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Danica Larson

The Sweatshop
St. Paul, Minnesota USA

Danica became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2003, motivated by her desire to share the mental and physical consciousness and balance she found in Pilates.  In 2008 she moved on to become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™, specializing in STOTT PILATES. She currently teaches at the SweatShop in St. Paul, Minnesota where she enjoys helping students and clients alike to improve their strength, posture and body awareness.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Daniela González Ares

Complete Body Movement, Ireland
Dublin, Ireland

Daniela González Ares is a Lead Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES®, Total Barre™ and ZENGA™ and is owner of Complete Body Movement in Ireland a MH&F Licensed Training Center. Residing in Dublin since 1994, Daniela (called Dani by friends and family), was born to Spanish parents in the Netherlands and is a fluent speaker in various languages. She has always been interested in sport, particularly in swimming, karate, gymnastics and horse riding. Unfortunately Daniela suffered a horse-riding accident in her early twenties, which indirectly led her back to the gym, and a move to Ireland led her to STOTT PILATES. Daniela owns a personal training and Pilates Studio called AJNA in Dublin, is a certified gyrotonic instructor, certified yoga instructor, massage therapist and pink ribbon instructor. In 2012 Daniela received the award for Outstanding Personal Achievement by Merrithew Health & Fitness.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, Total Barre™, ZEN•GA™ Matwork
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Daniella Mallach

Danielle Mallach Pilates
Tel Aviv, Israel

Prior to becoming an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ and Lead IT for STOTT PILATES®, Daniella, a former professional classical ballet dancer, successfully ran her own school of classical ballet and fitness in Israel for 18 years. In addition to her dance background, Daniella holds a bachelor's degree in Social Sciences and Education from Haifa University, and in 2004 became an Isometrics Rehabilitation Specialist. Her well-rounded background has allowed Daniella the opportunity to coach championship aerobics and gymnastics teams and to treat and train professional athletes from all disciplines.  Daniella is the proud owner of the first, and still the only STOTT PILATES Licensed Training Center in Israel.  She most enjoys teaching the therapeutic applications of Pilates, and helping clients with injuries and rehabilitation issues.  She has taught courses and workshops and presented at fitness conferences throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East. 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, Rehab, SPX®
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
B.Soc.Sc

Darcy McMurray

West Coast Pilates & Health; & Full Circle Studio
Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Darcy is an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® and owner of Full Circle Pilates and Health in Vancouver, British Columbia.  Her extensive dance background lead her to Toronto, in 2001, to study the STOTT PILATES method, and in 2003 she was asked to join the company as an Instructor Trainer.  Darcy has travelled internationally for Merrithew Health & Fitness, training instructors, conducting workshops and exams.  She has also helped create DVD’s, manuals, course support material and workshops for the organization.  In 2008, Darcy opened her own studio, Full Circle Pilates and Health, where she teaches private and small classes, as well as trains Pilates instructors.  Darcy’s fascination with the intricacies of the human body motivates her to continually attend workshops and study anatomy to deepen her understanding of what moves us.   

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

Debra Hunt

The Sweatshop Fitness Club
Inver Grove Heights, Minnestoa USA

Debra began her journey as a highly accomplished Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® in 2006.  Her Pilates training is complemented with a strong background in dance and gymnastics, whereby she obtained her BA in dance. She works with people in all states of health, wellness, recovery and restoration. Debra revels in learning about new, innovative mind-body modalities and anatomy. This is exemplified by her enthusiasm and leadership in ZEN•GA™ and  other mindful movement directions such as Pilates, Yoga, Alexander Technique, Postural Restoration, Anatomy Trains, Mindful-Based Stress Reduction, and Franklin Method.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, ZEN•GA™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BA