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Merrithew Health & Fitness™ Partners with Thomas Wellness Group as Their Official Equipment Distributor in Spain and Andorra

TORONTO, February 26 2014 – Merrithew Health & Fitness™ (MH&F) is pleased to announce their partnership with Thomas Wellness Group (TWG), specialists in wellness facility design, to be their official distributor in Spain and Andorra, expanding the reach of MH&F’s high-caliber Pilates and fitness equipment and accessories throughout the regions.

“Our mission is to motivate people of all ages and life stages to lead healthier lives through high-quality fitness brands, high-caliber education and premium equipment,” says Lindsay G. Merrithew, President and CEO, MH&F. “This partnership with Thomas Wellness Group allows us to better serve and grow our community of fitness and mind-body professionals in Spain and Andorra, integral parts of our global network, offering them quality fitness equipment and accessories.”

“We want to offer the best health and fitness options available on the market, it made sense to partner with Merrithew Health & Fitness based on their global reputation as The Professional’s Choice™,” notes Thomas Junquera, Founder and CEO, TWG. “The company has an unparalleled reputation in the industry and we look forward to working with them to build on their success and ensure that Spanish and Andorran studios, clubs, fitness professionals and exercise enthusiasts have access to superior products that will support their business and clients’ fitness goals.”

Merrithew Health & Fitness’ partnership with TWG builds on the company’s presence in Spain. Thomas Wellness Group will work closely with AkroStudio, MH&F’s Licensed Training Center since 2005 for STOTT PILATES® Instructor Training offering the complete repertoire of instructor courses and workshops. AkroStudio teaches in multiple locations across Spain, Chile and Argentina. Together, TWG and AkroStudio will serve the Spanish community with superior, safe and effective equipment and education.

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For more information, interviews and images, please contact:

Merrithew Health & Fitness: Lisa Richards, communications@merrithew.com
Thomas Wellness Group: Julia Vivó, jvivo@thomas.es
AkroStudio: Pablo Vera, pablo.vera@akrostudio.com  

About Merrithew Health & Fitness

Merrithew Health & Fitness™ was co-founded by Lindsay and Moira Merrithew in 1988. For over 25 years, the company has been dedicated to enriching the lives of others by providing responsible exercise modalities and innovative fitness brands across the globe. Merrithew’s premier Pilates brand, STOTT PILATES®, delivers best-in-class Pilates education and media to everyone from avid exercisers, elite athletes, and pre/post-natal clients, to rehab and fitness professionals, and is used by studios worldwide. Other high-end MH&F fitness brands includeZEN•GA™, Total Barre™ and CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™. Merrithew Health & Fitness has trained 38,000 students in over 100 countries. Merrithew’s Media Division (MMD) produces print and video-based content for professional and consumer markets. For more information visit www.merrithew.com.

About Thomas Wellness Group

Thomas Wellness Group is a Spanish company founded in 1994. They specialize in the design and equipment of Wellness areas. The company provides technical service for TechnoGym in Spain and services a large home fitness market, offering comprehensive services from space design, equipment layout and amenities selection to complete project management including ongoing maintenance services. For more information visit www.thomas.es.

About AkroStudio

AkroStudio has been providing health & fitness professionals with superior training since 2004. As the only Licensed Training Center in Spain for Merrithew Health & Fitness™ and its premier Pilates brand STOTT PILATES®, AkroStudio has successfully trained more than 4,000 Spanish-speaking fitness professionals. In 2013, the company expanded with the addition of a second facility in Madrid. As one of the leading fitness training facilities in Spain, AkroStudio partners with the School of Physiotherapy at European University of Madrid (UEM), Illustrious College of Physiotherapists of the Community of Madrid and Castilla y León, Physiotherapists Association for Training and Research (Asfif) to provide their students with premium continuing education courses. For more information visit www.akrostudio.com