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Specialty Tracks

Focus your education – acquire new clients

Set yourself apart by becoming a Merrithew® Specialist in the field of your choice. Choose any of our nine Specialty Tracks, complete the required workshops and gain access to a whole new client-base. Plus, there is no time-limit on completing the components and you earn CECs at the same time.

Benefits of becoming a Merrithew Specialist

  • Develop specialty programming for your clientele
  • Discover the specific needs and modifications of unique groups
  • Explore how market segments differ from one another
  • Filter through the hundreds of workshop opportunities
  • Earn CECs while working towards your Specialty Track designation

Steps to becoming a Specialist

  1. A current STOTT PILATES certification at any level is required in order to be recognized as a “Specialist” in any track
  2. A total of eight workshops within each track must be completed to receive the “Specialist” designation

Specialty categories

  Active for Life   Athletic Conditioning

For those who work with very fit and accomplished athletes – learn to improve strength, power and agility, while challenging unilateral movement, weight transference and torso rotation. Take your clients to a new level of athletic performance.


Dance inspired programs help clients build strength and stability while improving balance and flexibility. Learn specially designed exercises that combine fluidity of movement with sound biomechanical fundamentals.

  Golf Conditioning   Group Equipment   Group Matwork

Teaching effective and inspiring group Matwork classes requires skill, creativity and a complete repertoire of exercises. Learn techniques and selections to maintain motivation and ensure improvement even with a wide spectrum of clients.


Learn to create Mat and equipment-based workouts that draw from a number of disciplines containing flowing, functional movement sequences. Workshops teach STOTT PILATES modifications and other exercises that focus on balance, control, functional movement and fascial restoration.

  Pre- and Post-natal   Post-Rehabilitation Conditioning


How far back do workshops count towards Specialty Tracks?

We will accept any workshops taken after January 1, 2007 as part of the requirement for Specialist recognition.

Can I take workshops to earn a Specialty Track Designation if I am not a STOTT PILATES Certified Instructor?

Any workshops taken prior to an individual becoming STOTT PILATES Certified is eligible for “Specialist” designation, however, status will not be granted until certification is achieved.

Do all Merrithew Education workshops count towards Specialty Tracks?

Only workshops listed under the Specialty Track Categories will count towards a designation.

Can I request a Specialty Track designation if I do not have a STOTT PILATES Certification?

A current STOTT PILATES certification at any level is required in order to be recognized as a “Specialist” in any track.

If I am not up to date with my yearly CECs can I request a Specialty Track designation?

If any individual completes all workshop requirements in any one track but does not hold a valid certification (i.e. yearly CECs have not been maintained), “Specialist” recognition will be granted only when certification is returned to good standing.

If I retake workshops in any track, will it count two times towards a designation?

Individuals are welcome to retake workshops to earn CECs however; it will only count once towards Specialty Track designation.

Things to know

Any individual wishing to receive recognition as a Merrithew “Specialist” in any track must submit the Specialty Tracks designation request form. If we are unable to verify that the required number of workshops has been taken, the applicant must submit documentation to support their request.