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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.

Amy de Schweinitz

Floating
Anchorage, Alaska, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
BSc, ACE

Bio

After training for 4 years with Michaela Bimbi-Dresp in Munich, Germany, Amy de Schweinitz obtained her STOTT PILATES® Certification in 2004. In 2007, she became a Certified Instructor Trainer for Merrithew, specializing in STOTT PILATES, and enabling her to teach worldwide. With a BSc in Kinesiology and Sport Science, Amy was able to complement her studies as a competitive runner and triathlete. She found that Pilates was a huge asset to her success as an athlete, thus it launched her career in Pilates. Amy is now certified by the Pilates Method Alliance and is an ACE Certified Trainer. As an international Certified Health Coach, Amy is passionate about using Pilates to help people feel good in their bodies and have the best quality of life.

Amy Pronovost

Equilibrium Mind-Body Fitness
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
ACE. BA, RYT

Bio

Amy Pronovost received her BA in Dance and English from Western Michigan University. She is currently an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES®, a Level 1 Gyrotonic instructor, a 200-hour registered yoga teacher and an ACE certified Group Instructor Trainer. She has been teaching at Equilibrium in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan since 2000. She has also taught ballet for fifteen years and currently has students performing around the world and on Broadway.

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Amy Slowik

Equilibrium Mind-Body Fitness
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, SPX® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
PT, Gyrotonic

Bio
Amy is an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew, specializing in STOTT PILATES® Mat, Reformer and SPX® Matwork & Reformer, as well as a NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Speed, Agility & Quickness instructor and a Level 1 Gyrotonic Instructor. As a licensed physical therapist, Amy combines backgrounds in dance, sports medicine and Gyrotonic to design safe, yet challenging Pilates workouts for each individual regardless of their fitness level. Amy previously specialized in treating orthopedic, dance and sports injuries and enjoyed working with athletes of all levels, but now devotes her career to teaching Pilates.

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Andrea Kosmicki Hoarau

Floating
Omaha, Nebraska, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Total Barre®

Bio

Andrea was first introduced to STOTT PILATES® during her studies at Oklahoma City University to help overcome dance-related injuries. She began her education in the method in 2007, while working for Royal Caribbean Productions as a professional dancer. After achieving her Full Certification in 2013, Andrea proceeded to become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew, specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2014. Her passion for mind-body awareness and injury prevention, along with an upbeat teaching style, makes Andrea a perfect fit for teaching Pilates to a variety of clients and instructors.

Angela McCartney

Angela McCartney

Northeast Pilates Education Centers
Manchester, Massachusetts, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
ZEN•GA® and Total Barre® Qualified Instructor

Bio

Angela is owner and founder of Studio Pilates located in Winchester, MA. She is a fully certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor and an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES Mat and Reformer. She began her Pilates training in 2002, became an IT in 2010 and in 2013, Angela became a ZEN•GA® and Total Barre® Qualified Instructor. Angela brings over 30 years of group fitness teaching experience to Studio Pilates, holding AFAA certifications in Group Fitness, Kickboxing, and Personal Training. Angela has always had a love and interest in fitness, has competed in several middle-distance triathlons and holds a purple belt in Tae Kwon Do. She is a graduate of Tufts University with a BS in biology and classical studies. She is passionate and knowledgeable and brings enormous energy and enthusiasm to her teaching.

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