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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.

Bianca Bolissian

Bianca Bolissian

Merrithew Corporate Training Center
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels, ISP; Total Barre®; Halo® Training

Bio
Bianca Bolissian has been a devoted dancer since the young age of four. This is exemplified by her graduation in 2004 from the Dance University in Campinas, Brazil where she expanded her knowledge of classical ballet and contemporary dance. In 2006, Bianca moved from Brazil to Toronto, Canada, becoming a fully certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor by 2007 and moving further to become a Lead Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ Specializing in STOTT PILATES and Total Barre®. Her passion for teaching and body movement is displayed by her outgoing and caring demeanor, always putting her clients first and providing them with an enjoyable and productive workout.

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Bob Andersen

Bob Andersen

Victory Pilates
Omaha, Nebraska, USA

IT qualifications
CORE™

Additional credentials and designations
NSCA CSCS, B. Exercise Science and Psychology, Doctorate, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Bio

Dr. Bob Andersen has been in the performance coaching field for nearly 20 years and brings with him a vast array of knowledge and experience. He has expertise in performance training and functional movement as well as planning and implementing performance / strength and conditioning programs for all levels from aspiring youth to elite Olympic and professional athletes. He was the Head Performance/Strength Coach at Nebraska Wesleyan University, the Director of Performance Victory Human Performance, the Director of the Sports Medicine Institute of Nebraska, and as performance consultant for numerous Universities, teams, clubs and academies.

Bob is now a Lead Instructor Trainer for Merrithew, specializing in CORE, regularly teaching courses and workshops. He has earned a reputation as a dynamic presenter, expert instructor, and engaging mentor. He graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with Bachelor's Degrees in Exercise Science as well as Psychology then received his doctorate from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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Bridget Georgeson

Floating
Long Beach, California, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Bio

Bridget received her first STOTT PILATES® certification in Matwork in 2002 and became a certified Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ in 2006. Located in Long Beach, California, Bridget is the owner of her own studio “The Studio by Bridget”.

Brigitte Robitaille

Synergie Pilates
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
Bellies Inc Core confidence Trainer, Hypopressives/Low Pressure Fitness, TNC (Technique Neuro-Cutanée)

Bio

Brigitte began teaching STOTT PILATES® in 2004, and then became a certified Instructor Trainer for Merrithew, specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2009. Her Pilates background then lead her to massage school, where in 2008 she graduated from the Guijek Institute. She continued her education at the Kine-Concept Institute in Montreal, where she expanded on her education to include knowledge of trigger points, deep tissue, fasciatherapy, and cranio-sacral massage therapy. She has also studied Osteodynamie and graduated from this program in October, 2009. Brigitte enjoys working with a variety of clients, from children, to the elderly and athletes, but her passion lies with special populations and injuries. Brigitte’s passion for helping others is what drives her to provide her clients with careful attention, encouragement and compassion./p>

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Brigitte Wrenn

YMCAfit
London, England

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

Bio
Brigitte started her career in the fitness industry more than 18 years ago working as a freelance personal trainer and aerobics instructor. After being exposed to Pilates for rehabilitation purposes, and finding it to be a perfect compliment to the high energy exercise she always enjoyed, she went on to become a Lead Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES®, ZEN•GA® and Total Barre®. Brigitte Wrenn is a consultant for the Licensed Training Center at YMCAfit.

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