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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.

Chael Hilton

Floating
Perth, Western Australia, Australia

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels, ISP, ZEN•GA®, CORE™ and Total Barre®

Additional credentials and designations
BA

Bio

Chael is a long time STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor, having achieved this distinction in 2000. She went on to become a Lead Instructor Trainer for Merrithew. She specializes in STOTT PILATES, CORE, ZEN•GA®, Total Barre® and has been actively teaching courses, workshops and conducting exams throughout Australia ever since. Chael is the proud owner and director of CH-ilates located in Perth, Australia and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Drama from Queensland University of Technology.

Charlotte Albion

YMCAfit
London, UK

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
B.Ed Hons, Physical Education and MA, Theatre Arts

Bio

Brought up in London, Charlotte has developed a diverse teaching career. After completing a B.Ed Hons degree in Physical Education, she taught in various International schools in Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and Italy. Later, she completed an MA in Theatre Arts at London University progressing to teach Drama. With a career entrenched in a physical background, Charlotte developed an interest in Pilates and in 2009 embarked on her STOTT PILATES® training. Inspired by the rehabilitative aspect of the technique, she proceeded to complete her qualifications and in October 2013, became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew; specializing in STOTT PILATES. She now teaches courses at London’s Central YMCA whilst teaching an array of Pilates classes and clients. She also continues to consult on Drama in Secondary Education. 

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Chase Owens

Chase Owens

John Garey Fitness & Pilates
Long Beach, California, USA

IT qualifications
CORE™

Additional credentials and designations
B.S.

Bio

Chase earned his B.S. in Kinesiology in early 2012 with a focus on Fitness from California State University, Long Beach. He began at John Garey Fitness & Pilates as a certified personal trainer through the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America and since has earned accreditation through Johnny G Krankcycle, TRX Suspension Training, and the Spinning/SpinPOWER program. Most recently, Chase earned the prestigious title of CORE™ Athletic Conditioning and Performance Training Instructor Trainer through Merrithew, enabling him to train and certify other instructors. The combination of these certifications, along with years of experience in both traditional and corporate fitness settings, promotes a perfect blend of science, fun, creativity, and motivation in each class. Expect to be challenged and inspired each time you embark upon a workout with Chase.

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Chau Pham-Kid

Pilates South Texas
Houston, Texas, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels, ISP, SPX

Additional credentials and designations
BS; MS Engineering; GYROTONIC®; GYROKINESIS®; TRX® Suspension Training®; Muscle Activation Techniques™ Jumpstart Upper Extremities, Lower Extremities and Spine and Trunk; YOGA FOR LIFE®

Bio
With a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Engineering from the University of Tennessee, Chau worked in manufacturing and corporate settings for over 10 years. Pursuing her passion of Modern Dance and fitness, Chau decided to change her career path to become an educator and instructor of fitness. With a focus on the education and training of the STOTT PILATES® method, she became a Lead Instructor Trainer for Merrithew. Chau has instructed STOTT PILATES certification courses in North America, South America and Europe. She is the owner and education/program director of Pilates South Texas, the exclusive Merrithew Licensed Training Center in Houston, Texas.

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Cherie Boschma

Cherie Boschma

Inspire Health
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels

Additional credentials and designations
BFA

Bio

Cherie obtained her BFA in Dance from University of North Carolina School for the Arts and began teaching Pilates in Toronto at the Merrithew Corporate Training Center in 1993 after training under Moira Merrithew. She became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES® in 1998, and has instructed at the following LTCs: Equilibrium- Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; Bodycenter- Seattle, Washington; Full Circle Studio- Vancouver, BC and currently Inspire Health - Atlanta, GA.

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