- certified STOTT PILATES™ instructor in Matwork and Reformer, Group Matwork Specialist, Merrithew® Athletic Specialist since 2010, - certified Garuda instructor in Matwork, Garuda Apparatus A, Garuda Apparatus B, Garuda Apparatus Series 1, Garuda Sling since 2021
STOTT PILATES™ - is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates, is one of the safest, most effective methods of exercise available. It emphasizes the importance of moving mindfully— with intention, focus and awareness to connect the mind and body. A bit of a history: in 1988, Lindsay and Moira Merrithew opened their first Pilates studio in Toronto, Canada. Lindsay, President & CEO, focused on building and diversifying the business. Moira, Executive Director, Education, who had certified as an Instructor at the original Pilates studio in New York, began training clients. With a team of business and health and fitness experts, Lindsay created a vertical approach to the business with strict attention to detail at every level, from equipment to programming. Much of Merrithew’s equipment is manufactured and assembled at the company plant in Toronto, Canada.
I am happy to be a part of a Merrithew team, which is constantly developing and with it's high-quality education programs and cutting-edge equipment helps me to motivate people of all ages and life stages to lead healthier lives.
Garuda encompasses the principles of pilates, the grace and athleticism of dance. A bit of a history: James D'Silva, the creator of The Garuda Method, was born and raised in Goa, before moving to England to become a professional dancer. Since then, he has performed, choreographed and taught all over Europe and the USA. In 2000, James opened his own Pilates studio in London. He has worked with Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow, among others, and has also created fitness DVDs with Trudie Styler. Garuda offers a cardiovascular workout while drawing deeply on mental focus. The result is a stronger, leaner body, improved posture and true ease of both movement and mind. James D'Silva also invented Garuda Apparatus - a unique, versatile, and multi-functional. With its large split platform, chair attachment, increased range of movement within the framework and the outstanding adjustability of the pulleys, ropes, stability sling, bars and straps; it takes exercise, body conditioning to another level. Garuda’s results are increased strength, flexibility, coordination and endurance, with a greater sense of ease and well-being