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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.

Jan Monczynski

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP

Additional credentials and designations
LMT

Bio

Jan became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2005, and by 2008 had become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ specializing in STOTT PILATES.  She is also a licensed massage therapist, having graduated from the Southeastern Massage School in 1994, where she later returned to teach massage therapy courses.  In addition to her Pilates teaching Jan offers myofasial, neuromuscular and cranio-sacral therapy at ABsolute Pilates.  Jan is passionate about fitness and education, and is dedicated to teaching Pilates to foster wellness in other’s lives.  

Jana MacGregor

Interlude Spa. Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

IT qualifications
Matwork and Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
B.Sc. in Anatomy, B.Ed., M.Ed., Graduate of The School of Toronto Dance Theatre’s Professional Training Program, Can-Fit-Pro FIS and PTS, completed 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training, CPR

Bio

Movement and the study of the human body have always been important to Jana. As a child, Jana was passionate about dance, and she trained and performed with the DancEast Young Company in Moncton, New Brunswick. After high school, she completed a Bachelor’s degree in Anatomical Sciences at McGill University and continued her dance studies in the professional training program at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre. While attending The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Jana was introduced to STOTT PILATES®, and she immediately noticed that she was stronger and more in control and aware of her body. After completing her training at The School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Jana was fortunate to work professionally with independent choreographers and dance companies in Toronto, including DesRosiers Dance Theatre and the Danny Grossman Dance Company. To complement her dance training, Jana decided to train to become a Pilates instructor as well, and in 2000 she was certified by STOTT PILATES in Matwork and Reformer.

Jana is now a fully-Certified STOTT PILATES Instructor, having completed training in Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chairs, and Barrels and Injuries and Special Populations. Recently, Jana was chosen to become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™, specializing in STOTT PILATES. She is also a certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor and has completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training.  Additionally, Jana also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and recently completed her Master’s degree in Inclusive Education. Jana truly believes that Pilates is for every body!

Janet Comerford

Janet Comerford

Complete Body Movement
Dublin, Ireland

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP

Bio

Janet has been involved in many facets of the fitness industry since the 1980’s, including aerobics, running; strength and conditioning, as well as Sports and Remedial Neuromuscular massage therapy. She is a certified Breast Cancer Rehab Exercise Specialist (Pink Ribbon Program). She discovered the benefits of Pilates following a back injury in 2000, which led to the decision to embark on a new career. Janet first became a Certified Instructor for STOTT PILATES® in 2004 and then an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2010. Janet enjoys teaching the method to a broad client base, from rehab to elite athletes. She is well known for her passion and enthusiasm, which successfully helps her clients achieve their goals, including improved performance, pain relief and an increased feeling of well-being.

 

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Janine Trudeau

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
BCRPA, BPE Titleist Golf Performance Instructor

Bio

Janine has a love of sport & movement, an eye for detail, and a passion for helping people live more active, fulfilling lives. In 1992 she completed a degree in Physical Education then, in 1994-95 she added a series of Personal Training certifications. Looking for a smarter training method to help her clients, Janine completed all levels of a STOTT PILATES Teacher Training certification in Toronto.  In 2004, she became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ specializing in STOTT PILATES, offering Teacher Trainings throughout Europe. Janine has also completed a Golf Performance Instructor Certification through the Titleist Performance Institute and in 2011 a 200 hr Yoga Teacher Certification with Yoga Alliance.

Jayme Newhouse

Pilates Training Center Hawaii
Kailua, Hawaii, USA

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP

Additional credentials and designations
LMT, ACE

Bio

A Licensed Massage Therapist, Jayme was introduced to the STOTT PILATES® method in 1998 by a client.  The following year, she started on her education path and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2006.  The same year, her studio, Pilates Training Center Hawaii became what is still the only STOTT PILATES Licensed Training Center in the Hawaiian Islands.  Jayme prides herself on her ability to create an atmosphere of encouragement and motivation for students and clients alike with her enthusiastic presence and attention to detail.

 

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