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.
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, SPX, ZEN•GA® , Merrithew™ Facial Movement
Additional credentials and designations
Jo-Anne is a Lead Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™, whose experience and practice spans over 10 years. She has taught STOTT PILATES® courses and conducted exams in Canada, Japan, South Korea, USA, and Brazil, and has presented workshops for local and national industry conferences.
A former dancer and choreographer with a passion for human kinetics, Jo-Anne first discovered Pilates while in New York pursuing her Master’s of Arts at NYU through her studies in dance, education, movement analysis and kinesiology. Since first becoming certified she has had the privilege to work with diverse groups such as physiotherapists, trained athletes, and breast cancer survivors.
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