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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.

Maite Villalonga Pons

Maite Villalonga Pons

Seville, Spain

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
Redcord Active®, Total Barre® Qualified Instructor


Maite was introduced to Pilates through dance in Barcelona at the Slamdancing Studio and Company & Company Dance School. In 2012, she became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in Matwork in Barcelona. She became fully certified in STOTT PILATES in 2015, and a few months later, became a Merrithew Instructor Trainer.

Her extensive experience and passion for sharing her knowledge and understanding of the STOTT PILATES method led her to train in other Merrithew-branded programs, learning other modalities and techniques such as Total Barre®. She currently teaches at Akrostudio, a Merrithew Licensed Training Center in Spain, and manages her own studio in Seville (Andalucía, Spain).

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