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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.

Wataru Kamiizumi

Osaka, Japan

IT qualifications
Matwork & Reformer; CCB; ISP; Rehab; SPX; CORE™; Cadillac, Chair, Barrels; Halo® Training; Merrithew™ Fascial Movement

Additional credentials and designations
Physical Therapy


Wataru Kamiizumi is a Merrithew™  Lead Instructor Trainer, specializing in STOTT PILATES®, STOTT PILATES Rehab and CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™.

Having studied physical therapy, Wataru incorporates his many years of study and practice in with his knowledge and training in STOTT PILATES. He has used this skill set to successfully treat many individuals, from clients with domestic injuries to elite athletes suffering from sporting injuries.

Wataru teaches internationally and presents at conferences nationwide and is one of few instructors in the Asia Pacific region instructing the full STOTT PILATES repertoire. Wataru is the President and Founder of B CUBE and is a recognized leader in his field. He also dedicates his knowledge and passion to youth education by teaching at Kobe College, Takarazuka Musical Academy and many others.

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