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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.

Alison Salmond

Alison Salmond

London, England

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

Additional credentials and designations
MSc in Exercise Science; BSc (Hons) in Osteopathy, Certificate of Education, Medical Acupuncture


Alison has over 34 years of experience in the exercise industry, with approximately 15 years dedicated to teaching Pilates. She is Registered Osteopath and offers a range of osteopathic treatment and Pilates to her clients. She has been a Merrithew Instructor Trainer specializing in STOTT PILATES® since 2007 and was awarded the prestigious title of Merrithew Lead Instructor Trainer in 2012. Alison is extremely passionate about both the teaching and history of Pilates. Alison's curiosity led her to complete the New York Pilates Studio certificate. Alison loves combining both her clinical and Pilates skills and is currently working towards both the Neurokinetic Therapy certificate and STOTT PILATES Rehab Instructor Trainer.

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