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Instructor Trainers

The STOTT PILATES® 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.

Erica Loder

Pacific Northwest Pilates Education
Portland, Oregon USA

Erica moved to Portland in 2004 where she worked as an orthopedic and sports physical therapist seeing patients of all ages and fitness levels. She turned to STOTT PILATES® following a spinal surgery and has since made it an integral component of her physical therapy practice. Working with clients at Element Wellness and Sports Rehabilitation and at Pacific NW Pilates in Portland, OR, Erica is able to teach the therapeutic application of STOTT PILATES. In 2014 she received the honor of becoming a Rehab Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™, specializing in Rehab STOTT PILATES.

Erica earned a BS in Exercise Physiology from Montana State University in 2002 where she was a member of the women’s golf team, a student athletic trainer for the MSU football team, became an AFAA certified aerobics and personal fitness instructor, and was trained in Olympic weightlifting. She became a Certified Athletic Trainer in 2002 and earned her Master’s in Physical Therapy from the Mayo School of Health Sciences in 2004, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in 2006.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Rehab
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
Physical Therapist, Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach

Esther Villaramiel

Akrostudio
Villadolid, Spain

Esther began her training in STOTT PILATES® in 2006 and is now an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ specializing in STOTT PILATES. Looking to expand her knowledge base, she has attended several courses focusing on movement screenings including Kinetic Control, Performance Stability and Be Activated. A specialist in Personal & Group Training, she is also a qualified instructor in ZENGA™ Matwork and Equipment as well as CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™  from Merrithew. Esther is an energetic and very technical instructor who manages her own center in Valladolid, Spain.

 

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, CORE
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

Fabiana Silva

Floating
São Paulo, Brazil
Fabiana began her STOTT PILATES® education in 2002, and became a fully-Certified Instructor. In 2006, she became a Merrithew™ Instructor Trainer. Currently she is the Pilates Coordinator at Spirale, and runs Aprenda Praticando, a project that promotes Pilates classes for Instructors, incentivizing them to practice exercises, review the repertoire and meet new Instructors. She holds a degree in Physical Education from the University of Mogi das Cruzes. 
IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork and Reformer
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
Physical Education degree from University of Mogi das Cruzes

Fabio Brasiliense Fernandes

Floating
São Paulo, Brazil
Fabio was first introduced to the STOTT PILATES® method in 2007 while finishing his education in Physical Education. He fell in love with the method and became certified as a STOTT PILATES instructor in 2008, sharing the passion and benefits of the method with clients of all levels and ages. In 2011, he became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES and has been teaching the method throughout Brazil since then. A passionate mountain biker for over 20 years, Fabio has competed in some major events in Brazil and now rides just for fun!
IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork; Reformer; Cadillac, Chair, Barrels; Injuries & Special Populations; CORE™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
Physical Education at Universidade de São Paulo

Gabrielle Cahoon

Studio 48 Pilates and Fitness (Hosting Center)
Whitefish, Montana USA
Gabrielle, an active teacher in the fitness industry for over 10 years, earned her full STOTT PILATES® Instructor certification in 2011, and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2013. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commercial Recreation Management. Gabrielle, an avid runner, discovered the benefits of Pilates in 2007 and saw increases in her training performance with less injury. Gabrielle is the owner of Studio 48 Pilates & Fitness in Whitefish, Montana. She is enthused to provide Studio 48 Pilates & Fitness as a home for her clients to achieve their fitness goals and build the strength needed for endless outdoor adventures Montana offers year round. Gabrielle is also trained in Total Barre, ZEN•GA®, and TRX and is an ACE certified Personal Trainer.
IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels, Total Barre™, CORE™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
B.Sc, TRX, ACE