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Founders’ message

Since founding Merrithew® in 1988, we have been committed to developing high-integrity programs, products and services that help people to fulfill their potential. Our philosophy is that effective and responsible exercise is the foundation to a better lifestyle – no matter what your age, level of fitness, or ability.

Lindsay G. Merrithew, Moira Merrithew

Our curriculum, equipment, videos and manuals are continually evaluated and updated to ensure they comply with modern exercise science and meet the needs of today’s fitness professionals, facility operators and retail clients. The result: programs and products that are innovative, versatile and effective and span a variety of fitness modalities for everyone.

Our Education division designs contemporary courses, videos and manuals that empower instructors to motivate, challenge and retain clients long-term. Our commitment to maintaining the high standards of our programs is just one of the reasons our graduates are in high demand worldwide.

We also take great pride in the superior design and professional craftsmanship of every piece of equipment we manufacture. Used by sports teams, health professionals, studios and fitness facilities around the world, our equipment lines are synonymous with quality in the industry.

With multiple instructional manuals and support materials, and a library of professional and consumer video covering a range of fitness modalities including STOTT PILATES®, ZEN•GA®, CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training, Total Barre® and Halo® Training there is an exercise program for everyone – from novice student to master instructor trainer. The integrity of our programs, the caliber of instruction and the breadth of choice is why millions of people worldwide entrust their fitness education and equipment choices with us.

Whether you are just getting started, want to expand your knowledge of mindful exercise, or are interested in a solution for your commercial facility or studio – we look forward to contributing to your success.

Yours in good health,

Lindsay and Moira Merrithew
Lindsay G. Merrithew, Moira Merrithew


Lindsay G. Merrithew

Lindsay G. Merrithew
President & CEO

Lindsay G. Merrithew is the driving force behind the growth of Merrithew® and its premium fitness brands: STOTT PILATES®, ZEN•GA®, CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training, Total Barre® and Halo® Training. He has been instrumental in designing, producing and marketing the company’s extensive equipment and video lines and is a member of Ontario’s prestigious Innovators Alliance for elite entrepreneurs. Lindsay was nominated twice for Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award and is a five-time recipient of PROFIT Magazine’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies award.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Performing Arts in New York City.

Moira Merrithew

Moira Merrithew
Executive Director, Education

Moira Merrithew, together with President and CEO of Merrithew®, Lindsay G. Merrithew, has spent over two decades promoting the benefits of responsible exercise through their branded programming. Together with her team, they ensure all programming is aligned with current scientific and biomechanical research. In addition to overseeing the Education Department, Moira is a content creator and featured performer in the extensive DVD series. A published author and media personality, she presents at numerous fitness industry events all over the globe. After an accomplished career as principal dancer with the City Ballet of Toronto and the Atlantic Ballet Company, Moira Merrithew went on to retrain and certify as a Pilates instructor under the tutelage of Romana Kryzanowska at the original studio founded by the late Joseph H. Pilates.