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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.

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.

Jessica Lauw
Vitruvian Pilates Studio
Pondok Indah, Jakarta, Indonesia

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Bio

Jessica began her training with STOTT PILATES® in 2007 at Vitruvian Pilates Studio where she is now an Instructor Trainer. She specializes in STOTT PILATES Matwork and Reformer and is also a Qualified Instructor for CORE and ZEN•GA®.

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Jessica Sabrina Ortiz Sainz
YMCA OneKX
London, UK

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Mat & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
Sports Massage and Remedial Therapy diploma (L.S.S.M.), Certified Strength and Conditioning Couch, Group Fitness and Garuda Instructor

Bio

Originally from Mexico City, Jessica has lived in London, UK for the past 20 years. Having studied dance from an early age, Jessica turned to Pilates as a method of rehabilitating injuries. Realizing the potential for Pilates and her desire to keep movement as a part of her lifestyle, Jessica chose to make the method her career in 2005, becoming a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor. In August 2016, Jessica went a step further and became a Merrithew Instructor Trainer specializing in STOTT PILATES. Jessica teaches at London's YMCA OneKX, her own company, Body Harmony, and at London's premier health club KX GYMUK. Jessica has worked in the fitness industry for the past 12 years, and enjoys working with clients from different backgrounds. She takes great satisfaction from helping people improve their lifestyle with a holistic approach.

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Jill Winegar
The Sweatshop
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

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

Additional credentials and designations
ACE certified Personal Trainer, ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor, USA Rowing Coach Level 2, and holds other certifications in Spinning, Yoga, Kettlebells and FMS

Bio

With over 30 years experience training fitness professionals, Jill describes herself as a ‘teacher’s teacher’. She has been an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES® since 2000, and has presented workshops and conducted courses in Europe and the US. Jill's IT status, dedication and experience has enabled her to now teach courses and workshops as a Lead Instructor Trainer for Merrithew. Her experience in the fitness industry includes program development for the training of group fitness instructors, personal trainers, Pilates instructors, and Kettlebell instructors and she created and was the lead educator for one of the first ACE accredited training programs for group fitness and personal trainers in the US

Jill is also an ACE certified Personal Trainer, ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor, USA Rowing Coach Level 2, and holds other certifications in Spinning, Yoga, Kettlebells and FMS.

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Jitka Miskarova
Floating
Brno, Czech Republic

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

Bio

Jitka has been a fitness and Pilates Instructor for over 20 years. She has lived and worked in cities all around the world, including Toronto, Sydney, Phoenix and Tel Aviv. She began her training with STOTT PILATES® in 2005, and became a Certified Instructor Trainer for Merrithew in 2011. That same year she returned to the Czech Republic, where she currently works teaching for Merrithew in her studio Pilates Point in Brno. Her main interests are lumbo-pelvic stability, core research and helping clients live pain-free, healthy lives.