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Michael Christensen

Natural Balance Pilates
Bryrup, Denmark

Michael is co-owner and CEO of the STOTT PILATES® Licensed Training Center in Denmark and an Instructor for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES. He travels regularly to other locations to teach and present to students and instructors. A professional ballet and modern dancer in the early 1990’s, Michael has been using Pilates as a part of his training regime for many years. He is a qualified physical education teacher who has now streamlined his focus to share his knowledge of the STOTT PILATES method with instructors all over the world.

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

Michaela Bimbi-Dresp

The Pilatesbody
Munich, Germany

Beginning in early childhood, Michaela studied dance in her native Germany and throughout Europe. While spending time in the US, she received ACE Certifications as a Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer, and taught classes including step-aerobics, kickboxing, and senior fitness. She then completed her STOTT PILATES® Certification in New York and the UK and is now an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in Total Barre™ and as a Lead IT for STOTT PILATES. In 2002, Michaela became owner and operator of Pilatesbody, the first STOTT PILATES Certification Center in Munich, Germany. Michaela has appeared in several TV programs including Pilates, Fitness and Health and completed a Masters Degree in Business Administration at Freie Universität, West Berlin.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, Total Barre™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
MBA, ACE

Michele Carini


Ottawa, Ontario Canada

A native Californian and graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles, Michele began teaching the STOTT PILATES® method in 2005 when she left her marketing career to pursue her passion for Pilates full time. She became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2009, and taught in the Netherlands prior to relocating to Ottawa, Canada in 2010. Michele is also a PMA Certified Instructor and on-going student of anatomy, biomechanics and injuries. Known for her enthusiasm and inspirational teaching, Michele’s lessons are infused with her experience and education in other Mind-body techniques including The Feldenkrais Method, Yoga, and The Franklin Method. 

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

Michelle Gantz

Bodycenter Instructor Training Studio
Seattle, Washington USA

Michelle obtained her STOTT PILATES® certification in 2006 and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2009.  She is also a licensed massage therapist and has been a certified yoga instructor for more than 12 years. Michelle enjoys working privately with clients, drawing from her diverse background to help them develop strength and find efficient movement and that best fits their lifestyle and limitations.  She frequently works with special client populations recovering from knee or hip replacements and spinal cord injuries and thrives on finding the right exercise solution for their needs.  

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
LMP

Moira Merrithew

International Training Centre
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Moira Merrithew, together with President and CEO of Merrithew Health & Fitness, Lindsay G. Merrithew, has spent over two decades promoting the benefits of responsible exercise through their brands STOTT PILATES®, ZEN•GA™, Total Barre™ and CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training. Working closely with a team of physical therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, they ensure all programming is aligned with current scientific and biomechanical research.

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