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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.

Jayme Newhouse

Pilates Training Center Hawaii
Kailua, Hawaii, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® 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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Jean Millis Leavenworth

Floating
Portland, Oregon, USA

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

Additional credentials and designations
MELT Method Instructor, PhD in Dance Education, M.S. in Dance and Kinesiology, ACE Certified Personal Trainer.

Bio

Jean is a former modern dancer and dance educator with an M.S. in Dance and Kinesiology. She has been an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES® since 2000 and has taught Pilates in physical therapy clinics, health clubs and private studios since 1998. Complementary to this, Jean has obtained her ACE certification in personal training as well as her MELT Method certification. She has studied extensively with Australian physiotherapist Greta Von Gavel and feels privileged to have been able to travel around the world delivering STOTT PILATES education. Jean became certified in Core Align in 2016.

Jee Yeoung Rachel Park

The Pilatest
Watana, Bangkok, Thailand

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

Additional credentials and designations
The Art of Fascial Line Training Certification with TWIST Method & Golf Fitness Level 1Training at Titleist Performance Institute

Bio

Rachel studied Science of Body Movements and Performance as well as Business Management at Ewha Woan’s University in Korea. She began working at a Pilates studio in Seoul after translating a Pilates manual into Korean and immediately saw its potential growth in the market. Soon after, she was running three studios in Korea, Hong Kong and Thailand. She realized a goal of running her own studio after opening the Pilates Asia Co., Ltd in Thailand. In 2013 she became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in all STOTT PILATES® equipment and techniques. Rachel embraces the logical side of Pilates and how it keeps her focused.

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Jenn McNellis

C2 Pilates
Avon, Connecticut, USA

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

Additional credentials and designations
MS, NSCA

Bio

Jenn's career in the fitness industry began as a group exercise instructor and personal trainer. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology, and is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with the NSCA. In 2007, Jenn became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES®. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the Exercise Science Department at Southern Connecticut State University and teaches Pilates at The Edge Fitness Clubs in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

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Jenna Hansen

Jenna Hansen

Floating
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels; ZEN•GA®; CORE™;Total Barre®

Additional credentials and designations
BFA, MEd, NASM, AFAA

Bio

Jenna has a passion for life, the outdoors, education and people. She is the owner of Awaken Studios and Retreats. She is a Lead Instructor Trainer with Merrithew, a yoga teacher with 500 hours of training, an AntiGravity Fitness Certified Instructor, AFAA Certified, a Les Mills Group Exercise Instructor, a Certified Personal Trainer from the National Association of Sports Medicine and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a Masters in Education from the University of Utah and a secondary teaching license.

Along with teaching fitness, Jenna has also taught snowboarding, skiing, recreational therapy and dance. She has taught dance, drama, and Pilates in New Zealand and was a rafting and hiking guide in Alaska. Jenna has competed and placed in IRONMAN triathlons, snowboarding and dance competitions. She loves seeing how her students’ lives improve as they work towards fitness goals, injury rehabilitation or an improved quality of life. Her clients include professional athletes, grandparents, firefighters, endurance athletes, professional strongmen, stay-at-home moms, children and everyone in between. Jenna’s life’s work however is her three children, who help remind her how to live life in the present with a sense of awe for the amazing world we live in.