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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.

Jennifer Montie

Equilibrium Mind-Body Fitness
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, United States

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer

Bio

Jenn has an extensive background in Ballet and performed with Mid-States Regional Ballet Company, Ballet Americana for many years. Currently she instructs Ballet and Pilates classes for Ballet Americana and helps run company rehearsals. She discovered Pilates through her dance training and loved the conditioning, strength, and balance it provided. A fully certified STOTT PILATES® instructor, Jenn became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2014. Jenn also holds certifications from ACE, Xtend Barre and TRX®. Jenn has been working at Equilibrium since 2007, and enjoys giving a very detail-oriented workout to clients of all ages and fitness levels.

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Jennifer Morris

Jennifer Morris

Real Pilates
Dubai, UAE

IT qualifications
Matwork and Reformer

Bio
Originally from the UK, Jennifer has lived in Dubai, UAE since 2008. Her passion for Pilates started in 2007 and in 2013 she started her education to become a Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor. Her love for the method continued to grow, and in 2016 she was accepted into the Merrithew Instructor Trainer program, specializing in STOTT PILATES. With her love of fitness and understanding how the body moves, Jennifer’s passion is to motivate and inspire others.

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Jennifer Vaughn

Jennifer Vaughn

San Diego, California, USA

IT qualifications
Mat, Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
ACE

Bio
Jennifer Vaughn became a STOTT PILATES Instructor in 2002 and an Instructor Trainer in 2005, specializing in STOTT PILATES Mat and Reformer. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce and Business Administration from The University of Alabama and is an ACE® Certified Group Fitness Instructor. Jenn has been teaching STOTT PILATES for 12 years and combines her passion and enthusiasm for the method and its many benefits with a detailed approach to instruction on all levels from training post rehab and therapeutic clients to professional athletes and dancers as well as students. She possesses an in-depth understanding of safe practice and works to develop a Pilates program uniquely tailored to each of her client’s life and fitness goals. In addition, she is devoted to her PILATES LOVE initiative where she provides free Pilates sessions to fellow Military Spouses and New Mommies in an effort to promote health, fitness and well-being within her community. She is an avid reader, skier and runner and enjoys the beach with her family when she is not in the studio.

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Jenny Carr

Intermountain Pilates Training Center
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels, ISP, ZEN•GA®, Total Barre®, CORE™, Merrithew™ Fascial Movement

Additional credentials and designations
BS

Bio

Jenny Carr has taken her years of business experience and is now the owner of Intermountain Pilates Training Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, which she opened in 2008. The center is now a Licensed Training Center offering STOTT PILATES® courses and workshops. Jenny is a fully certified STOTT PILATES Instructor and an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES, Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels and Injuries and Special Populations, ZENGA®, CORE and Total Barre®. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Utah, which included studies in human and exercise physiology, anatomy, kinesiology, biology, and physics. She has taught dance for over 15 years and loves every aspect of teaching. Her true passion is educating people in all aspects of their body, movement, anatomy, and biomechanics. In her free time she enjoys running, snowboarding, hiking, and mountain biking.

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Jerome Acosta

Jerome Acosta

Marshall Eklund Pilates & Fitness Studio
San Diego, California, United States

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer

Bio

Jerome earned his full STOTT PILATES® Instructor certification in 2007, and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2009. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. After graduation, Jerome moved to San Diego to begin a career in fitness facilities management.  Four years later he was inspired to open his own personal training business and continues learning new ways to facilitate Mindful Movement.  Jerome is proud to be part of the Marshall Eklund Pilates & Fitness team.

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