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Lisa Lewis

Gigi’s Pilates Studio (Satellite Location for Victory Pilates)
Des Moines, Iowa USA

Lisa became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2006 and an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2011 and ZENGA™ Mindful Movement in 2013. She is an ISCA certified personal trainer, TRX trained, and is also a certified breast cancer exercise specialist. Lisa earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance with Honors and Highest Distinction from the University of Iowa in 2006.  Lisa enjoys working with a wide range of Pilates clients; from those recovering from surgery to highly conditioned athletes. In addition to teaching Pilates, Lisa dances and performs professionally with Hurley & Dancers, a modern dance company in Des Moines, and teaches dance to a variety of levels and ages. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, ZEN∙GA™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BFA, ISCA

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, 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: