Wendy vividly remembers her first experience with her STOTT PILATES VHS and falling instantly in love with it. As a former collegiate athlete and coach, Wendy will never forget the day when she failed miserably at being able to do rolling like a ball and instead rolled more like an egg….or didn’t roll at all. From that day, she was hooked on the ever continuing challenge the STOTT PILATES method has presented her with!
After taking her mat and reformer courses, Wendy knew she wanted to become an Instructor Trainer and teach others to love the method as much as she did. As a former professional educator at the high school and university levels, Wendy loves teaching and ensuring that her students are “thinkers” and “processors” and can go deeper than just the words on the text, but really apply the knowledge and relate it to any given client’s situation.
Wendy has presented and consulted with many studios and institutions around the US and has given presentations at conferences around the nation on the Basic Principles of Pilates and Pilates for Kids. She also hosts a daily Pilates show on 5 City-Tv in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Wendy holds a Master’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Nebraska Omaha as well as a bachelors degree in Education from Concordia University. Wendy is a STOTT PILATES Lead Instructor Trainer in addition to being a Fully Certified STOTT PILATES Instructor for Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, Barrels, Injury & Special Populations and CORE. Wendy is also the co-owner of the Pilates Center of Omaha.
Wendy is also a motivational speaker and certified coach, who specializes in empowering Pilates studio owners and women entrepreneurs to create a profitable business and passionate lifestyle, through her Pilates, Passion, Profit coaching program. As a mother, entrepreneur, trainer and a coach, Wendy possesses the know-how and methods to get your studio filled up with clients, break the mold, live on your terms and run a successful business.
And yes…Wendy can successfully do Rolling Like A Ball now!
Dr. Bob Andersen has been in the performance coaching field for nearly 20 years and brings with him a vast array of knowledge and experience. He has expertise in performance training and functional movement as well as planning and implementing performance / strength and conditioning programs for all levels from aspiring youth to elite Olympic and professional athletes. He was Head Performance/Strength Coach at Nebraska Wesleyan University, Director of Performance Victory Human Performance, Director of the Sports Medicine Institute of Nebraska, and as performance consultant for numerous Universities, teams, clubs and academies.
Bob is now a Lead Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™, specializing in CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™, regularly teaching courses and workshops. He has earned a reputation as a dynamic presenter, expert instructor, and engaging mentor. He graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with bachelor’s degrees in Exercise Science as well as Psychology then received his doctorate from the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Ashlee has always enjoyed an active lifestyle as an avid cyclist, competitive swimmer, runner and tri-athlete. She fell in love with Pilates upon introduction as it was an excellent balance to her repetitive activities. A graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, Ashlee began teaching Pilates in college began. After graduation she taught in a number of studios which eventually led her to find the STOTT PILATES® method. She became a Certified Instructor in 2006 and an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™, specializing in STOTT PILATES in 2008. Ashlee is co-owner of Pilates Center of Omaha, the home of Victory Pilates.
Gigi is one-half of the heartbeat of Gigi’s Pilates Studio & Personal Training. A Des Moines native and fitness expert with more than 18 years’ experience, Gigi’s passion for fitness began early when she earned her Bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Iowa State University. Since then she’s added certifications as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), and the International Sports Conditioning Association (ISCA).Gigi also is an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES®, and is a certified breast cancer exercise specialist with the Pink Ribbon Program.
Lisa became a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in 2006 and an Instructor Trainer for MERRITHEW™ specializing in STOTT PILATES in Mat and Reformer in 2011, ZEN∙GA™ Mindful Movement in 2013 and Total Barre in 2014. She is an ISCA certified personal trainer, TRX trained, and also is a certified breast cancer exercise specialist. Lisa earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance with Honors and Highest Distinction from the University of Iowa in 2006. Lisa enjoys working with a wide range of Pilates clients; from those recovering from surgery to highly conditioned athletes. In addition to teaching Pilates, Lisa dances and performs professionally with several modern dance companies in Des Moines, and teaches dance to a variety of levels and ages.