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Can-Fit-Pro and STOTT PILATES® team up to establish Pilates world record



TORONTO, August 5, 2008 – Can-Fit-Pro and STOTT PILATES® invite fitness enthusiasts to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Pilates Class. The class will take place on Saturday, August 16 at 5:15 p.m. at the third annual Can-Fit-Pro Consumer Fitness & Wellness Show. Held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, in South Building, Hall F, this record attempt will be the grand finale of the show, in an attempt to create fitness history.

Consumers are invited to bring a Pilates mat – or buy one at the event – and join the 25-minute workout hosted by STOTT PILATES co-founders Moira Merrithew and Lindsay G. Merrithew. The class is free with registration to the consumer show or $10 without show registration and will be led by Moira, who is internationally recognized as a top Pilates educator, with Lindsay leading the development of the company’s innovative equipment line. STOTT PILATES is the world’s leading full-service Pilates company and celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

Known internationally as a leading health and fitness education provider and celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, Can-Fit-Pro has grown even further to attract a new market: fitness consumers. At the Can-Fit-Pro Consumer Fitness & Wellness Show taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, fitness consumers can enjoy a full day of amazing sessions, lectures, and activities to learn more about worthwhile issues such as nutrition, body image, wellness, exercise, and more.

“The creation of a new world record is an exciting way to celebrate the milestone of our 20th anniversary,” said Lindsay G. Merrithew, president and CEO of STOTT PILATES. “Pilates beginners and veterans alike will love this once-in-a-lifetime experience to create fitness history.”


About Can-Fit-Pro

Can-Fit-Pro is the largest provider of education in the Canadian fitness industry. Delivering quality education, certification, conferences, trade shows, and membership services, Can-Fit-Pro now has over 17,000 members and continues to grow. Can-Fit-Pro members include some of the world’s most renowned fitness professionals, health club operators, industry suppliers, and fitness consumers.

About Merrithew

Merrithew was co-founded by Lindsay and Moira Merrithew in 1988. For over 25 years the company has been dedicated to enriching the lives of others by providing responsible exercise modalities and innovative fitness brands across the globe. Merrithew’s premier Pilates brand, STOTT PILATES®, delivers best-in-class Pilates education and media to everyone from avid exercisers, elite athletes, and pre/post-natal clients, to rehab and fitness professionals, and is used by studios worldwide. Other high-end Merrithew fitness brands include ZEN•GA®, Total Barre, CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training and Halo® Training. Merrithew has trained more than 50,000 students in over 100 countries. Merrithew’s Media Division (MMD) produces print and video-based content for professional and consumer markets. For more information visit merrithew.com.

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Merrithew: Laura Fitch, laura.fitch@merrithew.com