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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:

Monique Lavoie

Pilates Certification Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada

An Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ since 1997, Monique specializes ZEN•GA™ and is a Lead IT for STOTT PILATES®. She is the owner and director of 3 Pilates studios and a STOTT PILATES Licensed Training Center in Winnipeg, Manitoba. A graduate of The National Ballet School and a former owner of a fitness studio in Toronto, Monique combines over 20 years of teaching experience in dance and fitness with her knowledge of Pilates to ensure that clients and students experience the best in Mind-Body exercise. She is a past presenter for both the Ontario and Manitoba Fitness Counsels and can teach certification courses, evaluate or examine for certification in the French language.

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

Nahit Baylan


Istanbul, Turkey

 

Nahit Baylan received his Bachelor of Science in Body Education and Sports and Master’s Degree in Sports and Health Sciences from Marmara University, where he also completed research in Pilates. He is currently completing his Ph.D. on the effects of recovery techniques on muscle damage in the Movement and Training Sciences Department at Marmara University. The only Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® in Turkey, Nahit lectures on sports and fitness for various federations. Additionally, he was a tennis player in the Turkish Tennis league and worked as a strength and conditioning coach for the Turkish National Tennis Team. Since 2000, he has been working in the fitness sector as a trainer and manager and is the founder of Fitkon Personal Training & Pilates, which has two studio locations in Istanbul, Turkey.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
MSc, NSCA CSCS

Natalie Gennett

Northeast Pilates Education Centers
Manchester, Massachusettes USA

A native of upstate New York, Natalie earned her Masters Degree in Nutrition Management from Rochester Institute of Technology, and is a Registered Dietitian (RD).   After working five years in critical care as a Nutrition Support Dietitian, she yearned to improve the quality of life and health of her clients outside the critical care environment.  Natalie began her STOTT PILATES® training in 2002 and became a Certified Instructor in 2006.  She has taught Pilates and group fitness at the Denver Corporate Training Center since 2008 and became and Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2009.  Natalie is passionate about teaching students and enjoys making a difference in her clients’ lives.  Her enthusiasm for her work is evident as she works tirelessly with students to help develop their skills, confidence and a love for their new career path.     

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