MERRITHEW™ is dedicated to building high caliber, multi-disciplinary fitness brands for people of all ages, levels of fitness and abilities. For over 25 years, Lindsay and Moira Merrithew have built their business on the philosophy that effective and responsible exercise is the foundation to a better lifestyle. STOTT PILATES®, Merrithew’s premier Pilates brand, delivers high-caliber education with almost 38,000 students trained from more than 100 countries. Other high-end MERRITHEW™ branded programs include ZEN•GA™, Total Barre® and CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™. MERRITHEW™ is a name synonymous with the highest quality and finest manufacturing materials in the industry. Used by sports teams, health professionals, studios and fitness facilities around the world, the MERRITHEW™ equipment line is recognized as The Professional’s Choice™. Crafted with pride, precision and the highest quality components in the industry, MERRITHEW™ equipment is sleek, versatile, durable and engineered for maximum safety and effectiveness


MERRITHEW™ is proud to celebrate over 25 years in the fitness industry. As the company grows and diversifies we continue to broaden our portfolio of branded programming by introducing new and exciting forms of mindful exercise, including STOTT PILATES®, ZEN•GA, CORE™*, Total Barre® and Halo® Training all of which are recognized as The Professional’s Choice™ around the globe.

With the universal quest for longevity, an aging population, and the importance of combating obesity at an all-time high, people are seeking long-term health and lifestyle solutions. As the leaders in Mindful Movement™, MERRITHEW™ helps instructors gain knowledge that will meet these needs.

Quality Education is the key

We know that quality education goes a long way when trying to obtain new clients. Our curriculum, based on our tried and true philosophy that effective and responsible exercise is the foundation to a better lifestyle regardless of age of fitness level, is continually updated to ensure it complies with the latest modern exercise science and is relevant to fitness and health professionals, facility operators and clients.

Variety is the spice of life

Instructors who tailor their teaching approach to working with all walks of life, fitness abilities, ages and levels will be the most marketable.Specialty Programs are available for clients who are sports fanatics that want to build core strength; elite athletes that want to prevent or attend to injuries; rehab clients who want to enhance their fitness ability; and mature adults who simply want to make getting out of bed easier.

Intelligent Exercise. Exceptional Equipment™

As the world of fitness science moves steadily forward we continue to learn more about the human body – which in turn influences the design of our equipment and exercise methods. We take great pride in the superior design and professional craftsmanship of the equipment and accessories we manufacture and distribute, as well as the content of the more than 150 DVD titles we have produced for professional and consumer markets.

Founders’ Bios

Lindsay G. MerrithewLindsay G. Merrithew

President and CEO
Co-founder, MERRITHEW™

Lindsay Merrithew is the driving force behind the growth of MERRITHEW, and its premium fitness brands: STOTT PILATES®, ZEN•GA™, CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™ and Total Barre®. He was nominated twice for Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award and is a five-time recipient of PROFIT Magazine’s 100 Fastest-Growing Companies award.

In addition to directing and growing the fully integrated business from a visionary and strategic point-of-view, he has been instrumental in designing, producing and marketing the company’s extensive equipment and video lines. To date, he has developed dozens of commercial products and has executive produced over 170 fitness DVDs for the professional and consumer markets.

Lindsay is a member of Ontario’s prestigious Innovators Alliance for elite entrepreneurs, and is consulted regularly by the trade and business media. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is a graduate of the Juilliard School of Performing Arts in New York City.

Moira MerrithewMoira Merrithew

Executive Director of Education
Co-founder, MERRITHEW™

Moira Merrithew, together with President and CEO of MERRITHEW™, Lindsay G. Merrithew, has spent over two decades promoting the benefits of responsible exercise through their branded programming. Together with her team, they ensure all programming is aligned with current scientific and biomechanical research.

In addition to overseeing the Education Department, Moira is a content creator and featured performer in the extensive DVD series. A published author and media personality, she presents at numerous fitness industry events all over the globe. After an accomplished career as principal dancer with the City Ballet of Toronto and the Atlantic Ballet Company, Moira Merrithew went on to retrain and certify as a Pilates instructor under the tutelage of Romana Kryzanowska at the original studio founded by the late Joseph H. Pilates.


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