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Instructor Trainer bios

The members of our esteemed team of Instructor Trainers are accomplished and internationally sought-after educators known for their comprehensive knowledge, dedication and professionalism. Each hold full certification in the STOTT PILATES® method and have achieved additional designations to complement their training.

A diverse group, they come from varied backgrounds including physical therapy, exercise science, athletic therapy, dance, and group and personal fitness training to name a few. Every member of the team strives to uphold the highest standards of training that have been developed worldwide.

Gail Lewis
Mindful Movement Collective
Newark, California, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ZEN•GA®; Total Barre®; CORE™

Additional credentials and designations
B.S., ACE, PMA

Bio

Gail received her full certification as a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2004 and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2008. She is a Gold Certified Pilates Instructor with the Pilates Method Alliance and is also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. She has complemented her Pilates training with Yoga teaching training courses. In addition to her fitness credentials, Gail holds a B.S. degree in Finance from Santa Clara University in California.

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Gayle Eubanks
Equilibrium Mind-Body Fitness
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels

Additional credentials and designations
B.A. Dance, Michigan State University, TRX, Melt Hand and Foot, Pink Ribbon, PMA

Bio

Gayle became a fully certified STOTT PILATES® instructor in 2000 then went on to become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2003. Gayle holds a B. A. in dance from Michigan State University and performed professionally as a leading dancer with Harbinger Dance Company for 12 years. She enjoys mentoring Pilates students enrolled in Equilibrium’s comprehensive training program: helping them to determine the best ways to make Pilates effective for themselves and their future clients. She is very passionate about helping her clients stay active throughout their lives. Gayle is a Breast Cancer Post-Rehab Specialist, certified through the Pink Ribbon Program. She is trained in the Gyrotonic Expansion System, TRX Suspension System and TRX Rip Training. She is also a MELT Hand and Foot Instructor.

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Gidget Anthony
Floating
Plano, Texas, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels, ISP; Total Barre®; Merrithew™ Fascial Movement

Bio

Gidget began her career in movement while performing in musical theater. Her love of dance gave way to a passion for fitness. She was a personal trainer for many years before she turned to the more mindful movements of yoga and Pilates. She opened her Pilates studio in the Dallas area in 2003. From 2012 to early 2018, she owned the Merrithew Licensed Training Center in the Dallas area. In 2016, Gidget was designated a Merrithew Lead Instructor Trainer. This has been the honor of her career. She considers teaching and educating her gift to give, and actively mentors students both during and after they complete their education programs.

Gigi Filer
Gigi’s Pilates Studio (Satellite for Victory Pilates)
Des Moines, Iowa, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels

Additional credentials and designations
ACE, AFAA, ISCA

Bio

Gigi is one-half of the heartbeat of Gigi’s Pilates Studio & Personal Training. A Des Moines native and fitness expert with more than 18 years’ experience, Gigi’s passion for fitness began early when she earned her Bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Iowa State University. Since then she’s added certifications as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and the International Sports Conditioning Association (ISCA). Gigi also is an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES® and is a certified breast cancer exercise specialist with the Pink Ribbon Program.

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Haley Shoor
Floating
New York, New York, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork, Reformer, Chair, Cadillac, Barrels

Bio

Haley Buzbee Shoor is an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer as well as Cadillac, Chair & Barrels. Haley found Pilates through her ballet training in Florida. After completing her training, she focused on teaching post-injury clients and clients with special needs. She is also a personal trainer certified through the American Council on Exercise and likes to bridge the gap between mind-body exercise and resistance training. Haley has taught in a variety of settings including gyms, corporate facilities, in-home private clients and several Pilates studios.