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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.

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Pilar Zuñiga Valero

Madrid, Spain

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork and Reformer; Total Barre®

Additional credentials and designations
Degree in Physical Education, Masters Degree in Health and Exercise


Pilar has been involved with movement from an early age. She began competing in rhythmic gymnastics at the age of 8, and later trained in professional ballet. Pilar abandoned her ballet career due to a knee injury and enrolled at university. She has a degree in Physical Education and a Masters degree in Health and Exercise. Pilar was introduced to Pilates in 2006 and has been teaching ever since. She is a Merrithew Instructor Trainer in STOTT PILATES® Mat and Reformer and has been working for Akrostudio since 2016. She owns a studio in Ibiza, Spain.

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