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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.

Maria Adelaide

Maria Adelaide De Marinis-Foote

London, United Kingdom

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork and Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
Himalayan Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga and Tapasya hot Yoga certified teacher


Maria Adelaide is a highly-respected fitness professional; an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew, specializing in STOTT PILATES® Mat and Reformer programming, and Yoga teacher. Having moved to London from Italy to continue her professional dance career, she first discovered Pilates whilst at the London Studio Centre, the performing art college where she graduated.

Maria Adelaide tailors each class to the needs of the students, safely and creatively using the experience acquired over many years. Her approach focuses on alignment and breath. She always feels encouraged and inspired to hear that her students feel stronger, dynamic, more flexible with improved physical awareness.

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