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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.

Takayuki Akatsuka

BCube
Osaka, Japan

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, CORE

Bio

Takayuki boasts more than eight years of solid professional experience in the fitness industry. He has shown exceptional client relationship-building skills, proven by his becoming the No.1 Instructor in Japan. A personal trainer since 2000, Takayuki became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2004 and became a Merrithew™ Instructor Trainer specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2009. He went on to become an IT for CORE™ Athletic Conditioning and Performance Training™ in 2013. He prides himself on having had professional dancers and athletes as his clients throughout his career.

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