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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.

Cate Vallone

C2 Pilates Training Center
Avon, Connecticut, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® 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 a Lead Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in Total Barre®, ZEN•GA®, Halo® Training and 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

The Green Room Pilates
Oceanside, California, USA

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

Additional credentials and designations
ACE, Level One Certification for FST (Fascial Stretch Therapy) from the Stretch to Win Institute

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.

Catherine Sanhueza Maldonado

Floating
Vitacura, Santiago, Chile

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

Bio

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

Cathy Liu

Cathy Liu

VIM Pilates Studio
Wanchai, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
Franklin Method Level 1 Educator

Bio

Cathy began her Pilates journey when she was looking for exercise to relieve her serious back pain. She started teaching after becoming a Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor in 2009. Her passion for Pilates and postural realignment continue to be the driving force behind her helping clients to enjoy exercise and improve their physical condition. Cathy has extensive experience in teaching a wide range of clients of all ages and backgrounds, including older adults and those recovering from surgery. She became a STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer in 2017, as well as a Certified Franklin Method Level One Educator. 

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CC Martin

CC Martin

C2 Pilates
Avon, Connecticut, USA

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® 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 a Lead 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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