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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. 

 

 

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

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

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

Rebecca Beckler


Dana Point, California USA

Rebecca has been working in the health and fitness industry since 2000 and has her BA in Adult Fitness from Marshall University in West Virginia.  She has been an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® since 2010 and CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™ and Total Barre™ since 2013. She is also a certified ACE Personal Trainer and an AFAA certified Group Fitness Instructor.  Rebecca is the proud owner of Be Buff Pilates, a boutique Pilates studio that incorporates Pilates and Functional Training.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Total Barre™, CORE™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BA, ACE, AFAA

Rene̒ Craig

The Pilates Edge, INC
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA

Rene̒ has been active in the fitness industry for the last 16 years.  In her early fitness career she was a group exercise instructor and personal trainer for the YMCA.  She was introduced to pilates in 2004 and began applying the stability principles of pilates to her personal training clients.  In 2009 she received her STOTT PILATES® certification and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health and Fitness® in 2013.

Rene̒ is the owner of The Pilates Edge, INC and is working towards becoming a LTC in Oklahoma.  She enjoys helping her clients achieve their fitness goals regardless of their fitness level and working with those who have special needs because of health issues or injuries.  She continually strives to increase her skills and knowledge of the human body and movement so her clients will receive the highest quality training available.  

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
ACE certified Personal Trainer, MAT Jumpstart Upper Extremities, Lower Extremities, Spine and Trunk, PMA Certified