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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 Yellin-Snyder
Inspire Health
Atlanta, Georgia, United States

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Bio

Carrying over 10 years as a certified Yoga Instructor and a life-long love for dance, Jennifer had always been interested in Pilates. In fact, she studied other methods before finding STOTT PILATES® and finding herself impressed by the thoroughness of the education—the instruction on anatomy and programming unlike anything she experienced before.

After she completed her STOTT PILATES Level 2 Certified Instructor training in 2016, she continued to hone her knowledge as she worked in dynamic environments, where she had the opportunity to work with all ages and conditions of body, pre and post-surgery. It wasn’t much longer afterwards that she decided to complete her Instructor Trainer certification in 2018. Now, trusting she has been well prepared by excellent mentors among the Merrithew® International team, she feels excited to share her knowledge and inspire a new group of up-and-coming instructors.

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Jenny Carr
Intermountain Pilates Training Center
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

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

Additional credentials and designations
Bachelor of Science degree

Bio

Jenny Carr has taken her years of business experience and is now the owner of Intermountain Pilates Training Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, which she opened in 2008. The center is now a Licensed Training Center offering STOTT PILATES® courses and workshops. Jenny is a fully certified STOTT PILATES Instructor and a Lead Instructor Trainer for Merrithew® specializing in STOTT PILATES, Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels and Injuries and Special Populations, ZEN•GA®, CORE Total Barre®, and Merrithew Fascial Movement. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Utah, which included studies in human and exercise physiology, anatomy, kinesiology, biology, and physics. She has taught dance for over 15 years and loves every aspect of teaching. Her true passion is educating people in all aspects of their body, movement, anatomy, and biomechanics. In her free time she enjoys running, snowboarding, hiking, and mountain biking.

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Jerome Acosta
Floating
San Diego, California, United States

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Bio

Jerome earned his full STOTT PILATES® Instructor certification in 2007, and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew® specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2009. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. After graduation, Jerome moved to San Diego to begin a career in fitness facilities management. Four years later he was inspired to open his own personal training business and continues learning new ways to facilitate Mindful Movement.

Jessica Loncar
Floating
Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Rehab

Additional credentials and designations
MS, PT, OCS, Cert. MDT

Bio

After graduating from Tulane University and receiving her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1999, Jessica began practicing physical therapy in Atlanta. Jessica's interest in Pilates was ignited after attending a mat course for healthcare professionals in 2002. After incorporating Pilates exercises into her practice and seeing tremendous results with her clients, she pursued certification, and became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2008. In early 2009, she became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew® specializing in STOTT PILATES Rehab. Currently, Jessica instructs clients with a wide range of abilities, connecting with them by using her technical knowledge and training to appropriately challenge them in the pursuit of their goals. She specializes in acute and chronic spine conditions, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, sports medicine, orthopedic manual therapy and post operative rehabilitation.  Jessica is also a credentialed McKenzie Institute® Therapist.

Jessica Howard
Floating
New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States

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

Additional credentials and designations
ACE CPT

Bio

Jessica began her training in the STOTT PILATES® method in 2001, and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew® in 2004. She is now a Lead IT specializing in STOTT PILATES and Total Barre®. Jessica currently lives in Florida and is trained to teach courses and workshops in Matwork, Reformer, CCB and Injuries & Special Populations. An ACE certified Personal Trainer, she has a passion for her profession which is reflected in everything she does.