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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.

Cathy Liu

Cathy Liu

VIM Pilates Studio
Wanchai, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
Franklin Method Level 1 Educator

Bio

Cathy began her Pilates journey when she was looking for exercise to relieve her serious back pain. She started teaching after becoming a Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor in 2009. Her passion for Pilates and postural realignment continue to be the driving force behind her helping clients to enjoy exercise and improve their physical condition. Cathy has extensive experience in teaching a wide range of clients of all ages and backgrounds, including older adults and those recovering from surgery. She became a STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer in 2017, as well as a Certified Franklin Method Level One Educator. 

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CC Martin

CC Martin

C2 Pilates
Avon, Connecticut, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels, ISP; Total Barre®

Additional credentials and designations
BFA, NCSA

Bio

CC’s experience and practice in the fitness industry has spanned over 20 years. She began as an aerobics instructor and personal trainer in 1992, teaching at various gyms and at UMass Amherst while attending school there. After graduating with a BFA, CC continued to gravitate towards fitness as a career. After becoming a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor, CC became a Lead Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2001 and Total Barre® in 2013. She is a valuable member of the esteemed Merrithew programming and presenting team. CC opened her first fitness and Pilates studio in Boston in 1999 and in 2005 opened a STOTT PILATES Licensed Training Center in Connecticut. She is now the proud owner/operator of 4 studios in the greater Boston, MA and Hartford CT areas. CC is NSCA certified and always strives to create results-driven workouts that are safe, effective, and fun.

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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™ 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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