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Merrithew® Becomes CIMSPA Approved Training Provider Partner, Expanding Pilates Education Opportunities in the UK

Toronto, ON – – Merrithew®, a global Pilates education and equipment leader, is delighted to announce its partnership with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) as an approved Training Provider Partner. This collaboration marks a significant milestone in Merrithew's commitment to delivering exceptional Pilates training and promoting the benefits of mindful movement throughout the United Kingdom.

As a trusted professional development body for the sport and physical activity sector in the UK, CIMSPA plays a crucial role in supporting and enabling professionals and organizations to thrive in their respective fields. Merrithew Education has undergone a rigorous evaluation, aligning its courses and workshops with CIMSPA's stringent professional standards in the sport, fitness, leisure, and physical activity sector.

Becoming a CIMSPA Training Provider Partner opens up new avenues for Merrithew to collaborate with industry leaders and establish itself as a leading name in Pilates education. This esteemed partnership serves as a powerful endorsement, affirming Merrithew's commitment to providing top-notch training experiences and highlighting the value of Pilates in promoting a healthier and more active lifestyle across the UK.

In today's competitive job market, employers increasingly prioritize CIMSPA-recognized training when seeking qualified professionals in the sport and physical activity sector. Merrithew's achievement of CIMSPA endorsement solidifies its position as a trusted provider, with training programs that meet industry standards and offer exceptional value.

“Merrithew is proud to partner with CIMSPA to support the health and wellbeing of those in the UK through Pilates and mindful movement. This leading, well-regarded professional development body for sports and physical activity aligns with our vision to promote an active and healthy lifestyle with integrity and excellence. We believe this partnership will allow us to strengthen and expand our presence in the UK, raising awareness of the many benefits of Pilates and mindful movement,” says Lindsay G. Merrithew, Co-founder, President & CEO of Merrithew.

Through this partnership with CIMSPA, Merrithew is excited to expand its reach and raise awareness about the numerous benefits of Pilates and mindful movement throughout the UK. Fitness professionals, studio and gym owners, and at-home fitness enthusiasts now have improved access to Merrithew's world-class education programs, including select STOTT PILATES®, ZEN•GA®, Total Barre® and Merrithew Fascial Movement workshops. The CIMSPA endorsement assures individuals that these courses and workshops meet industry standards and provide unparalleled educational opportunities.

Merrithew takes pride in having 16 of its courses and workshops already approved by CIMSPA, and the organization remains dedicated to pursuing additional endorsements to expand its educational offerings. This collaboration enables Merrithew to provide improved access to its equipment and education programs, fostering the growth and development of the Pilates community in the UK.

Learn more about Merrithew's partnership with CIMSPA and visit Merrithew’s partner directory to see the list of courses and are endorsed.


The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) is the professional development body for the UK's sports and physical activity sector. CIMSPA provides leadership, support, and empowerment to professionals working in sports and physical activity, ensuring they have the knowledge, skills, and professional standards to succeed in their careers. By championing excellence and integrity, CIMSPA aims to inspire individuals and organizations to promote an active and healthy nation.

About Merrithew®

Merrithew® is the global leader in mind-body education and equipment. Founded in 1988, the company has trained more than 80,000 instructors and partners worldwide, developed six innovative education programs— STOTT PILATES®, ZEN•GA®, Total Barre®, Halo® Training, Merrithew Fascial Movement and CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training— and has produced an extensive line of professional and at-home equipment and accessories for personal and professional use.

In 2020, Merrithew launched Merrithew Connect, a video streaming platform featuring new and signature Pilates, fitness and mind-body workouts and training from its internationally-recognized team of presenters.

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