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Welcome to the start of something new. Born out of the intelligence and innovation of STOTT PILATES®, comes the start of a revolution in fitness—a change to the way we view and see mind-body exercise, and the impact it can have on the lives of our clients.  It’s a  new approach to mindful movement based on decades of exercise science that can train the elite athlete, help a marathon runner cross the finish the line or make getting out of bed easier in the morning, all without harming the body but still delivering maximum results.

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Mindful movement knows no bounds.

What is the Mindful Movement Revolution?

For us at Merrithew Health & Fitness, this revolution is really just beginning. At its core it’s a challenge to the fitness mindset that sees mind-body exercise strictly in the realm of the "zen set". The principles of Pilates have found their way into mainstream fitness… learn more

The Movement’s Roots

With lives getting busier, more complex with little time to “unplug” from work and stresses, the demands on every individual continues to grow. The need for time to reflect, to be present and to be mindful is greater than it’s ever been. When we started our company in 1988, we wanted to help people of all ages and fitness abilities lead healthier lives. That mission remains true to today. learn more

Be a part of the future: Join the Mindful Movement

You may be an established Pilates professional, fitness trainer, or someone who’s looking to make a positive change in your life and the lives of others. We have an education path for anyone interested in growing their career with mindful movement. join now

What is the Mindful Movement Revolution?

For us at Merrithew Health & Fitness, this revolution is really just beginning. At its core it’s a challenge to the fitness mindset that sees mind-body exercise strictly in the realm of the “zen set”. The principles of Pilates have found their way into mainstream fitness but the overarching ideology of an intelligent and mindful approach to all forms of fitness, has had a slower uptake.

What exactly is a mindful approach to exercise? To start, it’s the understanding that the body and mind are interconnected in everything that we do. Mindful forms of exercise help to reduce stress, bring a calmer state of mind through precise, controlled forms of movement and focus on breath.  Our premier fitness brand, STOTT PILATES is the foundation upon which our new and growing mind-body modalities are based. We combine the modern principles of exercise science with newer fitness practices such as fascial fitness, biomechanics of movement, functional fitness and core-integrated bodyweight training, all while maintaining the mind-body connection. Mindful Movement can be adapted to suit all ages, fitness backgrounds and abilities, helping professionals and clients lead healthier, more active and mindful lives.


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The Movement’s Roots

With lives getting busier, more complex with little time to “unplug” from work and stresses, the demands on every individual continues to grow. The need for time to reflect, to be present and to be mindful is greater than it’s ever been. When we started our company in 1988, we wanted to help people of all ages and fitness abilities lead healthier lives. That mission remains true to today.

STOTT PILATES, the foundation of our mind-body modalities, is the contemporary approach to the original Pilates method developed by Joseph Pilates, and is based on modern principles of exercise science and rehabilitation. Working with the concepts of the original Pilates method, Lindsay G. Merrithew and Moira Merrithew have collaborated with a team of physical therapists/physiotherapists, sports medicine and exercise professionals to dissect and reconnect this unique form of exercise into a comprehensive, systematic, contemporary approach to the original teachings. Ongoing R&D results in the inclusion of current and proven principles of exercise science and rehabilitation, making STOTT PILATES the safest and most effective training method available. 

Intelligent, safe and responsible

The root of the STOTT PILATES method includes preparatory exercises and modifications that allow the technique to be appropriate for many different body types and abilities, making it applicable to sport-specific and rehabilitative training, and everyday life. It is out of this rich, and innovative foundation of modern exercise principles that we have developed our growing family of mind-body modalities. Modalities that provide opportunities for personal trainers, healthcare professionals, group fitness instructors, athletes and other specialists to diversify their knowledge and cater to a wider client base. All of our modalities are based on our philosophy of effective and responsible exercise being the foundation to a better lifestyle.


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Expanding the mindful movement forward

As the needs of our community has evolved, so too has the mindful movement category. We are now charting the path for creating, educating and supporting new mind-body modalities. These new modalities include and are influenced by other fitness practices such as functional fitness, fascial fitness and high-intensity interval training, to name a few. We’ve taken what we’ve learned and developed over the last 25 years with STOTT PILATES and applied these principles in conjunction with ever-developing exercise science to create more high-calibre equipment, programming and education. The result are our new brands, ZEN•GA™, CORE™ Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training™ and Total Barre™ which continue to bring mindful movement into wider areas of fitness.

As we look ahead to the next 25 years, we see mindful movement growing to be a part of everyone’s fitness regimen. Our philosophy of providing responsible, safe exercise is unwavering and our goal remains to promote the integrity and credibility of our mind-body modalities to professionals and consumers worldwide.

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