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Instructor Trainer bios

The members of our esteemed team of Pilates Instructor Trainers are accomplished and internationally sought-after educators known for their comprehensive knowledge, dedication and professionalism. Each hold full certification in the STOTT PILATES® method and have achieved additional designations to complement their training.

A diverse group, they come from varied 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.

Michele Carini

Michele Carini

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Cadillac, Chair & Barrels, ISP, Matwork, Reformer; Halo® Training

Additional credentials and designations
Franklin Method® Fascia Trainer; Level 5 MELT® Method Instructor; Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher, NPCP®; Nutritious Movement™ Restorative Exercise Specialist; Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist; BA, University of California at Los Angeles


A lifelong athlete and native Californian, Michele started classical Pilates training in 1996 and earned her first STOTT PILATES® Certification in 2005 while living in the Netherlands. In 2009, Michele became a Merrithew® Instructor Trainer and is now a Lead Instructor Trainer specializing in STOTT PILATES and Halo® Training.

Michele established CorSano Pilates in 2010, her private studio and Merrithew Host Center in Ottawa, Canada, where she provides specialized training to clients and small groups. In working with clients, Michele uses modern concepts of exercise physiology and biomechanics from complementary disciplines together with Pilates to build tailored training programs that restore function and build movement performance.

As a Floating Lead IT for Merrithew, Michele loves the challenges and excitement of teaching assignments abroad— mentoring instructors from other countries and sharing her wide-range of knowledge and experience. CorSano Pilates Online offers private and group classes for all levels, so you can experience Michele’s passion for movement and education wherever you are.

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