STOTT® PILATES is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates.
What is Stott Pilates®
Co-founders Moria and Lindsay G. Merrithew along with a team of physical therapists, sports medicine, and fitness professionals, have spent over two decades refining the STOTT PILATES method of exercise and equipment.
This resulted in the inclusion of modern principles of exercise science and spinal rehabilitation, making it one of the safest and effective methods available. This clear and detailed approach forms the basis for STOTT® PILATES training and certification programs. It’s used by rehab and prenatal clients, athletes, celebrities, and everyone else in between.
Stott Pilates Instructors go through a rigorous curriculum cumulating in a both a practical and written exam covering anatomy and movement principles along with modfications and comprehensive understanidng of the Pilates suite of equipment. Ongoing continuing education is required of each instructor and we have logged in well over 2000 hours in training.
Joseph Pilates Quotes:
“In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see a difference, and in 30 sessions you’ll have a whole new body.”
This quote was directed towards those clients that Joseph worked with who dedicated their workouts 3-4 times a week. Even if you cannot commit to 3-4 times per week - You will notice a difference after 1 session. You will start to feel stronger, posture improves and most even experience stress releif clearing your mind from outside chatter.
In Pilates the mind body connection is paramount.
“Concentrate on the correct movement each time you exercise, lest you do them improperly and lose all vital benefits.”
This quote emphasize the importance of doing each movement correctly - More is not Better.....More is just More. Stott certified instructors take pride in the fact that they have an eye for alignment and with our small classes (no more than 3 in a class) it allows us to make sublte alignment changes and bigger modifications when needed.
Remember: “If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old; if it is completely flexible at 60, you are young” & “Change happens through movement, and movement heals.” Joseph Pilates