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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.

Bridget Georgeson
Floating
Long Beach, California, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Bio

Bridget received her first STOTT PILATES® certification in Matwork in 2002 and became a certified Instructor Trainer for Merrithew in 2006. Located in Long Beach, California, Bridget is the owner of her own studio “The Studio by Bridget”.

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Brigitte Robitaille
Connexion Pilates
Rosemère, Quebec , Canada

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
Bellies Inc Core confidence trainer Level 2; Franklin Method Dynamic Abs and Sit to be Fit; Brain-Gym; Hypopressives/Low Pressure Fitness; TNC (Technique Neuro-Cutanée)

Bio

Brigitte began teaching STOTT PILATES® in 2004, and then became a certified Instructor Trainer for Merrithew, specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2009. Her Pilates background then lead her to massage school, where in 2008 she graduated from the Guijek Institute. She continued her education at the Kine-Concept Institute in Montreal, where she expanded on her education to include knowledge of trigger points, deep tissue, fasciatherapy, and cranio-sacral massage therapy. She has also studied Osteodynamie and graduated from this program in October, 2009. Brigitte enjoys working with a variety of clients, from children, to the elderly and athletes, but her passion lies with special populations and injuries. Brigitte’s passion for helping others is what drives her to provide her clients with careful attention, encouragement and compassion./p>

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Brigitte Wrenn
YMCAfit
London, England

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels, ISP; ZEN•GA® Mat & Equipment; Total Barre®

Bio

Brigitte started her career in the fitness industry more than 18 years ago working as a freelance personal trainer and aerobics instructor. After being exposed to Pilates for rehabilitation purposes, and finding it to be a perfect compliment to the high energy exercise she always enjoyed, she went on to become a Lead Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES®, ZEN•GA® and Total Barre®. Brigitte Wrenn is a consultant for the Licensed Training Center at YMCAfit.

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Brooke Taylor
Floating
New York, New York, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
BA, BFA, ACE, NASM, AFAA

Bio

Brooke has been active in the fitness industry for the past 7 years and has been an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES® since 2008. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a dual major, a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography and a BA in Psychology. While pursuing a professional dance career, she discovered a new passion for fitness and holds several national fitness certifications. Her client work specializes in corrective exercise training, cardio respiratory training, weight management, and exercise performance.

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Cari Kapele
Floating
South Jordan, Utah, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
B.Sc, ACE, RN (Registered Nurse)

Bio

Cari’s comprehensive understanding of the human body complements her role as a Instructor Trainer, providing students with a unique, wide-ranging approach to fitness. Holding Bachelor of Science degrees in Exercise and Sport Science as well as Nursing from the University of Utah, she has a well-rounded health background. As an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor she is skilled at delivering proper attention to all clients, whether they opt for private or group instruction. Cari also owns Aspire Pilates Training Center in South Jordan, Utah.

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