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All Instructors

Jill Winegar

The Sweatshop
St. Paul, Minnesota USA

With over 30 years experience training fitness professionals, Jill describes herself as a ‘teacher’s teacher’.  She has been an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® since 2000, and has presented workshops and conducted courses in Europe and the US.  Her experience in the fitness industry includes program development for the training of group fitness instructors, personal trainers, Pilates instructors, and Kettlebell instructors and she created and was the lead educator for one of the first ACE accredited training programs for group fitness and personal trainers in the U.S.

Jill is an ACE continuing education provider and also adjunct faculty for the University of Minnesota where she teaches anatomy in the dance department.  

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, CORE™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
ACE

Jitka Miskarova


Bratislava, Slovekia

Jitka began her training with STOTT PILATES® in 2005 became a certified Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ in 2011. She currently works teaching for Merrithew™ around the world.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:

JOana Meneses


New York, New York United States
JOana received her STOTT PILATES® instructor certification at the Toronto Corporate Training Center in 2001 and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2002. JOana is a certified yoga teacher and the founder of BodyRoots Fitness Studio in New York City. Previously the head of the Pilates program at an elite fitness club in NYC and with over 13 years of experience, JOana now offers personally tailored, one-on-one training in her private downtown Manhattan loft space. A proud former Lululemon Althetica brand ambassador, JOana has been featured in several STOTT PILATES professional fitness DVDs, Pilates Style magazine, Shape magazine, The New York Times and has trained high profile clients in NYC including Jimmy Fallon and Edie Falco.
IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Chair, Cadillac, Barrels
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
TRX™, Kettlebell Concepts

Jo-Anne Repond Bunbury

Calgary Pilates
Calgary, Alberta Canada

Jo-Anne is an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™, specializing in ZEN•GA™ Mindful Movement, and is a Lead Instructor Trainer for STOTT PILATES®, whose experience and practice spans over 10 years. She has taught STOTT PILATES® courses and conducted exams in Canada, Japan, South Korea, USA, and Brazil, and has presented workshops for local and national industry conferences. Jo-Anne is also an Instructor Trainer who specializes in
A former dancer and choreographer with a passion for human kinetics, Jo-Anne first discovered Pilates while in New York pursuing her Master’s of Arts at NYU through her studies in dance, education, movement analysis and kinesiology.  Since first becoming certified she has had the privilege to work with diverse groups such as physiotherapists, trained athletes, and breast cancer survivors.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, SPX, ZEN•GA™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
BA, MA

John Garey

John Garey Fitness & Pilates
Long Beach, California USA

As a Master Instructor Trainer for Merrithew, John is an integral part of the programming team specializing in STOTT PILATES® and CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training, and has starred in over 60 Fitness and Pilates DVDs, mostly for Merrithew. John is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through NSCA, a Personal Trainer from the American Council on Exercise, and earned his MS in Physical Education from New York University. A STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor since 2001, John is an accomplished Pilates and Fitness Presenter currently representing Merrithew and has presented workshops and lectures in more than 14 countries internationally and throughout the USA. He has contributed to and appeared in many international publications, including Men’s Fitness, Shape, ePregnancy, Pilates Style and the LA Times. John is the President, and Founder of John Garey Fitness & Pilates where he serves as the Executive Program Director.

IT QUALIFICATIONS:
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, SPX, CORE™
ADDITIONAL CREDENTIALS & DESIGNATIONS:
MS, NSCA CSCS