After receiving her B.A. in English from Albright College, Reading, PA, in 1994, Susan B. Stack went on to receive her A.A.S. at Lane Community College (LCC) in 2007, as a graduate of the Professional Fitness Training Program at LCC (this program is accredited by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), which is the leading institute in Exercise Science). After completing several hundred observation and practical hours in fitness, rehabilitative and therapeutic exercise settings, Susan received her certification as a Health & Fitness Instructor from the ACSM.

Credentials & Certifications

  • April 2014: Merrithew Health & Fitness – Portland, OR
    Total Barre Instructor
  • January 2010: Pacific Northwest Pilates (PNWP) – Portland, OR
    Certified Level One Stott Pilates® Instructor – Essential and Intermediate Cadillac*, Chair*, Barrels*, Injuries & Special Populations*
  • October 2008: PNWP
    Stott Pilates® Injuries and Special Populations
    Level One* Certification Course – Taught by Melanie Byford Young
  • January 2008: PNWP
    Stott Pilates® Essential and Intermediate Mat* & Reformer*

 *Upon completing training in Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair, and Barrels and taking the Injuries & Special Populations course, Susan studied and took a practical and written exams to become a fully Certified Level One Stott Pilates® Instructor. Level One includes all essential and intermediate exercises.

Other Certifications

  • July 2010: Hoopnotica
    Hoopnotica® Certified Hoop Dance Instructor, Beginning Level 1 & 2
  • October 2010 (renewed)
    Red Cross First Aid/Infant, Child, & Adult CPR, Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • June 2007: LCC – Eugene, OR
    ACSM Certified Health & Fitness Instructor

Continuing Education

  • September 2012: PNWP
    Stott Pilates® Stability Barre Training Level 1
  • September 2012: PNWP
    Pilates for Dancers: Presented by Leslie Braverman,
    Lead Instructor Trainer, STOTT PILATES
  • December 2011: PNWP
    Stott Pilates® Matwork For Men
  • December 2011: PNWP
    Stott Pilates® Workout on Rotational Discs
  • May 2010: PNWP
    Thomas Myers’ Anatomy Trains
    Presented By: Lauren M. Christman,
    LMP & Certified Teacher of Kinesis
  • Summer 2009: University of Oregon (U of O) – Dept. of Human Physiology (HPHY) – Eugene, OR
    HPHY 313 Human Physiology I: Nerve, Muscle, Senses
    HPHY 316 Human Physiology I: Laboratory
    HPHY 314 Human Physiology II: Homeostatic Mechanisms (Cardiorespiratory)
    HPHY 317 Human Physiology II: Laboratory
  • May 2009: PNWP
    Stott Pilates® Lower Extremity Biomechanics and Gait Assessment Workshop
  • Winter 2009: U of O – HPHY
    ANAT 312 Human Anatomy: Internal Organ Systems
    ANAT 315 Human Anatomy: Laboratory
  • Fall 2008: U of O – HPHY
    ANAT 311 Human Anatomy: Musculoskeletal
    ANAT 314 Human Anatomy: Laboratory
  • May 2008: PNWP
    Stott Pilates® Knee Function and Stability Workshop