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JOana Meneses


New York, New York United States

JOana received her STOTT PILATES® instructor certification at the Toronto Corporate Training Center in 2001 and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2002.  JOana is a certified yoga teacher and the founder of BodyRoots Fitness Studio in New York City. Previously the head of the Pilates program at an elite fitness club in NYC and with over 13 years of experience, JOana now offers personally tailored, one-on-one training in her private downtown Manhattan loft space. A proud former Lululemon Althetica brand ambassador, JOana has been featured in several STOTT PILATES professional fitness DVDs, Pilates Style magazine, Shape magazine, The New York Times and has trained high profile clients in NYC including Jimmy Fallon and Edie Falco.

 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Chair, Cadillac, Barrels
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
TRX™, Kettlebell Concepts

Jo-Anne Repond Bunbury

Calgary Pilates
Calgary, Alberta Canada

Jo-Anne is an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™, specializing in ZEN•GA™ Mindful Movement, and is a Lead Instructor Trainer for STOTT PILATES®, whose experience and practice spans over 10 years. She has taught STOTT PILATES® courses and conducted exams in Canada, Japan, South Korea, USA, and Brazil, and has presented workshops for local and national industry conferences. Jo-Anne is also an Instructor Trainer who specializes in
A former dancer and choreographer with a passion for human kinetics, Jo-Anne first discovered Pilates while in New York pursuing her Master’s of Arts at NYU through her studies in dance, education, movement analysis and kinesiology.  Since first becoming certified she has had the privilege to work with diverse groups such as physiotherapists, trained athletes, and breast cancer survivors.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, SPX, ZEN•GA™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BA, MA

Jodi Solie Berger

Jodi’s Pilates Studio
Regina, Saskatchewan Canada

After becoming Regina’s first certified instructor in 2000, Jodi Berger founded Regina’s first Pilates studio in 2001 and has now established her studio as the only Merrithew Health & Fitness™ Licensed Training Centre in Saskatchewan.  Jodi is an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness, specializing in STOTT PILATES®, where she teaches courses, evaluates, and examines for STOTT PILATES certification. While rehabilitating an injured hip and knee, Jodi was introduced to Pilates and has worked with many clients since, from those chronic conditions and injuries, to athletes wanting to enhance their performance.  She holds Full Certification in Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, and Barrels, along with Injuries and Special Populations,  Jodi’s experience and expertise in Pilates, combined with her passion, enthusiasm, yet gentle approach along with over 15 years of teaching experience make her an exceptional instructor.

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

John Garey

John Garey Fitness & Pilates
Long Beach, California USA

As a Master Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™, John is an integral part of the programming team specializing in STOTT PILATES® and CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™ and has starred in over 60 Fitness and Pilates DVDs, mostly for MH&F.  John is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA, a Personal Trainer from the American Council on Exercise, and earned his MS in Physical Education from New York University.  A STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor since 2001, John is an accomplished Pilates and Fitness Presenter currently representing Merrithew Health & Fitness and has presented workshops and lectures in more than 14 countries internationally and throughout the USA. He has contributed to and appeared in many international publications, including Men’s Fitness, Shape, ePregnancy, Pilates Style and the LA Times.  John is the President and Founder of John Garey Fitness & Pilates where he serves as the Executive Program Director. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, SPX, CORE™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
MS, NSCA CSCS

Jolanda Hoefnagel

k'dans, studio' in beweging'
Hague, Netherlands

Jolanda has a passion for movement and for the last 12 years, specifically in the Pilates method.  After years of study, she became a physical education teacher at a high school, specializing in a number of different sports and especially in dance. During that time, she developed remedial after-school teaching programs as well as studying massage therapy. She has a great interest in anatomy and is fascinated by fascia and how it can be integrated in a Pilates program.  As an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES®, Jolanda has a passion for sharing her knowledge with students and teachers. She is the owner of K'dans, currently the only Licensed Training Center in The Netherlands where she teaches a variety of fitness modalities, with STOTT PILATES as the base for all movement.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
Physical Education Teacher, Massage Therapist , Movement Rehab Specialist for children