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Instructor Trainer bios

The Merrithew Faculty, or members of our esteemed team of Instructor Trainers, is made up of highly qualified and internationally sought-after educators who are known for their dedication, professionalism and attention to detail. All of our faculty members hold full certification in the STOTT PILATES® method and have achieved additional designations to complement their training. A diverse group, they come from various 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.

Jaada Harding-Peterson
Intermountain Pilates Training Center
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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

Bio

Jaada has been professionally committed to fitness for over 20 years. Her passion for health allows her to encourage people to attain a better quality of life. Excited to be part of IPTC, she is a Fully Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor and an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels and CORE. Discovering Pilates has been fulfilling and she loves sharing this amazing fitness approach with others. Jaada loves the Utah summers, enjoys hiking, boating and sitting by the pool, while actively pursuing many other avenues of fitness. Whether it is traditional step aerobics or kickboxing, core training to Zumba, Spinning® or yoga, she continually strives to educates herself and teach others.

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Jacqueline (Jackie) Gallant
Floating
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Chair, Cadillac & Barrels, ISP; Rehabilitation; CORE™, ZEN•GA® Mat

Additional credentials and designations
B.Sc. P.T.

Bio

Jackie has always been involved in sports, fitness and physical health, which led her to a Physical Therapy degree from Université de Montréal in 1993 and she continues to add post-graduate courses to help improve her practice. In 2005, she tried a STOTT PILATES® Mat course and saw the potential of incorporating it for her patients to help restore function and ability. She started using her anatomy background along with her new skills in Pilates and saw great results with everyone - from rehabilitation patients to group and private clients. An active teacher in Pilates for over nine years, she earned her Full STOTT PILATES Instructor Certification in 2012, and became a Lead Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES. Jackie specializes in acute and chronic general orthopedic conditions, sports medicine, post-surgery rehabilitation, breast cancer and postural dysfunction in kids and teenagers. Jackie is fluent in both French and English.

Jacquin Lin
Floating
Osaka, Japan

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

Additional credentials and designations
Physiotherapist, Redcord Neurac instructor

Bio

Jacquin graduated from the Department of Physical Therapy in Taiwan, and obtained her Physiotherapy license in 2007. During her first year working, she was introduced to a type of exercise called "Pilates" and discovered STOTT PILATES® in 2009. Jacquin noticed that many Pilates trainers were dealing with a language barrier in the process of becoming certified, so in 2014, she decided to become an Merrithew Instructor Trainer specializing in STOTT PILATES. A Redcord Neurac instructor, she uses her passion and knowledge to help others who are interested in becoming a STOTT PILATES Instructors.

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Jaeeun Kwon
Pilates S
Seoul, Republic of Korea

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

Additional credentials and designations
Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Master’s degree in Sports Medicine

Bio

Jae-eun first experienced Pilates after exhausting many other options to recover from acute disks in her lumbar and neck, and she was delighted to find her recovery significantly improved. Because she found energy and health through Pilates, she wanted to share her new passion with others by opening her own Pilates studio in 2007. Since its opening, she has helped many clients and offered other students and outlet for learning by hosting Merrithew Instructor Training courses since 2010.

Jae-eun recently completed her Master’s degree and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Sports Medicine to improve her ability in supporting her clients’ wide range of health and fitness goals.

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Jamie Casey
John Garey Fitness & Pilates
Longbeach, California, United States

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
TRX, TaeBo, ACE, AFAA

Bio

Jamie is an incredibly dynamic Instructor and her passion for fitness is obvious. Besides motivating clients and helping them achieve their fitness goals, Jamie is a Fully Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES Mat and Reformer. Jamie has numerous other certifications and specializes in many styles of fitness including: CORE, Athletic Conditioning &, Performance Training, Instructor, Certified TRX Instructor, Certified TaeBo Instructor, Certified ACE Instructor and Certified AFAA Instructor. She has over 26 years of experience in the fitness industry and has created and presented fitness programs for 24 Hour Fitness and FTP fitness in Japan.

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