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Patricia Tyler

BodyFit Studio
Cairo, Egypt

Originally from South Africa, Patricia is the owner of the BodyFit Studio in Cairo, Egypt, the country's first dedicated Pilates Studio.  With an extensive background in sports and fitness, dating back to 1983, she started teaching the STOTT PILATES® method in 2005, and went on to complete full certification in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, and Barrels, together with Injuries and Special Populations in 2010. In 2012 she became Egypt's first Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES.  She now teaches courses, presents workshops and examines students for certification.   Patricia also has certifications in Personal Training (ACE), Group Fitness (AFFA), Spinning (Mad Dogg Athletics), Yogafit and TRX group Suspension Training systems.  With a passion for teaching, Patricia is always keen to share her knowledge with students and clients alike.

Matwork, Reformer
ACE, AFFA, Mad Dogg Athletics, TRX, Yogafit

Patrick Przyborowski

Practice Fitness
Dayton, Ohio United States

Patrick Przyborowski began teaching Pilates in Ohio in 2003, shortly after which he met his first STOTT PILATES® instructors and was so wowed by them that he started his training anew in 2004. In 2008 he opened his own Pilates, yoga and personal training studio in Dayton, Ohio. Patrick became a fully certified STOTT PILATES Instructor in 2010, and in 2012 became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness specializing in STOTT PILATES. He holds a BS in Communication, an MFA in Playwriting, and is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. Patrick teaches courses at his studio, Practice Fitness, which is now a Merrithew Health & Fitness hosting facility.  In addition to teaching Pilates and running his studio, Patrick loves strength training, running, meditation and yoga.

Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels

Paulina Vasquez

Pilates South Texas
Houston, Texas USA

Paulina first became certified as a STOTT PILATES® Instructor in 2004 and later became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES, Total Barre™ and ZEN·GA™ Mat.  Prior to her career in the fitness industry, Paulina was a dancer, having graduated with a degree in Dance Kinesiology at the National Dance School of Mexico.  Paulina has been teaching the STOTT PILATES method for over a decade both nationally and internationally.  She has taught and presented at numerous venues throughout North and South America, the Caribbean and Asia.  Based at Pilates South Texas, a MH&F Licensed Training Center, she enjoys teaching group and personal classes, as well as working with clients with injuries and special requirements. 



Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels, ISP
BFA, Gyrotonic

Peggy Struble

Floating IT
Scottsdale/ Phoenix, Arizona USA

As a former competitive ballroom dancer, Peggy became enthralled and appreciative of Pilates and its focus on core development, musculature, body stabilization and precise movement.  She became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® in 2008 and actively distributes her vast knowledge of Pilates and her advanced comprehension in kinesthetic anatomy. With additional training in Hatha and Anusara Yoga, Peggy brings an eclectic passion to her teaching whereby she is known for her multi-dimensional and adaptive learning techniques as well as her attention to detail and humorous personality. 

Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP
M. Ed. Psych, Hatha Yoga

PJ O'Clair

Northeast Pilates Education Centers
Boston, Massachusetts USA

Merrithew Health & Fitness™ Master Instructor Trainer PJ O’Clair has been a leader and consultant in the fitness industry for more than 25 years. A valuable member of the programming team, PJ specializes in STOTT PILATES®, Total Barre™ and ZEN•GA™ Mindful Movement and is the owner, president and educational director of New England-based Northeast Pilates, a STOTT PILATES Licensed Training Center. She is a featured performer and instructor in numerous fitness videos including over 30 titles with Merrithew Health & Fitness. PJ won the prestigious IDEA Program Director of the Year Award in 2008 and was a finalist in 2007. She is a sought-after speaker and consultant at fitness conferences and spas worldwide – and has written numerous articles for industry publications. No matter where she goes, PJ takes her trademark enthusiasm and dynamic personality with her.

Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, Total Barre™, ZEN•GA™
ACE Certified, Programming Director Board Member for IDEA Health & Fitness, TRX Senior Master Instructor