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Instructor Trainer bios

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.

Jill Winegar

The Sweatshop
St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, CORE™

Additional credentials and designations
ACE

Bio

With over 30 years experience training fitness professionals, Jill describes herself as a ‘teacher’s teacher’. She has been an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® since 2000, and has presented workshops and conducted courses in Europe and the US. Her experience in the fitness industry includes program development for the training of group fitness instructors, personal trainers, Pilates instructors, and Kettlebell instructors and she created and was the lead educator for one of the first ACE accredited training programs for group fitness and personal trainers in the US

Jill is also an ACE certified Personal Trainer, ACE certified Group Fitness Instructor, USA Rowing Coach Level 2, and holds other certifications in Spinning, Yoga, Kettlebells and FMS.

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