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Instructor Trainers

The members of our esteemed team of Instructor Trainers are accomplished and internationally sought-after educators known for their comprehensive knowledge, dedication and professionalism. Each hold full certification in the STOTT PILATES® method and have achieved additional designations to complement their training.

A diverse group, they come from varied 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.

Brigitte Wrenn
YMCAfit
London, England

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

Bio

Brigitte started her career in the fitness industry more than 18 years ago working as a freelance personal trainer and aerobics instructor. After being exposed to Pilates for rehabilitation purposes, and finding it to be a perfect compliment to the high energy exercise she always enjoyed, she went on to become a Lead Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES®, ZEN•GA® and Total Barre®. Brigitte Wrenn is a consultant for the Licensed Training Center at YMCAfit.

Brooke Taylor
Floating
New York, New York, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
BA, BFA, ACE, NASM, AFAA

Bio

Brooke has been active in the fitness industry for the past 7 years and has been an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES® since 2008. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a dual major, a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography and a BA in Psychology. While pursuing a professional dance career, she discovered a new passion for fitness and holds several national fitness certifications. Her client work specializes in corrective exercise training, cardio respiratory training, weight management, and exercise performance.

Cari Kapele
Floating
South Jordan, Utah, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
B.Sc, ACE, RN (Registered Nurse)

Bio

Cari’s comprehensive understanding of the human body complements her role as a Instructor Trainer, providing students with a unique, wide-ranging approach to fitness. Holding Bachelor of Science degrees in Exercise and Sport Science as well as Nursing from the University of Utah, she has a well-rounded health background. As an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor she is skilled at delivering proper attention to all clients, whether they opt for private or group instruction. Cari also owns Aspire Pilates Training Center in South Jordan, Utah.

Carita Lesche
Stockholm Pilates Center
Stockholm, Sweden

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels, ISP, Rehab, SPX® Matwork & Reformer ; Total Barre®

Additional credentials and designations
Massage, Naprapathy, SAFE

Bio

Carita lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden where she runs the Stockholm Pilates Center, a STOTT PILATES® Licensed Training Center since 2004. Carita has been an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew since 2004. She is now a Lead Instructor Trainer and possesses a wide-ranging field of experience. She is qualified through the University College of Sports as a Physical Education teacher and as a Dance teacher from the University College of Dance in Sweden. She is a Massage Therapist, a registered Naprapath practitioner, and a certified SAFE Personal Trainer. Carita excels at bringing her extensive knowledge to her Pilates teaching.

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Carlos Yuste Vaquerizo
Floating
Toledo, Spain

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

Additional credentials and designations
Physiotherapy

Bio

Carlos Yuste Vaquerizo's high energy and youthful humor makes him an impressive motivator, displaying his passion in all aspects of his work. He became a Certified Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES® in 2006, and CORE in 2013. He has continually distributed his knowledge through teaching in Europe, South America and Asia. Carlos brings a high degree of knowledge to the forefront, with his advanced education and certification in physiotherapy from the University of Nursing and Physiotherapy of Castilla in Spain. Carlos continually strives for more and exemplifies his passion, as he is actively involved in management of the International Education Department of his affiliated studios. He is now a Merrithew Lead Instructor Trainer.

Carol Earle
Northeast Pilates Education Center
Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, SPX® Matwork & Reformer; ZEN•GA® Mat & Equipment; CORE™; Total Barre®; Halo® Training; Merrithew™ Fascial Movement

Additional credentials and designations
BFA in Dance

Bio

Carol is a Merrithew Lead Instructor Trainer specializing in all branded programming, including: STOTT PILATES®, Total Barre®, ZEN•GA®, Halo® Training, CORE and Merrithew Fascial Movement. She is also part of the ZEN•GA and CORE programming teams. She has been an Instructor Trainer since 2003, and is based out of New England’s Northeast Pilates Education Center. Carol received her BFA in Dance from SUNY Purchase, and ran her own dance company for over a decade, performing and teaching throughout New England. Carol is currently on the faculty of the Dance Department at Endicott College, where she teaches a “Mind, Body and Awareness” course. She is certified and has trained in several other fitness brands, including a 200 HR (RYT) Yoga Certification, Personal Training, TRX and TRX Rip-Trainer, Zumba, SPINNING and Indo-Row. Carol lives in Gloucester, MA with her daughter, mother and dog, and her hobbies include cycling around the North Shore of Massachusetts, gardening and cooking with local produce.

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Caroline Berger de Femynie
Studio BIOPILATES®
Paris, France

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

Additional credentials and designations
MBA – École National des Mines de Paris, Master of Cultural Project Management, Master of Finance & Currency – Université de Paris, Sorbonne, Bachelor of Science – Université de Paris, Dance degree in contemporary dance

Bio

Caroline was introduced to the STOTT PILATES® method in 2006 while on an extended trip to Australia, and felt that she had found her calling. Although she had earned an MBA, a bachelor’s degree in Science and a dance specialty, she realized that the depth required to instruct the STOTT PILATES repertoire required her full attention. Following many years of study, she became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES in March 2013. Established in 2009 by Caroline, the Studio BIOPILATES® PARIS was the first STOTT PILATES Host Center in France. The studio is committed to teaching and maintaining the high standards in health and wellness established by Merrithew. Caroline speaks French, English and Arabic and can teach courses and workshops in any language and ensures her clients and receive a truly unique French experience.

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Caroline Heiss
Floating
Munich, Germany

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Bio

Caroline Heiss, a trained ballet dancer, danced professionally in Munich and Stockholm during which time, she discovered Pilates as an additional form of training. She has completed her STOTT PILATES® education in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrel and ISP in Stockholm and Munich. In the spring of 2009, she became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew, specializing in STOTT PILATES Mat and Reformer.

Caroline Murray
Oxfordshire Pilates Studio
Witney, UK

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

Additional credentials and designations
PINK RIBBON PROGRAM Certified Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist, ACTIVE FOUNDATION Clinical Sports Massage Master Diploma, ACTIVE FOUNDATION Sports Massage Diploma, Plyorobics International, STEP REEBOK Instructor, RSA Ante & Post Natal

Bio

Caroline is a Merrithew Lead Instructor Trainer, who comes from an athletic background and has competed at a national level. She has worked in the fitness industry as a personal trainer and fitness class instructor. She is trained and qualified in sports massage therapy and incorporates this expertise into her Pilates teaching.

Caroline’s client base ranges from ages 16-92. With over 30 years of experience in fitness and sports massage therapy, she is able to offer her client base creative and innovative classes and 1-2-1 sessions which have had life-changing results for those seeking rehabilitation after accident or injury.

Caroline prides herself on her dedication and commitment to the STOTT PILATES® method and is never-ending in her own self-development. She is passionate in her quest to provide first-class training in her continuing education of others. Caroline began her STOTT PILATES training in 2004 and has been a Merrithew Instructor since 2007.

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Caroline Phillips
YMCA One KX
London, UK

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

Additional credentials and designations
The Stella Mann College of Performing Arts graduate in dance.

Bio

Pilates was a natural progression of Caroline’s professional dance career. After training at The Stella Mann College of Performing Arts, she performed all around the world. Caroline went on to complete her full STOTT PILATES® Certification, and is a Merrithew Instructor Trainer specializing in STOTT PILATES and Total Barre®. The remarkable benefits of Pilates for rehabilitation from injury became clear to Caroline in 2015 after her pelvis, back, collar bone and ankle were each fractured in an accident. Caroline credits Pilates with giving her the ability and strength to recover faster than any of her doctors has predicted.

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