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All Instructors

Bernie Sidney

Floating IT
San Diego, California USA

Bernie Sidney is originally from Mexico City and earned her STOTT PILATES® certification  at John Garey Pilates Studio in Long Beach, Ca. where she was employed from 2000-2010. She became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2002 and has had the great opportunity to travel to Mexico, Spain and South America to teach courses. Bernie is a long distance triathlete and coach and has completed seven Ironmans and many Half-Ironmans. She now lives in San Diego, Ca. where she trains most of her clients.


Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels
ACE, AFAA, Spinning Master Presenter, Trigger Point Therapy Master Presenter, Triathlon coach

Bianca Bolissian

Merrithew Corporate Training Center
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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. She then moved on to become an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew, specializing in Total Barre, and a Lead IT for STOTT PILATES. 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.
Matwork; Reformer; Cadillac, Chair, Barrels; ISP; Total Barre™; Halo® Training

Bob Andersen

Victory Pilates
Omaha, Nebraska USA

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 Head Performance/Strength Coach at Nebraska Wesleyan University, Director of Performance Victory Human Performance, 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 Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training, 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.

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

Bridget Georgeson

Long Beach, California USA

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”.

Matwork, Reformer

Brigitte Robitaille

Studio Praxis
Montreal, Quebec Canada

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>

Matwork, Reformer