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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.

Noemie Jane

Noémie Jane Bull

Floating
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels; ZEN•GA® Mat

Additional credentials and designations
BFA in Contemporary Dance and Music

Bio

Noémie Jane Bull started training in Pilates in 1991 while studying in dance at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. She received her Bachelor in Fine Arts degree in Contemporary Dance and Music at the University of Quebec in Montreal. In 2010, she was certified in STOTT PILATES® and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES Mat & Reformer in 2012. In addition to teaching Pilates, she is a massage therapist, obtaining her certification at the GUIJEK INSTITUTE and KINE CONCEPT schools in Montreal in 2007. She later obtained her credentials in the Osteodynamie technique. Noémie enjoys working with a variety of clientele from different physical backgrounds but has the greatest interested in Injuries and Special Population and functional anatomy for movement.

Olivia Sadeler

Pilates Training Center Hawaii
Kailua, Hawaii, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Rehab

Additional credentials and designations
PT

Bio

A Doctor of Physical Therapy, Olivia specializes in outpatient orthopedic injuries, using the STOTT PILATES® method to aid her clients in their rehabilitation. Olivia became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2004, and by 2009 had become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES. Olivia practices Physical Therapy at the United States Athletic Training Center, and also teaches group and private Pilates classes at Yoga Works. In both her Physical Therapy sessions and her Pilates teaching, Olivia enjoys using her expertise in anatomy of movement to help her clients achieve optimal function and performance.

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Oscar Favaro

Pilates Italia
Milan, Italy

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Bio

Oscar began his training with STOTT PILATES® in 2010 became a fully Certified Instructor in 2013. Very shortly after that he began his training to become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew. He is now currently teaching at our Licensed Training Center in Milan, Italy.

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Pablo Vera

Floating
Toledo, Spain

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair & Barrels, ISP, Rehab

Additional credentials and designations
PT

Bio

With an extensive history as a physiotherapist, Pablo is passionate about movement and therapeutic exercise. Before he became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2004, and then an Instructor Trainer immediately after, he worked as a physiotherapist for over 18 years specializing in sports and osteopathy.  

Pablo was drawn to Pilates as a tool to help his patients restore movement and function to their bodies. In addition to helping his patients by incorporating STOTT PILATES into their rehab programs, Pablo collaborates as a professor at Nebrija University in Madrid, and is involved in research related to musculoskeletal disorders. Pablo is now a Merrithew Lead Instructor Trainer.

Pam VanGilder

Pam VanGilder

Pilates Center of Ballet Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
Pink Ribbon Certified; John Barnes Level 1 MFR Course; Dance Education

Bio

Pam has worked in the field of dance and movement education for most of her life. She has designed and created dance education trainings and curriculums for classroom teachers and teaching artists locally and nationally. As a member of the National Dance Education Organization, she was on the committee for writing the National Education Dance Standards for Early Childhood, and worked with the Kennedy Center VSA program to align the dance education standards for students with disabilities with the Common Core Standards.

For 12 years, Pam was also Director of the Dance Program for Madonna Learning Center, a school for children and young adults with disabilities. In 2016, she was awarded ‘Dance Teacher of the Year’ by Dance Teacher Magazine for her work with students with disabilities. Her daughter Sarah, a young adult with Down Syndrome, is her driving inspiration for creating and developing arts programs for individuals with disabilities.

Pam began teaching STOTT PILATES® in 2000 and is a fully Certified Instructor for Matwork, Reformer, Stability Chair, Cadillac and Barrels, as well as Injuries and Special Populations. She is passionate about helping others acquire and maintain fit and functional movement through Pilates so they may continue to enjoy a full and active life. As an Instructor Trainer in Matwork & Reformer, she enjoys imparting her years of experience with new teachers. She is also certified in the Pink Ribbon Program and has taken the John Barnes Level 1 MFR Course.

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