STOTT PILATES® Certified Mat & Reformer L1
I was introduced to Pilates as a rehab client after a spine surgery due to severe injuries I suffered over time while working as a flight attendant. While the back surgery enabled me to walk again, STOTT PILATES® enabled me to run, and function pain-free for a longer duration.
While working on my rehab in the gym, people would ask me to train them in Pilates, and just like that, I developed a client base! This prompted me to delve further into the subject and after a year of researching Pilates Training, I opted to take my training with Merrithew®. The rehab aspect, comprehensive curriculum and stringent exam process is what drew me to STOTT PILATES® at Merrithew®.
Once there, the training exceeded all of my expectations, each instructor trainer had something to offer, based on their experience, knowledge and understanding. There is so much research backing the courses and the modernized teaching approach encourages you to incorporate your own style.
I now have a far more detailed approach towards training my clients, and I know how to spot muscle engagement. I am able to offer more precise instruction, work with rehab clients and help clients target specific muscle groups essential for their recovery and wellbeing.
I never expected the training to take me this far, I have a loyal and adoring client base and prospective clients waitlisted for months. My training at Merrithew® didn’t just enable me to stand on my own feet, it enabled me to fly. The quality of instructor that I am today, I attribute to Merrithew® (the trainers, the staff, the clients and my fellow-students). I am very passionate about my job and my education. I’ve always been one to help people and my job enables me to do that.
My advice to anyone considering studying Pilates would be, if it’s your passion, follow it. Be curious, listen to your trainers, read and ask questions, your instructor trainers have so much knowledge to offer. Work with people who are not students, keep practicing and always be open to learning more.