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Instructor Trainer bios

The STOTT PILATES® 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.

Cate Vallone

C2 Pilates Training Center
Avon, Connecticut, USA

IT qualifications
Matwork & Reformer; Cadillac, Chair, Barrels; ISP; SPX; Total Barre™; ZEN•GA® Mat and Equipment; Halo® Training

Additional credentials and designations
BS, Human Movement Education, NSCA Certified Personal Trainer

Bio
Cate Vallone is an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew, specializing in Total Barre, ZEN•GA®, and Halo® and is a Lead Instructor Trainer for STOTT PILATES®. She has been teaching Pilates and somatic education in clinical and studio settings for more than 15 years, with a focus in post-rehabilitation and athletic conditioning. She currently owns two Pilates studios in the Greater Hartford, Connecticut Area. Cate graduated from Boston University in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Movement Education. In addition to her Pilates education, Cate has been trained in Craniosacral Therapy, Kinesiotaping, and Continuum Movement.

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Caterina Senecal

Intermountain Pilates Training Center
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

IT qualifications
Matwork & Reformer

Bio

Caterina began her STOTT PILATES® education in 2005, received her full certification in 2011 and became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2013. She was introduced to the STOTT PILATES method during her years as a personal trainer and fitness instructor. Caterina is devoted to helping people find a pain-free way to stay healthy and active.

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Catherine Sanhueza Maldonado

Floating
Vitacura, Santiago, Chile

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels

Bio

Catherine received her STOTT PILATES® certification in 2006 and became a certified Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™ in 2011. She specialized in training STOTT PILATES Matwork, Reformer, and Cadillac, Chair and Barrels.  

CC Martin

CC Martin

C2 Pilates
Avon, Connecticut, USA

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, Total Barre™

Additional credentials and designations
BFA, NCSA

Bio

CC’s experience and practice in the fitness industry has spanned over 20 years. She began as an aerobics instructor and personal trainer in 1992, teaching at various gyms and at UMass Amherst while attending school there. After graduating with a BFA, CC continued to gravitate towards fitness as a career. After becoming a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor, CC became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2001 and Total Barre in 2013. She is a valuable member of the esteemed Merrithew programming and presenting team. CC opened her first fitness and Pilates studio in Boston in 1999 and in 2005 opened a STOTT PILATES Licensed Training Center in Connecticut. She is now the proud owner/operator of 4 studios in the greater Boston, MA and Hartford CT areas. CC is NSCA certified and always strives to create results-driven workouts that are safe, effective, and fun.

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Chael Hilton

Perth, Western Australia, Australia

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, ZEN∙GA™, CORE™ and Total Barre™

Additional credentials and designations
BA

Bio

Chael is a long time STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor, having achieved this distinction in 2000.  She went on to become a Lead Instructor Trainer for Merrithew™. She specializes in STOTT PILATES®, CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™ and ZEN•GA™, and has been actively teaching courses, workshops and conducting exams throughout Australia ever since. Chael is the proud owner and director of CH-ilates located in Perth, Australia and also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Drama from Queensland University of Technology.  

 

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