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Instructor Trainer bios

The STOTT PILATES® 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.

Holly Furgason Blue Sparrow Pilates

Holly Furgason

Blue Sparrow Pilates
San Francisco, California, USA

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels, CORE™, Total Barre®, Merrithew™ Fascial Movement

Additional credentials and designations
BFA, MFA

Bio
Holly received her STOTT PILATES® certification in 2001, became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2011, and CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training in 2013. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Dance from the University of Michigan, and a Masters of Fine Arts is Choreography and Performance from Mills College in Oakland, California. Holly is the founder and CEO of Blue Sparrow Pilates; a Licensed Training Center located in San Francisco. With her passion for dance and her wide ranging experience in teaching movement, she offers over a decade of experience working with a wide-ranging clientele, from the highest-level of athletes to rehabilitation. Holly is dedicated to helping students master the skills required to become successful fitness professionals, and is driven to share her knowledge and excitement with new teachers. She became a Lead Instructor Trainer in 2016. 

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