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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.

Tessa Crofton

Tessa Crofton

West Coast Pilates & Health
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

IT qualifications
Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, SPX M/R, ZEN•GA® Mat/Equipment


Tessa Crofton is the founder and director of West Coast Pilates and Health Inc. which celebrated 15 years of business in 2015. As a well-known member of British Columbia’s Pilates community, and a valuable resource, leader, and mentor to instructors, Tessa has always had a passion for movement and physical health. She is a certified personal trainer, group fitness leader and strength trainer. In 2000, Tessa became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES® and ZEN•GA®. She also holds multiple certifications with BCRPA and Canfitpro. Tessa works with physiotherapy patients on the road to recovery, triathletes and fitness enthusiasts to enhance their athletic performance, and breast cancer survivors to rebuild their strength and spirit. Tessa practices Pilates and other mindful movement modalities to improve flexibility, strength and endurance in her own athletic endeavors. Her passion for learning and sharing continuing education has helped Tessa become a sought after teacher and Instructor Trainer.

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