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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.

Laura Bovenkerk

Laura McKenzie Bovenkerk

Equilibrium Mind-Body Fitness
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
ACE, B.P.A. from Oklahoma City University


Laura Bovenkerk is a Merrithew Instructor Trainer specializing in STOTT PILATES®. She was first introduced to Pilates while pursuing a dance career in New York City. She spent eight years performing as a Radio City Rockette and found Pilates to be a wonderful tool for keeping her body in shape. She became a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor in 2007 and began teaching at Equilibrium Studio in Bloomfield Hills, MI. She now resides in Kalamazoo, MI, where she is the owner of Centered Pilates and the mother of three energetic children. She became a Merrithew Instructor Trainer in 2020.

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