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Merrithew Health & Fitness™ Brings the Latest in Mind-Body Exercise to New York City

Toronto – March 18, 2014 – The need for mindfulness within our daily lives continues to be apparent with much of the population constantly being busy and stressed out. This is possibly most evident in one of the world’s busiest cities, New York City. Just in time, leaders in mindful movement, Merrithew Health & Fitness™ (MH&F), will be taking their global symposium series, The Merrithew Mindful Movement Tour, back to New York May 2- 4, 2014. The Symposium will take a hand-picked team of sought-after Instructor Trainers to global cities to share the latest in mindful movement and exercise science from MH&F’s newest branded programs. 

Imparting the newest innovations in the fitness industry, the tour looks to inspire mind-body and fitness professionals to reframe their perception of mindful movement and will exhibit how mind-body modalities will benefit every type of exerciser, not just the ‘zen’ set of the population. 

“The growing awareness and participation in mind-body modalities is incredible,” shares Lindsay G. Merrithew, CEO and President of Merrithew Health & Fitness. “Where the company first began with STOTT PILATES® in the 1980s, we’ve been able to lead the industry by expanding the category, integrating mindful movement with other exercise styles. Through STOTT PILATES and our newest premium brands CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™, Total Barre and ZEN•GA™, we’re able to encompass other popular training styles all while maintaining the mind-body connection.”

“We’ll be offering more than 20 different foundational courses and workshops to challenge the fitness community and are especially excited to share the latest programming in Total Barre — it was the most popular training we offered last year,” notes Moira Merrithew, Executive Director, Education. “Regardless of what’s hot or trendy in the industry, we stand by our commitment to safe, responsible exercise. That being said, it’s great that our premium brands capture what the fitness community is actively engaging with right now while adapting and incorporating mindful movement with an emphasis on proper biomechanics and delivering effective workouts that are results-oriented.”

The three-day symposium will offer a wide selection of programming allowing attendees to tailor the event to suit their needs. Programs will be led by Master Instructors PJ O'Clair and Wayne Seeto with Lead Instructor Leslie Wall. Registration for New York is now open at www.merrithew.com/events/2014-symposiums/new-york.  In addition to adding new skills to their fitness toolkit, attendees can look forward to distinguishing themselves from other fitness professionals through specialized skills and also networking with some of the industry’s most inspiring individuals.

Recently announced, the tour will also touch down in Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 16 – 18, as a part of the Pilates Leader Programme. For information on other upcoming symposiums, visit www.merrithew.com/events/2014-symposiums

All large hardware, including V2 Max Plus™ Reformers, Stability Barres™ and other equipment used during the courses and workshops will be available for sale at up to 25% off of the regular purchase. For more information please contact equipment@merrithew.com

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About Merrithew Health & Fitness

Merrithew Health & Fitness™ was co-founded by Lindsay and Moira Merrithew in 1988. For over 25 years, the company has been dedicated to enriching the lives of others by providing responsible exercise modalities and innovative fitness brands across the globe. Merrithew’s premier Pilates brand, STOTT PILATES®, delivers best-in-class Pilates education and media to everyone from avid exercisers, elite athletes, and pre/post-natal clients, to rehab and fitness professionals, and is used by studios worldwide. Other high-end MH&F fitness brands includeZEN•GA™, Total Barre™ and CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™. Merrithew Health & Fitness has trained 38,000 students in over 100 countries. Merrithew’s Media Division (MMD) produces print and video-based content for professional and consumer markets. For more information visit www.merrithew.com.