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All Instructors

Kimberlee Strome

Northeast Pilates
Reisertstown, Maryland USA

Kimberlee has been studying and teaching the STOTT PILATES® method since 2002,  and in 2007 went on to become an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™, specializing in STOTT PILATES Mat and Reformer. Kimberlee's passion is teaching and she holds a Master's in Education from Lesley University. In 2006 she started a successful Pilates program at LifeBridge Health and Fitness in Baltimore, MD, where she currently teaches full-time. In 2008, LBHF became a Licensed Training Center satellite affiliated with Northeast Pilates. Kimberlee is also a Total Barre™, and ZEN•GA™ instructor, and teaches Mad Dogg Spinning, TRX®, and  Yoga.  

Matwork, Reformer
MEd., Mad Dogg, TRX, Yoga Certification

Kristi Quinn

Bodycenter Instructor Training Studio
Seattle, Washington USA

Kristi received her MA in Dance at American University in Washington, D.C. in 1997, with core competencies in teaching, kinesiology, and choreography. She has danced professionally throughout the U.S and across Europe before becoming an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ and a Lead IT for STOTT PILATES® in 2002.   Kristi realizes her passion for training new Pilates Instructors at Bodycenter Studios, her studio and a Licensed Training Center for the STOTT PILATES method in Seattle, Washington.  

Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, SPX, ISP, CORE™, Total Barre™, ZEN∙GA™ Mat, ZEN∙GA™ Equipment

Krisztián Mélykuti

Pilates Balance Studio Budapest
Budapest, Hungary

Krisztián comes from a background as a ballet dancer and became a STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer in 2006. Since then he graduated at Semmelweis University Faculty of Health Sciences as a physiotherapist. He also qualified as a personal trainer at the Hungarian University of Physical Education. At his studio in Budapest, Hungary, he teaches the STOTT PILATES program as well as GYROTONIC®, TRX, TRX- Rip Training, and trains a variety of clients including dancers, athletes and agile recreational clients. As a physiotherapist, Krisztián works with patients who have neurological, rheumatological and orthopedical problems and rehabilitates trauma injuries. 

Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, SPX, CORE™
Physiotherapist, Personal Trainer, GYROTONIC®, TRX, TRX- Rip Trainer

Laura Hicks

Inspire Health
Franklin, Tennessee USA

Laura began her Pilates career in 2005 while dancing as a professional ballerina.  In 2008, Laura became an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™, specializing in STOTT PILATES®. She began teaching courses and private clients at Inspire Health, the STOTT PILATES Licensed Training Center in Atlanta, GA.  In 2011, she moved to the outskirts of Nashville and opened her own studio. There, she hosts training courses as she continues to grow her family and the STOTT PILATES community in central Tennessee. Laura is passionate about educating and mentoring students, and she loves being a part of their respective journeys.

Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP

Laura Puccini

Pilates Italia
Milan, Italy

Since earning her university ISEF (Instituto superior di educazione fisica) degree, Laura has dedicated her professional career to teaching and furthering her own knowledge of all aspects of fitness and health.  Laura is a fully certified STOTT PILATES® instructor and was recently named an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™. She is a certified personal trainer and has a number of other certificates, including Technogym, AGY (anti-gravity yoga using the Christopher Harrison Method), and has been certified to teach Functional Fitness Training and Kettlebells since 2009. Laura has very good one-to-one relationships with her clients, and has recently been named health advisor for an eco-resort concept which has been given support by a number of Italian and foreign entities for its innovative ability to integrate green, heathy farming and food, and tourism.

ISEF Degree