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STOTT PILATES® Teaching Matwork to First-Timers


The introductory session may be the most important group Matwork class taught. This workshop, developed by the Merrithew team, provides the tools required to ensure this class is motivating, stimulating and will keep first-time clients coming back for more. Selected STOTT PILATES® Essential-level Matwork exercises are examined with an eye to maintaining pace and flow so participants ‘feel’ the workout, while still ensuring proper technique. The use of demonstration, imagery and concise cueing and correcting is discussed while focusing on group safety in the studio.

Learning objectives

  1. Apply the Five Basic Principles of STOTT PILATES to select Matwork exercises
  2. Understand how to entice clients through the introductory session
  3. Learn cues and corrections for safety and effectiveness
  4. Learn exercise variations and modifications for specific body types and how to incorporate them into a group class

Equipment used in this workshop

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