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Matthew Comer

Mathew Comer Pilates
Orlando, Florida USA

Matthew Comer, MS, has worked in the mind-body and wellness field for more than 20 years. He is an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® as a Lead IT, founder and co-owner of Pilates South Beach, and has a Master’s Degree in Dance and Movement Therapy. With special expertise in the post-rehabilitation applications of Pilates, Matthew blends his love and knowledge for performance enhancement, movement analysis, dance, physical therapy and Pilates into one practice.

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

Melanie Byford-Young

Pacific NW Pilates
Ridgefield , Oregon USA

Merrithew Health & Fitness™ Master Instructor Trainer Melanie graduated with a degree in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and specializes in the STOTT PILATES® Rehab Program. Specializing in orthopedics and manual therapy, she spent the next 10 years working as a physiotherapist at a private practice. In 1999, she became an IT teaching the full repertoire for Matwork, equipment as well as Injuries & Special Populations. Melanie is one of few instructors in the United States instructing the STOTT PILATES Rehabilitation Series. Utilizing Pilates for the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, brings her the most joy in her career. 

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

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