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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.

Anita Tang

Anita Tang

The Orange Room Wellness Center
Shanghai, China

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
BSc; RYT; ZEN•GA® Qualified

Bio

Born in Hong Kong and educated in Canada, Anita moved to Shanghai, China in 1995. She stumbled upon Pilates while searching for a way to ease her muscle pain and tension. From the relief of her tense muscles to the relief of her tense mind and the discovery of a new inner strength, practicing Pilates left Anita open to the many possibilities in life. The change was so profound that she decided to leave her corporate life. She co-founded the Orange Room Wellness Center in 2006, which later became the first host center for Merrithew education in China.

Anita first became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2012, and an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew, specializing in STOTT PILATES Mat and Reformer in 2015. In a fast-growing market in which quality can sometimes be compromised for quick results, she strives to uphold the high standard of Merrithew education in China, one course at a time.

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Ann Carina Schubert

Copenhagen, Denmark

IT qualifications
Rehab Matwork and Reformer

Bio

Ann Carina became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2011, a  STOTT PILATES Rehab Certified Instructor in 2013. She then moved on to become a Certified Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™, specializing in STOTT PILATES Rehab. As a competitive figure skater, Ann Carina was first introduced to the Pilates method and later, as a physiotherapy student, was introduced to STOTT PILATES. Ann Carina uses her STOTT PILATES training to fully rehabilitate clients back to daily life and also back to high level sports.

Anne Dawson

Anne Dawson

Pilates Certification Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

IT qualifications
Injuries & Special Populations

Bio

Anne has been practicing physiotherapy since her graduation from the University of Saskatchewan in 1981 with a focus on chronic pain syndromes, TMJ and spinal dysfunctions, acupuncture, craniosacral therapy. An Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™, Anne specializes in the STOTT PILATES® Injuries and Special Populations program for rehabilitation and conditioning and has developed individualized Pilates rehab exercise programs only available at Fitness Physiotherapy. A teacher of acupuncture and TMJ care to physiotherapists at a post graduate level, Anne has served on the Manitoba regulatory board for physiotherapists, The College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba and is a member of organizations including the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, The Acupuncture Foundation of Canada, and the International Association for the Study of Pain. She has been a contributor to many medical journals and general interest publications on physiotherapy subjects

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Anne Pringle Burnell

Anne Pringle Burnell

Mindful Movements
Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels

Additional credentials and designations
ACE, AFAA, AEA, ATRI

Bio
Anne has been an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew, specializing in STOTT PILATES® since 2007 and teaches in Chicago. She has a passion for incorporating Pilates with aquatics and is the proud creator of the Stronger Seniors® program and Peyow Aqua Pilates. Anne is an international presenter and author. She published a two-year case study on the effects of an aquatic Pilates program on persons with disabilities and chronic conditions at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. In addition to educating instructors in the STOTT PILATES method, Anne is a faculty/education provider for AEA, ACE, AFAA, ATRI, and AquaStretch. She teaches at Swedish Covenant HospitaléGalter Life Centre, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the University of Illinois Chicago and other locations.

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Annette Barry Cowhig

Annette Barry Cowhig

Northeast Pilates Education Centers
Manchester, Massachusetts, USA

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels

Additional credentials and designations
BFA, ACE

Bio

Annette has been studying and teaching STOTT PILATES® as a Certified Instructor since 2004 and in 2008 went on to become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™, specializing in STOTT PILATES.  Annette also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from the Boston Conservatory and went on to teach and perform in various areas of Massachusetts throughout her dance career.  In February of 2011, Annette opened her own studio, Barry Pilates Center in Amesbury, Massachusetts where she specializes in private training and small mat and equipment group sessions.  Annette is also ACE certified and continues to work with Northeast Pilates as an Instructor Trainer, leading courses and workshops, in addition to training clients.  Annette’s enthusiasm for movement and fitness is constantly evolving as she continues to share her knowledge and passion for Pilates and dance with others.  

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