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Carita Lesche

Stockholm Pilates Center
Stockholm, Sweden

Carita lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden where she runs the Stockholm Pilates Center, a STOTT PILATES® Licensed Training Center since 2004. Carita has been an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ since 2009, as a STOTT PILATES Lead and Rehab Instructor Trainer and possesses a wide-ranging field of experience. She is qualified through the University College of Sports as a Physical Education teacher and as a Dance teacher from the University College of Dance in Sweden. She is a Massage Therapist, a registered Naprapath practitioner, and a certified SAFE Personal Trainer. Carita excels at bringing her extensive knowledge to her Pilates teaching.  

Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, Rehabilitation
Massage, Naprapathy, SAFE

Carlos Yuste Vaquerizo

Jakarta, Indonesia

Carlos Yuste Vaquerizo’s high energy and youthful humor makes him an impressive motivator, displaying his passion in all aspects of his work. He became a Certified Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® in 2006 and CORE™ in 2013. He has continually distributed his knowledge through teaching in Europe, South America and Asia. Carlos brings a high degree of knowledge to the forefront, with his advanced education and certification in physiotherapy from the University of Nursing and Physiotherapy of Castilla in Spain.  Carlos continually strives for more and exemplifies his passion, as he is actively involved in management of the International Education Department of his affiliated studios.

Matwork , Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, CORE™

Carol Burnham

Northeast Pilates Education Center
Gloucester, Massachusetts USA

Carol began her training with STOTT PILATES® in 2002 and went on to become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ in 2003. She is now a Lead IT, specializing in STOTT PILATES, ZENGA™, Total Barre™, and CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™ and is part of the programming team specializing in Total Barre and ZENGA. She received a BFA in Dance from SUNY College at Purchase, NY and ran her own dance company for over a decade, performing and teaching throughout New England. Carol has continued her training in a variety of other disciplines and is an NASM Personal Trainer, a TRX® Suspension and Rip Trainer qualified instructor, a certified Spinning® instructor, a certified ZUMBA® instructor, a 200 hr &RYT) certified Yoga instructor, and an Indo-Row® qualified instructor. 

Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, ZEN•GA™, CORE™, Total Barre™
BFA in Dance

Caroline Geiger

Munich, Germany

Caroline Geiger, a trained ballet dancer, danced professionally in Munich and Stockholm during which time, she discovered Pilates as an additional form of training. She has completed her STOTT PILATES® education in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrel and ISP in Stockholm and Munich. In the spring of 2009, she became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™, specializing in STOTT PILATES Mat and Reformer. Since her return to her home city of Munich in autumn 2006, she has been part of the Pilates Body team. She has since also worked at various conferences in collaboration with Michaela Bimbi‐Dresp.

Matwork, Reformer

Caroline Murray

Oxfordshire Pilates Studio
Witney, UK

Caroline comes from an athletic background with 15 years experience in personal training and fitness class instruction including aerobics, circuits, step and body conditioning. In 2003 she trained and qualified in Sports Massage Therapy and has been able to incorporate this therapy knowledge into her Pilates teaching. Caroline began her STOTT PILATES® training in 2004 and has been an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ since 2007. Whilst teaching the STOTT PILATES courses and workshops she still enjoys teaching her own clients.

Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels