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Instructor Trainers

The members of our esteemed team of Pilates 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.

Carolyn Stuart
C2 Pilates Training Center
Avon, Connecticut, USA

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

Additional credentials and designations
Total Barre® Qualified Instructor; ZEN•GA® Qualified Instructor

Bio

Carolyn first trained with STOTT PILATES® in 1999 and followed the path to become a fully certified Instructor in 2007. A few months after, she became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew®. She currently teaches at C2 Pilates Training Center, a Merrithew Licensed Training Center.

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Cate Vallone
C2 Pilates Training Center
Avon, Connecticut, USA

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

Additional credentials and designations
BS, Human Movement Education, NSCA Certified Personal Trainer

Bio

Cate Vallone is a Lead Instructor Trainer for Merrithew® specializing in Total Barre®, ZEN•GA®, Halo® Training and STOTT PILATES®. She has been teaching Pilates and somatic education in clinical and studio settings for more than 15 years, with a focus in post-rehabilitation and athletic conditioning. She currently owns two Pilates studios in the Greater Hartford, Connecticut Area. Cate graduated from Boston University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Movement Education. In addition to her Pilates education, Cate has been trained in Craniosacral Therapy, Kinesiotaping, and Continuum Movement.

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Caterina Senecal
The Green Room Pilates
Oceanside, California, USA

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

Additional credentials and designations
ACE, Level One Certification for FST (Fascial Stretch Therapy) from the Stretch to Win Institute

Bio

Caterina began her STOTT PILATES® education in 2005, received her full certification in 2011 and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew® specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2013. She was introduced to the STOTT PILATES method during her years as a personal trainer and fitness instructor. Caterina is devoted to helping people find a pain-free way to stay healthy and active.

Catherine Sanhueza Maldonado
Floating
Vitacura, Santiago, Chile

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

Bio

Catherine received her STOTT PILATES® certification in 2006 and became a certified Instructor Trainer for Merrithew® in 2011. She specialized in training in STOTT PILATES Matwork & Reformer, and Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels.

Cathy Liu
Floating
Wanchai, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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

Additional credentials and designations
Franklin Method Level 1 Educator; NeuroKinetic Therapy Level 2

Bio

Cathy decided to become a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2009 when she discovered the remarkable benefits of Pilates in alleviating years of serious back pain. Her passion for teaching Pilates is recognized in the measurable results achieved by her clients, including in their postural realignment and restoration of body mobility.

To further expand her career in Pilates, Cathy became a Merrithew® Instructor Trainer in 2017. She has also studied the Franklin Method and NeuroKinetic Therapy to further enhance her knowledge of optimal body movement.

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CC Martin
C2 Pilates
Avon, Connecticut, USA

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

Additional credentials and designations
BFA, NCSA

Bio

CC’s experience and practice in the fitness industry has spanned over 20 years. She began as an aerobics instructor and personal trainer in 1992, teaching at various gyms and at UMass Amherst while attending school there. After graduating with a BFA, CC continued to gravitate towards fitness as a career. After becoming a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor, CC became a Lead Instructor Trainer for Merrithew® specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2001 and Total Barre® in 2013. She is a valuable member of the esteemed Merrithew programming and presenting team. CC opened her first fitness and Pilates studio in Boston in 1999 and in 2005 opened a STOTT PILATES Licensed Training Center in Connecticut. She is now the proud owner/operator of 4 studios in the greater Boston, MA and Hartford CT areas. CC is NSCA certified and always strives to create results-driven workouts that are safe, effective, and fun.

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Charlotte Albion
Floating
London, UK

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
B.Ed Hons, Physical Education and MA, Theatre Arts

Bio

Brought up in London, Charlotte has developed a diverse teaching career. After completing a B.Ed Hons degree in Physical Education, she taught in various International schools in Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and Italy. Later, she completed an MA in Theatre Arts at London University progressing to teach Drama. With a career entrenched in a physical background, Charlotte developed an interest in Pilates and in 2009 embarked on her STOTT PILATES® training. Inspired by the rehabilitative aspect of the technique, she proceeded to complete her qualifications and in October 2013, became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew®; specializing in STOTT PILATES. She now teaches courses at London’s Central YMCA whilst teaching an array of Pilates classes and clients. She also continues to consult on Drama in Secondary Education.

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Chase Owens
John Garey Fitness & Pilates
Long Beach, California, USA

IT qualifications
CORE™

Additional credentials and designations
B.S.

Bio

Chase earned his B.S. in Kinesiology in early 2012 with a focus on Fitness from California State University, Long Beach. He began at John Garey Fitness & Pilates as a certified personal trainer through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and since has earned accreditation through Johnny G Krankcycle, TRX Suspension Training, and the Spinning/SpinPOWER program. Most recently, Chase earned the prestigious title of CORE Instructor Trainer through Merrithew®, enabling him to train and certify other instructors. The combination of these certifications, along with years of experience in both traditional and corporate fitness settings, promotes a perfect blend of science, fun, creativity, and motivation in each class. Expect to be challenged and inspired each time you embark upon a workout with Chase.

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Chau Pham-Kid
Pilates South Texas
Houston, Texas, USA

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

Additional credentials and designations
BS, MS Engineering; ACE® Personal Trainer; TPI Level 1 Certified; Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher (NCPT); MELT METHOD® Instructor, Level 1; TRX® Suspension Training® Qualified Instructor

Bio

Chau earned her Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. The primary focus of her studies was ‘human factors’, the practical application of optimizing performance and movement, concepts that she incorporates into her instruction today.

Chau became a Merrithew® Instructor Trainer in 2006, and was then awarded the additional designation of Lead Instructor Trainer in 2014. Chau has instructed STOTT PILATES® certification courses in North America, South America and Europe. She is the owner and education/program director of Pilates South Texas, the exclusive Merrithew Licensed Training Center in Texas.

In addition to her many credentials listed above, she is also a GYROTONIC® & GYROKINESIS® Instructor and is qualified in YOGA for LIFE® and Muscle Activation Techniques Jumpstart Upper Extremities, Lower Extremities and Spine and Trunk.

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Cherie Boschma
Inspire Health
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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

Additional credentials and designations
BFA

Bio

Cherie obtained her BFA in Dance from University of North Carolina School for the Arts and began teaching Pilates in Toronto at the Merrithew® Corporate Training Center in 1993 after training under Moira Merrithew. She became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES® in 1998, and has instructed at the following LTCs: Equilibrium - Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Bodycenter - Seattle, Washington; Full Circle Studio - Vancouver, BC and currently Inspire Health - Atlanta, GA.

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