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Merrithew™ brings first-ever STOTT PILATES® symposium to the UK



TORONTO, October 18 – London, England will be home to Merrithew' exciting UK Symposium featuring all-new STOTT PILATES® programming on November 25-27, 2011. This first-of-its-kind event in the UK will welcome fitness professionals and avid exercisers from all over Europe to attend three exciting days of innovative workshops presented by esteemed Merrithew Health & Fitness™ Master Instructor Trainers PJ O'Clair and Laureen DuBeau, as well as Lead Instructor Trainer Kim Kraushar. Participants will also have the opportunity to test drive cutting-edge equipment like the V2 Max Plus™ Reformer designed and manufactured by Merrithew Health & Fitness™.

"We are thrilled to be hosting the UK Symposium for STOTT PILATES® instructors and practitioners from all across Europe," says Lindsay G. Merrithew, President and CEO of Merrithew™. "Attendees will be among the first to experience brand new programming and they will have the opportunity to mingle with some of the industry's top instructors. Our Licensed Training Center in London is the perfect setting to expose our new programming to the Pilates community."

Merrithew™ offers a variety of fitness programs for professional and consumer markets. Over the past two decades, cofounders Lindsay and Moira Merrithew have built their business on the philosophy that responsible exercise is the foundation to a better lifestyle. The company's multi-disciplinary fitness brands are recognized by studios across the world – having trained over 30,000 students in the STOTT PILATES® method alone. From the creation of unique exercise modalities that span the areas of Pilates, Yoga-Fusion and Athletic Conditioning – to masterfully designing and engineering their high-end fitness equipment lines – Merrithew™ is a name synonymous with the highest quality and finest manufacturing materials in the health and fitness industry.

The UK Symposium will be held at our STOTT PILATES® Licensed Training Center, YMCA®fit, located at 111 Great Russell Street, London and will feature a line-up of over 20 exciting workshops. STOTT PILATES Certified Instructors will be given the opportunity to obtain their continuing education credits and complete workshops that will lead them toward completion of any of the five Specialty Tracks. This exclusive Symposium will bring together the Pilates community in the UK and Europe, giving them the chance to network with others in the field and build stronger professional relationships.

Since founding Merrithew Health & Fitness™ in 1988, Lindsay and Moira Merrithew have been committed to developing high-integrity fitness programs, products and services across a variety of disciplines that help people of all ages and abilities achieve a healthy lifestyle. One of their premium brands, STOTT PILATES®, delivers best-in-class equipment, education and media and is recognized as The Professional's Choice™ in the Pilates category. Merrithew'S Media Division (MMD) produces print and video-based content for professional and consumer markets. www.merrithew.com


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