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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.

Alyson DiRoma

Alyson DiRoma

Pilates Movement Studio
Tampa, Florida, United States

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

Additional credentials and designations
BFA Dance


Alyson, or Aly, carries a long history of combining movement with art. Growing up, she pursued a variety of artistic and athletic endeavors including dance, gymnastics and swimming. Throughout this journey, Aly was exposed to Pilates as a way of enhancing her performance and taking care of her body.

Aly was first introduced to the STOTT PILATES® method while she was earning her BFA in Dance at Florida State University. Upon graduating, Aly moved back to the Tampa Bay area where she began teaching, choreographing and performing in the local dance community. During this time, she became interested in deepening her knowledge of body mechanics and conditioning to further assist her students and to enhance her own dancing. This led her to enrolling in her first STOTT PILATES certification course. Her appreciation and enthusiasm for the training soon developed into an interest in becoming a full-time STOTT PILATES instructor.

To this day, Aly remains in Tampa and teaches at Pilates Movement Studio, where she is now part of the education team as a Merrithew Instructor Trainer.

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