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.
Melissa A. Siple
Northeast Pilates Education Centers
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels, ISP; Halo® Training
Additional credentials and designations
BS, MBA, PTA, CPR / AED / First Aid Instructor for the American Heart Association, ACSM Personal Training,ACE Group Ex, TRX, Grey Institute, Seton Hall Law School Graduate Certificate, ATD & LTEN Training program Certificates, DiSC Certified
Melissa started teaching group exercise in 1985, and was certified through the American Council on Exercise (ACE). She eventually became a CEU provider for ACE, and certified in Personal Training and Spinning. Melissa continued her interest in health and fitness by becoming a Physical Therapy Assistant. In 1998, Melissa found STOTT PILATES® and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2003. Melissa owns a studio in East Greenwich, Rhode Island and is also certified in Zumba®, Yamuna® Body Rolling, TRX® and holds belts in Krav Maga, Budokon and MMA. Melissa graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a bachelor degree in Human Sciences, and from Bryant University with an MBA in Marketing. She holds professional certifications from the American Society for Training & Development, Seton Hall School of Law & Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Healthcare Compliance program, the Healthcare Compliance Association, Dale Carnegie Training, and an EMT license from the State of Rhode Island's Department of Health.
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