Core Connection Studio founder, Merida Stover, began her Pilates education in 2007 in New York City. Upon completing her certification as a Master Trainer, she began providing Pilates instruction in Helena, focusing on providing personalized individual and small group classes. She opened Core Connection Studios Co in 2017 to share this attentive and professional instruction with others.
As an instructor, Merida is known for her ability to embrace participants of all ages and fitness levels and help them adapt Pilates exercises to meet their unique goals. She’s generous with her encouragement, and her positive attitude draws participants back, class after class.
With 15 years of Pilates study and continuing education in fitness, nutrition, Pilates, and biomechanics, Merida has a deep understanding of anatomy and kinesiology, which she easily translates for her students. She teaches not only movement in the class but also instructs her students on proper posture and best practices for daily living.
Merida likes to think of Pilates as “movement therapy.” Time and again, she’s watched her students gain not only physical strength, but also a new appreciation for their bodies and an overall sense of peace and well-being.