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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.

Marina Gavrikova

Marina Gavrikova

Floating
Singapore, Singapore

IT qualifications
Mat and Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
Total Barre™ Qualified

Bio
As a student, Marina competed in track and field events and earned Coaching (Track and Field) and Rehabilitation degrees.  In 1995, Marina opened her first professional studio in Russia. In 2008, Marina earned her first STOTT PILATES certification in Toronto. She moved to Singapore in 2011, where she opened Smart Fit Studio.  Marina completed her training, becoming an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ in September 2016, specializing in STOTT PILATES Mat and Reformer.  Like many devoted athletes, Marina’s past injuries led to her focus on injury prevention and rehabilitation, and her personal experience fuels her expertise and empathy. Marina works closely with doctors, physical therapists and other medical professionals and top professional athletes to sustain high levels of performance.