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COE 2012 Awards

The Partner Profile focuses on a particular partner of Merrithew Health & Fitness™ who aims to educate their community on the value of Merrithew product and service offerings. 

This community is comprised of remarkable members of whom we’re very proud. At our 2012 Community of Excellence™ conference, we had the opportunity to say thank you to all of our partners for their hard work and to highlight a selection of their achievements at our Awards Gala. 

The awards ceremony honored excellence in a number of categories.

A big congratulations to all who received awards at this years Community of Excellence Conference.



Rookie of the Year (IT) - Vichael Mak
Awarded to an Instructor Trainer who has come on board since the 2009 COE Conference and has achieved and/or exceeded their targets and exemplified professionalism by servicing their territory to the best of their ability.
Left to Right: Vichael Mak, Stefania Della Pia, 

Elizabeth Ellison (2009 Recipient)



Networker of the Year (LTC) - Mindful Movement Collective
Awarded to a Licensed Training Center owner who has gone above and beyond to forge new relationships within the industry and strengthen the STOTT PILATES® brand in their community and beyond between 2009 and 2012.

Pictured: Ineke Rush, Owner of Mindful Movement Collective



Going the Extra Mile (IT) - Brigitte Wrenn
Awarded to an Instructor Trainer who has gone above and beyond assisting instructors and students and promoting the STOTT PILATES® method and brand. 

Left to Right: Brigitte Wrenn, Stefania Della Pia 



BHAG - Most Trained 4th Place (LTC) - B Cube Pilates & Yoga
Awarded to the 5 Licensed Training Centers with the highest total number of students trained since the 2009 COE Conference.

Left to Right: Wataru Kamiizumi (Owner of B Cube), Lesley Hopps, Sarah Chater



BHAG - Most Trained 2nd Place (LTC) - Pilates StudioFit
Awarded to the 5 Licensed Training Centers with the highest total number of students trained since the 2009 COE Conference.

Left to Right (Top): Lesley Hopps, Jaqueline Barreto (IT, Pilates StudioFit), Sarah Chater
Pictured on screen (Bottom): Leo Yamada, Owner of Pilates StudioFit





Social Media Networker of the Year (LTC) 
Pilates Training Center Hawaii

Awarded to the Licensed Training Center that best demonstrates being online 'savvy' by promoting their business and the STOTT PILATES® brand on the web through social media channels.

Pictured: Jayme Newhouse, Owner of Pilates Training Center Hawaii 



Sales Achievement Award - Accessories and DVDs (LTC) 
B Cube Pilates & Yoga

Awarded to the Licensed Training Center who has delivered the highest sales of our retail accessories and DVDs.

Left to Right: Sandy Gardner, Wataru Kamiizumi (Owner of B Cube), Beth Gibbs-Bartel



Peoples Choice Awards (LTC) - Akro Studio
Chosen by their peers, this award is given to the Licensed Training Center that has made such an extraordinary contribution that their peers would like to recognize them.  This achievement encompasses growth, overcoming obstacles, gaining new business, mentorship, and overall contribution to the industry.  

Left to Right: John Garey (Co-owner of John Garey Fitness & Pilates, 2009 Recipient), Angel Garcia (Owner of Akro Studio), Sarah Chater 



Outstanding Performance Award (IT) - Anneliese Burns-Wilson
Awarded to the Instructor Trainer who consistently receives exemplary reviews from their peers and students for their outstanding performance in delivery of educational content.

Left to Right: Anneliese Burns-Wilson, Stefania Della Pia



Community Achievement Award (LTC) - 
Pacific Northwest Pilates

Awarded to the Licensed Training Center/ Instructor Trainer who has made an outstanding contribution to their surrounding community and the fitness community at large.

Left to Right: Tracy O'Hagan (Certification Manager at Pacific Northwest Pilates), Melanie Byford-Young (Co-Owner of Pacific Northwest Pilates)



Community of Excellence™ Award (LTC) - 
B Cube Pilates & Yoga

Awarded to the Licensed Training Center that has been working with Merrithew Health & Fitness™ for over (5) years, has continually been a top performer, has been successful in their efforts to grow and support the STOTT PILATES® brand, and ensures Instructor Trainer professional development is a top priority

Left to Right: Moira Merrithew, Wataru Kamiizumi (Owner of B Cube), Lindsay Merrithew



Community of Excellence™ Award (LTC) - 
John Garey Fitness & Pilates

Awarded to the Licensed Training Center that has been working with Merrithew Health & Fitness™ for over (5) years, has continually been a top performer, has been successful in their efforts to grow and support the STOTT PILATES® brand, and ensures Instructor Trainer professional development is a top priority

John Garey (Co-Owner of John Garey Fitness & Pilates), Moira Merrithew, Mike Beauchamp (Co-Owner of John Garey Fitness & Pilates), Lindsay Merrithew



Rookie of the Year (LTC) - YMCAfit
Awarded to a Licensed Training Center that has come on board since the 2009 COE Conference and has achieved and/or exceeded their targets and exemplified professionalism by servicing their territory to the best of their ability.

