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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.

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
Floating
Crowthorne, Hampshire, 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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Carolyn Geerling-Goryl
Floating
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Bio

Carolyn Geerling-Goryl first experienced Pilates, while living in California, and fell in love. A graduate of Western Michigan University with a degree in Exercise Science, she has worked in the fitness industry in many capacities including as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor. Carolyn is a fully certified instructor and is an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew; specializing in STOTT PILATES®. She is also the Michigan Professional Affiliate Coordinator for AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) and believes that Pilates is so appropriate and valuable to every body from the athlete to the injured, from the fitness enthusiast to the overweight client, from 18 to 80! She has enjoyed bring her personal training background and group fitness experience to individual clients as well as into her Cardiolates, Group Reformer and Matwork classes!

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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.

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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.

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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
YMCAfit
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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