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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.

Maite Villalonga Pons

Maite Villalonga Pons

Saville, Spain

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
Redcord Active®, Total Barre® Qualified Instructor


Maite was introduced to Pilates through dance in Barcelona at the Slamdancing Studio and Company & Company Dance School. She first became STOTT PILATES® Certified in Matwork in 2012 in Barcelona. She became a fully-Certified Instructor in 2015. A few months later, she became a STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer. Her extended experience and passion for sharing her knowledge and understanding of the STOTT PILATES method led her to train in other Merrithew branded programming and learn other modalities and techniques such as Redcord Active®. She currently teaches at Akrostudio, the Merrithew Licensed Training Center in Spain.

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