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STOTT PILATES® Split Pedal Stability Chair™ wins about.Com 2012 readers' choice award for best Pilates chair

TORONTO, April 12, 2012 – Merrithew® announced last week that the Split Pedal Stability Chair™ has been presented the 2012 Readers' Choice Award in the Best Pilates Chair category. Now in its fifth year, the Readers' Choice Awards honor the best products, features and services across more than a dozen categories, ranging from technology to hobbies to parenting and more, as selected by its readers.

“We are very excited and proud that the Split Pedal Stability Chair is a strong favorite amongst majority of voters,” said Lindsay Merrithew, President & CEO, Merrithew. “These awards are a great way to keep a pulse on what our community thinks of our products. We aim to learn from every opportunity so that we can continue delivering quality products and services that our customers expect and which we enjoy bringing to market.”

Voting initially took place earlier this year which was followed by a second round of voting from February to March. To view the Best Pilates Chair award and all award winners, please visit

"This year's Readers' Choice Awards program had a record number of nominations submitted across dozens of categories and featured hundreds of finalists," said Margot Weiss, Managing Editor, "We are thankful to all our readers for their participation and congratulate Merrithew on their success."

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About Merrithew®

Merrithew® is the global leader in mind-body education and equipment. Founded in 1988, the company has trained more than 80,000 instructors and partners worldwide, developed six innovative education programs— STOTT PILATES®, ZEN•GA®, Total Barre®, Halo® Training, Merrithew Fascial Movement and CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training— and has produced an extensive line of professional and at-home equipment and accessories for personal and professional use.

In 2020, Merrithew launched Merrithew Connect, a video streaming platform featuring new and signature Pilates, fitness and mind-body workouts and training from its internationally-recognized team of presenters.

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