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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.

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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Brooke Taylor

Floating
New York, New York, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
BA, BFA, ACE, NASM, AFAA

Bio

Brooke has been active in the fitness industry for the past 7 years and has been an Instructor trainer for Merrithew™ specializing in STOTT PILATES® since 2008.  She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a dual major, a BFA in Dance Performance and Choreography and a BA in Psychology.  While pursuing a professional dance career, she discovered a new passion for fitness and holds several national fitness certifications.  Her client work specializes in corrective exercise training, cardio respiratory training, weight management, and exercise performance.  

Cari Kapele

Floating
South Jordan, Utah, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
B.Sc, ACE, RN (Registered Nurse)

Bio

Cari’s comprehensive understanding of the human body complements her role as aInstructor Trainer, providing students with a unique, wide-ranging approach to fitness.  Holding Bachelor of Science degrees in Exercise and Sport Science as well as Nursing from the University of Utah, she has a well-rounded health background.  As an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor she is skilled at delivering proper attention to all clients, whether they opt for private or group instruction. Cari also owns Aspire Pilates Training Center in South Jordan, Utah.

Carita Lesche

Carita Lesche

Stockholm Pilates Center
Stockholm, Sweden

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

Additional credentials and designations
Massage, Naprapathy, SAFE

Bio

Carita lives and works in Stockholm, Sweden where she runs the Stockholm Pilates Center, a STOTT PILATES® Licensed Training Center since 2004. Carita has been an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew since 2004. She is now a Lead Instructor Trainer and possesses a wide-ranging field of experience. She is qualified through the University College of Sports as a Physical Education teacher and as a Dance teacher from the University College of Dance in Sweden. She is a Massage Therapist, a registered Naprapath practitioner, and a certified SAFE Personal Trainer. Carita excels at bringing her extensive knowledge to her Pilates teaching.

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Carlos Yuste Vaquerizo

Floating
Toledo, Spain

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, & Barrels, ISP; CORE™

Additional credentials and designations
Physiotherapy

Bio

Carlos Yuste Vaquerizo's high energy and youthful humor makes him an impressive motivator, displaying his passion in all aspects of his work. He became a Certified Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES® in 2006, and CORE in 2013. He has continually distributed his knowledge through teaching in Europe, South America and Asia. Carlos brings a high degree of knowledge to the forefront, with his advanced education and certification in physiotherapy from the University of Nursing and Physiotherapy of Castilla in Spain. Carlos continually strives for more and exemplifies his passion, as he is actively involved in management of the International Education Department of his affiliated studios. He is now a Merrithew™ Lead Instructor Trainer.