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.
The Orange Room Wellness Center
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels
Additional credentials and designations
BSc; RYT; ZEN•GA® and Total Barre® Qualified Instructor; ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Born in Hong Kong and educated in Canada, Anita moved to Shanghai, China in 1995. She stumbled upon Pilates while searching for a way to ease her muscle pain and tension. From the relief of her tense muscles to the relief of her tense mind and the discovery of a new inner strength, practicing Pilates left Anita open to the many possibilities in life. The change was so profound that she decided to leave her corporate life. She co-founded the Orange Room Wellness Center in 2006, which later became the first host center for Merrithew® education in China.
Anita first became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2012, an Instructor Trainer in 2015, and moved on to become a Lead Instructor Trainer for Merrithew in 2022 specializing in STOTT PILATES. In a fast-growing market in which quality can sometimes be compromised for quick results, she strives to uphold the high standard of Merrithew education in China, one course at a time.
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