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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.

Connie Ierullo

Connie Ierullo

The Pilates Body
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

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

Additional credentials and designations
BA Hons, Osteopathic Manual Therapist


Connie Ierullo earned her full STOTT PILATES® Certification in 1997. The following year, under the guidance of Moira Merrithew, Connie became an Instructor Trainer specializing in STOTT PILATES, and is currently a Merrithew Lead Instructor Trainer. She was first introduced to the STOTT PILATES method in her movement studies at York University, where she earned an Honours BA in Dance. She is the proud co-owner of The Pilates Body Studio in Mississauga Canada, a Merrithew Licensed Training Center, which she opened in November 2000 with her husband Bruno. Connie’s passion for teaching movement as an avenue to improved health is demonstrated by her dedication to each client and Certification student. With over 20 years of teaching, Connie is thankful to have the continued opportunity to work with students and clients from all over the world and varying backgrounds.

Connie has fueled her passion for helping others by continuing her studies in anatomy, biomechanics and physiology at The Canadian College of Osteopathy. As an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner Connie is inspired every day by her patients and their journeys to achieving health and ease of movement. Connie is a member of the Ontario Osteopathic Association.

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