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.
Pacific Northwest Pilates
Mat & Reformer; Total Barre®
Additional credentials and designations
TRX Suspension Trainer Level 1 & 2, Bachelor of Fine Arts
Holly Shaw completed her full certification with STOTT PILATES® in 2014 and went on to become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ specializing in STOTT PILATES Mat and Reformer and Total Barre®. She teaches private sessions and group classes at Pacific NW Pilates and dances professionally with Éowyn Emerald & Dancers and skinner/kirk DANCE ENSEMBLE in Portland, Oregon. Holly has performed internationally in Japan, South Korea, Germany, and India and consistently uses Pilates as a form of cross training for her dance career. Along with her pre-physical therapy studies, Holly graduated from the University of Utah with a BFA in Ballet with emphases in performance and teaching. Holly specializes in training athletes and dancers, and also enjoys guiding older adults and special needs clients to using effective and efficient movement in all areas of life.
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