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Master Instructor Trainers

The Master Instructor Trainer has reached the highest level of Merrithew educators. With a minimum of seven years of teaching experience in the industry, this individual has established himself/herself as an expert in the field of mind-body fitness. The Master IT possesses the unique skills to inspire through leadership the Merrithew Community of Excellence philosophy and bring this ability to the courses and workshops that are taught anywhere in the world. All Master ITs are integral in the creation and development of new programs for Merrithew, and continue to learn and grow within the industry.

Melanie Byford-Young

Melanie Byford-Young

Pacific Northwest Pilates
Portland, Oregon, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels, ISP, Rehab; Halo® Training; Merrithew™ Fascial Movement

Additional credentials and designations
PT

Bio

Melanie graduated with a degree in Physiotherapy from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and is a Merrithew Master Instructor Trainer for the STOTT PILATES® Rehab Program. Specializing in orthopedics and manual therapy, she spent the next 10 years working as a physiotherapist at a private practice. In 1999, she became an IT teaching the full repertoire for STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair& Barrels, as well as Injuries & Special Populations. Melanie is one of few instructors in the United States instructing the STOTT PILATES® Rehabilitation Series. Utilizing Pilates for the prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, brings her the most joy in her career.

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