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.
Northeast Pilates Education Centers
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, Total Barre®, ZEN•GA®; Merrithew™ Fascial Movement; Halo® Training
Additional credentials and designations
ACE Certified, Programming Director Board Member for IDEA Health & Fitness, TRX Senior Master Instructor
Merrithew™ Master Instructor Trainer PJ O’Clair has been a leader and consultant in the fitness industry for more than 25 years. A valuable member of the programming team, PJ specializes in STOTT PILATES®, Total Barre® and ZEN•GA® Mindful Movement and is the owner, president and educational director of New England-based Northeast Pilates, a Merrithew Licensed Training Center. She is a featured performer and instructor in numerous fitness videos including over 30 titles with Merrithew. PJ won the prestigious IDEA Program Director of the Year Award in 2008 and was a finalist in 2007. She is a sought-after speaker and consultant at fitness conferences and spas worldwide – and has written numerous articles for industry publications. No matter where she goes, PJ takes her trademark enthusiasm, and dynamic personality with her.
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