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Instructor Trainer bios

The STOTT PILATES® 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.

Amanda Fletcher Rice

Amanda Fletcher Rice

Colorado Athletic Club
Denver, Colorado, USA

IT qualifications
Matwork; Reformer; Cadillac, Chair, Barrels; ZEN•GA® Matwork & Equipment; ISP

Bio
Amanda received her introduction to the STOTT PILATES® method as part of her own physical therapy regimen after a number of knee surgeries. She found enjoyment in the exercise and developed a desire to share the benefits with others.

Amanda has appreciated and enjoyed the international opportunities to teach for Stott Pilates in Istanbul, Turkey and Seoul, South Korea. In 2007 she achieved her STOTT PILATES Full Certification and then moved on to become a Lead Instructor Trainer for Merrithew, specializing in STOTT PILATES. Amanda’s focus with her clients is to help them achieve strength and flexibility, and with sensitivity to their varying needs, she is able to guide clients of all ages and fitness levels toward their personal fitness goals.

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Amanda Kitchen

YMCAfit
London, England

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP

Bio

Amanda first became STOTT PILATES® Certified in 2004 and in 2005, moved on to become a Lead Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™, specializing in STOTT PILATES.  She has an extensive background as a fitness instructor, and likes to combine her STOTT PILATES teaching with her successful personal training and sports massage business.  

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Amanda Taylor

The Designed Body
Plano, Texas, USA

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels

Additional credentials and designations
BS in Theatre/Dance

Bio

Amanda’s extensive Pilates education and teaching experience began in 1992. In 2000, after years of continuous studies and teaching in health clubs, she discovered STOTT PILATES® and became inspired to further her education in the method. Amanda completed her certifications in Toronto, Canada, becoming an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES and currently works as a floating IT. She originally opened BodyMind Design, a Licensed Training Center (LTC), offering classes and private sessions to the public as well as professional education to instructors. The studio continues to offer STOTT PILATES training as well as other brands from Merrithew including ZEN•GA® Mindful Movement and CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training, as well as methodologies of the C.H.E.K. Institute, TRX Suspension Training, and techniques from the Anatomy Trains system. Amanda has recently chosen to operate a more intimate studio offering private and semi-private sessions. Belief in the STOTT PILATES method, devotion to her education, and commitment to teaching with integrity, are the foundations of her success.

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Amy de Schweinitz

Anchorage, Alaska, USA

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
BSc, ACE

Bio

After training for 4 years with Michaela Bimbi-Dresp in Munich, Germany, Amy de Schweinitz obtained her STOTT PILATES® Certification in 2004. In 2007, she became a Certified Instructor Trainer for Merrithew, specializing in STOTT PILATES, and enabling her to teach worldwide. With a BSc in Kinesiology and Sport Science, Amy was able to complement her studies as a competitive runner and triathlete. She found that Pilates was a huge asset to her success as an athlete, thus it launched her career in Pilates. Amy is now certified by the Pilates Method Alliance and is an ACE Certified Trainer. As an international Certified Health Coach, Amy is passionate about using Pilates to help people feel good in their bodies and have the best quality of life.

Amy Pronovost

Equilibrium Mind-Body Fitness
Waterford, Michigan, USA

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
ACE. BA, RYT

Bio

Amy Pronovost received her BA in Dance and English from Western Michigan University. She is currently an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES®, a Level 1 Gyrotonic instructor, a 200-hour registered yoga teacher and an ACE certified Group Instructor Trainer. She has been teaching at Equilibrium in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan since 2000. She has also taught ballet for fifteen years and currently has students performing around the world and on Broadway.

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