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Instructor Trainer bios

The members of our esteemed team of Pilates 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.

Georgia Herford
Floating
Melbourne, Australia

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Mat & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
Pilates ITC Cert IV, Cert III Aligned Health Assistant

Bio

Georgia comes from a classical and contemporary dance background. A dance-related injury in 2002 introduced her to STOTT PILATES® as part of her recovery. The results had a profound effect on her. A year later, she completed the Matwork course, and began her journey toward becoming a full-time instructor. By 2011, Georgia had become a fully certified STOTT PILATES instructor. 

Working as a full-time instructor for the past 16 years, Georgia’s eye for detail and deep understanding of Pilates has empowered her clients to better understand their bodies. Her love for biomechanics and continued education has now led Georgia to become an Instructor Trainer, with a strong desire to pass on her knowledge and experience to the next generation of instructors.

When she is not teaching courses, Georgia runs a boutique studio just outside of Melbourne, offering both studio and private sessions.

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.

Hayley Brown
Real Pilates
Dubai, UAE

IT qualifications
Total Barre®

Additional credentials and designations
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Sport and Exercise Science, Student in Masters (MS) Sports Medicine

Bio

With more than 20 years of experience in dance, Hayley has been involved in movement and wellbeing for as long as she can remember.

Following her passion to learn more about the body, Hayley completed a bachelor's degree in Sport and Exercise Science. Originally from Scotland, she discovered Pilates many years ago as part of her dance training and injury rehabilitation and decided to complete her full certification with STOTT PILATES®.

Hayley lives in Dubai, teaches full-time and is completing a master's degree in Sport and Exercise Medicine at University College London.

Hayley shares her knowledge of anatomy with passion and energy, teaching her students to truly understand, learn and apply their knowledge to their practice and teaching of Pilates, yoga and functional fitness.

She teaches Functional Anatomy courses (Level 1 & 2), STOTT PILATES Mat & Reformer courses (Level 1 & 2) and Total Barre®.

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