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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.

Michelle Gantz

Bodycenter Instructor Training Studio
Seattle, Washington, USA

IT qualifications
Matwork; Reformer; Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels; Injuries and Special Populations; ZEN•GA® Mat; ZEN•GA® Equipment

Additional credentials and designations
LMP; ACE Group Fitness Instructor

Bio

Michelle obtained her STOTT PILATES® certification in 2006 and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2009. She is also a licensed massage therapist and has been a certified yoga instructor for more than 12 years. Michelle enjoys working privately with clients, drawing from her diverse background to help them develop strength and find efficient movement and that best fits their lifestyle and limitations. She frequently works with special client populations recovering from knee or hip replacements and spinal cord injuries and thrives on finding the right exercise solution for their needs.

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Michelle Lim Chwee Woon

Michelle Lim Chwee Woon

Floating
Singapore, Singapore

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
Neurokinetic Therapy (NKT) Practitioner L1, Basic Sports Massage Therapist

Bio

Michelle received her Certification as a STOTT PILATES® Instructor in 2010. In 2016, she completed the requirements to become a Merrithew Instructor Trainer specializing in STOTT PILATES. She has had extensive training in the Pilates method from a number of Pilates schools since 2005. A graduate in dance from Lasalle-SIA College of the Arts (2003), Michelle is influenced by other training including Gyrotonic (Apprentice in 2013), Myokinematic Restoration, Anatomy Trains and Argentine Tango which she has been perfecting since 2011. Michelle has extensive experience teaching in Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong as a resident Pilates Instructor for a physiotherapy clinic, Pilates Instructor in the Singapore Navy, and in the Lasalle College of the Arts School of Dance, as well as with private studio clients from all backgrounds. She aspires to train quality Pilates Instructors who will uphold the standards of STOTT PILATES and Merrithew brands. In 2018, Michelle co-founded The Better Movement Studio, Singapore.

Michelle Scott

Floating
Melbourne, Australia

IT qualifications
Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels, ISP, Total Barre®

Additional credentials and designations
Bachelor of Education, Bachelor of Arts (Dance)

Bio

Michelle, from Sydney, Australia, has both a Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts (Dance) degrees. She became a fully certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor in 2003, and later that year went on to become an Instructor Trainer. She is now an IT for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES full repertoire. Over the past 14 years, she has taught hundreds of STOTT PILATES courses and workshops in the US, Canada, Brazil, Hong Kong, New Zealand, the Philippines, the US and the UAE. Michelle is an intrepid traveler who loves an adventure.

Mirela Anic

Mirela Anic

Body & Mind Studio
Zagreb, Croatia

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

Additional credentials and designations
Hatha Yoga certified teacher (200 RYT) Kinesiology degree, University of Zagreb

Bio
After exploring a number of dance styles over a 15-year career, Mirela entered the world of fitness in 1995. In 2000, she started her Pilates education. In 2002, she expanded her education with the internationally-renowned STOTT PILATES® program at the Merrithew Corporate Training Center in Toronto, becoming a fully-certified Instructor. She went on to become a Merrithew Instructor Trainer specializing in STOTT PILATES. Mirela is an external associate at the University of Kinesiology in Zagreb, and she regularly presents at the International Congress of Sport Training as well as at the Aerobic and Body-Mind Congresses in Croatia and Europe. Starting in 2012, she has worked with a number of athletes, creating sport-, season- and position-specific programs.

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Moira Merrithew

Moira Merrithew

Merrithew Corporate Training Center
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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

Bio

Moira Merrithew, together with President and CEO of Merrithew, Lindsay G. Merrithew, has spent over two decades promoting the benefits of responsible exercise through their branded programming. Together with her team, they ensure all programming is aligned with current scientific and biomechanical research. In addition to overseeing the Education Department, Moira is a content creator and featured performer in the extensive DVD series. A published author and media personality, she presents at numerous fitness industry events all over the globe. After an accomplished career as principal dancer with the City Ballet of Toronto and the Atlantic Ballet Company, Moira Merrithew went on to retrain and certify as a Pilates instructor under the tutelage of Romana Kryzanowska at the original studio founded by the late Joseph H. Pilates.