovered a huge demand for Pilates training in Africa, and in 2007 she opened the first Licensed Training Centre in Africa – The Movement Lab in Port Elizabeth.  Lisa and her studio,The Movement Lab, pride themselves on providing a nurturing atmosphere and close personal attention to every client and student.  

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, ZEN•GA Mat
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Marcela Bragagnolo

New York Corporate Training Center
New York, New York USA

A professional dancer, Marcela was first introduced to Pilates as a means of conditioning.  She became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2001 and in 2007 she progressed to the level of Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES.  Marcela’s long history with body movement began with training in classical dance in her native Argentina and moved on to contemporary dance in New York City.  She has danced with Ballet Proarte in Argentina, the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, and Ballet de l’Opera de Paris, and holds a French National Diploma in Ballet Teaching and a National Certification from the American Ballet Theatre.  Marcela’s passion is an integrated education with a focus on strong technique, a healthy body and a free spirit. 

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

Marie Michalski

Calgary Pilates
Calgary, Alberta Canada
Marie holds a B.Ed. from the University of Alberta and started her career in the fitness industry in 1997 as a Fitness Program Director at the YMCA.  She became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2001 after discovering Pilates and enjoying how well it integrated with her fitness background in dance and purposeful movement.  Marie became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2007 and believes her teaching is greatly enhanced by her extensive movement training background.  She enjoys the challenge that comes with carefully tailoring programs to each individual based on their unique background, goals, and lifestyle. 
IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
B.Ed.

Marina Buntovskikh

Brussels Pilates (Satellite Location for Pilates Italia)
Brussels, Belgium

Born in Russia, Marina studied German at the University for Foreign Languages ​​in Almaty, Kazakhstan. After moving to Europe in 1997, her passion for fitness and wellness led her to become a certified aerobic instructor and a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor.  Soon after, she became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES and she is the proud owner of Brusselspilates.be.  Marina speaks Russian, English, French, and German.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Marsha Warnke

Blue Sparrow Pilates
San Francisco, California USA

Marsha received her certification as a STOTT PILATES® Instructor in 2001, and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2008.  Marsha has always had a passion for body movement and dance, having spent over twenty years as a professional ballet dancer, instructor and choreographer.  She holds a Masters of Science Education in Exercise Physiology from the University of Kansas, and is a certified Clinical Exercise Specialist and Health Fitness Specialist through the American College of Sports Medicine.  Marsha brings her extensive knowledge of anatomy, as well as a genuine enthusiasm for bodywork to each workout.  

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