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Tim Fleisher


Austin, Texas USA

Tim became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® in 2007 and moved to Brazil as a Lead IT shortly thereafter to train instructors in the STOTT PILATES method at Pilates Studio Fit; a Licensed Training Center in Sao Paulo. He moved back to the United States in 2011 and now is pursuing a Ph.D. in Neuromuscular Physiology with an emphasis on Low Back Pain Research.  Tim is a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist, a Full Body Active Release Techniques Provider, and an Active Isolated Stretching Therapist. In addition to his schoolwork and training Pilates instructors, Tim acts as the massage therapist for the University of Texas Women's Diving and Swim teams, is a USA Cycling certified coach, and coaches individuals for triathlons.  

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

Tomo Tsuchida

Calgary Pilates
Calgary, Alberta Canada

Originally from Tokyo, Tomo obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Exercise Science from Colorado State University, where she and gained extensive practical experience working with the body as an aide in orthopedic physical therapy clinics.  It was in the field of rehabilitation that Tomo discovered Pilates and she decided to pursue her STOTT PILATES® certification with the belief that the method could help people maintain a strong mind and body.  She became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2009 and continually draws from her diverse background and knowledge of the human body in teaching students and helping clients achieve their fitness goals.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BS

Tresa Sauer

The Sweatshop
St. Paul, Minnesota USA

In 2005, Tresa left a 20-year paralegal career to become a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor.  After completing her courses at The Sweatshop in St. Paul, she began teaching classes and working privately with clients there.  In 2010, Tresa became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES and remains at The Sweatshop now teaching students in addition to her client base.  Her dynamic personality and keen sense of humor bring enthusiasm to the educational setting and make her an approachable mentor and information source.  In addition to Pilates, Tresa is a TRX Suspension System, Russian Kettlebell and CrossFit enthusiast.   

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Vered Arbel

Elements In Motion
Chicago, Illinois USA

Stemming from a professional background in dance, Vered’s career shifted towards teaching as she became a certified instructor and choreographer in her own dance company. She started studying Pilates in 1991and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® in 2000, the same year she opened her own studio and STOTT PILATES Licensed Training Center. Working closely with rehabilitation centers and implementing various sports specific programs, Vered teaches clients as well as certification courses and continuing education workshops to fitness and health professionals. She is currently pursuing a degree in Exercise Science while lecturing and assistant teaching at University of Illinois at Chicago.  Elements in Motion is an approved internship site for University of Illinois at Chicago and is an approved continuing education provider and by ACSM, NSCA and NASM . 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BS Kinesiology, ACSM CPT

Vichael Mak

VIM Pilates Studio
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Vichael is the proud co-owner of VIM Pilates Studio, the STOTT PILATES® Licensed Training Center in Hong Kong. He started teaching the STOTT PILATES method in 2006 and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2010. Ambitious and passionate about teaching, Vichael completed three IT courses in less than two years and was awarded Instructor Trainer Rookie of the Year in 2012. He holds a Masters Degree in Sports Medicine and Health Science and thrives on teaching both clients and students. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BBA, Masters Sports Medicine & Health Science