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Melina Giacomasso Caleffi

CPA Pilates
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Melina graduated from the Dance University in Campinas, Brazil in 2005, where she studied classical ballet and contemporary dance. Her background made it easier to teach people how to understand their own body and create a good quality of movement. Currently studying Physiotherapy in Brazil, Melina started her STOTT PILATES® training in 2010, and went on to become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2013. In 2013, she became the first Total Barre™ Instructor Trainer in Brazil. She continues to be an advocate of the STOTT PILATES method and the Five Basic Principles in particular.

 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Total Barre™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Melissa A. Siple

Northeast Pilates Education Centers
Manchester, Massachusetts USA

Melissa started teaching group exercise in 1985, and was certified through the American Council on Exercise (ACE).  She eventually became a CEU  provider for ACE, and certified in Personal Training and Spinning.  Melissa continued her interest in health and fitness by becoming a Physical Therapy Assistant.  In 1998, Melissa found STOTT PILATES®, and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™, specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2003. Melissa owns a studio in East Greenwich, RI and is also certified in Zumba®, Yamuna® Body Rolling, TRX® and holds belts in Krav Maga, Budokon and MMA.  Melissa graduated from the University of RI with a bachelor degree in Human Sciences, and from Bryant University with an MBA in Marketing.  She holds professional certifications from the American Society for Training & Development, Seton Hall School of Law’s Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Healthcare Compliance program, the Healthcare Compliance Association, Dale Carnegie Training, and an EMT license from the State of RI’s Department of Health.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels, ISP, SPX
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BS, MBA, PTA

Melissa Condron

Mindful Movement Collective
Newark, California USA

Melissa has always had a passion for movement and physical health, obtaining her Physical Therapy degree from Marquette University in 1989.  She became certified as a STOTT PILATES®
Instructor in 2001 after working in a variety of clinical settings with a specialized focus on Geriatric Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.  Melissa became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ in in 2002 and is a Lead IT for STOTT PILATES. She continues to add variety to her repertoire by taking new workshops and integrating that material into her programming.

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

Melissa Harrington


Boston, Massachusetts USA

Melissa Harrington is an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™, specializing as a Lead IT in STOTT PILATES®, who has been working in the fitness industry since 1995.  In addition to teaching Pilates, she is a certified Yoga instructor and faculty member of YOGAspirit, a certified Holistic Health Counselor, NSCA certified Personal Trainer and an ACE Group Exercise Instructor. Melissa lives on the north shore of Boston with her husband and two stepchildren. She is known to bring a healthy dose of humor and warmth to her teaching.

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

Melissa Kennedy

Blue Sparrow Pilates
San Francisco, California United States

Melissa’s passion for movement in its many forms began at an early age with gymnastics, swimming, diving, and dance lessons. She trained in classical ballet and modern dance and has performed professionally in Minneapolis, MN and the Bay area. Melissa began studying Pilates in 2000 and found it to be a powerful supplement to her dance training. She began her STOTT PILATES® training in 2007 and completed her full certification in 2012. In 2013, she became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES. Melissa is trained in Injuries and Special Populations and loves working with people of diverse movement backgrounds and fitness levels. She believes that movement has the potential to heal the body and mind; her goal as a movement facilitator and teacher is to guide people toward greater freedom and joy in movement and to healthier lives.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS: