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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.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
CORE™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
ISEF Degree

Laureen DuBeau

MERRITHEW Corporate Training Center
Toronto, Ontario Canada

Laureen is an integral member of a dynamic team responsible for the global development and implementation of training and certification programs. Her spirited approach to teaching has made Laureen a vibrant international presenter, trainer and examiner. An NSCA certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, she began teaching Pilates in 1995 and is now a MERRITHEW™ Master Instructor Trainer specializing in STOTT PILATES®. Laureen is a featured performer and associate producer of many MERRITHEW DVDs, the associate editor of numerous teaching manuals and author of articles in several industry publications.

Prior to joining MERRITHEW, Laureen worked for Tennis Canada where she was responsible for Canadian and international public relations in the capacity of media relations and communications, player relations and event organization. Laureen studied Dance and Physical Education at York University in Toronto where she graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, Total Barre™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BFA, NSCA CSCS

Laurentia Kartika Kavriani

Vitruvian Pilates Studio
Jakarta, Indonesia

Laurentia was trained in ballet and traditional dance at young age and it is through her passion in body movement that she was intrigued to learn about Pilates. She received her STOTT PILATES® certification in 2012 and became a certified Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2014. She is now teaching clients at Vitruvian Pilates Studio, a Licensed Training Centre in Jakarta, Indonesia. Along with the STOTT PILATES method, Laurentia is also qualified in CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™ and Total Barre™.

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

LeeAnn Silvey


Richmond, Viriginia USA

In 1997, LeeAnn began working with the prevention, emergency care, maintenance and rehabilitation of athletic injury, then spent two years instructing in the Athletic Training Program at James Madison University in Virginia. Pilates became her passion in 2004, and in 2007 she became an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES. The same year, she joined Balance Pilates Training Center as an instructor. LeeAnn’s education includes a BS in Sports Medicine from the State University of New York at Cortland and an MS in Exercise Physiology from James Madison University. She has been working in the fitness industry for over a decade with a variety of certifications including NATA Athletic Trainer, ACE Personal Trainer and AFAA Group Exercise Instructor and is also an IT for ZENGA™ Matwork and Equipment. LeeAnn enjoys working with an individual’s needs, and loves sharing her knowledge and skills of instruction to her clients and students. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, ZEN•GA™ Mat, ZEN•GA™ Equipment
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BS, Sports Medicine; MS, Exercise Physiology

Lesley Spalding

Balance: Pilates Training Center
Richmond, Virginia USA

Lesley received her STOTT PILATES® certification in 2008 and became an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2009. Her education also includes an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration from Northern Virginia Community College. Lesley’s experience in the fitness industry spans over 20 years and she holds certifications that include AFFA Primary, Yogafit Level 1 & 2, and ReFlex Aerial Yoga. In addition to teaching STOTT PILATES education, Lesley works as a PLC Provider at Back in Motion Physical Therapy and she is partnered with National Multiple Sclerosis Society as an MS Movement Specialist.   Lesley directs the impressive “Art of Movement” Program at The Workhouse Arts Center, and whether working in a private setting, teaching a STOTT PILATES course or workshop, she loves sharing her knowledge from her training with others.

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