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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.

Laura Hicks Foutz

Inspire Health
Franklin, Tennessee, USA

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

Additional credentials and designations
PMA

Bio

Laura began her Pilates career in 2005 while dancing as a professional ballerina.  In 2008, Laura became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™, specializing in STOTT PILATES®. She began teaching courses and private clients at Inspire Health, the STOTT PILATES Licensed Training Center in Atlanta, GA.  In 2011, she moved to the outskirts of Nashville and opened her own studio. There, she hosts training courses as she continues to grow her family and the STOTT PILATES community in central Tennessee. Laura is passionate about educating and mentoring students, and she loves being a part of their respective journeys.

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Laurentia Kartika Kavriani

Vitruvian Pilates Studio
Jakarta, Indonesia

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

Additional credentials and designations
B.A.B.A

Bio

Laurentia was trained in ballet and traditional dance at a young age and it is through her passion in body movement that she was intrigued to learn about Pilates. She received her STOTT PILATES® certification in 2012 and became a certified Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2014. She is now teaching clients at Vitruvian Pilates Studio, a Licensed Training Centre in Jakarta, Indonesia. Along with the STOTT PILATES method, Laurentia is also qualified in CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™ and an Instructor Trainer for Total Barre®.

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LeeAnn Silvey

LeeAnn Silvey

Balance: Pilates Training Center
Richmond, Viriginia, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer; ZEN•GA® Mat, ZEN•GA® Equipment

Additional credentials and designations
BS, Sports Medicine; MS, Exercise Physiology

Bio

In 1997, LeeAnn began working with the prevention, emergency care, maintenance and rehabilitation of athletic injury, then spent two years instructing in the Athletic Training Program at James Madison University in Virginia. Pilates became her passion in 2004, and in 2007 she became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES®. The same year, she joined Balance Pilates Training Center as an instructor. LeeAnn’s education includes a BS in Sports Medicine from the State University of New York at Cortland and an MS in Exercise Physiology from James Madison University. She has 20 years of experience working in the fitness industry with a variety of certifications including NATA Athletic Trainer, ACE Personal Trainer and AFAA Group Exercise Instructor and is also an IT for ZEN•GA® Matwork and Equipment. LeeAnn enjoys working with an individual’s needs, and loves sharing her knowledge and skills of instruction to her clients and students.

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Leonieke Albreghs

Leonieke (Nikkie) Albreghs

Floating
London, U.K.

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
MA and Med in English Language and Literature

Bio

Leonieke Albreghs’ pilates journey first began after undergoing a major surgery in 1999. Leonieke used Pilates as part of her rehabilitation after surgery.  In 2000, after years of continuous studies and teaching in health clubs, she discovered STOTT PILATES® and became inspired to further her education in the method.  Building on her background as an aerobics, dance and school teacher in The Netherlands, she was keen to share with others the knowledge that had eased her pain. Leonieke’s extensive Pilates education and teaching experience began in 2008 while living in The Netherlands. She has since moved to The U.K. and has continued to share her passion for teaching STOTT PILATES® .
It was not long after that Leonieke’s love, dedication and passion for educating others about Pilates encouraged her to become a Merrithew Instructor Trainer in 2016 specializing in STOTT PILATES®.

Letícia Toledo Roverci

Floating
São Paulo, Brazil

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

Bio
A native Brazilian, Leticia has been in the health and fitness industry since 2001 when she began dance lessons. In 2005 she was certified by UNIFIEO as a physical educator, but sustained considerable joint damage after teaching a large number of fitness classes. Leticia began her career with STOTT PILATES® in 2007 to enhance her knowledge and use the technique for her own benefit. Realizing the benefits, she left the gyms and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2010.