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This interactive workshop, developed by the Merrithew team, demonstrates how simple tools can expand the options available in any Matwork class. Learn select exercises from the STOTT PILATES Matwork repertoire and discover how the Arc Barrel, Fitness Circle® resistance ring and Flex-Band® exerciser can be used to create multiple variations and modifications. Learn how these props add challenge to the core and periphery and aid in developing programs for all ability levels. Learn useful tips on the application of these variations for specific body types, fitness levels and special needs as well as learn cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness.

Learning objectives

  1. Apply the STOTT PILATES Five Basic Principles to Matwork exercises using light equipment
  2. Understand how to use these tools to add variety, challenge, support and resistance
  3. Discover how to use small props to sculpt, strengthen and tone the entire body
  4. Explore exercise variations and modifications for specific body types

Equipment used in this workshop

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