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My name is Vita Merrick and I am the owner of Masterwork Pilates Studio.

My background and first love is dance. After 20+ years as a student, performer, competitor and instructor in Classical Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Flamenco, Irish, Ballroom and Swing, Pilates was a natural step to explore. I have also briefly studied various forms of Yoga and some Martial Arts ranging from Kajukenbo, Tae Kwon Do, Aikido and Tai Chi.

In 2003, I earned both my Mat and Reformer certifications from STOTT PILATES? and began teaching right away at the Columbia Basin Racquet Club and the Tri-Cities Academy of Ballet.
In 2007, I opened Masterwork Pilates Studio the first time. However, in 2010, due to life circumstances, I had to put the business and many other things aside. But happily, 2013 brought me back to this path I love... of learning more and more about Pilates and sharing my knowledge with others.
Currently, I am pursuing a full certification on all equipment through STOTT PILATES and trying to decide which method to explore next!

My feelings about Pilates is that it is as close to an art form as an exercise system can be. Just as Dance, Yoga and Marital Arts demand our full attention, the true work begins where most athletic systems end... with the mechanics. The flexibility of the Pilates system allows it to be molded to the unique needs of the individual, from injury rehabilitation to elite athletic conditioning and everything in between.

As an instructor, my greatest satisfaction comes from sharing the joy of movement with my students and seeing the real quality of life improvements Pilates makes in their lives. My personal philosophy is that movement is THE fundamental key, not just to health, but to happiness and overall wellbeing for everyone.
Always remember to...
Live in the Movement!