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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.

Lyudmyla Arefyeva-Cavlieri

Lyudmyla Arefyeva

Pilates Italia
Milan, Italy

IT qualifications
Matwork and Reformer; Cadillac, Chair, and Barrels; CORE™, ZEN•GA® Mat

Bio

Lyudmyla has been working in the fitness industry since 1996, and in 2006 she received her first STOTT PILATES® Certification. In 2011 she became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ specializing in STOTT PILATES and currently works at Pilates Italia, the Licensed Training Center in Italy. She also runs her own Pilates studio in Grosseto, Italy.

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