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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.

Monique Lavoie

Pilates Certification Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

IT qualifications
Merrithew™ STOTT PILATES® Lead Instructor Trainer, ZEN∙GA® Instructor Trainer, Total Barre® Instructor Trainer, Certified in STOTT PILATES® Matwork, STOTT PILATES® Reformer, STOTT PILATES® Cadillac, Chair & Barrels. Qualified in CORE™


Monique is one of very few bilingual STOTT PILATES Lead Instructor Trainers and, upon request, can teach any certification course or examination in French. A graduate of The National Ballet School, Monique has over 30 years of teaching experience. Monique is also a certified Gyrotonic instructor.

In 2007 and again in 2009, she received a mentorship award as a result of recommendations from her peers, along with a lifetime achievement award from Merrithew. She recently hosted Moira Merrithew at her studio in celebration of the studio’s 20th anniversary.
Monique is a STOTT PILATES® Specialist in the following Specialty Tracks: Active For Life Specialist, Athletic Conditioning Specialist, Group Equipment Specialist, Group Matwork Specialist, Rehabilitation Specialist

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