STOTT PILATES® Matwork Interval Training, Level 2
Mix up your workouts and maximize power, endurance and metabolic
potential with this simple but effective series of Matwork exercises. Studies
show that in order to continue seeing results, long-time clients need to
challenge muscle memory and mix up training methodology. Sticking to
the same workout routine may cause them to plateau. Combinations of
movements integrate different planes and motor patterns in more intense
intervals, and provide more challenge once a level of stability and strength
has been established. Incorporate the theories of interval training and even
those who doubt the benefits of Pilates will ‘feel the workout’.
STOTT PILATES® Matwork Strength & Mobility
Comprised of a series of simple movements that challenge overall strength
and stability through the core and periphery, this workshop uses only the
body’s own resistance. Fundamental Pilates principles are added to less
traditional moves to focus on strength, alignment and correct biomechanics.
Appropriate for increasing strength and mobility, learn how these straightforward
sequences can be used to achieve increased functionality and improved
performance. Particular attention is paid to balancing mobility and muscular
balance in the lower kinetic chain, specifically the knee, hip, ankle and foot.
STOTT PILATES® Conditioning Towel Workout for Strength & Mobility
Discover how a simple tool such as a towel can transform regular Matwork
into an invigorating and energizing core training workout. This simple Pilatesbased
routine uses the support and resistance of a Conditioning Towel
to maintain form and make the exercises even more effective. The towel
functions to help increase range of motion around the joints and allows
muscles to lengthen effectively. This is ideal for those who are less
flexible. Scapular and shoulder stability are highlighted while core strength
and stability are built, enabling better performance in all other physical
activities. A wonderful full-body workout, these moves can be done
anywhere, and is ideal for travel or at-home practice.
STOTT PILATES® Athletic Conditioning for Strength & Agility on the
Sometimes all you need is a mat to get an intense full-body workout. This
routine demonstrates how to create dynamic movement sequences that
take full advantage of the body’s own weight and gravity. These moves are
guaranteed to develop ultimate strength and stability particularly through
the core, including the lumbo-pelvic region. The workout features an intense
abdominal series, sequences with rotation and mobilization as well as a
section dedicated to front and side planks. Let this energetic routine boost
your stamina, power and control all on its own.
STOTT PILATES® Matwork Flow Conditioning Sequence Workout
Bring a sense of flow to any STOTT PILATES Matwork routine with this
enlightening workout. By using transitions with the breath, discover
sequences designed to increase overall body conditioning and control.
Exercises are selected to improve strength and stability along with flexibility
and suppleness without the monotony of sets and reps. Use this powerful
program to create a toned and streamlined body with a focused and calm
STOTT PILATES® Matwork Flow with Weights
In this workout learn to incorporate small, handheld weights into a flowing
series of Matwork exercises. Alone, the fluid sequences can condition both
the mind and body, but the addition of external resistance brings an even
greater sense of power and strength to this workout. The addition of weights
creates a greater awareness of the periphery, while the essential breath
patterns maintain mindfulness of the quality of movement. Use this program
to enrich any Mat workout from the beginner to the advanced level.
STOTT PILATES® Functional Fitness Circle®
Long used as a staple in private or group training sessions, learn how the
Fitness Circle can be incorporated in a series of less traditional Matwork
exercises. Discover how modifications can focus on strength, alignment and
correct biomechanics. The resistance ring adds challenge to the peripheral
limbs, activates the core and helps achieve increased functionality and improved
performance. The Fitness Circle reinforces correct muscle firing patterns and
helps ensure correct positioning while adding an element of fun and variety
to each workout.
STOTT PILATES® Pilates with the Medicine Ball
The medicine ball is a staple in any traditional fitness routine. Now, learn
how you can use this simple prop to add the elements of intensity and
challenge to your Pilates workout. This innovative program takes tried and
true STOTT PILATES Matwork moves and mixes them up with the portable
weight of the medicine ball—resulting in unique variations and dynamic
combinations sure to give a boost to any fitness routine.
STOTT PILATES® Reformer & Fitness Circle®
Seasoned instructors already recognize the benefits of incorporating the
Fitness Circle in most Matwork sessions. Now, learn how the resistance ring
can bring the same variety and challenge into group or private Reformer
settings. Discover modifications that bring focus to a different aspect of
many traditional exercises. Add more challenge to adductors and abductors
of the peripheral limbs as well as assist in activating the core. The addition
of the Fitness Circle reinforces correct muscle firing patterns and helps
ensure correct positioning while adding an element of fun and variety to
STOTT PILATES® Reformer & Padded Platform Extender
The Reformer can be an outstanding tool to train and condition exercisers of
any fitness level. In this workshop, learn how to make this training even more
customizable by adding the Padded Platform Extender and Pole in a variety
of ways. As a platform, discover how the Extender can be used for sitting,
standing or kneeling exercises. Also learn how the Pole brings focus to maintaining
optimal scapular stability and promoting desired movement patterns.
