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Instructor Trainer bios

Amy Slowik

Equilibrium Mind-Body Fitness
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer, SPX

Additional credentials and designations
PT, Gyrotonic

Bio
Amy is an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew, specializing in STOTT PILATES® Mat, Reformer and Group SPX, as well as a NSCA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Speed, Agility & Quickness instructor and a Level 1 Gyrotonic Instructor. As a licensed physical therapist, Amy combines backgrounds in dance, sports medicine and Gyrotonic to design safe, yet challenging Pilates workouts for each individual regardless of their fitness level. Amy previously specialized in treating orthopedic, dance and sports injuries and enjoyed working with athletes of all levels, but now devotes her career to teaching Pilates.

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Amy Van Dooremalen

Amy Van Dooremalen

Floating IT
Singapore, Singapore

IT qualifications
Mat & Reformer; Cadillac, Chair & Barrels; Total Barre™; Halo® Training

Additional credentials and designations
BFA Dance, TRX, Motion Dynamics Flexibility & Stability Training

Bio
Amy was introduced to Pilates while completing her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree as a dance major at York University in Toronto, Canada. After pursuing a career in modern dance she turned to Pilates for her next challenge. In 2004 she became a Fully Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor and was invited to work at the Corporate Training Center in Toronto. Residing in Singapore since 2008, Amy represents Merrithew as a floating Lead Instructor Trainer specializing in STOTT PILATES and Total Barre. She has traveled throughout North America, Asia, Europe and Australia teaching courses and presenting at international fitness conferences such as FILEX in Melbourne/Sydney, Australia and at China Fit Beijing. Amy has also been featured on Channel News Asia AM Live “Fighting Fit” series, was a visiting Fitness Specialist at the prestigious Amanoi Resort in Vietnam and has worked with the artists of Cirque du Soleil’s Totem. When she is not traveling, Amy enjoys teaching as a freelancer for her own company Spiritus.

Andrea Kosmicki Hoarau

Floating
Omaha, Nebraska, USA

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer, Total Barre

Bio

Andrea was first introduced to STOTT PILATES® during her studies at Oklahoma City University to help overcome dance-related injuries. She began her education in the method in 2007, while working for Royal Caribbean Productions as a professional dancer. After achieving her Full Certification in 2013, Andrea proceeded to become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew, specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2014. Her passion for mind-body awareness and injury prevention, along with an upbeat teaching style, makes Andrea a perfect fit for teaching Pilates to a variety of clients and instructors.

Angel Garcia Devesa

Akro Studio
Madrid, Spain

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, SPX; Halo® Training

Additional credentials and designations
OT

Bio

Angel is the Technical Director for Akro Studio and an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES® as a Lead IT who has worked in various Pilates centers in Madrid, Spain. He studied Occupational Therapy and leads the Rehab Pilates program at the European University of Madrid, where he works with individuals such as Diane Lee to guarantee the development of the STOTT PILATES curriculum within his latest research. Throughout his fruitful career, Angel has had the opportunity to work with several noteworthy professionals, including the renowned dancer, Victor Ullate, and is a recognized teacher and presenter all across Spain and South America.

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Angela McCartney

Angela McCartney

Northeast Pilates Education Centers
Manchester, Massachusetts, USA

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer, ZEN•GA®, Total Barre™

Bio

Angela is owner and founder of Studio Pilates located in Winchester, MA. She is a fully certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor and an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES Mat and Reformer. She began her Pilates training in 2002 at Northeast Pilates and in 2013, Angela became a ZEN•GA® and Total Barre Instructor. Angela brings over 30 years of group fitness teaching experience to Studio Pilates, holding AFAA certifications in Group Fitness, Kickboxing, and Personal Training. Angela has always had a love and interest in fitness, has competed in several middle-distance triathlons and holds a purple belt in Tae Kwon Do. She is a graduate of Tufts University with a BS in biology and classical studies. She is passionate and knowledgeable and brings enormous energy and enthusiasm to her teaching.

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