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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.

Vivian Zapanta

Vivian Zapanta Pilates
Makati City, Philippines

IT qualifications
Matwork, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, ISP, SPX. Total Barre™

Additional credentials and designations

Having taught aerobics, personal training, and body building for more than 30 years, Vivian is a well-known fitness professional in the Philippines. She became an Instructor Trainer for Merrithew specializing in STOTT PILATES® in 2003 and is passionate about teaching students across Asia. Vivian also is a Level 3 Franklin Method Educator. She takes a special interest in mentoring prospective Instructor Trainers and enjoys sharing her business knowledge from her years as a Licensed Training Center owner. Vivian holds a Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Physical Education "CUM LAUDE" from The University of Santo Tomas and also holds a Masters of Arts degree major in Physical Education in Centro Escolar University. She is an ACE GOLD Certified Personal Trainer and an ACE Group Fitness Instructor, and earned the prestigious title of Ms. Philippines in Body Building in 1988. With her years of training, skills and experience, Vivian considers herself to be a never-ending student, and loves to share what she has learned with others.

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