This session is brimming with new programming ideas to ‘extend’ options in
group and private training settings.
STOTT PILATES® Jumpboard Strength & Conditioning
This workout highlights the Jumpboard’s versatile ability to place a major
emphasis on programming to improve the strength and stability of hip, knee
and ankle joints in both supine and standing positions. Increased spring
resistance emphasizes strengthening of the arms and shoulder girdle and the
legs. The Jumpboard is used as a stable platform to focus on proper
biomechanics of the entire lower kinetic chain, allowing the hip joint to be
in a more anatomically neutral alignment when transferring forces from the
soles of the feet up through the body. It also serves as a firm support when
doing standing work. Individual components of this workshop are ideal as
a warm up before any sports activity, or as complete workout.
STOTT PILATES® Programming on the Tower Trainer™
Designed and engineered by Merrithew Health & Fitness™, the new
Tower Trainer is a unique piece of equipment that can provide resistance
or assistance to any fundamental workout routine. The spring-equipped
tower and mat combination is ideal to improve balance, strength and flexibility
while developing critical core stability. A hybrid of Pilates, dance and
traditional fitness moves, this workout utilizes the various elements of the
unit to provide modifications and variations using the bar, springs and straps.
The Arc Barrel facilitates a series of modifications to Matwork that add to the
repertoire of this piece. Learn how to make necessary adjustments in order to
customize exercises for each client or group requirement.
STOTT PILATES® Core Stability Barre™ Training Level 1
This fun and exciting new workout focuses on building strength and stability
as well as improving balance and flexibility with unique exercises derived from
the best of the dance world. Learn how the elements of dance are combined
with the fundamentals of STOTT PILATES resulting in a fluid, flowing routine
that challenges the strength and stamina of the entire body. Small props are
incorporated along with the exclusively designed Core Stability Barre to
create a workout that will bring out the dancer in everyone.
STOTT PILATES® Core Stability Barre™ Training Level 2
This unique and highly effective workout offers sound biomechanical
principles alongside current concepts in functional fitness and dance training
while incorporating the Foam Roller™, Mini Stability Ball™ and Toning Balls™.
Using the support of the exclusively engineered Core Stability Barre Trainer,
this workout will continue building strength and stability as well as improving
balance and flexibility. Bring out the dancer in yourself and your clients with
this series of fluid exercises that combine the best of the dance world with
the foundations of STOTT PILATES.
STOTT PILATES® Core Stability Barre™ Training with Reformer &
This program is designed to develop stamina and control along with
cardiovascular fitness and endurance. Experience how this program presents
elements of dance and flexibility training with the solid foundations of
STOTT PILATES in a workout like none other. The Cardio-Tramp Rebounder
serves as the sturdy barre support as well as a resilient platform for rebounding
work. Learn how this all-in-one workout can provide challenge and
novelty to any private or group training session.
STOTT PILATES® Seated Pilates for Functional Health
When working with older exercisers, programs need to be adjusted, sometimes
dramatically, to accommodate those with limited mobility. Using light
hand-held weights, this workout targets core strength and stability along
with peripheral joint mobilization all from a seated position. Exercises are
designed to re-connect mind and body, target and improve the functional
capacity of the older participant through graded strength training, proprioceptive
awareness and joint range of motion, as well as bring about a general
sense of well-being. Discover how to maximize functional health, balance,
coordination and flexibility in a workout aimed at keeping the body moving.
STOTT PILATES® Reformer Intervals on the Jumpboard: Ideal for Teens
Now more than ever, young people need targeted exercise programs to keep
them interested and committing to a regular program. Using the padded
surface of the Jumpboard and the spring resistance of the Reformer, see how
engaging yet challenging sessions can be created for this group. Jumping
interval segments that focus on core strength, speed and agility as well as
power are combined with specific strengthening exercises for arms and legs.
Discover how to gear teaching and correcting cues to this client group with
exercises like ‘Walking on the Ceiling’ and ‘Crouching Tiger to Superman’.
STOTT PILATES® Athletic Conditioning on the Reformer, Level 3
When you need an additional challenge, this high-level workshop will provide
the motivation and the means. An intense athletic-based program, discover
how the Reformer can function more like a traditional fitness tool as opposed
to strictly facilitating Pilates moves. The Reformer Box is featured in the long
box and short box alignments and exercises reflect sport-specific drills from
football, track, swimming, gymnastics rowing etc. This workout is ideal for all
level athletes or conditioned individuals who want to take their game to the
STOTT PILATES® Athletic Conditioning on the Reformer, Level 4
This extreme Reformer session draws from the unique and challenging
exercises from previous athletic conditioning workshops and intensifies them.
The result is a series of advanced-level moves that place a major emphasis
on strength and stability of the upper body. A progression of plank-related
exercises performed on the Padded Platform Extender reduce the height
advantage and increase the challenge to core strength. This demanding
program is presented more as a collection of exercises that can be woven into
any other workout and less as a full workout on its own.