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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.

Kelly Dormady
Floating
Maui, Hawaii, USA

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

Additional credentials and designations
BA in Dance, ACE Certified Personal Trainer, AAS Massage Therapy

Bio

Kelly's background in dance and her passion for movement led her to commit herself to a career in health and wellness. Drawn to the philosophy of the STOTT PILATES® method, Kelly began her training in 2001. She became a Certified Instructor in 2004 and an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew, specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2004, CORE, Athletic Conditioning Performance Training in 2013 and Total Barre® in 2015. She was the Professional Training Director at the SweatShop Health Club (LTC) in St. Paul, Minnesota for 15 years, and is now with Fluid Motion Maui with intentions to help Merrithew grow in Hawaii.

Kelly Rodriguez
Floating
San Diego, California, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Mat & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology & ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

Bio

Kelly Rodriguez grew up practicing competitive gymnastics and dance, and developed a passion for understanding the human body. Her passion led her to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a minor in dance from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. She earned her ACSM Personal Trainer certification in 2012, but wanted to continue to advance her career. She received her Full Level 1 STOTT PILATES® Certification at the Marshall Eklund Fitness and Pilates Studio in San Diego in 2016. She is now a Merrithew Instructor Trainer specializing in STOTT PILATES.

Kelly Sconza
C2 Pilates Training Center
Avon, Connecticut, United States

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer; Total Barre®; Halo® Training; CORE™

Additional credentials and designations
BA, Dance and Theatre

Bio

Kelly Sconza has been teaching the STOTT PILATES® method since 2006, and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2010 and Total Barre® in 2013. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance and Theatre from Manhattanville College, 2006. She has a deep kinesthetic understanding of the body and the ways it can move because of her many years of modern dance training. Kelly is a challenging and energetic instructor who prides herself in helping clients to reach their individual potential, while understanding their personal needs and goals.

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Khingporn Promruang
Vitruvian Pilates Studio
Pondok Indah, Jakarta, Indonesia

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels; ZEN•GA®

Bio

Originally from Thailand, Khingporn worked in the hospitality industry in Bangkok for many years before deciding upon a career in fitness. She took her STOTT PILATES® courses at Vitruvian Pilates Studio, where she became a Certified Instructor in 2006. Two years later, she became an Instructor Trainer for STOTT PILATES® specializing in STOTT PILATES and can still be found at Vitruvian teaching students.

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Kim Dunleavy
Equilibrium Mind-Body Fitness
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Rehabilitation, ISP

Additional credentials and designations
PT, Ph.D, MOMT, OCS

Bio

Kim first received her certification as an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES® Rehab in 2007 and is now a Lead Instructor Trainer specializing in Injuries & Special Populations and Rehabilitation. An American Physical Therapy Association Orthopedic Certified Specialist, Kim has Masters Degrees in Manual/Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Sports Physical Therapy, as well as a PhD in Instructional Technology. Kim is also an Associate Professor at Wayne State University's Department of Physical Therapy, an international presenter and has been published on Physical Therapy topics. With extensive experience in applying the STOTT PILATES principles to clients with injuries and impairments, Kim uses the method with clients at Equilibrium as well as providing evaluation and consultation for acute performing arts and sports injuries.