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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.

Gabriela Calderón Torrijos

Gabriela Calderón Torrijos

Mexico City, Mexico

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer; Total Barre®

Additional credentials and designations
Actress at Escuela Rusa del Realismo Psicológico


Gabriela has always been interested in movement and the arts. She discovered the joy of dance and her passion for performance at the age of 12. Instead of pursuing electromechanical engineering at university as planned, she enrolled in theatre school, becoming an actor and dancer.

In 2003, she was invited to join a prestigious Pilates studio where she met Stefania Michas, who introduced her to the STOTT PILATES® method. Gabriela fell in love with the contemporary approach of STOTT PILATES. She completed her full certification in Seattle at Bodycenterstudios with Kristi Quinn, becoming part of the first cohort of STOTT PILATES instructors in Mexico.

Since then, she has not stopped sharing her knowledge with clients, helping them improve their quality of life.

In 2016, she was invited to become part of Akrostudio’s Instructor Trainers in Mexico. She later obtained her STOTT PILATES Matwork & Reformer Instructor Trainer certification in 2017 and Total Barre® Instructor Trainer certification in 2018.

She lives in Mexico City, has a handsome boy, and a Floating Instructor Trainer, where she passionately teaches and guides new students to discover the benefits and functional methods of the STOTT PILATES and Total Barre® programs.

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