Left to Right: Ole Eugenio (co-owner of Options Studio, 2009 Recipient), Brigitte Wrenn (IT & Education Director from YMCAfit) 



Leadership & Mentoring Award (LTC) - 
Vivian Zapanta Pilates Studio

Awarded to a Licensed Training Center that has gone above and beyond to support new business ventures or their efforts in support of an LTC who is a recent addition to the team.

Pictured: Vivian Zapanta, Owner of Vivian Zapanta Pilates Studio 



Going the Extra Mile (LTC) - Pilates Italia
Awarded to a Licensed Training Center who has gone above and beyond assisting instructors and students and promoting the STOTT PILATES® method and brand. 

Pictured: Claudia Fink, Owner of Pilates Italia 



BHAG - Most Trained 5th Place (LTC) - Equilibrium Studio
Awarded to the 5 Licensed Training Centers with the highest total number of students trained since the 2009 COE Conference.

Left to Right: Gayle Eubanks (IT, Equilibrium), Eva Powers (IT, Equilibrium), Lesley Hopps, Sarah Chater



BHAG - Most Trained 3rd Place (LTC) - 
John Garey Fitness & Pilates

Awarded to the 5 Licensed Training Centers with the highest total number of students trained since the 2009 COE Conference.

Left to Right: John Garey, Mike Beauchamp (Co-Owners of John Garey Fitness & Pilates), Lesley Hopps, Sarah Chater



BHAG - Most Trained 1st Place (LTC) - Akro Studio
Awarded to the 5 Licensed Training Centers with the highest total number of students trained since the 2009 COE Conference.

Left to Right: Pablo Vera (IT, Akro Studio), Lesley Hopps, Angel Garcia (Owner of Akro Studio), Sarah Chater 



Marketing & Communications (LTC) - 
John Garey Fitness & Pilates

Awarded to the Licensed Training Center that has shown a consistent dedication to their marketing & communication efforts in alignment with the STOTT PILATES® brand.

Mike Beauchamp, John Garey (Co-Owners of John Garey Fitness & Pilates), Kerrie Lee Brown, Lesley Hopps 



Equipment Distributor of the Year (Distributor) - 
Leisure Concepts Australia

Awarded to the Commercial Equipment Distributor who has demonstrated exceptional performance against sales targets and a commitment to marketing, while providing exceptional customer service. 

Left to Right: Sandy Gardner, Carl Dermott (Leisure Concepts Australia), Sean Fitzpatrick 



Sales Achievement Award - Commercial Equipment (LTC) -
Bodycenter Studios

Awarded to the Licensed Training Center who has delivered the highest sales through the RFQ (Request for Quote) Program.

Left to Right: Daniel Roherty, Kristi Quinn (Owner of Bodycenter Studios), Sandy Gardner 



Leadership & Mentoring Award (IT) - Melanie Byford-Young
Awarded to the Instructor Trainer who personifies the qualities of a mentor to his/her students and peers.

Pictured: Melanie Byford-Young, Sarah Chater



Outstanding Personal Achievement (IT) - Daniela Gonzalez
Awarded to the Instructor Trainer who is always in search of ways to improve their knowledge base and teaching skills or has achieved something of note.

Left to Right: Daniela Gonzalez, Stefania Della Pia 



Community Achievement Award (IT) - PJ O'Clair
Awarded to the Licensed Training Center/ Instructor Trainer who has made an outstanding contribution to their surrounding community and the fitness community at large.

Left to Right: PJ O'Clair, Stefania Della Pia 



Community of Excellence™ Award (LTC) - Akro Studio
Awarded to the Licensed Training Center that has been working with Merrithew Health & Fitness™ for over (5) years, has continually been a top performer, has been successful in their efforts to grow and support the STOTT PILATES® brand, and ensures Instructor Trainer professional development is a top priority 

Left to Right: Moira Merrithew, Angel Garcia (Owner of Akro Studio), Lindsay Merrithew