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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.

Victoria Roper

Real Pilates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

IT qualifications
STOTT PILATES® Matwork & Reformer

Additional credentials and designations
Sports Physical Therapist and rehabilitation specialist


Victoria became interested in STOTT PILATES® in 2010 when she took her Matwork course to work alongside her Sports Physical Therapy practice in a local clinic. She knew from her first day on the course – and an inspirational IT – that she wanted to eventually, with time and experience, do the same. Victoria became a Merrithew Instructor Trainer specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2013. Victoria now ties the Pilates method with her 10 years of experience as a sports physical therapist. The two modalities combined provide very strong and effective results. Patients also grow to love the Pilates side of treatment and often end up continuing after having been rehabilitated, some even becoming instructors themselves!

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