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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.

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Kelly Rodriguez

San Diego, California, USA

IT qualifications
Mat & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology & ACSM Certified Personal Trainer

Bio

Kelly Rodriguez grew up practicing competitive gymnastics and dance, and developed a passion for understanding the human body. Her passion led her to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a minor in dance from the College of Charleston in South Carolina. She earned her ACSM Personal Trainer certification in 2012, but wanted to continue to advance her career. She received her Full Level 1 & 2 STOTT PILATES® certification at the Marshall Eklund Fitness & Pilates Studio in San Diego in 2016. She is now a Merrithew Instructor Trainer specializing in STOTT PILATES.

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Kelly Sconza

C2 Pilates Training Center
Avon, Connecticut, United States

IT qualifications
Matwork & Reformer; Total Barre®; Halo® Training; CORE™

Additional credentials and designations
BA, Dance and Theatre

Bio
Kelly Sconza has been teaching the STOTT PILATES® method since 2006, and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2010 and Total Barre® in 2013. Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance and Theatre from Manhattanville College, 2006. She has a deep kinesthetic understanding of the body and the ways it can move because of her many years of modern dance training. Kelly is a challenging and energetic instructor who prides herself in helping clients to reach their individual potential, while understanding their personal needs and goals.

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Khingporn Promruang

Vitruvian Pilates Studio
Jakarta, Indonesia

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

Bio

Originally from Thailand, Khingporn worked in the hospitality industry in Bangkok for many years before deciding upon a career in fitness.  She took her STOTT PILATES® courses at Vitruvian Pilates Studio, where she became a Certified Instructor in 2006.  Two years later, she became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ specializing in STOTT PILATES and can still be found at Vitruvian teaching students.  

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Kim Dunleavy

Kim Dunleavy

Equilibrium Studio
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA

IT qualifications
Rehabilitation, ISP

Additional credentials and designations
PT, Ph.D, MOMT, OCS

Bio

Kim first received her certification as an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® Rehab in 2007 and is now a Lead Instructor Trainer specializing in Injuries & Special Populations and Rehabilitation. An American Physical Therapy Association Orthopedic Certified Specialist, Kim has Masters Degrees in Manual/Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Sports Physical Therapy, as well as a PhD in Instructional Technology.  Kim is also an Associate Professor at Wayne State University’s Department of Physical Therapy, an international presenter and has been published on Physical Therapy topics.  With extensive experience in applying the STOTT PILATES principles to clients with injuries and impairments, Kim uses the method with clients at Equilibrium as well as providing evaluation and consultation for acute performing arts and sports injuries.  

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Kim Kraushar

Interlude Spa
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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

Additional credentials and designations
BFA / Bed Dance, BSc Kinesiology, Yamuna Body Rolling, Franklin Method

Bio

Kim has built an impressive reputation as an expert and leader in the health and wellness industry. She is a Merrithew Master Instructor Trainer and an integral member of the Programming/Education team, representing STOTT PILATES®, ZEN•GA®, CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training, and Total Barre® programming. Kim is the proud owner of one of the first STOTT PILATES Licensed Training Centers in Canada.

She presents on behalf of Merrithew throughout North America and internationally at conferences and trade events, and is featured in several new Merrithew DVD releases. Kim studied at York University where she received her B.F.A. in Dance/B.Ed. and completed her B.Sc. Kinesiology at Dalhousie University. She is also a Yamuna Body Rolling Certified Instructor Trainer, and Certified Franklin Method Instructor.

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