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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 Health & Fitness™ 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.  

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, SPX, ISP, CORE™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
MA

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. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, SPX, CORE™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
Physiotherapist, Personal Trainer, GYROTONIC®, TRX, TRX- Rip Trainer

Laura Hicks


Franklin, Tennessee USA
Laura’s passion for movement stems from her background as a classical ballet dancer. She has danced professionally throughout California, and currently performs with the North Atlanta Dance Theatre. Laura became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2005 and an Instructor Trainer in 2008. Her dance experience has provided her with an exceptional understanding of alignment and movement, and her work with clients ranging from athletes to post rehabilitation patients has afforded her great skill in personalizing workouts to suit every activity level.
IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

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 Health & Fitness™ 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

International Training Centre
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 Health & Fitness Master Instructor Trainer specializing in STOTT PILATES®. Laureen is a featured performer and associate producer of many Merrithew Health & Fitness DVDs, the associate editor of numerous teaching manuals and author of articles in several industry publications.Prior to joining Merrithew Health & Fitness, 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
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BFA, NSCA CSCS