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Instructor Trainers

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.

Jacquin Lin
Bcube Pilates & Fitness
Osaka, Japan

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels

Additional credentials and designations
Physiotherapist, Redcord Neurac instructor

Bio

Jacquin graduated from the Department of Physical Therapy in Taiwan, and obtained her Physiotherapy license in 2007. During her first year working, she was introduced to a type of exercise called "Pilates" and discovered STOTT PILATES® in 2009. Jacquin noticed that many Pilates trainers were dealing with a language barrier in the process of becoming certified, so in 2014, she decided to become an Merrithew Instructor Trainer specializing in STOTT PILATES. A Redcord Neurac instructor, she uses her passion and knowledge to help others who are interested in becoming a STOTT PILATES Instructors.

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Jaeeun Kwon
Pilates S
Seoul, Republic of Korea

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels

Additional credentials and designations
Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education, Master’s degree in Sports Medicine

Bio

Jae-eun first experienced Pilates after exhausting many other options to recover from acute disks in her lumbar and neck, and she was delighted to find her recovery significantly improved. Because she found energy and health through Pilates, she wanted to share her new passion with others by opening her own Pilates studio in 2007. Since its opening, she has helped many clients and offered other students and outlet for learning by hosting Merrithew Instructor Training courses since 2010.

Jae-eun recently completed her Master’s degree and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Sports Medicine to improve her ability in supporting her clients’ wide range of health and fitness goals.

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Jamie Casey
John Garey Fitness & Pilates
Longbeach, California, United States

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
TRX, TaeBo, ACE, AFAA

Bio

Jamie is an incredibly dynamic Instructor and her passion for fitness is obvious. Besides motivating clients and helping them achieve their fitness goals, Jamie is a Fully Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES Mat and Reformer. Jamie has numerous other certifications and specializes in many styles of fitness including: CORE, Athletic Conditioning &, Performance Training, Instructor, Certified TRX Instructor, Certified TaeBo Instructor, Certified ACE Instructor and Certified AFAA Instructor. She has over 26 years of experience in the fitness industry and has created and presented fitness programs for 24 Hour Fitness and FTP fitness in Japan.

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Jan Monczynski
Floating
Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels, ISP

Additional credentials and designations
LMT

Bio

Jan became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2005, and by 2008 had become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES. She is also a licensed massage therapist, having graduated from the Southeastern Massage School in 1994, where she later returned to teach massage therapy courses. In addition to her Pilates teaching Jan offers myofasial, neuromuscular and cranio-sacral therapy at ABsolute Pilates. Jan is passionate about fitness and education, and is dedicated to teaching Pilates to foster wellness in other’s lives.

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Jana MacGregor
Interlude Spa. Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork and Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
B.Sc. in Anatomy, B.Ed., M.Ed., Graduate of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre’s Professional Training Program, Can-Fit-Pro FIS and PTS, completed 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training, CPR

Bio

Movement and the study of the human body have always been important to Jana. As a child, Jana was passionate about dance, and she trained and performed with the DancEast Young Company in Moncton, New Brunswick. After high school, she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Anatomical Sciences at McGill University and continued her dance studies in the professional training program at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. While attending The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Jana was introduced to STOTT PILATES®, and she immediately noticed that she was stronger and more in control and aware of her body. After completing her training at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Jana was fortunate to work professionally with independent choreographers and dance companies in Toronto, including DesRosiers Dance Theatre and the Danny Grossman Dance Company. To complement her dance training, Jana decided to train to become a Pilates instructor as well, and in 2000 she was certified by STOTT PILATES in Matwork and Reformer.

Jana is now a Fully-Certified STOTT PILATES Instructor, having completed training in Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chairs, and Barrels and Injuries and Special Populations. Recently, Jana was chosen to become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew, specializing in STOTT PILATES. She is also a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor and has completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training. Additionally, Jana also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and recently completed her Master’s degree in Inclusive Education. Jana truly believes that Pilates is for every body!

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Janet Comerford
Complete Body Movement
Dublin, Ireland

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels, ISP

Bio

Janet has been involved in many facets of the fitness industry since the 1980’s, including aerobics, running; strength and conditioning, as well as Sports and Remedial Neuromuscular massage therapy. She is a certified Breast Cancer Rehab Exercise Specialist (Pink Ribbon Program). She discovered the benefits of Pilates following a back injury in 2000, which led to the decision to embark on a new career. Janet first became a Certified Instructor for STOTT PILATES® in 2004 and then an Instructor Trainer for Merrithewspecializing in STOTT PILATES in 2010. Janet enjoys teaching the method to a broad client base, from rehab to elite athletes. She is well known for her passion and enthusiasm, which successfully helps her clients achieve their goals, including improved performance, pain relief and an increased feeling of well-being.

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Janine Trudeau
Floating
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
Bachelor of Physical Education, BCRPA Leader, TPI Level 1, YTT 200Hr

Bio

With a passion for movement and an eye for detail, Janine is always looking to help others lead healthier and fulfilling lives. In 1992 she completed a degree in Physical Education and in 1994-95 she added a series of Personal Training specialization certifications. Looking for a smarter training method to help her clients, in 1999 Janine completed first the Polestar Mat and then the STOTT PILATES® Mat and Reformer Level 2 Instructor Training in Toronto. In 2000 she completed the CCB training level 2, and then in 2001 she completed the ISP and her full Certification Exam. In 2004, Janine became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew offering IMP and IR Teacher Trainings throughout Europe. Janine has also completed a Golf Performance Instructor Certification through the Titleist Performance Institute and a 200 hr Yoga Teacher Certification with Nicki Doane and the Yoga Alliance. Janine now lives and works in Kelowna, BC and can be reached at janine@pilatesfunction.com.

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Jaqueline Rangel
Floating
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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

Bio

Jaqueline is a Merrithew Lead Instructor Trainer specializing in STOTT PILATES® and ZEN•GA®. She is the owner and director of Studio Flow in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Jaqueline is a professional dancer specializing in contemporary and brazilian ballroom dance. She also studied Biology at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada and Physiotherapy in Brazil. She is Cirque Du Soleil’s movement coach for the shows Corteo and Amaluna and is currently in an Europe tour teaching Pilates at dance congresses.

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Jayme Newhouse
Pilates Training Center Hawaii
Kailua, Hawaii, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair& Barrels, ISP

Additional credentials and designations
LMT, ACE

Bio

A Licensed Massage Therapist, Jayme was introduced to the STOTT PILATES® method in 1998 by a client. The following year, she started on her education path and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2006. The same year, her studio, Pilates Training Center Hawaii became what is still the only STOTT PILATES Licensed Training Center in the Hawaiian Islands. Jayme prides herself on her ability to create an atmosphere of encouragement and motivation for students and clients alike with her enthusiastic presence and attention to detail.

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Jean Millis Leavenworth
Floating
Portland, Oregon, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels, ISP

Additional credentials and designations
MELT Method Instructor, PhD in Dance Education, M.S. in Dance and Kinesiology, ACE Certified Personal Trainer.

Bio

Jean is a former modern dancer and dance educator with an M.S. in Dance and Kinesiology. She has been an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES® since 2000 and has taught Pilates in physical therapy clinics, health clubs and private studios since 1998. Complementary to this, Jean has obtained her ACE certification in personal training as well as her MELT Method certification. She has studied extensively with Australian physiotherapist Greta Von Gavel and feels privileged to have been able to travel around the world delivering STOTT PILATES education. Jean became certified in Core Align in 2016.

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