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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.

Jennifer McNellis
C2 Pilates
Avon, Connecticut, USA

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

Additional credentials and designations
MS, NSCA

Bio

Jenn's career in the fitness industry began as a group exercise instructor and personal trainer. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology, and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA. In 2007, Jenn became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew® specializing in STOTT PILATES®. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Exercise Science Department at Southern Connecticut State University and teaches Pilates at The Edge Fitness Clubs in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

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Jennifer Dahl
Toronto Corporate Training Center
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels, ISP; ZEN•GA®; Total Barre®; Merrithew® Fascial Movement ; Halo® Training, Part 1

Additional credentials and designations
BSc, ACE

Bio

Jennifer Dahl is a certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor and Merrithew Master Instructor Trainer with over 20 years of experience in the fitness industry. She brings her innovative methods to Merrithew as an Instructor Trainer for STOTT PILATES, Halo®, Total Barre®, ZEN∙GA® and Merrithew Fascial Movement.

She is a graduate of the University of Toronto Psychology Department specializing in Physiology as well as the renowned School, Toronto Dance Theatre. She continues to hone her approach by providing well-articulated movements which are curated to aid the mind-body connection through physical activity.

Jennifer is motivated by the challenges and rewards that this type of training can offer to clients from various physical backgrounds. Her curiosity has led her an exploration into new concepts, and ideas as well as revisit more established protocols with colleagues worldwide.

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Jennifer Montie
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer; Total Barre®

Bio

Jenn has an extensive background in Ballet and performed with Mid-States Regional Ballet Company, Ballet Americana for many years. Currently she instructs Ballet and Pilates classes for Ballet Americana and helps run company rehearsals. She discovered Pilates through her dance training and loved the conditioning, strength, and balance it provided. A Fully Certified STOTT PILATES® instructor, Jenn became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew® specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2014. Jenn also holds certifications from ACE, Xtend Barre and TRX®. Jenn has been working at Equilibrium since 2007, and enjoys giving a very detail-oriented workout to clients of all ages and fitness levels.

Jennifer Morris
Real Pilates
Dubai, UAE

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

Bio

Originally from the UK, Jennifer has lived in Dubai, UAE since 2008. Her passion for Pilates started in 2007 and in 2013 she started her education to become a Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor. Her love for the method continued to grow, and in 2016 she was accepted into the Merrithew®Instructor Trainer program, specializing in STOTT PILATES. With her love of fitness and understanding how the body moves, Jennifer's passion is to motivate and inspire others.

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Jennifer Vaughn
Floating
Burke, Virginia, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
ACE

Bio

Jennifer Vaughn became a STOTT PILATES® Instructor in 2002 and an Instructor Trainer in 2005, specializing in STOTT PILATES Mat and Reformer. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce and Business Administration from The University of Alabama and is an ACE® Certified Group Fitness Instructor. Jenn has been teaching STOTT PILATES for 12 years and combines her passion and enthusiasm for the method and its many benefits with a detailed approach to instruction on all levels from training post rehab and therapeutic clients to professional athletes and dancers as well as students. She possesses an in-depth understanding of safe practice and works to develop a Pilates program uniquely tailored to each of her client’s life and fitness goals. In addition, she is devoted to her PILATES LOVE initiative where she provides free Pilates sessions to fellow Military Spouses and New Mommies in an effort to promote health, fitness and well-being within her community. She is an avid reader, skier and runner and enjoys the beach with her family when she is not in the studio.