STOTT PILATES® is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates. Lindsay and Moira Merrithew, along with a team of physical therapists, sports medicine and fitness professionals, have spent over two decades refining the acclaimed STOTT PILATES method of exercise and line of equipment. The refined method resulted in the inclusion of modern principles of exercise science and Rehabilitation – making it one of the safest and most effective methods available. STOTT PILATES is recognized as The Professional’s Choice by studios, fitness facilities, fitness professionals and the consumer market worldwide.
STOTT PILATES® incorporates modern exercise principles, and applies proven and accepted practices in biomechanics, rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement. After realizing the benefits of the concepts of the original Pilates method, and in collaboration with a team of physical therapists/physiotherapists, sports medicine and exercise professionals, the Merrithews dissected and re-connected this unique form of exercise into a comprehensive, systematic, contemporary approach to the original teachings.
STOTT PILATES exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints. This involves placing more emphasis on pelvic and scapular stabilization, and integration of all the parts of the body into one. As well, preparatory exercises and modifications allow the technique to be appropriate for many different body types and abilities, making it applicable to sport-specific training and everyday life.
The Five Basic Principles ensure the realization of maximum benefits from Pilates exercises:
– Pelvic placement
– Rib cage placement
– Scapular movement
– Head & cervical spine placement
OUR SIGNATURE STOTT PILATES® EDUCATION METHOD IS UNPARALLELED IN THE INDUSTRY FOR ITS THOROUGHNESS AND QUALITY.
Enhance your knowledge and expertise and increase your client base with a contemporary Pilates repertoire. You’ll be taught by experienced Instructor Trainers who can mentor you on your education path. Our training has often been called the “Ivy League” of Pilates education. It’s a reputation that we are proud of and a philosophy and method you can build a career on.
Starting your training, or continuing your training with STOTT PILATES begins with our Certification Programs. Whichever certification program you choose you will learn the STOTT PILATES Five Basic principles; effective communication and observation skills, verbal cuing and imagery for performance enhancement and client motivation; modifications for specific body types, postural issues and conditions; theory and practice of postural analysis; and exercise layering related to effective program design.
We welcome all Pilates and Fitness Instructors to learn and benefit from the STOTT PILATES teaching method with no prerequisites (i.e. these are not limited to STOTT PILATES Certified Instructors). With over 150 workshops to choose from, our introductory and continuing education workshops can supplement your current training and programming. They cover everything from the Fundamentals, Sport and Athletic Conditioning, to Rehabilitation and special populations.