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About Our Instructors

Brooke Taylor

New York Corporate Training Center
New York, New York USA

Brooke has been active in the fitness industry for the past 7 years and has been an Instructor trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® since 2008.  She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a dual major, a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography and a BA in Psychology.  While pursuing a professional dance career, she discovered a new passion for fitness and holds several national fitness certifications.  Her client work specializes in corrective exercise training, cardio respiratory training, weight management, and exercise performance.  

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BA, BFA, ACE, NASM, AFAA

Anneliese Burns Wilson

New York Corporate Training Center
Cedar Knolls, New Jersey USA

Anneliese was a professional ballet dancer and competitive ballroom dancer when she was introduced to Pilates in 1990 as the result of a car accident. In 2003 she was introduced to STOTT PILATES® and became a fully certified Instructor in 2004.  She became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™, specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2005 and was named as one of the original Lead Instructor Trainers in 2009. Anneliese is also an Instructor Trainer specializing in ZEN•GA™ Mindful Movement. Anneliese is the proud owner of abc for dance which creates educational materials and teaching tools for dance educators.  She also spent several years developing programming materials for senior independent living facilities and was recognized with awards from the fitness community for the screening evaluation she designed for active older adults.  Anneliese thoroughly enjoys being an Instructor Trainer and working with her personal clients.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, SPX, ZEN•GA™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
MAT Jumpstart Upper Extremities, Lower Extremities, Spine and Trunk, ISTD, USISTD, ACE, PATD, IADMS

Tara Gregorio

New York Corporate Training Center
New York, New York USA

With over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry, Tara brings a dynamic style of teaching to her STOTT PILATES® instruction and is known for her precision, patience and guidance when training students. Tara graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1999 with a BSC in Fitness Management, and has worked at a variety of elite facilities throughout the United States. An Tara earned her STOTT PILATES certification in 2002, before becoming an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ in 2003, where she specializes in STOTT PILATES as a Lead IT. In 2006 she moved to New York City to help pioneer and oversee the STOTT PILATES Corporate Training Center where she works training and examining students in the New York area.  Tara is the proud owner of a Pilates and Yoga studio in Cold Spring, NY and is an experienced ACE Personal Trainer and Mad Dogg Spinning® Instructor.

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

Marcela Bragagnolo

New York Corporate Training Center
New York, New York USA

A professional dancer, Marcela was first introduced to Pilates as a means of conditioning.  She became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2001 and in 2007 she progressed to the level of Instructor Trainer for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ specializing in STOTT PILATES.  Marcela’s long history with body movement began with training in classical dance in her native Argentina and moved on to contemporary dance in New York City.  She has danced with Ballet Proarte in Argentina, the Ballet Nacional de Cuba, and Ballet de l’Opera de Paris, and holds a French National Diploma in Ballet Teaching and a National Certification from the American Ballet Theatre.  Marcela’s passion is an integrated education with a focus on strong technique, a healthy body and a free spirit. 

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