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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.

Brooke Taylor

Floating
New York, New York, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
BA, BFA, ACE, NASM, AFAA

Bio

Brooke has been active in the fitness industry for the past 7 years and has been an Instructor trainer for Merrithew™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® since 2008.  She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a dual major, a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography and a BA in Psychology.  While pursuing a professional dance career, she discovered a new passion for fitness and holds several national fitness certifications.  Her client work specializes in corrective exercise training, cardio respiratory training, weight management, and exercise performance.  

Cari Kapele

Floating
South Jordan, Utah, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
B.Sc, ACE

Bio

Cari’s comprehensive understanding of the human body complements her role as a Instructor Trainer, providing students with a unique, wide-ranging approach to fitness.  Holding Bachelor of Science degrees in Exercise and Sport Science as well as Nursing from the University of Utah, she has a well-rounded health background.  As an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor she is skilled at delivering proper attention to all clients, whether they opt for private or group instruction.  Cari also owns Aspire Pilates Training Center & Spa in Riverton, Utah.

Caroline Berger de Fémynie

Caroline Berger de Fémynie

Studio BIOPILATES®
Paris, France

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

Additional credentials and designations
MBA – École National des Mines de Paris, Master of Cultural Project Management, Master of Finance & Currency – Université de Paris, Sorbonne, Bachelor of Science – Université de Paris, Dance degree in contemporary dance

Bio

Caroline was introduced to the STOTT PILATES® method in 2006 while on an extended trip to Australia, and felt that she had found her calling. Although she had earned an MBA, a bachelor’s degree in Science and a dance specialty, she realized that the depth required to instruct the STOTT PILATES repertoire required her full attention. Following many years of study, she became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES in March 2013. Established in 2009 by Caroline, the Studio BIOPILATES® PARIS was the first STOTT PILATES Host Center in France. The studio is committed to teaching and maintaining the high standards in health and wellness established by Merrithew. Caroline speaks French, English and Arabic and can teach courses and workshops in any language and ensures her clients and receive a truly unique French experience.

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Caroline Geiger

Caroline Heiss

Pilatesbody
Munich, Germany

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Bio

Caroline Geiger, a trained ballet dancer, danced professionally in Munich and Stockholm during which time, she discovered Pilates as an additional form of training. She has completed her STOTT PILATES® education in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrel and ISP in Stockholm and Munich. In the spring of 2009, she became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™, specializing in STOTT PILATES Mat and Reformer. Since her return to her home city of Munich in autumn 2006, she has been part of the Pilates Body team. She has since also worked at various conferences in collaboration with Michaela Bimbi‐Dresp.

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Caroline Phillips

Caroline Phillips

Real Pilates, JLT Studio
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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

Additional credentials and designations
The Stella Mann College of Performing Arts graduate in dance.

Bio

Pilates was a natural progression of Caroline’s professional dance career. After training at The Stella Mann College of Performing Arts, she performed all around the world. Caroline went on to complete her full STOTT PILATES® Certification, and is a Merrithew Instructor Trainer specializing in STOTT PILATES and Total Barre®. The remarkable benefits of Pilates for rehabilitation from injury became clear to Caroline in 2015 after her pelvis, back, collar bone and ankle were each fractured in an accident. Caroline credits Pilates with giving her the ability and strength to recover faster than any of her doctors has predicted.

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